The Tamil Film Industry has been around for a long time, it is one of the oldest film industries in India, and in the recent years has established a global presence, The Industry is home to some of the biggest stars the country has ever seen and has a wide collection of movies at its disposal, that are definitely worth your time, and with Amazon Prime pushing hard for streaming Tamil films on their network, we have decided to make a list of the Best Tamil Movies that you can watch On Amazon Prime right now.
Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru
Based on a true story, Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru is an action thriller film written and directed by H. Vinoth, the film stars Karthi and Rakul Preet Singh in the lead roles, as the story follows events from the Operation Bawaria case, an honest police officer, who faces a lot of trouble when he tries to investigate a series of crimes which happen in the same pattern by a powerful gangster.
The biggest strength of the movie is its well-written script and screenplay, the story is exceptionally good and keeps you engaged till the end, the characters are all very well established and realistic, the director has done his homework and shows us the various crime investigation techniques used by the police, and the action sequences are a treat to watch, making Theeran one of the best cop movies in the industry.
Pariyerum Perumal is a drama film directed by Mari Selvaraj in his directorial debut, the film features Kathir and Anandhi in the lead roles, as the story revolves around two students Pariyan and Jyothi of different castes falling in love with each other, when Jyothi’s family finds out about their relationship, they start harassing Pariyan.
The film was released on 28 September 2018, to positive reviews from audiences and critics alike, with many appreciating the narrative and the message it delivers on heavy subjects such as castism, the film went on to win several awards including the Best Film at the 66th Filmfare Awards South.
Written and directed by the legendary Mani Ratnam, Thalapathi is a crime drama featuring Rajinikanth and Mammootty in the lead roles, the film tells the story of an orphan named Surya, who befriends a good crime boss named Devaraj and works for him, however, complications arise, when a new honest district collector arrives.
Releasing on 5 November 1991, the film has gone on to become a cult classic, with many regarding the film as one of the best films of the Tamil film industry, the film was a box office blockbuster and went to win several accolades including two Filmfare Awards South.
Anbe Sivam which translates to Love is God is a comedy-drama film directed by Sundar C, the film stars Kamal Hassan, along with Madhavan and Kiran Rathod in the lead roles. The film tells the story of two men on an unexpected journey from Bhubaneswar to Chennai and the difficulties they face due to their contrasting personalities.
The film was released on 15 January 2003 to positive reviews but failed to perform well at the box office, however over the years, the film has gained a good reputation, and is now regarded as one of the classics of the Tamil Film Industry.
Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru which means 16 extremes is a neo-noir crime thriller film written and directed by Karthick Naren. The film revolves around a retired police officer and a young aspiring man interested in joining IPS, As Deepak narrates a story of a previously unsolved case which ended his career, the young man’s role in solving the case becomes apparent.
The film has all the ingredients required to make a great thriller film, the plot is interesting and keeps you engaged throughout its runtime, all the actors do a fantastic job of making the characters believable, and the film has one of the best climaxes in recent times, if you’re looking for a dark thriller, then Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru should be on the top of your list.
Partly based on the real-life Kilvenmani massacre that occurred in 1968, Asuran is an action drama film written and directed by Vetrimaaran, the film stars Dhanush and Manju Warrier in lead roles, as the film tells the story of a farmer named Sivasaami, who goes on the run with his family in an attempt to save his son after he murders a wealthy man.
The film was released on 4 October 2019 to critical acclaim, critics praised the strong performances delivered by the actors, the interesting plot and the emotional connect with the audience. The film went on to win over 20 awards, including Zee Cine Awards and Asianet Film Awards.
Peranbu is a Malayalam-Tamil language film written and directed by Ram, the film features Mammootty, Sadhana, Anjali, and Anjali Ameer in the lead roles, as it tells the story of a single father, who tries to raise his daughter, suffering from cerebral palsy.
The film was premiered at the 47th International Film Festival Rotterdam to wide praise, the film was later screened at several film festivals garnering positive reviews from critics all around the world, Peranbu went on to win several accolades, and was nominated for 66th National Film Awards for best actor.
Written and directed by Raju Murugan, Joker is a political satire film featuring Guru Somasundaram along with Ramya Pandiyan and Gayathri Krishnaa in the lead roles, the film tells the story of a villager Mannar who declares himself the president of India, and starts protesting against the irrationality of the government. The film was released on 12 August 2016, to favourable reviews, but the film failed to do good business at the box office, despite its failure during its release, the film has gone to become a sleeper hit.
Another film directed by the legendary Mani Ratnam, NAyakan is a Gangster film starring Kamal Haasan and Saranya in the lead roles, loosely based on the life of the Bombay underworld don Varadarajan Mudaliar, the film tells the story of a young boy Sakthivel and how he becomes the most feared gangster of Mumbai. Nayakan is often considered as one of the greatest films ever made, the film solidified Mani Ratnam as one of the best directors and storytellers in the film industry, the film went on win several awards including two National awards for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction.
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