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24 August 2014

MGR Cars

Sri MGR Year 97, 24th August, Sunday

Vintage car rally in Chennai is organised yearly with parading of old cars which were plying the Chennai roads 60 years back. Much importance were given to the cars used by the then celebrities.

The vintage car rally was flagged off from Don Bosco School, Egmore, today (24.8.2014).

Our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR had used Dodge car in later 50s and early 60s.

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The image to the left is the Dodge Kingsway 1957 model car used by MGR and to the right is the Ambassador car in late 70s having the registration number TMX 4777 (kept in MGR memorial, the car used by the Chief Minister MGR 1977 – 1987).

The Dodge Kingsway 1957 model image was shared by MGR Devotee Sailesh Basu.

20 August 2014

MGR Temple

Sri MGR Year 97, 20th August, Wednesday

MGR Devotee Kalaivannan had constructed a temple for Puratchi Thalaivar MGR in Nathamedu (நத்தமேடு), Thiruninravur. The temple was consecrated on 15th August 2011.

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Every year August 15th day was celebrated by MGR devotees by visiting MGR temple. This year is the 4th year of the celebration.

On this special occasion in the MGR temple they have consecrated MGR’s mother idol for worship. The images were shared by MGR Devotee Kalaivannan.

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Above images shows MGR Devotee Kalaivannan and his wife Shanthi performing pooja to MGR’s mother Sathyabama idol. And below that image is Sathyabama idol.

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Image inside sanctum sanctorum with MGR idols and to the left of the idol is the sofa and foot rest regularly used by our God MGR. 14 types of ritual bathing (abhishekam) was done for MGR idol and free food was given to 500 persons.

17 August 2014

MGR Movie Makers

Sri MGR Year 97, 17th August, Sunday

Here is a small list of MGR movie makers, choosen seven among the production houses. The first in the list is AVM Productions their first colour movie is our Makkal Thilagam MGR’s Anbay Vaa. Only one movie they worked with MGR.

AVM Productions

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Movie name Anbay Vaa released on 14.1.1966 and a box office hit movie.

Devar Films

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Devar films produced many movies as MGR in the lead this company holds the record of producing 16 flicks and all the movies are completed in short span of time. The lowest number of days MGR worked in Devar films is 7 days for Mugarasi. Devar films first colour movie in Tamil is Nalla Neram released in 1972.

The movies produced by Devar films are

Thaiku Pin Tharam

Thai Sollai Thatathey

Thayai Katha Thanaiyan

Kudumba Thalaivan

Dharmam Thalai Kakum

Neethikupin pasam

Thozhilali

Vettaikaran

Kanni Thai

Mugarasi

Thanipiravi

Thaiku Thalaimagan

Vivasayi

Ther Thiruvizha

Kadhal Vaganam and

Nalla Neram

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Above image, MGR appearing as Lord Murugan in the movie Thanipiravi, this scene comes as a dream sequence.

Emgeeyar Pictures

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Emgeeyar Pictures, MGR’s own production company produced 3 magnum hit movies Nadodi Mannan (1958), Adimai Penn (1969) and Ulagam Sutrum Vaaliban (1973).

Jayanthi Films

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Under Jayanthi Films MGR acted in only two movies they are Silver Jubilee hit Mattukara Velan (1970) and Raman Thediya Seethai (1972) both are colour movies, a fascinating fact is the costumes used in Raman Thediya Seethai was also used in Ulagam Sutrum Valiban.

Padmini Pictures

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B.R.Panthalu teamed with up with our Puratchi Thalaivar MGR to produce and direct evergreen and memorable movie Ayirathil Oruvan and the success of Ayirathil Oruvan, B.R.Panthalu continued with MGR to further produce Black and White movie Nadodi (1966) colour movies Ragasiya Police 115 (1968), Thedi Vantha Maapillai (1970) . Further the producer and Director B.R.Panthalu went up with the project of Maduraiyai Meeta Sundarapandian but unfortunately he died in the middle of the production and MGR took up and completed the movie and as a matter of fact the movie became the final movie (fully completed) of MGR too.

Padmini Pictures first movie with MGR Ayirathil Oruvan was digitally restored and released on March 14th 2014 by Divya Films and now this movie is going to reach 25th week coming this September 4th.

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16.8.2014

Booking status of Ayirathil Oruvan restored version in Sathyam Studio 5 for 16.8.2014 and below is for 15.8.2014.

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Sathyaraja Pictures

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MGR’s brother M.G.Chakrapani directed and his son M.G.C.Ramamurthy produced movie Arasakattalai was released in 1967 that is the only production MGR completed with M.G.Chakrapani.

Vijaya Productions

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Asia’s largest movie studio Vijaya Vauhini they teamed with MGR and produced two mega hit movies the 1965 Box office grosser Enga Veetu Pillai and box office hit movie Nam Nadu (1969).

The above movie maker logos captured and shared by MGR Devotee Muthaiyan.

10 August 2014

150th Day

Sri MGR Year 97, 10th August, Sunday

In the year 1965, our Puratchi Thalaivar starrer Enga Veetu Pillai, Panam Padaithavan, Ayirathil Oruvan, Kalangarai Vilakkam, Kannithai, Thazhampoo and Asai Mugam were released of this Enga Veetu Pillai became a box office movie and all time popular Ayirathil Oruvan came second in MGR movie collection of 1965.

In1965 the 100th day of Ayirathil Oruvan was not celebrated due to death of students who participated in Hindi agitation. The producer of Ayirathil Oruvan B.R.Panthalu had given a publication stating the reason.

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In 2014, Divya Films Chockalingam had made a tremendous effort by restoring the entire footage of Ayirathil Oruvan and re-worked with the sound effects and released the movie in over 100 centres all over Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Karnataka and overseas. There was no posters as Election campaign for the Parliament is going on. Instead of the hurdles Ayirathil Oruvan restored version successfully crossed 100th day on 21.6.2014 and special show was conducted on 22.6.2014 in Albert theatre.

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We had previously posted the images and videos in our MGR blog and kept track. Today 10th August 2014 is the 150th day of Ayirathil Oruvan in Albert complex and 22nd week in Sathyam cinemas. On this special occasion we have uploaded some rare images from Ayirathil Oruvan and the 1965 paper ad.

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The ads of Ayirathil Oruvan 100th day which appeared in 1965 and 2014.

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Above image is the 150th day ad given in Daily Thanthi, the silver jubilee celebration of Ayirathil Oruvan restored version will be conducted by all MGR Fans association in Kamarajar Arangam on 1st September 2014. The grand gala evening will have entertainment provided by Lakshman Shruti and many VIPs will participate in the function. More about the function information will be posted in our MGR Blog.

Some of the Images and ad are given by MGR Devotee Vinod from Bangalore and Olikirathu Urimaikural Editor B.S.Raju.

07 August 2014

Ayirathil Oruvan 101st Day – 8

Sri MGR Year 97, 7th August, Thursday

This week is a memorable week for MGR devotees and fans as our Puratchi Thalaivar MGR starrer Ayirathil Oruvan restored version completes 150th day. Below is the ad to be published tomorrow in Daily Thanthi.

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In this post we will be uploading two scenes from Ayirthil Oruvan, video captured during the 101st day in Albert theatre. The first video is about capturing the princess and MGR participating in the auction.

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Second Video

 

Second video captured by MGR Devotee Venkat the famous punch dialog between MGR and Nambiyar in this movie. The crowd goes crazy on hearing when Puratchi Thalaivar utters “Tholviyae Ethiriku Parisualithu pazhagiavan naan” (I have a habit of awarding defeat as gift to my enemies) needless to say the cameraman also jolted for this scene.

05 August 2014

Ayirathil Oruvan 101st Day - 7

Sri MGR Year 97, 5th August, Tuesday

In the earlier post we had uploaded several clippings from Ayirathil Oruvan restored version captured in Albert theatre during 101st day. The clippings showed the crowd becoming crazy when they saw our Puratchi Thalaivar MGR on silver screen uttering memorable dialogues.

21st week

Above is the ad published in Daily Thanthi for the 21st week of Ayirathil Oruvan restored version, running successfully in Albert and Sathyam cinemas.

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Above image to the right shows various facial expression in 1 second.

In this post we are uploading two scenes first is the Pirate Leader Nambiyar threatening MGR and asking him to join his sinful life. And another scene is unique MGR dialogue to give all the jewels they were given as share from looting pirate ships.

 

Other videos will follow soon.

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