Celebrations of MGR Devotees II

September 1, 2007
This is a Slide Show of celebrations of MGR devotees for the movies

Ninaithathai Mudipavan

Kudieruntha Koil

Idhyakani

Slide show mixed with MLTR sound track “That’s Why” from Paint My Love

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August 29, 2007

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Nadodi Mannan Revisted Part I

August 23, 2007


MGR’s one of the Block Buster movies Nadodi Mannan was re-released in Chennai last year. I have given some insight about the story, characters and also about the reaction of MGR fans.

Here is the reaction of MGR fans captured by the camera for the movie Nadodi Mannan.

Date : 4.8.2006
Time : 5 pm
Venue : Bharath Theatre, Chennai

As usual various MGR Fan clubs started to show their respect and faith in MGR. Garlanding the Big Cut outs, pouring Milk and Giving Sweet Pongal.

Involved Fan clubs:
(1) Kalai Venthan MGR Trust – R.Loganathan and S.S.Perumal
(2) Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Bakthargal – Yukesh Babu and Sathya
(3) Makkal Thilagam MGR Pothunala Mandram – Raj and Baskar
(4) Ponmanachemmal MGR Bakthargal – M.K.Venkat, B.Unni Krishnan, D.Kumar, G.Raja, S.Velu and others

They placed dozens of Stars, placards and paper cuttings – see the photos below.

Most of the fans were ecstatic when milk was poured over MGR. Some showed “V” sign. Note a fan out stretching both hands, feelings that he has seen God.

After the main function crackers are fired engulfing the whole area with smoke. All these functions takes place in middle of the busy Road. Watch the traffic!

Smokes Smokes Smokes

In the Middle of the Road

These functions are funded by their own earned money nothing came from the Party or Fan clubs as done by other Actors.

Ulagam Sutrum Valiban Records Part II

August 14, 2007

Ulagam Sutrum Valiban was released without posters because the then Government increased the Tax on posters and also increased the Entertainment Tax. (This invisible killer destroyed most of the Tamil film heroes of that time including Ravichandran, Muthuraman, A.V.M.Rajan, Gemini Ganesan, S.S.Rajendran etc. and also Mu.Ka.Muthu the most touted hero to replace MGR) the survivors were MGR and Sivaji Ganesan, who had large fan followers.

Here are few paper cuttings from 1973 giving the insight of the record created by Ulagam Sutrum Valiban.:

Eleventh Week record paper cutting:
Hail the Hero – Unparalleled in the annals of Tamil Cinema – MGR’s Ulagam Sutrum Valiban, never before such popularity.
Devi paradise 67 days or 201 all shows house full
Meenakshi (Madurai) 241 days Houseful shows
Agasthya and Uma and all over the South

Another Eleventh Week record this is from Thenagam paper dated 17.8.1973 note all the theatres mentioned here are from rest of Tamil Nadu and not Chennai.
Pandi – Thena,
Vellore – Lakshmi Theatre,
Kovai – Raja,
Erode – Central,
Madurai – Sri Meenakshi,
Dindukal – N.V.G.B.
Trichy – Palace,
Thanjavur – Raja Kalaiarangam,
Mayavaram – Gomathi,
Kumbakonam – Noor Mahal,
Karur – Thinappa,
Pattukottai – Murugayya,
Thirunelveli – Central,
Tutucorin – Charles,
Nagercoil – Pioneer Muthu,
Salem – Sangam.

Creating History in Box Office Record

11th week in Capital – Colombo, Sridhar – Yazhnagar, Vijaya – Matunagar

Magnificent Silver Jubilee movie Gloriousness of World of Tamil Cinema an Exemplar to the World MGR’s Ulagam Sutrum Valiban.

To be continued

MGR in Kadambathur

August 13, 2007

On Official matter I went to Kadambathur there was only two theatres showing Ajith Kumar’s new movie Kireedom and MGR movie “Ragasiya Police 115″ MGR movie was running in Kadambathur Kannan Theatre which is near the Railway station. The picture below encircled in Red is MGR movie poster “Ragasiya Police 115″

Celebration in Chennai

August 8, 2007

I made four video clippings of the celebrations that comes to nearly 10 minutes but the person behind me (who is drunk) spoiled the enthusiasm of the celebration uttering all the bad words in the world. I don’t have the software to remove the audio so I discarded the video and uploaded this nice ending to the Celebration.

Persons involved in the celebrations are Yukesh Babu, Sathya, D.Raja, D.Kumar they are from Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Bakthargal Trust, Chennai.

Mr.Baskar and B.S.Raj of Makkal Thilagam MGR Pothunala Mandram. Baskar is organizing such celebration right from the period of MGR while he was in Movie Industry.

An Event for God MGR

August 5, 2007

MGRism is religion MGR is God.

I planned to write the second part of Ulagam Sutrum Valiban records, but Sathya phoned me and passed the massage to be present in Mahalakshmi Theatre for the movie “Ayirathil Oruvan” I rushed to the theatre I saw gathering, most of them are not above 40 years. There was an event going on.

Yukesh Babu introduced me to some of his friends. Just then Sathya came by and thanked me for the visit. We went inside the Theatre, climax Scene Matinee show was going on. Yukesh pointed to a Big notice affixed it said, “No Camphor or Candle should be lighted” This was posted because of MGR fans.

41st Division Amma Paraavai garlanded the MGR cut out. After this Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Bakthargal Trust started there function. Which I recorded the whole function went for 30 minutes I shot only 10 important minutes. Some of the clips I will upload in my coming blog. Sathya started to put small garland to giant size garland for MGR the last garland was done my his mother, who is also a MGR devotee.

After garlanding MGR, they poured Santhanam or Sandal and finally with Milk then 1000 wala cracker continued. Passers by looked with awe on this function. Sweet Pongal were given to everybody who came to watch MGR starred Movie.

Theatre management gave a strict order not to use flowers when MGR frame flickers in the silver screen, they tried to convince the Manager and the Owner of the Theatre but they did not allow. Finally MGR Devotees boycotted the show and gave the tickets to the people who came to watch the movie.

Re-Release of One in One Thousand

August 3, 2007

Ayirathil Oruvan re-released in Mahalakshmi Theatre today (3.8.2007) before this, 3 days back MGR Fans garlanded the Coming soon poster!

The Theatre spent Rs.20,000/- to the new print for this particular release. Remember the previous with bad print, people still filled the movie hall. I expect a good return to the Theatre owners. More news about this movie in my coming Blog.

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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.

Records of Ulagam Sutrum Valiban

July 27, 2007

These paper cuttings are provided by Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Bakthargal Trust, Chennai. (From Old paper pardon for the poor quality)

Ulagam Sutrum Valiban was slated to be released in May 1st 1973, the above advertisement shows the fact. The ad has the names not only MGR alone he has given the credit of others also
Dialogue writer Sornam
Music Viswanathan
Lyrics by Kannadasan, Vali and Pulamaipithan,
Camera work by Ramamurthy,
Sets by Angamuthu,
Stunt by Shyam Sundar,
Photos by Nagaraj Rao,
Studio – Sathya Studio,
Editing by Umanath.
Direction MGR

Note there is no mention of Theatres.

The Second Ad shows the release date as 11th May 1973 and the theatres for Chennai city Devi Paradise, Agasthiya and Uma.

When you zoom the picture you can the see the various locations of the movie in the rail MGR holds.

To be continued

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