List of Tamil films of 1955

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Prior to the amendment of Tamil Nadu Entertainments Tax Act 1939 on 1 April 1958, Gross was 133.33 per cent of Nett for all films.[1] Commercial Taxes Department disclosed 0.98 crore in entertainment tax revenue for the year.[2]

The following is a list of films produced in the Tamil film industry in India in 1955, in alphabetical order.

1955[edit]

Title Director Production Music Cast Release date (D-M-Y)
Asai Anna Arumai Thambi G.R. Rao Sreemathi Pictures K. V. Mahadevan A. P. Nagarajan, Madhuri Devi, V. M. Ezhumalai, Rajasulochana, Sairam, Susheela, Narayanapillai, Bhagyam 29-07-1955
Chella Pillai M. V. Raman AVM Productions R. Sudharsanam K. R. Ramaswamy, Pandari Bai, K. Savithri, K. A. Thangavelu, T. S. Balaiah, P. Kannamba, B. R. Panthulu, Javert Seetharaman, P. D. Sambandam, Kaka Radhakrishnan, C. V. V. Panthulu, Vadhiraj 24-06-1955
Doctor Savithri R. M. Krishnaswamy Aruna Films G. Ramanathan Anjali Devi, Veenai S. Balachander, B. R. Panthulu, M. N. Rajam, Serukalathur Sama, D. Balasubramaniam, M. N. Nambiar, S. A. Asokan, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram and dance by Sayee-Subbulakshmi 25-11-1955
Ellam Inba Mayam Jiten Banerji P. N. D. Production Ghantasala T. R. Ramachandran, K. A. Thangavelu, Friend Ramasamy, T. K. Ramachandran, T. N. Sivathanu, Lalitha, Padmini, Ragini, Rajasulochana, Lakshmiprabha 01-04-1955
Ezhayin Aasthi D. L. Ramachandar Rohini Pictures T. A. Kalyanam
G. Natarajan
Sowcar Janaki, Gummadi Venkateswara Rao, Sairam, Baby Kanchana 28-3-1955
Gomathiyin Kaadhalan P. Neelankantan TRR Productions G. Ramanathan T. R. Ramachandran, Savitri, K. A. Thangavelu, K. Sarangkapani, D. Balasubramaniam, R. Balasubramaniam, Friend Ramasamy, P. D. Sambandam, T. P. Muthulakshmi, P. S. Gnanam, S. R. Janaki 01-09-1955
Gruhalakshmi H. V. Babu Rohini Pictures B. S. Kala/Sarala
G. Nataraj
T. A. Kalyanam
M. K. Radha, T. K. Krishnamachari, Peer Mohamed, Anjali Devi, Angamuthu 14-04-1955
Gulebakavali T. R. Ramanna RR Pictures Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy M. G. Ramachandran, T. R. Rajakumari, G. Varalakshmi, Rajasulochana, J. P. Chandrababu, S. D. Subbulakshmi, E. V. Saroja, K. A. Thangavelu, E. R. Sahadevan, A. Karunanidhi 29-07-1955
Guna Sundari Kamalakara Kameswara Rao Vijaya Studios Ghantasala Gemini Ganesan, Savithri, S. V. Ranga Rao, M. N. Nambiar, A. Karunanidhi, V. M. Ezhumalai, Lakshmiprabha, T. P. Muthulakshmi 16-12-1955
Jaya Gopi B. S. Ranga Vikram Productions Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy Chittor V. Nagaiah, G. Varalakshmi, Vallam Narasimha Rao, Jamuna
Jaya Simhan[3]
Dubbed from Telugu
D. Yoganand National Art Theatres T. V. Raju N. T. Rama Rao, Anjali Devi
Kalvanin Kadhali V. S. Raghavan Revathi Productions G. Govindarajulu Naidu & Ghantasala Sivaji Ganesan, P. Bhanumathi, T. R. Ramachandran, K. Sarangkapani, T. S. Durairaj, D. Balasubramaniam, S. R. Janaki, K. R. Chellam, T. D. Kuchalakumari 13-11-1955
Kalyanam Seydhukko R. Chandar Sri Unity Pictures Ramanikaran P. S. Govindan, Girija, A. Karunanidhi 30-09-1955
Kanavaney Kankanda Deivam T. R. Raghunath Narayanan & Company Hemant Kumar & Addepalli Rama Rao Gemini Ganesan, Anjali Devi, Lalitha, Chittor V. Nagaiah, M. N. Nambiar, Friend Ramasamy, T. P. Muthulakshmi 06-05-1955
Kathanayaki K. Ramnoth Modern Theatres G. Ramanathan Padmini, T. R. Ramachandran, M. N. Rajam, K. A. Thangavelu, K. Malathi, T. K. Ramachandran, K. S. Angamuthu, A. Karunanidhi, P. S. Gnanam, P. D. Sambandam, K. R. Jayagowri, K. K. Soundar, M. R. Santhanam, V. P. S. Mani, T. K. Kalyanam, Jayasakthivel, S. Rama Rao, M. R. Sundaram, R. M. Sethupathi, Rajasekharan, Raju, Nagaratnam 19-02-1955
Kaveri D. Yoganand Krishna Pictures G. Ramanathan & Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy Sivaji Ganesan, Lalitha, Padmini, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram, P. S. Veerappa, M. N. Nambiar 12-01-1955
Koteeswaran Sundar Rao Nadkarni Sri Ganesh Movietone S. V. Venkatraman Sivaji Ganesan, Padmini, Sriram, Ragini, K. A. Thangavelu, Serukalathur Sama, Rushyendramani 13-11-1955
Maheswari T. R. Ragunath Modern Theaters G. Ramanathan Gemini Ganesan, Savitri, M. N. Rajam, K. A. Thangavelu, C. K. Saraswathi 13-11-1955
Maaman Magal (1955 film) R. S. Mani Mani Productions S. V. Venkatraman Gemini Ganesan, Savithri, J. P. Chandrababu 14-10-1955
Mangaiyar Thilakam L. V. Prasad Vaidhya Films S. Dakshinamurthi Sivaji Ganesan, S. V. Subbaiah, Padmini, M. N. Rajam, K. A. Thangavelu, Ragini, K. Sarangkapani, K. N. Kamalam 26-08-1955
Menaka V. C. Suburamman Kasturi Films C. N. Pandurangan K. R. Ramaswamy, Lalitha, Ragini 05-01-1955
Methavigal K. Vembu Revathi Productions G. Govindarajulu Naidu T. R. Ramachandran, M. N. Rajam, K.A. Thangavelu 27-5-1955
Missiamma L. V. Prasad Vijaya Prouductions S. Rajeswara Rao Gemini Ganesan, Savithri, K. A. Thangavelu, Jamuna, S. V. Ranga Rao, Rushyendramani, K. Sarangkapani, M. N. Nambiar, V. M. Ezhumalai 14-01-1955
Mullaivanam V. Krishnan Aravind Pictures K. V. Mahadevan Sriram, Kumari Rukmani, P. S. Veerappa, S.A.Natarajan 11-03-1955
Mudhal Thethi P. Neelakantan Padmini Pictures T. G. Lingappa Sivaji Ganesan, Anjali Devi, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram 12-03-1955
Nalla Thangai S. A. Natraj Forward Art Films G. Ramanathan M. N. Nambiar, Madhuri Devi, Rajasulochana, T. S. Balaiah, S. A. Natraj 05-02-1955
Nalla Thangal P. V. Krishna Iyer Madras Movietone G. Ramanathan R. S. Manohar, G. Varalakshmi, A. P. Nagarajan, Madhuri Devi, S. V. Ranga Rao 29-12-1955
Nallavan M. Thiruvengadam Sunrise Productions M. S. Gnanamani R. S. Manohar, Serukulathur Sama, P. K. Saraswathi, Rajasulochana 05-03-1955
Nam Kuzhandai K. S. Gopalakrishnan Windsor Productions M. D. Parthasarathy R. S. Manohar, S. Varalakshmi, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram 27-05-1955
Needhipathi A. S. A. Sami Vijaya Films Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy K. R. Ramaswamy, Gemini Ganesan, Rajasulochana, K. Malathi, S. V. Sahasranamam, M. N. Rajam, T. D. Kuchalakumari and dance by E. V. Saroja, L. Vijayalakshmi 07-10-1955
Pennarasi K. Somu M. A. V. Pictures K. V. Mahadevan A. P. Nagarajan, P. Kannamba, Rajasulochana, V. M. Ezhumalai, K. Suryakala 14-04-1955
Porter Kandan K. Vembu Narasu Studios Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy M. K. Radha, G. Varalakshmi, D. Balasubramaniam. T. S. Durairaj, M. N. Nambiar, S. V. Subbaiah, M. K. Mustafa, Valaiyapathi G. Muthukrishnan, Appa K. Doraiswamy, T. P. Muthulakshmi 14-04-1955
Town Bus K. Somu M. A. V. Pictures K. V. Mahadevan N. N. Kannappa, Anjali Devi, M. N. Rajam, A. Karunanidhi, T. P. Muthulakshmi, V. K. Ramasamy, P. S. Vengadasalam, Tambaram Lalitha, T. K. Ramachandran 13-11-1955
Ulagam Palavitham S. A. Murugesh National Pictures N. S. Balakrishnan Sivaji Ganesan, Lalitha, P. S. Veerappa, Kaka Radhakrishnan, K. A. Thangavelu, T. K. Ramachandran, M. N. Rajam, V. K. Ramasamy, K. P. Kamakshi, Lakshmi Prabha 14-04-1955
Valliyin Selvan Kothamangalam Subbu United Film Arts, Gemini Studios P. S. Anantharaman[4] Gemini Ganesan, S. V. Subbaiah, Lalitha, M. S. Sundari Bai[5] 11-02-1955
Zamindar P. V. Krishnan Jupiter - Sangeetha Pictures , Central Studio G. Ramanathan S. A. Nadarajan , M. V. Rajamma Madhuri Devi, T. P. Muthulakshmi 30-08-1955

Dubbed films[edit]

Title Director(s) Original film Cast Ref.
Film Language
Anarkali Vedantam Raghavaiah Anarkali Telugu A. Nageswara Rao, Anjali Devi, S. V. Ranga Rao, Chittor V. Nagaiah, P. Kannamba, Surabhi Balasaraswati, Peketi Sivaram [6]
Jaya Gopi B. S. Ranga Maa Gopi Telugu Chittor V. Nagaiah, G. Varalakshmi, Vallam Narasimha Rao, Jamuna [7]
Kaadhal Parisu Najam Naqvi Samrat Hindi Kamlesh Kumari, Mumtaz Ali, Ram Singh, Sapru, S. L. Puri, Randhir
Naattiya Thara P. Pullaiah Rechukka Telugu N.T. Rama Rao, Anjali Devi, Devika, Mukkamala, Nagabhushanam, Peketi Sivaram
Manoratham C. V Raju Natasekhara Kannada Kalyan Kumar, Vidhyavathi, Sandhya,
Vedan Kannappa H. L. N. Simha Bedara Kannappa Kannada Rajkumar, Pandari Bai, Rajasulochana, G. V. Iyer, Narasihmaraju, Rushyendramani, H. R. Ramachandra Sastry, Yellamma Devi, A. V. Subba Rao, T. D. Kuchalakumari
Vipra Narayana P. S. Ramakrishna Rao Vipra Narayana Telugu A. Nageswara Rao, P. Bhanumati, Relangi [8]
Thiruttu Raman Kadiri Venkata Reddy Donga Ramudu Telugu A. Nageswara Rao, Savitri, Jamuna, K. Jaggaiah, R. Nageswara Rao, Relangi Venkataramaiah, Suryakantham, Maddali Krishnamurthy, Allu Ramalingaiah, Kanchi Narasimha Rao, Vangara Venkata Subbaiah

References[edit]

  1. ^ Government raises entertainment tax to 40% (from 33%)
  2. ^ CTD reports 0.98 crore ET collection in 1955-56
  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 23 June 2017.
  4. ^ வள்ளியின் செல்வன்
  5. ^ "Charming, villainous - The Hindu". thehindu.com. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ [2]
  8. ^ 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 21 June 2017.