AVM Productions

AVM Productions is an Indian film production studio founded by A. V. Meiyappan. It is the final oldest survived studio in India.[1][2] The filming studios are located in Vadapalani, Chennai. It has produced over 300 films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi cinema.[2] AVM has introduced numerous actors in Southern industries, some of the prominent actors are Sivaji Ganesan, Rajkumar, S. S. Rajendran, Vyjayanthimala, Kamal Haasan and many more. The AVM Studios besides the shooting floors, has recording, dubbing and a preview theatre. The complex also houses facilities for production and post production processing.[2]

AVM Productions
Limited
IndustryFilm, television
Founded1945
FounderA. V. Meiyappan
Headquarters,
India
Area served
South India
ProductsMotion pictures, television programs
Total assetsUS$907 million
Websitewww.avm.in

Early historyEdit

Born on 28 July 1907, Avichi Meiyappan hailed from a Nattukottai Nagarathar family of Karaikkudi in Tamil Nadu. Avichi Chettiar ran a mini-department store, named AV & Sons. It sold gramophone records. Meiyappan, who joined his father's shop even as a teenager, decided to produce gramophone records instead of merely marketing them. He came to Madras where along with friends K. S. Narayana Iyengar, Subbaiah Chettiar and others promoted Saraswathi Stores. He found excellent support in K. P. Varadachari, its manager, and his lawyer friend Thoothukudi Govindachari Raghavachari he produced many records.

Maiden ventureEdit

 
Globe at the AVM Studios in Chennai

The dawn of the talkie era (1931) inspired Meiyappan to start Saraswathi Sound Productions and he launched his maiden movie venture, Alli Arjuna a Hindu mythology based movie. The film was shot in Calcutta and proved a total flop as the one that followed named Ratnavali. At this point, an aspiring amateur actor and college graduate A. T. Krishnaswamy joined the unit as assistant director who was associated with Meiyappan for nearly a decade and wrote and directed the early AVM productions.

The reverses forced Meiyappan to lie low but only for a while. In association with Jayanthilal, a cinema house owner based in Bangalore, he promoted a new company Pragati Pictures Limited. Grabbing an opportunity that came his way, AVM made Nandakumar, Tamil version of a Marathi film launching it as a Pragati production. The highlight of this movie was the debut of T. R. Mahalingam in to Tamil movie Industry.

The film was a landmark because for the first time playback singing was tried, with Lalitha Venkatraman singing for the actor who played Devaki. Meiyappan took the sprawling Club House off Mount Road on lease and shot scenes without going to studios and erecting sets. Soon after he shifted his unit to another sprawling edifice known as Admiralty House in Adyar.

 
Creating a set in AVM Studio, Chennai

SuccessEdit

 
Diamond Jubilee year of AVM Productions

In 1940, Meiyappan produced Bhoo Kailas, a Telugu mythological film which created history. Its lead players were from Telugu and Kannada cinema, and was directed by Sundar Rao Nadkarni, a Mangalorean who had his training in Bombay. The film turned out to be a big hit and also won critical acclaim! Meiyappan struck gold with comedy next. Sabapathy (1941) with the saucer-eyed T. R. Ramachandran in the lead, along with Kali N. Rathnam and K. Sarangapani was a runaway success. Then came a series of hits like En Manaivi, Harishchandra (1943), Sri Valli.

The city of Madras began to feel the strains of the World War II raging on elsewhere and to reduce the exposure from Japanese bombing, Meiyappan moved his facilities to Karaikudi. In the outskirts of the town karaikudi he occupied a drama auditorium with a large open area around it on long lease and erected a studio. Thus was born AVM Productions with AVM Studios.

Hits like Nam Iruvar (1947), Andha Naal (1954), and the National Award-winning Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke (1957) followed.

Meiyappan died on 12 August 1979, and after his demise his sons took over the mantle.[3]

In 2007, AVM produced Sivaji which at 95 crore, was said to be the most expensive film ever made in the history of the Indian film industry at that time.[4]

In 2013, AVM led by Aruna Guhan and Aparna Guhan started producing films to be screened only on the net.[5] Their first such production was a 55-minute-film, titled Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum.[6]

FilmographyEdit

Films
Year Title[a] Cast Director Music Composer Language Notes
2014 Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum Sivaji Dev, Anusha Varma Anil Krishnan
Srihari Prabhakaran
Tamil
2011 Mudhal Idam Vidharth, Kavitha Nair and other actors R. Kumaran
2010 Leader Rana Daggubati, Richa Gangopadhyay, Priya Anand Sekhar Kammula Telugu
2009 Evaraina Epudaina Varun Sandesh, Vimala Raman Marthand K. Shankar
Vettaikaaran Vijay, Anushka Shetty Babu Sivan Tamil
Ayan Suriya, Tamannaah, Prabhu K. V. Anand
A Aa E Ee Navdeep, Aravind Akash, Monica, Saranya Mohan D. Sabapathy
2007 Sivaji Rajinikanth, Shriya Shankar
2006 Thirupathi Ajith Kumar, Sadha Perarasu
2004 Perazhagan Suriya, Jyothika Sasi Shanker
2003 Priyamaana Thozhi R. Madhavan, Jyothika, Sridevi Vijaykumar Vikraman
Anbe Anbe Shaam, Sharmili Mani Bharathy
2002 Gemeni Venkatesh, Namitha Saran Telugu Remake of Tamil Film 'Gemini'
Gemini Vikram, Kiran Tamil
1997 Minsara Kanavu Arvind Swamy, Prabhu Deva, Kajol Rajiv Menon 50th anniversary Film, Re-shot in Hindi as Sapnay
1994 Sakthivel Selva, Kanaka K. S. Ravikumar
Sethupathi IPS Vijayakanth, Meena P. Vasu
1993 Ejamaan Rajinikanth, Meena, Aishwarya R. V. Udayakumar
1992 Aa Okkati Adakku Rajendra Prasad, Rambha E. V. V. Satyanarayana Telugu
1991 Paattondru Ketten Rahman, Sithara, Nizhalgal Ravi V. C. Guhanathan
Maanagara Kaaval Vijayakanth, Suman Ranganathan M. Thyagarajan
1990 Thyagu Raghuvaran, Rekha, Devi Lalitha S. P. Muthuraman
Ulagam Pirandhadhu Enakkaga Sathyaraj, Gautami, Rupini Tamil[7]
1989 Pennbuthi Pin Buthi Ramki, Gautami Senthilnathan Tamil
Raja Chinna Roja Rajinikanth, Gautami, Baby Shalini S. P. Muthuraman
Sonthakkaran Arjun, Nirosha L. Raja
Bamma Maata Bangaru Baata P. Bhanumathi, Rajendra Prasad, Gautami, Nutan Prasad Rajasekhar Telugu Remake of Tamil Film 'Patti Sollai Thatadhe'
1988 Vasanthi Mohan, Madhuri R. G. Gopu Tamil
Paatti Sollai Thattathe Pandiarajan, Urvashi, Manorama, S. S. Chandran Rajasekhar
Thaimel Aanai Arjun, B. Saroja Devi, Ranjini, Raghuvaran, Madhuri L. Raja
1987 Manithan Rajinikanth, Rupini, Srividya S. P. Muthuraman
Per Sollum Pillai Kamal Haasan, Radhika, K. R. Vijaya
Anbulla Appa Sivaji Ganesan, Nadhiya, Rahman A. C. Tirulokchandar
Shankar Guru Arjun, Seetha, Baby Shalini L. Raja
Samsaram Oka Chadarangam G. Maruthi Rao, Sarath Babu, Suhasini S. P. Muthuraman Telugu Remake of Tamil Film 'Samsaram Adhu Minsaram'
1986 Dharma Devathai Vijayakanth, Radhika, Pallavi Tamil
Mella Thirandhathu Kadhavu Mohan, Radha, Amala R. Sundarrajan
Samsaram Adhu Minsaram Visu, Lakshmi, Raghuvaran Visu
Mr. Bharath Rajinikanth, Ambika, Sathyaraj S. P. Muthuraman
1985 Siksha Chandra Mohan, Sarath Babu, Suhasini, Rajani Narasimha Rao Telugu
Uyarndha Ullam Kamal Haasan, Ambika S. P. Muthuraman Tamil
Nalla Thambi Karthik, Radha
1984 Nallavanuku Nallavan Rajinikanth, Radhika, Karthik, Tulasi
Naagu Chiranjeevi, Radha Tatineni Prasad Telugu
Vellai Pura Ondru Vijayakanth, Suresh, Nalini, Oorvasi Gangai Amaran Tamil
Pudhumai Penn Pandiya, Revathi, Prathap Pothan Bharathiraja Tamil
1983 Thoongathey Thambi Thoongathey Kamal Haasan, Radha, Sulakshana S. P. Muthuraman Tamil
Moodu Mullu Chandra Mohan, Radhika, Geetha Jadhyala Telugu Remake of Tamil Film 'Mundhanai Mudichu'
Mundhanai Mudichu K. Bhagyaraj, Urvashi, Deepa K. Bhagyaraj Tamil
Paayum Puli Rajinikanth, Radha S. P. Muthuraman
1982 Sakalakala Vallavan Kamal Haasan, Ambika
Amma Prathap Pothan, Saritha Rajasekhar
Pokkiri Raja Rajinikanth, Sridevi, Radhika S. P. Muthuraman
1981 Jeene Ki Arzoo Mithun Chakraborty, Rakesh Roshan, Rati Agnihotri Rajasekhar Hindi Remake of Tamil Film 'Punnami Naagu'
Sivappu Malli Vijayakanth, Chandrasekhar, Shanthi Krishna, Aruna Rama Narayanan Tamil
1980 Murattu Kalai Rajinikanth, Rathi, Sumalatha S. P. Muthuraman First Film with Rajinikanth
Punnami Naagu Narasimharaju, Chiranjeevi, Rathi Rajasekhar Telugu
1976 Jeevan Jyoti Vijay Arora, Bindiya Goswami Murugan Kumaran Hindi
1975 Pooja Ramakrishna, Vanisri, Manjula Telugu
1974 Nomu Ramakrishna, Chandrakala Pattu
Bhakta Prahlada S. V. Ranga Rao, Anjali Devi, Roja Ramani, M. Balamuralikrishna Chitrapu Narayana Rao Kannada Dubbed from Telugu Film 'Bhakta Prahlada'
1973 Puttinillu Mettinillu Sobhan Babu, Krishna, Chandrakala, Lakshmi Pattu Telugu
Jaise Ko Taisa Jeetendra, Reena Roy, Srividya Murugan Kumaran Hindi
1972 Akka Thamudu A. V. M. Rajan, Jayalalitha, Master Sekhar Krishnan-Panju Telugu Remake of Tamil Film 'Anathai Ananthan'
Kasethan Kadavulada R. Muthuraman, Lakshmi, Thengai Srinivasan R. G. Gopu Tamil
1971 Babu Sivaji Ganesan, Sowcar Janaki, Vijayasree, Vennira Aadai Nirmala, Sivakumar A. C. Tirulokchandar
Bomma Borusa Chandra Mohan, S. Varalakshmi, Chalam, Vennira Aadai Nirmala K.Balachander Telugu
Sudarum Sooravaliyum Gemini Ganesan, R. Muthuraman, Nirmala S. R. Puttanna Tamil
Main Sunder Hoon Mehmood, Biswajeet, Leena Chandavarkar Krishnan-Panju Hindi Remake of Tamil Film 'Server Sundaram'
1970 Anadhai Anandhan A. V. M. Rajan, Jayalalitha, Master Sekhar Tamil
Chitti Chellelu N. T. Rama Rao, Vanisri, Rajasree M. Krishnan Nair
Enga Mama Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalitha A. C. Tirulokchandar
1969 Annaiyum Pithavum A. V. M. Rajan, Vanisri Krishnan-Panju
Mooga Nomu Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Jamuna D. Yoganand Telugu
1968 Uyarndha Manidhan Sivaji Ganesan, Sowcar Janaki, Vanisri, Sivakumar, Bharathi Krishnan-Panju Tamil
Ramu N. T. Rama Rao, Jamuna, Master Rajkumar A. C. Tirulokchandar Telugu Remake of Tamil Film 'Ramu'
Do Kaliyan Biswajeet, Mala Sinha, Mehmood, Om Prakash Krishnan-Panju Hindi Remake of Tamil Film 'Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum'
1967 Ave Kallu Krishna, Kanchana A. C. Tirulokchandar Telugu Remake of Tamil Film 'Adhey Kangal'
Bhakta Prahalad S. V. Ranga Rao, Anjali Devi, Roja Ramani, M. Balamuralikrishna Chitrapu Narayana Rao Hindi Dubbed from Telugu Film 'Bhakta Prahlada'
Adhey Kangal Ravichandran, Kanchana A. C. Tirulokchandar Tamil
Mehrban Ashok Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Nutan A. Bhimsingh Hindi
Bhakta Prahlada S. V. Ranga Rao, Anjali Devi, Roja Ramani, M. Balamuralikrishna Chitrapu Narayana Rao Tamil Dubbed from Telugu Film 'Bhakta Prahlada'
Bhakta Prahlada S. V. Ranga Rao, Anjali Devi, Roja Ramani, M. Balamuralikrishna Telugu
1966 Major Chandrakanth Nagesh, Jayalalitha, Major Sundarrajan K. Balachandar Tamil
Leta Manasulu Haranath, Jamuna, Kutty Padmini Krishnan-Panju Telugu Remake of Tamil Film 'Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum'
Ramu Gemini Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya, Master Rajkumar A. C. Tirulokchandar Tamil
Laadla Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Pandari Bai Krishnan-Panju Hindi Remake of Tamil Film 'Annai'
Anbe Vaa M. G. Ramachandran, B. Saroja Devi A. C. Tirulokchandar Tamil Only Film with M. G. R.
1965 Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum Jaishankar, Jamuna, Kutty Padmini Krishnan-Panju
Naadi Aada Janme N. T. Rama Rao, S. V. Ranga Rao, Savitri A. C. Tirulokchandar Telugu Remake of Tamil Film 'Naanum Oru Penn'
Kakkum Karangal S. S. Rajendran, C. R. Vijayakumari, S. V. Ranga Rao, Sivakumar Tamil Debut Film for Sivakumar
1964 Server Sundaram Nagesh, R. Muthuraman, K. R. Vijaya Krishnan-Panju
Main Bhi Ladki Hoon Dharmendra, Meena Kumari, Balraj Sahni, Om Prakash A. C. Tirulokchandar Hindi Remake of Tamil Film 'Naanum Oru Penn'
Pooja Ke Phool Ashok Kumar, Dharmendra, Mala Sinha A. Bhimsingh
Pachai Vilakku Sivaji Ganesan, S. S. Rajendran, Sowcar Janaki, C. R. Vijayakumari Tamil
1963 Penchina Prema P. Bhanumathi, S. V. Ranga Rao, Sowcar Janaki Krishnan-Panju Telugu Dubbed from Tamil Film 'Annai'
Naanum Oru Penn S. S. Rajendran, S. V. Ranga Rao, C. R. Vijayakumari A. C. Tirulokchandar Tamil
1962 Annai P. Bhanumathi, S. V. Ranga Rao, Sowcar Janaki Krishnan-Panju
Man Mauji Kishore Kumar, Sadhana Hindi
Prajasakthi C. L. Anandan, Sachu, E. V. Saroja A. C. Tirulokchandar Telugu Dubbed from Tamil Film 'Veerathirumagan'
Main Chup Rahungi Sunil Dutt, Meena Kumari A. Bhimsingh Hindi Remake of Tamil Film 'Kalathur Kannamma'
Veerathirumagan C. L. Anandan, Sachu, E. V. Saroja A. C. Tirulokchandar Tamil
Pavithra Prema Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, Savitri, B. Saroja Devi, Kamal Haasan A. Bhimsingh Telugu Dubbed from Tamil Film 'Paarthaal Pasi Theerum'
Paarthaal Pasi Theerum Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, Savitri, B. Saroja Devi, Kamal Haasan Tamil
1961 Papa Pariharam Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, M. R. Radha, Savitri, Devika Telugu Dubbed from Tamil Film 'Pava Mannippu'
Chhaya Sunil Dutt, Asha Parekh, Nirupa Roy Hrishikesh Mukherjee Hindi
Anumanam Sivaji Ganesan, Padmini, S. S. Rajendran, M. N. Rajam Krishnan-Panju Telugu Dubbed from Tamil Film 'Deivapiravi'
Pava Mannippu Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, M. R. Radha, Savitri, Devika A. Bhimsingh Tamil
1960 Bindya Balraj Sahni, Padmini Krishnan-Panju Hindi Remake of Malayalam Film 'Thilakam'
Thilakam Prem Nazir, M. N. Rajam, Sriranjani Malayalam
Mavoori Ammayi Gemini Ganesan, Savitri, Kamal Haasan A. Bhimsingh Telugu Dubbed from Tamil Film 'Kalathur Kannamma'
Bhakti Mahima N. T. Rama Rao, A. Nageswara Rao, Jamuna K. Shankar Hindi Dubbed from Telugu Film 'Bhookailas'
Kalathur Kannamma Gemini Ganeshan, Savitri, Kamal Haasan A. Bhimsingh Tamil Debut Film for Kamal Haasan
Deivapiravi Sivaji Ganesan, Padmini, S. S. Rajendran, M. N. Rajam Krishnan-Panju
Akash-Patal Arundhati Devi, Pahari Sanyal Prabhat Mukherjee Bengali First Bengali Film
1959 Sahodari K. Balaji, Rajasulochana, J. P. Chandrababu A. Bhimsingh Tamil
Baap Bete Ashok Kumar, Shyama Raja Paranjape Hindi
Mamiyar Mechina Marumagal S. S. Rajendran, M. N. Rajam, G. Varalakshmi Krishnan-Panju Tamil
Barkha Jagdeep, Shubha Khote, Nanda Krishnan-Panju Hindi Remake of Tamil Film 'Mamiyar Mechina Marumagal'
1958 Bhaktha Ravana N. T. Rama Rao, A. Nageswara Rao, Jamuna K. Shankar Tamil Dubbed from Telugu Film 'Bhookailas'
Bhookailas N. T. Rama Rao, A. Nageswara Rao, Jamuna Telugu Remake of 1940 Telugu Film 'Bhookailas'
Bhookailasa Rajkumar, Kalyan Kumar, B. Saroja Devi Kannada Remake of Telugu Film 'Bhookailas'
Rathna Deepam A. Gupta, Manju Dey, Kamal Mitra Debaki Bose Tamil Dubbed from Bengali Film 'Ratnadeep'
1957 Bhabhi Balraj Sahni, Pandari Bai, Nanda Krishnan-Panju Hindi Remake of Tamil Film 'Kula Deivam'
Hum Panchhi Ek Dal Ke Jagdeep, Satish Vyas, Romi, Daisy Irani P. L. Santoshi
Miss Mary Meena Kumari, Gemini Ganeshan, Kishore Kumar, Jamuna, Om Prakash L. V. Prasad Remake of Telugu Film 'Missamma'
Parasakthi (Telugu) Sivaji Ganesan, S. V. Sahasranamam, Pandari Bai, S. S. Rajendran Krishnan-Panju Telugu Dubbed from Tamil Film 'Parasakthi'
1956 Chori Chori Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Pran Anant Thakur Hindi
Kula Dheivam S. V. Sahasranamam, M. R. Santhanalakshmi, S. S. Rajendran, Pandari Bai Krishnan-Panju Tamil
Sadarama A. Nageswara Rao, Sowcar Janaki, G. V. Iyer K. R. Seetarama Sastry Telugu Remake of Kannada Film 'Sadarame'
Sadarame Kalyan Kumar, Sowcar Janaki, G. V. Iyer Kannada Produced with The Karnataka Films Ltd.
Bhai-Bhai Ashok Kumar, Kishore Kumar, Nimmi, Nirupa Roy M. V. Raman Hindi
Naga Devathai R. Nagendra Rao, Sowcar Janaki, Jamuna Chitrapu Narayana Rao Tamil Remake of Kannada Film 'Adarsha Sathi'
Nagula Chavithi R. Nagendra Rao, Sowcar Janaki, Jamuna, Nagabhushanam Telugu
Doctor Sinhala First Sinhala Film
1955 Adarsha Sathi R. Nagendra Rao, Sowcar Janaki, Jamuna Chitrapu Narayana Rao Kannada
Vadina A. Nageswara Rao, Savitri, Pandari Bai M. V. Raman Telugu Remake of Tamil Film 'Chella Pillai'
Chella Pillai K. R. Ramasamy, Savitri, Pandari Bai M. V. Raman R. Sudarsanam Tamil
Shiv Bhakta Shahu Modak, Padmini, Mishra, Pandari Bai, Anant Kumar, Kumari Devi, Sope, Rushendramani, Ramachandra Sastry, Ragini, Deshraj, Raju H. L. N. Simha Hindi Remake of Kannada Film 'Bedara Kannappa'
1954 Sri Kalahastiswara Mahatyam Rajkumar, K. Malathi, Rajasulochana R. Sudarsanam

R. Goverdhanam as Associate

Telugu
Jathaka Palam S. V. Ranga Rao, R. Nagendra Rao, Chalam, Suryakala, Suryakantam R. Nagendra Rao R. Sudarsanam Remake of Kannada Film 'Jathaka Phala'
Sangham N. T. Rama Rao, Vyjayanthimala, S. Balachander, Anjali Devi M. V. Raman Remake of Hindi Film 'Ladki'
Penn Gemini Ganesan, Vyjayanthimala, S. Balachander, Anjali Devi R. Sudarsanam Tamil Remake of Hindi Film 'Ladki'
Bedara Kannappa Rajkumar, Pandari Bai, Rajasulochana H. L. N. Simha R. Sudarsanam Kannada Produced with The Karnataka Films Ltd., Debut Film for Rajkumar
Andha Naal Sivaji Ganesan, Pandari Bai, Javar Seetharaman S. Balachander Tamil First Film without songs
1953 Jadhagam R. Nagendra Rao, K. Sarangkapani, T. K. Balachandran, Suryakala, Kamala Bai R. Nagendra Rao Remake of Kannada Film 'Jathaka Phala'
Jathaka Phala R. Nagendra Rao, K. Sarangkapani, T. K. Balachandran, Suryakala, Kamala Bai Kannada
Ladki Bharat Bhushan, Vyjayanthimala, Kishore Kumar, Anjali Devi M. V. Raman R. Sudarsanam Hindi
Sathya Sodhanai Honnappa Bhagavathar, Pandari Bai H. L. N. Simha R. Sudarsanam Tamil Remake of Tamil Film Gunasagari
Gunasagari Honnappa Bhagavathar, Pandari Bai, Gubbi Veeranna R. Sudarsanam Kannada Produced with The Karnataka Films Ltd.
1952 Parasakthi Sivaji Ganesan, S. V. Sahasranamam, Pandari Bai, S. S. Rajendran Krishnan-Panju R. Sudarsanam Tamil Debut Film for Sivaji Ganesan
1951 Bahar Karan Dewan, Vyjayanthimala, Pandari Bai, Om Prakash, Pran M. V. Raman Hindi Remake of Tamil Film 'Vazhkai'
Or Iravu K. R. Ramasamy, T. S. Balaiah, A. Nageswara Rao, Lalitha P. Neelakantan R. Sudarsanam Tamil
1950 Jeevitham T. R. Ramachandran, Vyjayanthimala, S. Varalakshmi, C. S. R. Anjaneyulu, C. H. Narayana Rao A. V. Meiyappan, M. V. Raman R. Sudarsanam Telugu Remake of Tamil Film 'Vazhkai'
1949 Vazhkai T. R. Ramachandran, Vyjayanthimala, M. S. Draupadi, K. Sarangkapani, S. V. Sahasranamam R. Sudarsanam Tamil Debut Film for Vyjayanthimala
1948 Rama Rajyam Prem Adib, Shobhna Samarth, Umakant Desai Vijay Bhatt Dubbed from Hindi Film 'Ram Rajya'
Vedhala Ulagam T. R. Mahalingam, P. R. Mangalam, K. Sarangkapani, K. R. Chellam A. V. Meiyappan, P. Neelakantan R. Sudarsanam
1947 Nam Iruvar T. R. Mahalingam, T.A. Jayalakshmi, T. R. Ramachandran A. V. Meiyappan R. Sudarsanam First Film Produced under 'AVM Studios'
1945 Sri Valli T. R. Mahalingam, Kumari Rukmini, T. R. Ramachandran, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram A. V. Meiyappan, A. T. Krishnaswamy R. Sudarsanam Produced under 'Pragathi Studios'
1944 Harischandra Subbaiah Naidu, R. Nagendra Rao, Lakshmi Bai A. T. Krishnaswamy, R. Nagendra Rao Produced under 'Pragathi Studios', Dubbed from Kannada Film
1943 Satya Harishchandra Subbaiah Naidu, R. Nagendra Rao, Lakshmi Bai Kannada Produced under 'Pragathi Studios'
1942 En Manaivi K. Sarangkapani, K. R. Chellam Sundar Rao Nadkarni Tamil
1941 Vasantasena Subbaiah Naidu, R. Nagendra Rao, Lakshmi Bai Ramayyar Shirur Kannada Produced under 'Pragathi Studios', First Kannada Film
Sabapathy T. R. Ramachandran, 'Lux Soap' R. Padma A. T. Krishnaswamy Tamil Produced under 'Pragathi Studios'
Thiruvalluvar Serukalathur Sama, M. Lakshmanan, 'Tirunelveli' Pappa, T. R. Ramachandran Prem Chethna
1940 Bhoo Kailas M. V. Subbaiah Naidu, R. Nagendra Rao, Lakshmi Bai Sundar Rao Nadkarni Telugu Produced under 'Pragathi Studios', First Big Hit for A. V. Meiyappan
Vaayadi T. R. Ramachandran, Madhuri Devi, 'Lux Soap' R. Padma Nandalal Jaswantlal Tamil Produced under 'Pragathi Studios'
Poli Panchali A. T. Krishnaswamy
1937 Nandakumar T. P. Rajalakshmi, C. V. V. Panthulu, T. R. Mahalingam Keshav Rao Dhaibhar Produced under 'Pragati Pictures Ltd'
1935 Ratnavali M. R. Krishnamoorthi, P. S. Rathna Bai, P. S. Saraswathi Bai Produced under 'Saraswathi Sound Productions'
1935 Alli Arjuna Abdul Khadar, K. S. Ananda Narayana Iyer, K. R. Kanthimathi Bai, T. S. Bhavani Bai
Serials
  • Nimmathi Ungal Choice (Sun TV)
  • Galatta Kudumbam (Sun TV)
  • Aachi International (Sun TV)
  • Take it Easy Vaazhkai (Sun TV)
  • Gopi (Sun TV)
  • Roja (Jaya TV)
  • Girija M. A. (Jaya TV)
  • Aasai (Sun TV)
  • Oru Pennin Kathai (Sun TV)
  • Vairanenjam (Kalaignar)
  • Nambikkai (Sun)
  • Sorgam (Sun)
  • Aval Oru Minsaram (Kalaignar)
  • URavukku KAi Koduppom (Kalaignar)
  • Nimmathi (Sun)
  • Naanayam (Sun)
  • Sondham (Sun)
  • Paasam (Sun)

AwardsEdit

Ceremony Year Category Nominee Result Ref.
National Film Awards 1954 Second Best Feature Film in Tamil Andha Naal Won
Best Feature Film in Kannada Bedara Kannappa Won
1956 Best Feature Film in Tamil Kula Dheivam Won
1957 Best Children's Film Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke Won
1960 Best Film (Third prize) Deivapiravi Won
Third Best Feature Film in Tamil Kalathur Kannamma Won
1961 Best Film (Second prize) Paava Mannippu Won
1962 Second Best Feature Film in Tamil Annai Won
1963 Best Feature Film in Tamil Naanum Oru Penn Won
1964 Third Best Feature Film in Tamil Server Sundaram Won
1965 Best Feature Film in Tamil Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum Won
1966 Best Feature Film in Tamil Ramu Won
1986 Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment Samsaram Adhu Minsaram Won
Cinema Express Awards 1986 Best Film Samsaram Adhu Minsaram Won
Cinema Fans Award 1963 Best Film Naanum Oru Penn Won
Film Fans Association Awards 1949 Best Film Vaazhkai Won
Filmfare Awards South 1963 Best Film Naanum Oru Penn Won
1964 Best Film Server Sundaram Won
1986 Best Film Samsaram Adhu Minsaram Won
Nandi Awards 1967 Best Film (Bronze) Bhakta Prahlada Won
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards 1968 Best Film Uyarndha Manithan Won
2007 Best Film Sivaji Won
Vijay Awards 2009 Favourite Film Ayan Won

TelevisionEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Films are listed in the order of their release date.

ReferencesEdit

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