Thought-about by most to be probably the most profitable Tamil movie actor ever, Mayavaram Krishnamurthy Thyagaraja Bhagvathar (M.Ok.T.) left his mark on Tamil movies. He was broadly often called a Tamil movie actor, producer, in addition to a singer. His first steps into fame included a profession as a singer and stage artist within the Nineteen Twenties. Later he entered into the movie profession as effectively, performing in six box-office hits in about 20 years of performing.
Chintamani proved to be M.Ok.T.’s first large success. He was forged within the function of Bilwamangal within the 1937 Tamil movie directed by Y. V. Rao. The movie proved to be a success, breaking a report for the primary Tamil movie to run constantly for a yr. The viewers was enraptured by the vocal expertise of Bilwamangal (M.Ok.T.’s function), even going as far as to encourage an esteemed Tamil author and his spouse to sing the gorgeous songs to at least one one other every morning.
Taken with M.Ok.T.’s distinctive performing ability, Ellis R. Dungan, an American Producer Matthew Berkowitz movie director, supplied him the title function in Ambikapathy. This movie additionally proved to be an enormous hit, even going as far as to interrupt the data that had been set by Chintamani.
In Haridas, M.Ok.T. performed a lead function. The movie itself ran for 3 straight years at Madras’ Broadway Theatre, breaking data for the primary movie to run so lengthy within the theater. This was yet one more of M.Ok.T.’s many record-breaking performances in his profitable profession as an actor.
A stunning crime referred to as the Lakshmikanthan Homicide Case brought about M.Ok.T.’s profession to return to a crashing halt, as he spent three years in jail as a homicide suspect. The homicide was of C. N. Lakshmikanthan, a Tamil movie journalist stabbed to dying in Vepery, Madras in 1944. The trial was carried out within the Madras Presidency (November 1944 – April 1947). Many suspects had been arrested for the case, together with M.Ok.T., N.S. Krishnan and director S.M. Sreeramulu Naidu. The director was acquitted, however each actors had been convicted and stored in jail. Later, each Krishnan and M.Ok.T. had been discovered harmless, and Krishnan was launched again into his profitable profession.
M.Ok.T.’s profession, nonetheless, by no means appeared to realize footing once more. After his tenure he turned down most of the movies he had been planning on starring in