| 1947 (1947)|Kannika Wikipedia
Kannika is a 1947 Tamil-language film starring T. E. Varadan, M. S. Sarojini, D. Balasubramaniam, M. R. Santhanalakshmi, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Mathuram, Kali N. Rathnam, Harini, Hemamalini and Lalitha-Padmini. It was directed and produced by South Indian movie pioneer S. M. Sriramulu Naidu.
The film is about a demon whose life is imprisoned inside a pigeon. A young man destroys the demon inside the pigeon and marries the demon's daughter.
Adapted from The Hindu article.T. E. Varadan
M. S. Sarojini
M. R. Santhanalakshmi
N. S. Krishnan
T. A. Mathuram
Kali N. Rathnam
DanceLalitha and Padmini
(Choreographer: Vazhuvoor B. Ramaiyah Pillai)
Music was composed by Papanasam Sivan who also penned the lyrics. Singers are S. S. Mani and M. S. Sarojini. The duet by them, yaro vanthen iru kann pothinaar... anbudan kai patrinaar…, was a hit.
Kannika was a flop at the box-office. Film historian Randor Guy wrote in 2011 that the film will be "Remembered for the melodious music, impressive cinematography and the interesting onscreen narration."