MGR Memorial House!
M G Ramachandran, an everlasting Super Star of Tamil Cinema, acted in 130 movies in which he was always the hero, never the heavy. They were nearly all romantic sagas about brave, honest man fighting against daunting odds for the honor of women, most often, mothers. As a politician, he was the undisputed leader of a state with a population nearly as great as that of France. After his demise, a memorial House, in Chennai, is dedicated to the legend. The memorial house is situated at Arcot street, Thyagaraya Nagar and was opened for public viewing in 1990 by Mrs. JanakiRamachandran in the presence of Dr. N.C Ragavachari, Shri N.P.V. RamasamyUdayar and many well wishers of Late MGR. The house encloses the songs featured by MGR will infuse the atmosphere with the feeing of his olden and golden days of acting.
There are a number of shields displayed in the reception which were presented to MGR. The first floor of the house has his office room where there are displayed his belongings and personal things which he used. Things like the swords, spears, heavy wooden clubs used by him, his plate, telephone instrument, his shirts and medals won by him are also shown here. Apart from this, there are things like his Bharat Ratna medal, books read by him, camera, photographs taken from MGR’s films, his letters, his famous cap and dark glasses etc., people come to his memorial to see what all things belonged to him, to have a glimpse of his memory, so that they can remember him the way he was. The memorial house has no entrance fees as it is maintained by MGR Memorial Charitable Trust. For a MGR Fan, the galleries of MGR’s films and photos displayed is something to be proud of.
Lets celebrate the Gem of India MakkalThilagam MGR!