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Must Watch Tamil Movies on Amazon Prime Video

When it comes to regional cinema Amazon Prime Video should be the only go to place. Here’s a list of some of the best Tamil movies on Amazon Prime that you can not miss at any cost. The list is ranked in no particular order.

1.Maara

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Genre: Drama

Cast : R Madhavan, Sraddha Srinath

Remaking a film can be challenging. Debutant director Dhilip Kumar has aced all those challenges. Maara, 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 in 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

Genre: Biographical Drama

Cast : Suriya, Aparna Balamurali

After a dry spell last year, Surya made a massive come back 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 Puthu Kaalai

Genre: Drama

 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.

4.Bigil

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 former 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!”

5.Darbar

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 Arunasalam (Rajinikanth) the commissioner of Mumbai Police, who sets out to curb rampant drug-trafficking and prostitution in the city. However, when he uncovers a deeper controversy linked to an international drug lord, he tries to fulfill his secret agenda. Bollywood actor Suneil Shetty also plays a prominent role in the film.

6.Theeran Adhigaram Ondru

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. Based on true events from Operation Bawaria, the film is about the 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

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Genre: Action Comedy

Cast : Dhanush, Kajol

Directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth, Vellaiyila Pattathari is the sequel to the much-acclaimed movie VIP. Dhanush reprises his role 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 Rahuvaran down. VIP 2 is an interesting, funny film that is sure to keep you entertained.

8.Imaika Nodigal

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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

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 put yourself.

10. Aruvi

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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.

11. OK Kanamani

Genre : Romance Drama

Cast : Dulquer Salman, Nithya Menen

Maniratnam 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 Maniratnam does with OK Kanmani. The film is about two youngsters who wrath marriage and hence opt-in 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

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 end.

13. Thaana Serndha Kootam (2018)

Genre : Comedy thriller

Cast : Suriya, Remya Krishnan

Thaana Serndha Kootam, starring Suriya is the Tamil adaptation of the 2013 Bollywood film Special 26. The film however does not excite much when compared with the original. If you haven’t watched the original, then Thaana Serndha Kootam will definitely entertain you.

14. Pariyerum Perumal BA .BL (2018)

Genre : Social Drama

Cast : Kathir, Anandhi

We live in the time where we believe that caste system has become an age old story. But we are so wrong. Caste system is still a reality. Pariyerum Perumal BA.BL will tell you why. The film is intense and becomes unbearable to watch at certain point. But they are just showing us the reality we never thought existed. Pariyerum Perumal BA.BL 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 release a couple of years back before but due to certain technical difficulties, the film took a little longer to hit the screens.

Related : 20 Best Malayalam Movies to watch on Amazon Prime

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