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Updated News

June 3, 2007

MGR Tamil Blog updated click here: http://allaboutmgr.blogspot.com/2007/06/blog-post.html

MGR movieclips updated with a fight scene click here to view: http://mgrmovieclips.blogspot.com/2007/06/kick-of-mgr.html

Roman Holiday

March 21, 2007

Brief Story of Roman Holiday

Princess Anne embarks on a highly publicized tour of European capitals. When she and her royal entourage arrive in Rome, she begins to rebel against her restricted, regimented schedule. One night Anne sneaks out of her room, hops into the back of a delivery truck and escapes her luxurious confinement. However, a sedative she was forced to take earlier starts to take effect, and the princess is soon fast asleep on a public bench. She is found by Joe Bradley, an American newspaper reporter stationed in Rome. He takes her back to his apartment. The next morning Joe dashes off to cover the Princess Anne press conference, unaware that she is sleeping on his couch! Once he realizes his good fortune, Joe promises his editor an exclusive interview with the princess… for further reading of Roman Holiday click http://www.imdb.com

Do you know that Roman Holiday Tamil version was filmed and it was acted by MGR in the role of American Journalist Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck)? If you have seen that beautiful film 1953 Roman Holiday (black and white) directed by William Wyler and starred by Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, you cannot imagine and relate the film to MGR right.

Ok the fact is MGR story writers know how to use the Gregory Peck’s character Joe Bradley to MGR and give less importance to the character of Princess Ann. They refined the story to MGR’s image and added songs and fights as necessary to the Tamil film. Can you guess the film, if no the answer is “Chandrodayam” MGR is a News reporter who has lot of affection to the Poor and doing his duty as it is. Princess Ann character is donned by Jayalalitha who is a Rich Girl who doesn’t know the outer world. She comes out of the her world and she was taken care by MGR. She falls in love, duet songs, and fights as usual.
MGR’s villain was M.R.Radha who is the Editor of the News Paper, who as usually utters “Suttuduvan” (I will shoot you) in this movie also. MGR was from Dravidian movement his film reviews were always remarked badly by most of the yesteryear News Papers and Magazines. In this film one scene M.R.Radha was greeted by a Producer who asks him to praise his movie and boos his opponent film, M.R.Radha accepts the offer and says “Avan padam varutha” with a grim face, MGR interrupts and ask him to be honest in his work. When MGR exits from the scene, the Producer ask the Editor to fire him. But M.R.Radha refuses saying this kind of protesting persons should not be fired as they will create more problem when let out, it is good to work him. (As this really happened when MGR was expelled from DMK in 1972) The lighter side was by Nagesh who always have difference of opinion with his wife.

His solo song “Buddhan, Yesu, Gandhi piranthathu” was thought provoking and the duet songs are as usual.

A Survey

March 16, 2007

This survey I checked online for two days to create, feel free to participate in this Survey.

Click Here: http://gs-survey.com/s.asp?s=2208

Sister-in-law 3

March 16, 2007

Actress Latha was called Younger Sister-in-law or “Chinna Anni” by MGR Fans. She first starred with MGR in “Ulagam Sutrum Valiban”, though started in 1970, released in May 1973. She acted with him nearly 10 films and all are Colour Films. She was a Good Dancer too.

MGR used Latha’s talent in film as well as in his Political career. She used to perform Bharatanatyam before the start of MGR Rally or important meetings.

Success ratio of this pair is low when compared with Saroja Devi and Jayalalitha. Unfortunately she did not get a big role like others, as MGR at that time was in active Politics.

Saroja Devi, Jayalalitha and Latha have acted in MGR Pictures Banner. Entrance of Saroja Devi and Latha as Actress are through MGR Pictures and in his Direction. She has the credit of Water ballad duet song shot entirely in Huge Glass Tank for the film Ulagam Sutrum Valiban.

Final film she starred with MGR was “Anna Nee En Deivam” (Brother my God) – literally meaning Anna Durai, released in 1990, with two songs and some conversation scenes.

After MGR death she entered politics that was for a short period, now she is acting in movies and TV Serials.

Expo 70

March 9, 2007

Yes that is the Expo 70 Full photo. Most of them replied which I edited so that others will say it easily without guessing.Expo 70 held in Osaka Japan in the Senri Hills, spread in 815 acres. The theme of the expo 70 is Progress and Harmony for Mankind. Date of inauguration was March 15 to September 13, 1970 (i.e. 183 Days) Exposition was called “Hakurankai” in Japanese.
The following nations had individual pavilions at Expo 70. Abu-Dhabi, Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Central African Republic, Ceylon, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Laos, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, New Zealand, Nigeria, Mexico, Monaco, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Soviet Union, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Republic, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia.
The Expo 70 had 5 entrances and also the Emblem of Expo 70 is after Cherry Blossom with 5 petal symbolizing 5 major continents and Red circle in the centre for Japan. Total visitors 64 millions and in this one person is MGR. So MGR now known as 1 in 64 millions! Rather than 1 in one thousand (Ayirathil Oruvan)
In “Ulagam Sutrum Vaaliban” Expo 70 scenes, MGR used mostly Soviet Pavilion, Mitsubishi Pavilion, Rose Garden and Australian Pavilion. Some shots are from Korean Pavilion, French Pavilion, Fuji Group & Gas Pavilion. Night shots are from Telecommunications Pavilion. And also MGR used some shots in Ariel cableway and moving walks during the song sequence.
It took me two weeks watching the movie and pausing often to note down the pavilions and Internet searching to write this Blog. I hope it will satisfy MGR fans and gave some details about Expo 70 scenes. No body in the Website has mentioned the shooting of any film. And thanks to Yuki Chiyama teaching me the Japanese culture to me.

The sources are from
(1) Earth station 9
(2) http://www.park.expo70.or.jp
(3) www.expoland.co.jp/eng/
(4) www.columbia.edu/cu/gsapp/BT/DOMES/OSAKA/osaka.html