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Film stars entering politics in Tamil Nadu have failed to click without a solid grounding in political ideology

January 31, 2021 9:10 am

Tamil film historian Theodore Bhaskaran calls a comparison between MGR and Rajinikanth “foolish”.

South Stream: MGR's Anbe Vaa

June 07, 2020 8:20 am

In the 28th edition of South Stream, we recommend AC Tirulokchandar's Anbe Vaa, starring MGR and B. Saroja Devi.

When Mohanlal humanised MGR in Mani Ratnam's Iruvar

January 20, 2020 6:59 pm

Mani Ratnam's Iruvar is and will be one of the most significant events on Indian celluloid. Because the 1997 movie tried to humanise the demi-god of Tamil Nadu.

Thalaivi teaser: Arvind Swami recreates MGR swag

January 18, 2020 8:47 am

Thalaivi teaser: Arvind Swami matches the costume, hairstyle and signature hand movements of MGR.

Tamil Nadu: MGR University cancels examinations in two private medical colleges

October 20, 2019 2:00 am

The decision by the varsity on Friday comes a month after six MBBS students and their parents were arrested for hiring impersonators from outside the state to clear the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

Actor Kamal Haasan names political tour after MGR film

January 25, 2018 1:48 pm

The actor-director has announced that he will go on a state-wide tour starting February 21, and he is likely to name the outfit proposed to be launched by him during the tour.

Madras HC issues notice to Tamil Nadu government on relocation of statue of Sivaji Ganesan

July 17, 2017 7:24 pm

The petitioner said that a number of statues of renowned leaders like Kamarajar, Ambedkar, Anna and MGR had been erected in a number of places all over the city. He submitted that installing statues on open roads shall be a real tribute to the leaders, reminding people of their services.

Narendra Modi invokes MGR, Muttiah Muralitharan in address to Tamil community in Sri Lanka

May 12, 2017 2:53 pm

Narendra Modi in Sri Lanka: "You speak one of the oldest-surviving classical languages in the world. It is a matter of pride that many of you also speak Sinhala," he said.

50 years after first Dravidian government in Tamil Nadu, here’s a look at history of AIADMK and others

April 19, 2017 7:16 pm

The rift between Sasikala and Panneerselvam and the overall chaos in the party, highlights all that was wrong with the Dravidian movement

MGR: The man who made cult worship the theme of Tamil Nadu politics

January 17, 2017 7:26 pm

MGR used his popularity both as an actor and as a public figure to make the AIADMK a successful political party that would go on to achieve sweeping victories over many elections.


MGR’s 104th birth anniversary: Rare photos of the beloved actor-politician

January 17, 2021 11:46 am

On the 104th birth anniversary of actor and political leader MGR, we dig into our archives to present some of his rare photos