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A list of the earliest films produced in the Kollywood Tamil language film industry in India in the 1930s:

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1931

Title Director Production Music Cast
Kalidas H.M. Reddy Ardeshir Irani T.P. Rajalakshmi ,Thevaram Rajambal,Sushila Devi ,J. Sushila,P.G. Venkatesan ,M.S. Sabthanalakshmi,L.V. Prasad

1932

Title Director Production Music Cast
Kalava (Galavarishi) Sarvottam Badami, T.C. Vadivelu Naicker Sagar Movietones G. Ramanathan P.V. Rangachari,V.S. Sunderasa Iyer,T.R. Muthulakshmi
Paarijaatha Pushpahaaram P. K. Raja Sandow Imperial Films R. Nagendra Rao, K.T. Rukmani,Leela, Narasmimma Rao
Ramayanam East India Film Company T.P. Rajalakshmi, T.S. Mani
Harichandra (Sampoorna Harichandra) Sarvottam Badami, T.C. Vadivelu Naicker Chimanlal Desai, Sagar Movietones (Sagar Film Company Raja Chandrasekar V.S Sunderasa Iyer, D.R. Muthulakshmi
Dharma(kaviyam)

1933

Title Director Production Music Cast
Kovalan Imperial Films R. Nagendra Rao, KT Rukmani Leela
Sathyavaan Savithiri M.R Krishnamurthy, T.S. Mani, T.P. Rajalakshmi
Nanthanar New Theatres Subbaiah Thevar, Angamuthu
Prahalaathaa New Theatres
Valli P.V. Rao National Movietone T.S. Santhanam, Pankajam
Valli Thirumanam P.V. Rao Pioneer Films C.M. Duraisamy, T.V. Sundaram, T.P. Rajalakshmi

1934

Title Director Production Music Cast
Dasavathaaram Jayavani Film Company
Sakkubai Sundarrao Nadkarni Paruva Pictures Madurai Asari, K.R. Saradhambal
Sakuntala P.V. Rao Pioneer Films P.S. Velu Nair, M.S. Murugesan, L. Narayanarao, T.M. Ramasamy, T.S. Velammal, Santhadevi
Sathi sulochana Pammal Sammandha Mudaliar Babulal Sowkani, Bharath Lakshmi Pictures Janarthanam M.G. Nataraja Pillai, T.N. Nataraja Pillai, A.R. Sarangapani, P. Subbaya Thevar, Nagarkovil Sundarambal, T. K. Rukmani,Sulochana
Seetha Kalyanam Baburao Phendharkar Prabhat Film Company Papanasam Sivan]], [[A.N. Kalyanasundaram S. Rajam, G.K. Seshagiri, S. Balachandar, V. Sundaram Iyer, S. Jayalakshmi
Seetha vanavaasam B.M. Khemka, East India Films
Sri krishnaleela P.V. Rao Angel Films C.S. Jeyaraman, C.S. Ramanna, C.V.V Bhandulu, M.S. Muthukrishnan, P.S. Sivabagyam, K.S. Rajambal
Pavalakkodi K. Subramaniam Lakshmana Chettiar, Meenakshi Cinetone Papanasam Sivan M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar, S. D. Subbulakshmi, Sundarambal, S. S. Mani Bhagavathar
Bama Vijayam Manik Lal Tandon Pioneer Films Maharajapuram Krishnamurthy, G.N. Balasubramaniam, P.S. Ratna Bai, P.S. Saraswathi Bai
Srinivaasa Kalyaanam A. Narayanan Srinivasa Cinetone C.R.S. Murthy P.S. Srinivasa Rao, Sama, R.B. Lakshmi Devi, P.S. Kamalaveni
Lavakusa Tamilnadu Talkies Srinivasan, Narayanan, Seethalakshmi
Drowpathi Vastrapaharanam A. Narayanan, Angel Films V.A. Sellappa, T.S. Vasudeva Pillai, C.S. Ramanna, C.V.V. Bandhulu, T.P. Rajalakshmi, P.S. Sivabagyam

1935

Title Director Production Music Cast
Alli arjuna Avichi Meiyappa Chettiar,Saraswathi Sound Productions Abdul Khadar, K.S. Ananda Narayana Iyer, K.R. Kanthimathi Bai, T.S. Bhavani Bai, L. Narayana Rao
Athirupa amaraavathi C.V. Ramana Sundaram Talkies Sivakozhundu, P.M. Sundara Bashyam, K.K. Thangavelu, T.S. Velammal, Ranganayaki
Bhaktha Dhuruvan P.V. Rao Angel Films C.S. Jayaraman, C.S. Gopala Krishnan, C.S. Samanna, P.S. Sivabagyam, Sivaramalingam Pillai, S.R. Gnanakibai
Dampaachchaari Manik Lal Tandon Pioneer Film Company, Variety Hall Talkies M.R. Krishnamoorthi,C.S. Samanna,M.S. Ragavan, P.S. Ratna Bai, P.S. Saraswathi Bai, M.S. Murugesan
Dhuruvaa Sarithram Pioneer Film Company, Variety Hall Talkies M.S. Thangappa, V. Swaminathan, R.B. Lakshmi Devi, P.S. Gnanaambal
Gnanasounthari A. Narayanan Srinivasa Cinetone Srinivasa Rao, Sarojini
Harichandra Prafula Ghosh T.P. Rajalakshmi, V.A. Chellappa, K.T. Rukumani, M.S. Ramachandran Iyer
Kausalya South India Film Corporation P.S.V. Iyer, R. Chellam
Gopalakrishna S.T.R. Pictures S. Rajam, Gowri
Kulepakaavali Tamil Nadu Talkies V.A.Chellappa, M.S.Ramachandran, T.P.Rajalakshmi, Rajeswari, Rani Bala
Lanka dakanam Chellam Talkies A. Rangasami Naidu, M.S. Gnanambal
Lalithangi Royal Talkies T.P. Rajalakshmi, V.A. Chellappa, T.V. Sundaram, M.S. Ramachandran Iyer, Kamala
Maayaa Bajaar R. Padmanaban Serukalathur Sama, Vidwan Seenivasan, S.G. Chellapa Iyer, M.S. Vijayal, V. Rajam, Bala Mani,Kamatchi
Maarkandeyaa Murugadasa Vel Pictures C.S. Kuzhanthai Velu Bhagavathar, K.B. Srinivasan, M.S. Kanna Bai, S.N. Kanna mani
NaLa thamayanththi Prem Chethna Pioneer Film Company S.V. Venkatraman, Mangal Rajeshwari
Nala thangkaaL P.V. Rao Angel Films M.S. Damodar Rao, C.S. Jayaraman, K.R. Kanthimathi Bai, P.S. Sivabagyam
Baktha Nandanar Manik Lal Tandon Hasandas Classical Talkies K. B. Sundarambal,Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer
Naveena Sadharam K. Subramaniam K. Subramaniam, Madras United Corp Papanasam Sivan Vidhwan Sankaralingam, G. Pattu Iyer, S.S. Mani Bagavadhar, Kunjidha Padham, S.D. Subbulakshmi, K.K. Parvati Bai, Indubala, M.T. Rajam
Menaka P.K.Raja Sandow Sri Shanmuganandha Talkies T.K. Muthuswamy T. K. Shanmugham, T. K. Bhagavathi, T.K. Sankaran, T.K. Muthurswamy, K. T. Rukmini, M. S. Vijayal, N. S. Krishnan
Mohini rukmangkathaa S. Soundar Rajan Tamilnadu Talkies D.Susheela Devi, P.B. Rangachari,T.S. Krishnasamy Iyengar, Vidhwan Seenivasan, V. Nataraja Iyer, M.S.Sarojini, M.S. Vijayal,

K.R. Sarathambal, D.Susheela Devi

Pattinaththaar V.S.K. Patham Lotus Pictures C.S. Sundara Moorthi Oduvar, K.R. Sarathambal
Poornachandran D.R. Doss New Theatres Nott Annajirao, S.G.Chellapa Iyer Nott Annajirao, Rangabashyam, M. Anandaraman, R.V. Lakshmi Devi, P.S. Gnanmbal, M. Radabai
Rajambal A. Narayanan Coimbatore Talkies S. Rajam, P.S. Srinivasa Rao, M.N. Seenivasan, T.S. Krishnasamy Iyengar, K.N. Rajalakshmi
Baktha Ramadas Murugadasa Parameswari Sound Pictures Nawab T.S. Rajamanikkam Pillai, K. Sarangapani, M.N. Nambiar, T.S. Kalyanam
Radha kalyanam C.K. Sachi (C.K. Sathasivan) Sri Meenakshi Cinetone Sri Harikesanallur Muthiah Bagavadhar S. Rajam, M.R. Santhanalakshmi, K. D. Devudu Iyer, T.V. Krishna Moorthy
Raja Bhoja New Theatres T.S. Krishnasamy Iyengar, Rajayee
Saarangkatharaa Lotus Pictures V.S.K. Patham G.Seenivasan, Saradhambal
Chandrasaena V. Shantaram Prabhat Film Company Seshadri Sundarrajan, P.S. Srinivasan, K. Natarajan, T.T. Kanagam, S. Pankajam
Sathi akalyaa Chandra Bharathi Cinetone
Siruthonda naayanaar C.V. Raman Radha Films,Malik Pictures Corporation T.K. Sundarappa, Sornambal
Subhadra Parinayam Pioneer Film Company, Variety Hall Talkies S.V. Subbaiah Bagavadhar, Bufoon Shanmugam, Karaikudi Ganesh Iyer, Kasi Viswanatha Iyer, Ramasamy Pillai, T.S. Velammal, T.K. Rukmani Ammal,
Thooku thooki R.S. Prakash Royal Talkies C.V.V. Bandulu, Clown Sundaram, K.T. Rukmani, M.R. Kamalam, Devaki
Nandanar Manik Lal Tandon Hasan Das Talkies K. B. Sundarambal, Maharajapuram Viswanatha Iyer

1936

Title Director Production Music Cast
Ali Badhusha
Indra Saba
Iru Sahodarargal
Usha Kalyanam
Kizhattu Mappillai
Garuda Karvapangam
Krishna Arjuna
Krishna Narathi
Chandrahasa
Chandrakantha
Chandramohan
Sathi leelavathi
Sathya Seelan
Seemanthini
Dharma pathini
Dharasasangam
Nalayini
Naveena Sarangathara
Baktha Gusela
Pathi Pakthi
Pattinathar
Bama Parinayam
Pathuga pattabishekam
Parvathi Kalyanam
Moondru Muttalkalin Sangeetha Koshti
Beeshma prathikgna
Mahathma Kabeerdhas
Madayarkalin Santhippu
Manohara
Srimath Mahabaratham
Miss Kamala
Meera Bai
Madras Mail
Raja Desingu
Rukmani Kalyanam
Leelavathi Sulochana
Vasantha Sena
Viswamithira
Veera Abimanyu
Srimathi Parinayam
Mannarsami

1937

Title Director Production Music Cast
Ambikapathy(1937)
Arunagirinathar
Aandal Thirukkalyanam
Baktha Arunagiri
Baktha Purantharadoss
Baktha Jeyadev
Baktha Thulasidass
Basmasoora Mohini
Kavirathna Kalidass
Krishna Thulabaram
Kutti
Kowsalya Parinayam & Mr. Ammanchi
Sathi Akalya
Sathi Anusuya
Samundeeswari
Chintamani(1937 film)
Sundara Murthy Nayanar
Sethu Bandanam & Aasai
Danger Signal
ShreeThiagaraja
Devadoss
Navayuvan
Naveena Nirupama
Padmajothi
Pakka Rowdy
Mr. Tight and Loose
Balamani
Pakka Thirudan
Balayogini
Minnal Kodi
Miss Sundari
Minor Rajaamani
Rajabakthi
Raja Mohan
Rajasekaran & Emantha Sonakiri
Vallala Maharaja
Vikram Shree Sakasam
Naveena Shree Sakasam
Vipra Narayana
Virada Parvam
Harijano Paayan

1938

Title Director Production Music Cast
Anaathai Pen
Athirsta Natchathiram
En Kaathali
Muttal Mappillai
Yaesu Nathar
Kambar
Sree Kantha Leela
Kannappa Nayanar
Kutra Vaali
Swarnalatha
Sevasadanam
Taksha Yagmam
Thukkaram
Thayumanavar
Thulasi Brintha
Thenali Raman
Thesa Munnetram
Nanda Kumar
Baktha Meera
Shok Sundaram
Krama Vijayan
Baktha Nama Thevar
Punjab Kesari
Bakya Leela
Pookailash
Pore Veeran
Manaivi Asattu Veeran Manavi
Madasambirani
Madurai Veeran T.P. Rajalakshmi
Mayurathvaja
Mayamayavan
Yayathi
Rajadrogi
Sri Ramanujar
Vanarajakarsan
Valibar Sangam
Vipra Narayana
Vishnu Leela
Veera Jagadeesh
Jalaja
Harijana Singam

1939

Title Director Production Music Cast
Athirstam
Anantha Ashramam
Kratha Arjuna
Sakthi Maya
Sankarachariyar
Santhanathevan
Santha Sakkubai
Sirikkathe
Seethaabakaranam
Saguna Sarasa
Sairanthiri
Sowbagyavathi
Thyagabhoomi (1939 film)
Thiruneelagandar
Bombay Mail
Baktha Kumanan
Bharath Kesari
Bandurangan
Prakalathan
Manmatha Vijayam
Maanikkavasagar
Mathruboomi
Maayamachindra
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