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Box Office Collection Enga Veettu Pillai

July 11, 2008

Vijaya Productions most successful movie “Enga Veetu Pillai” was released on 14.1.1965, MGR dual acted movie, one as coward Ramu and another dashing and daring Elango. This movie was also remade to Hindi “Ram aur Shayam” lead artist Dilip Kumar and Telugu N.T.Ramarao taking up the bow done by MGR in Tamil.

Mallai Kallan also remade to Telugu and Hindi and other languages but the Producer & Director Sriramulu told that the acting prowess of MGR is not matched by other actors. When I recently saw the Hindi remade of Enga Veetu Pillai, what he said was right not only Mallai Kallan but also Enga Veetu Pillai.

Enga Veetu Pillai movie theme is still used in movies, and also male character is changed to female character one is “Vani Rani” were Nadigar Thilagam Sivaji also acted as a pair to Vanisree.

This one movie Enga Veetu Pillai holds the record for most number of theatres for Silver Jubilee run. The number is MGR’s lucky number 7. The record was unbroken till 1977.

Below is the Box Office Collection of 13 theatres of the movie Enga Veetu Pillai.


Casino – Rs.5,33,275.93 (211 days)

Broadway – Rs.4,29,119.29 (176 days)

Mekala – Rs.3,61,293,95 (176 days)

Pallavaram Janata – Rs.1,27,783.50 (107 days)


Central – Rs.3,85,108.34 (176 days)


Royal – Rs.3,76,0005.35 (190 days)


Santhi – Rs.2,25,817.15 (113 days)


Lakshmi – Rs.1,61,089.13 (149 days)


Yagappa – Rs.1,51,099.72 (176 days)


Jupiter – Rs.3,36,401.50 (236 days)


Taj – Rs.1,20,629.60 (100 days)


NVGB – Rs.1,00,726.40 (106 days)


Radha – Rs.75,186.01 (106 days)

Below 100 days theatres collection data are not available to me. I thank Sathya and S.Kumar who forwarded the collection data within a day. Images provided by Ithayakani Vijayan and B.S.Raj of Urimai Kural.

Adimai Penn in Natraj

April 20, 2008

Adimai Penn was released on 18.4.2008 in two centers Natraj and Balamurali. Within 3 months same movie Adimai Penn released again, but the crowd waited to watch.

The movie hall management has provided light decorations on the cut out and focus light.

Various MGR Fans association garlanded MGR cut out.

The crowd was controlled by Police who came by 6 p.m. When the crowd was thin.

Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Bakthargal

As usual family with children came to watch this movie.

photos and stats placed inside the theatre by various MGR Associations from Chennai as well as from other Districts.

One MGR Devotee Dhanasekaran from Perambalur set crackers and fire pots turning the theater into Deepavali function.

Images and videos will follow soon.

Videos from Adimai Penn

December 11, 2007

These are some of the videos I took and converted it to dial up size movie clip and I am very sorry for the quality of the movie.

This clip is the intro of MGR, which I have uploaded earlier but this is refined and enhanced sound (mainly the joy of MGR fans)

Videos from Mahalakshmi Theatre 9.12.2007

Vengaiyan in Mahalakshmi II

December 9, 2007

The Evening Show was full. Police was very strict and did not allow people to stand outside the theatre to see the celebrations done by Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Bakthargal. I was late to the function and took some photos and videos (some videos will be posted soon)

Image showing milk Abishekam and lighting of camphor.

Image showing Fans rushing to the see film and the Police escorts.

Below is the clip showing the theatre housefull and the fans rushing to see the movie. The movie was on time.

Below is the clip when MGR name appears in the screen.

Various Photos of Adimai Penn MGR placed inside the Theatre.


Yukesh Babu, Sathiya, Mahalakshmi Theatre personals and MGR fans who co-opearted to take these videos and images.

Vengaiyan in Mahalakshmi

December 7, 2007

Adimai penn releases in Mahalakshmi Theatre from today 7.12.2007.

This was taken 10 a.m. and the movie is 3 shows.

This image was sent from Madurai received through Yukesh Babu MGR Devotee

Madurai Celebrations by S.Kumar

November 26, 2007

These are the Re-release of MGR movies in Trichy, Madurai theatres. The photos are sent by Madurai S.Kumar an ardent MGR Devotee. He writes about MGR records in and around Madurai to several MGR books, special editions and in News Papers. A MGR fan wearing a Dhoti and checked shirt seen near “Ninaithathai Mudipavan” Banner is S.Kumar. Most of MGR movie records I post are given by Madurai S.Kumar.

“Ayirathil Oruvan” released in Trichy Star on 14.10.2007.

“Enga Veetu Pillai” released in Madurai Central and this image is taken on 28.10.2007.

“Ninaithathai Mudipavan” released in Madurai Meenatchi from 13.10.2007, this image on 15.10.2007. The following image is also “Enga Veetu Pillai” Madurai Central on 28.10.2007.

This movie “Neethiku Thalaivanangu” was released on 2.9.2007 Madurai Meenatchi note the various pictures of MGR.

MGR Pictures Ulagam Sutrum Valiban also released recently this Deepavali along with other New Deepavali release movies. As per the rule Survivor is the Fittest this movie completed second week (Photo soon in this blog) amongst other films such as Vijay’s Azhagiya Tamil magan, Surya’s Vel, Dhanush Pollathavan. These films failed to over shadow MGR’s old movie Ulagam Sutrum Valiban.

Another image of the same movie.

“Veetaikaran” released 19.8.2007 in Madurai Central, note the number of garlands and the size of the garlands. And also MGR unseen photo from the movie ‘Adimai Penn”.

Images are provided by S.KUMAR, Madurai-625 001.

I thank Mr.S.Kumar for allowing me to use these images in my Blog.

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.

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

MGR in Kadambathur

August 13, 2007

On Official matter I went to Kadambathur there was only two theatres showing Ajith Kumar’s new movie Kireedom and MGR movie “Ragasiya Police 115” MGR movie was running in Kadambathur Kannan Theatre which is near the Railway station. The picture below encircled in Red is MGR movie poster “Ragasiya Police 115”

Two Devotees and a Fan

July 21, 2007

I contacted a MGR devotee Yukesh Babu and asked him to pass some details of MGR to me. And he obliged to send it through internet. I asked to hand over the details to me personally so that I can see him. Yesterday he came sharply by 4.30 pm. accompanied with him another MGR devotee M.Sathyamoorthy alias Sathya. Yukesh as well as Sathya belonged to “PONMANACHEMMAL SRI MGR BAKTHARKAL KUZHU” this network has reached up to Madurai which is headed by S.Kumar. Who updates them with info of collection in Box office done by MGR movies.

Yukesh Babu is of my age, and he had a Ring engraved the three letters Tamil people wont forget “MGR”. Sathya was very young he was not even 26 years old who is residing in Narayana Maistry Street, Otteri, Chennai. To me Sathya was more than a Devotee, he adheres to MGR’s principle, he did not even drink Coffee or Tea because they have caffine – which MGR has said not to drink to his fans. (MGR drinks only Milk) He only watches MGR movies in theatres not another film. He was a very strict MGR Devotee. I felt proud of him. They are eager to make a Web site for MGR.

They also told me that they are against of using MGR film name nowadays and the using MGR as a comedien in some shows which are telecasted in Sun and Vijay TV. I asked them what is wrong of using MGR film name, already some films Nadodi Mannan, Ragasiya Police have released but they failed in the Box Office. Now there is a news of using MGR film name Nam Nadu by Sarathkumar who is also a MGR fan. But they said, we are not against title Nam Nadu we did not like the name Ayirathil Oruvan used again. Because it is a synonym of MGR. I felt right, is there any suggestion MGR Fans? what do you feel?

Yukesh Babu said one thing which gave a tinge of melancholy in the spirited conversation is the death of MGR, he said if MGR death took place now I might not live, I cant think the death of Thalaivar. I also told them whenever I watch in a Cinema Hall the first scene of MGR my eyes becomes watery and ecstatic, I feel relived after seeing MGR.

After 15 minutes of preamble they started to reveal the tip of the Ice Berg giving out the details of MGR related stuff. Which is exhaustive to me. After they left my Office I thought about myself, really I am capable of doing this work. How did they believe I am the right person of doing this task. I don’t know. But I will try do my best, and the spirit of MGR will guide me.