List of Tamil films of 1956

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Prior to the amendment of Tamil Nadu Entertainments Tax Act 1939 on 1st April 1958, Gross was 133.33 per cent of Nett for all films[1]. Commercial Taxes Department disclosed 1.09 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 1956, in alphabetical order.

List of released films[edit]

Title Director Production Music Cast Release date (D-M-Y)
Aasai Natesan Natesh Art Pictures T. R. Pappa Gemini Ganesan, Padmini, Rajasulochana, Chittor V, Nagaiah, M. R. Santhanalakshmi, P. S. Veerappa, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram 10-03-1956
Alibabavum 40 Thirudargalum T. R. Sundaram Modern Theatres S. Dakshinamurthy M. G. Ramachandran, P. Bhanumathi, P. S. Veerappa, K. A. Thangavelu, M. G. Chakrapani, M. N. Rajam, Vidhyavathi and Sai Subbulakshmi 14-01-1956
Amara Deepam T. Prakash Rao Venus Pictures T. Chalapathi Rao & G. Ramanathan Sivaji Ganesan, K. Savithri, Padmini, M. N. Nambiar, Chittor V. Nagaiah, K. A. Thangavelu, E. V. Saroja, P. S. Vengadasalam 20-06-1956
Kaalam Mari Pochu Tapi Chanakya Sarathi Pictures Master Venu Gemini Ganesan, Anjali Devi, T. S. Balaiah, S. V. Subbaiah, M. S. Santhanalakshmi and dance by Waheeda Rehman 04-05-1956
Kannin Manigal R. Janakiram Maheswari Pictures T. R. Papa Sundar, Padmini, Sriranjani, M.V. Rajamma, A. Karunanidhi, Jamuna 05-05-1956
Kokilavani S. A. Natrajan Forward Arts Films G. Ramanathan S. A. Natarajan, Tambaram Lalitha, Raghuveer, P. Susheela 30-03-1956
Kudumba Vilakku F. Nagoor Nagoor Cine Productions T. R. Pappa P. V. Narasimha Bharathi, Jamuna, M. V. Rajamma, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram, M. G. Chakrapani, T. S. Durairaj, K. A. Thangavelu, M. Lakshmikantham 14-06-1956
Kula Dheivam Krishnan-Panju S. K. Pictures R. Sudharsanam S. V. Sahasranamam, Pandari Bai, S. S. Rajendran, M. R. Santhanalakshmi, M. N. Rajam, J. P. Chandrababu, C. R. Vijayakumari, Kula Dheivam V. Rajagopal, Mynavathi 29-09-1956
Madurai Veeran D. Yoganand Krishna Pictures G. Ramanathan M. G. Ramachandran, P. Bhanumathi, Padmini, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram, T. S. Balaiah, E. V. Saroja, O. A. K. Thevar, Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar, T. K. Ramachandran, R. Balasubramaniam, M. R. Santhanalakshmi 13.04.1956
Mandhiravadhi P. Subramaniam Neela Productions V. Dakshinamoorthy Prem Nazir, Sreedharan, Kumari Thankam, Miss Kumari, Adoor Pankajam, Aranmula Ponnamma, Bahadoor, S. P. Pillai, T. S. Muthaiah, G. K. Pillai, Mavelikkara Ponnamma, Master Hari, Muttathara Soman 07-12-1956
Marma Veeran T. R. Ragunath Jubilee Arts Films S. Vedha Vyjayanthimala, Sriram, Rajasulochana, M. N. Rajam, Chittor V. Nagaiah, T. S. Balaiah, J. P. Chandrababu, P. S. Veerappa, K. A. Thangavelu, T. K. Ramachandran, special appearance by N. T. Rama Rao, Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan and dance by Helen 03-08-1956
Marumalarchi K. S. Prakash Rao Anandha Productions S. Rajeswara Rao Sriram, G. Varalakshmi 16-11-1956
Mathar Kula Manickam T. Prakash Rao Lalitha Films S. Rajeswara Rao Gemini Ganesan, A. Nageswara Rao, Anjali Devi, Savithri, P. Kannamba, K. Balaji, K. A. Thangavelu 20-12-1956
Moondru Pengal R.S. Prakash JayaSri Lakshmi Pictures K. V. Mahadevan
Kunnakudi Venkatrama Iyer
R. S. Manohar, P. K. Saraswathi, Girija, T. S. Balaiah, S. A. Asokan, M. N. Rajam, T. S. Durairaj 12-02-1956
Naan Petra Selvam K. Somu Paragon Pictures G. Ramanathan Sivaji Ganesan, G. Varalakshmi, M. N. Nambiar, M. N. Rajam, K. Sarangkapani, V. K. Ramasamy, A. Karunanidhi, T. P. Muthulakshmi, V. M. Ezhumalai, C. T. Rajakantham, P. D. Sambandham 14-01-1956
Naane Raja A. Bhimsingh Kalpana Kala Mandir T. R. Ramnathan Sivaji Ganesan, Sriranjani, M. N. Rajam, T. S. Balaiah, S. V. Subbiah, S. V. Sahasranamam, V. Gopalakrishnan, M. K. Mustafa, N. S. Subbiah, J. P. Chandrababu, T. P. Muthulakshmi 25-01-1956
Naga Devathai Chitrapu Narayana Murthy AVM Productions R. Sudharsanam R. Nagendra Rao, Jamuna, Sowkar Janaki, Mohan
Naga Panjami K. Nagabushanam Sri Raja Rajeswari Film & Co Anjali Devi, S. Varalakshmi, Chittor V. Nagaiah, K. A. Thangavelu 09-03-1956
Nalla Veedu J. Sinha Jai Sakthi Pictures Krishnamurthi & Nagaraja Iyer Sivaji Ganesan, M. N. Rajam, Pandari Bai 14-01-1956
Nannambikkai K. Vembu Charlie Film Center S. V. Venkatraman T. S. Balaiah, N. N. Kannappa, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram, Pandari Bai, E. V. Saroja 31-08-1956
Ondre Kulam N. Krishnaswamy Triveni Pictures M. Ranga Rao & S. V. Venkatraman R.S. Manohar, Madhuri Devi, J. P. Chandrababu 20-04-1956
Paditha Penn M. Thiruvenkadam Shyamala Pictures, Nalini Pictures Arun, Raghavan N. N. Kannappa, M. N. Nambiar, Rajasulochana, Tambaram Lalitha 20-04-1956
Paasavalai A. S. Nagarajan Modern Theatres Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy M. K. Radha, G. Varalakshmi, M. N. Rajam, V. Gopalakrishnan, K. Thavamani Devi, V. K. Ramasamy, A. Karunanidhi 01-11-1956
Pennin Perumai P. Pullaiah Ragini Films B. N. Rao, A. Rama Rao & Master Venu Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, Savithri, M. N. Rajam, Chittor V. Nagaiah, P. Santha Kumari, Friend Ramasamy, P. S. Gnanam, K. S. Angamuthu 17-02-1956
Prema Pasam Vedantam Raghavaiah Narasu Studio S. Rajeswara Rao Gemini Ganesan, Savithri, K. Balaji, Girija, E. V. Saroja 21-05-1956
Punniyavathi S. S. Rajan Associated Productions V. Dakshinamoorthy Padmini, Sathyan, Kottarakkara Sreedharan Nair, Muthukulam Raghavan Pillai, S. P. Pillai, Baby Lalitha 1956
Raja Rani A. Bhim Singh National Pictures T. R. Pappa Sivaji Ganesan, Padmini, S. S. Rajendran, Rajasulochana, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram, K. S. Angamuthu 25-02-1956
Rambaiyin Kaadhal R. R. Chandran Kalpana Kala Mandir T. R. Pappa P. Bhanumathi, M. N. Rajam, K. A. Thangavelu, M. N. Nambiar, T. S. Balaiah, S. V. Subbaiah, E. R. Sahadevan, Kaka Radhakrishnan, Sattampillai Venkatraman, M R. Saminathan, E. V. Saroja, Ambika, C. K. Saraswathi, T. P. Muthulakshmi, Saradhambal 28-09-1956
Rangoon Radha A. Kasilingam Mekala Pictures T. R. Pappa Sivaji Ganesan, P. Bhanumathi, S. S. Rajendran, M. N. Rajam, Rajasulochana, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram, R. Muthuraman 01-11-1956
Sadhaaram V. C. Subburaman Kasturi Films G. Ramanathan Gemini Ganesan, P. Bhanumathi, K. R. Ramaswamy, M. N. Rajam, K. Sarangkapani, V. K. Ramasamy, M. S. S. Bakkiam 13-04-1956
Thenali Raman B. S. Ranga Vikram Production Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy Sivaji Ganesan, N. T. Rama Rao, P. Bhanumathi, Jamuna, Chittor V. Nagaiah, Sandhya, M. N. Nambiar 03-02-1956
Thaikkupin Tharam M. A. Thirumugam Devar Films K. V. Mahadevan M. G. Ramachandran, P. Bhanumathi, P. Kannamba, T. S. Balaiah, Kaka Radhakrishnan, E. R. Sahadevan, G. Sakunthala, K. Rathinam, Surabhi Balasaraswathi 21-09-1956
Vazhvile Oru Naal A. Kasilingam Mercury Pictures S. M. Subbaiah Naidu, C. N. Pandurangan & T. G. Lingappa Sivaji Ganesan, G. Varalakshmi, Sriram, Rajasulochana, V. K. Ramasamy 21-09-1956
Verum Pechu Alla Joseph Pallippad Principle Productions C. N. Pandurangan T. S. Balaiah, Padmini 18-05-1956
Vetri Veeran T. Prakash Rao T. M. Ibrahim (for Tamil version) N. T. Rama Rao, Anjali Devi, Sowkar Janaki, C. S. R. Anjaneyulu

Dubbed films[edit]

Title Director(s) Company Composer Original film Cast
Title Language
Amara Geetham Vedantam Raghavaiah Vinoda Pictures Ghantasala Chiranjeevulu Telugu N. T. Rama Rao, Jamuna, Gummadi Venkateswara Rao, Peketi Sivaram, C. S. R. Anjaneyulu, Suryakantam, Chhaya Devi, Surabhi Balasaraswati, Mahankali Venkayya
Bale Raman P. S. Ramakrishna Rao T. A. Kalyanam Telugu A. Nageswara Rao, Sriranjani, K. Savithri, S. V. Ranga Rao, Suryakantam, Relangi Venkata Ramaiah
C. I. D. M. Krishnan Nair Neela Productions Br Lakshmanan C.I.D Malayalam Prem Nazir, Miss Kumari, Kottarakkara, Kumari Thankam
Edhu Nijam Sundaram Balachander Prathiba Films Master Venu Edi Nijam Telugu Sowcar Janaki, Nagabhushanam, Gummadi Venkateswara Rao, Ramana Reddy
Illarame Inbam Kovelamudi Bhaskar Rao Bhaskar Productions Ghantasala Cherapakura Chedevu Telugu N. T. Rama Rao, Sowcar Janaki, Relangi, Rajasulochana
Maya Mohini Homi Wadia Basant Pictures S. N. Tripathi Hatim Tai Hindi P. Jairaj, Shakila, Krishna Kumari, W. M. Khan, S. N. Tripathi, B. M. Vyas, Meenakshi, Sheikh, Vasantrao Pahlwan, Dalpat, Sardar Mansoor, Habib, Mithoo Miya, Aga Shapoor
Santhanam C. V. Ranganatha Dasu Susarla Dakshinamurthi Santhanam Telugu A. Nageswara Rao, Savithri
Sivasakthi[3] P. Neelakantan Padmini Pictures T. G. Lingappa Shivasharane Nambekka Kannada B. R. Panthulu, M. V. Rajamma
Thiruttu Raman K. V. Reddy Annapurna Pictures Pendyala Nageshwara Rao Donga Ramudu Telugu Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Savitri, Jamuna, Jaggayya
Vanaratham S. U. Sunny Sunny Art Productions Naushad Uran Khatola Hindi Dilip Kumar, Nimmi, T. Suryakumari, Jeevan, Roopmala, Amar, Tun Tun, Agha, Baba, Nawab, Syedjan
Mangala Gowri D. Yoganand Ogirala Ramachandra Rao, T. V. Raju Telugu N. T. Rama Rao, Sriranjani, Jr.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Government raises entertainment tax to 40% (from 33%)
  2. ^ CTD reports 1.09 crore ET collection in 1956-57
  3. ^ Film News Anandan (23 October 2004). Sadhanaigal Padaitha Thamizh Thiraipada Varalaru [History of Landmark Tamil Films] (in Tamil). Chennai: Sivakami Publishers.