Anbalaya Films

Anabalaya Films is an Indian film production and distribution company headed by K. Prabhakaran. The film had been a leading production studio in the Tamil film industry in the 1990s, but has struggled following the switch to digital film-making.[1]

Anbalaya Films
Film production
Film distribution
Key people
K. Prabhakaran
ProductsMotion pictures


The studio is led by K. Prabhakaran, who later adapted the stagename of Anbalaya Prabhakaran.[2] In the 1990s, the studio garnered a niche specialism for making small budget Tamil films with upcoming directors. Some of the directors that the studio introduced includes Agathiyan and Prabhu Solomon.[3] Apart from producing, Prabhakaran also acted in his productions mostly portraying negative roles.

In the early 2000s, Prabhakaran signed on Arjun to work on a film for the studio. The duo initially planned to team up for a film titled Chanakya to be directed by Shaji Kailas, but later dropped the plan, and subsequently Arjun directed and starred in Parasuram (2003).[4]

In 2004, the studio made a comeback by producing the low-budget college drama Pazhaniappa Kalloori (2007) starring Naveen Chandra, Madhu Shalini and Akshaya Rao in the lead roles.[5][6] Production troubles meant that the film took a small opening and went unnoticed at the box office.[7][8]

Following the slowdown of the studio's market share and work, Prabhakaran began working as an actor and appeared in minor supporting roles. He also became actively involved in the Tamil Film Producers Council.[9]


Title Year Language Director Cast Synopsis Ref.
Pattikaatu Thambi 1988 Tamil Senthilnathan Arjun, Nirosha, Sabitha Anand
Yogam Rajayogam 1989 Tamil T. S. Krishna Kumar Ramki, Seetha, S. Ve. Shekher
Thangathin Thangam 1990 Tamil Siraj Ramarajan, Ragasudha
Vaigasi Poranthachu 1990 Tamil Radha Bharathi Prashanth, Kaveri
Aatha Un Koyilile 1991 Tamil Kasthuri Raja Selva, Kasthuri
Thoodhu Poo Chellakiliye 1991 Tamil Kasthuri Raja Varunraj, Kasthuri, Shenbaga
Therku Theru Machan 1992 Tamil Manivannan Sathyaraj, Bhanupriya
Pondatti Rajyam 1992 Tamil K. S. Ravikumar Saravanan, Ranjitha, Raja Ravindra
Madhumathi 1993 Tamil Agathiyan Ravi Rahul, Madhumitha
Veettai Paaru Naattai Paaru 1994 Tamil Thulasidas Saravanan, Ranjitha
Murai Mappillai 1995 Tamil Sundar C. Arun Vijay, Krithika, Rajashree
Kannodu Kanbathellam 1999 Tamil Prabhu Solomon Arjun, Sonali Bendre, Suchindra
Thai Poranthachu 2000 Tamil R. K. Kalaimani Prabhu, Kasualya [10]
Engalukkum Kaalam Varum 2001 Tamil Balaruban Livingston, Kausalya, Vadivelu
Parasuram 2003 Tamil Arjun Arjun, Kiran Rathod, Abbas [11]
Pazhaniappa Kalloori 2007 Tamil R. Pavan Naveen Chandra, Madhu Shalini, Akshaya Rao


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  2. ^ "Anbalaya Prabhakar's mother passes away - - producer tamil movie news images picture gallery images".
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  4. ^ Mannath, Malini (25 September 2002). "New Launches in Tamil". ChennaiOnline. Archived from the original on 5 August 2003. Retrieved 14 July 2020.
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  6. ^ "tamil movie news kalluri mayiladuthurai avc college arjuman mohal balaji sakthivel anbalaya prabhakaran prasanth pazhaniappa kalluri pavan akshara s picture hot stills picture image gallery".
  7. ^ "tamil movie news shakeela sivakasi jayalakshmi palaniappa kalluri tamil movie actor malayalam actress shakeela hot stills picture image gallery".
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  9. ^ "Crisis in TN Film producers council". Sify.
  10. ^ "Film Review: Thai Porandhachu". 25 February 2000 – via
  11. ^ "The Hindu : Parasuram".

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