Superstar MGR: Story of Tamil Nadu’s Demigod in a Graphic Novel
Journey of a superstar
Journey of a superstar (Photo: Aaqib Raza Khan/The Quint)

Superstar MGR: Story of Tamil Nadu’s Demigod in a Graphic Novel

In the late 1960s, the passenger train from Chennai to Madurai was over 12 hours late. A few miles off Madurai, over 5,000 people had gathered along the tracks, squatting patiently to catch a glimpse of MG Ramachandran, their superstar.

Such a reception was accorded to only one other person in the history of Tamil Nadu – Mahatma Gandhi.

This MGR’s story.

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