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Makkal Thilagam in Telugu Daily

November 4, 2008

Makkal Thilagam MGR, N.T.Rama Rao and Shoban Babu an article in Vartha Telugu daily.

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Thanks to Grandson of MGR who forwarded this news to me through phone. Those who know Telugu can forward the word to word translation to our Blog viewers.

Rendezvous with Jr. MGR

June 1, 2008

As planned earlier we (Ponmanachemmal MGR Bakthargal and Kalaiventhan MGR Bakthargal) went to Jr.MGR’s house in Nandanam.Jr.MGR gave an appointment to meet him, the time fixed was 10 to 12 but the talk went on and on. Whenever awkward questions shot by MGR Devotees Jr.MGR kept his cool.

S.S.Perumal of Kalaiventhan MGR Bakthargal garlanded Jr.MGR, followed by Sathya gave him a shawl.

Jr.MGR gave out various plans that he have, one is releasing MGR movie. We can expect a MGR movie soon.

Everyone told about how much they like MGR, the movies they liked, the fights, the songs etc. etc., When Jr.MGR told that he liked the fight MGR did in ‘Neerum Nerupum’ with left hand. It is difficult to perform that kind of action in left hand. When he is a right handed person. Further he told about the mask shots done by MGR in Nadodi Mannan which is a great achievement till date.

The twist dance in ‘Anba Va’ which he performed when he was 50 years old. That was impossible for others to do in that age.

When talk was going on Jr.MGR handed over lot of photos of Ramavaram Garden, his family etc. and the most valued item the CUP used by MGR in Nadodi Mannan Movie. The cup is made of glass, gold coloured. When I took it in my hand it was like touching MGR. Really I was ecstatic. I dont have any words to say. Only one that it is weightless and more than 50 years old.

With permission from Jr.MGR I am publishing this image.

Before taking leave everyone asked him to accompany them to watch MGR movie. He promised us. We came out happily. Some of them fell that all happened so far is a dream. Did they really met MGR’s blood? With dreams in their eyes they took leave.

Junior MGR’s Visit

May 24, 2008

30.4.2008, Wednesday the time was 3.15 p.m. MGR’s blood, Makkal Thilagam’s genes, Ponmanachemmal, Puratchi Thalaivar MGR’s Grandson Pradeep Balu (Jr.MGR) entered into my home, we welcomed him with a bouquet. Pradeep Balu (Junior MGR) was very simple, he was wearing yellow striped shirt and plain khaki pant. No makeup just a simple man like his Grand Father.

First my mother explained to Jr.MGR in which way we are related to MGR. The talk went on and Jr.MGR told lot about MGR’s strictness how he disliked getting late, how he gave advices to MGC children. And topic shifted to MGR’s family. Junior MGR’s uncle M.G.C.Chandran had lot of informations on the birth of MGR and his early years. Some are here: History has to be re-written.

MGR’s father had two wives, one is Sathyabama and another wife lived in Kerala (they had two sons, who had correspondence with M.G.Chakrapani, but MGR disliked and did not contact them because they did not help when MGR father died) MGR’s Father is a Magistrate (there is no doubt about it as there are lot of false informations such as he is a civil servant, Principal and even a Shop keeper) after MGR’s father Gopala Menon died, Sathyabama and two children MGC and MGR left all there belongings in Sri Lanka. They came to Kerala, Gopala Menon‘s another wife drove them away (First wife children had two daughters Kamalakshi, Sumitra, and one son named Balakrishnan, they are not born to Satyabhamma, in most of the books about MGR the authors had said that MGR had 2 brothers 2 sisters and MGR is the last son of Sathyabama but the truth is opposite) then and without anybodys help they traveled to Burma & Rangoon and stayed shortly and then came to Erode and stayed with their relatives for sometime and finally they came to Kumbakonam. Their mother worked in several places and wanted her children to go to school. She founded very difficult to send their children to school, near by their was a drama troupe they went to acting and her mother joined them and in the drama troupe the first role got by. (from this the history is not much different only some we all know).

MGR was very much childish he gets angry so quick that MGC used to convince him every time, even in Family matters and as well as in Cinema shooting.

‘Arasakattalai’ was produced and Directed by MGC but MGR was the real Director, The film took 3 years in making. MGC also acted in Arasakattalai but due to length of the movie his part got deleted. I have posted earlier about unseen photo of MGC with Manohar click here: url link

MGC family include 10 children











M.G.C.Sukumar acted in three movies and one film ‘Nadigan Kural’ only climax scene is left.

Final topic was about Junior MGR what he is deserving to do, how to keep the family name. He told about the song which changed his attitude from the movie “Nan en piranthan’ Nadu enna seithathu unnaku endru kelvikagal ketpathu yatharku, nee ennai seithai atharku endru ninaithal nanmai unaku” change the word Country to MGR.

MGR enna seithar unaku endru kelvikagal ketpathu yatharku, nee ennai seithai avaruk endru ninaithal nanmai unaku.

Let all wish Junior MGR’s success in his endeavor.

Images in the future post.

Junior MGR

March 20, 2008

When ever I write a new Post and publish I receive less comments just one or two. When the topic shifts to MGR Movie records I get various kind of comments from MGR Fans as well as from Nadigar Thilagam Sivaji Fans. The post for comments will come within 2 to 3 days. Some post will comments nearly after three or four months. I posted about MGR’s Picture festival on December. By the end of February I received a comment from Mr.Pradeep Balu saying him the Grand Son of M.G.Chakrapani and MGR. I first thought some one is trying to play practical joke. Because I felt why should such persons will try to contact me, what great thing I have done to MGR. I did not answer to his email. This month too I received two comments one with his mobile number. Then I contacted Mr.Pradeep Balu just two minutes talk and when contacted daily. I asked more about his family and he gave the details which I want to share with MGR Devotees and MGR Fans.

MGR and M.C.Balu

PRADEEP BALU Son of M.C.Balu (9th son of M.G.Chakrapani) M.C.Balu is a singer he had a troupe started with Abaswaram Ramjhi, an Ad film director and ADMK Party Worker. He actively participated in ADMK party. M.C.Balu passed away one year back, his wife a writer in Andhra Pradesh and daughter of the famous film writer and novelist in Andhra Pradesh named Palagummi Padmaraju. Pradeep Balu was born in the year when MGR came to power.

MGR, Jr.MGR (Pradeep Balu), M.G.Chakrapani and his wife, Janaki Ramachandran.

Pradeep Balu was to be debuted as Junior MGR in Tamil film unfortunately that did not happen. Then Junior MGR Pradeep concentrated on Film editing. He worked as Assistant Editor in various movies such as “Bambhara Kannaley”, “Azhaga Irukirai Bayamaiga Irukirathu”, “Thiruvillyadal Arambam”, “Kannum Kannum”, “Sabari”, “Deepavalli”. And he worked for five Hollywood films shot in RAMOJI FILM CITY in “Crocodile-2- death roll”, “Quick Sand”, “In the shadow of the cobra. He was credited for Assistant Director for Beeper, and Centipede. After 12 years of Hard Work Junior MGR got to work independently it is again an English co produced by Walt Disney named “The Family Picture” Directed by Umakanth.

Junior MGR Pradeep Balu

Junior MGR is the only person from the MGR family to be in Film Industry. Junior MGR Pradeep Balu wants to achieve something in this film Industry and prove that his grandfathers a good grandson.



The images are provided by Jr.MGR Pradeep Balu, from his Mobile, with his consent I have produced some of the words from his email. He has promised me in giving the scanned pictures of MGR and his family.