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MGR Fans Report

November 22, 2009
Sri MGR Year 92, November 22nd Sunday

MGR Devotee S.Kumar from Madurai had sent these photos to me two weeks before and a CD containing the celebration of MGR Fans for the movie Adimai Penn.

A. On 30.10.2009 for one week MGR’s super hit movie Nalla Neram was released in Madurai Meenatchi Theater.

B. MGR Fans celebration for the release of Adimai Penn during Deepavali in Madurai Central Theater.

C. S.Kumar and other MGR Devotees and Fans felicitated the Central Theater owners for the release of MGR movies continuously for the year 2009.

D. MGR Fans celebration for the Release of Adimai Penn during Deepavali in Madurai Central Theater.

The above image is from Madurai Central Theater for the movie Ninaithathai Mudipavan released on 15.5.2009.

Adimai Penn with enhanced sound released in Thangal Regal in Madurai during 7.8.2009, the video will follow soon in our blog. A Father and his two daughters from Spain on holiday came to see Adimai Penn in Madurai. The MGR Fans are T.T.Selvan, S.Kumar, R.R.Manohar, Tamilnesan.

The video was captured by Jaya TV. Some of the MGR Fans are S.Kumar, A.Ramachandran, Lakshmikanth, S.Thangaraj, Rajendran, MGR Saravanan, the MGR Devotees on the Banner are V.Ramasamy and R.R.Manohar.

Sirithu Vazhavendum was released in Madurai Meenatchi Theater during 4.9.2009.

According to Ram (Nadigar Thilagam Fan) another flop movie which made S.A.Asokan pauper was released on 3.7.2009 in Madurai Meenatchi Theater went as packed houses.


May 8, 2009
Two months back I requested S.Kumar to send the re-release records and the collections, he sent 300 pages of Xerox copies of nearly 110 MGR movies. I am sorting out the huge datas he has provided. It will take another two months to complete. He also sent various photos to publish in our Blog.

This photo is from Tutucorin 15.2.2009 on the 100th week of MGR movie release in Sathya Theatre. The 100th movie of the week was MGR’s 100th movie Oli Vilakku.

These are some of the MGR fans in Madurai. This photo is on 22.2.2009 during the re-release of Vivasahi in Madurai Meenatchi Theater.

Can you tell me how many of them are above 30 years?

This photo is on the felicitation by V.Veerapandi (Madurai Talkies Employee) to S.Kumar on his service to his God (MGR).

And this one MGR Fans Sister-in-law Saroja Devi visited Madurai and she was greeted by MGR Fans and Devotees.

Madurai Special

May 8, 2008

After a long time I contacted S.Kumar and asked him to forward the Box office details of MGR movies and other actors to my address. Within two days he gave lot of infos (giant size envelope). Which will be posted in the future.

S.Kumar, (from Brahmin community) who is actively involved in MGR re-release in and around Madurai city. I have already gave a detailed account please click here:

MGR Devotees from Madurai

S.Kumar, Secretary 36th Ward MGR Mandram and Thamilazhga MGR Manitheneya Mandram, No.2, Ramasamy Konnar Lane, Vadugakaval Kudatheru, Madurai-1.




M.Shanmuga Sundaram


Kochadai Murugan

A.Asai Thambi

Recently he was honoured by Cellur K.Raj, Secretary Madurai City AIADMK and S.D.Jayabal, Secretary, Madurai City MGR Mandram on 11.1.2008 in Panthadi 5th Street, Madurai.

And he was also honoured by M.Jayaraman, Madurai Puranagar District AIADMK Secretary. The function was conducted by Anna Thozhil Sanga Puranagar District on the Birth day function of Makkal Thilagam MGR presided by S.Murugan.

On the first death anniversary of Madurai Meenatchi Theater owner E.M.G.Soundarrajan a function was conducted on 24.3.2008 presided by S.S.Rajendran, Cho.Navaneedha Krishnan (former Vice Mayor) Madurai Mayor Mrs.Thenmozhi’s husband Gopinathan, film distributors and theater owners attended the function.

Madurai Meenatchi theater is synonymous to MGR movies. This is the photo of S.Kumar with S.S.Rajendran.

Kavalkaran and Uruku Uzhaipavan were re-released recently in Madurai Meenatchi.

The images of Periya Edathu Penn was forwarded by S.Kumar. Below is the ad placed in the News paper dt.10.5.1963.

Another image is the successful completion of 10th week of MGR movie in all the theaters including Madurai Sridevi.

This is the movie review which came in the Cinema magazine in 1963, pardon for the poor scanned picture.

The movie was crossed 100 days in Chitra, Crown (Chennai) 91 days in Mahalakshmi (Chennai), Trichy (theater name not available) 93 days, Madurai Sri Devi 10.5.1963 to 2.8.1963 – 85 days due to legal problem between the Film distributor and Theater management the movie was changed to City Cinema (Madurai) 3.8.1963 onwards – 55 days combined run 140 days. Since Madurai is MGR’s fort. Most successful records comes from Madurai there is no second opinion.

Madurai MGR Special

Re-release Ulagam Sutrum Valiban

November 29, 2007

As mentioned in earlier post “Ulagam Sutrum Valiban” was released again in Madurai Meenatchi this Deepavali (8.11.2007) with grand celebration from MGR fans. Daily Thanthi flashed the news with photo in its daily (Madurai Edition) The celebrations witnessed by thousands in Meenatchi Theatre. The first time Ulagam Sutrum Valiban was released on 11.5.1973 in same theatre. And the film successfully completed 217 days.

MGR Fans celebrated this movie re-release in grand fashion, crackers and flowers strewn on the streets welcomed it as a New movie release. The joy did not end there, the first week response for the film was excellent and the Theatre management continued this film for the 2nd week.

Four Feet Poster

In the First week ‘Kalai Venthan MGR Bakthargal Peravai’ Madurai brought out posters and welcomed MGR fans. The poster size is four feet which I managed to take a snap and scanned for upload. In the second week the poster was 2 feet which thanked the people, who came to see the movie ‘Ulagam Sutrum Valiban’. The response of the film proves MGR “The Undisputed Box Office Emperor”.

The terms used in Posters:
Puratchi Ma Mannar
MGR means Victory

Thanks for the posters and images sent by MGR Devotee S.Kumar, Madurai.

Fort of MGR

July 30, 2007

Madurai is historically a famous city and to MGR Madurai people are the first to introduce MGR Fans club in the year 1950, which later spread to all of India and the World.

MGR was very sentimental about Madurai. His first 25 weeks film was Madurai Veeran and his last acted movie was Madurai Meeta Sundarapandian. Many of the titles also came from Madurai some are KALIYUGA PARI and KALAI SUDAR. MGR contested from Madurai West constituency in 1980 and won by substantial vote difference. Madurai was said to be MGR’s Fort as far as the film and political life are concerned.

Madurai Central Theatre

Pictures posted here are taken presently and during the re-release of MGR films such as Kulabaghavali, Thaiyai katha thanaiyan, Engal Thangam, Ayirathil Oruvan, Ninaithathai Mudipavan, Nadodi Mannan, Ithayaveenai etc. Note the decorations on MGR.

The Film records in Madurai: Source Sarithiram Padaitha Makkal Thilgam MGR, Special Edition – released as Kalaiventhan MGR Bakthargal Trust Silver Jubilee Year Issue 2006.

46 films has crossed more than 100 days in Madurai alone and 6 films has crossed 25 weeks they are :

Madurai Veeran
Enga Vetu Pillai
Matukara Velan
Ulagam Sutrum Valiban
Urimai Kural.

100 days films are

01. Rajakumari
02. Mohini
03. Maruthanatu Elavarasi
04. Manthiri Kumari
05. Marmayogi
06. Sarvathigari
07. En Thangai
08. Jenovah
09. Malaikallan
10. Kulabaghavali
11. Alibabavum Narpathu Thirudargalum
12. Thaikupin Tharam
13. Chakravarthi Thirumagal
14. Puthumaipithan
15. Mahadevi
16. Nadodi Mannan
17. Baghdad Thirudan
18. Thirudatha
19. Thai sollulai thatatha
20. Thaiyai katha thanaiyan
21. Neethiku pin pasam
22. Panakara Kudumbam
23. Ayrathil Oruvan
24. Anba Vaa
25. Kavalkaran
26. Oli Vilaku
27. Nam Nadu
28. En Annan
29. Engal Thangam
30. Kumarikottam
31. Rickshawkaran
32. Nallaneram
33. Idhyaveenai
34. Netru Indru Nalai
35. Sirithu Vazha Vendum
36. Ninathathai Mudipavan
37. Idhyakani
38. Pallandu Vazhga
39. Indru Pol Endrum Vazhga
40. Meenava Nanban

Madurai Meenakshi Theatre

Meenaksh Theatre another view

Information from MGR Devotee S.Kumar – Madurai

Meenakshi Theatre first film screened was Oli Vilaku, and MGR has attended various functions in Meenakshi theatre particularly on the 100th day function for Nam Nadu, 175th day function in Chinthamani Theatre, 175th day function in Central Theatre for Enga Vetu Pillai. And Grand Function for Nadodi Mannan in Thamukam Grounds in 1958.