Thursday, August 10, 2006

Slice of Chennai # 3 - Old Is Gold

Particularly, if it is a MGR Movie...
MGR Magic
MGR's 50 year old movie Nadodi Mannan re-released in Chennai last week seems to be doing well in box office with few more to come. Is it MGR or the movie or his message ? Probably a combination of all three...
"MGR is truly a legend; he is the only actor who can enthral the audience so many years after his demise. The nearly 50-year-old `Nadodi Mannan' had a collection of 85 to 90 per cent during its opening weekend and the crowd consisted of mostly youngsters and some MGR fans. We are now planning to re-release a few more MGR classics such as `Adimai Penn' and `Ulagam Sutrum Valiban'."