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MGR’s Success movies

February 25, 2009

MGR started his career in acting (small roles) from 1937. By 1947 his leading role movie Rajakumari was released. From 1948 to 1950 he has acted as Hero and as well as Second Hero character, then from 1950 to 1977 (or 1978) he was the Hero.

Total films released up to 1978 is 136, Hero acted movies are 117. In this 117, one movie is Telugu movie Sarvathikari and one Malayalam movie Jenovah. Both these movies are released in Tamil version also. The Tamil movies only taken into account that is 115. His success rate follows:

350 plus days – En Thangai – 1952

301 to 349 days – Nil

251 to 300 days – Nil

200 to 250 days – Nadodi Mannan – 1958

Enga Veetu Pillai – 1965

Ulagam Sutrum Valiban – 1973

Urimai Kural – 1974

175 to 199 days – Madurai Veeran – 1956

Anbay Vaa – 1966

Oli Vilakku – 1968

Adimai Penn – 1969

Mattukara Velan – 1970

Rickshawkaran – 1971

150 to 174 days – Rajakumari – 1947

Manthiri Kumari – 1950

Marmayogi – 1951

Malai Kallan – 1954

Kulabaghavali – 1955

Alibabavum Narpathu Thirudargalum – 19556

Thaiku Pin Tharam – 1956

Thirudathae – 1961

Kavalkaran – 1967

Neethiku Thalaivangku – 1976

125 days to 149 days:

Movie Name

Year

Mohini 1948
Maruthanattu Illavarasi 1950
Sarvathikari 1951
Andaman Kaithi 1952
Jenovah 1953
Chakravarthi Thirumagal 1957
Thai Sollai Thattathae 1961
Thayai Katha Thanaiyan 1962
Vettaikaran 1964
Panakara Kudumbam 1964
Deiva Thai 1964
Ayirathil Oruvan 1965
Kudieruntha Kovil 1968
Nam Nadu 1969
Ithaya Veenai 1972
Nallai Namathae 1975
Ithayakani 1975

110 days to 124 days:

Movie Name

Year

Kumari 1952
Puthumai Pithan 1957
Mahadevi 1957
Baghdad Thirudan 1960
Kudumba Thalaivan 1962
Dharmam Thalaikakum 1963
Ragisya Police 115 1968
En Annan 1970
Engal Thangam 1970
Kumarikottam 1971
Nalla Neram 1972
Netru Indru Nalai 1974
Ninaithathai Mudipavan 1975
Pallandu Vazhga 1975
Indru Pol Endrum Vazhga 1977
Meenava Nanban 1978

100 days to 109 days:

Movie Name

Year

Periya Idathu Penn 1963
Nithiku Pin Pasam 1963
Parisu 1963
Padagotti 1964
Mugarasi 1966
Petral Than Pillaiya 1966
Thedi Vantha Mapillai 1970
Neerum Nerupum 1971
Raman Thediya Seethai 1972
Sirithu Vazha Vendum 1974
Uzhaikum Karangal 1976
Uruku Uzhaipavan 1976

90 days to 99 days:

Movie Name

Year

Mannathi Mannan 1960
Arasilangkumari 1961
Koduthu Vaithaval 1963
Chandrodayam 1966
Kannan En Kadalan 1968
Nan En Piranthan 1972

80 days to 89 days:

Movie Name

Year

Nam 1953
Thai Magaluku Katiya Thaali 1959
Nallavan Vazhvan 1961
Pasam 1962
Panathottam 1963
Kalangarai Vilakkam 1965
Parakum Pavai 1966
Thaiku Thalai Magan 1967
Vivasahi 1967

70 days to 79 days:

Movie Name

Year

Panakari 1954
Kundukili 1954
Rajarajan 1957
Raja Desingh 1960
Sabash Mapillai 1961
Rani Samyuktha 1962
Madapura 1962
Vikramadityan 1962
Ananda Jothi 1963
Kanchi Thalaivan 1963
En Kadamai 1964
Thozhilalli 1964
Thayin Madiyil 1964
Panam Padaithavan 1965
Kannithai 1965
Thazhampoo 1965
Asai Mugam 1965
Nadodi 1966
Thanipiravi 1966
Arasakattalai 1967
Puthiya Bhoomi 1968
Kanavan 1968
Thalaivan 1970
Oru Thai Makkal 1971
Sangay Muzhangu 1972
Annamittakai 1972
Pattikattu Ponniah 1973
Madurai Meeta Sundarapandiyan 1978

60 days to 69 days:

Movie Name

Year

Kalai Arasi 1963
Nan Aanai Ittal 1966
Thalibaghayam 1966
Theru Thiruvizha 1968
Navarathinam 1977

50 days to 59 days:

Movie Name

Year

Kadhal Vaghanam 1968

Info: Number days for this movie is 56.

30 days to 49 days: NIL

10 days to 29 days: NIL

Days

Number of Movies

350 plus days 1 Movie
200 days to 250 days 4 Movies
175 days to 199 days 6 Movies
150 days to 174 days 10 Movies
125 days to 149 days 17 Movies
110 days to 124 days 16 Movies
100 days to 109 days 12 Movies
90 days to 99 days 6 Movies
80 days to 89 days 9 Movies
70 days to 79 days 28 Movies
60 days to 69 days 5 Movies
50 days to 59 days 1 Movie

MGR’s average movies (for me) below 100 days movies are re-released even now calculate for yourselves click here

MGR 1:25

January 10, 2008

MGR movie Ithayakani was the Block Buster film for the year 1975. Entertainment Tax was raised from 1973 and Tamil Cinema found difficulties. Here is an example, laudatory from one of the Tamil movie Producer Muktha Srinivasan on the achievement made by MGR films in 1975.

இதயக்கனி வெற்றி விழாவில் முக்தா சீனிவாசன் ( தயாரிப்பாளர் ) பேசியது.
நாள் 4.1.1976.

1975-ம் ஆண்டில் வெளிவந்த தமிழ்ப் படங்களில் மிகப் பெரிய வெற்றியைப் படைத்த படம் சத்யா மூவிஸின் இதயக்கனி இது தமிழ்ப் படவுலகுக்கு பெருமை. ஆகவே அப்படத்தை பாராட்டுவதிலோ கூச்சமோ, வெட்கமோ, தேவையில்லை. 1975ம் ஆண்டில் தமிழ்ப் படங்கள் 59 வெளிவந்துள்ளன. 8 அல்லது 9 படங்கள் 100 நாட்கள் ஓடி வழக்கமாகியுள்ள தமிழ் நாட்டில் 4 படங்கள் மட்டும் தான் கடந்த ஆண்டில் 100 நாட்கள் ஓடின. இந்தப் படங்களில் சென்னை மட்டுமல்லாமல் சென்னையை விட்டு வெளியூர்களிலும் 100 நாட்கள் ஓடிய ஒரே படம் இதயக்கனி மட்டும் தான்.

தற்போதுள்ள வரி அமைப்பின்படி, எந்த தமிழ்ப்படமும் நீண்ட நாட்கள் ஓடுவதோ – லாபத்தை தருவதோ இயலாத சூழ்நிலை உள்ளது. அப்படிப்பட்ட நெருக்கடியான சூழ்நிலையில் இதயக்கனி மிகக் சிறந்த படமாக கடந்த ஆண்டில் வெற்றி படைத்திருக்கிறது என்றால் அதைப் பாராட்டுவதில் ஏன் தயக்கம் காட்ட வேண்டும். 1975ம் ஆண்டில் அதிகமாக கேளிக்கை வரி செலுத்திய ஒரே படம் இதயக்கனி தான் மற்ற நடிகர்களின் 25 படங்கள் பெறும் வசூலை எம்.ஜி.ஆர். நடித்த ஒரே படம் பெற்று விடுகிறது. எம்.ஜி.ஆர். அவர்கள் நடித்த சாதாரண படம் ஒன்று 50 லட்ச ரூபாயை வரியாக செலுத்துகின்றது என்றால் அவர் நடித்த பெரிய படம் 1 கோடி ரூபாயை வரியாகச் செலுத்துகிறது. இதயக்கனி படமும் அரசுக்கு 1 கோடி ரூபாய்க்கு மேல் வரி செலுத்தியுள்ளது.

இதன் படி சர்க்காருக்கு மிகச் சிறந்த நண்பராக இருப்பவர் எம்.ஜி.ஆர். தான். அதிகப்படியான வரி கொடுப்பதின் மூலம், அரசாங்கத்தை ஆதரிக்கும் மிகச் சிறந்த நண்பராக எம்.ஜி.ஆர். இருக்கிறார்.

The Movie Ithyakani was released on 22.8.1975 all over the South.

The following movie halls hold the record for 100 days for this movie.
Chennai (or) Madras – Sathyam, Maharani and Uma.
Madurai – Chinthamani
Coimbatore – Central.
Salem – Alankar
Thirunelveli – Central
Trichy – Palace
Erode – Royal
Vellore – Krishna
Image from Thirai Ulagam issue dt.1.12.1975.

2006 Records

December 16, 2007

These are 38 MGR Films released from January 2006 to December 2006.

Thaiku Thalai Magan – 1 centres
Ragisya Police 115 – 3 centres
Raman Thediya Seethai – 5 centres
Anba Vaa – 4 centres
Thanipiravi – 1 cenre
Sirithu Vazha Vendum – 2 centres
Meenava Nanban – 4 centres

Netru Indru Nalai – 5 centres
Baghdad Thirudan – 1 centre
Vikramadityan – 2 centres
Kalangarai Vilakam – 1 centre
Idhyaveenai – 1 centre
Nan Anaiittal – 1 centre
Idhayakani – 5 centres
Chandrodayam – 1 centre
Nalla Neram – 1 centre

Neerum Nerupum – 1 centre
Vivasahi – 3 centres
Arasakattalai – 3 centres
Neethiku Pin Pasam – 8 centres
Puthiya Bhoomi – 2 centres
Ninaithathai Mudipavan – 3 centres
Thedi Vantha Mapillai – 2 centres
Nan En Piranthan – 4 centres
Periya Edathu Penn – 4 centres
Panam Padaithavan – 2 centres
Kudieruntha Kovil – 1 centre
Thozhilali – 3 centres
Thai Sollai Thatatha – 1 centre
Neethiku Thalaivangku – 5 centres
Nadodi Mannan – 24 centres
Mugarasi – 2 centres
Chakravarthi Thirumagal – 4 centres
Vettaikaran – 1 centre
Ananda Jothi – 1 centre
Kulabaghavali – 1 centre
Ayirathil Oruvan – 1 centre

Some Theatres which released the above movies are
(1) Mekala (2) Select (3) Liberty (4) Natraj (5) Albert (6) Baby Albert (7) Noorjahan
(8) Muralikrishna (9)Ganapathi Ram (10)Vijaya (11) Mahalakshmi (12) Kamadhenu
(13) Broadway (14) Minerva (15) Gopi Krishna (16) Golden Eagle (17) Sri Brinda
(18) Star (19) Bharath.

Note: Nadodi Mannan was released end of July 2006 and reached 24 centres in just 5 months.

Out of these 38 movies 31 were 3 shows.

Most number of Re-release record for any Actor. Unbeaten by any other Actor

Records provided by Ma.Ki.Venkat, (Organiser/Amaipalar – Central Chennai) Ponmanachemmal MGR Bakthargal Kuzhu and Thamizhaga Makkal Thilagam MGR Pothu Nala Mandram.

Madurai Celebrations by S.Kumar

November 26, 2007

These are the Re-release of MGR movies in Trichy, Madurai theatres. The photos are sent by Madurai S.Kumar an ardent MGR Devotee. He writes about MGR records in and around Madurai to several MGR books, special editions and in News Papers. A MGR fan wearing a Dhoti and checked shirt seen near “Ninaithathai Mudipavan” Banner is S.Kumar. Most of MGR movie records I post are given by Madurai S.Kumar.

“Ayirathil Oruvan” released in Trichy Star on 14.10.2007.

“Enga Veetu Pillai” released in Madurai Central and this image is taken on 28.10.2007.

“Ninaithathai Mudipavan” released in Madurai Meenatchi from 13.10.2007, this image on 15.10.2007. The following image is also “Enga Veetu Pillai” Madurai Central on 28.10.2007.

This movie “Neethiku Thalaivanangu” was released on 2.9.2007 Madurai Meenatchi note the various pictures of MGR.

MGR Pictures Ulagam Sutrum Valiban also released recently this Deepavali along with other New Deepavali release movies. As per the rule Survivor is the Fittest this movie completed second week (Photo soon in this blog) amongst other films such as Vijay’s Azhagiya Tamil magan, Surya’s Vel, Dhanush Pollathavan. These films failed to over shadow MGR’s old movie Ulagam Sutrum Valiban.

Another image of the same movie.

“Veetaikaran” released 19.8.2007 in Madurai Central, note the number of garlands and the size of the garlands. And also MGR unseen photo from the movie ‘Adimai Penn”.

Images are provided by S.KUMAR, Madurai-625 001.

I thank Mr.S.Kumar for allowing me to use these images in my Blog.

Records of Nadodi Mannan III

November 24, 2007

Nadodi Mannan was selected as the Best Film for 1958.

After Madurai Veeran, MGR Pictures Nadodi Mannan reached the 1 Crore Mark collection.

This was the first film to surpass 100 days for the second time re-release in the same theatre. Thiruvannamalai Krishna.

First and only movie released subsequently in 6 movie halls in Srilanka to cross 100 days.

On the function side, MGR was awarded from Anna Durai 110 sovereign Gold Sword. Late in 1985 he gifted the sword to Moogambigai Temple, Karnataka.

MGR is the first Director to get the Best Director award on his debut as Director.

Nadodi Mannan which was released in Salem Town is the only film which reached 25 weeks this record was unbroken until MGR became the Chief Minister.

This was the first Tamil movie screened continuously for 8 weeks in London.

Nadodi Mannan has run time of nearly 4 hours. It is the lengthiest MGR movie so far.

This movie Nadodi Mannan holds the record for the most number of Special Edition issued by 10 national Newspapers and the Indian Movie News of Singapore has also issued a Special Edition on the success of Nadodi Mannan.

And the first movie in the World to show a Political flag as a Banner.

All the Actors and Actress who participated in the film gave a memento, 6 feet Silver Cup which is now in MGR Memorial house.

Records of Nadodi Manan Part II

November 20, 2007

Name of the Movie halls surpassed more than 50 days:

Bangalore:
Apara 84 days
Sivaji 84 days
Navrang 56 days

Kerala
Trivandrum : Chitra 98 days

Ad showing the Success of Nadodi Mannan

Nadodi Mannan was released on Deepavali festive in Singapore and Malaysia, the record follows: Below is the Ad for Nadodi Mannan Release in Singapore and Malaysia.

Foreign countries
Srilanka :
Kingsley 106 days
Raja 107 days
Gaiety 106 days
Central 106 days
Plaza 112 days
Nawaz 101 days

Singapore:
Royal 50 days

Malaysia:
Kuala Lumpur Lido, Central all 50 days

Ipoh: Grand and Sun more than 50 days

Penang:
Royal 50 days

Taiping:
Lido and Rex 50 days

Records of Nadodi Mannan

November 19, 2007

Nadodi Mannan Re-released again. Some info related to Nadodi Mannan
Date of Release 22.8.1958

Name of the Movie halls surpassed 100 day:

Chennai:
Paragon 161 days
Sri Krishna 161 days
Uma 147 days

Photo showing the crowd when ‘Nadodi Mannan’ was released.

Salem : Chiteswara 180 days
Coimbatore : Raja 161 days
Trichy : Roxy 161 days
Madurai : Thangam 140 days
Erode : Krishna 133 days
Thanjai : Yagappa 127 days
Nellai : Popular 120 days
Thiruvannamalai : Krishna 113 days
Nagercoil : Poineer Muthu 105 days
Vellore : Taj 104 days
Karur : Ambikai 102 days
Kadalur : Muthiah 102 days
Dindugal : Central 105 days
Chitoor : Premila 100 days

will continue

Source : Nadodi Mannan Special edition

Vathiyar Feasts II

October 31, 2007

MGR’s Adimai Penn record :
“n the number two slot, in spite of heavy rains, is the re-release of the MGR classic Adimai Penn that took a decent opening.”

Click here for full reading taken from Sify.com

http://sify.com/entertainment/movies/tamil/boxoffice/fullstory.php?id=14552721

Yesterday and todays post are provided by Yukesh Babu (MGR Devotee)

Records of Ulagam Sutrum Valiban Part III

October 16, 2007


Box Office records created by MGR films were surpassed by other MGR movies and not other movies.

Ulagam Sutrum Valiban released on 11.5.1973 in India and abroad.

In six theatres the film went past 25 weeks they are:

  1. Devi Paradise – Chennai – 182 days
  2. Agasthiya – Chennai – 176 days
  3. Meenatchi – Madurai – 217 days
  4. Palace – Trichy – 203 days
  5. Raja – Coimbatore – 196 days
  6. Capital - Sri Lanka – 203 days


Reservation was opened in Chennai on 9.5.1973 and within 3 hours 100 shows were full i.e. 1 month. (The record still not broken by any movie)

Ulagam Sutrum Valiban movie still holds the first place of continuous 100 full shows followed by total number of house full shows in 30 theatres:

All these movie halls surpassed 100 days also.

Chennai Devi Paradise 217 shows & 329

Chennai Agasthiya 156 shows & 211

Chennai Uma 127 shows

Madurai Meenatchi 262 shows & 301

Trichy Palace 159 shows

Srilanka Capital 251 shows

Salem Sangam 175 shows

Nataraja 175 shows

Kovai Raja 182 shows

Shanmuga 182 shows

Nellai Central 120 shows

Kundanthai Noormahal 110 shows

Mayavaram Gomathy 102 shows

Vellore Lakshmi 133 shows

Pondi Rathna 166 shows

Erode Central 121 shows

Thanjavur Yagappa 102 shows

Karur Thinappa 120 shows

Pattukottai Murugayya 101 shows

Villivakkam Royal 131 shows

Dindukal N.V.G.P. 177 shows

Villupuram Babu,Sabitha 127 shows

Pollachi Nallappa, Kalaimagal 101 shows

Kadulur Ramesh, Kamar 133 shows

Thirupur Usha 117 shows

Bangalore Sivaji 121 shows

Bangalore Abayra 101 shows

Puthukotai Palaniappa 100 shows

Chidambaram Lena 128 shows

Thirupathur C.K.C. 128 shows

Kanchipuram Lakshmi 127 shows

Virudunagar Narayanasamy 112 shows


Other Country:

Singapore – Central – 150 days as 3 shows

Malayasia – Paramount – 112 days 3 shows


Trivia:

No posters, No advertisements in Radio, No ads in Newspapers including leading News papers such as Daily Thanthi, Malai Murasu.

People are standing from Devi Paradise theatre to Anna Statue on 8.5.1973 before the booking 9.5.1973. Police and Horse mounted Police were in action to control the crowd.

Within 3 hours of opening of reservation all the shows for 30 days were filled in Devi Paradise, 25 days for Agasthiya and 22 days in Uma. Record unparallel in History.

Ulagam Sutrum Valiban was also released in Chitra and Padmanabha movie halls in Trivandrum with 66 days and 28 days respectively. Totaling 94 days the record was not beaten by any Malayalam movie on those days

Ulagam Sutrum Valiban surpassed the record created by McKenna’s Gold which was released in Devi and grossed Rs.12,85,358.00 and MGR’s movie released in Devi Paradise grossed Rs.13,63,914.75 which is also the first Indian movie to break Mackenna’s Gold Record.

Ulagam Sutrum Valiban generated 1 Crore 35 lakhs in 40 theatres in just 6 months as Tax to Government. Calculate how much theatres should have earned remember it was 1973.

And it is also the first movie to generate tax more than 1 Crore in South Indian Cinema.

Source: Photos and statistics taken from various MGR related books, Special Edition of MGR movies 2005 and Enga Veetu Pillai MGR magazine. Provided by Yukesh Babu, Sathya of Sri Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Bakthargal Kuzhu.

Will continue

Fort of MGR

July 30, 2007

Madurai is historically a famous city and to MGR Madurai people are the first to introduce MGR Fans club in the year 1950, which later spread to all of India and the World.

MGR was very sentimental about Madurai. His first 25 weeks film was Madurai Veeran and his last acted movie was Madurai Meeta Sundarapandian. Many of the titles also came from Madurai some are KALIYUGA PARI and KALAI SUDAR. MGR contested from Madurai West constituency in 1980 and won by substantial vote difference. Madurai was said to be MGR’s Fort as far as the film and political life are concerned.


Madurai Central Theatre

Pictures posted here are taken presently and during the re-release of MGR films such as Kulabaghavali, Thaiyai katha thanaiyan, Engal Thangam, Ayirathil Oruvan, Ninaithathai Mudipavan, Nadodi Mannan, Ithayaveenai etc. Note the decorations on MGR.

The Film records in Madurai: Source Sarithiram Padaitha Makkal Thilgam MGR, Special Edition – released as Kalaiventhan MGR Bakthargal Trust Silver Jubilee Year Issue 2006.

46 films has crossed more than 100 days in Madurai alone and 6 films has crossed 25 weeks they are :

Madurai Veeran
Enga Vetu Pillai
Matukara Velan
Adimaipen
Ulagam Sutrum Valiban
Urimai Kural.

100 days films are

01. Rajakumari
02. Mohini
03. Maruthanatu Elavarasi
04. Manthiri Kumari
05. Marmayogi
06. Sarvathigari
07. En Thangai
08. Jenovah
09. Malaikallan
10. Kulabaghavali
11. Alibabavum Narpathu Thirudargalum
12. Thaikupin Tharam
13. Chakravarthi Thirumagal
14. Puthumaipithan
15. Mahadevi
16. Nadodi Mannan
17. Baghdad Thirudan
18. Thirudatha
19. Thai sollulai thatatha
20. Thaiyai katha thanaiyan
21. Neethiku pin pasam
22. Panakara Kudumbam
23. Ayrathil Oruvan
24. Anba Vaa
25. Kavalkaran
26. Oli Vilaku
27. Nam Nadu
28. En Annan
29. Engal Thangam
30. Kumarikottam
31. Rickshawkaran
32. Nallaneram
33. Idhyaveenai
34. Netru Indru Nalai
35. Sirithu Vazha Vendum
36. Ninathathai Mudipavan
37. Idhyakani
38. Pallandu Vazhga
39. Indru Pol Endrum Vazhga
40. Meenava Nanban

Madurai Meenakshi Theatre


Meenaksh Theatre another view

Information from MGR Devotee S.Kumar – Madurai

Meenakshi Theatre first film screened was Oli Vilaku, and MGR has attended various functions in Meenakshi theatre particularly on the 100th day function for Nam Nadu, 175th day function in Chinthamani Theatre, 175th day function in Central Theatre for Enga Vetu Pillai. And Grand Function for Nadodi Mannan in Thamukam Grounds in 1958.

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