MGR Movies List





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Maruthur Gopala Ramachandran

(Tamil: மருதூர் கோபால இராமச்சந்திரன்;

(January 17, 1917 – December 24, 1987),

popularly known by his initials M. G. R. (Tamil: எம்.ஜி.ஆர்; or Puratchi Thalaivar (Tamil: புரட்சி தலைவர்; English: Revolutionary Leader), was a Tamil Indian film actor and Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu from 1977 until his death

MGR was a super hero and was called by various title names like MGR; Yezhai Pangalan; Puratchi Nadigar by Karunanidhi; Ponmanachemmal by Kirupanda variar; Makkal Thilagam by Thiru Tamilvannan; Kalaivendhan by Singapore fans; Nruthiya Chakravarthi by Sri Lankan fans and Puratchi thalaivar, vaathiyar - by his fans

Anyone adoring his name found sure success in their life. There was some magical power in his name that attracted people of all likes towards him. Many people saw success in their life by just taking his name and image (dressing like him, make-up etc). Just utter his name you are blessed. Success was sure for those who had taken his name. It was like a Mantra-shakti that his name worked wonders to those who took up his name in their life. He had Godly power in him. He was the champion in helping down-trodden poor peoples. It was this helping nature to the poor which saw him rise to great heights in his name and fame.

Early life and background

M. G. R. was born in Nawalapitiya near Kandy, Sri Lanka, to Gopala Menon and Maruthur Satyabhama (Nairs are traditionally matrilineal, hence MGR shares his matrilineal family surname "Maruthur"). His family was originally from Vadavannur,Palakkad, Kerala, but his father had migrated with his family to Sri Lanka

His family consisted of Father: Marudhar Gopalan Menon; Mother: Satyabhama; Brother: M.G. Chakrapani; Sisters: Kamalakshi, Sumitra; Brother: Balakrishnan

After his father's death, he could not pursue his studies beyond the primary stage, he studied only upto 3rd Standard and due to poverty he joined a drama troupe called Original Boys. Gaining considerable experience on stage, he entered the world of cinema, becoming an actor, and later a director, producer, and editor. M. G. R.

M.G.R's Wives were : Bargavi (a) thangamani - She died early due to illness. Sathanandavathi also died soon of TB and V.N.Janaki a heroine and actress.


MGR MOVIE LIST

[ Year, movie name, production banner and the director(s) name; Source: 'Sadhanigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru', by 'Film News' Anandan, Sivagami Publications, Chennai, 2004.] contributed by Sachi Sri Kantha for Tamilnation.org

Thirties...

1 1936 Sathi Leelavathi /Manorama Films, Ellis R.Dungan

2 1936 Iru Sahothararkal / Parameswari Sound Pictures, Ellis R.Dungan

3 1938 Thadcha Yagnam / Metropolitan Pictures, Raja Chandrasekhar

4 1938 Veera Jegatheesh / V.S.Talkies, TP.Kailasam-R.Prakash

5 1939 Maaya Machendrar / Metropolitan Pictures, Raja Chandrasekha

6 1939 Prahalaatha / Salem Sankar Films, B.N.Rao

Forties..

7 1941 Ashokumar / Murugan Talkies Film Company, Raja Chandrasekhar

8 1941 Vethawathi or Seetha Jananam / Shyamala Pictures, T.R.Ragunath

9 1942 Thamil Ariyum Perumal / Uma Pictures, T.R.Ragunath

10 1943 Thaasi Penn or Jothi Malar/ Puvaneswari Pictures, Ellis R.Dungan

11 1943 Arichandra / Sri Rajarajeswari Film Company, Nagapushanam

12 1945 Meera / Chandraprabha Cinetone, Ellis R.Dungan

13 1945 Saalivaahanan / Bhaskar Pictures, B.N.Rao

14 1946 Sri Murugan / Jupiter, M.Somasundaram-V.S.Narayan

15 1947 Paithiyakaaran / N.S.K.Films, Krishnan-Panju

16 1947 Rajakumari / Jupiter, A.S.A.Sami

17 1948 Abhimanyu / Jupiter, A.S.A.Sami

18 1948 Mohini / Jupiter, Lanka Sathyam

19 1948 Raja Mukthi / Narendra Pictures, Raja Chandrasekhar

20 1949 Ratnakumar / Murugan Talkies Film Company, Krishnan-Panju

Fifties...

21 1950 Manthiri Kumari / Modern Theatres, T.R.Sundaram- Ellis R.Dungan

22 1950 Marutha Naatu Ilavarasi / G.Govindan and Co

23 1951 Marma Yogi /Jupiter, K.Ramnath

24 1951 Ektha Raaja in Hindi/dubbed

25 1951 Sarvaadhikaari / Modern Theatres

26 1951 Sarvaadhikaari in Telugu/dubbed

27 1952 Andamaan Kaithi / Radhakrishna Films, V.Krishnan

28 1952 En Thangai / Asoka Pictures, C.L.Narayanamurthy-M.K.R.Nambiar

29 1952 Kumaari / R.Padmanabhan-Rajeswari, R.Padmanabhan

30 1953 Genoa / Chandra Pictures, F.Nagoor

31 1953 Genoa ; in Malayalam/dubbed

32 1953 Naam / Jupiter-Mekala, A.Kasilingam

33 1953 Panakkaari / Uma Pictures, K.S.Gopalakrishnan

34 1954 Koondu Kili (1954)/ R.R.Pictures, T.R.Ramanna

35 1954 Malai Kallan (1954)/ Pakshiraja, S.M.Sriramulu Naidu

36 1955 Guleba Kaavali (1955)/ R.R.Pictures, T.R.Ramanna

37 1956 Alibaabavum Naarpathu Thirudarkalum / Modern Theatres, T.R.Sundaram

38 1956 Madurai Veeran / Krishna Pictures, Yoganand

39 1956 Thaaiku Pin Thaaram / Devar Films, M.A.Thirumugam

40 1957 Sakravarthi Thirumagal / Uma Pictures, P.Neelakandan

41 1957 Maha Devi / Sri Ganesh Movietone, Sundar Rao Nadkarni

42 1957 Puthumai Piththan / Sivakami Pictures, T.R.Ramanna

43 1957 Raja Rajan / Neela Productions, T.V.Sundaram

44 1958 Nadodi Mannan / M.G.R.Pictures, MGR

45 1959 Thaai Magalukku Kattiya Thaali / Kalpana Kala Mandhir, R.R.Chandran

Sixties...

46 1960 Baghdad Thirudan / Southern Movies, T.P.Sundaram

47 1960 Mannaathi Mannan / Nadesh Art Pictures, M.Nadesan

48 1960 Raja Desingu / Krishna Pictures, T.R.Ragunath

49 1961 Arasilankumari / Jupiter, A.S.A.Sami

50 1961 Nallavan Vaalvaan / Arasu Pictures, P.Neelakandan

51 1961 Sabash Maapillai / Ragavan Productions, S.Ragavan

52 1961 Thaai Sollai Thattathey / Devar Films, M.A.Thirumugam

53 1961 Thirudathey / A.L.S., P.Neelakandan

54 1962 Kudumba Thalaivan / Devar Films, M.A.Thirumugam

55 1962 Maada Pura / P.V.N.Productions, S.A.Subburaman

56 1962 Paasam / R.R.Pictures, T.R.Ramanna

57 1962 Rani Samyukthaa / Saraswathy Pictures, Yoganand

58 1962 Thaayai Kaatha Thanayan / Devar Films, M.A.Thirumugam

59 1962 Vikramaadhithan / Bharat Productions, T.R.Ragunath-N.S.Ramdhas

60 1963 Anantha Jothi / Hariharan Films (P.S.V.), V.N.Reddy

61 1963 Tharmam Thalai Kaakum / Devar Films, M.A.Thirumugam

62 1963 Kalai Arasi / Sarodi Brothers, A.Kasilingam

63 1963 Kaanchi Thalaivan / Mekala Pictures, A.Kasilingam

64 1963 Koduthu Vaithaval / E.V.R.Pictures, P.Neelakandan

65 1963 Neethiku Pin Paasam / Devar Films, M.A.Thirumugam

66 1963 Pana Thottam / Saravana Films, K.Sankar

67 1963 Parisu / Gowri Pictures, Yoganand

68 1963 Periya Idathu Penn / R.R.Pictures, T.R.Ramanna

69 1964 Theiva Thaai / Sathya Movies, P.Madhavan

70 1964 En Kadamai / Nadesh Art Pictures, M.Nadesan

71 1964 Padagoti / Saravana Films, T.Prakash Rao

72 1964 Panakkara Kudumbam / R.R.Pictures, T.R.Ramanna

73 1964 Thaayin Madiyil / Annai Films, Adurthi Subba Rao

74 1964 Thozhilali / Devar Films, M.A.Thirumugam

75 1964 Vettaikaaran / Devar Films, M.A.Thirumugam

76 1964 Aasai Mugam / Mohan Productions, P.Pulliah

77 1965 Aayirathil Oruvan / Padmini Pictures, B.RPanthulu

78 1965 Enga Veetu Pillai / Vijaya Combines Productions, Sanakya

79 1965 Kalangarai Vilakkam / Saravana Films, K.Sankar

80 1965 Kanni Thaai / Devar Films, M.A.Thirumugam

81 1965 Panam Padaithavan / R.R.Pictures, T.R.Ramanna

82 1965 Thazham Poo / Sri Bala Murugan Films, S.Ramadas

83 1966 Anbe Vaa / AVM, A.C.Tirulokachandar

84 1966 Naan Aanaiyittaal / Sathya Movies, Sanakya

85 1966 Mugaraasi / Devar Films, M.A.Thirumugam

86 1966 Naadodi / Padmini Pictures, B.R.Panthulu

87 1966 Chandrodhayam / Saravana Films, K.Sankar

88 1966 Parakkum Paavai / R.R.Pictures, T.R.Ramanna

89 1966 Petraal Thaan Pillaiyaa / Sri Muthukumaran Pictures, Krishnan-Panchu

90 1966 Thaali Bhaghiyam / Varalakshmy Pictures, K.B.Nagabhushanam

91 1966 Thani Piravi / Devar Films, N.S.Varma

92 1967 Arasa Kattalai / Satyaraja Pictures, M.G.Chakrapani

93 1967 Kaavalkaaran / Sathya Movies, P.Neelakandan

94 1967 Thaaikku Thalaimagan / Devar Films, M.A.Thirumugam

95 1967 Vivasaayi / Devar Films, M.A.Thirumugam

96 1967 Rahasiya Police 115 / Padmini Pictures, B.R.Panthulu

97 1968 Ther Thiruvizah / Devar Films, M.A.Thirumugam

98 1968 Kudiyirundha Koyil / Saravana Screens, K.Sankar

99 1968 Kannan En Kaathalan / Sathya Movies, P.Neelakandan

100 1968 Oli Vilakku / Gemini, Sanakya

101 1968 Kanavan / Valli Films, P.Neelakandan

102 1968 Puthiya Bhoomi / J.R.Movies, Sanakya

103 1968 Kaathal Vaahanam / Devar Films, M.A.Thirumugam

104 1969 Adimai Penn / M.G.R.Pictures, K.Sankar

105 1969 Nam Naadu / Vijaya International, Jambu

Seventies...

106 1970 Maatukaara Velan / Jayanthi Films, P.Neelakandan

107 1970 En Annan / Venus Pictures, P.Neelakandan

108 1970 Thalaivan / Thomas Pictures, P.A.Thomas

109 1970 Thedi Vanda Maapillai / Padmini Pictures, B.R.Panthulu

110 1970 Engal Thangam / Mekala Pictures, Krishnan-Panchu

111 1971 Kumari Kottam / Kay Cey Films, P.Neelakandan

112 1971 Rikshawkaran / Sathya Movies, M.Krishnan Nayar

113 1971 Neerum Neruppum / New Mani J.Cine Productions, P.Neelakandan

114 1971 Oru Thaai Makkal / Nanjil Productions, P.Neelakandan

115 1972 Sange Muzhangu / Valli Films, P.Neelakandan

116 1972 Nalla Neram / Devar Films, M.A.Thirumugam

117 1972 Raman Thediya Seethai / Jeyanthi Films, P.Neelakandan

118 1972 Annamitta Kai / Ramachandra Productions, M.Krishnan

119 1972 Naan Een Piranthaen / Kamatchi Agencies, M.Krishnan

120 1972 Idhaya Veenai / Uthayam Productions, Krishnan-Panchu

121 1973 Ulagam Suttrum Vaaliban / M.G.R.Pictures, MGR

122 1973 Pattikaattu Ponnaiah / Vasanth Pictures, B.S.Ranga

123 1974 Netru Inru Naalai/ Amalraj Films, P.Neelakandan

124 1974 Urimai Kural/ Chitrayuka, C.V.Sridhar

125 1974 Sirithu Vaazhavendum / Uthayam Productions, S.S.Balan

126 1974 Ninaithathai Mudippavan / Oriental Pictures, P.Neelakandan

127 1975 Naalai Namathe / Gajendra Films, K.S.Sedhumadavan

128 1975 Pallaandu Vaazhga / Uthayam Productions, K.Sankar

129 1975 Idhaya Kani / Sathya Movies, A.Jeganathan

130 1976 Neethikku Thalai Vanangu / Sri Umaiyambikai Productions, P.Neelakandan

131 1976 Uzhaikkum Karangal / Kay Cey Films, K.Sankar

132 1976 Oorukku Uzhaippavan / Venus Pictures, M.Krishnan

133 1977 Inru Pola Enrum Vaazhha / Subbu Productions, K.Sankar

134 1977 Navarathnam / C.N.V.Movies, A.P.Nagarajan

135 1977 Meenava Nanban / Muthu Enterprise, C.V.Sridhar

136 1977 Maduraiyai Meetta Sundara Pandiyan (1978)/ Soleeswar Combines, P.Neelakandan


MGR's Political Charismatic Rise


In 1953, MGR joined the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. He became a member of the state Legislative Council in 1962. He was first elected to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly in 1967, and subsequently in the elections of 1971, 1977, 1980 and 1984. In 1972, he founded the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), which contested and won the subsequent elections. In 1977, he became the first film actor in India to be the Chief Minister of a state. He continued as Chief Minister of the rest of his life. He was a popular Chief Minister and one of the most charismatic politicians of the country. Always the first to personally offer relief in disasters and calamities like fire, flood, drought, cyclone, etc., he was the first donor during the Chinese aggression of 1962, donating Rs. 75,000/= to the war fund. He founded the Tamil University, The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University and the Women's University in Tamil Nadu. In 1983, the Madras University conferred on him, Honoris Causa, the degree of Doctor of Laws. MGR had traveled extensively and visited Sri Lanka, Burma,Singapore, Japan, Hong-Kong, France, Mexico, USA and USSR. MGR passed away on 24 December, 1987. He was posthumously awarded the "Bharat Ratna" by the President of India."

Tamil Eelam - LTTE & MGR

MGR viewed the young Tamil rebels (especially the LTTE and its leader Prabhakaran) as fighting a worthy cause against oppression. When J.R.[Jayewardene] labeled the LTTE as 'the private army of Mr.M.G.Ramachandran, the then chief minister of Madras', MGR retorted strongly, and as reported in the Time magazine (May 11, 1987), he thrashed J.R. with the words, "Tamil groups are spearheading the war against the dictatorial and fascist actions of the Jayewardene regime, and they should be congratulated and helped."

This view has to be interpreted from the perspective of MGR's lifelong philosophy of 'fighting the evil forces'. For four decades, MGR preached the down-trodden Tamil masses, via the Tamil movie screen, a simple philosophical theme; 'Fight for Your Rights'.

Secondly, MGR also wanted to project an international stature as a politician. And the Eelam issue was the only one in which he could exert his weight. As the Time magazine (May 11, 1987) stated, 'Even as the Central government in New Delhi tried to maintain a civil, though somewhat cool, stance toward its neighbor to the south, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Ramachandran seemed intent on fueling the fires on the island. He announced a grant of $3.3 million to Sri Lankans for food, clothes, medicine and ominously, other help.'

While diplomats and academics viewed MGR only as a regional politician of India, he himself (with some justification) did not believe in that line. Demographically speaking, Tamil Nadu's population is three fold larger than that of entire Sri Lanka. In terms of population, Tamil Nadu ranked equally with Britain, or France or [the then] Federal Republic of Germany.

Due to historical and political incongruities, while the titular heads of these three European nations were given the status as 'world leaders', the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu was treated as an 'extra' in MGR's cinematic analogy, and he would have felt uncomfortable with that reality. Thus MGR aimed to make a stronger stage presence than he was assigned by the diplomatic protocols.

Thirdly, Eelam issue also provided a psychological tonic to MGR in his last years of the legendary career. It gave him an opportunity to contribute to the history of his Land of Birth. It is well known that displaced individuals keep an affectionate spot to the land of their birth, and this affection reaches a climax, when they near the end of their lives.

MGR was a displaced individual and fate had it that he was moved to Tamil Nadu as a toddler from Kandy, the place of his birth. Though he earned fame in Tamil Nadu, MGR was treated as an outsider in the political arena. Thus an active role in the Eelam issue would have given MGR a psychological uplift to influence the history of his Land of Birth. It can be asserted that other ranking Indian politicians would not bother to engage themselves with the Eelam issue as MGR was, since they do not possess the 'birth identity' MGR had with Sri Lanka."

The character names of MGR given in his films.
Movie Name
Character Name
Sathileelavathi Rangiah Naidu
Iru Sagotharargal No name
Dakshayagnam Lord Vishu
Veera Jagadish No name
Maya Machindra Suriya Kethu
Prahalatha Indiran
Vedavathi (a) Seetha Jananam Indirajith
Ashok Kumar No name
Tamil Ariyum Perumal Guest Role
Jothi Malar (a) Dasi Penn Guest Role
Harishchandra No name
Salivaganan Vikramadityan
Meera No name
Sri Murugan Lord Siva
Rajakumari Mohan
Paithiyakaran Murthy
Abimanyu Arjunan
Rajamukthi No name
Mohini Vijayakumar
Rathna Kumar Bala Devan
Maruthanattu Ilavarasi Kandipan
Manthiri Kumari Veeramohan
Marma Yogi Karikalan
Sarvathikari Prathapan
Andaman Kaithi Natarajan
Kumari Vijayan
En Thangai Rajendran
Nam Kumaran
Panakari Sundar
Jenovah Chipraso
Malai Kallan Kumaradevan
Kundukili Thangaraj
Kulabaghavali Dasan
Alibabavum 40 thirudargalum Alibaba
Madurai Veeran Veeran
Thaiku Pin Tharam Muthiah
Chakravarthy Thirumagal Udayasuriyan
Rajarajan Rajan
Puthumaipithan Jeevagan
Mahadevi Dasan
Nadodi Mannan Veerangan

Marthandan
Thai Magalukku Katiya Thali Kanagu
Baghdad Thirudan Abu
Rajadesingh Desingh

Dawood Khan
Mannathi Mannan Manivannan
Arasilangkumari Arivazhagan
Thirudathae Balu
Nallavan Vazhvan Muthu
Sabash Mapillai Vasu
Thai Sollai Thattathae Raj
Rani Samyugdha Prithivirajan
Madapura Ramu
Thayai Katha Thanaiyan Sekar
Kudumba Thalaivan Vasu
Pasam Gopi
Vikramadityan Mathithar
Panathottam Selvam
Koduthu vaithaval Selvam
Dharmam Thalaikakum Chandran
Kalai Arasi Mohan
Periya Idathu Penn Murugappan
Anandha Jothi Anand
Neethiku Pin Pasam Gopal
Kanchi Thalaivan Narasimha Pallavar
Parisu Venu
Vettaikaran Babu
En Kadamai Nathan
Panakara Kudumbam Nalla Thambi
Deiva Thai Maran
Thozhilali Raj
Padagotti Manickam
Thayin Madiyil Raja
Enga Veetu Pillai Elango

Ramu
Panam Padaithavan Raja
Ayirathil Oruvan Manimaran
Kalangarai Vilakam Ravi
Kanni Thai Saravanan
Thazhampoo Durai
Asai Mugam Manohar

Vajravelu
Anbay Vaa Balu (JB)
Nan Aanai Ittal Pandian
Mugarasi Raj
Nadodi Thiyagu
Chandrodayam Chandran
Thali Baghyam Murugan
Thani Piravi Muthiah
Parakum Pavai Jeeva
Petral Than Pillaiya Anandan
Thaiku Thalaimagan Maruthu
Arasakattalai Vijayan
Kavalkaran Mani
Vivasahi Muthiah
Ragasiya Police 115 Ramu
Ther Thiruvizha Saravanan
Kudieruntha kovil Sekar (Babu)

Anand
Kannan En Kadalan Kannan
Puthiya Bhoomi Kathiravan
Kanavan Murugan
Oli Vilakku Muthu
Kadal Vaghanam Balu
Adimai Penn Vengaimalaiyan

Vengaiyyan
Nam Nadu Durai
Mattukara Velan Velan

Raghu
En Annan Rangan
Thedi Vantha Mapillai Sankar
Thalaivan Raja
Engal Thangam Thangam

MGR
Kumari Kottam Gopal

Pal
Rickshawkaran Selvam
Neerum Nerupum Manivannan

Karikalan
Oru Thai Makkal Kannan
Sangay Muzhangu Murugan
Nalla Neram Raj
Raman Thediya Seethai Raman
Nan En Piranthan Kannan
Ithya Veenai Sundaram
Annamitta Kai Durairaj
Ulagam Sutrum Valiban Murugan

Jeyaraj (Raj)
Pattikattu Ponniah Muthiah

Ponniah
Netru Indru Naalai Manickam
Urimaikural Gopi
Sirithuvazhavendum Ramu

Abdul Rahman
Ninaithathai Mudipavan Sundaram

Ranjith
Nalai Namathey Sankar

Vijay
Ithayakani Mohan
Pallandu Vazhga Raj
Neethiku Thalaivangu Vijay
Uzhaikum Karangal Rangan
Uruku Uzhaipavan Selvam

Kumar
Navarathinam Thangam
Indru Pol Endrum Vazhga Murugan
Meenava Nanban Kumaran
Madurai Meeta Sundarapandian Sundarapandian

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