Kalaiventhan MGR Bakthargal

Golden Jubilee

31 August 2014

175th Day Function – 2

Sri MGR Year 97, 31st August, Sunday

The digitally enhanced version Ayirathil Oruvan released by Divya Films is now in the 25th week. A grand gala event for the silver jubilee of our Puratchi Thalaivar starrer Ayirathil Oruvan will be conducted by Divya Films along with all MGR fans association in Kamaraj Arangam on September 1st, 2014 from 4.30 pm to 10 pm all are welcome.

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Full sheet view of Daily Thanthi, issue dated 29.8.2014 and to the right is the ad in higher resolution.


B.R.Panthulu’s daughter and his son along with the restored version Producer Divya Films Chockalingam went and met the heroine of the movie and now the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalitha and invited her to participate in the Silver Jubilee function of Ayirathil Oruvan.

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Above image shows the 8 bit poster designed to be pasted in Chennai city for the Silver Jubilee of Ayirathil Oruvan.


Ayirathil Oruvan restored version reaching 175th day article was published in Maalai malar issue dated 30.8.2014.

Below is the article published by The Hindu, written by Karthik Subramanian.

MGR’s 1965 classic Aayirathil Oruvan, directed by B.R.Panthulu and released earlier this year in a digitally-enhanced format, will soon be celebrating its silver jubilee as the film closes in on the 175 day of its theatrical run in a couple of screens in the city.

The silver jubilee celebrations promise to be a bonanza for MGR fans with a gala event to be organised at Kamarajar Arangam on Monday.

Leading actors and filmmakers such as Sarath Kumar, Sathyaraj, P. Vasu and Vikraman, who have declared themselves die-hard fans of Puratchi Thalaivar are slated to attend the event.

G. Chockalingam of Divya Films, who restored the film in a digital format, thanked all the active fan associations of MGR for making the silver jubilee possible.

In keeping with an old tradition of sorts, fans of MGR have ensured that the film has matched and even surpassed the record set by Sivaji Ganesan’s Karnan, which too was digitally restored a few years ago.

The link for the above article.


Below is the booking status for Ayirathil Oruvan restored version in Sathyam Serene screen for Sunday morning show 31.8.2014). This image was captured on Thursday 28th August.


More information will follow soon.

27 August 2014

175th Day Function

Sri MGR Year 97, 27th August, Wednesday

Padmini Pictures 1965 epic movie and our Puratchi Thalaivar MGR starrer Ayirathil Oruvan was restored and released by Divya Films on March 14th all over South India. Subsequently the movie was released in Canada, UAE, Singapore and Malaysia.

Ayirathil Oruvan successfully completed 150 days in Albert and Sathyam cinemas and now this Friday the movie enters 25th week in Albert complex, an unparallel record for any re-released movie reaching silver jubilee week. The list of silver jubilee movies of MGR such En Thangai, Madurai Veeran, Enga Veetu Pillai, Adimai Penn, Mattukara Velan, Ulagam Sutrum Valiban and Urimaikural now Ayirathil Oruvan finds a place in the list.

In 1965 two colour movies Enga Veetu Pillai and Ayirathil Oruvan were released and Enga Veetu Pillai celebrated silver jubilee in 1965 and the Ayirathil Oruvan restored version now reaches 175 days, as a record it is two colour movies having 175 days run.

Another record to Ayirathil Oruvan is, in 1965 the movie had 100 days run in Chennai theatres viz., Midland, Mekala and Srikrishna in 2014 re-release the movie had 100 days run in Albert complex and Sathyam summing up to 5 theatres in Chennai a record for MGR colour movies.

All MGR fans association will be celebrating this memorable achievement in Chennai on September 1st 2014 in Kamaraj Arangam. Below is the invitation, all are welcome.


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The function starts with light music by Lakshman Shruthi, followed by felicitation to the technicians who worked in earlier version and also the restored version.

Music Director M.S.Viswanathan, dialog writer R.K.Shanmugam, MGR’s personal body guard K.P.Ramakrishnan (who acted as Nambiyar stunt double and also as one of the revolutionist in the movie) will be felicitated from the older version.

Actor and MLA, Sarath Kumar, Actors Sathyaraj, Pandiyarajan, Vivek, Senthil, Mayilsamy and Directors P.Vasu, K.Rajan and Vikraman, Stunt master Jaguar Thangam will be Chief Guests.

More information will follow.

24 August 2014

MGR Cars

Sri MGR Year 97, 24th August, Sunday

Vintage car rally in Chennai is organised yearly with parading of old cars which were plying the Chennai roads 60 years back. Much importance were given to the cars used by the then celebrities.

The vintage car rally was flagged off from Don Bosco School, Egmore, today (24.8.2014).

Our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR had used Dodge car in later 50s and early 60s.


The image to the left is the Dodge Kingsway 1957 model car used by MGR and to the right is the Ambassador car in late 70s having the registration number TMX 4777 (kept in MGR memorial, the car used by the Chief Minister MGR 1977 – 1987).

The Dodge Kingsway 1957 model image was shared by MGR Devotee Sailesh Basu.

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