Happy Birthday, MGR: Five of his songs that have stood the test of time

On his 101st birth anniversary, here is our pick of five of his best songs that have stood the test of time.

author_img Team Indulge Published :  17th January 2018 12:43 PM   |   Published :   |  17th January 2018 12:43 PM
MGR

MGR

Actor, filmmaker and politician, Marudur Gopalan Ramachandran, popularly known as M.G.R., was a cultural icon. Apart from his acting skills and catchy dialogues he has gifted us with many beautiful songs.

On his 101st birth anniversary, here is our pick of five of his best songs that have stood the test of time.

 

Naalai namadhe 

Naalai namadhe (1975)

  

Anbu Malargalae Nambi Irungalae, 

Nalai Namadhae intha Nalum Namadhae 

Dharmam Ulagilae...Irukum Varaiyillae, 

Nalai Namadhae Intha Nalum Namadhae

 

Affectionate flowers, please believe
Tomorrow is ours, so is today
In a just world...until you live
Tomorrow is ours so is today

 

 

Kana pona pokkile kaal pogalaama 

Panam Padaithavan (1965)

 

Kan poana poakkilae kaal poagalaamaa? kaal poana poakkilae manam poagalaamaa?

 

Is it right for the legs to go where ever the eyes wander to?

Is it right for the heart to go where ever the legs take it to?

 

 

Accham enbadhu madamayada

Mannathi Mannan (1960) 

 

Acham enbathu madamaiyada 

anjaamai dravidar udamaiyadaaaa 

anjaamai dravidar udamaiyada,

 

Living in fear is foolishness, being fearless is the hallmark (wealth) of the Dravidians,

Don’t fear death, you could die at the age of six or at one hundred,

But more importantly,  it is your duty to protect your motherland,

 

 

Ennathan nadakum

Panathottam (1963) 

Ennadhaan nadakkum nadakkattumae

 Iruttinil needhi maraiyattumae

 Thannaalae veli varum thayangaadhe

 Oru thalaivan irukkiraan mayangaadhe

 

 Let whatever that happens,

 happen Justice may be overshadowed by the darkness,

 Things will come to limelight by themselves,

 don’t fret! There is a leader (God), so do not be bewildered

 

 

 

Naan Aanayitaal

Enga veetu pillai (1965)

 

Naan Aanai Itaal

Athu Nadanthu Vitaal

Ingu Yezhaigal Vethanai Padamaatar

Uyir Ulla Varai

Oru Thunbam Illai

Avar Kaneer Kadalile Vizha Maataar

 

If I make a command,
And that happens,
The poor will never feel unhappy.
Until they live,
Without any trouble,
They will not fall into an ocean of tears.

 

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