Tamil Cinema also known as Kollywood is one of the Indian film industry. Kollywood movies are produced in Tamil language. It is one of the largest film production centre in India. Most probably Tamil films are also produced in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore and Canada.
Keechaka Vadham first tamil silent movie in 1916. It was directed by R. Nataraja Mudaliar. The film was based on a short story from an Indian epic known as Mahabharata. Jeevarathnam, R. Nataraja Mudaliar and Raja Mudaliar has played lead role in the movie.
Kalidas is the first sound film in Tamil film which released on 1931. It was produced by Ardeshir Irani, and directed by H. M. Reddy. This movie was also dubbed into Telugu and Hindi.