Archive for February 2009

MGR’s Success movies

February 25, 2009

MGR started his career in acting (small roles) from 1937. By 1947 his leading role movie Rajakumari was released. From 1948 to 1950 he has acted as Hero and as well as Second Hero character, then from 1950 to 1977 (or 1978) he was the Hero.

Total films released up to 1978 is 136, Hero acted movies are 117. In this 117, one movie is Telugu movie Sarvathikari and one Malayalam movie Jenovah. Both these movies are released in Tamil version also. The Tamil movies only taken into account that is 115. His success rate follows:

350 plus days – En Thangai – 1952

301 to 349 days – Nil

251 to 300 days – Nil

200 to 250 days – Nadodi Mannan – 1958

Enga Veetu Pillai – 1965

Ulagam Sutrum Valiban – 1973

Urimai Kural – 1974

175 to 199 days – Madurai Veeran – 1956

Anbay Vaa – 1966

Oli Vilakku – 1968

Adimai Penn – 1969

Mattukara Velan – 1970

Rickshawkaran – 1971

150 to 174 days – Rajakumari – 1947

Manthiri Kumari – 1950

Marmayogi – 1951

Malai Kallan – 1954

Kulabaghavali – 1955

Alibabavum Narpathu Thirudargalum – 19556

Thaiku Pin Tharam – 1956

Thirudathae – 1961

Kavalkaran – 1967

Neethiku Thalaivangku – 1976

125 days to 149 days:

Movie Name

Year

Mohini 1948
Maruthanattu Illavarasi 1950
Sarvathikari 1951
Andaman Kaithi 1952
Jenovah 1953
Chakravarthi Thirumagal 1957
Thai Sollai Thattathae 1961
Thayai Katha Thanaiyan 1962
Vettaikaran 1964
Panakara Kudumbam 1964
Deiva Thai 1964
Ayirathil Oruvan 1965
Kudieruntha Kovil 1968
Nam Nadu 1969
Ithaya Veenai 1972
Nallai Namathae 1975
Ithayakani 1975

110 days to 124 days:

Movie Name

Year

Kumari 1952
Puthumai Pithan 1957
Mahadevi 1957
Baghdad Thirudan 1960
Kudumba Thalaivan 1962
Dharmam Thalaikakum 1963
Ragisya Police 115 1968
En Annan 1970
Engal Thangam 1970
Kumarikottam 1971
Nalla Neram 1972
Netru Indru Nalai 1974
Ninaithathai Mudipavan 1975
Pallandu Vazhga 1975
Indru Pol Endrum Vazhga 1977
Meenava Nanban 1978

100 days to 109 days:

Movie Name

Year

Periya Idathu Penn 1963
Nithiku Pin Pasam 1963
Parisu 1963
Padagotti 1964
Mugarasi 1966
Petral Than Pillaiya 1966
Thedi Vantha Mapillai 1970
Neerum Nerupum 1971
Raman Thediya Seethai 1972
Sirithu Vazha Vendum 1974
Uzhaikum Karangal 1976
Uruku Uzhaipavan 1976

90 days to 99 days:

Movie Name

Year

Mannathi Mannan 1960
Arasilangkumari 1961
Koduthu Vaithaval 1963
Chandrodayam 1966
Kannan En Kadalan 1968
Nan En Piranthan 1972

80 days to 89 days:

Movie Name

Year

Nam 1953
Thai Magaluku Katiya Thaali 1959
Nallavan Vazhvan 1961
Pasam 1962
Panathottam 1963
Kalangarai Vilakkam 1965
Parakum Pavai 1966
Thaiku Thalai Magan 1967
Vivasahi 1967

70 days to 79 days:

Movie Name

Year

Panakari 1954
Kundukili 1954
Rajarajan 1957
Raja Desingh 1960
Sabash Mapillai 1961
Rani Samyuktha 1962
Madapura 1962
Vikramadityan 1962
Ananda Jothi 1963
Kanchi Thalaivan 1963
En Kadamai 1964
Thozhilalli 1964
Thayin Madiyil 1964
Panam Padaithavan 1965
Kannithai 1965
Thazhampoo 1965
Asai Mugam 1965
Nadodi 1966
Thanipiravi 1966
Arasakattalai 1967
Puthiya Bhoomi 1968
Kanavan 1968
Thalaivan 1970
Oru Thai Makkal 1971
Sangay Muzhangu 1972
Annamittakai 1972
Pattikattu Ponniah 1973
Madurai Meeta Sundarapandiyan 1978

60 days to 69 days:

Movie Name

Year

Kalai Arasi 1963
Nan Aanai Ittal 1966
Thalibaghayam 1966
Theru Thiruvizha 1968
Navarathinam 1977

50 days to 59 days:

Movie Name

Year

Kadhal Vaghanam 1968

Info: Number days for this movie is 56.

30 days to 49 days: NIL

10 days to 29 days: NIL

Days

Number of Movies

350 plus days 1 Movie
200 days to 250 days 4 Movies
175 days to 199 days 6 Movies
150 days to 174 days 10 Movies
125 days to 149 days 17 Movies
110 days to 124 days 16 Movies
100 days to 109 days 12 Movies
90 days to 99 days 6 Movies
80 days to 89 days 9 Movies
70 days to 79 days 28 Movies
60 days to 69 days 5 Movies
50 days to 59 days 1 Movie

MGR’s average movies (for me) below 100 days movies are re-released even now calculate for yourselves click here

Enga Veetu Pillai Re-release

February 22, 2009

1965 movie of the year Enga Veetu Pillai was re-released in 3 theatres in Tamilnadu.

More than 750 people came to watch the first show in Pandian theater on 20.2.2009. The ad for the movie was placed in News papers only on 22.2.2009.

Today’s show in Pandian was Housefull and nearly house full in Muralikrishna. Friday news was forwarded by MGR Devotee Yukesh Babu, and the Sunday news by B.S.Raju (Pandian) and Sathya for Muralikrishna theater. The collection will follow soon. Enga Veetu Pillai movie was 44 years old and still drawing crowd.

MGR movies Record Trichy Part I

February 20, 2009

Like Chennai, Madurai and Nellai, Trichy also holds lots of MGR movie records. His first silver jubilee movie as Hero “En Thangai” was released in 1952 in Jupiter, was second best after Murugan Theatre in Srilanka with 50 weeks run.

 

When MGR was the Chief Minister he wanted to change the capital of Tamil Nadu from Chennai to Trichy but the plan was dropped.

 

The Information is passed by MGR Devotee K.Krishnan from Trichy. Movies that are over 100 days are given below.

 

From Rajakumari

 

No.

Movie

Days

Theater Name

Year

1 Rajakumari 168 Wellington 1947
2 Manthiri Kumari 146 Star 1950
3 Marma Yogi 151 Wellington 1951
4 Andaman Kaithi 133 Wellington 1952
5 En Thangai 182 Jupiter 1952
6 Malai Kallan 147 Wellington 1954
7 Kula Baghavali 166 Prabath 1955

 

MGR and Thangavelu in Thirudathae

 

No. Movie Days Theater Name Year
8 Alibabavum 40 Thirudargalum 158 Wellington 1956
9 Madurai Veeran 169 Jupiter 1956
10 Chakravarthy Thirumagal 140 Gaiety 1957
11 Nadodi Mannan 161 Roxy 1958
12 Thirudathae 140 Roxy 1961
13 Thai Sollai Thattathae 133 Jupiter 1961
14 Thayai Katha Thanaiyan 140 Palace 1962

 

Will be continued.

100th Week MGR Movie

February 16, 2009
Yesterday 15.2.2009 MGR and his fans has created a New World record by releasing MGR’s 100th Movie Oli Vilakku in Tutucorin Sathya Theatre for the continuous 100th week of MGR movie release. (Trying for Guiness)

By 4 pm the fans got the print of Oli Vilakku and the print was carried by an Elephant. The print arrived at the theatre by 5.30 pm. amidst the enthusiasm of MGR Fans and public. It was celebration time. The function was started late and the movie was projected on the screen by 7.30 pm. Theatre capacity is around 1500 but the people count came to 4000. Remaining crowd was staying outside the theatre got a glimpse of MGR’s smile and blessings.

The function was presided by Ma.So.Narayanan, Malliga Prabhakaran from Dharmapuri, Karupasamy from Palani, Kovai Duraisamy and others. We have to thank the owner Balakrishnan and MGR Devotee T.T.Selvan and others who tried and succeeded in this venture. Their name will be remembered with MGR.

The images and records will be posted in our blog soon.

Dinamalar News Click here to read

Under Common news the second one is the post on Sathya theatre.

If you have the Dinamalar tamil font the post is below I have copy pasted.

தூத்துக்குடியில் எம்ஜிஆர்.,படப்பெட்டியுடன் சைக்கிள் பேரணி: திரளான ரசிகர்கள் பங்கேற்பு

தூத்துக்குடி: தூத்துக்குடியில் எம்.ஜி .ஆர்.நடித்த படத்தின் படப்பெட்டி சைக்கிள் பேரணியாக தியேட்டருக்கு எடுத்து செல்லப்பட்டது. இதில் திரளான எம்.ஜி.ஆர் ரசிகர்கள் பங்கேற்றனர். “புரட்சித்தலைவர்’ என்று தமிழ்த்திரையுலக சினிமா ரசிகர்களால் அழைக்கப்பட்டுவரும், முன்னாள் முதல்வர் எம்.ஜி.ஆரின் திரைப்படத்திற்கு இன்றும் ரசிகர்கள் மத்தியில் நல்ல வரவேற்பு இருந்து வருகிறது. தூத்துக்குடியிலுள்ள சத்யா தியேட்டரில் வாரந்தோறும் ஞாயிற்றுக்கிழமை மட்டும் தவறாமல் எம்.ஜி.ஆர். நடித்த படம் திரையிடப்பட்டு வருகிறது.

இந்நிலையில் சத்யா தியேட்டரில் எம்.ஜி.ஆர் நடித்த படம் 99 வாரங்கள் தொடர்ந்து ஓடியதை தொடர்ந்து அவர் நடித்த “ஒளிவிளக்கு’ படத்தின் படப்பெட்டி தூத்துக்குடி நகர எம்.ஜி.ஆர்.மன்றத்தின் சார்பில் யானை மீது வைத்து சைக்கிள் பேரணியாக தியேட்டருக்கு எடுத்துசெல்லப்பட்டது. தூத்துக்குடி குரூஸ்பர்னாந்து சிலையில் இருந்து ஆட்டம்-பாட்டத்துடன் துவங்கிய சைக்கிள் பேரணிக்கு தூத்துக்குடி நகர எம்.ஜி.ஆர்.மன்ற செயலாளர் ஏசாதுரை தலைமை வகித்தார். சைக்கிள் பேரணி எட்டயபுரம் ரோடு, கீழரெங்கநாதபுரம், வடக்குரத வீதி, 2ம் ரயில்வே கேட் மற்றும் நகரின் முக்கிய வீதிகள் வழியாக சென்று முடிவில் சத்யா தியேட்டரை சென்று அடைந்தது.

சைக்கிள் பேரணியில் வக்கீல்அணி துணைசெயலாளர் நட்டர்ஜி, மாணவரணி துணைசெயலாளர் சரவணகுமார், வட்ட செயலாளர் பெரியசாமி, திருமூர்த்தி, மாநகராட்சி கவுன்சிலர் வீரபாகு, மாநில எம்.ஜி.ஆர்.சமூகநல பேரவை தலைவர் நாராயணன், டைரக்டர் நீலகண்டன், மாவட்ட இலக்கிய அணி செயலாளர் நடராஜன், மாநில அமைப்புசாரா தொழிற்சங்க இணை செயலாளர் பெருமாள்சாமி, ஜெபராஜ், செல்லப்பா, மகேஷ்குமார், சைக்கிள் ரிக்ஷா தொழிலாளர்கள், கைவண்டித் தொழிலாளர்கள் மற்றும் எம்.ஜி.ஆர்.ரசிகர்கள் உட்பட பலர் திரளாக கலந்துகொண்டனர்.

Thanks to MGR Devotee Yukesh Babu who passed this Dinamalar update.

Rare Images of MGR

February 9, 2009

Screen shot for the movie Rajakumari

This image is the screen test for MGR for the movie “Rajakumari” his first Hero acted movie which was released in 1947.

Srimurugan

A photo from the movie “Sri Murugan” the movie gave fame for MGR for his Siva Thandavam. After MGR became the Chief Minister he searched for the print. The original negative and positive were lost in a fire accident. What is left in the movie is the photos only. Look closely you can see the catwalk and focus light. MGR dances with Malathi.

artist_protest

The Indian Government in end of 1950s increased the tax on import of raw film which all the members of Cinema Industry protested. This was the protest done under the Leadership of MGR by the South Indian Actors Association. In the foreground from left to right is S.S.Rajendran, MGR and Gemini Ganesan, background the speaker is Sivaji Ganesan.

mgr_with_stick

In 1958 MGR when acting in a drama in Sirghazi met with an accident. This is very rare image, look how bulky MGR looks after the accident. To the right of MGR is B.R.S. MGR’s family doctor and to his left is Thirupathisamy.

padagotti

This is from outdoor shooting of Padagotti. Near to MGR is Director of the movie Prakash Rao.

padagotti_pose

This image is from the song book of the movie. In those days the production company also comes out with the song book. This one is from Saravana films.

padogotti_oldman

This is the disguise MGR used in the movie Padagotti. Resembles Periyar in this get up.

enga_veetu_pillai_royalthea

Enga Veetu Pillai was a mega hit movie of MGR. The victory function was celebrated in most of the theatres. This was taken during MGR, Saroja Devi and Rathna’s visit to Royal theatre.

enga_veetu_pillai_pose

This is from the song book of Enga Veetu Pillai. We have most of the song books released by various Production houses but we don’t have MGR Pictures Ulagam Sutrum Valiban. The song book was released in the shape of Earth. Those who have it please forward the image.

anbay_vaa

AVM’s Anbay Vaa was shot mostly in Simla and some scenes in Tamil Nadu Hill station. This photo is the shot for MGR to rescue T.R.Ramachandran from a wild horse. Look behind MGR lots of people watching the shooting.

rickshawkaran

This is the outdoor scene for the movie Rickshawkaran. The rickshaw race was shot in and around Anna Nagar. It was hot and humid Madras and the crowd was uncontrollable. My father was in the crowd too (not in this photo).

usv_outdoor

MGR with a Japanese child taken in Expo 70, Osaka. V.N.Janaki accompanied MGR with other actors for the movie Emgeeyar Pictures Ulagam Sutrum Valiban.

netru_indru_nallai

Asokan’s Amalraj pictures produced “Netru Indru Nallai”. This was during the pooja of the movie. Extreme right Asokan, P.Neelakandan the director, the person next to MGR is not known . Anybody knowing him please forward the name of the person.

pallandu_vazhga_raja

This photo was taken during the release of Pallandu Vazhga in Srilanka Raja Theatre. This photo is specially forwarded to MGR Fans by David from France.

sirithu_vazha_vendum

This photo is taken during the rehearsal of a song.

mgr_ntr

MGR and NTR, the two Chief Ministers from Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh respectively. Taken during a Telugu film. Look closely both are sweating and MGR’s shirt is sticking to his body. Year of the photo unknown.

mgr_in_us

MGR being taken from the plane and rushed to Down State Medical centre in Brooklyn. Only person I can name was Palani G.Periyasamy. Who paid $10,000 to admit MGR in that hospital.

mgr_bow

This photo is taken during a Government function. Where Chief Minister MGR stretches a bow.

mgr_matrix

Last year this 50 feet banner was kept in centre of Chennai. MGR head joined over Keanu Reeves body from the movie matrix.

Images are forwarded by B.S.Raju, Editor Urimai Kural, David from France, Venkatesan – Hardware Merchant, MGR Devotees Sathya and Yukesh Babu.

MGR entering Guinness

February 3, 2009

This month on 15th MGR movies enters the Guinness World Record for non stop MGR movie re-release. Unparallel in history.

Mr.T.T.Selvan of Tutucorin sent the Invitation to Mr.B.S.Raju, Editor Urimai Kural MGR magazine to participate in the function to be held on 15th February 2009. And he forwarded this invitation for our Blog viewers.

 

invitation_pg_1 guinness_logo

 

invitation_pg_2

 

Click here for the previous post.

 

A Special Post by B.S.Raju for the 100th day of Re-release of Ulagam Sutrum Valiban.

 

தமிழ்பட உலகின் பெருமைகளை உலகறிய செய்த வசூல் சக்கரவர்த்தி எம்.ஜி.ஆர்.

வெற்றி 100வது திருநாள்

சாதனை சரித்திரம் சகாப்தம்

மக்கள் திலகம் எம்.ஜி.ஆர். நடித்து – இயக்கி – தயாரித்த

எம்.ஜி.ஆர். பிக்சர்ஸின்

உலகம் சுற்றும் வாலிபன்

36 ஆண்டுகளில் 1973ல் வெளியாகி பல வெளியீடுகளை சந்தித்து மீண்டும் 17.10.2008 முதல் தமிழகமெங்கும் திரையிடப்பட்டு சாதனை

Image sent by MGR Visiree

சில புள்ளி விவரம்

100 நாட்களில் திரையிடப்பட்ட அரங்குகள் – 150

ஓடிய வாரங்கள் – 176

நடைபெற்ற நாட்கள் – 1232

வசூலான தொகை – 2.5 கோடிக்கு மேல்

நடைபெற்ற காட்சிகள் – 4600

தமிழகத்தில் உள்ள அனைத்து மாவட்டங்களிலும் 100 நாட்களில் திரையிடப்பட்டு ஒரே Old is Gold காவியம் உலகம் சுற்றும் வாலிபன் மட்டுமே.

இதுவரையில் உள்ள இந்திய சினிமா துறையில் இது ஒரு சாதனை.

இனி – எந்த நடிகராலும், எந்த இயக்குனராலும், எந்த தயாரிப்பாளராலும் நிகழ்த்த முடியாத சாதனை இது.

MGR smiles MGR smiles

Another Hot topic in Tamil Cinema. The title war between Vijay and Simbu. Recently Thamizhaga Arasiyal magazine, cover story is about the battle for the title for their movie name. Who will win the battle.

 

arasiyal_cover

This is the Cover page of the magazine. And also the review of the new movie of Vijay “Villu”.

 

cover story page 1

Written by R.S.Anthanan, the cover story starts with the styles and fame of Rajnikanth and then follows with the newer generation actors.

 

covery_story_pg2

 

This page about the topic and the reason.

 

cover_story_pg3

The magazine was forwarded by MGR Devotee Yukesh Babu. The magazine is scrumpled because nearly 50 people have read this copy on Sunday .

Kavalkaran in Natraj

February 1, 2009

This week Sathya Movies Kavalkaran was re-released in Natraj theatre. The print was satisfactory for MGR Fans but not for MGR Devotees.

Garlands for MGR

MGR acts a Police Officer, how he investigates the murder and mystery is the rest of the Story.

Devotees showing camphor to God MGR

As usual M.N.Nambiyar is the Villain and lighter role is done by Nagesh, the character is Doctor. In one scene he will be the Doctor, patient and Nurse.

placards kept by MGR Devotee Venkat

placards kept by MGR Devotee Venkat

MGR and Nagesh in a Function

Yesterday the great Tamil Cinema Comedian and Character artist Nagesh passed away. MGR fans will never forget the appearances, the spoonerism character in Enga Veetu Pillai, Kleptomania which helps MGR in Ulagam Sutrum Valiban, modern tailor in Urimai Kural, Servant role in Anbay Vaa. His first film with MGR was Panathottam and the last movie was Meenava Nanban. Nagesh a wonderful person who entertained us for two generations – may his soul rest in peace.