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Tamil கன்னிகா
Produced by S. M. Sriramulu Naidu
Written by Elangovan
Starring T. E. Varadan
M. S. Sarojini
D. Balasubramaniam
M. R. Santhanalakshmi
N. S. Krishnan
T. A. Mathuram
Kali N. Ratnam
Music by Papanasam Sivan
Cinematography V. Krishnan
Distributed by Pakshiraja Films
Release date
  • 11 November 1947 (1947-11-11) (India)
Running time
16701 ft.
Language Tamil

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.[2]


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.


Adapted from The Hindu article.[2]


(Choreographer: Vazhuvoor B. Ramaiyah Pillai)


Music was composed by Papanasam Sivan who also penned the lyrics. Singers are S. S. Mani and M. S. Sarojini. The duet by them, yaro vanthen iru kann pothinaar... anbudan kai patrinaar…, was a hit.[2]


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."[2]


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ a b c d Randor Guy (12 March 2011). "Kannika 1947". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 4 February 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2017.