1954 - Antha Naal - A murder mystery with a narrative structure that mirrors Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon. It is considered the first Tamil film without songs, and it stars Sivaji Ganesan.
1959 - Baagappirivinai played for 217 days
1944 - Haridas played for 768 days
1931 - Kalidas was the first full-length motion picture