List of Kannada films of the 1950s

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The list of Kannada feature films released by the Kannada film Industry located in Bangalore, Karnataka in the 1950s.

1950[edit]

Movie (in Kannada) Director Cast Music Director Producer Banner
Shiva Parvathi (ಶಿವ ಪಾರ್ವತಿ) T. Janakiram Kempraja Urs, Sumathi, Kashinath, Prathima Devi, Shantha B. Dayanidhi Hunsur Krishnamurthy Chitravani Productions

1951[edit]

Movie (in Kannada) Director Cast Music Director Producer Banner
Jaganmohini (1951 film) (ಜಗನ್ಮೊಹಿನಿ) D. Shankar Singh Harini, Prathima Devi, Jayashri, Srinivasarao, Mahabalarao, Makeup Subanna P. Shyamanna Mahathma Pictures
Raja Vikrama (ರಾಜಾ ವಿಕ್ರಮ) Kempraj Urs Kemparaj Urs, M. V. Rajamma, Pandari Bai, B. Jayamma, M.S. Subanna S. Rajam Kempraj Productions
Thilothamme (ತಿಲೋತ್ತಮೆ) R. M. Veerabadraiah Veerbadrappa, Jayashri, G.R.Saindo Sukhsampath and Chitrapatt

1952[edit]

Movie (in Kannada) Director Cast Music Director Producer Banner
Sri Srinivasa Kalyana (ಶ್ರೀ ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸ ಕಲ್ಯಾಣ) D. Shankar Singh
B. Vittalacharya
Vimalananda Das, Prathima Devi P. Shyamanna Mahathama Pictures

1953[edit]

Movie (in Kannada) Director Cast Music Director Producer Banner
Dalalli (ದಲ್ಲಾಳಿ) D. Shankar Singh Sampath, Subbanna, Harini, Balakrishna, Mahabalarao P. Shyamanna Mahathama Pictures
Chanchal Kumari (ಚಂಚಲ ಕುಮಾರಿ) D. Shankar Singh Indu Shekar, Prathima Devi, Rajendra Singh Babu P. Shyamanna Mahathama Pictures
Jathaka Phala (ಜಾತಕ ಫಲ) R. Nagendra Rao Nagendra, Sarangapaani, T.K. Balachandran, Suryakala, Kamalabai R. Govardhanam R. N. R. Pictures
Gunasagari (ಗುಣಸಾಗರಿ) H. L. N. Simha Honnappa Bhagavathar, Pandari Bai, Gubbi Veeranna, T. S. Balaiah, B. Jayamma, K. Kumari R. Sudharsanam Gubbi Veeranna, C.R. Basavaraju Gubbi Karnataka Productions
Mangala Gowri (ಮಂಗಳ ಗೌರಿ) T. R. Sundaram Indu Shekar, Harini Modern Theatres
Srikrishna (ಶ್ರೀಕೃಷ್ಣ) C. V. Raju Kemparaj Urs, Marirai, Usha Bellar Lalitha, Rathnamala, Nagarathna B.M. Ashwath Productions
Sowbhagya Lakshmi (ಸೌಭಾಗ್ಯ ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಿ) B. Vittalacharya Harini, Indu Shekar, Balakrishna, M. N. Lakshmidevi Mahathma Pictures

1954[edit]

Movie (in Kannada) Director Cast Music Director Producer Banner
Devakannikaa (ದೇವಕನ್ನಿಕಾ) B. R. Rao Indu Shekar, Sowcar Janaki, Balakrishna Modern Theatres
Bedara Kannappa (ಬೇಡರ ಕಣ್ಣಪ್ಪ) H. L. N. Simha Rajkumar, Pandari Bai, Rajasulochana, G.V.Iyer, T.R.Narasimharaju, H.R.Shasthry R. Sudharsanam Gubbi Karnataka Films
Kanyadana (ಕನ್ಯಾದಾನ) B. Vittalacharya Harini, Balakrishna, Indushekar Vittal Production
Muttidella Chinna (ಮುಟ್ಟಿದ್ದೆಲ್ಲಾ ಚಿನ್ನ) D. Shankar Singh Balakrishna, Harini, Prathima Devi Mahathma Pictures
Jaladurga (ಜಲದುರ್ಗ) D. Kempraju Kemparaj, Krishnakumari, B.R.Panthulu, Jayalakshmi Kempraj Productions
Madiddunnu Maharaya (ಮಾಡಿದುಣ್ಣು ಮಹರಾಯ) D. Shankar Singh Hunsur Krishnamurthy, Harini, Prathima, Revathi, Sampathu Mahathma Pictures
Natasekhara (ನಟಶೇಖರ) C. V. Raju Kalyan Kumar, Vidya, Sandhya, Jayasree, G.Goggu Jai Raj Films
Rajalakshmi (ರಾಜಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಿ) B. Vittalacharya Sampath, Revathy Vittal Productions

1955[edit]

Movie (in Kannada) Director Cast Music Director Producer Banner
Bhakta Mallikarjuna (ಭಕ್ತ ಮಲ್ಲಿಕಾರ್ಜುನ) C. V. Raju T.R.Narasimharaju, Pandari Bai, Amarnath, G.V. Iyer, Balakrishna C. N. Pandurangan Jairaj Productions
Gandarva Kanya (ಗಂಧರ್ವ ಕನ್ಯ) D. Shankar Singh Rajasulochana, Revathi, Harini, Indushekar, Veerabadrappa, Rajendra Singh Babu P. Shyamanna Mahathama Pictures
Mahakavi Kalidasa (ಮಹಾಕವಿ ಕಾಳಿದಾಸ) K. R. Seetharamshastri Honnappa Bhagavathar, G.V. Iyer, B. Sarojadevi, Raghavendra Rao, T.R.Narasimharaju C. Honnappa Bhagavathar Lalithakala Films
Modala Thedi (ಮೊದಲ ತೇದಿ) P. Neelakantan B. R. Panthulu, M. V. Rajamma, M. Mahadavarao, Master Hirannaiah, C. Sadashivaiah, Sivaji Ganesan T. G. Lingappa Padmini Pictures
Srirama Pooja (ಶ್ರೀರಾಮ ಪೂಜ) B. R. Krishnamurthy Sandhya, B. Sarojadevi, Rajendra Krishna, B.K. Eshwarappa Vijaya Bhaskar B. R. K. Films
Vichitra Prapancha (ವಿಚಿತ್ರ ಪ್ರಪಂಚ) Baalagajaber Harini, Vasudeva Girimaji, Indushekar, Shanthakumar, Soorat Ashwath S. Purshothaam Vijayasri Chitra
Santhasakku (ಸಂತಸಕ್ಕು) Krishnan-Panju B. Hanumanthachar, Pandari Bai, Vimalanandadas, M. Prabhakar, Annapoorna G. Govindarajulu Naidu Sri Panduranga Productions
Shivasharane Nambiyakka (ಶಿವಶರಣೆ ನಂಬಿಯಕ್ಕ) D. Shankar Singh K. S. Ashwath, Prathima, Balakrishna, Babu P. Shyamanna Mahathama Pictures
Aashadaboothi (ಆಷಾಢಭೂತಿ) D. Shankar Singh B. Sarojadevi, Sampath, Balakrishna Mahathama Pictures
Aadarshasathi (ಆದರ್ಶಸತಿ) Chitrapu Narayana Murthy R. Nagendra Rao, Jamuna, Sowcar Janaki, Mohan AVM Productions
Nambekka (ನಂಬೆಕ್ಕ) P. Neelakantan M. V. Rajamma, B. R. Panthulu, Dikki Madhavarao, Revathi T. G. Lingappa Padmini Pictures
Sodari (ಸೋದರಿ) T. V. Singh Tagore Rajkumar, Pandari Bai, Jayasri, Raghavendrarao, G.V. Iyer, K. S. Ashwath, Sandhya, N. S. Krishnan, Kowshik, Vidya H. R. Padmanabha Sasthri, G. K. Venkatesh, P. Srinivas Iyengar Viswakala Chitra
Stree Rathna (ಸ್ತ್ರೀ ರತ್ನ) K. Subramaniyam K. S. Ashwath, Sandhya, N. S. Krishnan, Kowshik, Vidya Srinivas Iyengar Lokeshwari Films

1956[edit]

Movie (in Kannada) Director Cast Music Director Producer Banner
Bhagyachakra (ಭಾಗ್ಯಚಕ್ರ) Y. V. Rao Kalyan Kumar, Sowkar Janaki Vijaya Bhaskar Chitra Bharathi
Bhagyodaya (ಭಾಗ್ಯೋದಯ) P. V. Babu Udayakumar, Kowshik, T.R.Narasimharaju L. Malleshwara Rao Udaya Productions
Bhakta Vijaya (ಭಕ್ತ ವಿಜಯ) Aaruru Pattabhi Rajkumar, Mynavathi, Pandari Bai Shyam-Aathmanath Jaganath Productions
Daiva Sankalpa (ದೈವ ಸಂಕಲ್ಪ) M. B. Ganesh Udayakumar, Balakrishna, Master Hirannaiah, Rajakumari, H.P. Saroja, Lakshmidevi P. Shyamanna Mahatham Pictures
Hari Bhakta (ಹರಿ ಭಕ್ತ) T. V. Singh Tagore Rajkumar, Pandari Bai, Mynavathi, T.R.Narasimharaju, G.V. Iyer, HR Shastry G. K. Venkatesh Viswakala Chitra
Kacha Devayani (ಕಚ ದೇವಯಾನಿ) K. Subramaniyam K. S. Ashwath, B. Sarojadevi Pandu, Meenakshi Subramanyam Morak Pictures
Kokilavaani (ಕೋಕಿಲ ವಾಣಿ) Natarajan K. S. Ashwath, B. Sarojadevi, Musurikrishnamurthy G. Ramanathan Nayaki Art Production
Muttaide Bhagya (ಮುತ್ತೈದೆ ಭಾಗ್ಯ) B. Vittalacharya Hunsur Krishnamurthy, Kalyan Kumar, Mynavathi, Balakrishna, Master Hirannaiah, Revathi, Jayasri Rajan-Nagendra Vital Production
Ohileshwara (ಓಹಲೇಶ್ವರ) T. V. Singh Tagore Rajkumar, Kalyan Kumar, T.R.Narasimharaju, H.R.Shahstri, Pandari Bai, Sriranjini, G.V. Iyer, Meenakshi G. K. Venkatesh Viswakala Chitra
Pancharathna (ಪಂಚರತ್ನ) K. Vembu, KCK Honnappa Bhagavathar, B. Sarojadevi, Balakrishna, T.R.Narasimharaju, Udayakumar C. Honnappa Bhagavathar Lalithakala Films
Renuka Mahathma (ರೇಣುಕ ಮಹಾತ್ಮ) Y. R. Swamy R. Nagendra Rao, Pandari Bai, T.R.Narasimharaju H. R. Padmanabha Sashtri Rohini Films
Sadaarame (ಸದಾರಮೆ) Ku. Ra. C. Shastri Gubbi Veeranna, T.R.Narasimharaju, Kalyan Kumar, Kowshik, G. V. Iyer, Balakrishna, Sowcar Janaki R. Sudharsanam & R. Govardhanam Shankar Production
Bhakta Markandeya (ಭಕ್ತ ಮಾರ್ಕಂಡೇಯ) B. S. Ranga R. Nagendra Rao, Nagaiah, Pushpavalli, T.R.Narasimharaju, Ramadevi Vishwanathan-Ramamoorthy Vikram Productions

1957[edit]

Movie (in Kannada) Director Cast Music Director Producer Banner
Bettada Kalla (ಬೆಟ್ಟದ ಕಳ್ಳ) S. M. Sriramulu Naidu Kalyan Kumar, Mynavathi, R. Nagendra Rao, Uday Kumar, Ramadevi S. M. Subbaiah Naidu Pakshiraja Studios
Chintamani (ಚಿಂತಾಮಣಿ) Kotnies K. S. Ashwath, B. Sarojadevi, T.R.Narasimharaju Lokeshwari Pictures
Mahiravana (ಮಹಿರಾವಣ) G. Nataraj R. Nagendra Rao, Kantharao, Balakrishna, Meenakshi Tripura Films
Naladamayanthi (ನಳದಮಯಂತಿ) Kempraj Urs Kempraj Urs, Ganapathi Bhatt, P. Bhanumathi, T.R.Narasimharaju B. Gopalam Kempraj Productions
Prabhulinga Leele (ಪ್ರಭುಲಿಂಗ ಲೀಲೆ) Sri.Manjunatha Prathima Devi, T.R.Narasimharaju, Harini, K. S. Ashwath P. Shyamanna Madukeshwara Films
Premada Puthri (ಪ್ರೇಮದ ಪುತ್ರಿ) R. Nagendra Rao R. Nagendra Rao, Kalyan Kumar, Udaykumar, Sandhya, Sriranjini, Suryakala H. R. Padmanabha Sasthri & Vijaya Bhaskar RNR Pictures
Rathnagiri Rahasya (ರತ್ನಗಿರಿ ರಹಸ್ಯ) B. R. Panthulu Udaykumar, Jamuna, T. R. Ramachandran, B. R. Panthulu , M. V. Rajamma T. G. Lingappa Padmini Pictures
Rayara Sose (ರಾಯರ ಸೊಸೆ) R. Ramamurthy, K. S. Murthy Rajkumar, Pandari Bai, Kalyan Kumar, Mynavathi R. Dewakara Sri Panduranga Productions
Sati Nalaayini (ಸತಿ ನಳಾಯಿನಿ) T. R. S. Gopu Rajkumar, Pandari Bai Kamadenu Films
Shukradese (ಶುಕ್ರದೆಸೆ) Aaruru Pattabhi Balakrishna, Adavaani, Lakshmidevi, Suryakala, Ramadevi T. A. Kalyanam Jaganatha Productions
Varadakshine (ವರದಕ್ಷಿಣೆ) Chandra Mohan Udaykumar, Suryakala, T.R.Narasimharaju P. Shyamanna Venkateshwara Productions

1958[edit]

Movie (in Kannada) Director Cast Music Director Producer Banner
School Master (ಸ್ಕೂಲ್ ಮಾಸ್ಟರ್) B. R. Panthulu B. R. Panthulu, M. V. Rajamma, Udayakumar, Sowcar Janaki, B. Sarojadevi T. G. Lingappa Padmini Pictures
Bhookailasa (ಭೂಕೈಲಾಸ) K. Shankar Rajkumar, Kalyan Kumar, Jamuna, B. Sarojadevi, K. S. Ashwath R. Sudharsanam & R. Govardhanam AVM Productions
Bhakta Prahlada (ಭಕ್ತ ಪ್ರಹ್ಲಾದ) M. S. Subbiaha Naidu, H. S. Krishnaswamy Subbiaha Naidu, Udaykumar, K. S. Ashwath, Master. Lokesh, Leelavathi, Lakshmi Bhai S.S.S. Nataka Mandali
Krishna Garudi (ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಗಾರುಡಿ) Hunsur Krishnamurthy Rajkumar, Sidhia swamy, Suryakala, Revathi, T.R.Narasimharaju Nandi Pictures
Mane Thumbida Hennu (ಮನೆ ತುಂಬಿದ ಹೆಣ್ಣು) B. V. Acharya Udaykumar, Advani Lakshmi Devi,Lalitha Rao, Balakrishna, T.R.Narasimharaju Vittal Productions
Anna Thangi (ಅಣ್ಣ ತಂಗಿ) Ku. Ra. C. Shastri Rajkumar, B. Sarojadevi, Balakrishna, Eshwarappa, Jayamma, Vidhya, K. S. Ashwath, T.R.Narasimharaju Girija Productions
Mangalya Yoga (ಮಾಂಗಲ್ಯ ಯೋಗ) P. K. Lal Leelavathi, Balakrishna Pushpanjali Pictures

1959[edit]

Movie (in Kannada) Director Cast Music Director Producer Banner
Mangala Suthra (ಮಂಗಳ ಸೂತ್ರ) Chandra Mohan Surya kala, Balakrishna, Advani Lakshmidevi, Prathima Bhagwan. Venkateswara Productions
Manege Banda Mahalakshmi (ಮನೆಗೆ ಬಂದ ಮಹಾಲಕ್ಷ್ಮಿ) B. V. Acharya, Govindhiah Kalyan Kumar, Revathi, K. S. Ashwath Manjunatha productions
Jagajyothi Basveshwara (ಜಗಜ್ಯೋತಿ ಬಸವೇಶ್ವರ) T. V. Singh Tagore Rajkumar, Honnappa Bhagavathkar, Sandhya, B. Sarojadevi, Leelavathi, Balakrishna, Iyer Shashikala Chitra
Dharma Vijaya (ಧರ್ಮ ವಿಜಯ) N.Jaganath Rajkumar, Leelavathi, Harini, T.R.Narasimharaju, Varadappa H.M. Baba Production
Mahishasura Mardini (ಮಹಿಷಾಸುರ ಮರ್ಧಿನಿ) B. S. Ranga Rajkumar, Udaykumar, Sowcar Janaki, T.R.Narasimharaju, Sandhya, K. S. Ashwath, Ganapahti Bhat Vikram Production
Abba Aa Hudugi (ಅಬ್ಬಾ, ಆ ಹುಡುಗಿ) H. L. N. Simha Rajkumar, Pandari Bai, Mynavathi, Rajashankar, B. R. Panthulu, M. V. Rajamma, T.R.Narasimharaju Jamuna Productions

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