Thursday, September 18, 2014

MGR's Ponniyin Selvan -1958 (Unreleased)

Ponniyin Selvan  is an Unreleased 1958 Tamil Historical fiction. The movie was to be produced and directed by actor M. G. Ramachandran. The film had M.G.RamachandranVyjayanthimala  and Gemini Ganesan in the lead with PadminiSavitriSaroja Devi, M. N. Rajam, NageshT. S. BalaiahM. N. Nambiar and O. A. K. Devar forms an ensemble cast. This was one of the first film which was an adaptation from the Kalki Krishnamurthy's Ponniyin Selvan.

Cast :
  • M. G. Ramachandran as Vallavaraiyan Vandiyadevan
  • Vyjayanthimala as Kundavai
  • Gemini Ganesan as Arulmozhi Varman
  • Padmini as Vaanathi
  • Savitri as Poonguzhali
  • Saroja Devi as Manimekalai
  • M. N. Rajam as Nandhini
  • Nagaiyah as Sundara Cholan
  • T. S. Balaiah as Azhvarkadiyan
  • M. N. Nambiar as Chinna Pazhuvettarayar
  • O. A. K. Devar as Aditya Karikalan

The casting was made by M. G. Ramachandran who wanted to retain the lead character, Vallavaraiyan Vandiyadevan. For the Arulmozhi Varman role he choose Gemini Ganesan whose role in Veerapandiya Kattabomman is well received. For the role of Kundavai, his choice was Vyjayanthimala who was best known for her song sequel in Vanjikottai Valiban. Furthermore, actress Padmini was chosen to enact the role of Vanathi for her timing utterance of dialogues. The other star cast was selected later which consist of Savitri as Poonguzhali, Saroja Devi as Manimekalai and M. N. Rajam as Nandhini. The male dominant characters for the villainy were set by the inclusion of O. A. K. Devar for the character of Aditya Karikalan since he had the resounding voice modulation and fiery eye contacts. The celebrated villain of that time M. N. Nambiar was pitted for the character of Chinna Pazhuvettarayar and the comedy slot was allotted to T. S. Balaiah as Azhvarkadiyan with Nagaiyah playing the disabled king Sundara Cholan.

In 1958, when acting in a stage drama in SirkazhiM. G. Ramachandran met with an accident. The wound took six months to heal. This made many of his films to shelve such as Malai Nattu IlavarasanSirikum Silai,Silambu Kugai and Thungathae Thambi Thungathae this include Ponniyin Selvan.

Article From:Wikipedia

M.G.C.Sukumar’s 66th Birth Anniversary


M.G.C.Sukumar is the 5th son of M.G.Chakrapani and Nephew of M.G.Ramachandran.He acted in few films and was well established ,His movies Kumgumam Kathai Solgirath and Porkalam were his Popular films.He had very good humour sense ,very friendly and also a very good in editing and direction. After his uncle’s death, he moved into politics and supported jayalalitha madam and then he then joined with S. Thirunavukkarasu MGR ADMK

Mr Sukumar then passed away in Chennai on the 1st of January 2009.He had under gone a bypass surgery and had recovered and discharged from hospital on the 31st of december. He suddenly developed chest pain on the 1st morning and was rushed to the hospital where he breathed his last. 

Actor M.C.Sukumar, Music Director M.S.Viswanathan & Lyricist Vaalli

M.C.Sukumar Film List :

Meenava Magan - M.G.C Pictures -1970s Unreleased
Kumgumam Kathai Solgirath –Directed by K.Shankar
Amme Anupamme (malayalam)  -Directed by K.Sethumadavan
Karadi -   - Directed by T.K.Mohan   Produced by S.V.Sankar
Porkalam - Directed by Durai  Produced by K.N.kunchappan
Aval Oru kavari mann
Manam Maratha malligai
Ilayarajavin Rasigai
Nadigan Kural – Unreleased - Directed by Jagannathan Produced by M.C.Chandran
Thullavatho Ilmmai –Unreleased     Produced by MSM Movies

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

M.G.R In "Ther Thiruvizha" Shooting Spot

 Working Still from the movie  "Ther Thiruvizha" 
M.G.R, Devar & Actress Vijayakumari are in the above image

Friday, September 5, 2014

MGR welcomed by Salem Drama Workers Association

12.11.1955ம்  ஆண்டு  சேலம் நாடகக் தொழிலாளர் கழகம் சார்பாக திரு எம்.ஜி.ஆர் அவர்களுக்கு சேலம் ஓரியண்டல் தியட்டரில் வரவேற்ப்பு கொடுத்தபோது எடுத்தபடம் 

This photo was taken on 12.11.1955
Salem Drama Workers Association Welcomed  MGR in Salem Oriental Theatre 

Monday, September 1, 2014

M.G.R's Aayirathil Oruvan Re-Release "175 days" Function

     " ஆயிரத்தில் ஒருவன் " வெள்ளி  விழா !     

 சென்னையில் கோலாகல ஏற்பாடு !

1965ம் ஆண்டில்,  புரட்சி தலைவர்  எம்.ஜி. ஆர் - புரட்சி தலைவி ஜெயலலிதா   நடித்து   "ஆயிரத்தில்
ஒருவன்" வெளிவந்து பிரம்மாண்டமான வெற்றி பெற்றது.
இத்திரைப்படம் அன்று முதல் தமிழகமெங்கும் சுமார் 3000க்கும் மேற்பட்ட
திரையரங்குகளில் இடைவெளியின்றி  தொடர்ந்து திரையிடப்பட்ட வண்ணம் உள்ளது.

இந்நிலையில், கடந்த மார்ச் மாதம் 14ம் தேதி,  புதிய நவீன தொழில் நுட்ப
(டிஜிட்டல்) முறையில் முதன் முறையாக தமிழகமெங்கும்
சுமார் 160க்கும் மேற்பட்ட திறையரங்குகளில் ஒரே நேரத்தில்
திரையிடப்பட்டு, சென்னையில் வெற்றிகரமாக சத்யம் வளாக அரங்கம்  மற்றும்
ஆல்பர்ட் வளாக அரங்குகளில் 24  வாரங்களை கடந்து தற்போது வெள்ளி விழாவை
நெருங்கிக் கொண்டிருக்கிறது.

மறு வெளியீட்டில், வெள்ளி விழா காணும் முதல் திரைப்படம் என்ற பெருமையை
"ஆயிரத்தில் ஒருவன்"  பெறுகிறது.


இதனை முன்னிட்டு,  01-09-2014 அன்று பகல் 3.00  மணியளவில் சென்னை
காமராஜர் அரங்கில், அனைத்து எம். ஜி. ஆர். ரசிகர்களின் சார்பில்,  லஷ்மன்
ஸ்ருதி  இசை மழையுடன், மிகப்பெரிய வெற்றி விழா  நடைபெற உள்ளது.

இதற்கான ஏற்பாடுகளை  ஒலிக்கிறது உரிமைக்குரல் ஆசிரியர் திரு. பி. எஸ்.
ராஜு மற்றும் திவ்யா பிலிம்ஸ் சொக்கலிங்கம் ஆகியோர் தலைமையில்,
எம்.ஜி. சி. பிரதீப், எஸ். ராஜ்குமார்,  கே. ஈ பாஸ்கரன்,  சௌ.செல்வகுமார், ஏ. ஹயாத், கே.பாபு,  ஆர். இளங்கோவன்,  எம். எஸ். மணியம், ஆர். லோகநாதன், கே. எஸ். மணி

!!அனைவரும் வருக வருக!! 

                                                    (தொடரும்...... )

Saturday, April 5, 2014

M.G.R's Grand Niece Released A Book On Women

M.G.R's grand niece & granddaughter of M.G.Chakrapani Dr.Bindu Kishore released a book against violence on women today at  TNCA Club.

More News About the Book Release Coming Soon

To Buy the Book Pls Contact : 91-9940073963

Friday, March 21, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

M.G.R Comes Back Digitally


Grand openings of digitally enhanced MGR - J.Jayalalitha  Movie’Ayirathil Oruvan’ was released on March 14, 2014.It has been released more than 110 theatres in Tamil Nadu and also released in Pondicherry, Karnataka,Kerala.



Aayirathil Oruvan (English: One man in a Thousand), also spelt as Ayirathil Oruvan, is a 1965 Indian swashbuckling action-adventure film in Tamil language, directed by B.R. Panthulu. Starring M. G. Ramachandran and Jayalalitha in the lead roles, the film further stars other widely known actors such as M. N. Nambiar, R. S. Manohar, Nagesh and Madhavi.

Ayirthil Oruvan

This film made M.G.R. - Jayalalitha pair the best one and they acted together in 28 films. Even now it fetches good collection whenever re-released.


Forty-nine years after the original theatrical release, the film is currently released digitally enhanced version is been done in scope and converted to 35mm to digital scope, the film will also have a completely re-recorded background music.

The digital conversion is done by Prasad EFX, Chennai, Divya Films Mr. Chokalingam which had earlier released the Sivaji-starrer Karnan in digital format taken more pains in digitizing the version of the movieAayirathil Oruvan .


All MGR Fans has put banners near all theatres in spite of the elections.All MGR Fans bursted crackers ,gave sweets and did milk abhishekam to the MGR banners.


For those who grew up watching Vathiar’s films, Aariyathil Oruvan was sheer nostalgia. For the younger generation who have not seen his films in theatres it is a one of its kind experience. It beats all the masala films of today hollow ! It is a perfect example of how a screenplay is written and how the personality of the Hero is slowly injected and this is done with great expertise. The songs are all runaway hits. The costumes match the background and the stunts are simply awesome ! MGR mesmerises audiences with his usual charm and agilty and fast movements duirng all fight and song sequences. His philosophy of life is shown in all his films and this film is no exception. The princess charming, Jayalalitha is fresh like a flower . The pair have great on screen chemistry and this is transformed right through the film. Dialogues by R.K Shanmugam have appropriate punches and one feels like hooting and clapping every 5 minutes. B.R. Panthulu’s direction is remarkable and production values are superb. The film travels along the beaches and the sea around goa and takes you to a different era altogether. It takes you through Neidhal nadu, kanni thevu the pirates Island smoothly and the story travels in three parts .

‘Aayirathil Oruvan’, true to its name is a wholesome entertainer and a must watch as it is a film to be watched on the big screen.

Only then justice can be done to the granduer, the locales, the songs and the cast.


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M.G.Chakrapani’s Family at Sathyam Cinemas to see Ayirathil Oruvan On 16th Mar





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Monday, January 13, 2014

Periyaver M.G.Chakrapani’s 103rd Birthday



mgc2 copy_Fotor                    Born On: 13-01-1911                                      Died On:17.08.1986


Marudur Gopala Chakrapani, affectionately known as ‘Periyaver &‘Yettan' (elder brother in Malayalam), was in his own way popular and left behind interesting performances in Tamil cinema of the 1940s  and 1950's and the following decades - which are remembered to this day.

Drama Troupes Acted:

Madurai Original Boys Company

Orayur Mohadeen Nadaga Company


MGR Nadaga Mandram (Partner of the troupe with his brother Puratchi Thalaiver M.G.R)


Film List

Iru Sahothargal-1936

Maya Machindra-1939

Thamizh Ariyum Perumal -  1942

Mahamaya-1944 (got a good name as an actor)

Sri Murugan-1946

Aayiram Thalaivangi Aboorva Chinthamani-1947


Athithan Kanavu-1948


Raja Mukti-1948


Ponmudi -1950

Idhaya Geetham-1950

Thigambara Samiyar-1950 watch full movie

Marthu Nattu ilavarsi-1950

Vanasundari - 1951


En Thangai-1952

Amara kavi-1952


Naam -1953


En Magal – 1954

Prema Pasam-1956

Ali baba Narpathu thirudargal-1956

Raja Rajan-1957

Nadodi Mannan - 1958


Nalla Theerppu-1959

Thai Magalukka kataiya thali- 1959

Manathi Mannan-1960

Raja Desingu-1960

Rani Samyuktha-1962

Arasa Kattalai-1967

(Actor and Director ,
acted portions was deleted )

Idaya veenai-1972

Netru indru Nalai-1974

Nallai Namathe –1975



(Updated List)


Produced Films :

M.G.R Productions “Vidivelli” –Unreleased- (Partner of the Company with his brother Puratchi Thalaiver M.G.R)

Em.Gee.Yaar Pictures “ Nadodi Mannan”- (Partner of the troupe with his brother Puratchi Thalaiver M.G.R)

Swastic Films “Bhavani”- Unreleased

Balasurya Pictures “ Kerala Kanni” Unreleased

Meenakshi Arts “ Oorey En Uravu” Unreleased

Produced The film name “Thai Veedu” Unreleased

    Produced The film name “Meenava Magan ,Hero by his son M.G.C.Sukumar


Films Directed

Satyaraja Pictures “ Arasakattalai”

Meenakshi Arts “ Oorey En Uravu” Unreleased









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Thursday, January 9, 2014

M.G.R's Block Buster Movie "Ayirthil Oruvan" Releasing in Restored Format

M.G.R's Block Buster Movie "Ayirthil Oruvan"released in the year 09.07.1965, is releasing after 49yrs in digitally restored format.The movie is been released by  Mr.G.Chokkalingam Divya films. 

The Trailer and digitally enhanced audio will release on Jan 10th 2014.

More Update  Coming Soon .......

Wishing Him All Success in Restoring The Movie 

M.G.Chakrapani Family 

All MGR Fans 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

MGR's Great Grand Daughter's Classical Dance Performance

MGR's  grand daughter Hema Murali  and  daughter of M.G.C.leelavathy, presenting a barathanatyam performance by her daughter Varshini Murali on 6th Jan 2014 at R.K. Swamy Hall (Sivaswamy Kalalaya School Auditorium Mylapore ,Chennai.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

"Nan Yen Piranthean " Book Release Mr.Gandhi Kannadasan Exclusive interv...


   M.G.R's Autobiography "Nan Yen Piranthean"written by Puratchi Thalaiver M.G.R ;which came   before in Ananda Vikatan Magazine in mid 70's is being released by Kannadasan Pathipagam on Jan 10th 2014. 

Kannadasan Pathipagam  website click here to know more

[To Be Contd.......]

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