List of Tamil films of 1940

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The following is a list of films produced in the Tamil film industry in India in 1940, in alphabetical order.[1]

1940[edit]

Title Director Production Music Cast Release date (D-M-Y)
2 Ana Saraswathi Films 1. 2-Anna, 2. Bala Bakthan, 3. Doctor Bangaru (3 films bundled together)
Abalai P. S. V. Iyer Sri Krishna Pictures Sarma Brothers Vasantha Kumar, Baby Pappa, V. R. Dhanam, Seethalakshmi 24-04-1940
Baktha Korakumbar C. V. D. E. Iyer Sri Gopal Krishna Pictures K. T. Duraisamy, S. Sundararajan, T. S. Rajagopala Iyer 13-12-1940
Bhaktha Chetha K. Subramanyam K. Subramanyam, Madras United Artist Corporation V. S. Parthasarathy Iyengar Papanasam Sivan, G. Subbulakshmi, Kothamangalam Subbu, S. R. Janaki 14-01-1940
Baktha Thulasidass
Bakya Dhara Dwarakanath Dwarakanath Productions Brahmanandam M. R. Subbaiah, C. V. Nagarathinam, G. M. Basheer, D. M. Ambujam, C. S. Narayanaswamy, Baby Jayalakshmi, M. P. Murugappa 10-02-1940
Bala Bakthan Saraswathi Films 1. 2-Anna, 2. Bala Bakthan, 3. Doctor Bangaru (3 films bundled together)
Balya Vivaham Ramkumar Rukmani Pictures Ramkumar, Shantha, P. Sundar Rao, Baby Sakunthala, P. Duraisamy Iyer, Janaki, A. C. Ramanathan, Madhurambal 31-08-1940
Bhakti or Ambareeshan Sariththiram D. G. Gune V. T. Rajan, Vel Pictures Subbaiah Naidu, Lakshmi Bai, R. Nagendra Rao, Kamala Bai, P. G. Venkatesan 02-03-1940
Bhooloka Rambai[2] B. N. Rao M. Somasundaram & M. D. Viswanathan, Salem Shanmugha Films & Vijaya Maruthi Pictures G. Ramanathan K. L. V. Vasantha, T. K. Shanmugam, T. R. Mahalingam, T. S. Balaiah, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram, Kumari Rukmini 14-12-1940
Chandraguptha Chanakya & Tharuthalai Thangavelu C. K. Sachi (C. K. Sathasivan) Trinity Theatres Papanasam Sivan N. C. Vasanthakokilam, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram, Bhavani K. Sambamurthy, Brihadambal, T. K. Kalyanam, S. S. Koko, P. Saradambal 24-08-1940
Desa Bakthi Sri Prakash Productions Shankar Rao Vyas
C. N. Pandurangan
Sripathi R. R., S. P. L. Dhanalakshmi, C. N. Pandurangan, T. S. Dhamayanthi, Basha, P. Brahadhambal 12-10-1940
Dhaanasoora Karna[3] Dwarakanath Dwarakanath Productions V. Srinivasa Iyengar, V. Bala Subbarayalu, P. G. Anandaraj, Srinivasa Rao, M. R. Parthasarathy & S. G. Krishnamurthi Pillai T. S. Santhanam, Thiripurambal, B. R. Panthulu, K. R. Sarathambal, Chokkalinga Bhagavathar, K. Vijayagowri, P. A. Kumar, M. S. Sundari Bai 2-05-1940
Doctor Bangaru Saraswathi Films 1. 2-Anna, 2. Bala Bakthan, 3. Doctor Bangaru (3 films bundled together)
Duban Queen Prakash Lakshmi Pictures R. P. Lakshmi Devi, S. Basha, S. S. Koko, C. K. Rajagopal, Saraswathi Bai, Vijayakumar, N. S. Ranthambal
Harihara Maya or Bhikshadanar C. V. Raman T. R. Sundaram, Modern Theatres G. Ramanathan C. S. Selvarathinam, D. S. Krishnaveni, C. V. V. Panthulu, T. S. Jaya, S. D. Subbaiah, P. R. Mangalam 24-08-1940
ICS Mappillai
Jeyabarathi Raja Yagnik Mohan Pictures B. S. Srinivasa Rao, M. A. Rajamani, Baby Rukmini, Kamala 22-03-1940
Jayakodi Bhagwan Dada South Indian United Artistes Corporation Ram Sithalkar K. T. Rukmini, K. Natarajan, Kulathu Mani, Babu, K. Kokila, K. T. Sakku Bai, S. Baasha 17-03-1940
Kalamegam Ellis R. Dungan Sri Dhandayuthapani Films & Salem Mohini Pictures R. N. Chinnaiah T. N. Rajarathinam Pillai, S. P. L. Dhanalakshmi, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram, Kali N. Rathnam, M. S. Muthukrishnan, P. R. Mangalam, T. N. Rajalakshmi, P. S. Gnanam 17-05-1940
Krishnan Thoothu R. Prakash SM. Letchumanan Chettiar, Rajagopal Talkies Papanasam Sivan & Papanasam Rajagopal Iyer Serukulathur Sama, P. Kannamba, Visalur Subramania Bhagavathar, Nagainallur Lakshminarayana Bhagavathar, D. Balasubramaniam, Sandow Natesa Pillai, S. S. Mani Bhagavathar, Battling C. S. D. Singh, M. A. Ganapathi Bhat, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Mathuram, T. S. Krishnaveni, M. N. Vijayal, Baby Ranga, Baby Sulochana and dance by V. N. Janaki
Manimegalai or Balasanyaasi Bomman Irani T. K. Productions Papanasam Sivan & Papanasam Rajagoplan K. B. Sundarambal, Kothamangalam Seenu, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram, P. S. Veerappa, Pulimoottai Ramaswami 30-10-1940
Meenakshi Kalyanam R. Padmanaban East India Film Company (Male) Maharajapuram Krishnamoorthy, K. S. Sethupathi Pillai, Kali N. Rathnam, K. Sivaraman, D. Srinivasa Rao, K. K. Radha - (Female) Baby Meenal, T. Premavathi, C. Padmavathi, P. R. Mangalam, K. S. Angamuthu, M. S. Janaki, M. D. Rajam [4] 14-09-1940
Mummanigal Saraswathi Films 1. 2-Anna, 2. Bala Bakthan, 3. Doctor Bangaru (3 films bundled together)
Naveena Thenali Raman N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram
Naveena Vikramadityan and Buddhimaan Balavaan Avaan K. S. Mani N. S. Krishnan, Ashoka Films N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram, S. V. Sahasranamam, T. S. Durairaj, M. R. Swaminathan, P. S. Gnanam, T. S. Krishnaveni, P. R. Mangalam 29-06-1940
Neelamalaikkaithi Homi Deccan Films Shanthikumar S. R. Sandow, Susheela, V. S. Mani, S. R. Rajamani, Vasanthakumardas 29-06-1940
Kiratha Arjuna or Oorvasi Saahasam G. Ramaseshan & Murugadasa (Muthuswami Iyer) Venus Pictures (old) Bhavani K. Sambamurthi M. R. Krishnamurthi, P. B. Rangachari, Thirukharaivaasal Subbulakshmi, Bhavani, K. Sambamurthi, T. M. Ramasami Pillai, M. V. Sulochana, M. S. Mani, T. V. Lakshmi 25-05-1940
Parasuramar H. S. Mehtha Angel Films G. Ramanathan Serukalathur Sama, K. L. V. Vasantha, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram, U. R. Jeevarathinam, T. R. Mahalingam, M. R. Krishnamoorthi and dance by S. Varalakshmi 13-04-1940
Poli Panchali A. T. Krishnasami A. V. Meiyappan, Pragathi Pictures
Raja Yogam B. Sampathkumar T. R. Sundaram, Modern Theatres U. R. Jeevarathinam, K. Nadarajan, T. K. Sampangki, K. Kogila, M. A. Venu, V. M. Ezhumalai
Sakuntalai Ellis R. Dungan Royal Talkies, Newtone Studios Thuraiyur Rajagopala Sharma M. S. Subbulakshmi, G. N. Balasubramaniam, Serukulathur Sama, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram, Saradhambal, T. S. Durairaj, T. P. S. Mani, Ramani, Kalyanam, K. Thavamani Devi, Golden Saradhambal
Sathi Mahanantha Baburao Savan T. R. Sundaram, Modern Theatres U. R. Jeevarathinam, C. V. V. Panthulu, P. B. Rangachari, S. D. Subbaiah, N. Bageerithi 21-09-1940
Sathi Murali T. C. Vadivelu Naicker T. R. Sundaram, Modern Theatres M. K. Radha, M. R. Santhanalakshmi, T. R. Mahalingam, T. A. Madhuram, Baby S. Varalakshmi, Kali N. Rathnam, P. S. Gnanam, Nagercoil K. Mahadevan, L. Narayana Rao, P. G. Venkatesan, Buffoon Sankara Iyer, Joker Ramudu,
Sathyavaani S. Nottani T. R. Sundaram, Modern Theatres M. R. Radha, K. L. V. Vasantha, U. R. Jeevarathinam, C. T. Rajakantham
Shailak Serukulathur Sama T. S. Sandhanam
Shyam Sundhar
Indhiya Thai or Maathru Dharmam Cinema Rani T. P. Rajalakshmi, Sri Rajam Talkies own production
Tharuthalai Thangavelu N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram
Thillothama Coronation Films Sandow M. M. A. Subbaiah Thevar, Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar
Thirumangai Aazhwar S. Soundararajan Tamil Nadu Talkies
Vel Pictures
S. N. Ranganath Rao Kothamangalam Seenu, K. T. Rukmini, M. Lakshmanan, V. Pankajam, Kulathu Mani, K. T. V. Sakku Bai 28-09-1940
Uthama Puthiran T. R. Sundaram T. R. Sundaram, Modern Theatres P. U. Chinnappa, M. V. Rajamma, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram, T. S. Krishnaveni, Kali N. Rathnam, T. S. Balaiah, U. R. Jeevarathinam
Vaayaadi Nandalal Jaswantlal A. V. Meiyappan, Pragathi Pictures T. R. Ramachandran, Kali N. Rathnam, Madhuri Devi, Lux Beauty R. Padma, T. V. Sethuraman, T. V. Annapoorani
Vaamana Avatharam Prem Chethna Lakshmi Films T. R. Mahalingam, Meenalochana, V. V. S. Mani, Parvathi, R. Balasubramaniam, Nirmala, Gomathi Bai
Venuganan Jewel Pictures G. Govindarajulu Naidu V. V. Sadagopan, N. C. Vasanthakokilam, Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar
Vikrama Urvashi or Urvasiyin Kaadhal C. V. Raman T. R. Sundaram, Modern Theatres G. Ramanathan C. V. V. Panthulu, C. S. Sulochana, G. Ramanathan, P. A. Rajamani, P. A. Periyanayaki, Kali N. Rathnam, C. T. Rajakantham, P. R. Mangalam
Vimochanam T. Marconi Hindustan Films Ramani Hemalatha, Kanthamani, Baby Jaya, Indira, Bhagirathi, T. P. Sundari, Selva, Suguna

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1941 Tamil Films". lakshmansruthi. Retrieved 2019-08-11.
  2. ^ Blast from the past - Bhooloka Rambai (1940)
  3. ^ 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 2 March 2018.
  4. ^ Vijayakumar, Akila. Thamizh Cinema Ulagam Part 1 (in Tamil) (1st March 2019 ed.). Chennai: Manivasagar Publishers 044 25361039.