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Unfinished Movies from 1970 to 1978

March 29, 2009
Special Post by S.Vinod, from Bangalore the then member of North Arcot MGR Fans Association and Bharath MGR Kalai Kuzhu Bangalore.

SOME OF THE MOVIES NAME WHICH MGR SIGNED TO ACT BUT NOT HAPPENED. THIS NEWS CAME IN TAMIL DAILY’S DURING 1970 -1976.

1 .GANGAIYILIRUNDHU KREMLIN VARAI- INDO-RUSSIA COLLABORATION.
LEADING…. MGR..LATHA ETC

2. AADA PIRANTHAVAL…..MGR..JAYALALITHA

3.ORU PENNIN KATHAI …MGR..JAYALALITHA

4. MAKKAL EN PAKKAM…MGR LATHA

5.SAMOOGAME NAAN UNAKKE SONDHAM. MGR LATHA

6.PURATCHI PITHTHAN MGR LATHA

7.NAMMAI PIRIKKA MUDIYATHU… MGR JAYA

8.MARU PIRAVI- DEVAR FLIMS

9. THANTHIYUM MAKANUM DEVAR FLIMS

10.NAMMA VATHTHIYAAR

11.NAANUM ORU THOZHILALI

12.ORIENTAL PICTURES UNTITLED

13.VENUS PICTURES UNTITLED

14.MGR PICTURES KIZHAKU APRIKAVIL RAJU (Second part of Ulagam Sutrum Valiban)

15.KC FILMS

AS PER PAPER AD MOST OF THE MOVIES SHOOTING CARRIED FOR FEW SCHEDULE. SOME MOVIE STILLS ALSO PUBLISHED IN THE DAILIES AND MAGAZINES.

IN 1978 WHEN MGR DECIDE TO ACT ” UNNAI VIDAMATTEN” BUT NOT HAPPENED DUE TO LEGAL DISPUTES. BEFORE THAT NEARLY ABOUT 10 TOP PRODUCERS PLAN TO BOOK MGR FOLLOWED BY UNNAI VIDAMATTEN.

1, SATHYA MOVIES.
2.JAYANTHI FILMS
3.CHITHRALAYA
4.DEVAR FILMS
5.VALLI FILMS
6.RR PICTURES
7.KC FILMS
8.JAYAAR MOVIES
9.VENUS PICTURES
10.UMAIYAMBIGAI PRODUCTIONS

TWO MOVIES BEFORE THIS PERIOD ARE

1.ELLAI KAVALAN
2.VAAZHU VAAZHAVIDU

BUT IT IS UNFORTUNATE TO THE MGR FANS. IF MGR CONTINUED TO ACT MEANS WE WERE LUCKY TO WATCH THE ABOVE SAID MGR FILMS.

Rare Images of MGR

February 9, 2009

Screen shot for the movie Rajakumari

This image is the screen test for MGR for the movie “Rajakumari” his first Hero acted movie which was released in 1947.

Srimurugan

A photo from the movie “Sri Murugan” the movie gave fame for MGR for his Siva Thandavam. After MGR became the Chief Minister he searched for the print. The original negative and positive were lost in a fire accident. What is left in the movie is the photos only. Look closely you can see the catwalk and focus light. MGR dances with Malathi.

artist_protest

The Indian Government in end of 1950s increased the tax on import of raw film which all the members of Cinema Industry protested. This was the protest done under the Leadership of MGR by the South Indian Actors Association. In the foreground from left to right is S.S.Rajendran, MGR and Gemini Ganesan, background the speaker is Sivaji Ganesan.

mgr_with_stick

In 1958 MGR when acting in a drama in Sirghazi met with an accident. This is very rare image, look how bulky MGR looks after the accident. To the right of MGR is B.R.S. MGR’s family doctor and to his left is Thirupathisamy.

padagotti

This is from outdoor shooting of Padagotti. Near to MGR is Director of the movie Prakash Rao.

padagotti_pose

This image is from the song book of the movie. In those days the production company also comes out with the song book. This one is from Saravana films.

padogotti_oldman

This is the disguise MGR used in the movie Padagotti. Resembles Periyar in this get up.

enga_veetu_pillai_royalthea

Enga Veetu Pillai was a mega hit movie of MGR. The victory function was celebrated in most of the theatres. This was taken during MGR, Saroja Devi and Rathna’s visit to Royal theatre.

enga_veetu_pillai_pose

This is from the song book of Enga Veetu Pillai. We have most of the song books released by various Production houses but we don’t have MGR Pictures Ulagam Sutrum Valiban. The song book was released in the shape of Earth. Those who have it please forward the image.

anbay_vaa

AVM’s Anbay Vaa was shot mostly in Simla and some scenes in Tamil Nadu Hill station. This photo is the shot for MGR to rescue T.R.Ramachandran from a wild horse. Look behind MGR lots of people watching the shooting.

rickshawkaran

This is the outdoor scene for the movie Rickshawkaran. The rickshaw race was shot in and around Anna Nagar. It was hot and humid Madras and the crowd was uncontrollable. My father was in the crowd too (not in this photo).

usv_outdoor

MGR with a Japanese child taken in Expo 70, Osaka. V.N.Janaki accompanied MGR with other actors for the movie Emgeeyar Pictures Ulagam Sutrum Valiban.

netru_indru_nallai

Asokan’s Amalraj pictures produced “Netru Indru Nallai”. This was during the pooja of the movie. Extreme right Asokan, P.Neelakandan the director, the person next to MGR is not known . Anybody knowing him please forward the name of the person.

pallandu_vazhga_raja

This photo was taken during the release of Pallandu Vazhga in Srilanka Raja Theatre. This photo is specially forwarded to MGR Fans by David from France.

sirithu_vazha_vendum

This photo is taken during the rehearsal of a song.

mgr_ntr

MGR and NTR, the two Chief Ministers from Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh respectively. Taken during a Telugu film. Look closely both are sweating and MGR’s shirt is sticking to his body. Year of the photo unknown.

mgr_in_us

MGR being taken from the plane and rushed to Down State Medical centre in Brooklyn. Only person I can name was Palani G.Periyasamy. Who paid $10,000 to admit MGR in that hospital.

mgr_bow

This photo is taken during a Government function. Where Chief Minister MGR stretches a bow.

mgr_matrix

Last year this 50 feet banner was kept in centre of Chennai. MGR head joined over Keanu Reeves body from the movie matrix.

Images are forwarded by B.S.Raju, Editor Urimai Kural, David from France, Venkatesan – Hardware Merchant, MGR Devotees Sathya and Yukesh Babu.

Unfinished MGR Movies III

June 23, 2008

Nearly 19 years back I saw a documentary about MGR by Mohan Gandhi Raman one of the Assistant Directors of P.Neelakantan. This song was taken from that documentary. The duration of the song is 3 minutes and 27 seconds. I worked one week to remove redness from the footage to turn back to original colour. And also added sharpness but I cannot remove the blue tinges in some frames. Some stanza frames has been deleted due to quality and as well as technical reasons the video comes to 2 minutes and 12 seconds. With out dated software this the best I can do. Pardon for the picture quality. I will update the full song as soon as I get hand on with good video software.

The movie name is unknown when I asked MGR devotees they told either the movie should be from Pagan Magal or Ellai Kavalan shot during 1965 directed by Mohan Gandhi Raman. There are also some shots done in Studios also for this movie. I cannot relate this movie to be shot in 1965 remember Ayirathil Oruvan Movie period, here in this song clip MGR is trim and very athletic, which can be seen movies released after 1967.

MGR attires in Khaki uniform, Lion emblem in his right hand typical government seal which clearly states his character should be Military. Mr.Kalaimani of Kalaiventhan MGR Bakthargal told that this should be from Pagan Magal because Ellai Kavalan did not go to shooting stage. Somebody throw light here please.

About the song: MGR starts to say “Thatungal Thirakapadum” (Mathew 7.7: )from a mountain with a goat in his hand a messiahanic appeal and continues the song slowly descends down playing mouth organ (scene deleted) and reaches a rocky place with sparse vegetation. Then the second stanza starts when it ends MGR comes out of the rocky place and enters paddy fields with playing mouth organ crosses the bridge enters plantation field (deleted) and MGR reaches the highway, and from now on one take to the end when the songs reaches the last stanza MGR is more cheerful.

The first part and ending part of the song are shot on the same day and same location. In between stanzas are nearby location. Any MGR fans will guess what will be the next scene after the song. Yes it should be a fight scene, logically MGR holds a stick (silambu). Maybe MGR saving a damsel in distress.

I thank Yukesh Babu and Sathya for clarifying the doubts and Pastor Senthilkumar for timely help on pointing out the words from the Bible.