|Produced by||S. M. Sriramulu Naidu|
|Starring||T. E. Varadan
M. S. Sarojini
M. R. Santhanalakshmi
N. S. Krishnan
T. A. Mathuram
Kali N. Ratnam
|Music by||Papanasam Sivan|
|Distributed by||Pakshiraja Films|
Kannika is a 1947 Tamil-language film starring T. E. Varadan, M. S. Sarojini, D. Balasubramaniam, M. R. Santhanalakshmi, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Mathuram, Kali N. Rathnam, Harini, Hemamalini and Lalitha-Padmini. It was directed and produced by South Indian movie pioneer S. M. Sriramulu Naidu.
The film is about a demon whose life is imprisoned inside a pigeon. A young man destroys the demon inside the pigeon and marries the demon's daughter.
- T. E. Varadan
- M. S. Sarojini
- D. Balasubramaniam
- M. R. Santhanalakshmi
- N. S. Krishnan
- T. A. Mathuram
- Kali N. Rathnam
(Choreographer: Vazhuvoor B. Ramaiyah Pillai)
Kannika was a flop at the box-office. Film historian Randor Guy wrote in 2011 that the film will be "Remembered for the melodious music, impressive cinematography and the interesting onscreen narration."
- Film News Anandan (23 October 2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [History of Landmark Tamil Films] (in Tamil). Chennai: Sivakami Publishers. Archived from the original on 4 February 2017.
- Randor Guy (12 March 2011). "Kannika 1947". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 4 February 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
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