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Movie of the Year 1947 to 2007 Part I

July 30, 2008

Box Office film from 1947 to 2007

MGR’s first breakthrough as Hero happened in 1947. He acted as Hero in Rajakumari. Which was highest grosser in 1947.

These are the number one film (Highest grosser) for the respective years. Only one woman dominated movie Avoiyar was the Box Office movie for 1953. Nadodi Mannan was released on 22.8.1958 and the next MGR movie Thai Magaluku Katia Thali was released on 31.12.1959. Longest gap for MGR movie.

1947 – Rajakumari – MGR

1948 – Chandralekha – M.K.Radha

1949 – Apoorva Sagothargal – M.K.Radha

1950 – Mandhiri Kumari – MGR

1951 – Marma Yogi – MGR

1952 – En Thangai – MGR

1953 – Avoiyar – K.B.Sundarammal

1954 – Malaikallan – MGR

1955 – Alibabavum Narpathu Thirudargalam – MGR

1956 – Madurai Veeran – MGR

1957 – Chakravarthy Thirumagal – MGR

1958 – Nadodi Mannan – MGR

1959 – Bagapirivenai – Sivaji Ganesan

1960 – Kalyana Parisu – Gemini Ganesan

1961 – Thirudathae – MGR

Data compiled by B.S.Raj, Editor Urimai Kural.

To be continued.

Box Office Collection Enga Veettu Pillai

July 11, 2008

Vijaya Productions most successful movie “Enga Veetu Pillai” was released on 14.1.1965, MGR dual acted movie, one as coward Ramu and another dashing and daring Elango. This movie was also remade to Hindi “Ram aur Shayam” lead artist Dilip Kumar and Telugu N.T.Ramarao taking up the bow done by MGR in Tamil.

Mallai Kallan also remade to Telugu and Hindi and other languages but the Producer & Director Sriramulu told that the acting prowess of MGR is not matched by other actors. When I recently saw the Hindi remade of Enga Veetu Pillai, what he said was right not only Mallai Kallan but also Enga Veetu Pillai.

Enga Veetu Pillai movie theme is still used in movies, and also male character is changed to female character one is “Vani Rani” were Nadigar Thilagam Sivaji also acted as a pair to Vanisree.

This one movie Enga Veetu Pillai holds the record for most number of theatres for Silver Jubilee run. The number is MGR’s lucky number 7. The record was unbroken till 1977.

Below is the Box Office Collection of 13 theatres of the movie Enga Veetu Pillai.


Casino – Rs.5,33,275.93 (211 days)

Broadway – Rs.4,29,119.29 (176 days)

Mekala – Rs.3,61,293,95 (176 days)

Pallavaram Janata – Rs.1,27,783.50 (107 days)


Central – Rs.3,85,108.34 (176 days)


Royal – Rs.3,76,0005.35 (190 days)


Santhi – Rs.2,25,817.15 (113 days)


Lakshmi – Rs.1,61,089.13 (149 days)


Yagappa – Rs.1,51,099.72 (176 days)


Jupiter – Rs.3,36,401.50 (236 days)


Taj – Rs.1,20,629.60 (100 days)


NVGB – Rs.1,00,726.40 (106 days)


Radha – Rs.75,186.01 (106 days)

Below 100 days theatres collection data are not available to me. I thank Sathya and S.Kumar who forwarded the collection data within a day. Images provided by Ithayakani Vijayan and B.S.Raj of Urimai Kural.

October 30, 2007

Adimai Penn is in the number 2 slot within 2 days. First postion is Malaikottai (New Film)

This was taken from

This was always on the cards after Nadodi Mannan drew a good response some time ago. Some classics are forever and the legend of MGR- the Puratchi Thalaivar is timeless. His magic never fades, he still has fans.

Trade Talk: Going by the response, Ulagum Suttrum Valibhan, Enga Veetu Pillai and the likes may soon come alive again.

Public Talk: MGR loyalists are just delighted to be able to see him on screen again. They can’t get enough of him.

No. Days Completed : 2 Days
No. Shows in Chennai over this weekend: 24
Average Theatre Occupancy over this weekend: 60 %
Collection over this weekend in Chennai: Rs.837,072
Total collections in Chennai by end of the first weekend: Rs.8 Lakhs

A simple calculation: If this trend goes on Adimai Penn will collect more than 1 crore in one month or 4 weeks time.

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