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19 April 2015

MGR Costumes III

Sri MGR Year 98, 19th April, Sunday

This is the continuation for the post about costumes used by MGR in his movies. First we had uploaded images from Ithayakani movie, today we are going to upload the different costumes used by our Puratchi Thalaivar for the movie Indru Pol Endrum Vazhga.

Indru Pol Endrum Vazhga was released on 5th May 1977, directed K.Sankar, the costume designer is M.A.Muthu. 

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Total number dress used is 21. Very less compared to other colour movies. All the dress had plain colour tones there are no checked or designed or stripes which are pre dominantly used in 1970s.

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In the duet song “Ithayathil irunthu” MGR uses three different colour tones, blue, yellow and green, in another duet song which comes just before the climax is “Yen yoga jathagam” our beloved Leader Puratchi Thalaivar MGR comes in four themed dress. The themed dress is given above. As usual MGR used Two leaves in the head dress for the song.



For the part I of MGR Costumes click the image below:


For the part II of MGR Costumes click the image below:


16 April 2015

MGR Temple Function

Sri MGR Year 98, 16th April, Thursday

On Tamil New Years day also fifth year of Iraivan MGR Temple, the administrator Kalaivanan & Santhi Kalaivanan along with Raja Arthi, Iraivan MGR Elanjar  Narpani Mandram celebrated Tamil New Years day with the school children of Nathamedu.


Morning running race, Kabadi, dance competition etc. were held and awards were given to the winners during the end of the function.


Evening Puratchi Thalaivar MGR philosophical songs were performed. The people of Nathamedu has given huge support for this function.


To the left is part of the crowd eagerly watching the function, to the right is a MGR devotee performing for our Puratchi Thalaivar songs (Thai Illamal Naan Illai and Naan Aanai Ittal) on the stage.


Kalaivanan being honoured by the Chief Guests of the function and to the right is the members who organised the function.

11 April 2015

Photo Session - 2

Sri MGR Year 98, 11th April, Saturday

This is the continuation to the post of Photo session updated in September 2013. Earlier post is about Padagotti movie photo session, in this post it is about Indru Pol Endrum Vazhga.

A.Sankar Rao is one of the photographers who had worked with our Puratchi Thalaivar movies. In one of our function he has mentioned that MGR will not give special photo session, he asks the photographers to take photos during the shooting.

While going through the special edition of Indru Pol Endrum Vazhga movie release in Thirai Ulagam magazine there is a photo taken during the climax of the movie.


From the left side Radha Saluja, MGR, Vijayakumar and Venniradai Nirmala.

From the above image we can see that MGR, Radha Saluja, Vijayakumar and Venniradai Nirmala all are wearing garlands a perfect for Tamil movie final. But in the release version there is no above featured shot. Instead they had given another shot where MGR and Radha Saluja does the namaskaram looking the camera.


The final scene is given as images click the above film strip to view.

What I feel is that this should be another take or the dialogues been deleted for time constraint.

For the first part of Photo Session click the link below.

Photo Session

05 April 2015

MGR Movie Cinematographers

Sri MGR Year 98, 5th April, Sunday

This post is about the Cinematographers who have worked with our Puratchi Thalaivar MGR. One of the good cameramen V.Ramamurthy had written an article on working with MGR movies. Below is the article that had appeared in Dina Malar Sunday edition Varamalar dated 30th July 2000.


Click the article to read

V.Ramamurthy had worked in Emgeeyar Pictures magnum opus movies Adimai Penn and Ulagam Sutrum Vaaliban. The above article is the 3rd part of cameraman’s experience with MGR.

He had said that MGR had worked very hard for Ulagam Sutrum Vaaliban. Especially the scenes shot in Hong Kong. The song scene is Thanga Thoniyile, MGR and Chandrakala are on the boat which circles the Hong Kong waters. Near the shore is the Hong Kong airport during the shooting MGR got an idea of including the landing of the plane with the song. They tried for many hours and MGR with great dedication shot the scene.


The scene is sliced and given as film strip click the above image

Another scene Ramamurthy describes is when MGR, Chandrakala and Nagesh catches a taxi in the airport while an airplane (probably Malaysian Airlines) hovers over the airport for landing while the taxi exit.


MGR, Chandrakala and Nagesh coming out of the Hong Kong International Airport

The duet song Thanga Thoniyile.

In the final lines of the article, Ramamurthy mentions that MGR planned to shot climax scene using five cameras in a mirror room for that glasses of various sizes were fixed but MGR never shot the scene, he further says the scene should have become the highlight of movie.

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