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MGR Devotees Celebration

January 30, 2010
 Sri MGR Year  93, 30th January Saturday

 Every year Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Bakthargal celebrates MGR birthday function in grand manner by distributing Books, pencils, pens and Annadanam to poor children around Otteri and Purasawalkam area.

MGR Devotee Sathya does this function every year, not only this MGR fan Association other MGR Fans Association joins this celebration.

(With help of my memory) In the above image numbered 1 is from the left are Vedha from Kalaiventhan MGR Bakthargal Trust, Vethailai Kumar to the right are MGR Devotees Sathya and E.Baskaran from Kalaiventhan MGR Bakthargal.
Numbered 2 are from left Unny, Venkat, E.Baskaran, Sathya, Vethalai Kumar, Vedha.
Numbered 3 Pooja done to their God MGR performed by E.Baskaran and Ma.So.Narayanan.
Numbered 4 Annadanam given by MGR Devotees.

Numbered 5 and 6 Annadanam by Sathya, Urimaikural MGR magazine Editor B.S.Raju, Elangovan.

Numbered 7 and 8 Annadanam by Sathya and Venkat.

MGR Devotees who participated in the function are:

Kalaiventhan MGR Bakthargal:

E.Baskaran, Vethalai Kumar, M.Kumar and C.Nandakumar.

Kalaiventhan MGR Bakthargal Trust

S.Kalaimani, Guna, G.Raja, Durai, Manivannan, V.Vedha and C.Ramamurthy.

Aanaithulaga MGR Pothunala Sangam

Ma.So.Narayanan

Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Bakthargal

B.Yukesh Babu, M.K.Venkat, B.Unnikrishnan and Sathya.

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Singapore MGR Fan

January 24, 2010
Sri MGR Year 93, 24th January Sunday

MGR Devotee Sathyamurthy celebrates MGR Birthday on 17th of January ever year. This time due to Birthday function in Raja Annamalai Mandram Sathya is celebrating this function along with his friends today in his home. May MGR spirit bless him.
Click the photo to read about this MGR Fan from Singapore.

MGR Fan from South Korea

September 30, 2009
A year back when I was checking webstat.com I used to see several page hits from South Korea, Japan, Norway and also sometimes from South American countries. I did not receive any mail or comments from South Korea in particular. I thought that it should be google error that someone stumbled upon our site through search engine.

But South Korea was always in the list of website traffic. A week back we published BBC Interview of MGR and I received more comments in a short time. A person named Nithipalan from US commented in our blog. I sent a thank you note on behalf of srimgr.com and asked him is this the first time you are commenting, he replied back to me and the reply is valuable mail not only for me but also for all MGR Fans around the World. With his consent I edited the mail and publishing here for your views. I did not know him in person only his email and he has consented to publish his mail in our blog without any delay, because we are MGR Fans.
Nithipalan
I am 59 year old MGR fan for about 50 years. I am a Sri Lankan born Canadian, but has been living and working in many countries for past 35 years, recently moved from South Korea to New Hampshire, USA. I am involved in Renewable Energy industry in both LED’s and Solar in the executive level.

I adore MGR from my child hood and met him once in Colombo at my Uncle’s house (Radio Ceylon Mylvaganam) when he visited with Actress Saroja Devi for dinner. MGR and me are both born in Kandy and all my classmates know very well about my interest in MGR.

After he became the Chief Minister, I had the opportunity to visit him as the Secretary of Ealam Tamil Association of Alberta, Canada, related to Ealam Tamil issue. During 1984, both Indira Gandhi and MGR was closely involved in Sri Lanka issues and both requested us to come up with an constitution similar to Canadian Federal system. The whole world knows, how much MGR was involved with Sri Lankan Tamil issue. If he would have been alive, he would have solved long ago.

He is a wonderful human being beyond imagination and the genuine care he had for the down trodden people was unmatchable. More and more I read about him, my respect continue to increase.

I hope you all continue with these blogs and web sites to teach the younger generation about respect, good habits, great will power to success, and the humbleness even after the great success.

Like MGR like MGR Fans

July 31, 2009
The Golden Jubilee Function is nearing, only 17 days left. We were busy contacting people for the function.

MGR Fan (MGR Devotee) Mr.Sailesh Basu who is working in UAE often comments in our blog and the 7th person to join our MGR community. He was the first person to respond when we announced The Golden Jubilee Celebration done by MGR Fans. (This will make an individual post).

Below is the image forwarded by Salem MGR Fans for the movie Adimai Penn.

Devotion of MGR Devotees II

April 8, 2008

Puratchith Thalaivar Fans – K.P.Ramesh & K.P.Suresh

I received this mail from MGR Devotee K.P.Ramesh who is regularly reading this Post. With his consent I am producing his email here. His meeting of MGR is like GODLY.

I am 39 years old & my brother is 36 years old now and we are a proud, sincere, dedicated followers of Puratchith Thalaivar MGR from our childhood as my father (retired government officer) is a staunch follower of Arignar Anna & Amarar MGR. My brother and I were fed and made to grow with Thalaivar’s preachings by my father. Our past time used to be watching Thalaivar’s movies since our school days. We even worked in election campaigns for our party ADMK candidates since 1980 in almost all elections. Those days, we used our bicycles decorated with Thalaivar’s small cut out with 2-leaves symbol to please women voters in our native village areas.

Now I teach my two small daughters about Him; they can identify Him in any make-up or costume. They call Him as MGR Thaaththaa! Thalaivar is respected as our GURU in my family. I had seen Him several times during election campaigns/ public meetings / government functions in 1980 to 1987.

In 1986 Panchayat elections, my distant relative won as Panchayat Union Chairman. Just after the election victory, I had an opportunity to visit Ramavaram Garden along with the elected-Chairman and got a golden opportunity to touch and kiss Thalaivar’s hands. I went in a queue of thousands waiting to see Him. Thalaivar greeted all of us and met the “Thondarkal” first (one-by-one) and asked the VIPs/ VVIPs to wait. I still remember those moments. I went with lots of dreams. As I was nearing Him, I was in an excited state of mind and thought of talking few words with Him. He was very much listening carefully to the party men who were talking / making complaints to Him. He was not able to speak then (just after his treatment from US). Whenever He felt something important, He was indicating His assistant to take notes of the points/ complaints. But when I reached Him, I became speechless. But I touched His right hand, lifted and kissed Him. He was smiling. My eyes were filled with water. I thought of touching His feet to get His Aashirvaatham. But as the crowd pushed me, the security men grabbed me out to exit. All just happened like a dream.

I was literally crying then; Mr.R.K.Perumal (ex-MLA of our constituency Vilathikulam in Thoothukudi district, known to my father) noticed me and took me out to a place where all our native area men were assembled inside the Garden. All were comforting me thinking that I was hurt by the crowd. I could not open my mouth and answer their questions as I was weeping out of control. After a while, I told them that I was fine and happy that I could meet our Thalaivar face to face. I was crying, as I could not tolerate the condition of Him (unable to talk and could only make a sound of “mm, mm, mm”). He spent almost one and half hours talking to the ordinary party men simply “standing” under hot sun, even in that poor health condition!

Then He felt tired and wanted to sit. So He went and sat in a chair placed at the veranda facing the crowd. The visiting party functionaries and election winners took snaps with Him. This was going on for another one hour. At this time, He spotted a poor handicapped boy crawling to reach Him with his mother, Thalaivar immediately waved with His hands not to climb on the veranda stairs (as it could be difficult for the boy to crawl & climb) and He went down to the floor to reach the boy & his mother. He listened to their issues by keeping the officers next to Him and assured them to do the needful. I cannot forget this incident.

In the past 3 years, (I visit India once a year from Dubai), I visited Ramavaram Gardens 3 times to pay my respects at His memorial. I had been to T.Nagar Memorial house once and visited few times to the Samaadhi at Marina beach.

His portrait decorates my laptop and cell phone screens. A day never passes in my life without thinking of Him! I read several books about Him and never miss a single opportunity to notice any news about Him.

Amarar MGR leads my life! Vaazhka Amarar MGR Naamam!

Please also read the post

http://mgrroop.blogspot.com/2006/01/when-we-see-god.html

91st Birth Day

January 16, 2008

Tomorrow is MGR’s Birth day and it is celebration time for MGR Fans.

These are some posters that are to be put up by MGR Devotees in Chennai. Pardon for English translation.

World’s only one Hero MGR to occupy the Silver Screen for 73 years.
Incarnation of real Tamilan on Tamil Thai month Our Gold hearted Leader.
In the past the records in Cinema as well as in Politics are unsurpassed and now also nobody can equal you, a historic record which is factual even now.
We are requesting only wishes from you.

“Kalai Venthan MGR Bakthargal” Tamil Nadu.

MGR Devotees:
E.Baskaran, K.Babu, K.S.Mani, N.Palraj, K.Kaleel Bai, M.Kumar, C.Nandakumar, T.Badrinath, R.Elangovan, B.S.Raj, S.Citrarasu, N.J.Balu, N.Murugan, S.Murali (Tambaram), I.S.I.Raj, C.Ramamurthy, P.Saravanan, M.Selvamani, D.Ravi, N.Manivannan, MGR Chandran, MGR Murthy, R.Rajasekar, R.Gajendran, R.Parthiban, R.Karthik.


Long Live Ponmanachemmal MGR fame.

உலக திரை உலகில் 5 தலைமுறை ரசிகர்களை கவர்ந்த திரை உலக சக்கரவர்த்தி எம்.ஜி.ஆர் அவர்களின் 91ம் ஆண்டு பிறந்த நாள்தலைவரின் வழியில்மக்கள் திலகம் எம்.ஜி.ஆர். பொது நல மன்றம்

This poster is by Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Bakthargal

ஸ்ரீ எம்.ஜி.ஆர். துணை

ஒன்றே குலம் ஒருவனே தேவன்

மனித நேயம் என்ற சொல்லிற்கு இலக்கணமாய் திகழுகின்ற எங்கள் தமிழ்நாட்டு ஆண்டவா நீங்கள் அவதரித்த இத்திருநாளில் உந்தன் அருள் வேண்டி வணங்குகிறோம்.

ஸ்ரீ எம்.ஜி.ஆர். பக்தர்கள்

B.Yukesh Babu, M.Sathya, G.Rajan, D.Kumar, S.Velu, M.K.Venkat, B.Unnikrishnan, Mullai Manivannan.

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Emperor Returns

October 29, 2007

Monsoon rain sweeping Chennai for the past 3 days, hampering every day life of the City. For MGR fans it is celebration time. MGR pictures magnum opus production and Box Office record film of 1969 “Adimai Penn” was released in 5 theatres; 4 (Abirami, Melody, Sri Brinda, Vetri) 1 in Kanchipuram (Narayanamurthy) and another record of 4 shows in 4 theatres for second release. The theatres Abirami, Melody and Sri Brinda can accommodate nearly 900 persons per show. And Melody is screening ‘Adimai Penn’ for the first time.

Sri Brinda experience:

As planned earlier I went to Sri Brinda for the matinee show and my friends for the evening show in Melody. There is no end for the rain it started as a drizzle on Friday went on to Monday morning. I reached theatre half drenched, nearly 5 minutes, morning show ended and the fans with heart content came out. Some of the fans set fire to crackers – which obviously did not go well due to rain. And some fans lighted camphor near the cut out placed in the Entrance of the theatre.

While waiting I over heard some comments made by Die Hard MGR fans and one family came as far as from Veppampattu to watch this movie. I saw larger number of families came to watch Adimai Penn.

The print was very good and I contacted my friends and they said all the prints distributed for screening are also good. It was claps, praise and whistles when MGR comes on the screen and utters one liners. And cursed when the Villains laugh. Everyone enjoyed every frame of the movie.

For the story, cast and characters click the link below which I have written a year back.

http://mgrroop.blogspot.com/2006/03/story-of-adimai-pen.html

Melody experience:

The climate got still worse in the evening. Now it was raining heavier. But the movie hall and adjacent road was crowded. The function was conducted by “Kalaiventhan MGR” It all started with Band music, garlanding MGR and placing candles inside the theatre and near the screen. Film personalities like ‘Kundu’ Kalyanam, C.K.Sarawathi also came to watch the spectacular show.

The movie hall was filled with fans and also with all kinds of flowers. Media such as Press, TV’s especially Jaya TV covered the function. The distributor of the movie Mr.Chockalingam was also present. To satisfy the fans they again screened MGR’s “Thai Illalmal Nan Illai” one more time. The video of the function will follow soon.

There was heated discussion between MGR Devotees and Director, Cameraman Thankar Bachan who in his movie had remixed (killed) a MGR song and the words he used are not good and difficult to digest for MGR fans. Finally police intervened and cooled the MGR Fans.

Though it was raining heavily the crowd thronged the theatres to see their God MGR. Adimai Penn is a family entertainer as well as Box Office film. The release proved MGR is the crowd puller and he is still the Box Office Emperor.

One in one thousand

October 28, 2007

Why Adimai Penn snap in this post? Because due to stay order and compromise later, Ayirathil Oruvan was released for one day in Sri Brinda. WatchFans frenzy!

The dialogue between MGR and M.N.Nambiyar. A class of its own, peculiar MGR one liner.
Enjoy

Pardon for the quality of the movie, taken in 3GP format changed to WMV, then edited in Ulead and uploaded in You Tube.

Celebrations of MGR Devotees II

September 1, 2007
This is a Slide Show of celebrations of MGR devotees for the movies

Ninaithathai Mudipavan

Kudieruntha Koil

Idhyakani

Slide show mixed with MLTR sound track “That’s Why” from Paint My Love

Click here for the Slide show:

Nadodi Mannan Revisted Part I

August 23, 2007


MGR’s one of the Block Buster movies Nadodi Mannan was re-released in Chennai last year. I have given some insight about the story, characters and also about the reaction of MGR fans.

Here is the reaction of MGR fans captured by the camera for the movie Nadodi Mannan.

Date : 4.8.2006
Time : 5 pm
Venue : Bharath Theatre, Chennai

As usual various MGR Fan clubs started to show their respect and faith in MGR. Garlanding the Big Cut outs, pouring Milk and Giving Sweet Pongal.

Involved Fan clubs:
(1) Kalai Venthan MGR Trust – R.Loganathan and S.S.Perumal
(2) Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Bakthargal – Yukesh Babu and Sathya
(3) Makkal Thilagam MGR Pothunala Mandram – Raj and Baskar
(4) Ponmanachemmal MGR Bakthargal – M.K.Venkat, B.Unni Krishnan, D.Kumar, G.Raja, S.Velu and others

They placed dozens of Stars, placards and paper cuttings – see the photos below.

Most of the fans were ecstatic when milk was poured over MGR. Some showed “V” sign. Note a fan out stretching both hands, feelings that he has seen God.

After the main function crackers are fired engulfing the whole area with smoke. All these functions takes place in middle of the busy Road. Watch the traffic!

Smokes Smokes Smokes

In the Middle of the Road

These functions are funded by their own earned money nothing came from the Party or Fan clubs as done by other Actors.