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Mgr

  • Suradha – The man who looked for rhythms in words

    Wednesday, June 2, 2021, Chennai

    Kavignar Suradha -- The King of Similes – will people celebrate his Centenary? (Nov 23, 1921-- June 20, 2006). He wrote over 3,000 poems including over 50 songs for Tamil films. His famous songs were Aadi Adangum Vazhkkaiyadaa, Amuthum Thaenum Edharku, Vinnukku Maelaadai, Kannil Vandhu Minnalpol

  • In Tamil Nadu, the wheel has come full circle for the Dravidian parties

    Thursday, April 22, 2021, Chennai

    The wheel has moved a full circle for the Dravidian parties, which now seek to share power with the national parties at the Centre and rub shoulders with them during the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls.

  • On Lankan Tamil Issue, AIADMK on sticky wicket, BJP not on same page

    Thursday, April 22, 2021, Chennai

    The AIADMK and its ally, the BJP, are not on the same page here. The AIADMK wants the convicts in the Rajiv killing case be given pardon but Governor Banwarilal Purohit toes the Centre line that no mercy should be shown as it is an issue concerning national security and terrorism

  • MGR wanted murder case against Balu Mahendra over Shoba death

    Friday, October 30, 2020, Chennai

    Senior police officer and former head of CBI, RK Raghavan, provides juicy details of his encounter with the then chief minister M G Ramachandran who was desperately trying to convert the actress Shoba case from suicide to murder ! He wanted a murder case tpo be filed against film director Balu Mahendra who was in a relationship with her.

  • Tough encounters with MGR, Jaya, DMK Govt: Raghavan: Part II

    Friday, October 30, 2020, Chennai

    R K Raghavan, former head of CBI and IG Intelligence, Tamil Nadu, has described in his book his harsh encounters with the DMK and AIADMK governments in the State, including former chief ministers MG Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa. "Jayalalithaa was dangerously reckless, and paid the penalty for it”.

  • P K Muthusamy, lyricist in centenary year -- not a burden to mankind

    Sunday, October 4, 2020, Chennai

    P K Muthusamy died at the age of 100 as a poor man, living all alone at his village near Rasipuram. He wrote about 60 Tamil film songs but also created a sensation by making a plagiarism charge against his former chief minister and film-world colleague M Karunanidhi

  • Nephew of MGR MC Chandran succumbs to Corona virus attack

    Friday, September 11, 2020, Chennai

    Nephew of late MG Ramachandran, M C Chandran, son of MG Chakrapani, MGR's elder brother, succumbed to Corona-virus attack on September 11, 2020. The death came at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General hospital in Chennai where he was undergoing treatment for the last few days. He was 75.

  • Centenary of lyricist Ku Ma Balasubramaniam ignored

    Monday, August 24, 2020, Chennai

    Ku Ma Ba, as he was later known, was actually proficient in writing chaste and classical Tamil and went on write over 600 film songs for leading music directors like G Ramanathan, KV Mahadevan, TG Lingappa, Sudarsanam, Salil Chowdhury and so on, in films starring MGR, Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, SS Rajendran, Vijayakanth among others. Born on May 13, 1920, at Velukkudi village in undivided Thanjavur district, in an agricultural family, his centenary too has been ignored

  • When MGR, Jaya proposed shifting of capital from Chennai

    Thursday, August 6, 2020, Chennai

    The capital need not be shifted from Chennai. Yet, the metropolitan centre badly needs a second capital to decongest Chennai which would be easier for people in southern districts of TN to access, like Tiruchi or Karur. A look at MGR, Jaya proposals on the Capital issue, and why they were made and shelved

  • Rajiv Gandhi gave Prabakaran his bullet-proof jacket, Rs 50 L

    Friday, April 17, 2020, Chennai

    Rajiv Gandhi gave Prabakaran his bullet-proof jacket, Rs 50 L. Lone survivor of 1987 Indo Lanka accord, Panruti Ramachandran exclusive interview: The accord was signed in my presence as the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, MGR, had deputed me as his emissary to Colombo to be at hand for the agreement over the pact, Panruti said.

  • Alagiri loses in rally, DMK loses its star in south Tamil Nadu

    Wednesday, September 5, 2018, Chennai

    The much-touted rally of Muthuvel Karunanidhi’s ostracized son M K Alagiri in Chennai on September 5 has been a failure of sorts as he failed to attract any DMK functionary of note, with the party showing it is solidly behind his brother M K Stalin. However, in the eclipse of Alagiri, lies another story of the DMK being left without a strong southern satrap or star.

  • Veteran film actor S S Rajendran dead

    Friday, October 24, 2014, Chennai

    Veteran actor S S Rajendran, popularly known as SSR, died here this morning at a private hospital. He was 86 and is survived by two wives including actress Vijayakumari and seven children. SSR, who belonged to the same era as Sivaji Ganesan and M G Ramachandran, was admitted to a city hospital on October 23 and was being treated for a lung infection.

PHOTOS

  • Kadir Srishti Dange in Sathru stills

  • Vijay Sethupathy stills

  • Trisha stills

  • Aruva Sandai stills

  • Actress Aishwarya Dutta Stills

  • KOOTHAN movie pooja

  • Munnodi movie Stills

  • Silanth 2 Movie Stills

  • Thanga Radham

  • URU first look poster

VIDEOS

  • Interview R Rangaraj on TN Assembly returns to Kalaivanar Arangam after 65 years

  • Video interview TN Assembly returns to Kalaivanar Arangam after 65 years

  • TN Assembly returns to Kalaivanar Arangam after 65 years

  • Gif and First Look of KEE Movie

  • Rajinikanth in Kaala first look

  • Nibunan Teaser