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Pakshiraja Studio

CareerProduction (1)
First MoviePrasanna (1950)

Pakshiraja Studios was a motion picture movie studio in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, established by S. M. Sriramulu Naidu in 1945.The studio has released movies in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam and Sinhala under the banner Pakshiraja Films. The Studio had major releases in 1950s and early 1960s and is well known for some blockbusters of the times.
During the early 1930s Coimbatore became a hub for some of the South Indian language movies, especially Tamil & Telugu when S. M. Sriramulu Naidu and other industrialists started Central Studios. Then popular movie director became the creative head and started making his own movies under the banner Pakshiraja Films. By the early 1930s another Movie studio 'Premier Cinetone Studio' was under operation in Red Fields, Coimbatore. In 1945 S. M. Sriramulu Naidu left Central Studios and took over the Premier Cinetone Studio located in Puliyakulam Road, Red Fields, Coimbatore. He further constructed new floors and infrastructure and made it a full-fledged Movie Studio with in-house processing labs.

The most popular hits to come from that studio was M. G. R and Banumathi starrer Malaikkallan in 1955 and the Dilip Kumar, Meena Kumari hit Azaad (1955 film), which was the highest grosser in Bollywood for that year. Also this movie was the first for Dilip Kumar and Meena Kumari in lighter roles as against their tragic roles in most other movies.Malaikkallan was M. G. R's first major box office hit.

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Prepared by: Sreedevi Pillai