Kannika is a 1947 Tamil-language film starring M. S. Sarojini, T. E. Varadan and M. R. Santhanalakshmi in lead roles. It was directed and produced by South Indian movie pioneer S. M. Sriramulu Naidu.
King Paligna is a demon king whose life is imprisoned inside a dove. He constantly sacrifices young women, with a belief that by doing this, his soul will be made immortal. Shiva creates a man, Kumaran, to kill the king and end the sacrifices. After many twists and turns, Kumaran destroys Paligna by killing the dove and marries the king's daughter, Malini.