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31 December 2013

Digital Movies II

Sri MGR Year 96, 31st December, Tuesday

The year 2014 will see the release of Ayirathil Oruvan in restored version. Olikirathu Urimaikural editor B.S.Raju has forwarded the newest poster image (given by Divya Films) of Ayirathil Oruvan showing that the trailer and digital songs are going to be released on January 10th.

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More news on restored version of Ayirthil Oruvan will follow.

Netru Indru Nalai Coimbatore

Sri MGR Year 96, 31st December, Tuesday

Amalraj movies Netru Indru Nalai was released past week in Coimbatore Delite theater. Olikirathu Urimaikural Editor B.S.Raju has shared the below images in our MGR blog.

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As per the images the movie print looks good. The movie had much political dialogs. And one song “Thambi Naan Padichen” had hint on the politics of those days.

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Above image to the left is a shot showing “Padum pothu” and to the right is “Thambi Naan padichen” song, see the enjoyment of MGR fans.

29 December 2013

Malaysia Function 2013 Part 4

Sri MGR Year 96, 29th December, Sunday

MGR 96 function was conducted in Kuala Lumpur, Sentul convention center on 7.4.2013. MGR’s bodyguard K.P.Ramakrishnan was felicitated for his 30 years service with our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR.

His son Govindaraj has forwarded this exclusive video to share in our MGR Blog. Below is the video clip of K.P.Ramakrishnan giving a speech and honoured by YB Tan Sri Koh Tun Khoon (Minister in the Prime Minister Department).

K.P.Ramakrishnan speech about our Puratchi Thalaivar, remembering MGR’s unique character.

 

The speech also includes how MGR helped in releasing the movie Thali Baghyam, his real life stunts and his humane nature.

 

People turned in large numbers for the function. We have already provided images and videos of the function. Click the links given below.

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Part 2

Part 3

24 December 2013

Remembrance 2013 II

Sri MGR Year 96, 24th December, Tuesday

Today is the 26th death anniversary of our beloved Leader, Puratchi Thalaivar, Ponmanachemmal MGR, 26 years before when the tragic news that our King of Kings, God of the Poor has finally breathed his last was announced in radio and TV, widespread panic gripped his fans and devotees. They were left in the lurch the days that followed somehow brought back them to reality that still their God is alive with them in the form of movies, images and speech. To this day many of his followers make up their mind that MGR is not dead.

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Today thousands of people came to pay their tributes in the final resting place of our Thalaivar. People from neighbouring states and as well from Singapore, Malaysia and United States also visited the memorial of MGR.

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Silent procession took place at 3.30 pm on behalf of Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Welfare Association presided by MGCB Pradeep. They performed their pooja and also took oath, video provided above.

Digital Movies

Sri MGR Year 96, 24th December, Tuesday

Ayirathil Oruvan movie a restored version is going to released in January 2014, earlier we had published a post titled Ayirathil Oruvan restored”. As per the article Divya Films had mentioned they had restored full length of the movie.

Ayirathil Oruvan will be released in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Pondichery and Karnataka. More news will be posted later.

Today they had given an ad in Daily Thanthi, below is the image.

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Earlier post about Ayirathil Oruvan click here.

 

Another MGR movie Emgeeyar Pictures Ulagam Sutrum Vaaliban is being re worked in HD format and will be released shortly. The movie will have the original 1973 sound track, (earlier in 2008 Ulagam Sutrum Valiban was released in reworked sound track, which most of the MGR fans did not like), Digital intermediate with Cinemascope. The date of release has not been mentioned hope the movie will be released in 2014.

 

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The above ad is from Daily Thanthi.

22 December 2013

Vettaikaran

Sri MGR Year 96, 22nd December, Sunday

Yesterday Devar Films, 1964 super hit movie and our Puratchi Thalaivar starrer Vettaikaran was telecasted in Murasu TV. The print quality was excellent and they relayed without any cut, a pleasant evening to rejoice the movie.

 

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Vettaikaran was released on 14.1.1964 all over South and the movie was a grand success. MGR appeared in cowboy costume though not a western movie. MGR as hunter and so the title “Vettaikaran” (Hunter).

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In all of his movies MGR acted energetically but in this movie his energy level is quite higher, he was very active and played as a rough action hero. The costumes a’ la unique MGR style costumes, tight fit. MGR looks very handsome and every frame he appears mesmerizes us by his charm and bewitching smile.

Gun slinging style is entirely different from other western movies MGR shows his own style. Below is the gun slinging style I was able to capture without much blur.

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M.R.Radha performs as MGR’s Father in law, supporting role and no villain role, as usual Nambiyar is the villain but makes us believe that he has a brother which was revealed later that both the persons are same. Asokan does a brief cameo.

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Nagesh in lighter role supported by Manorama and MGR’s Mother is M.V.Rajamma. From Devar films payroll Savithri acted instead of usual Heroin Sarojadevi, she does her role with absolute ease.

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To know how fast is MGR’s movement in this movie during the action scene, (I had given one image to the left, the image below MGR getting out of the Jeep) fight with Devar the producer of the movie, MGR appears totally blur looks like he is out from an action comic strip, but we can clearly see Devar, that was one of MGR’s fastest move, even the camera cannot capture his fastness.

The movie has beautiful songs the first song “Unnai Arinthal” a MGR philosophical song nicely pictured and some shots looks candid. Other songs are Kannanukku yethanai Koilo, Manjal mugame, Katha nayagan kathai, Methuva Methuva thodalama and one sad song Velli Nila.

Coming 2014 is the Golden Jubilee year of Vettaikaran movie. A separate post will be updated on 14th January.

19 December 2013

Re Release Pallandu Vazhga

Sri MGR Year 96, 19th December Thursday

Udhayam Productions Pallandu Vazhga was re-released this week in New Broadway theater. As usual MGR Devotees and MGR Fans performed their duty of worshipping their idol our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR.

 

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The movie has memorable songs, all the songs were hit especially the philosophical song “Ondre Kulam” rendered by K.J.Yesudass for MGR was very different from the usual TMS voice for philosophical songs.

 

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The movie had many punch dialogs, Pallandu Vazhga is considered one of the greatest movies for MGR.

 

One of the famous MGR punch from Pallandu Vazhga.

 

And the famous philosophical song.

The photo credits, MGR Devotee Elangovan and the punch dialog video help provided by MGR Devotee Sailesh Basu, UAE.

Sarees To The Poor - II

Sri MGR Year 96, 19th December, Thursday

Free food and Saree was distributed to the poor on behalf of MGR Devotee Sailesh Basu and his brothers through Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Welfare Association. The function took place in MGR memorial house in T.Nagar (Mambalam) on 15.12.2013.

 

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Earlier all the members of the association gathered and MGR’s Grandson MGCB Pradeep did a pooja and garlanded the MGR statue in the memorial.

Photo courtesy MGR Devotee Elangovan.

17 December 2013

Remembrance 2013

Sri MGR Year 96, 17th December, Tuesday

One week left for the 26th year of our beloved Puratchi Thalaivar MGR remembrance day, Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Welfare Association will be conducting peace procession followed by distribution of sarees and food to the poor.

 

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And in the MGR resting place mini calendars will be given to MGR fans and members of the Association. MGR Fans and other district association members will participate.

11 December 2013

Sarees To The Poor

Sri MGR Year 96, 11th December, 2013, Wednesday

One of MGR devotees Sailesh Basu and his brothers on remembrance of their Mother Mrs.E.K.Pankajam, 51 sarees were distributed to the poor on 8.12.2013 in MGR resting place.

The help was provided through Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Welfare Association. Below are some of the images taken during the function.

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After this annadanam was also provided to the needy in MGR resting place. Every week free food is given to the poor by the MGR devotees and members of Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Welfare Association.

09 December 2013

Ayirathil Oruvan Restored

Sri MGR Year 96, 9th December, Monday

One of our blog readers Muralidharan Murugan had informed me about the digital restoration of MGR Fans cult movie Ayirathil Oruvan by Divya Films Chockalingam who had already done such reworking with the song portions of Ulagam Sutrum Valiban way back in 1990s.

Earlier Emgeeyar Pictures three gems Nadodi Mannan, Adimai Penn and Ulagam Sutrum Valiban were released in Qube and Dts format. And this movie Ayirathil Oruvan deserved an uplift and the same is been done by Divya Films Chockalingam.

The article written by Karthik Subramanian for MGR movie conversion to DI, restoration and re-recording the back ground music is been published by The Hindu recently. Below is the article.

49 years after its release, MGR-Jayalalithaa starrer to return with re-recorded background score

Soon, one will get to hear the evergreen anthem of MGR — “Atho antha paravai pola vaazha vendum” — in digital surround sound at multiplexes across the state.

Nearly five decades after the release of the movie, featuring former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and iconic actor M.G. Ramachandran and current Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in lead roles, ‘Aayirathil Oruvan’ directed by B.R.Panthulu is getting ready for a digitally enhanced theatrical re-release in January.

Divya Films, which released the Sivaji Ganesan epic ‘Karnan’ in digital format in 2012 to a good response, is working on the finishing touches to the digital version of ‘Aayirathil Oruvan’ at the Prasad EFX studio in the city.

The digitally restored film will also feature a completely re-recorded background music (BGM) played out by an assistant of veteran film director M.S.Viswananthan. It has been recorded in digital surround sound. The technicians at Prasad EFX who had previously done the restoration for ‘Karnan’ and ‘Paasa Malar’ are working on technical aspects of the restoration, including preparing the ‘digital intermediates’ (DI) and scope conversion for converting the 35 mm film to digital scope.

G.Chockalingam of Divya Films says he has been working on restoring ‘Aayirathil Oruvan’ ever since he completed the release of digital ‘Karnan’. “The film negatives were in a more damaged stage than those of ‘Karnan’. So, we had to painstakingly apply the digital restoration and corrections to every frame of the 18 reels. With ‘Karnan,’ just three reels needed extra care. But here, the entire length of 2 hours and 45 minutes has been digitally enhanced and that is why it has taken this long to be restored,” he said.

Mr. Chockalingam plans to unveil the marketing strategy for the re-release on December 24, coinciding with M.G.Ramachandran’s death anniversary. The film has been slated for a January release.

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According to the image given in The Hindu, we can see vast difference between both the versions. Lets hope the full movie output will be the same as they promised. Imagine how great it will be to hear the crystal clear voice of our Puratchi Thalaivar in the reworked format.

06 December 2013

Re Release Panam Padaithavan

Sri MGR Year 96, 6th December, Friday

R.R. Pictures Panam Padaithavan is re-released this week in Mahalakshmi theater as 3 shows. A family story, MGR does the role of an athlete, Nagesh as his brother and goes to Calcutta to attend an athletics meet, happens to see K.R.Vijaya and fell in love but due to circumstance marry Sowcar Janaki but their marriage life is short lived and she dies horribly and MGR marries K.R.Vijaya and have a child and how the family gets united is the remaining part of the story.

The main cast includes M.G.Ramachandran - MGR, Sowcar Janaki, K.R.Vijaya, Nagesh, T.S.Balayya, S.A.Asokan, R.S.Manohar and Geetanjali.

 

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The movie had beautiful and mesmerizing tunes. All the songs were hit, the philosophical songs Kan pona pokile and Yenakoru Magan, two duet songs Pavala kodiele and Antha maapillai, Yen uir pirivathai and manicka thottil two sad songs are worth mentioning.

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The songs that are still remembered by MGR Devotees and MGR Fans and the final stanza etched in the history forever.

 

A classical MGR duet song (dream song) MGR as Mughal Emperor. I imagine if this duet song alone in colour the depth will be more to the story.

 

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02 December 2013

Annadanam

Sri MGR Year 96, 2nd December, Monday

The newly formed organization Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Welfare Association gave annadanam to poor, they had planned to provide food and necessary support to poor. The Annadanam will be conducted on every Sunday in MGR resting place.

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For the first time on behalf of Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Welfare Association one of the members and noted author Mekala Chitravel and MGR Devotee Neyveli Krishna Kumar jointly provided free food to the poor.

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The function was attended by Kalaivanan who built our beloved Leader MGR Temple in Nathamedu, R.Elangovan, Saidai S.Moorthy, Vellore Ramamurthy, T.Nagar Ramesh, S.M.Manoharan, Saidai R.Sekar, R.Kumar, Marimuthu, Raghavadass, Devaraj, Mambalam Murthy, Mint B.G.Sekar and during this function Malaysian MGR Devotees also took part and they are seen sitting in front of MGR statue in the above images.

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