By: Settu Shankar
Friday, June 01, 2007
The evergreen classic of Puratchi Thalaivar MGR, Ayirathil Oruvan is rocking the City again. This yesteryear blockbuster featuring MGR and Jayalalitha set records at the box office in the sixties. It was made almost four decades ago and it portrayed MGR as an Icon of Tamil cinema.
Nearly five theaters are screening this film in the city and the number would cross dozen auditoriums if sub-urban areas are included. Padmini Pictures, the original producer of the film is re- releasing this classic today and hundreds of Thalaivar's die hard fans are seen eagerly waiting in the long queues before theaters on the opening day.
Balakrishnan, the Manager of Abhirami Mega Mall said that all the tickets for the first day show have been sold out at Annai Abhirami. Last year, Nadodi Mannan was re released by Divya Films and it completed 50 days with full house shows in many theaters including Albert and Bharath. Some of the fans of MGR organized big events with the yesteryear heroines of MGR in the theaters where Nadodi Mannan was released.
No doubt, MGR legacy is still alive and always profitable to the theater owners.