Best Tamil Movies on Hotstar that will make your day
Disney+Hotstar is a savior when it comes to regional movies. Here’s a list of top Tamil movies you can stream right now on Hotstar. The films are ranked in no particular order.
The film stars Lady Superstar Nayanthara in a never seen before avatar. She plays a goddess, Mookuthi Amman who, with the help of a Tamil family exposes the godman Bhagavathi Baba. The film is a hilarious take on blind and baseless faiths. With its unique storytelling and theme, the film won the hearts of not just the Tamil audience but of everyone who watched the film.
Kanchivaram is a period drama directed by Priyadarshan and stars Prakash Raj and Shriya Reddy in the lead. The film is a take on the plight of the silk weavers of the town of Kanchipuram and how they rise up for their rights. The film went on to receive several awards and accolades.
3. Kaaka Muttai
Kaaka Muttai is the story of two young boys from the slums of Chennai who wish to taste a pizza. The film had received rave reviews upon its release for simple and soulful narrative and performances. The film even went on to bag the 2015 National Film Award for Best Children’s category. The movie is sure to serve as a cathartic experience. Kaaka Muttai is one of the best Tamil movies on Hotstar.
If you have never heard of this film, then you must be protected from all the spoilers. And that’s exactly when you should watch it. You are going to have nightmares! The film is a crime thriller but sets a horror mode throughout the run time. Your adrenaline rush is going to spike up like anything. Ratsasan is one of the best crime thrillers ever made in the history of Indian cinema.
5. Vikram Vedha
R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathy team up for this exciting action thriller for the first time. The plot is layered and has several factors that make it a must-watch. The curiosity that a two-hero film creates can’t be underestimated.
Pizza is one of the films that paved way for Vijay Sethupathy’s stardom. It is a horror movie but with an exciting and bewitching style of storytelling. Vijay Sethupathy plays Michael Karthikeyan, a pizza delivery boy who experiences paranormal activities on a sporadic delivery day. The mystery is encaptivating and the Karthik Subbaraj magic is so evident in Pizza.
Rajinikanth sways us with his charming appeal in this Pa. Ranjith action-drama movie. Rajinikanth plays Karikalan, the godfather of people living in the slums of Dharavi. He protects the people of Dharavi by fighting against the notorious don Hari Dada, played by Nana Patekar. Huma Qureshi also makes an appearance in Kaala by playing Karikalan’s former love.
8.Cheka Chivantha Vaanam
Apart from the fact that it is a Mani Ratnam movie, what makes Cheka Chivantha Vaanam even more appealing is the astounding cast. The cast of this film is a treat. There’s Aravind Saamy, Arun Vijay, and Simbu playing brothers and Vijay Sethupathy as Aravind Saamy’s cop friend. The film, just like the cast, is very happening.
Nanban is the Tamil remake of the blockbuster Bollywood film 3 Idiots. Vijay, Jiiva, and Srikanth play the lead in this film. Director Sankar’s films are always happening. They are rich in colors and visuals. The same is the case with Nanban too. Though the story remains the same, there’s an obvious variation in the making, catering primarily to the taste of the Tamil audience.
10. Raja Rani
I can watch this film forever and still not get bored! Atlee’s Raja Rani is a take on life after breakups and failed relationships. Nayanthara and Arya play the lead while Nazriya Nazim and Jai make a brief appearance. John (Arya) and Regina (Nayanthara) agree to marry each other out of peer pressure and find it difficult to survive the marriage. How they find love amidst all the jabs and tantrums is what the film is all about.
Teddy is a medical action thriller starring Arya and Sayyesha in the lead roles. The film is refreshing with its animation and unique storytelling. Sree’s (played by Sayyesha) soul gets transferred to a Teddy bear (I know right!) and she goes to Shiva (played by Arya) for help. Shiva is a person with sharp learning skills and helps Sree find out about her whereabouts. The film is directed by Shakthi Soundar Rajan.
12. OK Kanmani
There’s only one name when it comes to romantic dramas and that is Mani Ratnam. In OK Kanmani, Mani Ratnam veers away from his usual narrative of tragedy and communal conflict and presents a rom-com that appeals more to the younger audience. The film stars Dulquer Salman and Nithya Menen. The film was remade in Hindi as OK Jaanu starring Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor.
Cuckoo is a story about two visually impaired couples Tamizh (played by Dinesh Ravi) and Kodi (played by Malavika Nair). Life is never easy for such people and Tamizh and Kodi go through several challenges before finally reuniting forever. The film went on to receive rave reviews and is a must-watch.
14. Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Eppadi
Starring Amala Paul and Siddharth, Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Eppadi is a romantic comedy about two engineering students. They both come from different backgrounds and hence have a little trouble maintaining their relationship. How do they overcome the odds and stand true to their love is what the film is all about.
Myskkin is undoubtedly one of the greatest film directors Tamil cinema has ever seen. His filmmaking is raw and so real that it truly connects with us. In Pisaasu, Myskkin brings to us a gothic horror film that chills our spine. The film starring Prayaga Martin and Naga had received highly positive reviews and is a must-watch if you love horror movies.
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