Karunanidhi and MGR: Best of friends, worthy rivals - The Hindu
This left a bitter trail in the relationship between Indira and MGR for some time) . please give us a stable rule" (you should read it in his typical Tamil poem style). Karunanidhi-MGR Relationship: film 'Iruvar' defines the friendship between Karunanidhi and MGR, giving insight into Dravidian politics. In return, Karunanidhi ensured that MGR was made the party The relationship between the two leaders was unfathomable after a point.
He was peeved that during the election campaign many of the financial dealings of the party were kept away from him.
There were other reasons as well. Shared poverty, ambition and dreams had drawn them together as friends. Success had brought along ego, and the fallout was inevitable. Even his closest associates were caught off guard, but Chief Minister Kalaignar had been listening to the rebellious speech on a police wireless in Madurai.
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The next months and years would see much bad blood between the two leaders. His charges would lead to the Sarkaria probe.
MGR himself repaid in kind when the tables were turned. His administration lost no opportunity to foist charges, litigation, raids, arrests and confinement on Kalaignar Karunanidhi and his associates. He appeared more vengeful in his third and last term, when he abolished the Legislative Council.
It was a preemptive strike, for Kalaignar was to take over as the Leader of the Opposition in the upper house. In the Opposition now, Kalaignar Karunanidhi would at every turn embarrass and expose the MGR administration as inept, kowtowing to the Centre and famously corrupt.
MGR himself would set up two commissions to probe these charges of corruption, and the Centre would oblige Kalaignar Karunanidhi — an ally then — by naming the Ray Commission.
Nevertheless, despite all this recrimination and enmity, the two leaders showed much respect, decorum and bonhomie in the Legislative Assembly. Samy, in which he starred as the hero and I was the scriptwriter. The memories of us staying in Coimbatore in the same house, exchanging views on politics and society, working together in the film world—our friendship maturing to the point of us serving in the same movement—cannot be forgotten and will forever remain green.
Our comradeship in the film world would grow strong through our association in several films such as Abhimanyu, Marudhanaatu Ilavarasi, Mandhirikumari, Naam, Malaikallan, Kanchi Thalaivan, Engal Thangam, Pudhumaipithan and Arasilangkumari. With that same sense of friendship, we were inseparable and as one in politics, up to We remained extremely friendly even in the aftermath of the changed political circumstances and through our differences.
He created a new era in the film arena. Few had made the film world theirs as he did and conquered it the way he did. He has the honour of making his party, the ADMK he founded inrise to power in a short span of time.
There is none who would not praise his resolute will to serve tirelessly—even through his two-three years of illness—during the ten years he served as Chief Minister.
The Governor has appealed for prayers for you and your health! Further, out of his great devotion to Tirukkural, Karunanidhi even built a monument for Tiruvalluvar, Valluvar Kottom, in Chennai.
Contrast this with the late Jayalalithaa, who started out as an actress — a glamorous entry that shot her to fame — only to make herself less attractive and grow into a matriarchal role, of that as 'Amma'.
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A party conference at Cuddalore was organised, and it was no surprise that the whole town gathered to hear the star speaker deliver her maiden political speech. However, after she became AIADMK's party secretary she stuck to a simple white sari sans jewellery, and instead stepping up her oratorical game. The other thing that usually worked in favour of Jayalalithaa is the elevation to a near-goddess status and her projection of an emotional attachment to the late MGR — as someone who carried forward his legacy.
The incident that stemmed their enmity finds its base in the shameful attempt to disrobe Jayalalithaa in in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly where Jayalalithaa accused the DMK of harassing her and tapping her phones. Karunanidhi retorted with a reportedly unfavourable remark that made Jayalalithaa furious and caused a ruckus in the Assembly. Janaki and P. Bhanumathi, Anjali DeviB.
As is well known for movie actresses in other countries, birth years of this breed have to be accepted with some reservation for the single reason that birth records in the early decades of 20th century India were not properly maintained, and majority of the births took place at homes and not in hospitals.
Thus, it may not be a wrong view to hold that from s, MGR choose younger, unmarried heroines as his muses.
They were identified as the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne Memoryand conceived as minor goddesses who inspired poetry, music and drama. Even in the 20th century, this muse concept prevailed for poets and artists. Picasso married only two of his muses.
If cinema was the 20th century art form, the same muse concept applied for popular and predominant actors and directors. Among his heroines, multi-talented Charlie Chaplin had three muses; namely, Edna PurvianceGeorgia Hale and Paulette Goddard nee Levy These three muses were 6 — 21 years younger than Chaplin.
Chaplin married only Goddard. Similarly, MGR also had four muses, who played the heroine role in majority of his movies.
Saroja Devi, Jayalalitha, Manjula and Latha.
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Saroja Devi got married in Check the fact that there is a ten year age gap between Saroja Devi and Jayalalitha. More about this incident, later. But in the subsequent year, Vijaya got married and temporarily left the arena for childbirth.
These two, in the chronological order, were Manjula and Latha b. MGR had identified his 14th turn with the Ricksawkaran movie, which featured Manjula.
Thus, the final 16 of MGR movies released between and in which his fourth muse Latha appeared a total of 12 movies never receive mention at all. Vagaries of Indian Censors Ruling politicians of Congress Party of post-independent India in s found it easier to apply censorship rules indiscriminately for free expression of political activism that differed from their viewpoint.
Movies were not exempt from censorship scissors. In a paper presented on June 7,K. There is a government nominated Censor Board for this purpose. Till the end ofpictures were censored by State government boards. This gave rise to innumerable difficulties.
A picture certified in one State was sometimes banned in another and vice versa. After repeated requests from the trade, censorship has now become a Union Government concern. There is now a Central Board of Film Censors situated at Bombay with regional offices at the three important centres of production, Bombay, Calcutta and Madras.