Who was the first Tamil actor?

Who was the first Tamil actor?

M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar

M. K. Thiyagaraja Bhagavathar
Died 1 November 1959 (aged 49) Madras, Madras State, India (present-day Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India)
Other names M. K. T., Bagavathar
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1934–1959

Which is the first South Indian movie?

In 1912 the first Indian film, “Raja Harishchandra,” was made in Bombay and in 1916 the first south Indian feature film, “Keechakavatham” (The Destruction of Keechakan), was made in Madras.

Which is the first silent movie in Tamil?

Keechaka Vadham
In 1916, R Nataraja Mudaliar made ‘Keechaka Vadham’, the first silent feature film in south India. It is considered the first ‘Tamil’ silent film because all its actors were Tamils.

Which is the longest Tamil movie name?


Title Running time Language
Nadodi Mannan 220 mins. (3h 40min) Tamil
Parthiban Kanavu 219 mins. (3h 39min) Tamil
Aaryamala 218 mins. (3h 38min) Tamil
Mohabbatein 216 mins. (3h 36min) Hindi

Who is the Tamil famous actor?

Superstar Rajinikanth, also popularly known as Thalaivar, has been the most popular celebrity in Tamil cinema. From working as a bus conductor to emerging as a star of South cinema, Rajinikanth is one of the most respected actors.

Which is the lengthiest movie?

Cinematic films

Title Running time Year released
Sátántangó 439 min (7 hr, 19 min) 1994
La Roue 413 min (6 hr, 53 min) 1923 (Restoration, 2019)
The Best of Youth 366 min (6 hr, 6 min) 2003
Century of Birthing 360 min (6 hr) 2011

The first Tamil silent film, Keechaka Vadham, was made by R. Nataraja Mudaliar in 1918. The first talking motion picture, Kalidas, was a multilingual film directed by H M Reddy and was released on 31 October 1931, less than seven months after India’s first talking motion picture Alam Ara.

Where was the first Tamil movie ever made?

Tamil cinema is the filmmaking industry of Tamil-language motion pictures. It is based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, in the Kodambakkam neighbourhood, leading to the industry’s nickname Kollywood, the word being a portmanteau of Kodambakkam and Hollywood. The first Tamil silent film, Keechaka Vadham, was made by R. Nataraja Mudaliar in 1918.

Which is the first Tamil film to win a national award?

Sethu Madhavan, became the first Tamil film to win the National Film Award for Best Feature Film, the feat was repeated by Kanchivaram in 2007. Tamil films enjoy significant patronage in neighboring Indian states like Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and New Delhi.

Which is the first hit song of Tamil cinema?

Guy described “Manmada Baanamadaa” as the “first hit song of Tamil Cinema”. An advertisement announcing the release of Kalidas was published on 30 October 1931 in The Hindu, where it was proclaimed that the film was the “first talkie to be screened in the city with Tamil and Telugu songs”.