Page 3 of 400 FirstFirst 123451353103 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 3996

Thread: Makkal Thilagam MGR Part -19

  1. #21
    Senior Member Platinum Hubber esvee's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    BANGALORE
    Posts
    15,120
    Post Thanks / Like
    MGR Remembered
    by Sachi Sri Kantha,

    Now, let me return to MGR’s visit to Ceylon in October 1965. I was then a 12 year old boy, studying at Colombo Hindu College, Ratmalana. I provide excerpts from my remembrance of this visit of MGR with his then co-star B. Saroja Devi, as I had recorded in my 2004 autobiography, ‘Tears and Cheers’.

    “Our school being located adjacent to the Colombo (Ratmalana) airport provided good opportunities for us to welcome the visiting dignitaries from other countries. When the dignitary was a political giant [like India’s primeminister Jawaharlal Nehru or China’s prime minister Chou-en Lai] we ‘semi-officially received ‘half a day holiday’ to go to the airport. In 1965, there happed a humorous extension to this accepted routine. In October of that year, the then Tamil move idol M.G. Ramachandran [MGR] visited Ceylon with his co-star B. Saroja Devi. Though he was a celebrity, he had not entered (active) politics at that time. Thus, he was not on par with the prime ministers of India or China. The day prior to his arrival in Ratmalana airport, senior batch students had approached our dear ‘suruttu Kanagar’ – the indefatigable eccentric teacher T. Kanagaratnam – and had expressed their wish to welcome MGR the following day after servicing the teacher with his daily quota of arrack liquor.

    The very next day, when the school session was about to begin, there came ‘suruttu Kanagar’ with his cane in hand and chased all the boys in the class to ‘Go to the airport to welcome MGR. What have you to study here today?’ This was against the protocol, and I wonder how the principal would have reacted to ‘suruttu Kanagar’s command. And how the eccentric Kanagar would have faced the principal. But for us, it was the thrill of seeing MGR in person which dominated our mood. And MGR and his then co-star B. Saroja Devi were given a rousing welcome by the Colombo Hindu College boys at the airport on that October day in 1965. We all admired our Kanagar’s unorthodox command on that day. It was also a practical lesson by our beloved teacher that for exceptional occasions (and seeing the legendary MGR in person was no doubt an exceptional occasion!), even routine protocols and rules need be abandoned, if one is strong-willed and willing to accept the consequences.”

  2. Likes suharaam63783, ravichandrran liked this post
  3. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    Posts
    Many
     

  4. #22
    Senior Member Platinum Hubber esvee's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    BANGALORE
    Posts
    15,120
    Post Thanks / Like
    MGR at Ratmalana airport shows that he was walking with a sun glass, probably with his writing assistant Ravindar to his left. Saroja Devi, follows two steps behind. He has his wrist watch in his right hand. The white cap (with which his image came to be known in later years) was missing. He was then 48. Unfortunately, MGR himself has failed to record a word about his Ceylon visit, in his two volumes of autobiography. Why? No one knows for sure. MGR and Saroja Devi were invited by the Davasa Newspaper Group of Newspapers (Sinhalese ownership), based in Colombo. Though the owners were Sinhalese, the group also had a Tamil language daily named Thinapathi, with its weekly Tamil edition called ‘Chintamani’. To cater to the semi-literate working class, it also brought out a tabloid with the name Radha filled with cinema news, court stories of murder and divorce. Thinapathi’s editor was S.D. Sivanayagam from East Ceylon, who jumped ship from Federal Party’s organ Sutantiran, over personal issues with the then young star politician A. Amirthalingam. The question of why MGR’s wife Janaki Ramachandran did not accompany her husband on this trip remains unanswered too.

    When MGR and Saroja Devi visited Colombo, their super hit color movie Enga Veettu Pillai (Our Own Child), of Vijaya Productions, was released for Deepavali festival. In Tamil Nadu, the same movie was released in January 1965 for Thai Pongal festival. Few titles of MGR’s movies are difficult to translate into English. Literal translation can be done, but it doesn’t do justice to the essence of the plot summary capsulated in Tamil title. Enga Veettu Pillai is one of these. While I opt for ‘Our Own Child’ (a figurative translation), fellow biographer M.S.S. Pandian opted for ‘The Son of Our Home’ (a literal translation). On the plot construction, prominence and significance of this movie in MGR’s film and political careers, Pandian had covered much ground, though one should be cautious in accepting all the reasons he trots out to de-base MGR’s profile. Another MGR movie which offers this translation dilemma was Petral Thaan Pillaiya (1966), which would subsequently lead to the MGR – M.R. Radha shooting episode in January 1967.

  5. #23
    Senior Member Platinum Hubber esvee's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    BANGALORE
    Posts
    15,120
    Post Thanks / Like
    மக்கள் நம்பிக்கையின் ''ஒளிவிளக்கு ''
    ''நம்நாடு'' போற்றிடும் நாயகன் .
    அன்பு தம்பிகளின் ''என் அண்ணன் ''
    அகிலமே வியந்த '' தலைவன் ''.
    தாய்க்குலம் பாராட்டும் ''எங்கள் தங்கம் ''.
    ''நல்ல நேரம்''- -எங்களின் ''அன்னமிட்டகை'''
    நேற்று இன்று நாளை - எங்கள் ''இதயக்கனி .
    உங்கள் புகழ் ''பல்லாண்டு வாழ்க ''.
    இன்று போல் என்றும் வாழ்க

  6. Thanks suharaam63783 thanked for this post
    Likes suharaam63783 liked this post
  7. #24
    Senior Member Platinum Hubber esvee's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    BANGALORE
    Posts
    15,120
    Post Thanks / Like
    4.1.1979 MAKKAL THILAGAM MGR GOLDEN RULE REMEMBRANCE DAY.

  8. Likes suharaam63783 liked this post
  9. #25
    Senior Member Platinum Hubber esvee's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    BANGALORE
    Posts
    15,120
    Post Thanks / Like

  10. #26
    Senior Member Diamond Hubber saileshbasu's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    ABU DHABI
    Posts
    7,154
    Post Thanks / Like
    Vikram Prabhu is MGR and Vishal is Sivaji Ganesan

    Young actor Vikram Prabhu, the grandson of Nadigar Thilagam Sivaji Ganesan has received and award in the name of his grandfather's competitor M.G.Ramachandran aka MGR. The award was given by the MGR-Sivaji Academy in a function held on Sunday in Chennai.

    In the event Vikram Prabhu said that he was honoured to receive an award named after the Makkal Thilagam. He said his grandfather and MGR remained close friends and his family has always had a great equation with the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

    In the same function actor and Nadigar Sangam General Secretary Vishal was honoured with the Sivaji Ganesan award.

    http://www.indiaglitz.com/vikram-pra...ws-149776.html
    Last edited by saileshbasu; 4th January 2016 at 04:09 PM.
    கல்லாத பேரையெல்லாம் கல்வி பயிலச் செய்து காண்பதில் தான் இன்பம் என் தோழா

  11. #27
    Senior Member Senior Hubber
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    921
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by ravichandrran View Post
    திரு பாஸ்கரன் அவர்களுக்கு,

    600 பதிவுகளை பதிந்து மக்கள் திலகத்தின் புகழ் பரப்பும் பணியில் பங்கு கொள்ளும் தங்களுக்கு எனது பாராட்டுக்கள்.

    நமது திரியின் 20ம் பாகத்தை துவங்க தாங்கள் தயாராக இருங்கள். நமது நண்பர்களின் அதிவேக பதிவுப்பணி நமக்கு மிக்க மகிழ்ச்சியை தருகிறது.
    அன்புத் தலைவனின்

    வழி நடக்கும்


    அற்புதத் தம்பிகள்

    கொண்ட எம் விழா நாயகன்

    நூற்றாண்டு காணும்


    பொன்மனச் செம்மல்


    புகழ் பாட

    நான் என்ன தவம் செய்தனன்

  12. Likes suharaam63783 liked this post
  13. #28
    Senior Member Veteran Hubber
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    2,234
    Post Thanks / Like
    Hearty Wishes for the inaugral of new part 19 - Always Emperor of Cinema & Political Fields , Makkalthilagam bless all of ourselves... Congratulations to mr. Jayashankar...

  14. Likes saileshbasu liked this post
  15. #29
    Senior Member Diamond Hubber saileshbasu's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    ABU DHABI
    Posts
    7,154
    Post Thanks / Like
    கல்லாத பேரையெல்லாம் கல்வி பயிலச் செய்து காண்பதில் தான் இன்பம் என் தோழா

  16. Likes suharaam63783 liked this post
  17. #30
    Senior Member Diamond Hubber saileshbasu's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    ABU DHABI
    Posts
    7,154
    Post Thanks / Like
    கல்லாத பேரையெல்லாம் கல்வி பயிலச் செய்து காண்பதில் தான் இன்பம் என் தோழா

Page 3 of 400 FirstFirst 123451353103 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •