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30 January 2014

Sri MGR.Com Memorabilia

Sri MGR Year 97, 30th January, Thursday

After a long time I was able to create the memorabilia for srimgr.com site. Below are two memorabilia for our MGR blog.

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Above is the embroidered cap with srimgr.com logo, a simple embroider with khaki cloth.

 

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Ceramic mug personalized with a photo an artwork of MGR (my favourite)  for the December header image. Modified the background to suit the colour of the mug. I choose centered image instead of wrap around for better view.

For comments and suggestions Email Id: replytomgr@live.in

26 January 2014

Function Announcement

Sri MGR Year 97, 26th January, Sunday

Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Welfare Association along with Olikirathu Urimaikural MGR magazine will be celebrating our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR’s 97th birthday on 9th February in Sir P.T.Thiyagaraya Hall, T.Nagar, Chennai from 10 AM to 10 PM.

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Resolutions will be passed during the meeting, some are forming of working committee for celebrating MGR birth centenary, construction of MGR meditation hall and also for conducting a function for the release of Ayirathil Oruvan in restored version.

All MGR fans are welcome.

23 January 2014

MGR Jayanthi

Sri MGR Year 97, 23rd January, Thursday

Every year MGR Devotee Sathya celebrates our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR’s birthday in grand manner by providing free food and note books to the students. This year it is the consecutive 16th year of celebration. Below are some of the images forwarded by MGR Devotee Sathya to share in our MGR Blog.

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The function was held at Narayana Maistry Street, Chennai on 19th January, 2014.

With other MGR devotees and fans MGR’s Grandson MGCB Pradeep also participated in the function. They performed pooja by lighting the camphor.

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Annadanam was given to the people and also note books were distributed to the students.

21 January 2014

Chennai Book Fare 2014

Sri MGR Year 97, 21st January, Tuesday

Every year Booksellers and Publishers Association of South India also known as BAPSI conducts Book fare in Chennai and this time it is their 37th year.

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Many books with varied title were found and also our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR books were displayed in almost all the stalls (Tamil Publishers).

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This year new titles of MGR books were in display some are, the most awaited publication Naan Yen Piranhen in two volumes, Mannathi Mannan movie dialogs published by Kannadasan Pathipagam, Naan Aanaiyittal by S.Kirubakaran, Vikatan Publications, who already tasted the success of MGR book titled MGR Paetigal, two English books the translation of Ettavathu Vallal MGR written by Manavai Ponmanickam, titled MGR Philanthropist The Ultimate and Puratchi Thalaivarai Muthalmuthalga Parthapothu published by Mullai Pathipagam.

The fastest selling book in Tamil section is MGR Devotees and Fans Bible and our beloved God’s Biography Naan Yen Piranthen. The first volume costs Rs.460 and the second volume costs Rs.500, hard bound with quality paper.

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More of this book review and detailed look will be published soon in our MGR Blog.

17 January 2014

Humanitarian Day 2

Sri MGR Year 97, 17th January, Friday

On part of our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR’s 97th birthday Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Welfare Association celebrated our Leaders birthday near Ramavaram Gardens today morning.

The association President and MGR’s Grandson MGCB Pradeep lighted the lamp and done the pooja to his Grandfather followed by the distribution of food, dhoti and sarees to the poor.

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Sudha Vijayan’s son Ramu graced the function he was welcomed by MGCB Pradeep on behalf of the association.

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The annadanam was provided by MGR Devotee Duraisamy from Coimbatore he is a retired Engineer. Noted author Mekala Chitravel also attended the function.

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Dhotis and Sarees were distributed to the poor on behalf of MGR Devotee Sailesh Basu, UAE, through Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Welfare Association.

More images and videos will follow.

Gods Happy Birthday

Sri MGR Year 97, 17th January, Friday

Today is our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar, God of the Poor and downtrodden, Makkal Thilagam, Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR’s 97th birthday. Many MGR fans Association and people celebrated the function with merry.

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The above image was coloured by Vivekanandan Krishnamoorthy. Many thanks to him.

Many TV channels telecasted MGR movies some are Adimai Penn in Jaya TV, Ulagam Sutrum Vaaliban Raj TV, Navarathinam Polimer TV, Enga Veetu Pillai in Sun TV, Kanni Thai in J Movie, Mannathi Mannan Sun Life  etc.

MGR philosophical songs telecasted in most of the satellite channels even while I am writing this post MGR philosophical song is going in Vasanth TV.

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15 January 2014

Humanitarian Day

Sri MGR Year 96, 15th January, Wednesday

MGR’s birthday is also known as “Manitheneya Nal” or Humanitarian Day. As part of MGR’s birth day Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Welfare Association is going to celebrate as Humanitarian Day – 97, near Ramavaram Gardens, on 17.1.2014, 10 AM.

On that day Annadanam is provided by MGR Devotee and one of the members of Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Welfare Association, Engineer Duraisamy (Coimbatore).

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Followed by the distribution of 97 Dhotis and Sarees to the poor, all are welcome.

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More news will be updated soon.

Olivilakku – Broadway

Sri MGR Year 96, 15th January, Wednesday

MGR’s 100th movie Olivilakku was re-released previous week in Broadway theater. Couple of weeks back the same movie was released in Mahalakshmi theater. The movie is being re-released in most of the theaters without much gap.

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MGR devotees showed their devotion and on behalf of Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Welfare Association sweets were distributed.

Images shared by MGR Devotee Elangovan.

14 January 2014

Golden Jubilee Year - Vettaikaran

Sri MGR Year 96, 14th January, Tuesday

We srimgr.com team wishes all the MGR blog readers Happy Pongal. On this day 50 years back Devar Films and MGR’s only one cowboy movie Vettaikaran was released in Tamil Nadu. Vettaikaran celebrates 50th year Golden Jubilee Year today.

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MGR is a hunter and his manager is Nambiyar, one day MGR’s house was burgled by Nambiyar. MGR enters the scene, but the property documents gets vanished. MGR comes to know that his manager has a brother who also looks like Nambiyar. MGR goes in search of the document and meets Asokan in the forest.

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One day MGR saves Savithri, they fall in love and they get married his father in law is M.R.Radha. Savithri gives birth to a child and falls sick, MGR was advised against his hunting life. But he never gives up. Family rift happens and finally MGR unites with his family and also unmask the villain who is the manager himself.

The songs are beautifully rendered and still captivates us. The unforgettable MGR philosophical song “Unnai Arinthal”, duet songs "Manchal Mugame Varuga" "Methuva Methuva Thodalama"  and "Katha Nayagan" were audio visual treat.

The full movie uploaded by Cinema Junction.

The movie was a box office success of 1964. A special mention is about the costume of MGR tight fit dress absolutely mesmerizes us, his charming face and physique helped the movie to stand against stiff competition and also in midst of the movie theme.

Unnai Arinthal song uploaded by Abdul Gafoor.

A detailed frames and highlights of the movie Vettaikaran was already uploaded by us in December 2013. The link is given below.

http://www.mgrroop.blogspot.in/2013/12/vettaikaran.html

Comments and suggestions: replytomgr@live.in

10 January 2014

Ayirathil Oruvan Trailer II

Sri MGR Year 96, 10th January, Friday

Today morning restored version of Ayirathil Oruvan trailer was released in Sathyam theater by Divya Films Mr.Chokkalingam with high fan fare. The quality of the movie speaks volume. The trailer length is 2 minute 21 seconds.

The function was presided by veteran actress Rajashree, playback singers L.R.Eswari and P.Susheela. Actor and MLA Sarathkumar, Director P.Vasu, Actor Vivek, Lyricist Snehan, Ayirathil Oruvan Producer Late B.R.Panthulu’s daughter B.R. Vijayalakshmi, Abhirami Ramanathan are some of the VIPs.

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Above image shows playback singers P.Susheela, L.R.Eswari, going through the pages of Olikirathu Urimaikural magazine. And the right image  Divya Films Chokkalingam welcomes Actor Vivek in the stage.

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The left image show the release of digital music CD of Ayirathil Oruvan and the right image is the release of Ayirathil Oruvan restored version trailer.

Below is the Ayirathil Oruvan Trailer

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The video shows some key elements from the movie, I watched this trailer over and over again. The depth of the video is awesome like watching 1080 pixel movie and the audio they had worked very hard to match the real sound, “wow” is the only word I can say. And worth mentioning is they had given a surround stereo effect to the movie.

The video looks promising. Hope they had given this treatment to the whole movie.

This trailer had made me feel to watch this movie number of times. Like all MGR fans and devotees I am expecting eagerly for the release.

The above video url was shared by MGR Devotee Sailesh Basu, UAE. And the images are from kollytalk.com website, without their consent I am using in our MGR Blog.

Your suggestion and comments are welcome: replytomgr@live.in

More news will follow soon.

Ayirathil Oruvan Trailer

Sri MGR Year 96, 10th January, Friday

One of MGR’s milestone movie and my favourite movie Ayirathil Oruvan restored version worked by Divya films is releasing the trailer in Sathyam theater today.

Today they have given a breathtaking advertisement in Daily Thanthi and the ad is given below.

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We are eagerly waiting for the release of Ayirathil Oruvan. In another 2 hours the trailer will be shown and we will get to know how is the restored version. And the same time they are also launching the audio in digital format. To my knowledge I think this is the first time in the history an old 49 year movie audio released in a function.

Like other MGR Fan associations, Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Welfare Association has produced two banners for the movie release below are the two posters.

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The above two posters are shared by Olikirathu Urimaikural MGR magazine editor B.S.Raju.

More news will be updated in the next post.

09 January 2014

Olivilakku Movie Re-Release

Sri MGR Year 96, 9th January, Thursday

Previous week MGR’s 100th movie was re-released in Mahalakshmi theater without any gap. Below are some of the images shared by Olikirathu Urimaikural editor B.S.Raju.

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Above is the main banner our Puratchi Thalaivar MGR adored with garland.

 

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Banner placed on behalf of Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Welfare Association.

 

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I did not receive any images inside theater as usual. The movie fetched around Rs.90,000 collection.

08 January 2014

MGR Function 97

Sri MGR Year 96, 8th January, Wednesday

Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Welfare Association along with Olikirathu Urimaikural magazine will be conducting MGR’s 97th birthday celebration in Chennai on 9.2.2014, Sir P.T.Thiyagaraya Hall, T.Nagar from 10 AM to 10 PM.

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Patti Mandram will be conducted at 4 PM followed by the release of Ma Manithar MGR, book published by Olikirathu Urimaikural. During the function Puratchi Thalaivar MGR video clippings will be projected and the video work is done by Olikirathu Urimaikural Publisher Thangavel.

Formation and appointment of members will be done for the centenary celebration of our beloved Leader MGR. All MGR fans are welcome.

More news will follow.

04 January 2014

Great Chief Minister

Sri MGR Year 96, 4th January, Saturday

V.R.Lakshminarayanan, who started his Police career as Assistant Superintendent of Police, Madurai, then he was appointed as Additional Director of CBI. Later years he rendered service during our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR reign first as Inspector General of Police and retired as Director General of Police, Tamil Nadu. Below is the article written by V.R.Lakshminarayanan in year 1986.

From Rajakumari to Madurai Meeta Sundarapandian, MGR, the actor has travelled a long way as an actor whose very name brought millions to the box office. There has been great character actors who could play any role with ease and natural fluency, live, so to say, any role best but none of them could predict with confidence that the film would be a sure block buster. MGR’s movies on the other hand had the sure magic touch of Midas. I am not competent to comment on his skills as a movie actor except to say that I am one of his fans.

The real truth about MGR is that through the many roles he played he was not interpreting the character in the movie, but was constantly giving a glimpse of himself, his social and political philosophy, his complete identification with the ‘lowly and the lost’ his vision of a future, in short he was telling us through the celluloid medium that MGR the character in the films and MGR in flesh and blood were the same.

Added to that he had the peculiar histrionic quality of communicating this image with a transparency and adequacy not ordinarily given to other mortals. Carry Grant, Clark Gable and Gregory Peck are some of the all time greats in cinema. We admired their acting, we came back wondering at their astonishing ability to live the role but they never impressed us as projecting their own lives or their ideals. Charlie Chaplin was the nearest, but not complete. Therein lies the secret of MGR, the public figure. His popularity remains to this day a tidal wave, furious and irresistible.

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My first contact with him was nearly thirty years ago, when he led a procession to honour a Tamil writer in the blazing heat of a May afternoon, around 1 PM. I was Assistant Commissioner, Law and Order in Madras city and went to Mount Road to watch the arrangements more as an after-thought. At that hour one couldn’t collect even two souls for love or money. And as my jeep was reaching the ‘New Globe’ (now Alankar) theatre, there was a sight one had to see to believe. Traffic for two miles was completely paralysed and virtually more than a lakh of people were jostling, fighting and yelling to get a close-up  view of their idol. Mind you, it was no political demonstration. In any case DMK in 1956 was not much of a force and the gathering was almost impromptu not the pre arranged affairs of today with men and women being brought in trucks and paid for their participation, official machinery being grossly misused but the unadulterated tribute of the masses to their hero who at last incarnating in flesh and blood stood before them. To clear the crowds was out of question, though I had a company of the MSP with me for the job. I felt discretion the better part of valour, and requested MGR to get along with the procession. That was real charisma. Had Karunanidhi witnessed this scene, I am sure he would not have crossed swords with his colleague in the early seventies.

And next I met him during the Sarkaria commission days. It must be said to his credit that throughout the commissions proceedings he kept a certain distance and detachment and never attempted to personally intervene to turn the inquiry against his opponent by any means. In politics as in war, anything his fair, but MGR was a picture of fair play.

Came 1977 and the matinee idol became the Chief Minister wiping out all opposition. He did not have the cultivated sophistication of professional administrators. It is not required in a Chief Minister. But what is needed is that most uncommon quality common sense. This MGR has in plenty. More than that, he has an instinctive grasp of what the people want. This, combined with his idealism and dynamic resolve to get this done, has turned him into a great Chief Minister. I realised in those days I was very close to him that neither ministers nor senior civil servants could fool him with rules or excuses. Kamaraj was another who shared this virtue with MGR. Both have this simple rustic quality before which opposition melts in a jiffy. Some of his scheme at first appear impossible of execution. If Napoleon cut out the word, impossible from his dictionary, Kamaraj and MGR did not know the meaning of the word at all.

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Added to that, here is a man of great compassion. If everything else about him is forgotten, he will be remembered for his mid day meal scheme. What a great vision of children well-fed and well-educated, growing up without knowing hunger marching to take Tamil Nadu forward to a great future. People, especially the financial experts and unfeeling men scoffed at the idea and foretold certain collapse of our administration. Now other states are following Tamil Nadu.

It is not that he is without his faults. His state of health, wrecked by incessant over work as of late made him unpredictable. This is the time when he should learn to delegate. He is suspicious of those around him and for a very good reason.

Not all of them share his concern for the welfare of the Tamil people who adore him. Nor all of them have the national interest at heart. Naturally he is fearful of the consequences of putting power in their hands unchecked by his daily supervision. It was the same plight that plagued Pandit Nehru. But he should choose his ministers to do the job, not to do everything himself. If he does, the relief will give him more time and more years to see his beloved people prosper.

I can go on about this good man whom I knew reasonably well. And as the history of this country is chronicled among the many contemporary leaders, Dr.MGR will stand out as a legend.

02 January 2014

New Year 2014

Sri MGR Year 96, 2nd January, Thursday

We srimgr.com team wishes our readers a Happy New Year 2014.

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In this year, we will have a chance to see Ayirthil Oruvan in restored version in the silver screen followed by Ulagam Sutrum Valiban in High definition. Some of MGR movies will be restored in present day format.

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Above are the two calendars published, one by Olikirathu Urimaikural MGR magazine and another by Ponmanachemmal Sri MGR Welfare Association. Both the calendars were forwarded by Olikirathu Urimaikural Editor B.S.Raju. I have given the calendar images in high resolution you can save it and take a print out as you wish.

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