30 August 2008
S.M.Subbiah Naidu took the mantle and composed the remaining songs and back ground music.
Cameraman Ramu was well versed in shooting in Black and white. When MGR planned to take the remainig portion in colour, Ramu requested to use some one as the cameraman. After knowing his hesitation MGR asked to go ahead but Ramu told that he dont know the technical side that his best friend who is well versed in colour shoot did not give any idea which his friend promised earlier.
Those days the colour films are processed in Bombay (Mumbai) only. MGR asked him to go ahead with a test shoot, and dont worry about the budget. If test shoot is successful go ahead with shooting with colour film if it is not success they planned to start again with black and white, actress from MGR Nadaga mandram acted for the test. After processing the film the lab gave that no adjustment is needed it is professional looking. Then Ramu went on with outdoor shooting in Munnar . That is what we see now.
The role of Princess Rathna was acted earlier by one artist, which MGR was not satisfied with her performance. Earlier Saroja Devi was casted in the role of Queens Maid , who spies as per MGR's wish. And Saroja Devi acted in the song "Padupatta Thannaley". After casting her in Rathna role, Chandra was included in the cast as maid and shooting again for the song. MGR has spent more on re shooting due to technical reasons.
Nadodi Mannan movie was released in Chennai in three theatres. All the three theatres were 100 days, the highest in Chennai run is 161 days. The movie was released in Tamilnadu in more than 160 centres. 100 days theatre 28, 75 days theatre 67, 50 days theatre 157. In Srilanka the highest run is 140 days, and in Banglore it is 105 days.
25 August 2008
The response was tremendous. Above is the ad placed in Daily Thanthi Chennai edition.
21 August 2008
The Seed for Nadodi Mannan
I added this to glorify MGR because all the Actors in the world have proclaimed some heroic deeds but I feel MGR only had fulfilled what he said in the screen that he had done in his life. Look into the dialogue that he is giving away half of the property to the deaf and dumb. (Remember the Will of MGR in 1986). The other laws Wanderer as King proclaims are the one MGR done in his political career. I think MGR had some time travel mechanism that he knew what are going to be happen in the future.
To be continued.
20 August 2008
Here are the two colour images of the book. Subsequently the front cover will be posted in future post. The entire book contains all the records of Nadodi Mannan, not only the Box Office collection but also the finest details that are not known to the general public about the movie Nadodi Mannan. The Book also includes some of the extracts from "Yaruku Vetri" written by MGR in 1959.
The interviews given by various artists who participated in Nadodi Mannan movie. The book also contains the re-release records of the movie in 1980s to till date and how well it fared in the Box Office.
B.S.Raj has composed all these details in short span of three weeks. Let us pray for the success of this Anniversary issue. The movie Nadodi Mannan will be released soon in Chennai theatres.
Those interested to purchase this Book please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
15 August 2008
Those who are reading this Blog and interested to write about Nadodi Mannan, can send their mail to email@example.com and write about the most liked scene in Nadodi Mannan, any interesting details about the movie which will be published in this Blog.
Send the mail on or before 21st of August 2008.
The video work on Nadodi Mannan is half finished. This image is taken from the video.
13 August 2008
1963 - Periya Idathu Penn - MGR
1964 - Panakara Kudumbam - MGR
1965 - Enga Veetu Pillai - MGR
1966 - Anba Vaa - MGR
1967 - Kavalkaran - MGR
1968 - Kudi Iruntha Kovil - MGR
1969 - Adimai Penn - MGR
1970 - Mattukara Velan - MGR
1971 - Rickshawkaran - MGR
1973 - Ulagam Sutrum Valiban - MGR
1974 - Urimai Kural - MGR
1975 - Ithayakani - MGR
1976 - Neethiku Thalaivanangu - MGR
1977 - Meenava Nanban - MGR
1978 - Thiyagam - Sivaji Ganesan
1979 - Thirisoolam - Sivaji Ganesan
1980 - Mouna Geethangal - Bhagiyaraj
1981 - Thooral Ninnupochu - Bhagiyaraj
1982 - Sagalakala Vallavan - Kamalhassan
1983 - Mundhanai Mudichu - Bhagiyaraj
1984 - Vaidheki Kathirunthal - Vijayakanth
1985 - Kakki Sattai - Kamalhassan
1986 - Samsaram Athu Minsaram - Visu
1987 - Nayagan - Kamalhassan
1988 - Idhu Namma Ahalu - Bhagiyaraj
1989 - Karakattakaran - Ramarajan
1990 - Puthu Vasantham - Murali
1991 - Chinna Thambi - Prabhu
1992 - Devar Magan - Kamalhassan (Sivaji Ganesan)
1993 - Gentleman - Arjun
1994 - Nattamai - Sarathkumar
1995 - Batcha - Rajnikanth
1996 - Indian - Kamalhassan
1997 - Suriya Vamsam - Sarathkumar
1998 - Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen - Karthik & Ajithkumar
1999 - Padayappa - Rajnikanth (Sivaji Ganesan)
2000 - Vanathai Pola - Vijayakanth
2001 - Minnalea - Madhavan
2002 - Gemini - Vikram
2003 - Dhool - Vikram
2004 - Gilli - Vijay
2005 - Chandramukhi - Rajnikanth
2006 - Vettaiyadu Vellaiyadu - Kamalhassan
2007 - Paruthi Veeran - Karthi
For the year 1972, MGR Fans say it is Nalla Neram and Sivaji Fans say it is Vasantha Maligai, I don't have the full collection details of either Nalla Neram and Vasantha maligai. So I left it.
09 August 2008
This clip contains the one liner of MGR from the movie Ayirathil Oruvan. MGR is a different Leader. When Jayalalitha gives permission to him to enter all the places in the Island and ready to give him good place to dwell, then MGR say, if my friends are also allowed to do the same I too will enjoy. And continues what a Leader should be (typical MGR one liner) – they believe me as their Head and I consider them as my Body, what is the use when Head is separated from the Body the life.
Watch the fans applause when MGR utters the words.
06 August 2008
Here is the video clip of scene 2 of Ayirathil Oruvan.
In this clip MGR gives treatment, the ship captain informs Ramadoss that he is a Leader to the Slaves, which brings panic for Ramadoss and orders MGR to be thrown to the Sea. But Jayalalitha interferes and gets permission to use the skills of a Doctor for the snake ridden Island. And also watch the enjoyment of the Fans when the words comes from Amma.
Lighting of camphor and candles for the whole song
Clip also includes the song “Ean endra kelvi” Fans became ecstatic for this whole song.
03 August 2008
The nearest theatre was screening Rajni's Kuselan. Response is higher when compared to Kuselan. And Kalaingar Karunanidhi movie Uliyin oosai was noon show and Ayirathil Oruvan 3 shows.
The excitement of MGR Fans were overwhelming. MGR pothunala mandram also placed placards and decorated with MGR photos. It looked like a festival. ADMK flag were hoisted around the theatre.
The show was houseful, the crowd was so ecstatic, theatre management was over looking the Devotees respect to MGR by placing candles and lighting of camphor. The screen looked a temple. Their God was MGR.
The capacity of the theatre is 1025 and the ticket rate are Rs.7, Rs.10 and Rs.12. Ticket price is cheapest in Pandian theatre.
Watch the fans excitement, before that you cannot going to hear any film sound only the claps and merriment of MGR fans and Devotees.
Watch the line
Many fans were enquiring us about the release of Ulagam Sutrum valiban and the 50th year of Nadodi Mannan.
To be continued.
01 August 2008
Madam Radha is of Indian origin and now she is living in the U.S. She searched for MGR movies on the internet and found our Blog and was very happy to see such thriving interest in MGR and his contribution.
She has had the good fortune of having known MGR professionally and has met him a couple of times. On every one of those occasions she was impressed with MGR’s memory to remember people, his attentiveness to everyone who was present, his respect to the artists and his sense of humor.
She is not a MGR Fan but she respect him deeply and consider him as a unique individual who gave a lot to the people he served and entertained.
She mailed me four photos. They were taken in 1979/80.
They offered some sweets with coffee and MadamRadha did not have any, MGR asked her, if she was trying to be careful about what she eats. That is why she is smiling.
I thank Madam Radha for mailing me the photos and sharing her experience with MGR Fans through this Blog.
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