List of First Sound Films [Talkie Movies] of Indian Languages

List of First Sound Films [Talkie Movies] of Indian Languages: Cinema is main source of entertainment in India. Every year more than 1800 movies get produced in various languages in India. The overall revenue of Indian cinema reached US$2.7 billion in 2019.

First Sound Films [Talkie Movies] of IndiaShree Pundalik, a silent Marathi film made by Dadasaheb Torne was the first Indian film released in India on 18 May 1912. The second full length motion picture Raja Harishchandra (1913) – a silent film in Marathi was produced by Dadasaheb Phalke.

The first silent film in Tamil, Keechaka Vadham was made by R. Nataraja Mudaliar in 1916 and He established South India’s first film studio in Madras. Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu from Machilipatnam was the first to build and own cinemas in Madras.

Indian cinema slowly graduated from silent films to talkies in the 1930’s and continuous to grow. We have made an attempt to list out the First Sound Films [Talkie Movies] of Indian Languages here in this article.

List of First Sound Films [Talkie Movies] of Indian Languages

Alam Ara [1931]

Language: Hindi
Director: Ardeshir Irani
Cast: Master Vithal, Zubeida, Prithviraj
Written by: Joseph David Penkar, Munshi Zaheer
Music: Ferozshah M. Mistri, B. Irani
Banner: Imperial Film Company
Release Date: 14 March 1931

Kalidas [1931]

Language: Tamil
Director: H. M. Reddy
Cast: T. P. Rajalakshmi, P. G. Venkatesan
Music: Bhaskara Das
Banner: Imperial Movi-Tone
Release Date: 31 October 1931

Bhakta Prahlada [1931]

Language: Telugu
Director: H. M. Reddy
Cast: Valluru Subbaiah, Naguboina Sudheer
Music: H. R. Padmanabha Sastri
Lyrics: Chandala Kesavadasu
Banner: Imperial Studios, Bombay
Release Date: 15 September 1932

Jamai Shashthi [1931]

Language: Bengali
Director: Amar Choudhury
Cast: Amar Chowdhury, Jatin Singha
Music: Kshirodegopal Mukherjee
Banner: Madan Theatres Ltd
Release Date: 25 April 1931

Ayodhyecha Raja [1932]

Language: Marathi
Director: V. Shantaram
Cast: Govindrao Tembe, Durga Khote
Music: Govindrao Tembe
Banner: Prabhat Film Company
Release Date: 23 January 1932

Narsinh Mehta [1932]

Language: Gujarati
Director: Nanubhai Vakil
Cast: Master Manhar, Umakant Desai
Music: Rane
Banner: Sagar Movietone
Release Date: 7 April 1932

Sati Sulochana [1934]

Language: Kannada
Director: Yaragudipati Varada Rao
Cast: Subbaiah Naidu,Tripuramba
Music: R. Nagendra Rao, H. R. Padmanabha Sastry
Lyrics: Bellave Narahari Shastri
Banner: Prabhat Studio
Release Date: 3 March 1934

Joymoti [1935]

Language: Assamese
Director: Jyoti Prasad Agarwala
Cast: Aideu Handique, Phunu Barooah
Written by: Lakshminath Bezbaroa
Music: Jyoti Prasad Agarwala
Release Date: 10 March 1935

Sheela [1935]

Language: Punjabi
Director: K. D. Mehra
Cast: Baby Noor Jehan, Mubarak
Music: Mubarak Ali Khan, K. D. Mehra
Banner: Indira Movie Tone

Sita Bibaha [1936]

Language: Odia
Director: Mohan Sundar Deb Goswami
Cast: Makhanlal Bannerjee, Krishnachandra Ratha
Release Date: 28 April 1936

Balan [1938]

Language: Malayalam
Director: S. Nottani
Cast: K. K. Aroor, M. K. Kamalam
Music: K. K. Aroor
Banner: Modern Theatres
Release Date: 19 January 1938

Nazrana [1942]

Language: Rajasthani
Director: G.P. Kapoor
Cast: Mahipal, Ashiq Hussain, Lalita Devi

Mogacho Anvddo [1950]

Language: Konkani
Director: Al Jerry Braganza
Cast: Irene Amaral, Al Jerry Braganza
Music: Alfred Almeida
Banner: ETICA Picture Company
Release Date: 24 April 1950

Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo [1963]

Language: Bhojpuri
Director: Kundan Kumar
Cast: Kumkum, Ashim Kumar, Nazir Hussain
Music: Chitragupta, Shailendra
Release Date: 22 February 1963

Mainz Raat [1964]

Lanugage: Kashmiri
Director: Shyam, Jagiram Paul
Cast: Mukta, Omkar Nath Aima
Music: Mohan Lal Aima
Banner: M R Films

Enna Thangadi [1971]

Language: Tulu
Director: S R Rajan
Cast: Anand Shekhar, Hemalatha
Produced by: T A Srinivas
Release Date: 19 February 1971

Matamgi Manipur [1972]

Language: Manipuri
Director: Debkumar Bose
Cast: G. Ravinder Sharma, Yengkhom Roma
Music: Aribam Syam Sharma
Banner: K.T. Films Private Limited
Release Date: 9 April 1972

Sona Kar Nagpur [1992]

Language: Nagpuri
Director: Dhananjay Nath Tiwari
Produced by: Dhananjay Nath Tiwari

List of First Talkie Movies of India

Language Movie Year
Hindi Alam Ara 1931
Tamil Kalidas 1931
Telugu Bhakta Prahlada 1931
Bengali Jamai Shashthi 1931
Marathi Ayodhyecha Raja 1932
Gujarati Narsinh Mehta 1932
Kannada Sati Sulochana 1934
Assamese Joymoti 1935
Punjabi Sheela 1935
Odia Sita Bibaha 1936
Malayalam Balan 1938
Rajasthani Nazrana 1942
Konkani Mogacho Anvddo 1950
Bhojpuri Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo 1963
Kashmiri Mainz Raat 1964
Tulu Enna Thangadi 1971
Manipuri Matamgi Manipur 1972
Nagpuri Sona Kar Nagpur 1992

 

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