Must watch Kamal Hassan Films

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1.
Hey Ram (2000)
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Saketh Ram's wife is raped and killed during direct action day riots in Calcutta. He is convinced that Mahatma Gandhi is responsible for all the problems happening in the country and sets out to kill him. (186 mins.)
Director: Kamal Haasan
“ A class act - Masterpiece - Only for the Intellectuals! ” - imemadhu
 
2.
Guna (1991)
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A neurodivergent individual escapes the family he despises and the asylum he is kept in by creating fantasies. (167 mins.)
“ No1 in the world could've performed this role! ” - imemadhu
 
3.
Nayakan (1987)
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A common man's struggles against a corrupt police force put him on the wrong side of the law. He becomes a don, who is loved and respected by many, but his growing power and influence exact a heavy toll. (145 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
“ 1st Master-piece of Indian cinema - Brilliant plot and performances ” - imemadhu
 
4.
Virumandi (2004)
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A temperamental farmer gets embroiled in a bloody clan feud in a southern Tamil Nadu village. (175 mins.)
Director: Kamal Haasan
“ Master-class direction - Power-packed performances ” - imemadhu
 
5.
Anbe Sivam (2003)
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Two men, one young and arrogant, the other damaged - physically but not spiritually - by life, are thrown together by circumstances, and find that they are in some ways bound together by fate. (160 mins.)
Director: Sundar C.
“ Ohhh....Just watch it! ” - imemadhu
 
6.
Kuruthipunal (1995)
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Two brave police officers infiltrate a terror group in order to bring it down. (143 mins.)
Director: P.C. Sreeram
“ Top class Action flick ” - imemadhu
 
7.
Aalavandhan (2001)
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Nandu and Vijay are brothers, who were abused by their stepmother during their younger days. Nandhu, who is mentally ill, decides to kill Vijay's fiancee as he visualizes her as his stepmother. (178 mins.)
Director: Suresh Krishna
“ Flamboyant performance - obvious flaws but brilliant attempt ” - imemadhu
 
8.
Chachi 420 (1997)
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Desperation to be with his only child forces a divorced man to take the guise of the child's nanny. Situations get really messy when the child's grandfather (the man's ex-father-in-law) falls in love with his disguised ex-son-in-law. (155 mins.)
Director: Kamal Haasan
“ Better than Mrs. Doubtfire! ” - imemadhu
 
9.
Thevar Magan (1992)
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The urbane son of a village chieftain struggles between his personal aspirations and those of his family. (145 mins.)
Director: Bharathan
“ Village master-piece ” - imemadhu
 
10.
Chanakyan (1989)
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A man seeks the help of a mimicry artist to take revenge on a politician who has wronged him.
Director: Rajeev Kumar
“ A technically ahead movie - Mallayalam magic! ” - imemadhu
 
11.
Pushpak (1987)
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A silent movie about an unemployed young man. (125 mins.)
 
12.
Sadma (1983)
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A head injury causes a woman to regresses to childhood. Lost and confused, she is eventually befriended by a school teacher. (141 mins.)
Director: Balu Mahendra
“ Brilliant performance - Sri Devi and Kamal ” - imemadhu
 
13.
Zara Si Zindagi (1983)
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Remake of Balachander's Tamil hit Varumayin Niram Sivappu, Kamal Haasan reprises his role as Raja, a graduate looking for work in capital...
Director: K. Balachander
 
14.
The Pearl (1985)
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The story is of mentally slow man, whose life is recapped to his grand-daughter. How he meets his wife (who was a widow), earns his living and fights the injustice he and his wife face. (160 mins.)
Director: K. Vishwanath
“ Talk about a haunting story - Best Actor - Asian Film Festival ” - imemadhu
 
15.
Sagara Sangamam (1983)
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A classical dancer, Balakrishna, (Kamal Haasan) faces many struggles, but is eventually redeemed. (160 mins.)
Director: K. Vishwanath
“ Magic - Best Actor - Asian Film Festival ” - imemadhu
 
16.
Mahanadi (1993)
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A man tries to get his family back in shape after a stint in jail. (162 mins.)
“ Heart-stirring Story ” - imemadhu
 
17.
Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981)
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Hindi-speaking collegian Sapna lives a wealthy lifestyle in Dona Paula, near Panaji, Goa, India, along with her Professor dad... (167 mins.)
Director: K. Balachander
“ Classic Wine ” - imemadhu
 
18.
Hindustani (1996)
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Senapathy, a veteran freedom fighter, is angry. He is angry about the rampant corruption at every level of the bureaucracy. He will clean it up at any cost. (185 mins.)
Director: S. Shankar
“ Brilliant Performances! ” - imemadhu
 
19.
Mumbai Xpress (2005)
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After having spent his entire life in Bombay's Dharavi slums, Digamber feels it is time that he takes steps to improve his lifestyle... (152 mins.)
“ A Brilliant comedy ” - imemadhu
 
20.
Thenali (2000)
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A neurotic Sri Lankan patient crashes his psychotherapist's family vacation in Kodaikanal. (164 mins.)
Director: K.S. Ravikumar
“ Smart movie - Brush your tamil ” - imemadhu
 
21.
Unnal Mudiyum Thambi (1988)
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Udhayamoorthi (Kamal Haasan), son of an orthodox Carnatic Musician, Marthandam Pillai, voices for social causes against his father's will and in a way gains the trust of local people and brings self-awareness in neighboring villages.
Director: K. Balachander
 
22.
Saagar (1985)
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Raja, a fisherman is secretly in love with Mona. When wealthy Ravi comes to live with his grandmother... (186 mins.)
Director: Ramesh Sippy
 
23.
Sigappu Rojakkal (1978)
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Kamal Haasan, the central character, is a man terribly soured by his unvaryingly devastating encounters with the opposite sex... (129 mins.)
Director: Bharathi Rajaa
 
24.
Nammavar (1994)
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A new professor cleans up a crime-ridden college (178 mins.)
 
25.
Michael Madana Kamarajan (1990)
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A comedy of errors with identical quadruplets, separated at birth, coming together as adults. (162 mins.)
 
26.
Sathi Leelavathi (1995)
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Arun (Ramesh Arvind), bored of his wife's (Leelavathi) looks and weighty appearance, meets Priya and develops an affair with her. But his wife has other plans. (151 mins.)
Director: Balu Mahendra
 
27.
Apoorva Sagodharargal (1989)
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Two brothers separated at birth meet as adults and settle old scores. (157 mins.)