The Answers....

1. Which Tamil film Icon was called "The Maximum Guarantee of Return" by his producers ?

M.G.R.

(Since his movies always commanded a terrific initial and did well in the long run, the initials M.G.R. were mockingly expanded as "Maximum Guarantee of Return" by film maker "Trilokachander".)

2. Which movie, originally made in Tamil and then remade/dubbed in Hindi and other languages was India's first "All India Box Office Hit " ?

Chandralekha.

3. Name the only movie in which Shivaji Ganesan and M.G.Ramachandran have acted together ?

Koondu Kili.

4. Who was the scenarist (the writer) for the social drama "Velaikari" ?

C.N. Annadurai. (Anna)

5. Which Tamil film actor's directorial debut feature was "Avatharam" ?

Nasser (Click here to read about Nasser's success story).

6. Which was the first Tamil film to be advertised behind a "railway ticket" in India ?

Agni Nakshatram.

7. Who scored the music for the Rajinikanth starrer "Thudikkum Karangal" ?

S.P.Balasubramaiam

8. In the tradition of Tamil cinema Nick names prefixes, like "Oru Viral" KrishnaRao, "Nizhalgal" Ravi etc., which two people share the same nick-name prefix ?

Venniradai (Nirmala and Murthy).

(Both Nirmala and Murthy who made their debuts in the movie 'Venniradai' carry this prefix to date).

(Also one of our readers, Kanchana (aarthyt@aol.com)  wrote in to point that "Gemini" Mahalingam and "Gemini" Ganesan share the same nick-name!! Thanks!!)

9. Which Tamil Stage/Film Actor was the first Indian to deliver the news of India's Independance on August 15, 1947 to East Asia (he was a news caster on AIR, Delhi at that time!) ?

Poornam Vishwanathan!

10. Who's that Girl on the cover ?

Alright! No more teasing you! Its Aishwarya Rai for the upcoming Shanker flick Jeans!

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Balaji.