AVM Productions

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Type Limited
Industry Film, television
Fate Active
Founded 1945
Founders A. V. Meiyappan
Headquarters Vadapalani, Chennai, India
Area served Tamil Cinema
Telugu Cinema
Malayalam Cinema
Bollywood
Products Motion pictures, television programs
Total assets 2000 crore rupees
Website http://www.avm.in/

AVM Productions is an Indian film production studio. It is the oldest surviving studio in India.[1][2] The filming studios are located in Vadapalani, Chennai. It has produced over 170 films in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Bollywood cinema.[3] AVM has introduced numerous actors in the Tamil and Telugu film industries, some of the prominent actors are Vyjayanthimala, Sivaji Ganesan, S. S. Rajendran and Kamal Haasan. The AVM Studios besides the shooting floors, has recording, dubbing and a preview theatre with state of the art equipment. The complex also houses facilities for production and post production processing. [4]

Early history[edit]

Among South India's movie moguls, A. V. Meiyappan is a far-sighted entrepreneur and filmmaker with dash and dynamism, he had a finger on the pulse of the moviegoer. Entering the world of movies soon after it was introduced in India in the year 1931, for nearly half a century he worked incessantly, producing pictures of many kinds in many languages. A man with great foresight, he faced much adversity early in his career but like a true pioneer fought relentlessly and made it to the top.

A talent scout, he opened the doors of opportunity and success to many performing artistes and technicians.

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 venture[edit]

Tomb 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 Nanda Kumar, 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.

Success[edit]

Diamond Jubilee year of AVM Productions
Creating a set in AVM Studio, Chennai

In 1940, Meiyappan produced Bhoo Kailas, a mythological film which created history. The film was made in Telugu, its lead players were from Telugu cinema and it 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, Kali N. Ratnam 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 Panchi Ek Daal Ke (1957) followed.

Meiyappan died on 12 August 1979, and after his demise his sons took over the mantle.[5]

In 2007, AVM produced Sivaji which at INR 95 crore, was said to be the most expensive film ever made in the history of the Indian film industry at that time.[6]

In 2013, AVM led by Aruna Guhan and Aparna Guhan started producing films to be screened only on the net.[7] Their first such production was a 55-minute-film, titled Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Cast Director Language Notes
2012 Sivaji 3D Rajinikanth, Shriya Shankar Tamil 3D version of Tamil Film 'Sivaji'
2011 Mudhal Idam Vidharth, Kavitha Nair R. Kumaran Tamil
2010 Leader Rana Daggubati, Richa Gangopadhyay, Priya Anand Sekhar Kammula Telugu
2009 Vettaikkaran Vijay, Anushka B. Babusivan Tamil
Evaraina Epudaina Varun Sandesh, Vimala Raman Marthand K. Shankar Telugu
Ayan Suriya, Tamannaah, Prabhu K. V. Anand Tamil
A Aa E Ee Navdeep, Aravind Akash, Monica, Saranya Mohan D. Sabapathy Tamil
2007 Sivaji Rajinikanth, Shriya Shankar Tamil
2006 Thirupathi Ajith Kumar, Sadha Perarasu Tamil
2004 Perazhagan Suriya, Jyothika Sasi Shanker Tamil
2003 Priyamaana Thozhi R. Madhavan, Jyothika, Sridevi Vijaykumar Vikraman Tamil
Anbe Anbe Shaam, Sharmili Mani Bharathy Tamil
2002 Gemeni Venkatesh, Namitha Saran Telugu Remake of Tamil Film 'Gemini'
Gemini Vikram, Kiran Saran Tamil
1997 Minsara Kanavu Arvind Swamy, Prabhu Deva, Kajol Rajiv Menon Tamil 50th anniversary Film
1994 Sakthivel Selva, Kanaka K. S. Ravikumar Tamil
Sethupathi IPS Vijayakanth, Meena P. Vasu Tamil
1993 Ejamaan Rajinikanth, Meena, Aishwarya R. V. Udayakumar Tamil
1992 Aa Okkati Adakku Rajendra Prasad, Rambha E. V. V. Satyanarayana Telugu
1991 Pattondru Ketten Rahman, Sithara, Nizhalgal Ravi V. C. Guhanathan Tamil
Maanagara Kaaval Vijayakanth, Suman Ranganathan M. Thiyagarajan Tamil
1990 Thyagu Raghuvaran, Rekha, Devi Lalitha S. P. Muthuraman Tamil
Ulagam Pirandhadhu Enakkaga Sathyaraj, Gauthami, Rupini S. P. Muthuraman Tamil[9]
1989 Pennbuthi Pin Buthi Ramki, Gauthami Senthilnathan Tamil
Raja Chinna Roja Rajinikanth, Gauthami, Baby Shalini S. P. Muthuraman Tamil
Sondhakkaran Arjun, Nirosha L. Raja Tamil
Bamma Maata Bangaru Baata P. Bhanumathi, Rajendra Prasad, Gauthami, Nutan Prasad Rajasekhar Telugu Remake of Tamil Film 'Patti Sollai Thatadhe'
1988 Vasanthi Mohan, Madhuri R. G. Gopu Tamil
Patti Sollai Thatadhe Pandiarajan, Urvashi, Manorama, S. S. Chandran Rajasekhar Tamil
Thaimel Aanai Arjun, B. Saroja Devi, Ranjini, Raghuvaran, Madhuri L. Raja Tamil
1987 Manithan Rajinikanth, Rupini, Srividya S. P. Muthuraman Tamil
Per Sollum Pillai Kamal Haasan, Radhika, K. R. Vijaya S. P. Muthuraman Tamil
Anbulla Appa Sivaji Ganesan, Nadhiya, Rahman A. C. Tirulokchandar Tamil
Shankar Guru Arjun, Seetha, Baby Shalini L. Raja Tamil
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 S. P. Muthuraman Tamil
Mella Thirandhathu Kadhavu Mohan, Radha, Amala R. Sundarrajan Tamil
Samsaram Adhu Minsaram Visu, Lakshmi, Raghuvaran Visu Tamil
Mr. Bharath Rajinikanth, Ambika, Sathyaraj S. P. Muthuraman Tamil
1985 Siksha Chandra Mohan, Sarath Babu, Suhasini, Rajani Narasimha Rao Telugu
Uyarndha Ullam Kamal Haasan, Ambika S. P. Muthuraman Tamil
Nalla Thambi Karthik, Radha S. P. Muthuraman Tamil
1984 Nallavanuku Nallavan Rajinikanth, Radhika, Karthik, Tulasi S. P. Muthuraman Tamil
Naagu Chiranjeevi, Radha Tatineni Prasad Telugu
Pudhumai Penn Pandiya, Revathi, Prathap Pothan P. Bharathiraja Tamil
1983 Thoongadhey Thambi Thoongadhey 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 Tamil
1982 Sakalakala Vallavan Kamal Haasan, Ambika S. P. Muthuraman Tamil
Amma Prathap Pothan, Saritha Rajasekhar Tamil
Pokkiri Raja Rajinikanth, Sridevi, Radhika S. P. Muthuraman Tamil
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 Tamil 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 Murugan Kumaran Telugu
1974 Nomu Ramakrishna, Chandrakala Pattu Telugu
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, Baby Sridevi 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 A. C. Tirulokchandar Tamil
Bomma Borusa Chandra Mohan, S. Varalakshmi, Chalam, Vennira Aadai Nirmala K.Balachander Tamil
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 Anathai Ananthan A. V. M. Rajan, Jayalalitha, Master Sekhar Krishnan-Panju Tamil
Chitti Chellalu N. T. Rama Rao, Vanisri, Rajasree M. Krishnan Tamil
Enga Mama Sivaji Ganesan, Jayalalitha A. C. Tirulokchandar Tamil
1969 Annaiyum Pithavum A. V. M. Rajan, Jayalalitha, Vanisri Krishnan-Panju Tamil
Mooga Nomu Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Jamuna D. Yoganand Telugu
1968 Uyarndha Manidhan Sivaji Ganesan, Sowcar Janaki Krishnan-Panju Tamil
Ramu N. T. Rama Rao, Jamuna, Master Rajkumar A. C. Tirulokchandar Telugu Remake of Tamil Film 'Ramu'
Do Kaliyaan Biswajeet, Mala Sinha, Neetu Singh 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 Chitrapu Narayana Rao Telugu
1966 Major Chandrakanth Nagesh, Jayalalitha, Major Sundarrajan K. Balachandar Tamil
Letha 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 Nirupa Roy, Balraj Sahni, 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 Tamil
Naadi Aadajanme 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 A. C. Tirulokchandar Tamil Debut Film for Sivakumar
1964 Server Sundaram Nagesh, R. Muthuraman, K. R. Vijaya Krishnan-Panju Tamil
Main Bhi Ladki Hoon Meena Kumari, Dharmendra, S. V. Ranga Rao A. C. Tirulokchandar Hindi Remake of Tamil Film 'Naanum Oru Penn'
Pooja Ke Phool Ashok Kumar, Mala Sinha, Dharmendra A. Bhimsingh Hindi
Pachai Vilakku Sivaji Ganesan, S. S. Rajendran, Sowcar Janaki, C. R. Vijayakumari A. Bhimsingh 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 Tamil
Man Mauji Kishore Kumar, Sadhana Krishnan-Panju 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, Babloo 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 A. Bhimsingh Tamil
1961 Papa Pariharam Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, M. R. Radha, Savitri, Devika A. Bhimsingh 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, Vijaya Chowdhury Krishnan-Panju Hindi Remake of Tamil Film 'Thilakam'
Thilakam Prem Nazir, M. N. Rajam, Sriranjani Krishnan-Panju Tamil
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 Ganesan, Savitri, Kamal Haasan A. Bhimsingh Tamil Debut Film for Kamal Haasan
Deivapiravi Sivaji Ganesan, Padmini, S. S. Rajendran, M. N. Rajam Krishnan-Panju Tamil
Akash-Patal Arundhati Devi, Pahari Sanyal Prabhat Mukherjee Bengali First Bengali Film
Barkha Jagdeep, Shubha Khote, Nanda Krishnan-Panju Hindi Remake of Tamil Film 'Mamiyar Mechiya Marumagal'
1959 Sahodari K. Balaji, Rajasulochana, J. P. Chandrababu A. Bhimsingh Tamil
Baap Bete Ashok Kumar, Shyama, Jagdeep, Chithra Raja Paranjape Hindi
Mamiyar Mechiya Marumagal S. S. Rajendran, M. N. Rajam, G. Varalakshmi Krishnan-Panju Tamil
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 K. Shankar Telugu Remake of 1940 Telugu Film 'Bhookailas'
Bhookailasa Rajkumar, Kalyan Kumar, B. Saroja Devi K. Shankar 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 Daal Ke Jagdeep, Master Romi, Daisy Irani P. L. Santoshi Hindi
Miss Mary Meena Kumari, Gemini Ganesan, Kishore Kumar, Jamuna L. V. Prasad Hindi Remake of Telugu Film 'Missamma'
Parasakthi Sivaji Ganesan, S. V. Sahasranamam, Pandari Bai, S. S. Rajendran Krishnan-Panju Telugu Dubbed from Tamil Film 'Parasakthi'
1956 Chori Chori Raj Kapoor, Nargis Anant Thakur Hindi
Kula Deivam 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 K. R. Seetarama Sastry 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 Chitrapu Narayana Rao Telugu Remake of Kannada Film 'Adarsha Sathi'
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 Tamil
Shiv Bhakta Shahu Modak, Padmini Mishra, Andari Bai H. L. N. Simha Hindi Remake of Kannada Film 'Bedara Kannappa'
1954 Sri Kalahastiswara Mahatyam Rajkumar, K. Malathi, Rajasulochana H. L. N. Simha Telugu Remake of Kannada Film 'Bedara Kannappa'
Jathaka Palam S. V. Ranga Rao, R. Nagendra Rao, Chalam, Suryakala, Suryakantam R. Nagendra Rao Telugu Remake of Kannada Film 'Jathaka Phala'
Sangham N. T. Rama Rao, Vyjayanthimala, S. Balachander, Anjali Devi M. V. Raman Telugu Remake of Hindi Film 'Ladki'
Penn Gemini Ganesan, Vyjayanthimala, S. Balachander, Anjali Devi M. V. Raman Tamil Remake of Hindi Film 'Ladki'
Bedara Kannappa Rajkumar, Pandari Bai, Rajasulochana H. L. N. Simha 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 Tamil Remake of Kannada Film 'Jathaka Phala'
Jathaka Phala R. Nagendra Rao, K. Sarangkapani, T. K. Balachandran, Suryakala, Kamala Bai R. Nagendra Rao Kannada
Ladki Bharat Bhushan, Vyjayanthimala, Kishore Kumar, Anjali Devi M. V. Raman Hindi
Sathya Sodhanai Honnappa Bhagavathar, Pandari Bai H. L. N. Simha Tamil Remake of Tamil Film Gunasagari
Gunasagari Honnappa Bhagavathar, Pandari Bai, Gubbi Veeranna H. L. N. Simha Kannada Produced with The Karnataka Films Ltd.
1952 Parasakthi Sivaji Ganesan, S. V. Sahasranamam, Pandari Bai, S. S. Rajendran Krishnan-Panju 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 Tamil
1950 Jeevitham T. R. Ramachandran, Vyjayanthimala, S. Varalakshmi, C. S. R. Anjaneyulu, C. H. Narayana Rao A. V. Meiyappan, M. V. Raman Telugu Remake of Tamil Film 'Vazhkai'
1949 Vazhkai T. R. Ramachandran, Vyjayanthimala, M. S. Draupadi, K. Sarangkapani, S. V. Sahasranamam A. V. Meiyappan, M. V. Raman Tamil Debut Film for Vyjayanthimala
1948 Rama Rajyam Prem Adib, Shobhna Samarth, Umakant Desai Vijay Bhatt Tamil Dubbed from Hindi Film 'Ram Rajya'
Vedhala Ulagam T. R. Mahalingam, Mangalam, K. Sarangkapani, K. R. Chellam]] A. V. Meiyappan, P. Neelakantan Tamil
1947 Nam Iruvar T. R. Mahalingam, T.A. Jayalakshmi, T. R. Ramachandran A. V. Meiyappan Tamil 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 Tamil Produced under 'Pragathi Studios'
1944 Harischandra Subbaiah Naidu, R. Nagendra Rao, Lakshmi Bai A. T. Krishnaswamy, R. Nagendra Rao Tamil Produced under 'Pragathi Studios', Dubbed from Kannada Film
1943 Satya Harishchandra Subbaiah Naidu, R. Nagendra Rao, Lakshmi Bai A. T. Krishnaswamy, R. Nagendra Rao Kannada Produced under 'Pragathi Studios'
1942 En Manaivi K. Sarangkapani, K. R. Chellam Sundar Rao Nadkarni Tamil Produced under 'Pragathi Studios'
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 Tamil Produced under 'Pragathi Studios'
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 Tamil Produced under 'Pragathi Studios'
1937 Nandakumar T. P. Rajalakshmi, C. V. V. Panthulu, T. R. Mahalingam Keshav Rao Dhaibhar Tamil Produced under 'Pragati Pictures Ltd'
1935 Ratnavali M. R. Krishnamoorthi, P. S. Rathna Bai, P. S. Saraswathi Bai Tamil Produced under 'Saraswathi Sound Productions'
1935 Alli Arjuna Abdul Khadar, K. S. Ananda Narayana Iyer, K. R. Kanthimathi Bai, T. S. Bhavani Bai Tamil Produced under 'Saraswathi Sound Productions'

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