Friday, September 26, 2008

In the film "Naam"

In 1953 with M.G.R.,P.S.Veerappa and Kasilingam, Kalaignar Karunanidhi also joined together to produce the film "Naam". This was the first film that came out under "Megala Pictures" banner. As the film was a failure this alliance of above-said people didn't continue.
Those who see "Naam" film to-day would be astonished because that film in no way matches with the known image of M.G.R.
M.G.R. acted in the role of a servant in the house of P.S.Veerappa. When Veerappa finds fault with M.G.R.'s work he hicks off M.G.R. with his legs, in a particular scene in that film. Thus M.G.R. being beaten by a villain is a very rare scene not to be seen in any other film. Such type of beating is that!.... M.G.R. could patiently bear with that. But would the fans accept it? In the later days, when the film was screened in the second run, the fans scolded P.S.Veerappa like anything.

courtesy:Dinakaran website

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

M.G.Ramachandran who was amazed to see a young women- Mrs Rani Krishnan

Mrs.Rani Krishnan, the Founder & Secretary of Annai Fathima Trust was working as a petition collector, who collects the petitions from the public and submit them to the gate security officer in charge of Thiru M.G.Ramachandran ,then former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.Mrs. Rani Krishnan worked there for 2 years.During her working period for the Chief Minister she always waited for an opportunity to express her desire to dedicate her life to the poor and the needy.Finally she got an opportunity to express her desires to the ruling Chief Minister Thiru M.G.Ramachandran who was amazed to see a young women with such a rare desire and he was very pleased to allocate her a place to start her career as a social worker.Hence the Kancheepuram District Collector allocated a place outside the city limit to establish the dream of Mrs. Rani Krishnan.Now just at the age of 20 Mrs. Rani Krishnan was given a task beyond her imagination as she always had a limited thoughts and now she has been provided a place which could accommodate more than 100 children.Now the fear within her to accomplish the dream grew more when she was not accepted by the village people at the early 80's.Mrs. Rani Krishnan started the Annai Fathima

Courtesy : Zoom Info

Sunday, September 14, 2008

பாக்ஸ் ஆபிஸை எம்.ஜி.ஆர்.

இறந்து இத்தனை வருடங்கள் கழிந்த பின்பும் வசூலில் அவர் இன்றும் முடிசூடா மன்னர். சென்ற வருடம் அவர் நடித்த சில படங்களை புதுப்பொலிவுடன் ரிலீஸ் செய்தனர். ஆச்சரியம்....முப்பது வருடங்களுக்கு முனபிருந்ததுபோல் முண்டியடித்தது கூட்டம்.
இந்தியில் பழைய படங்களை கலருக்கு மாற்றி திரையிடுவது தொடர்ந்து நடந்து வருகிறது. அப்படி வெளியான 'மொக இ ஆசாம்' இந்தியா மட்டுமின்றி பாகிஸ்தானிலும் அமோக வரவேற்பை பெற்றது.
இதனை மனதில் வைத்து எம்.ஜி.ஆர். நடித்தப் படங்களை டிடிஎஸ் ஒலி சேர்த்து கலர்ஃபுல் கிராபிக்ஸூடன் புதுப் படம்போல் வெளியிட தயாராகிறது டைமண்ட் பிலிம்ஸ் நிறுவனம்.

முதல் கட்டமாக 1973-ல் எம்.ஜி.ஆர் இயக்கி நடித்த 'உலகம் சுற்றும் வாலிபன்' டிடிஎஸ், கிராஃபிக்ஸ் கலக்கலுடன் தமிழகம் முழுக்க வெளியாகிறது. எம்.ஜி.ஆர் படங்களை தொடர்ந்து சிவாஜியின் படங்களையும் பாலிஷ் செய்து வெளியிடும் முனைப்பில் இருக்கின்றனர்.
இந்த பழைய சூப்பர் ஸ்டார்கள் பாக்ஸ் ஆபிஸை கைப்பற்றினாலும் ஆச்சரியமில்லை!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Some information about MGR songs- Part 1

When MGR Was the CM the Tigers issu in Sri Lanka was burning. In the song "Eh Naadodi.. poga venddum Ododi" in Anbe Vaa. there is a sparking line that MGR sings "Puliyai Paaar Nadayile.. Puyalai Par seyalie.. Purium Paar Mudivile.. Mirattinaal Padiyuma? Virattinaaal Mudiyuma?" This is a direct refernce to the invincible power of the tigers. So this song too had to be carefully played in All India Radio

In 1956 Mahadevi was being produced. Kannadasasn wrote a song for a park situation. The kathali would wait for a long time and sleep off. The kathalan would come later and rubs her face gently to wake her up. She wakes up to her shock. Then the song goes. "Naanandri Yaar varuvaar. Ilam Nangai Unai veru Yaar thoduvaar" MGR did not like this song. So Kannadasan replaced it with "Kan Moodum Velayilum kalai enne kalaiye". Kannadasan was wild with MGR. Several other pressures forced him to produce his own film.

Monday, September 8, 2008

A Technician was moved to tears

The name MGR moved millions like a mantra. His transformation from an uncrowned monarch to an absolutely undisputed leader of the masses happened like magic. He could keep the masses on his side always and could win elections, even when he was hospitalised in an alien land. His glory was always at the zenith. Even years after his death on 24th December 1987, it continues to be so.

The masses loved him because he loved them. 'Good-natured; vallal' will invariably be the response that you would get, when you utter his name. And all of us know that it is not an exaggeration. He was known for his humanity and love for fellow human beings. The following incident is only one of thousands of others, when his good nature came to the fore.

One of the technicians on the sets of Urimai Kural got the message of the death of his mother. He informed MGR and was about to leave for performing the last rites. MGR was moved to tears. He held the technician by his hand and consoled him. His quality of helping the distressed surfaced immediately and gave Rs.10,000/- to meet the expenses. The technician hesitated. 'Please give me this opportunity of partaking in your grief. I am doing this as a matter of filial duty to your mother,' said MGR. The technician was moved to tears. Was it due to this nice and timely gesture and the kindest of words or was it due to his personal loss, is anybody's guess.

Years rolled past and MGR became the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. The same technician had come to see him. MGR was leaving for the Secretariat, in his car. There was a big crowd at the gate and the technician could not reach him. The car had already started rolling. Fortunately, MGR chanced to see him and stopped the car. He called him to his side. The technician handed him an invitation for his son's marriage and requested his presence. MGR was all smiles and assured him that he would attend, if time permitted. He gave him a bag as the car accelerated. The technician could not believe his eyes when he saw that it contained one lakh! After all, he came to meet MGR and invite him. Nothing more than that. He did not even imagine that he would receive such a huge amount. He was ever more grateful when MGR attended the marriage to bless the couple.
His colourful life was full of such incidents. He believed strongly in helping the masses, the oppressed and the distressed. The reason why he is loved by the masses and even worshipped. Kind-heartedness and love for fellow human beings are becoming rare qualities. No wonder his memory is celebrated to this day.

By S. Vijayan
Translated by Hari Krishnan

Experience with M G Ramachandran

One day, our late chief minister M G Ramachandran called me over and asked me to sing the song 'Vizhiye Kadhai Ezhudhu'. I was elated and thrilled. My happiness doubled when the song became a hit.
MGR is a mahaan. I came to know about him at a later stage. He not only gave importance to music but more to the art itself. His character was such that he turned even his foes into friends. For example, at a time when he had difference of opinion with Kannadasan politically, he was not satisfied with the lyrics for a particular song. Finally, he himself suggested that Kannadasan be called to write the lyrics. Others around him were hesitant but MGR was firm. He told them that Kannadasan had no equal and asked them to approach him for the lyrics. Kannadasan also obliged and the song was 'Odum Megangale' for the film 'Aayirathil Oruvan'. Enmity vanished... and art gained importance.

Article From: Chennaionline website

Monday, September 1, 2008

TEMPLE FOR MGR- by roop kumar

While I was in final phase of writing down how Google Search Engine helped me to increase the traffic, and in the leisure I was reading Mannathi Mannan MGR magazine in that an article touched my heart, my eyes glistened. Here is the article:
A temple for MGR was erected by Kantha Srinivasan in the campus of the High Court of Madras, in the year 1984.
She is now 50 years old, her occupation was selling flowers, cool drinks in the High Court campus. Kantha Srinivasan and her family are faithful MGR devotees. She says MGR is her God. She has seen MGR thrice in her life time.

On one occasion in a meeting Kantha Srinivasan touched MGR and gave him a Cool drink. MGR drank half of the content and handed over the remaining to her, which she drank in front of him, and MGR smiled back she was in tears and uncontrollable

In the end of 1984 MGR was admitted in Apollo Hospital like thousands of MGR fans she and her husband also stranded in front of the Hospital to know the condition of her God. She also prayed like others but she did not stop with prayers, she went on to erect a shrine on 19.12.1984 with help from Kalikambal temple priest. And the temple was named as "Neethi Karumariamman Alayam" and placed a MGR photo inside the sanctum. She along with others started to pray regularly. MGR fans prayer was answered MGR returned safely to India and took charge as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the 3rd time. Returning to the Office MGR thanked all his Fans and well wishers for their prayers.

After MGR left Earth, Kantha Srinivasan performs special prayers and functions on MGR birth day also. She is eager to erect a Idol of MGR inside the sanctum, and has a plan to consecrate the shrine by Amma (Jayalalithaa).

Is MGR dead? I think not, he is still living in the hearts of poor. There is no end to MGR's fame, his fame will last to infinity. There is no end to MGR.

Long Live MGR's fame.
The Guardian of the Downtrodden and Oppressed.
God of the Poor.
Hope for the downhearted.

Article Wrote by Roop Kumar
(MGR Fan also writing about Thiru MGR)
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