Finally after one month delay the 50th Year of Nadodi Mannan special edition book released yesterday. This is the real dedication by MGR Fan B.S.Raju. Nobody had the idea to release the book on the 50th year only B.S.Raj had done it to the love and respect for MGR.
The book contains rare pictures such as behind the scenes, Victory functions held in Madurai were MGR in the Chariot surrounded by 5 lakh people, cut outs in Paragon theatre, MGR entering the dais, getting awards, speaking to his fans, 14th day Ad, MGR in Nadodi Mannan make up, MGR with 5 ½ feet Silver Cup presented by the artist who participated in Nadodi Mannan movie (Now you can see this cup in MGR Memorial House, T.Nagar, Chennai)
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The news such as the function held in Madurai Thamukam grounds. Base of Nadodi Mannan by MGR, M.G.Chakrapani view on initial and final stages of Nadodi Mannan, praising words of Politicians from his Mentor Annadurai, Ramakrishna Hegde to the President of India, professionals from various fields and artists from Nadodi Mannan, including Banumathy, Sarojadevi, M.N.Nambiyar, P.S.Veerappa, Ramsingh, Kannadasan, G.K.Ramu (Cameraman) S.M.Subbiah Naidu (Music Director) rare news from Vellithirai Magazine, (1958) MGR and press meet in 21.5.1958. The records from first release (1958) and the subsequent releases from 1988 to 2007.
A word about this book and why was it delayed. In the third week of July B.S.Raju told me that he had done the preliminary work for the 50th year of Nadodi Mannan and the book will be released on 22nd of August 2008. Before the book went into print, B.S.Raju’s wife Vijayalakshmi was hospitalized. He tried his best but after 13 days she reached the lotus feet of God. On the final stage of the book all MGR Devotees and Fans came forward and stood behind him and gave the support. I have to thank Mr.K.P.Ramesh who called from Dubai consoled him and gave his best support for the release of this Book through his brother K.P.Suresh.
A book for 50 year Old film is remarkable feet. To my knowledge no book has been released for a 50 year old film and 50 year old movie Nadodi Mannan is still running successfully. We have to thank B.S.Raju for his Endeavour and successful finish of Nadodi Mannan special edition in midst of hurdles he faced, I feel that MGR spirit has helped B.S.Raju and that I also feel that MGR spirit will bless him.
Persons who like to buy this book can email B.S.Raju, email Id: firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of the book is Indian Rupees 20/-
This is for my friends Siva, Murugan Dharamalingam and Tamilan, who contacted me in mail and mobile about the Loyola College “Karathu kanipu”.
This is from “Dinakaran” Chennai edition.
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This is from Dinamalar, Chennai Edition.
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The most liked Tamil Actor is MGR with 21.3% and their most liked film is Nadodi Mannan. MGR has left the Cinema World 31 years back, and he left the World 21 years back but still people love MGR and gave him No.1 spot.