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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

M.G.R's 'Thani Piravi' Movie Re-Released

Devar Films Black and White Movie Thani Piravi was released  in Natraj theater. 
Huge Crowd gathered last sunday. Inspite of IPL matches are going on ,there were huge response for our beloved leader. Some theatres stopped screening night shows due to IPL matches ,but IPL matches aren't important than  our leader ,one fan says.
Mr.Roop Kumar of Srimgr.com had gone to the theatre on sunday and has updated in his site ,Total collection from Matinee and evening show is more than Rs.9,000 plus for 2 shows theater capacity is 1200 plus for a black and white movie, highest run for this movie is 75 days for the first release .
Latest Update :
Urimaikural MGR Magazine Editor B.S.Raju and MGR Devotee Yukesh Babu called me and told about the news of Thanipiravi was flashed in Maalai Malar Chennai Edition. It is added now for your information.



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Sunday, March 28, 2010

M.G.R Completes Entering Into Cinema Industry By 75yrs

MGR as Police Inspector In The Film 'Sathileelavathi'



M.G.R Completes Entering Into Cinema Industry By 75yrs
This Day March 28th 'Sathileelavathi' Movie was Released  

Marudur Gopala Ramachandran (January 17, 1917–December 24, 1987), popularly known as MGR, Puracthi Nadigar, Ponmana Chemmal and Puratchi Thalaivar,& Makkal Thilagam , was a Tamil film actor and Chief Minister of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu from 1977 until his death 
In 1953, MGR joined the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. He became a member of the state Legislative Council in 1962. He was first elected to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly in 1967, and subsequently in the elections of 1971, 1977, 1980 and 1984. In 1972, he founded the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), which contested and won the subsequent elections. In 1977, he became the first film actor in India to become the Chief Minister of a state. He continued as the Chief Minister for the rest of his life In October 1984, MGR was diagnosed with kidney failure and was rushed to the U.S. for treatment.Tamil Nadu and over 100 people attempted self-immolation.
He died on December 24,1987.

(To Be Contd)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

M.G.R's Rare Images-4

MGR's First Wife Thangamani Bhargavi

Poster From The Drama 'Idintha Koil'


MGR's Nadaga Mandram

A still From The Film 'Naam'

Unreleased movie 'Inba Nilla'

Crowd Of The People While Shooting In the Movie 
'Mattukara Velan'

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sri Murugan-1946


CAST:
C. Honnappa Bhagavathar, Trichur Premavathi, M. G. Ramachandran, K. Malathi, Dr. O.R. Balu, U. R. Jeevaratnam, (Yogam) Mangalam, Kali N. Ratnam, T.V. Kumudhini and ‘Baby’ Harini
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On a festival day in 1944, M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar, the first superstar of South Indian cinema, released a colour ad on the front page of The Hindu. (During that period, The Hindu carried ads in colour, mostly announcements of movies on the front page.) It had Bhagavathar seated on a white horse and the rest of the space had drawings of stars in which the names of his future movies were written. Unfortunately, none of those movies ever got made with MKT for, in December 1944, he was arrested in connection with the sensational Lakshmikantham Murder Case. He was in prison for 30 long months.
One such movie was Sri Murugan. Produced by Jupiter Pictures, Coimbatore, shooting began with Bhagavathar being directed by his favourite director and good friend Raja Chandrasekhar. Songs were recorded and some scenes were shot, when Bhagavathar was arrested in Madras...
Interestingly, the Bangalore-based stage and screen star Honnappa Bhagavathar was a substitute for Bhagavathar. The director who did not have a good opinion of the substitute walked out of the project without even informing the producers!
The college lecturer-turned-screenwriter and later noted filmmaker was then the in-house writer for Jupiter and he took over the direction. However, he was credited only with writing and associate direction, while producer Jupiter Somu and editor V. S. Narayanan took credit for the direction... (Narayanan was the husband of P. Bhanumathi’s sister.)
MGR who was yet to make a mark as an actor was cast as Lord Shiva with the Telugu actress K. Malathi as Parvathi.
MGR performed a dance number ‘Shiva Thandavam’ along with Malathi, a highlight of the film. MGR worked hard, rehearsing the dance for weeks and performed surprisingly well. His athletic physique, agile movements, handsome looks and graceful dancing impressed all and proved to be the spring-board for his elevation as a hero, the big break he had awaited for years. He was cast as hero in the Jupiter production and Sami’s directorial debut Rajakumari (1947).
The movie narrated the mythological story of Murugan conquering the demon Soorapadman. Into this story was woven the popular epic of Murugan and Valli.
Jeevaratnam, the singing star of the 1940s, played the male role of Sage Narada and sang many songs, and Honnappa Bhagavathar too had his share of songs. (The music was scored by S. M. Subbaiah Naidu and S.V. Venkataraman, and the lyrics were by Papanasam Sivan).
‘MS’ was the first female artiste to play Sage Narada, and the others included P. A. Perianayaki, N. C. Vasanthakokilam, T. Suryakumari (in a Telugu movie), and Jeevaratnam in this movie.
Noted Tiruchi-based eye surgeon O. R. Balu played Soorapadman. Deeply interested in music and other arts, he played host to most musicians visiting Tiruchi. Remembered for the scintillating MGR-Malathi dance number and Jeevaratnam playing the male role of Narada.


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Article from :Hindu

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Great Loss For Our Film Industry

Veteran cinematographer P N Sundaram passed away at his residence here on Monday. He was 82 and is survived by his two daughters and a son.

Starting as a camera assistant at Vijaya Vauhini studios, Sundaram then went on, in his career to do a number of memorable movies with  M GR, Sivaji Ganesan, Mutharaman and Jayalaithaa . Uyarndha Manidhan', Oli Vilakku', Kaadhalikka Neramillai', Enga Veettu Pillai', Adimai Penn', and Vietnam Veedu',Thanga Pathakam were among them. 
He had filmed over 200 movies in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi.
Besides as a cameraman, Sundaram had also directed seven Malayalam films, including 'Aayiram Jenmangal', 'Agni Pushpam' and 'Ayodhya'. 

Sundaram was one of the founders of the Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI) and the South Indian Cinematographers Association (SICA). As a mark of respect to the venerated cinematographer, all shooting schedules for Tuesday have been cancelled.

Sundaram, a resident of Saidapet, had undergone a surgery for a heart condition a few months ago and had visited his doctors for a check-up on Monday. He passed away around 4 30 pm at his residence, said SICA sources. 
The last rites were done at Beasant Nagar on Tuesday afternoon. 
Kollywood Cancels Their Shooting 
Lets Us Pray for his soul to rest in peace.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Rare Images

IRU SAHODARGAL (1936) Click Here

Saaya (Unreleased Movie)(1941) Click Here

Friday, March 12, 2010

MAKKAL THILAGAM 'S LIFE HISTORY ON SMALL SCREEN


ZEE TAMIL is airing a programme our Makkal Thilagam MGR
Every Thursday at 21.30pm

Monday, March 8, 2010

M.G.R's Nephew M.G.C.Balu 's 56th Birthday

M.G.C.Balu 


M.G.C.Balu with his father Mr.M.G.Chakrapani and his uncle and Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Mr.M.G.Ramachandran


Late Mr.M.G.C.Balu was born on march 8th 1954 in chennai.He was the son of M.G.Chakrapani.  He did his schooling in St.Bedes High School at santhome , his Pre- university at Vivekananda College in Mylapore and B.A. History in New College Royapettah. He first joined Jaishree Pictures as a Manager and learnt the art of producing Radio Jingles and Ad films under the able guidence of Mr. S.V.Ramanan.
Openning Function On his New Company "Sri Vaani Associates"
[From Left: M.C.Balu ,V.N.Janaki,Meenakshi Chakrapani,Seetha.M.C.Balu]



He then started his own media production  company Sri Vaani Associates. He was married to seetha on June 20th 1976 who was a telugu girl(daughter of famous novelist and Film Script writer Late Mr.Palagummi Padmaraju) and had two children, a son M.G.C.B.Pradeep and a daughter M.G.C.B.Praneetha.

He was a multifaceted personality... a singer,a music director a director and an active politician.
M.G.C.Balu in a Stage Performance 

He has sung several songs for movies and was also a popular stage singer right from his colloge days. He was singing for several troupes and later started his own troupe called  M.C.Balu's the Troupe.
An AIADMK loyalists 
M.G.C.Balu when he was in AI ADMK


He passed away suddenly on the 8th of december 2006 due to a cardiac arrest.
To day happens to be his birthday and We and  his family members pray for his soul to rest in peace.


Click Here To Hear  From The Movie He Has Sung 
1.Oru Puthiya Padagan...
2.Iraivanvan....

Friday, March 5, 2010

M.G.R and M.G.Chakrapani in a Rare Movie "En Thangai"

M.G.Chakrapani's Rare Video "Amarakavi"

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

M.G.R's Rare Video Song "Sabash Mappillai

Record by Saravana theater by re-releasing MGR movies

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