All MGR Fans assembled in Rani Seethai Hall by 5 pm. Pulavar Pulamaipithan and Nagai Dharuman inaugurated the Photo Exhibition by 6 pm.
MGR Fans were excited when they saw various MGR photos mostly unseen. Boomai Publications opened a Book Stall selling various Books on MGR, followed by Thangavel’s MGR CD stall.
Golden Jubilee Function badge was given to 200 MGR Fans and MGR logo Cap was issued to all MGR Fans by “Manithapunithan Makkal Thilagam MGR Bakthargal Kuzhu” Madurai District.
Nearly 1000 people came to the Function 50% of MGR fans are from Madurai, Thirunelveli, Tutucorin, Trichy, Coimbatore, Thiruvannamalai, Kanchipuram, Pondichery etc. It was a grand success for us in combining all MGR fans in one place.
First Time 6 bit colour posters were used for this function in Chennai.
First Time 6 MGR co-stars participated in this function.
First time MGR fans from 20 districts participated in this function.
First time Music orchestra was performed in Rani Seethai Hall.
First time all M.G.Chakrapani Family participated in this function.
First Time all MGR poets and writers assembled in this Golden Jubilee function.
30 Feet Banner was fixed, it was an eye catcher.
On Screen MGR Fans were able to see all the artists and happenings from a distance.
The Hall was fully crowded, see for yourself the people standing near the Door. Most of them are from Madurai.
Nagai Dharuman entering the stage after opening the Photo Exhibition.
There was an excitement when Mrs.M.G.C.Leelavathy entered the Hall – she was the donor who donated Kidney to MGR in 1984.
Members from MGR brother M.G.Chakrapani family:
M.G.C.Chandran, M.G.C.Prabhakaran, M.G.C.Rajendran, M.G.C.Vijayalakshmi and grandsons of M.G.Chakrapani – Praveen, Prasanth, Abishek and Pradeep.
MGR songs were performed by Samboo Orchestra. A small girl performed two songs one from Anbay Vaa “Love Birds”.
In the photo front row from left are Actress Rajashri, Rajasulochana, B.S.Saroja, Veniradai Nirmala, back row from left third is Mr.S.A.Alagarsamy – Founder MGR Biodiesel.
MGR memorial House MGR Muthu, Poet Muthulingam.
MGR (Screen) Mother S.N.Lakshmi, Sathya Studio Film Editor
MGR Fans danced to MGR’s philosophical songs. Watch the crowd and how much they are entertained.
Urimai Kural MGR Editor B.S.Raju welcomed all the Chief Guests, and actress Bhavani (who acted as second Heroine – Classical Dancer role in Uzhaikum Karangal) was awarded in the dais by Pulavar Pulamaipithan.
She hesitated to speak at first but gave a small speech about MGR and this function.
There are 350 photos of the function it will posted in this blog in due course. The Golden Jubilee function will continue in the next post.