Perfecting great stories since 1981, Kavithalayaa Productions went on to become a household name in Tamil Nadu because of the man who founded it.

A Dadasaheb Phalke and Padma Shri awardee, K. Balachandar worked over 150 films and was capable of eliciting evocative performances from artists whose career transformed and blossomed after he had honed their talents.

Today, one will find that Kavithalayaa Productions is synonymous with K. Balachander because the creation and the creator have merged together to become an institution for good cinema.

K. Balachander's penchant for selecting good stories, actors, directors, musicians and technical team is well-known in the industry and that's why our filmography is replete with milestones that no other production hitherto can boast of.


We have produced over 58 films in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada and most of them became popular blockbusters and won national awards. Many of our films also became the launch pad for actors, directors, musicians and technicians who have scaled great heights in cinematic excellence.

Digital Video Content

It is in the character of our production house to go where no one has gone before. Kavithalayaa is among the first production houses that has produced non-fictional video content for OTT platforms. Our maiden project for Amazon Video Prime has been chaired by music maestro A. R. Rahman.

Tele Series

Subtle, understated and yet impactful is how we approach drama. Kavithalayaa has produced over 110+ serials for television viewers and those 2500 hours of content still remains fresh in the viewers' mind.

Corporate and Educational Videos

Our technical excellence received recognition when Japan's largest advertisement company Dentsu commissioned us to produce their corporate films and videos. Subsequently, we have also produced many educational and corporate films for companies in India and abroad.

Milestones of Kavithalayaa

A trek through recognition, awards and rewards

Director K. Balachander launches

Kavithalayaa Productions

Starring Rajinikanth, Lakshmi and Saritha this was the first movie produced by Kavithalayaa Productions.

Agni Saatshi

Starring Sivakumar & Saritha this was produced and directed by K. Balachander.

Tamil Nadu State Film Award Best Actress

Saritha won Tamil Nadu State Film Award for best actress for the movie for her role as a Schizophrenic patient.


Marked the directorial debut of Ameerjan and the acting debut of Murali.

Enakkul Oruvan

Starring Kamal Haasan and Shobana, this was directed by S.P. Muthuraman and was the remake of popular Hindi film Karz.

Achamillai Achamillai

Starring Rajesh and Saritha this was directed by K. Balachander and it won the National Film award for best feature film


Film Fare Awards
National Award Best Films
Kalyana Agathigal

Starring Saritha, Nassar and Delhi Ganesh, this was directed by K. Balachander and it marked the acting debut of Nassar.


Starring Rajinikanth and Lakshmi this was directed by S.P. Muthuraman. This was the 100th movie of the superstar and he won critical acclaim for his performance.

Sindhu Bhairavi

Starring Sivakumar, Suhasini & Sulakshana, this was directed by K. Balachander and the movie won three national awards.


Film Fare Awards
Punnagai Mannan

Starring Kamal Haasan, Rekha, Revathy & Srividya, this was directed by K. Balachander.


Starring Rajinikanth, Sarath Babu, V.K. Ramasamy, this was directed by S.P. Muthuraman and was a huge box office success.

Manathil Uruthi Vendum

Starring Suhashini, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and Ramesh Arvind, this was directed by K. Balachander and it launched the career of comedian Vivek.

Unnal Mudium Thambi

Starring Kamal Haasan, Seetha & Gemini Ganeshan this was directed by K. Balachander and it won critical appreciation from the audience.

Puthu Puthu Arthangal

Starring Rahman and Geetha, this was directed by K. Balachander.

Tamil Nadu State Film Award 2ND Best Film
Oru Veedu Iru Vasal

Starring Ganesh, Kumaresh, Vaishnavi this was directed by K. Balachander and it won the National Award for Best Film on social issues.

National Award Best Film for Social Issues
Vaaname Ellai

Starring Anand Babu, Bhanupriya, Ramya Krishnan & Madhoo, this was directed by K. Balachander.

Film Fare Award Best Film

Starring Rajinikanth, Kushboo, Sarath Babu this directed by Suresh Krishna and it became a runaway hit.


Starring Aravind Samy, Madhoo, Nassar and directed by Mani Ratnam this was the debut film of music composer A.R. Rahman, who won the National Award for Best Music.

National Award Best Music
Jaathi Malli

Starring Kusbhoo, Nassar, Vineeth this was directed by K. Balachander who won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film.

Tamil Nadu State Award for Best Film

Starring Rajinikanth, Meena & Sarath Babu this was directed by K.S. Ravikumar and it went on to become a blockbuster.

In 1998, the movie was dubbed in Japanese and it ran for 182 days grossing over $1.6 million in the box office. Till date, the movie remains as one of the biggest blockbuster hits in Japan.


Starring Aryan Rajesh, Shrutika was the directorial debut of Vasanthabalan. This was also the first Tamil Film for popular playback singer Shreya Ghoshal.


Starring Vikram and Trisha and directed by Hari, this was a huge box office hit.


Starring Vijay & Jyothika and directed by Ramana, this was a runaway success.


Starring Sarath Kumar, Nayanthara, Napoleon, Prakash Raj and Lakshmi this movie was directed by Hari.

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