My favorite தமிழ்-Tamil Movies (Realistic movies)

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1.
A Peck on the Cheek (2002)
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A little girl is told by her parents that she is adopted. Determined to find her birth mother, she begs to be taken to Sri Lanka, where her mother works with a militant group of activists. (123 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
2.
Kattradhu Thamizh (2007)
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A young post-graduate faces difficulties with finding employment, and struggles against social inequalities. (147 mins.)
Director: Ram
 
3.
The Terrorist (1998)
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A young female terrorist goes on a suicide assassination mission, but her resolve to complete it is put to the test. (95 mins.)
Director: Santosh Sivan
 
4.
Veedu (1988)
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A dramatic-story depicting the difficulties of a lower middle class family trying to build a new house. (110 mins.)
Director: Balu Mahendra
 
5.
Sandhya Raagam (1989)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Balu Mahendra
 
6.
Thanga Meengal (2013)
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A poor man wants his daughter to be happy, no matter what comes through. (140 mins.)
Director: Ram
 
7.
Malli (1998)
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A tribal girl searches for a magical blue stone that will cure her best friend's muteness. (90 mins.)
Director: Santosh Sivan
Stars: Shweta, Sweta
 
8.
Uthiri Pookkal (1979)
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A hedonist/sadist makes life hell for everyone around him. (143 mins.)
Director: J. Mahendran
 
9.
Mullum Malarum (1978)
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A boorish villager butts heads with a newly appointed engineer from the city. (143 mins.)
Director: J. Mahendran
 
10.
Johnny (1980)
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A parsimonious Barbar must flee from the Police after meeting with a look-alike gangster.
 
11.
Iruvar (1997)
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The real-life rivalry between M.G. Ramachandran and Karunanidhi is given the Mani Ratnam treatment. (140 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
12.
Mouna Ragam (1986)
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Divya, a woman grieving over the death of her lover, is convinced into an arranged marriage with Chandra Kumar. Over a year the couple attempt to adjust to each other's presence and live with each other. (146 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
13.
Alai Payuthey (2000)
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After a difficult romance in a class-divided society, the love birds find out marriage is not what they thought it would be. (156 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
14.
Raavanan (2010)
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A bandit leader kidnaps the wife of the policeman who killed his sister, but later falls in love with her. (128 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
15.
Naan Kadavul (2009)
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Rudran (Arya) in Kasi. Fourteen years later, repenting his act he goes with his daughter in search of him... (165 mins.)
Director: Bala
 
16.
Vagabond (2013)
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Before independence during the 1940's depicts the lives of poor carefree villagers who are lured to work in Tea plantation farms and how they are forced to live rest of their lives as slaves with no traces of hope and freedom. (126 mins.)
Director: Bala
 
17.
Sethu (1999)
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A violent youngster and a shy Brahmin girl fall in love but tragedy intervenes when the youngster is brain-damaged following a fight. (130 mins.)
Director: Bala
 
18.
Pithamagan (2003)
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A boy raised in a cemetery grows up with no social skills, and leads a turbulent life readjusting once he moves out of the cemetery. (139 mins.)
Director: Bala
 
19.
Mogha Mull (1994)
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(137 mins.)
 
20.
Veyyil (2006)
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Story of two brothers told from the perspective of older brother who recalls his childhood memories... (136 mins.)
Director: Vasanthabalan
 
21.
Market Street (2010)
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The story on the lives of a salesgirl and sales boy of a popular Saree store in Chennai. (151 mins.)
Director: Vasanthabalan
 
22.
Aravaan (2012)
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A murder causes severe enmity between two villages and spells the doom for an innocent young man. (143 mins.)
Director: Vasanthabalan
 
23.
Vazhakku Enn 18/9 (2012)
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A girl gets in trouble when her boyfriend films her private moments on his mobile phone without her knowledge. (124 mins.)
 
24.
Vaagai Sooda Vaa (2011)
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Vimal was sent by his father to do social service in a village. But later, he gets a good job. (123 mins.)
Director: A. Sarkunam
 
25.
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.
 
26.
Aadukalam (2011)
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In a village in South India, rearing roosters, maintaining them and using them for fights are a way of life and a matter of honor and lifeline to many people. (160 mins.)
Director: Vetri Maaran
 
27.
Poraali (2011)
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The story begins on a rainy night, when Ilangkumaran (Sasikumar) and Nallavan (Allari Naresh) escapes... (145 mins.)
Director: Samuthirakani
 
28.
Mozhi (2007)
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A musician's love towards a stubborn deaf woman makes her eventually realize that there is more to her life than she previously thought. (152 mins.)
Director: Radha Mohan
 
29.
Abhiyum Naanum (2008)
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The father of a grown daughter meets the father of a toddler at a playground and recounts the story of his own relationship with his daughter through the years, including his difficulties with accepting her marriage. (147 mins.)
Director: Radha Mohan
 
30.
Payanam (2011)
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The movie deals with the stance of the government officials on such a serious issue and how a belated decision will make a situation worse, in an already edgy circumstance.
Director: Radha Mohan
 
31.
Paruthiveeran (2007)
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A village tough finally succumbs to the unconditional love of his angelic cousin, but his romance faces insurmountable challenges, including family opposition and his own delinquent personality. (162 mins.)
Director: Ameer Sultan
 
32.
Autograph (2004)
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Follow Senthil's life through vignettes of his past presented by the people he visits while distributing his marriage invitations. His love life is the aspect in prime focus -- while we are presented with nuggets of other development also.
Director: Cheran
 
33.
Chithiram Pesuthadi (2006)
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A henchman changes character for the love of his life but is later involved in a controversy that changes everything. Will he win her back or will he have to live with it entails the rest of the story!
Director: Myshkin
 
34.
Anjathe (2008)
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Sathya and Kiruba are friends. Sathya is reckless and gets into drinking and violent fights whereas Kiruba studies hard to become a Sub-Inspector. Tables are turned when Sathya becomes a Sub-Inspector. (185 mins.)
Director: Myshkin
 
35.
Thalapathi (1991)
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Surya (Rajnikanth) is an orphan raised in a slum. He finds a friend in the local Godfather (Mamooty)... (157 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
36.
Subramaniapuram (2008)
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A simple film that centers on the lives of 5 educated youngsters in Madurai during 1980 in Madurai, their joys and sorrows. Subramaniapuram not just marks the beginning is a birth of new streamline of extraordinary film. (145 mins.)
Director: M. Sasikumar
 
37.
Poo (2008)
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A girl makes the ultimate sacrifice for the one she loves. She still cannot secure his happiness. (109 mins.)
Director: Sasi
 
38.
Naadodigal (2009)
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Three friends decide to do whatever it takes to unite one of their old friends with the girl he is in love with which gradually takes a turn for the worst, but strengthening their bond with each other nonetheless.
Director: Samudira Kani
 
39.
Mynaa (2010)
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Village boy make an affair with girl and they continue it even if they grownup. Accidentally boy happened to caught in jail... (144 mins.)
Director: Prabu Solomon
 
40.
Dhoni (2012)
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A 14 year old boy aspires to become an attacking wicketkeeper-batsman, where his father wants his son to become a MBA graduate. (135 mins.)
Director: Prakash Raj
 
41.
Pasanga (2009)
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Anbukkarusu, a bright student, takes admission in a new school. Jeevanandam, who is popular in his class, feels jealous when Anbukkarusu begins to get all the attention. (178 mins.)
Director: Pandiraj
 
42.
Mouna Guru (2011)
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A young man's life undergoes a world of change when he has to face a few corrupt police officials. (153 mins.)
Director: Kumar Santha
 
43.
Then maerku paruva kaatru (2010)
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South west monsoon is a story of a single parent, a mother bringing up her only child through poverty and misery. Her strong will to succeed against all odds is a lesson of strength to people all over the world. (125 mins.)
Director: Seenu Ramasamy
 
44.
Aaranya Kaandam (2010)
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A mob boss must deal with a disgruntled mistress and a vanishing bag of cocaine. (153 mins.)
 
45.
Anytime, Anywhere (2011)
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Two love stories - one set against the backdrop of Chennai and the other in Trichy - that join together in the climax, in a most unexpected turn of events. (150 mins.)
Director: M. Saravanan
 
46.
Thavamai Thavamiruntu (2005)
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The film sensitively portrays the struggles of a father whose main priority in life is the well being of his children, and who is determined to see his children grow up to become decent, successful persons. (180 mins.)
Director: Cheran
 
47.
Maithaanam (2011)
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(125 mins.)
Director: Shakthivel M.S.
 
48.
Bharathi (2000)
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Based on a true story of a Tamil poet who struggled hard in his life for freedom of india
 
49.
Kamaraj (2004)
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The film is a biographical sketch of the former Chief Minister of the then Madras State and the All-India... (121 mins.)
Director: A. Balakrishnan
 
50.
Saattai (2012)
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A teacher fights to change the pitiable environment of a school. (150 mins.)
Director: Anbazhagan
 
51.
Madhubaanakadai (2012)
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A day at a bar, on the day before Gandhi's birthday. (112 mins.)
Director: Kamalakannan
 
52.
Onbadhu Roobai Nottu (2007)
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(155 mins.)
Director: Thangar Batchan
 
53.
Azhagarsamy's Horse (2011)
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The villagers believe the Rain Gods will favor them after the annual Thiruvizha, during which the deity is taken around the village on a wooden horse... (122 mins.)
Director: Susindran
 
54.
Kanchivaram (2008)
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An aging man named Vengadam (Prakash Raj) is being released from jail in 1948. He is only being escorted... (117 mins.)
Director: Priyadarshan
 
55.
Aarohanam (2012)
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Every cloud has a silver lining and Aarohanam showcases the brighter side of a mental disorder, along... (90 mins.)
 
56.
Kumki (2012)
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The love between a mahout and an elephant. (148 mins.)
Director: Prabu Solomon
 
57.
Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom (2012)
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A young man forgets a few years of his life, even as he is about to get married. (155 mins.)
 
58.
Vidiyum Munn (2013)
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It's about Four Formidable Men, who, for Three Different Reasons are chasing after Two Women in One Day... (129 mins.)
Director: Balaji K. Kumar
 
59.
Interrogation (2015)
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Four immigrants (Pandi, Murugan, Afsal and Kumar) are detained by the local state police, tortured and... (117 mins.)
Director: Vetrimaaran