Must Watch Tamil Movies on Amazon Prime Video
When it comes to regional cinema Amazon Prime Video should be the first place to go. Here’s a list of some of the best Tamil movies on Amazon Prime that you cannot miss at any cost. The list is ranked in no particular order.
Cast: R Madhavan, Shraddha Srinath
Remaking a film can be challenging. Debutant director Dhilip Kumar has aced all those challenges. Maara, the Tamil remake of super hit Malayalam movie Charlie is as refreshing as the original. It is not a mere copy of Charlie. Rather it has been adapted perfectly for the Tamil audience. Shraddha Srinath plays Parvathy, who is having a hard time escaping the marriage set up back home. She comes to Kerala to escape all the drama. The place where she lives was earlier occupied by Maara. As she cleans up his stuff, she finds herself amazed by his belongings and is naturally drawn to the character he is. The remaining plot is how she sets out to find him and confess her love for him.
2.Soorarai Pottru (2020)
Genre: Biographical Drama
Cast: Suriya, Aparna Balamurali
After a dry spell last year, Suriya made a massive comeback with his partial biographical drama Soorarai Pottru. Based on the life of GR Gopinath, founder of Deccan Airlines, Soorarai Pottru is an inspiring tale of Nedumaran, a man from a humble background who wants to make air travel feasible for the lower strata of the society. However, his dream does not come at an easy cost. It takes him several years to bring his dream to reality. The film is thoroughly engaging as well as inspiring. All the actors deliver impeccable performances.
3.Puthum Pudhu Kaalai (2020)
Cast: Several Actors
It was interesting to see four renowned directors come together to make an anthology film based on the covid pandemic and nationwide lockdown. The four shorts explore new dimensions of love and hope in the pandemic.
Genre: Sports Action Drama
Cast: Vijay, Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff
If you are in for Vijay’s mass and action, Bigil would be an excellent choice. It’s the same old Vijay but in a different role. He plays dual roles, Michael and Rayappan. The former is a mobster and a retired footballer while the latter is a gangster and Michael’s father. Michael takes it upon his shoulder to coach a women’s football team but faces several changes in the process. Like Shahrukh Khan said, “It’s like Chak De India on steroids!”
Genre: Action Thriller
Cast: Rajinikanth, Nayanthara, Niveda Thomas
There is no Tamil movie recommendation that does not include a Rajinikanth film. Directed by AR Murugadoss, Darbar follows Aaditya Arunachalam (Rajinikanth) the Commissioner of Mumbai Police, who sets out to curb rampant drug trafficking and prostitution in the city. However, as he uncovers a deeper controversy linked to an international drug lord, he tries to fulfill his secret agenda. Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty also plays a prominent role in the film.
6.Theeran Adhigaram Ondru (2017)
Genre: Action Drama
Cast: Karthi, Rakul Preet
Back in the time when there was no technology, how do you think police solved crimes? It’s hard to imagine, isn’t it? Based on true events from Operation Bawaria, the film is about a Tamil Nadu police officer who takes almost ten years to solve a highly controversial and complicated case. When it comes to action thrillers, you can always trust Tamil cinema.
7.Velai Illa Pattathari 2 (2017)
Genre: Action Comedy
Cast: Dhanush, Kajol
Directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth, Vellaiyila Pattathari is the sequel to the much-acclaimed Tamil movie VIP. Dhanush reprises his role as Raghuvaran. Bollywood actress Kajol returns to Tamil with a significant role in VIP 2. She plays Vasundhara, a competitive business giant who wants to take Raghuvaran down. VIP 2 is an interesting, funny film that is sure to keep you entertained.
8.Imaika Nodigal (2018)
Genre: Psychological thriller
Cast: Nayanthara, Anurag Kashyap, Atharva
Lady superstar Nayanthara never disappoints. She plays CBI officer Anjali Vikramadityan who has an excellent career graph. With the coming back of serial killer ‘Rudra’ many secrets unfold. Anurag Kashyap proves his acting capabilities through Imaika Nodigal.
9. Theri (2016)
Genre: Action Thriller
Cast: Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Amy Jackson
Vijay and Atlee yet again offer a cinematic celebration. Vijay plays a baker, Joseph, from Kerala who holds a secret identity of a former Deputy Commissioner of police. What are the circumstances that led Joseph to give up his high-profile identity? Watch the film and find out for yourself.
10. Aruvi (2016)
Genre: Socio-Political Drama
Cast: Aditi Balachandran
Aruvi is an exceptional film. What is the first thought that comes to your mind when you think of an HIV AIDS patient? Disgust, sympathy? Our attitude towards HIV AIDS patients has always been callous. With Aruvi we are driven to rethink our perspective about the disease. Well-acted by Aditi Balachandran, Aruvi is a must-watch movie for all.
11. OK Kanmani (2015)
Genre: Romance Drama
Cast: Dulquer Salman, Nithya Menen
Mani Ratnam is one of the greatest directors India has ever known. His frames are magical and his storytelling is bewitching. But with time the stories need to change their format. And that is exactly what Mani Ratnam does with OK Kanmani. The film is about two youngsters who wrath marriage and hence opt for a live-in for a while, till they decide to go in different directions for their careers. The film stars Dulquer Salman and Nithya Menen who put out magical chemistry.
12. Asuran (2018)
Genre: Action Drama
Cast: Dhanush, Manju Warrier
In Asuran, we see Dhanush in a totally different look. His versatility as an actor is yet again explored. Malayalam actress Manju Warrier plays his wife. The film is wild, intense, and thrilling till the end.
13. Thaana Serndha Kootam (2018)
Genre: Comedy thriller
Cast: Suriya, Remya Krishnan
Thaana Serndha Kootam, starring Suriya in the Tamil adaptation of the 2013 Bollywood film Special 26. The film however does not excite me much when compared with the original. If you haven’t watched the original, then Thaana Serndha Kootam will definitely entertain you.
14. Pariyerum Perumal (2018)
Genre: Social Drama
Cast: Kathir, Anandhi
We live in a time where we believe that the caste system has become an age-old story. But we are so wrong. The caste system is still a reality. Pariyerum Perumal will tell you why. The film is intense and becomes unbearable to watch after a certain point. But they are just showing us the reality we never knew existed. Pariyerum Perumal is one of the best social dramas ever made in Indian cinema.
15. Enne Noki Paayum Thota (2019)
Genre: Romantic Action Thriller
Cast: Dhanush, Megha Akash
Enne Noki Paayum Thota is a romantic action film directed by Gautam Vasudev Menon, the master of romantic dramas. The film was originally planned to be released a couple of years back but due to certain technical difficulties, the film took a little longer to hit the screens.
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