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

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