Archive for June 2007

Dubbed Movies of MGR

June 25, 2007

This is a comment from a Journalist, as a Fan of MGR I have to give the details of MGR dubbed movies in Telugu.

iam a telugu person. i don’t know much about thiru MGR. just i watch only 3 r 4 MGR’s movieswhich is dubbed in telugu. i remember 1)kondaveeti donga r kondaveeti simham (exactname i didn’t remember

The Movie list is below:

MGR’s Tamil movies were dubbed into Telugu and were released sometimes subsequently and aggregates to 60 moives.

Within brackets is Tamil movie name.

01. Alibaba (Alibabavum Narpathu thirudarkalum) 1956
02. Sagasa Veerudu (Mathurai Veeran) 1956
03. Rajaputhiri Ragasiyamu (Chakravarthi Thirumagal) 1957
04. Mahadevi (Mahadevi) 1958
05. Veerakatkam (Puthumaipithan) 1958
06. Anaka Anaka Oka Raju (Nadodi Mannan) 1959
07. Baghdad Kaja Thonga (Baghdad Thirudan) 1960
08. Desinghu raju katha (Raja Desingh) 1961
09. Sakthi patinarathu (Arasilangkumari) 1961
10. Jebu Thonga (Thirudathe) 1961
11. Yenaka Veerudu (Mannathi Mannan) 1962
12. Veera puthrudu (Thaiya katha thanaiyan) 1962
13. Baghya vantharalu (Nallavan Vazhuvan) 1962
14. Itharu Kodukalu (Thai sollay thatatha) 1962
15. Rajathi Raju katha (Rajarajan) 1963
16. Athirstavathi (Koduthuvaithaval) 1963
17. Thiyaga murithulu (Madapura) 1963
18. Ananda Jothi (Ananda Jothi) 1964
19. Hantharu Devaru (Dharmam Thalaikakum) 1964
20. Thongalu patina thora (Nithikupin pasam) 1964
21. Thonga Notalu (Panathottam) 1964
22. Indi thonga (Vettaikaran) 1964
23. Mukaramaiulu Muduaithulu (Parisu) 1964
24. Veeramarthanda (Vikaramadityan) 1965
25. Karanahanthakudu (En Kadamai) 1965
26. Katha nayakudu katha (Aiyarathil Oruvan) 1965
27. Kalam mariyenthi (Padagoti) 1966
28. Eavara Sri (Kalangari Vilakam) 1966
29. Thanmay pirpanjaleela (Thaiku thalaimagan) 1967
30. Kalachakaram (Panam Padaithavan) 1967
31. Anthulayani hanthudu (Thaiyin madiyil) 1967
32. Pellandapayam (Chandrodayam) 1967
33. Namatyenday (Nan Aanaittal) 1967
34. Kondibilla (Parakum Pavai) 1967
35. Sabash Ranga (Thanipiravi) 1967
36. Thopidi Thongalu (Mugarasi) 1968
37. Visithira Sogathargalu (Kudieruntha Kovil) 1968
38. Mangalya Vijayam (Thali Baghyam) 1968
39. Srimanthalu (Panakara Kudumbam) 1968
40. Thepagu theppa (Asai Mugam) 1968
41. Driver Mohan (Kavalkaran) 1969
42. Kondaindi Simmam (Adimai Pen) 1969
43. Perma manasulu (Anbae Vaa) 1969
44. Everipappai (Petralthan pillaya) 1970
45. Visithira Vivagam (Kannan en kadalan) 1970
46. Kadachari 115 (Ragasiya Police 115) 1971
47. Secundarabad C.I.D. (Thalaivan) 1971
48. Bandhipotu Bayangar (Puthiya Boomi) 1972
49. Pirana Senkithalu (Nalla Neram) 1972
50. Rikshaw Ramudu (Rikshawkaran) 1972
51. Logam Sutina Veerudu (Ulagam Sutrum Valiban) 1973
52. Kaithi pentini (Kanavan) 1975
53. Manjikosam (Annamitakai) 1975
54. Rangkali Rani (Kumarikottam) 1975
55. Kashmir Pulludu (Idhayaveenai) 1976
56. Perma Dharma (Idhyakani) 1976
57. Vanjraya thonga (Ninaithathai Mudipavan) 1976
58. Ethirleni kathanaykudu (Endru pol endrum vazhga) 1978
59. Dharmathmudu (Nedru Endru Nalai) 1978
60. Andamola sabatham (Neerum Nerupum) 1978

The film Mr.Mani Bushan mentioned is Adimai Pen. Out of these one direct Telugu movie was also released the name is Sarvathikari subsequently with Tamil version.

I have so far viewed only the Sarvathikari Telugu version and one dubbed movie Perma Dharma i.e. Idhyakani.

Locale of Ulagam Sutrum Valiban

June 24, 2007

Duet Song: Hong Kong

Duet Song: Japan

Is that Mount Fujiyama? Somebody tell.


Dolphin Circus: Japan

Floating Market Scene: Thailand

Enterance of 4th Heroine Mehta

An Ad

June 11, 2007

This is an ad placed by MGR film distributor in Tamil Daily.

Fights in Ulagam Sutrum Valiban

June 9, 2007

The First fight scene in Ulagam Sutrum Valiban takes place in a Hotel. This fight is good example for continuity and editing. MGR used tight close up for Manohar whenever he gets hit by MGR. His face swollen looks funny.

Click to view the fight scene between MGR and R.S.Manohar:

The second fight is with Justin in time for saving damsel in distress. The action takes place in make up room. MGR uses wresting technique to out wit Justin.

The Third action scene comes very late nearly hour, not noticeable in the movie. Action scene appearing late in MGR movie is very rare. The fight according to story is between Scientists so less action more comical.

Photo showing MGR in air.


The Fourth action scene is the highlight of the film to me. This kind of fight scene is very rare in Tamil movies. Nambiyar character is not in the story at first later he was included in the script which gave a nice grip to the story. Even though Nambiyar scenes are just 10-15 minutes in the story, but he was to take revenge in the Second part of Ulagam Sutrum Valiban (Kizhaku Aprivakil Raju) His greedy eyes and ferocious gestures resembles a Lion, his prowess and his teeth are still in my memory. His action to get the brief case containing the formula is noteworthy.

A perfect kick: (The entire fight scenes of this movie was shot in 1972-73 at the age of 55 and MGR was ailing from Cataract problem)

In one of the kick shot performed by MGR, after several times of video pausing revealed the rising frame is MGR and kick in the mid air and landing is done by MGR’s stunt double. Who is it?

The climax fight of MGR roller skates shows not only MGR fighting talent but MGR’s Editing and camera technique. The stunt double of MGR is perfect fit. MGR used a transparent black cloth to cover his face which is very useful in close up shots that did not reveal the stunt double. The reality of this fight is that MGR did not skate for one time, YES not even one time – but looks like he did the skating, said by V.Gopalakrishnan who acted as the Doctor.

Updated News

June 3, 2007

MGR Tamil Blog updated click here: http://allaboutmgr.blogspot.com/2007/06/blog-post.html

MGR movieclips updated with a fight scene click here to view: http://mgrmovieclips.blogspot.com/2007/06/kick-of-mgr.html