List of Malayalam films before 1960

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This is a list of films produced in the Malayalam cinema and language from the beginning, 1928-1960, in chronological order:

1928-1950[edit]

Movies Year Director Story Screenplay Main actors
Vigathakumaran 1928 J. C. Daniel J. C. Daniel J. C. Daniel J. C. Daniel, P K Rosy
Marthanda Varma 1933 P. V. Rao C. V. Raman Pillai P. V. Rao Jaidev, A.V.P. Menon, Devaki, Padmini
Balan 1938 S. Nottani Sundaram Pillai A Muthukulam Raghavan Pillai K. K. Aroor, Alleppey Vincent, M. K. Kamalam
Gnanambika 1940 S. Nottani   S.P. Pillai (debut)  
Prahlada 1941 K. Subramanyam     Guru Gopinath, Thankamani Gopinath, Kumari Lakshmi
Nirmala 1948 P. V. Krishna Iyer M. S. Jacob Puthezhathu Raman Menon, Aranmula Ponnamma (debut) Joseph Cherian, Baby Joseph
Vellinakshatram 1949 Felix J. Beyse     Gayaka Peethambaram, Ambujan, Kuttanadu Ramakrishna Pillai, Miss Kumari
Nalla Thanka 1950 P. V. Krishna Iyer Based on the legend of Nalla Thanka (Nalla Thankal in Tamil) Muthukulam Raghavan Pillai Augustine Joseph, Vaikom Mani, Miss Kumari, Miss Omana and S. P. Pillai
Sthree 1950 R. Velappan Nair Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair (debut) Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair Vaikom M. P. Mani
Sasidharan 1950 T. Janaki Ram   Kottarakkara Sridharan Nair (debut)  
Prasanna 1950 Sri Ramalu Naidu   Lalitha, Padmin, Ragini (Travancore sisters; debut)  
Chandrika 1950 V. S. Raghavan      
Chechi 1950 T. Janaki Ram      

1951-1960[edit]

Movie Year Direction Story Screenplay Main actors Music
Jeevitha Nauka 1951 K. Vembu     Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair, B.S. Saroja, Sebastian Kunju Kunju Bhagavatar  
Navalokam 1951       Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair  
Kerala Kesari 1951 V. Krishnan       M. S. Gnanamani
Rakthabandham 1951 M. R. Vittal     Paravoor Bharathan (debut) S. M. Subbaiah Naidu and S. N. Ranganathan
Prasanna 1951 Velswamykavi        
Vanamala 1951 G. Vishwanathan        
Yachakan 1951 R. Velappan Nair Dr. P.S. Nair Dr. P.S. Nair M.P. Manmathan, Miss Kumari, Kottarakkara, S.P. Pillai S.N. Ranganathan
Amma 1952 K. Vembu        
Suhruthu 1952 Joseph Pallipad        
Aathmasanthi 1952 Joseph Thaliyath (jr.)     Sathyan T. R. Pappa
Aathmasakhi 1952 G. R. Rao     Sathyan (debut)  
Marumakal 1952 S. K. Chari     Prem Nazir (debut), Neyyatinkara Komalam  
Visappinte Vili 1952 Mohan Rao     Prem Nazir, Kumari Thankam  
Premalekha 1952 M. K. Ramani        
Alphonsa 1952 O. J. Thottan       T. R. Pappa
Kanjana 1952 Sri Ramulu Naidu       S. M. Subbaiah Naidu
Achan 1952 M. R. S. Mani     Premnazir, B.S. Saroja, Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair  
Velakkaran 1953 E. R. Kooper     Premnazir, Rajasulochana  
Thiramala 1953 Vimal Kumar, P. R. S. Pillai        
Lokaneethi 1953 R. Velappan Nair        
Ashadeepam 1953 G. R. Rao        
Genova 1953 F. Nagoor     M.G.R., B.S. Saroja T. A. Kalyanam, M. S. Gnanamani and M. S. Viswanathan
Sheriyo Thetto 1953 Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair     Jose Prakash (debut), Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair  
Ponkathir 1953 E. R. Kooper     Premnazir, Lalitha  
Avakasi 1954 Antony Mitradas     Preamnazir, Miss Kumari, S.P. Pillai, Bahadoor (debut)  
Sandehi 1954 F. Nagoor     Premnazir T. R. Pappa
Puthradharmam 1954 Vimal Kumar        
Avan Varunnu 1954 M. R. S. Mani     Premnazir, Miss Kumari, Kumari Thankam  
Neelakuyil 1954 Ramu Kariattu, P. Bhaskaran Uroob Padmanabhan Nair Sathyan, Miss Kumari, P. Bhaskaran Lyrics: P. Bhaskaran, Music: K. Raghavan
Manasakshi 1954 G. Vishwanath     Premnazir, Sulochana  
Balyasakhi 1954 Antony Mitradas     Premnazir, Miss Kumari, Kumari Thankam  
Snehaseema 1954 S. S. Rajan     Sathyan, Padmini, Kottarakkara Sridharan Nair, G.K. Pillai (debut)  
Kidappadam 1955 M. R. S. Mani     Premnazir, Kumari Thankam  
Harishchandra 1955 Antony Mitradas     Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair, Miss Kumari
Kalam Marunnu 1955 R. Velappan Nair     Sathyan, K.PA.C. Sulochana  
Naattiya Thara 1955          
Newspaper Boy 1955 P. Ramdas        
C. I. D. 1955 M. Krishnan Nair     Premnazir, Miss Kumari, Kumari Thankam  
Aniyathi 1955 M. Krishnan Nair     Premnazir, Miss Kumari, T.K. Balachandran  
Rarichan Enna Pouran 1956 P. Bhaskaran     K.P. Ummer (debut), Vilasini (old), Prema, Master Latheef  
Aathmaarpanam 1956 G. R. Rao     Premnazir, Miss Kumari  
Graha Devatha 1956 F. Nagoor
Manthravadi 1956 P. Subramanian     Premnazir, Miss Kumari, T.S. Muthayya, Kottarakkara Sridharan Nair, Shanthi  
Koodapirappu 1956 J.D. Thottaan     Premnavaz, Ambika (old)  
Avar Unarunnu 1956 N. Sankaran Nair     Premnazir, Sathyan, Miss Kumari, Kumari Thankam  
Padatha Painkili 1957 P. Subramaniam     Premnazir, Miss Kumari, Shanthi  
Achanum Makanum 1957 Vimal Kumar        
Minnaminugu 1957 Ramu Kariat        
Minnunnathellam Ponnalla 1957 R. Velappan     Sathyan, Ragini  
Jailppulli 1957 P. Subramaniam     Premnazir, Miss Kumari, Shanthi  
Thaskaraveeran 1957 Shri Ramalu Naidu     Sathyan, Ragini, Sukumari (debut), Kottarakkara Sridharan Nair S. M. Subbaiah Naidu
Deva Sundari 1957 M.K.R. Nambiar     Premnazir, Kumari Thankam T. R. Pappa
Nairu Pidicha Pulivalu 1958 P. Bhaskaran     Sathyan, Ragini, S.P. Pillai, Bahadur (first comedy movie in Malayalam)  
Lilly 1958 F. Nagoor     Premnazir, Shanthi, Kumari Thankam Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy
Mariakutty 1958 P. Subramaniam     Premnazir, Miss Kumari, Kushalakumari  
Randidangazhi 1958 P. Subramaniam     P.J. Antony (debut), T.S. Muthayya, Miss Kumari  
Chathurangam 1959 J. D. Thottan     Premnazir  
Naadodikal 1959 S. Ramanathan     Premnavaz, Ambika (old)  
Minnalppadayaali 1959 G. Viswanath     Sathyan, Lalitha  
Aana Valarthiya Vanampadi 1959 P. Subramaniam     Miss Kumari (double role), Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair  

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