30 May 2009
24 May 2009
For the 100th week the Reels of Oli Vilakku was taken to the theater by an Elephant that function was briefly given in our earlier post. The function was presided by members of AIADMK, MGR Fans from India and abroad. Total people present in the function was 4000. The people who have watched the movie Oli Vilakku was 2850 unparalleled in History for one show theater full capacity was 1000, others were allowed to watch the movie standing.
21 May 2009
17 May 2009
"In my previous blog I have mentioned about the fans activities on seeing MGR on Silver Screen. Imagine what will have happen if they had a chance to see him in person. I have heard many accounts about people meeting MGR, and aftermath. What most of them said on the instant of seeing him is this. 1. When he/she sees MGR they raise their hands as a gesture of welcoming him. 2. They forget all their problems, and also they forget where they are. 3. Some kind of force field works on them, which makes them to move closer to MGR. 4. The eagerness to touch him arises. 5. And finally their happiest moment in their life. All the above facts resemble something Godly. Most of them reading this blog could say that all the fans or followers in the World will behave like that. Okay, but what about others? Who are not his fans and they dislike MGR? What happens when they meet? As a rule the above fact should not happen right? No you are wrong the above thing happened to them also. From my experience I came to know what all they say about MGR is true. Even who disliked him say that MGR is like this and that and when their eyes falls on MGR they turn and behave like his followers and when MGR disappears from their view they become normal and start to say that he is like this and that again".
Click to here to read my experience with MGR.
15 May 2009
Adimai Penn was released on 1st May 1969 all over Tamilnadu. Subsequently Hindi version was also released in North India.
I hereby produce the Silver Jubilee and Collection records of Adimai Penn movie the real 8 page booklet was done by MGR Kalaikuzhu Rasigargal Salem, which was issued during the release of Nam Nadu. I got this booklet one and half years back. I have given the last 4 pages of the booklet.
The collection records are categorized into 50 days collection and 100 days collection in theater wise, District wise collection and State wise collection. The booklet was issued with the help from Pallavaram Ramamurthy, Tamil Mani, Abdul Gani (Chennai) Madurai Rangasamy, Marimuthu (Trichy) Subramanian (Kovai) Vai.Ko.Rasu, Durai, Ram and Govindaraj (Salem). I am wondering how many of them should be alive now. If they are still living how many of them know that their work is being published in Internet and the World is watching their hard work. This booklet is 40 years old and the MGR Fans were at the age group of 25 to 35 at that time.
This booklet reached my hand through B.S.Raju, Editor Urimai Kural forwarded by 57 year old Abdul Gani (the same person who took part in complying the data's.
Some of the theater collections are:
1. Sri Krishna – 100 days – Rs.4,09,243.25
2. Midland – 100 days – Rs.3,52,971.95
3. Mekala – 100 days – Rs.2,94,593.15
4. Noorjehan – 100 days – Rs.2,26,748.15
Chennai Theatre collection for 100 days – Rs. 12,83,556.50 not including other two theatres.
Madurai Chintamani – 100 days – 3.52.349.13
Kovai Raja (120 days) Shanmuga (18 days) – Rs.3,75,425.31
Trichy Jupiter – 100 days – Rs.2.75.575.40
Salem Shanthi – 133 days – Rs.3,00,474.12
State wise collection:
Karnataka – Rs.7,60,215.00 (10 weeks collection)
Kerala – Rs.1,82,169.71 (21 days Distributor share)
MGR produced, acted Adimai Penn Videos will follow soon.
08 May 2009
Can you tell me how many of them are above 30 years?
01 May 2009
This day 40 years back Magnum Opus Emgeeyar Pictures Adimai Penn hit the silver screen. This month I will try to give you as much details and images of this movie.
In Chennai the theaters are Midland, Sri Krishna, Mekala and Noorjehan.
Before hitting the silver screen the movie Adimai Penn started to create records on the 2nd day of the reservation.
For the first time in Tamil film history a movie was houseful for 400 shows in 4 theatres in Chennai.
This is the 50th day ad from Karnataka.
100 days Enga Veetu Pillai record was broken by Evergreen MGR acted, produced movie Adimai Penn in just 50 days.
Detailed collection records and videos will follow soon, this is the 100th day ad.
Adimai Penn was also released in Srilanka in 4 theatres, Central, Jasimha, Rani and Manohara. This is the 100th day ad in Central theater. And Rani theater record run is 112 days.
Adimai Penn successfully completed 175 days in Madurai Chintamani.
MGR and Jayalalitha acted in double roles. This image is from the song sequence in the Desert.
Diamond Pictures will be releasing the Digital version of Adimai Penn in the Second week of May. 2nd installment from the Diamond Pictures who already DTS’ed Ulagam Sutrum Valiban. The record collection of Ulagam Sutrum Valiban in DTS was above 2.5 Crores and it was already given in our Blog.
For the movie review click here
I received mail and phone calls for the wishes of Adimai Penn on its 40th year.
I thank B.S.Raju, Editor Urimai Kural, S.Vinod from Bangalore, E.Gnanaprakasam and Ramamurthy for providing information and photos to publish in our Blog.
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