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.

1940[edit]

Title Director Production Music Cast
2 Ana
Abalai Sri Krishna Pictures
Baktha Korakumbar
Baktha Chetha K. Subramanyam K. Subramanyam, Madras United Artist Corporation V. S. Parthasarathy Ayyangar Papanasam Sivan, G. Subbulakshmi, Kothamangalam Subbu, S. R. Janaki
Baktha Thulasidass
Bakya Dhara
Bala Bakthan
Balya Vivaham Aayiram Mugam Ramkumar
Bhakti V. T. Rajan, Vel Pictures
Bhooloka Rambai 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
Chandraguptha Chanakya C. K. Sachi (C. K. Sathasivan) Papanasam Sivan N. C. Vasanthakokilam, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram, Bhavani K. Sambamurthy, Brihadambal, T. K. Kalyanam, S. S. Koko, P. Saradambal
Desa Bakthi
Dhaana Soora Karna T. S. Sandhanam
Doctor Bangaru
Duban Queen R. P. Lakshmi Devi, S. Basha, S. S. Koko
Harihara Maya T. R. Sundaram, Modern Theatres
ICS Mappillai
Jeyabarathi
Jayakodi Bhagwan Dada South Indian United Artistes Corporation K. T. Rukmini, K. Natarajan, Kulathu Mani, Babu, K. Kokila, K. T. Sakku Bai, S. Baasha
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
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
Meenakshi Kalyanam
Mummanigal Saraswathi Films
Naveena Thenali Raman N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram
Naveena Vikramadhithyan K. S. Mani Asoka Films N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram
Neelamalaikkaithi
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
Parasuramar H. S. Mehtha G. Ramanathan N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram, U. R. Jeevarathinam, T. R. Mahalingam, M. R. Krishnamoorthi and dance by S. Varalakshmi
Poli Panchali A. T. Krishnasami A. V. Meiyappan, Pragathi Pictures
Raja Yogam P. Sampathkumar T. R. Sundaram, Modern Theatres U. R. Jeevarathinam, K. Nadarajan, T. K. Sampangki, K. Kogila, M. A. Venu, V. M. Ezhumalai
Sathi Mahanantha Baburao Savan T. R. Sundaram, Modern Theatres U. R. Jeevarathinam, C. V. V. Panthulu, P. B. Rangachari, S. D. Subbaiah, N. Bageerithi
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,
Sathya Vaani S. Nottani T. R. Sundaram, Modern Theatres M. R. Radha, K. L. V. Vasantha, U. R. Jeevarathinam
Shailak Serukulathur Sama T. S. Sandhanam
Shakuntala 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
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 Kothamangalam Seenu
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 Kovai Premier Studios T. R. Mahalingam
Venuganan Jewel Pictures G. Govindarajulu Naidu V. V. Sadagopan, N. C. Vasanthakokilam, Sandow M. M. A. Chinnappa Thevar
Vikrama Oorvasi or Oorvasiytin Kaadhal C. V. Raman T. R. Sundaram, Modern Theatres C. V. V. Panthulu, C. S. Sulochana, G. Ramanathan
Vimochanam T. Marconi Hindustan Films Ramani Hemalatha, Kanthamani, Baby Jaya, Indira, Bhagirathi, T. P. Sundari, Selva, Suguna