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Friday, December 25, 2009

Makkal Thilagam M.G.R's 22nd Death anniversary










Twenty-two years after his death, the evergreen star of south, M.G.Ramachandran, continues to rule the hearts of millions of his diehard fans in one way or the other. This was very much evident on Thursday when thousands made a beeline to MGR’s memorial on the Marina Beach to pay homage to the AIADMK founder-leader on his death anniversary.

AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa along with the party leaders pays homage to former Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran, on his 22nd death anniversary, at his memorial at Marina Beach in Chennai on Thursday.



Even His Grandson M.G.C.B.Pradeep came with Kalaiventhan Bhakthargal (thiru M.G.R's fans) in a Silent Procession From Paragan theatre  to memorial place  at the Marina beach

Click Here to watch the People Coming to see his God 


A woman in a black sari was seen offering a `Padayal’ (food offered to deities) on a plantain leaf. Others confined themselves to burning camphor in front of his bust.

A girl named R.Hemadevi d/o Rajkumar an  active member of Kalaiventhan Bhakathargal Group sung a song .

Selling badges and keychains embedded with the photographs of the man who could sway millions with a gesture and a smile, did roaring business.

Truly the man lives on in the hearts of his fans. Evergreen, indeed


Sunday, December 20, 2009

Makkal Thilagam Creates History Again


Makkal Thilagam Dr. Puratchi Thalaivar M.G.R avargal has reached the First Position in
www.whopopular.com of 29,080 votes and still going on Strong


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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

World Leaders Ranking , Makkal Thilagam is in 13th Rank


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Saturday, October 17, 2009

MGR's Grandson M.G.C.B Pradeep Hoists AIADMK Flag On Oct 17 2009



To day  Oct 17 2009 AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa  visited the party headquarters and hoisted the party flag on the occasion of the 37th anniversary of the founding day of the party.



MGR's Grandson M.G.C.B.Pradeep Hoisted AIADMK Flag at Valsaravakkam ,Chennai ,India on oct17 2009 
Click Here to see the Flag Hoist

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Makkal Thilagam's Speech


On his way back from Film Festival held in Moscow Russia, MGR was interviewed in London BBC.
          Click Here To Know More

Monday, September 21, 2009

2000 Photos Of Makkal Thilagam



Article From D.C News Paper

Saturday, September 5, 2009

MGR kin joins hands with Jaya


MGR's grand nephew M.G.C.B. Pradeep on Friday joined the AIADMK in the presence of party supremo Ms Jayalalithaa at Kodanadu in the Nilgiris district. A film editor by profession, Mr Pradeep recently organised a function to commemorate 50 years of MGR flick Nadodi Mannan.
Article From : Deccan Chronicle

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Box office Emperor Proves Again



Recently Chiranjeevi's son Ram Charan Teja acted in a movie "Magadheera" was released in Andhra Pradesh. The movie was a mega hit. In the place of "Nagari ",the movie was running houseful, until our Great Leader M.G.R's movie "Adimai Penn" was released, everything changed. A new Telugu movie cannot stand against a 40 year old movie. That is the power of our Great Leader M.G.R.
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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Golden Jubilee Function by Mr.Roop Kumar





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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Nadodi Manan Film On Small Screen



Makkal Thilagam's First Production Venture

"Nadodi Manan" Film On Raj T.V

On Aug 23rd For Vinayaka Chathurthi

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Grand Function was held in Rani seethai Hall


Pulavar Pulamai Pithan ,M.C.Prabakar,Pradeep.M.C.Balu
and Urmai Kural Editor Mr.B.S.Raj

Grand Function was held in Rani seethai Hall on Aug 16
At 5.30pm all our Makkal Thilagam Fans from various districts slowly starting assembling for the programme. At 6.00pm Chief Guests started arriving . Stunt shankar sir,Mr.Pulavar Pulamai Pithan,Mr.P.N.Sundram ,M.G.Chakrapani Family,Actress Rajasri ,Actress Rajasulochana,Actress Bavani ,Actress Jayakumari,Actress Sachu,B.S.Saroja,Lyricist Na.Kamarasan,Lyricist Muthulingam,Lyricist Puvai Sengutavan,Satya Studio Hari ,MGR Muthu (Manager of MGR Memorial Hall),S.A.Algarsamy ,Actress Venniradai Nirmala and Sudha vijayan (V.N.Janaki's Neice).
Pulamai Pithan opened the Exihibition Of Makkal Thilagam
The show was Host by Mr.Piraisudan,it started with Songs of Makkal Thilagam by Sambo Group.Mr Urimai Kural B.S.Raj the Organiser was respected with Shawl ,then everyone was respected with Shawl ,M.C.Leelavathi who gave Kidney to our Makkal Thilagam and M.C.Vijaylakshmi daughter of M.G.Chakrapani also respected with shawl to our yesteryear heroines .Mr M.C.Prabakar Son of M.G.Chakrapani received Manathi Manan award from Pulavar Pulamai Pithan.Mr Major Dasan also respected with shawl to Pradeep.M.C.Balu Grandson of M.G.Chakrapani.
(To be Contd)

Friday, August 7, 2009

Mega Event for Makkal Thilagam



Click Here to View The Trailer

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A new blog titled MGRLiterature


A new blog titled MGRLiterature will publish the literary works of MGR, which seldom appeared in Newspapers and books.
The blog owner MGR Literature blog is entirely dedicated to the literary works of MGR alone.


The literary works include not only writings of MGR, also his speeches (not political) in Schools, colleges and Universities, Functions, Question and Answers, Essays which projects intellectual, cultured, artistic, creative, cultivated reading habits, well informed and knowledgeable personality. Click Here to Know more

Friday, June 26, 2009

Grand Release Of "Anbe Vaa" Shortly


COMING SOON SUPER HIT MOVIE
ANBE VAA
Salem and South Arcot


Cast

M.G. Ramachandran (J.Balasubramaniyam)
T.R.Ramachandran
Nagesh
Asokan
Saroja Devi B.
Manorama
Music : M.S.Viswanathan
Produced by : AVM Productions
Director: A.C. Trilogchander

Story View (click here)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Grand Function On August For Makkal Thilagam


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Again A Grand Release Of "Adimai Penn" in Chennai

Makkal Thilagam M.G.R's Home Production "Adimai Penn" directed by K.Shankar was released almost all over Tamil Nadu, two weeks back.

On Sunday evenning at Motcham theatre in Chennai, fans were doing milk abishekam and they were garlanding on Makkal Thilagam's Banner.


The crowd was overwhelming,and the crowd was waiting for matinee show to finish. when they come outside they will burst crackers.The traffic was almost stopped for 10 to 15 mins









Most of the fans are repeated audiences ,they came from matinee show bought the first show ticket and went back.






Sunday, May 31, 2009

Grand Release of Adimai Penn


Grand Release of Adimai Penn
Adimai Penn was released in DTS.
The entire sound track is in DTS.
To Know More Details Click Here

Friday, May 29, 2009

Amme Anupame [1977] - Songs

Amme Anupame [1977][Malayalam]

Cast : M.C.Sukumar,Ummer K.P, Sankaradi, Sreelatha, Sarada, Vidhubala
Story,Screenplay,Dialogues :Thoppil Bhasi
Lyrics:Mankombu Gopalakrishnan
Music by :M.S.Viswanathan
Produced by :Moorthy K.S.R
Direction by:K.S.Sethumadhavan

Click Here To Listen The Songs




Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bit News

Jupiter Pictures joined hands with Mekala Pictures and made “Naam”which was written by Mu. Karunanidhi, one of the partners in the production. It was directed by an editor-turned-director A.Kasilingam, with music by C. S. Jayaraman. The film had M. G.Ramachandran and V. N. Janaki in lead roles with M. N. Nambiar, P. K.Saraswathi, P. S. Veerappa and M. G. Chakrapani.



This film did fairly well and Mekala unit received Rs. 50,000 as share of the profits. MGR and Janaki were also partners along with Karunanidhi and others. Misunderstandings arose over the division ofthe profits with MGR and MK which resulted in MGR breaking an armchair during the partners’ meeting.? (An insider who wishes to remain anonymous who worked on the production of this film revealed this interesting tidbit.)



MGR had another successful film “Genova” in which he was paired with B. S. Saroja.? A story with a Christian background it was made in Tamil and Malayalam too. It was directed by the veteran F.Nagoor. Others in the cast included M. G. Chakrapani, P. Kannamba, P.S. Veerappa and T. S. Dorairaj.? A wedding sequence in this film was shot at the church inside the Loyola College compound, a rare eventand novelty in that day.




News By Randor Guy

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Makkal Thilagam's Songs



MGR endeared himself to many as a connoisseur of the fine arts. And January 17, his birth anniversary, is an occasion to pay tribute to the legend, who left an indelible imprint not just on celluloid but on the political scenario of the State.(Click here to know full article)
Article from Hindu
Rupa Gopal

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mohini-1948


M. G. Ramachandran (Character Name :Vijayakumar, a commander)

T. S. Balaiah

Pulimoottai Ramaswami,

M. N. Nambiar

R. Balasubramaniam

V. N. Janaki

Madhuri Devi

Music : S.M.Subbiah Naidu

Dialogues:S.D.Sundram

Story by A.S.A.Sami

Produced by Jupiter Films

Direction by Lanka Sathyam

Story View:

Mohini, produced by the noted motion picture house of yesteryear Jupiter Pictures at Coimbatore, was an amalgam of William Shakespeare’s lesser-known play, “Two Gentlemen of Verona”, and the popular Arabian Nights’ tale “The Magic Horse”. It was written by professor-turned-writer-director, A. S. A. Sami, an expert at adapting literary classics into Tamil screenplays. The dialogue was penned by S. D. Sundaram. As Sami was too busy with many projects, Lanka Sathyam, a Telugu film actor and director, hardly remembered today, was chosen to direct the film. He had earlier directed two Tamil films Shanbhagavalli and Lakshmi Vijayam.

Mohini had an impressive cast — V. N. Janaki, Madhuri Devi, T. S. Balaiah, M. G. Ramachandran, Pulimoottai Ramaswami, M. N. Nambiar and R. Balasubramaniam. Interestingly, MGR had only a supporting role (his name appeared second in the credits, next to T. S. Balaiah as ‘M. G. Ramachandar’, that was how he spelt his name during early 1940s to be different from the then popular T. R. Ramachandran). Balaiah played the male lead and Madhuri Devi, his lady-love.

Mohini earned a footnote in the history of Tamil cinema as the first picture in which MGR and Janaki were cast as the romantic pair. They had acted earlier in M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar’s come-back film (which sadly left him behind) Raja Mukthi, but they were not paired in the film.

However, the roots of MGR’s social activism as do-gooder and champion of the under-dog were seen in this film. In a forest-scene, he rushes to rescue a family travelling in a bullock-cart from being robbed by a gang (a not yet known M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar as the main robber, a minor role!). MGR also did sword-fighting scenes for which he was already gaining a reputation.
After Lanka Sathyam had made some progress, the Jupiter bosses were not happy with the results. Besides, the scenes with the flying horse needed ‘trick’ photography and technical know-how, which Sathyam did not obviously possess. K. Ramnoth, the sadly neglected movie maestro, then working for Jupiter Pictures, took over and shot the scenes of the flying horse. When the picture was completed, he insisted that only Sathyam’s name should appear in the credits. That was Ramnoth.
Mohini was well received and it was in this movie the real life romance between Janaki and MGR blossomed, leading to their marriage later.
After the demise of MGR when Janaki was the Chief Minister for a few weeks, Mohini was re-edited bestowing more importance on the MGR-VNJ pair, as part of the State election-image-building strategy by the Janaki-headed party. But it did not work.
Remembered for: the first film of MGR-Janaki as romantic pair and the ‘flying horse’ scenes!

RANDOR GUY

Courtsey : Hindu


Released On: 26-10-1948
Ran for 133 days










Monday, May 11, 2009

Adimai Penn -1


Adimai Penn was first started with a different Script , Shooting was done for Couple of Scenes and was Stopped. And then Adimai Penn, what was released was continued in a different Story, only Jail Sequence was Common .

The Casting For the First Version was

MGR,K.R.Vijaya,Ratna,M.N.Nambiar


(To Be Contd with more news )

Saturday, May 2, 2009

40th yrOf Adimai Penn










One of the Super hits of thiru M.G.R is Adimai Penn .
It was released on 01-05-1969
This film was Compared equal to hollywood film making

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(To be Cond)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Makkal Thilagam



A day with Chief Minister MGR begins in the early hours of 11th December 1977.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

NOT To Believe , But To Believe

From 1978 to till date every year MGR acted movies are re-released
frequently than any other actors movies. Is this is a myth
(false run as mentioned by someone in the Net).
CLICK HERE TO KNOW IN DETAIL

Monday, March 9, 2009

THIS MONTH THAT YEAR

28.03.36 Sathileelavathi

31.03.38 Dakshya yagnam

03.03.43 Thaasi Penn

05.03.53 Naam

15.03.53 Panakari

23.03.61 Thirudathe

15.03.63 Parisu

13.03.64 En Kadamai

27.03.65 Panam Padaithavan

15.03.68 Kudiryatha Koil

10.03.72 Nalla Neram

19.03.76 Nithikku Thalaivangu

05.03.77 Navaratnam

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Ponmudi-1950

Cast:

P. V. Narasimha Bharathi,
Madhuri Devi,
R. Balasubramaniam,
T. P. Muthulakshmi,
M. G. Chakrapani,
A. Karunanidhi,
Dhanalakshmi

Story : BHARATIDASAN
Cameraman: J. G. VIJAYAN
Composer
: G. RAMANATHAN

Produced by : Mordern Theatres
Directed by : Ellis.R.Duncan


Story View:
One of the classics of Tamil Literature, “Edhirparaadha Mutham’ (Unexpected Kiss) by the Pondicherry-based Puratchi Kavignar Bharathidasan, was chosen by South Indian movie mogul and boss of Modern Theatres, Salem, T. R. Sundaram, to be made into a film. TRS, as he was familiarly known, was friendly with the renowned poet who had a healthy interest in the film medium. He had written the story and dialogue for the Modern Theatres box-office bonanza, Aayiram Thalai Vaangi Apoorva Chintamani. As a rationalist he did not want his name in the credits of that film, an incredible folk tale.
TRS engaged the American Tamil filmmaker Ellis R. Dungan to direct this film, and the Hollywood-trained technician, who introduced new methods of onscreen narration into Tamil cinema with his Sathi Leelavathi, invested Ponmudi with glamour, glitz and gloss, which were far ahead of its time. He introduced daring love sequences featuring the hero Narasimha Bharathi and the heroine Madhuri Devi in the film which were somewhat shocking to the conservative audiences of the 1950s. For a lovemaking sequence on the beach, he arranged for the sand from the Adyar beach to be brought to the studio in Salem and shot the sequence, , mixing it with long shots of the Elliot’s Beach.
Ponmudi had melodious music (composed by G. Ramanathan) with Ramanathan himself singing the duets with T. V. Ratnam (voice for Madhuri Devi). The lyrics were by Marudhakasi-Ka. Mu. Sheriff. Though most of such duets were straight lifts from popular Hindi movies, the songs became popular.
The epic story was perhaps inspired by the Romeo and Juliet classic and depicted the love between a young man and a woman belonging to two different families. Expectedly problems arise and many twists and turns take place with abduction by tribals and such exotic elements woven into the storyline. M. G. Chakrapani played the villainous tribal leader.
As one would expect from a Dungan movie, Ponmudi had excellent technical values with good cinematography (J. G. Vijayam) and slick editing supervised by Dungan, an excellent editor. The outdoor photography of sequences in and around the hills of Yercaud was a treat to watch. The impressive camera work by Vijayam well guided by Dungan won him much acclaim and also an award.
The lead pair, Narasimha Bharathi and Madhuri Devi, lived their roles. Well-known character actor R. Balasubramaniam played the father. In spite of the classic status of the original story, the writing of Bharathidasan, the music of G. Ramanathan, the picturesque photography and, above all, the deft direction of Dungan, Ponmudi did not do well. This was because the intimate scenes seemed to have shocked the average moviegoer.

Remembered for its pleasing music, captivating photography and taut on-screen narration of Ellis R. Dungan.


RANDOR GUY

Kalai Arasi -1963 - Part 2



Cast :

M.G.Ramachandran (charcter name :Mohan & a Jester) (Dual Roles)
Bhanumati
M.N.Nambiar
P.S.Veerappa
Sachu
N.S Narayan Pillai
S.M Thirupati Sami
Rajsri
G.Sakuntala
Story :T.E.Gnanamoorthi
Dialogues :Ravinder

Lyrics :Pattukottai Kalyan Sundram

Kavigner Kannadasan

Alangudi Somu


Music : K.V.Mahadevan

Cameraman :J.G.Vijayam
Editing & Assistant Direction : S.Natarajan

Produced by :Sarodi Brothers

Directed by : A.Kasilingam

Story View :


Thinna does not notice this and takes off from the earth. When he nearing his planet, he ejects what he assumes to be Malla’s corpse from his spacecraft, but it is actually Mohan who falls into the alien planet. By happenstance Mohan comes across a kind-hearted jester from another planet who is on the way to the palace. This jester takes Mohan to his house and feeds him. As they step outside, the jester is struck dead by a passing meteor. As luck would have it, the jester had resembled Mohan in facial features, and so Mohan takes his place and goes to the palace. There he meets Vani and manages to make her realize his true identity. They outwit the cunning Thinna and return to the earth. Meanwhile Kannan is caught strangling Valli and is arrested by the police. Mohan and Vani reach home. All is well that ends well.MGR played the double roles of Mohan and the jester, while Bhanumati essayed the roles of Vani and Valli. Rajashri acted as Princess Rajini who falls in love with the jester. P.S. Veerappa as Kannan and M.N. Nambiar as Thinna were well cast in their roles. Sachu, C.T. Rajakantham, S.R. Janaki, S.M. Thirupathisami and G. Sakuntala enacted the supporting roles. Ravinder wrote the dialogues for Gnanmoorthi’s story. Editing was by S. Natarajan, who also worked as assistant director. Art direction was by A.K. Ponnuswami. The special effects and cinematography were handled by J.G. Vijayam. The movie was directed by veteran A. Kasilingam.


Ponnuswami and Vijayam deserve special mention for the stunning visuals. The scenes depicting the spacecraft traveling through the Milky Way and the exteriors of the alien planet are truly spectacular. The interiors of the spacecraft are crafted with care, and show gadgets and blinking lights that seem exactly similar to the ones that we see in the Star Wars series, the first of which was released 14 years after ‘kalai arasi’! When we consider the limited technology available at the time, we can perceive how much research, imagination and painstaking work would have gone into crafting these sequences. Again, the extraterrestrials are shown with a peculiar gait, as they are not used to gravity. At the same time, the earthling MGR is shown floating on the alien planet in the absence of gravity. And in the end, when Bhanumati’s father expresses naïve incredulity on hearing MGR’s account of their space travel, MGR remarks, ‘ippO naanga pOyittu vandhadhu kaRpanaiyaa irukkalaam. oru kaalathil nadakkathaan pOgiRathu!




If the visuals are spectacular, K.V. Mahadevan’s background score is no less noteworthy. The eerie soundtrack bolstered further by a harmony of chorus voices when the spaceship is shown hurling across the skies, adds sheen to the amazing visuals. KVM has given the movie a great set of songs as well. Working with Pattukkottai Kalyanasundaram, Kannadasan, Alangudi Somu and Muthukoothan, KVM comes out with a stellar album. The movie opens with the haunting TMS solo ‘neelavaana pandhalin keezhE nilamadandhai madiyin mElE’. The pathos version of the song appears later on in the movie. A.J. Ratnamala sings the breezy ‘kettaalum kettudhu ippadi kettudakkoodaadhu’ for Sachu who acted as MGR’s sister. ‘endRum illamal oNrum sollamal inbam uNdaavadhEno’ is a memorable P.Leela song filmed on Rajashri. Seergazhi Govindarajan sings ‘adhisayam paarthEn maNNilE’. The song is in praise of the earth and in intelligent lines the prodigious Pattukkottai ponders on life in the alien planet thus, ‘ingE thangida nizhalumillai, pongida kadalumillai, satRu nEram kooda veyyil maRaivadhillai, nammai thazhuvida thendRal yEdhum varuvadhumillai!’ The album boasts of a catchy Seergazhi Govindararajan- P. Suseela duet as well- ‘nee iruppadhu ingE, un ninaiviruppadhu engE’ for MGR and Rajashri.
‘kalai arasi’ was unfortunately many years in the making. This is evident by the fact that Pattukkottai Kalyanasundaram was among the lyricists, and he had passed away way back in 1959. The surmise that the movie was commenced much earlier gains further credence when we observe that singers such as P.Leela, Jikki and Ratnamala, who had slipped into oblivion by the advent of the 60s, find place in the album. Hence the making of the movie must have commenced in the late 50s. The reasons for the inordinate delay in proceeding with making the movie are not known. Legend has it that towards the end, MGR had become so busy with his schedules that the producers of ‘kalaiarasi’ had to resort to a hunger strike at the gate of MGR’s office to persuade him to spare some dates to complete ‘kalaiarasi’.Playing the title role, Bhanumati doles out a remarkable performance as usual. Be it the romantic sequences with MGR, where she has to hide herself in a heap of hay to escape from her prying friends, or when pretending to fall into a faint to make Veerappa believe that she is sick, the hilarious sequences wherein she appears as the deranged Valli, her bold and insolent repartees to the king and commander of the alien planet, her hushed and dignified portrayal of the pangs of separation from MGR, the gripping climax where she operates the spacecraft with cool nonchalance even as MGR and Nambiar are engaged in a deadly skirmish (other heroines would have been shown wringing their hands in despair in similar sequences!)… Bhanumati strides the frames like a colossus... and through this movie released in April 1963, she portrayed space travel even before the first woman astronaut Valentina Tereshkova actually did so a few months later in June 1963!True, ‘kalaiarasi’ was not a commercial success; it was perhaps doomed to fail, considering that the crux of the story, i.e. space travel was something that an average Tamil viewer could accept at the time. The movie and its songs are all but forgotten today. Nonetheless, it is really amazing that a story concerning human spaceflight was conceived and adapted for the screen in the late 50s, when only an unmanned Sputnik had been launched in 1957. Yuri Gargarin, the first human to travel into space, did so only in 1961! How eerily prescient of the little known Gnanamoorthi sitting in some corner of Madras to write a taut thriller involving space travel, and how intelligent of him to coat the concept with entertaining elements of romance, treachery, valour and sacrifice!The UNESCO and International Astronomical Union have declared 2009 as ‘The International Year of Astronomy’.
And it is time Tamil cinema takes pride in the fact that it has in its annals a little known flash of clairvoyant brilliance called ‘kalai arasi’.


Released on :19.4.1963

Ran For : 100 days
Source From :Dhool

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Kalai Arasi -1963 Part -1

Cast :

M.G.Ramachandran (charcter name :Mohan & a Jester)
(Dual Roles)
Bhanumati
M.N.Nambiar
P.S.Veerappa
Sachu
N.S Narayan Pillai
S.M Thirupati Sami
Rajsri
G.Sakuntala

Story :T.E.Gnanamoorthi
Dialogues :Ravinder
Lyrics :Pattukottai Kalyan Sundram
Kavigner Kannadasan
Alangudi Somu
Music : K.V.Mahadevan
Cameraman :J.G.Vijayam
Editing & Assistant Direction : S.Natarajan
Produced by :Sarodi Brothers
Directed by : A.Kasilingam


Story View :

When the Hritik Roshan starrer ‘kOi mil gayaa’ was released in 2003, the media went overboard portraying the movie the first ever effort at science fiction in the history of Indian cinema. And as usual they failed to look beyond the Vindhyas when they made this outrageous claim- for Tamil cinema had explored this genre much earlier. Even if you discount the 1953 Indo-American venture ‘The Jungle/ kaadu’ (Lippert Pictures & The Modern Theaters) as a mere forest frolic with just the climax verging on science- fiction, Tamil cinema had a first class science-fiction entertainer in ‘kalai arasi’ released 40 years before ‘kOi mil gayaa’.‘The earth is the cradle of mankind - one cannot remain in the cradle forever’ declared Russian scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. Perhaps T.E. Gnanamoorthi M.A., B.O.L. was inspired by these words, for he wrote a story that was an engrossing blend of adventure and romance, with space travel as the amazing backdrop.
The story goes like this. Mohan is a poor, but honest and hard-working farmer. Vani is the daughter of the rich landlord who lives in the city while their lands are under the supervision of her cousin and suitor, the wily Kannan. On a visit to the village with her friends, Vani meets Mohan; Mohan and Vani find themselves falling in love with each other gradually. Meanwhile a spacecraft is moving rapidly towards the earth. Inside are two alien creatures who resemble earthly humans. From their conversation we understand that they are traveling to the earth on a strange mission. Apparently their planet has made far-reaching strides in science, but is woefully backward in performing arts. Hence they are coming to the earth to identify and take back a talented artiste who could teach their denizens music and dance. As they near the earth, one of the aliens, Thinna, who is the commander-in-chief of their planet, switches on a monitor, and the screen shows music and dance performances in various parts of the earth. He seems to be dissatisfied with them all, until he comes across Vani singing. He is mesmerized with her performance and decides that she would best suit their purpose.
Returning home after a clandestine moonlight rendezvous with Mohan, Vani falls into the clutches of the aliens. Thinna drags her inside the spacecraft, while the other alien Malla elects to stay on in the earth for a while. Vani is shocked when she finds herself far away from the earth. The king of the alien planet assures her that she will return safely after she had taught them dance and music. Vani is defiant and furious. However, princess Rajini treats her kindly and Vani agrees to teach her. Meanwhile back in the earth Vani’s father blames Kannan for Vani’s disappearance. Kannan goes in search of Vani and comes across a mentally deranged girl called Valli who bears a startling resemblance to Vani. Assuming that she is Vani, he gets her kidnapped and brings her home. Saddened to see his daughter a lunatic, Vani’s father agrees for Kannan to get married to her, and thus Kannan marries the poor Valli, under the assumption that he is marrying the rich heiress Vani.Mohan spies the alien Malla one night as Malla is getting ready to return to his planet. They have a brief skirmish and Malla dies. Thinna lands in his spacecraft just then to take Malla home. He sees Malla’s corpse and places it in an ante-chamber inside the craft. Watching all this, Mohan enters the craft quickly, and dragging Malla’s corpse out, he jumps into the ante-chamber.


To be Contd...

Released on :19.4.1963
Ran For : 100 days

Source From :Dhool







Thursday, February 19, 2009

100th Week MGR Movie

MGR and his fans has created a New World record by releasing MGR's 100th Movie Oli Vilakku in Tutucorin Sathya Theatre for the continuous 100th week of MGR movie release. (Trying for Guiness)
Click here to know in detail

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Makkal Thilagam Enters Into Guinness


This month on 15th MGR movies enters the Guinness World Record for non stop MGR movie re-release. Unparallel in history. CLICK HERE to know in detail

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Re-Release of KAVAL KARAN


This week Sathya Movies Kavalkaran was re-released in Natraj theatre.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Comedy Actor Mr.Nagesh Passes Away

Comedy Actor Mr.Nagesh passes away this morning 31 Jan 2009

Nagesh (Gunddu Rao )born on September 27, 1933 and died on January 31, 2009 was a veteran Indian comedian actor in Kollywood. Even today the name evokes a mixed response in the minds of Tamil filmgoers, not just as a comedian who had them rolling in the aisles, but also as a character artiste who moved them to tears with his sensitive performance in films like Neer Kumizhi, Yarukkaga Azhuthan" and Edhir Neechal.
Born as Gunddu Rao in a Brahmin community, Nagesh was born to Kannada speaking Brahmin Madhwa parents. He walked out of his house telling his parents that he would be back only after establishing himself in some career. In Chennai, he stayed in a one-room bed-sit at West Mambalam (then a remote area) with lyricist Vaali and veteran actor Srikanth. He found a small time job in the Indian Railways, but he was not satisfied. One day, he saw a Tamil play Kamba Ramayanam enacted by his colleagues, and felt that he could do a good job. He persuaded the secretary of the Railways cultural association to give him the role of a man suffering from stomach pain. MGR, then chief guest, seeing this play, in his speech praised Nagesh for his performance. From then onwards, Nagesh played small roles in various drama troupes and kept himself busy.
It was producer Balaji who spotted him and gave him his first break in films. The most memorable performance of Nagesh out of the 1000 odd films he has acted in is his role in 'Thiruvillayadal' in which he speaks a soliloquy that is one of the most memorable scenes in the film.


He played a poet falling on bad times in the film. When Sivaji who played Siva in the film saw it he asked the director to retain it in full without a cut. Directors like Sridhar and Balachander were those who brought out the acting talents of Nagesh. In 'Kathalika Neramillai' Nagesh narrates a story to Baliah and the way it was narrated brought down the theatre in laughter. In 'Apoorva Raagangal' he plays a drunkard who talks to his shadow and then finishes his dialogue by saying 'Cheers' and throwing the cup on the wall. In the theatres where the film was shown the audience imitated him and threw cups on the wall of the lobby during interval. Yet another memorable performance was as the villianous comic pimp in 'Thillana Mohannambal' starring Sivaji and Padmini and Anbe Vaa & Enga veetu Pillai Filmswith M.G.R were hilarious. . More recently he played a dead man in 'Magalir Mattum' produced by Kamalhassan and the scenes involving Nagesh were hilarious.


He died on 31 January, 2009 at the age of 77 due diabetes and a heart ailment while he was admitted in Balaji Hospital. He is survived by three sons, including actor Anand Babu

May His soul Rest in Peace

Monday, January 26, 2009

Panakkari-1953


Cast :

M.G.Ramachandran( Character Name :Sundar),
V.Nagaiah,
Javar Seetharaman,
T.S.Durairaj,
K.A.Thangavelu,
T.R.Rajakumari,
Mangalam,
T.S.Jeya,
K.R.Chellam,
C. V. V. Panthulu,
(Yogam)-Mangalam


Story View :

Leo Tolstoy’s classic ‘Anna Karenina’ was made into a Hollywood movie in 1935 by Clarence Brown with the iconic star Greta Garbo playing Anna. It was filmed earlier as a silent movie in 1928 named Love, again with Greta Garbo as Anna and the ‘great lover’ John Gilbert in the male lead. The novel and the 1935 Hollywood version were popular in India and the story was filmed in Tamil in 1953 as Panakkari by K. S. Gopalakrishnan (the maker of Chakradhari) under the technical supervision of the renowned Newtone Studio founder-cinematographer-filmmaker, Jiten Bannerjee.
T. R. Rajakumari, the then dream girl, played the Tamil Anna and Chittoor V. Nagaiah as the suspecting husband who ill-treats her for being friends with an army officer (M. G. Ramachandran). The original story of misunderstanding between the couple due to the wife’s friendship with another man was more or less followed in the Tamil version. MGR’s role was somewhat villainous. While old timers ‘Javert’ Seetharaman and C. V. V. Panthulu played their supporting roles effectively, Mangalam, the woman the army man discards was also impressive. In a sequence, Panthulu (playing an elderly husband) carrying on with his young daughter’s attractive dance teacher, signals her to come up to his bedroom, leaving the daughter to dance to a gramophone record! While the dancer is busy upstairs, the gramophone record which has a crack, goes on playing the same word, hearing which the wife rushes out of the kitchen and catches the husband and the dance teacher red-handed. Though this sequence is hilarious, the moviegoers in those days thought it was in bad taste. There is also another scene the Tamil audience didn’t relish much — the husband (Nagaiah) introduces his lovely wife (Rajakumari) to his army friend and the man and the woman shake hands. It was also why the public rejected the movie, despite its impressive cast and production values.
The film had pleasing music (S. V. Venkataraman) with lyrics by Papanasam Sivan, Thanjai Ramaiah Das, Lakshmana Das and Kuyilan. Gopalakrishnan, a graduate, took part in the Freedom Movement and also worked in movies. He was associated with S. S. Vasan and directed the Gemini Studios’ box office hit of 1948, Chakradhari. Though he made a few films, he didn’t meet with much success. He is scarcely remembered today and many mistake him for the other K. S. Gopalakrishnan, a successful Tamil filmmaker.
However, Panakkari failed at the box office, mainly because of its ‘anti sentimental’ storyline. During the same period, another film, Pitchaikkari, a remake of a Malayalam film, proved a major hit and gave rise to a joke in the Madras movie circles —‘Those who bought Panakkari became pitchaikkaarans (beggars), while buyers of Pitchaikkari became panakkarans (rich men)!
Remembered for its different storyline, high production values and impressive performances by Nagaiah, Rajakumari and MGR.
Released on :15-03-1953
Ran for 100days
by RANDOR GUY

Article From :The Hindu

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Never Before In The Tamil Film Industry

Ulagam Sutrum Valiban Crossing 100 days Sucessfully

Never before in the tamil film industry .Creating History Still

Friday, January 23, 2009

Blessing From Our Makkal Thilagam

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Iru Sahodarargal -1936

Cast

M. G. Ramachandran (credited as 'G.Ramachandran),
M.G.Chakrapani (credited as 'G.Chakrapani),K. P. Kesavan, K. K. Perumal,M. M. Radhabai,
T. S.Krishnaveni,T. S. Balaiah,S. N. Vijayalakshmi,
P. G.Venkatesan,S. N. Kannamani.

Produced by
Parameswari Sound Pictures,

Directed by
Ellis R.Dungan



Story View

A family tale of two brothers with wives cast in different moulds, onedocile and subservient and the other greedy and scandal mongering.The younger brother (Kesavan) is well versed in music and other artsgoes to Madras to earn money to� keep the family floating and the wolfaway from its thin doors.� Thanks to a Good Samaritan he gets a breakand makes a name as a stage artiste.� The money he sends for theupkeep of the family is received by the troublesome sister-in-law whoforges his wife's signature.� After many twists and turns wisdom dawnson the troublesome sister-in-law and her wayward husband and thanks tothe goodness of the actor brother and his good wife the family isunited once more, proving the father's dying words, "a split familynever prospers"…

"Iru Sahodarargal" (also known as "Two Brothers") was written by notedTamil scholar poet, writer and also filmmaker S. D. S. Yogi and wasdirected by the celebrated American Tamil filmmaker Ellis R. Dungan,his second film which came out after his successful debut in "SathiLeelavathi" (1936). The film produced by the noted Coimbatore-basedproducer of that decade Parameswaran Chettiar, was shot in Bombay at Saroj Movietone Studios.
Kesavan, the hero and the younger brother was one of the leadingactors of the 1930s. An import from theatre he was for a short periodvery popular with many hits to his credit like "Bambai Mail" "PunjabKesari" and others. He also sang well. Not many are aware that hewas the role model of M. G. Ramachandran.A Rationalist during aperiod when such persons were rare he refused to act in godly roleswhich ultimately led to the decline of his career.MGR too followinghim during his early days was reluctant to do such roles. Today K. P.Kesavan is hardly remembered.� Ramachandran and Chakrapani acted in minor roles and were credited with only their initial G, and thus MGRwas G. Ramachandran repeating the role of the policeman while M.G.Chakrapani played the inspector, the role MGR played in "SathiLeelavathi".

To play the role of 'Kuppi Paati' Dungan insisted on casting a 70-yearold woman Alamelu Ammal to lend realism to the role!
Surprisingly the theme and storyline found their way many years laterin the Hindi movie star and producer-director Bhagwan's box officebonanza "Albela".
When this writer drew the attention of the similarity to his friendEllis R. Dungan, he recalled that Bhagwan, not yet famous in 1930s wasa regular visitor to the sets at the Bombay studio and also helped inmany ways with both of them traveling often by tram. "Perhaps thestoryline got stuck in his mind and he used it later, you know,Randor, many do it in movies," Dungan remarked smiling.
Music was provided by Anantharaman and Gopalaswami (now forgotten)with lyrics by S. D. S. Yogi.
"Iru Sahodarargal" fared fairly well at the box office and the careergraph of Ellis R. Dungan began to show the promised upward swing.
The art director S. K. Murthy also designed a rare occurrence, thesong book of the movie in an entirely different fashion whichattracted much attention in those days .(This writer has the only copyof it in his modest archive.)

Article by

Randor Guy

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