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18 November 2017

48th Internation Film Festival

Sri MGR Year 100, 18th November, Saturday

The 48th International Film festival  of India is going to held in Goa this year. The International Film Festival of India with patronage by the then Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru and Films Division organised first festival in 1952. Now around 100 countries have submitted their films for the festival.

Divya Films Chockalingam who have digitized Padmini Pictures and our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar starrer MGR movie Ayirathil Oruvan has been selected to be screened on the occasion, the Government of India invited him to be a special invitee and as a special invitee Mr.Chockalingam has to attend and screen the digitized version and block buster movie Ayirathil Oruvan in IFFI.

Below you can find the images of the letter and invitation from the concerned authorities. The images are shared by Divya Films Chockalingam sir. We thank him for allowing us to use the images in our MGR blog.

His correspondence with me:

20-11-17 அன்று கோவாவில் தொடங்க உள்ள (International Film Festival of India)  48வது உலக திரைப்பட விழாவில் புரட்சி தலைவரும் புரட்சி தலைவியும் நடித்த "ஆயிரத்தில் ஒருவன்"திரைப்படம் பங்குபெற தேர்வாகியுள்ளது.

அதனை Digitalல் வடிவமைத்தவன் என்ற முறையில் எனக்கு விமான டிக்கட், மற்றும் நட்சத்திர அந்தஸ்த்து விடுதியில் உபசரிப்பு  போன்றவைகளுடன் விழாவில் கலந்து கொள்ள சிறப்பு அழைப்பாளராக மத்திய அரசு அழைப்பு  அனுப்பியுள்ளது, எங்கள்  முயற்சிக்கு கிடைத்த மாமரியாதை என பூரிப்படைகிறேன்.

   இதனை எற்பாடு    செய்த IFFI, NFDC Govt of India, மற்றும் SIFCC அனைவர்க்கும் எனது பணிவான நன்றியினை தெறிவித்துக்கொள்கிறேன். மற்றும் 1965ல் ஆயிரத்தில் ஒருவன் -ஐ படைத்த இயக்குனர் B.R. பந்துலு ஐயா அவர்களுக்கு இது எமது சமர்ப்பணம் .

We team wish him all success.

06 November 2017

Humanitarian Deeds

Sri MGR Year 100, 6th November, Monday

For the past one week our state has witnessed enormous downpour of rain due to North East monsoon, we have to thank the compassion and mercy of mother nature.

Our Puratchi Thalaivar MGR thoughts and deeds towards the poor and  needy is more or like mother nature. MGR’s affinity to help others have been recorded by many. His sympathetic assistance are uncountable. Below are some that I like to add.


1. MGR’s golden heart towards his employee, an electrician working in Sathya Studios. (inlcuded MGR’s letter to the Chairman, Housing Board)

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2. The then Chief Ministers and fans of MGR.


3. Villain actor R.M.Sethupathi’s mocking dialogues and MGR’s reply.


The above article was published in Kalaimagal Diwali edition, narrated by MGR’s bodyguard K.P.Ramakrishnan and written by Govindaraj, who has sent this to share with our MGR blog.

22 October 2017

A Man Who Lives In The Heart

Sri MGR Year 100, 22nd October, Sunday

Billions of people have lived in this planet, of these only thousands are remembered to this day. We are proud to say that we are MGR fans because our beloved Puratchi Thalaivar MGR is one in that thousand. MGR gained that status not only as an actor but through his philanthropy. 

A brief example of MGR's philanthropy and benevolence is narrated beautifully. MGR was in the shooting of Meenava Nanban and the incident of MGR's helping hand towards 20 hard workers who toiled in the forest of Udipi. The article appeared in Dina Malar and shared with us by MGR's bodyguard K.P.Ramakrishnan's son R.Govindaraj for our blog.

The song scene from Meenava Nanban.

14 October 2017

Vinyl Records

Sri MGR Year 100, 14th October, Saturday

How many of us had the collection of MGR songs in cassettes, this question is bit awkward when asked today.  As the cassettes have become obsolete, the place was taken over by the arrival of Compact Discs in mid 1990's. Passage of time and innovative ideas, CD audio format changed to mp3. Now everybody carries all of MGR movie songs in their mobile phones. 

I had a good collection of cassettes not only of MGR songs but also MGR speeches the one I tried my best to preserve is our beloved Puratchi Thalaivar MGR's speech in Marina on 17.10.1972. A fiery speech, I have not heard so far. The time is a cruel master the magnetized tape lost its content. So far nobody has uploaded or told about this particular speech of MGR in any social media. 

I used to buy cassettes from my over time money, some cassettes are in working condition and many are not but still it is with me. 

Today's post is about the analog sound storage medium called vinyl record or LP (Long playing) there are lot of collections even now in the house. Recently I came to know that couple of MGR movies LP are sold in eBay site. I found some which I like to share with you.

Above images are from the movie Vivasayi, Neethiku Thalaivanangu These records are still in working condition. 

Not a MGR starer movie but a look alike of MGR has acted in this film. It has six songs and the music is composed by Sanker Ganesh. 

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