Kavithalayaa Productions

Kavithalayaa Productions founded by the filmmaker Dadasaheb Phalke awardee K. Balachander, in 1981 . With a library of 50+ films in three languages and 3500+ hours of television content Kavithalayaa continues to entertain people for over 4 decades.[1][2]

Kavithalayaa Productions Private Limited
Film production
Film distribution
IndustryEntertainment
Founded1981
FounderK.Balachander
Headquarters,
India
Key people
K. Balachander
Rajam Balachander
Pushpa Kandaswamy
Prassana Balachander
Kandaswamy Bharathan
Eshwran Vijayaraghavan

HistoryEdit

In 1981 Kavithalayaa Productions was founded by the legendary filmmaker Dadasaheb Phalke awardee K.Balachander. Having produced over 50+ films many of them being huge hits they also have provided with 3500+ hours of television content entertaining people to the most.

Having successfully mastered the art of storytelling for the big and small screen over three decades, Kavithalayaa has entered the digital media.[2] Keeping in mind the current trends in an endeavour to keep pace witnessed in entertainment consumption patterns, both globally and in India, they’ve released their maiden digital series[3] Harmony with A.R.Rahman on Prime video India.

The failure of Kuselan (2008) directly impacted the progress of the studio's other films, which were in production. Two films which they were producing by director Selva, Nootrukku Nooru with Vinay, Sneha and Sandhya, and Muriyadi with Sathyaraj, Ganesh Venkatraman and Remya Nambeesan were shelved, despite commencing production. Likewise, Shelvan's Krishnaleelai featuring Jeevan and Meghana Raj, was also cancelled. The director of the film threatened to hold an indefinite fast against the production house's reluctance to release the film in 2011, but to no avail.[4][5]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Language Cast Director Notes
1981 Netrikan Tamil Rajinikanth, Lakshmi, Saritha S. P. Muthuraman
1982 Puthukavithai Tamil Rajinikanth, Saritha S.P. Muthuraman
Manal Kayiru Tamil Visu
Agni Sakshi Tamil K. Balachander Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Second Best Film
1983 Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu Kannada Suhasini K. Balachander
Poikkal Kudhirai Tamil K. Balachander
Anney Anney Tamil Mouli Mouli
1984 Naan Mahaan Alla Tamil Rajinikanth, Radha S.P. Muthuraman
Poovilangu Tamil Murali Ameerjan
Achamillai Achamillai Tamil Rajesh, Saritha K. Balachander National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil
Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Film
Eradu Rekhegalu Kannada K. Balachander
Pudhiavan Tamil Murali, Anitha, Raveendran Ameerjan
Enakkul Oruvan Tamil Kamal Haasan S.P. Muthuraman
1985 Kalyana Agathigal Tamil Saritha K. Balachander
Aval Sumangalithaan Tamil Karthik, Ilavarasi, Visu Visu
Mugila Mallige Kannada Srinath K. Balachander
Sri Raghavendrar Tamil Rajinikanth, Vishnuvardhan, Lakshmi S.P. Muthuraman
Sindhu Bhairavi Tamil K. Balachander Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Film
1986 Sundara Swapnagalu Kannada Ramesh Aravind K. Balachander
Punnagai Mannan Tamil Kamal Haasan, Rekha, Revathi K. Balachander
1987 Thirumathi Oru Vegumathi Tamil Visu
Velaikaran Tamil Rajinikanth, Amala S.P. Muthuraman
Vanna Kanavugal Tamil Karthik, Murali, Jayashree, Tara Ameerjan
Manathil Uruthi Vendum Tamil K. Balachander
1988 Penmani Aval Kanmani Tamil Prathap Pothen, Seetha, Visu Visu
Unnal Mudiyum Thambi Tamil Kamal Haasan, Seetha K. Balachander
1989 Siva Tamil Rajinikanth, Raghuvaran, Shobana Ameerjan
Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal Tamil Rahman, Sithara, Geetha, Vivek K. Balachander Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Second Best Film
Unnai Solli Kutramillai Tamil Karthik, Sithara Ameerjan
1990 Varavu Nalla Uravu Tamil Sunitha, Visu, Rekha Visu
Oru Veedu Iru Vasal Tamil K. Balachander National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues
1991 Sigaram Tamil S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Ananthu
Nee Pathi Naan Pathi Tamil Rahman, Gautami, Heera Vasanth
1992 Vaaname Ellai Tamil Anand Babu, Bhanupriya, Ramya Krishnan, Madhoo K. Balachander
Annamalai Tamil Rajinikanth, Kushboo, Sarath Babu Suresh Krissna
Roja Tamil Aravindsamy, Madhoo Mani Ratnam Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration
Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Film
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film
1993 Jathi Malli Tamil Mukesh, Kushboo, Vineeth K. Balachander Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film
1994 Duet Tamil Prabhu Ganesan, Ramesh Arvind K. Balachander
1995 Muthu Tamil Rajinikanth, Meena, Sarath Babu K. S. Ravikumar
1996 Kalki Tamil Rahman, Prakash Raj, Shruti, Geetha K. Balachander
1997 Vidukathai Tamil Prakash Raj Agathiyan
1998 Thulli Thirindha Kaalam Tamil Arun Vijay, Kushboo Balasekaran
Pooveli Tamil Karthik, Kausalya Selva
1999 Rojavanam Tamil Karthik, Laila Selva
2000 Rajakali Amman Tamil Ramya Krishnan Rama Narayanan
Appu Tamil Prashanth, Devayani Vasanth
2001 Sri Raja Rajeshwari Tamil Ramya Krishnan, Ramki Rama Narayanan
Parthale Paravasam Tamil Madhavan, Simran, R. Lawrence, Sneha, Kamal Haasan K. Balachander
2002 Album Tamil Aryan Rajesh, Shrutika Vasanthabalan
2003 Saamy Tamil Vikram, Trisha Hari
Thirumalai Tamil Vijay, Jyothika, Raghuvaran Ramana
2005 Ayya Tamil R. Sarathkumar, Nayantara Hari
2006 Idhaya Thirudan Tamil Jayam Ravi, Kamna Jethmalani, Prakash Raj Saran
2008 Kuselan Tamil Rajinikanth, Pasupathy, Meena Durairaj P. Vasu
Thiruvanamalai Tamil Arjun Sarja, Pooja Gandhi Perarasu

SeriesEdit

Years Series Director (S) Original Network Language (s) Cast
1989 Rail Sneham K. Balachander DD Podhigai Tamil Nizhalgal Ravi
1995 Kaiyalavu Manasu K. Balachander Sun TV Tamil Prakash Raj, Geetha
1996 Kadhal Pagadai K. Balachander Sun TV Tamil Rahman, Mohini
1996 Marmadesam - Ragasiyam Naga Sun TV Tamil Ramji, Prithviraj
1997 Marmadesam - Vidathu Karuppu Naga Sun TV Tamil Chetan, Devadarshini
1998 Premi K. Balachander Sun TV Tamil Renuka
1998 Ramani vs Ramani - 1 Naga Sun Tv Tamil Babloo Prithviraj, Vasuki
1999 Kasalavu Nesam K. Balachander Sun TV / Raj TV Tamil Venu Aravind, Ramji
1999 Oonjal Vijay TV Tamil S. P. B. Charan
1999 Kadavulukku Kobam Vanthathu Sundar K. Vijayan DD Podhigai Tamil Viji Chandrasekar
2000 Marmadesam - Sorna Regai C. J. Bhaskar Raj TV Tamil Poovilangu Mohan
2000 K. B. in Chinnathirai Raj TV Tamil
2000 Marmadesam - Iyanthira Paravai C. J. Bhaskar Raj TV Tamil
2001 Marmadesam - Edhuvum Nadakkum Naga Raj TV Tamil
2001 Irandaam Chanakyan Bombay Chanakyan Raj TV Tamil Venu Aravind
2001 Ramani vs Ramani - 2 Naga Raj TV Tamil Ramji, Devadarshini
2001 Guhan Sundar K. Vijayan Raj TV Tamil Ravi Raghavendra
2003 Anni Samuthirakani Jaya TV Tamil Malavika Avinash
2004 Ethir Neechal Jaya TV Tamil
2005 Nilavai Pidippom Raj TV Tamil Malavika Avinash
2005 Devathai Raj TV Tamil
2005 Idhu Oru Kaadhal Kadhai Vijay TV Tamil
2007 Naan Ava Illeengo Kalaignar TV Tamil
2008 Thenmozhiyaal Kalaignar TV Tamil
2009 Sollathan Ninaikkiren Zee Tamil Tamil
2018 Harmony with A.R.Rahman Sruti Harihara Subramanian Amazon Prime Video English , Malayalam , Meitei , Sikkimese A.R.Rahman , Kalamandalam Sajith Vijayan , Ustad Mohi Baha'uddin Dagar , Lourembam Bedabati , Mickma Tshering Lepcha

AwardsEdit

Movies Awards Year Outcome
Agnisatchi State Award 1982 Won
Achamillai Achamillai National Award 1985 Won
Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal State Award 1989 Won
Oru Veedu Iru Vasal National Award 1991 Won
Vaaname Ellai State Award 1992 Won
Roja National Award

State Award

1993 Won
Jaathi Malli State Award 1993 Won

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Kavithalayaa Productions in association with Amazon Prime launches maiden web series 'Harmony with AR Rahman'". Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b http://www.uniindia.com/kavithalayaa-productions-forays-into-digital-media-launches-harmony-with-ar-rahman/entertainment/news/1320671.html
  3. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8836898/?ref_=nv_sr_1 “Harmony with A.R.Rahman”
  4. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/director-to-go-on-indefinite-fast-tamil-news-68167.html
  5. ^ "Top 10 Production Houses of Tamil - Behindwoods.com - Tamil Movie Article - V Creations AVM Ayngaran International".

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