Archive for December 2006

God Father

December 30, 2006

After Reading the novel “The God Father” by Mario Puzo, the Character Don Vito Corleone is very much like MGR, some of the instances the Don faces in the novel has lot of coincidence.

M.G.Ramachandran Don Vito Corleone

Born in Kandy, Srilanka Born in Corleone, Sicily

Came to India due to Father’s death Came to U.S. after his father’s death

His Love for his countrymen and oppressed His love for his countrymen

Got Bullet wound, survived Got Bullet wound, survived

“M” stands for Maruthur his native place Corleone his native place

His attitude was Good for Good and Bad for Bad His attitude was Good for Good
and Bad for Bad

Talks Less Talks Less

Died in his own house called “Ramavaram Gardens” Died in his own house, and in the

70 years Old Nearly 70 years

Can I say that Mario Puzo took the incidents from MGR’s life? Or history that has to be happened, God only knows.


To be or not to be (God)

December 25, 2006

(This is said by Ravindran one of the story writers of MGR.)
In 1970 MGR was about to act in the Film named “Yesunathar” (JESUS CHRIST) a grand opening for the Movie was held then. MGR gave various poses as JESUS. A month or so, the film was dropped because MGR refused to act. The reasons what do you think will be? That MGR got a low deal or his call sheet problem?


When his story writer Ravindran asked MGR why did he turned down the offer, MGR said when he went to some villages he saw his still he posed as Jesus were used for worshiping. That he doesn’t like and that is the reason for turning down the offer.

When I read this 10 years back, I was not aware of the fact, daily I have to go pass over a Cycle store there were 3 photos hanging one was his father, and another was Annadurai and one was Jesus with a garland, as I usually go past the shop one day I went near and saw the photo garlanded was not JESUS it was MGR as Jesus. MGR thinking was right. As I mentioned in my previous Blog MGR used to symbol of cross and kept JESUS Idol in his private room.

Still the Leader

December 21, 2006

Students of Mass communication of Loyola College took a survey in recently getting the opinions from 2,943 people from all over the State of Tamil Nadu except the district of Nilgiris.


Name of the Chief Minister Percentage Years in Power

M.G.Ramachandran (MGR) 44.2% 11 Years
K.Kamaraj (a.k.a. King Maker) 31.0% 10 Years
M.Karunanidhi 14.5% 15 Years (Still in Power)
J.Jayalalithaa 4.2% 10 Years
Annadurai 3.2% 2 Years

Although MGR has left this World 19 years ago People still favour him as their Best Chief Minister, the position unchallenged. I thank those who voted.

Mythos of the Legend

December 20, 2006
A few months back, I had to talk with my Client (he is working as a Lineman in Telephone department) about his Mother’s Will probation and how much it will cost him. And I asked when she died, he went with it and the subject turned to MGR he said MGR died but living (confusing, I am to at that time). I asked to expound his theory he said, when MGR fell sick in 1984, he was rushed to Brooklyn Hospital in United States. There he died, but he was fitted with machines and the control was given to MGR’s wife Mrs.Janaki Ramachandran, and she controlled, the button is not mechanical one it is in a form of medicine (tablets).

Proper medication has to be given in proper time so that it will function properly. (What actually tries to mean is MGR has turned into to CyborgHalf human and half machine by the Americans, imagine the film like Robocop and Terminator)

One day (23.12.1987 night) MGR’s wife has administered the wrong drug and the machine ceased to function and it was reported that MGR was dead. After a week or so there was rumour that strange machine sound is coming from the Tomb of MGR. He said the sound was audible for a year and there is no sound now. This is his conception about MGR.

People of Tamilnadu by the end of 1987 and 1988 kept their ears to the Tomb and said they too heard that sound. They said it is the sound of the Watch that is ticking and some said it is code word of his Secret account in Swiss Bank.

What I thought in 1988 is that MGR has placed a look like person and proclaiming he is dead and retired and living somewhere in a remote village.


December 18, 2006

Most of us use to wear watch, where? in the Left Hand, ok, MGR wears the watch in the Right Hand and that too over the sleeve, his watch had a big Steel strap (he used for self defense, that watch is now placed in his Memorial house). He is a Watch lover, has a collection of varieties.

A peculiar habit of wearing watch in the Right Hand is followed by most of MGR fans even today, including me!

Holy Bible and Two Leaves

December 16, 2006

Why I am Relating the Holy Bible with the AIADMK Party Symbol. Read the lines from the Bible marked in Red and you will get the answer.

Genesis 7:1
The Lord then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found your righteous in this generation.

Take with you seven of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and two of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate

And also seven of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth.

Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.

And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him.

After forty days Noah opened the window he had made in the ark.

and sent out a raven, and it kept flying back and forth with the water had dried up from the earth.

Then he sent out a dove to see if the water had receded from the surface of the ground

But the dove could not find no place to set its feet because there was water over all the surface on the earth; so it returned to Noah in the ark. He reached out his hand and took the dove and brought it back to himself in the Ark.

He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the Ark.

When the dove returned to him in the evening there in its beak was freshly plucked Olive Leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the Earth.

Dove is used as a Symbol for Peace and the freshly plucked Olive Leaf is the accurate image took from the Illustrations from the Holy Bible (Illustrated Bible is very rare) of the Two Leaves. Another way MGR took his Political Party symbol from the Bible! (This was revealed by penname Mr.Ravindran he was a Muslim) After getting from bed MGR always put a symbol of cross. And this also show MGR’s through knowledge in Bible. The Two leaves are the reckoning of life has returned to Earth, a new hope, that symbol he used for his political life – a new life to the people of Tamilnadu, the promise he kept until his death.

Thanks to Paul and his wife by providing the Holy Bible.

A general Survey

December 15, 2006

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Alphabet and Tamil

December 11, 2006


Illiterates of South India definitely know 3 letters in English Language. They are able to identify the 3 letters from other letters and can understand what it is and who it is. The letters are g, m and r. Say MGR.

Few years back I went to a movie and my favourite movie, “உலகம் சுற்றும் வாலிபன்” in English “World Trotting Youth”, it was produced and directed by MGR. The title rolls on over Flower background and when the screen illuminated with Tamil words “இயக்குநர் எம்.ஜி.ஆர்” there was pin drop silence. Frames changes to English “Direction MGR” there were roaring whistle and applause.

M, G and R letters added like Adenine-Thyamine, Cytosine-Guanine in the DNA of the Tamils. It is inseparable and entwined.

Song Remix

December 10, 2006

My Favourite film “Ulagam Sutrum Valiban” first song I did this remix 4 years back using Virtual Dub. I dont know the hindi meaning of the song, but the lip movement matched, those who know hindi, please tell me what is the meaning of the song.

Statue of MGR

December 9, 2006

MGR Statue in Parliament

Nine Foot Bronze Statue of M.G.Ramachandran, the Former Chief Minister Tamil Nadu was unveiled in Parliament Complex on 7th December 2006. The Bronze statue was sculpted by Mani Nagappa and was donated by AIADMK. The statue was unveiled by Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, in the auspicious presence of the Vice President of India Bhairon Singh Shekhawat. The function was presided by National Leaders and various party members. Including BJP Leader L.K.Advani, Union Ministers Mr.Pranab Mukherjee, Mr.P.Chidambaram, Mr.Priyaranjan Dasmunsi and Mr.Jairam Ramesh, MDMK Leader Mr.Vaiko and all the AIADMK MPs and MLAs were present in the function.

A booklet was released on the occasion described Bharat Ratna MGR as a man of the masses who strived for their welfare. He was a remarkable politician, nationalist to the core and visionary Chief Minister. He strived ceaselessly for the betterment and welfare of the people, particularly the poor. A renowned actor, MGR propagated, through his films, high ideals, which he hoped would take root among the people. His Chief Ministership was recongnised for its contribution to the growth of higher education, systematic rural development, the mid day meal scheme and reservation for weaker sections. (Source The Hindu dt.8.12.2006)

Ms.Jayalalithaa, (General Secretary of AIADMK) said this is a historic occasion, which transcends all political considerations; everyone from Tamil Nadu should have participated. MGR was an illustrious son of India. He did not belong just to the AIADMK or Tamil Nadu but the entire country. Hence the Government of India honoured him with the Bharat Ratna.

As a fan of MGR I thank “Amma” for her painstaking work in unveiling the Statue of her Mentor in Parliament.