After a long time I contacted S.Kumar and asked him to forward the Box office details of MGR movies and other actors to my address. Within two days he gave lot of infos (giant size envelope). Which will be posted in the future.
S.Kumar, (from Brahmin community) who is actively involved in MGR re-release in and around Madurai city. I have already gave a detailed account please click here:
MGR Devotees from Madurai
S.Kumar, Secretary 36th Ward MGR Mandram and Thamilazhga MGR Manitheneya Mandram, No.2, Ramasamy Konnar Lane, Vadugakaval Kudatheru, Madurai-1.
Recently he was honoured by Cellur K.Raj, Secretary Madurai City AIADMK and S.D.Jayabal, Secretary, Madurai City MGR Mandram on 11.1.2008 in Panthadi 5th Street, Madurai.
And he was also honoured by M.Jayaraman, Madurai Puranagar District AIADMK Secretary. The function was conducted by Anna Thozhil Sanga Puranagar District on the Birth day function of Makkal Thilagam MGR presided by S.Murugan.
On the first death anniversary of Madurai Meenatchi Theater owner E.M.G.Soundarrajan a function was conducted on 24.3.2008 presided by S.S.Rajendran, Cho.Navaneedha Krishnan (former Vice Mayor) Madurai Mayor Mrs.Thenmozhi’s husband Gopinathan, film distributors and theater owners attended the function.
Madurai Meenatchi theater is synonymous to MGR movies. This is the photo of S.Kumar with S.S.Rajendran.
Kavalkaran and Uruku Uzhaipavan were re-released recently in Madurai Meenatchi.
The images of Periya Edathu Penn was forwarded by S.Kumar. Below is the ad placed in the News paper dt.10.5.1963.
Another image is the successful completion of 10th week of MGR movie in all the theaters including Madurai Sridevi.
This is the movie review which came in the Cinema magazine in 1963, pardon for the poor scanned picture.
The movie was crossed 100 days in Chitra, Crown (Chennai) 91 days in Mahalakshmi (Chennai), Trichy (theater name not available) 93 days, Madurai Sri Devi 10.5.1963 to 2.8.1963 – 85 days due to legal problem between the Film distributor and Theater management the movie was changed to City Cinema (Madurai) 3.8.1963 onwards – 55 days combined run 140 days. Since Madurai is MGR’s fort. Most successful records comes from Madurai there is no second opinion.
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