ELITE TAMIL MOVIES

ONLY THE BEST TAMIL MOVIES THAT I HAVE SEEN
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1.
Aarilirindhu Aruvathu Varai (1979)
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Aarilirunthu Aruvathu varai, Revolves around Santhanam(Rajnikanth) who solely runs his poor family of 2 brothers and a sister...
Director: S.P. Muthuraman
 
2.
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
 
3.
Ayitha Ezhuthu (2004)
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Three men and their accidental meeting on Napier Bridge will change their lives forever. (160 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
4.
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
 
5.
Amaidhi Padai (1994)
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A Pauper was made the Member of Legislative Assembly by a politician and grows to become the strongest and most corrupt politician. (172 mins.)
Director: Manivannan
 
6.
Ambuli (2012)
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Two students plan to investigate a strange phenomenon that they came across in a field during their summer holidays. (139 mins.)
 
7.
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.
 
8.
Anjali (1990)
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Chitra, her husband, Shekar, and two children, Arjun and Anu live in a rural area in India. When Chitra is expecting her third child... (150 mins.)
Director: Mani Rathnam
 
9.
Anjathe (2008)
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Two friends become enemies when one, who wants to be a policeman, can't make it but the other gets that job by political influence. (185 mins.)
Director: Myshkin
 
10.
Anniyan (2005)
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A disillusioned everyman, frustrated with the corruption he sees all around him, develops multiple personalities in order to restore justice. (157 mins.)
Director: S. Shankar
 
11.
Apoorva Sagodharargal (1989)
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Two brothers separated at birth meet as adults and settle old scores. (157 mins.)
 
12.
Ayan (2009)
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A young man's smuggling lifestyle takes a serious turn, when a fierce rival tries to eliminate him from the business. (162 mins.)
Director: Anand K.V.
 
13.
Baasha (1995)
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An auto driver, Manikam, desperately tries to hide his dark underworld side to keep his promise to his father. (145 mins.)
Director: Suresh Krishna
 
14.
Bombay (1995)
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A Hindu man and a Muslim woman fall in love in a small village and move to Mumbai, where they have two children. However, growing religious tensions and erupting riots threaten to tear the family apart. (141 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
15.
Chennai 600028 (2007)
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Friendship, love, and rivalry spice up the game of street cricket in the suburb of Chennai whose zip code give this movie its name. (141 mins.)
Director: Venkat Prabhu
 
16.
Chinna Gounder (1991)
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(150 mins.)
 
17.
Chinna Thambi (1991)
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A rich girl is guarded by her possessive brothers due to an astrologer's prediction, that she will marry a man from a lower caste, against their wishes. Can they stop the wheels of fate? (144 mins.)
Director: P. Vasu
 
18.
Dasavatharam (2008)
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An American bio-technologist must race against time and heavy odds to retrieve a deadly chemical in a vial. (189 mins.)
Director: K.S. Ravi Kumar
 
19.
Deiva Thirumagal (2011)
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A man with disabilities fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his opponent lawyer the value of love and family. (162 mins.)
Director: Vijay
 
20.
Dhill (2001)
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A normal man who is trying to become a policeman whose life is ruined by another bad policeman cross his life (158 mins.)
Director: Dharani
 
21.
Gemini (2002)
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A hoodlum faces challenges from a rival gangster and local police after falling in love and deciding to go straight. (147 mins.)
Director: Saran
 
22.
Gentleman (1993)
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Due to a past tragedy , a small business owner by day becomes modern day Robin Hood by night takes from the rich to provide education for the poor. (155 mins.)
Director: S. Shankar
 
23.
Ghajini (2005)
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A man, suffering from short-term memory loss, uses notes, tattoos and photo's to hunt down his girlfriend's killer (175 mins.)
Director: A.R. Murugadoss
 
24.
Ghilli (2004)
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A village girl escaping a bloody family feud is sheltered by a city collegian (160 mins.)
Director: Dharani
 
25.
House Full (1999)
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Director: Parthiban
 
26.
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
 
27.
Indira (Priyanka) (1996)
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Indira is 1996 Tamil movie by suhasini maniratnam about a daughter of a landlord who fight against castism in her village."A Girl can make revolution " even though there is so many men around her. (143 mins.)
Director: Suhasini
 
28.
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
 
29.
Kadhal Konden (2003)
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Exploring into the mind of a youth who is mentally and physically abused in his childhood, the film shows how he slowly turns into a psychopath who kills anyone who comes in the way of the girl for whom he has an obsessive love! (150 mins.)
 
30.
Kadhal Kottai (1996)
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Kamali (Devayani) lives with her sister and brother-in-law in Ooty and is searching for a job. While in Madras...
Director: Ahathian
 
31.
Kadhala Kadhala (1998)
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Two friends, both with the name of Lingam, create a comedy of errors and consequent chaos with their girlfriends and their families.
 
32.
Kadhalan (1994)
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Student in a South Indian college Prabhu is elected as the student leader of the college. When the principal... (168 mins.)
Director: S. Shankar
 
33.
Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi (2012)
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A boy and girl fall in and out of love, several times over. (127 mins.)
Director: Balaji Mohan
 
34.
Kaadhalukku Mariyaadai (1997)
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Jeevanandhan "Jeeva" (Vijay) is a very rich young man. Although his parents (Sivakumar and Srividhya) want him to settle down... (165 mins.)
Director: Fazil
 
35.
Kadhalil Vizhunthen (2008)
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Director: P.V. Prasad
 
36.
Kaakha..Kaakha: The Police (2003)
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After a police team kills his brother, a drug-dealing gangster vows to kill the entire team and their respective families. (153 mins.)
Director: Gautham
 
37.
Kanda Naal Mudhal (2005)
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Ramya and Krishna end up catching each others throat whenever they happen to meet. Aravind (Krishna's Friend) parents arrange his marriage with Ramya...
Director: Priya
 
38.
Karagattakaran (1989)
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Two folk dancers fall in love in rural Tamil Nadu.
Director: Gangai Amaran
 
39.
Ko (2011)
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A Press Photographer helps a team of youths to win the election by mocking corrupt politicians in his newspaper, but later the plot moves quite differently. (128 mins.)
Director: Anand K.V.
 
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41.
Kushi (2000)
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The story of how two people fall in love but their ego prevents them from confessing this to each other (178 mins.)
Director: Surya S.J.
 
42.
Maman Magal (1995)
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43.
Madrasapattinam (2010)
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A film set in 1940s India, during the country's struggle for independence. The young daughter of an English governor falls in love with a local Indian boy. (162 mins.)
Director: Vijay
 
44.
Mahanadi (1993)
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A man tries to get his family back in shape after a stint in jail. (162 mins.)
 
45.
Kizhakku Seemayile (1993)
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(147 mins.)
Director: Bharathi Rajaa
 
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47.
Manmadhan (2004)
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A shy girl fears and secretly desires a man who may be a serial killer (165 mins.)
 
48.
May Madham (1994)
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A young girl, bored of her life being scheduled by her dad embarks on an adventurous trip to Madras to only find her life upside down.
Director: Balu
 
49.
Michael Madana Kamarajan (1990)
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A comedy of errors with identical quadruplets, separated at birth, coming together as adults. (162 mins.)
 
50.
Minsaara Kanavu (1997)
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This is the story of Priya (Kajol) and her life. She is friendly, outspoken, sensitive, yet precocious and apt to get into trouble... (153 mins.)
Director: Rajiv Menon
 
51.
Moondru Mugham (1983)
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A sincere police officer is killed brutally by a liquor dealer. Years later, his twin son's sets out to avenge their father's death.
Director: A. Jagannathan
 
52.
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
 
53.
Mounam Pesiyadhe (2002)
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Misogynist falls in love with comely co-ed.
Director: Ameer Sultan
 
54.
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
 
55.
Mr. Bharath (1986)
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Director: S.P. Muthuraman
 
56.
Mudhalvan (1999)
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A man accepts a challenge to act as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for one day only, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue. (169 mins.)
Director: S. Shankar
 
57.
Mugavari (2000)
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An aspiring music director, trying to realize his dream for over eight years, sacrifices his love for his ambition, but faces a tricky situation when his brother's health deteriorates and his family is at risk financially.
Director: V.Z. Durai
 
58.
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
 
59.
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
 
60.
Naan Sigappu Manithan (1985)
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A professor Vijay (Rajnikanth) irked by the shady going-ons in his neighborhood thanks to a local thug Anburaj and his Mohanraj (Satyaraj)... (147 mins.)
 
61.
Nadigan (1990)
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Director: P. Vasu
 
62.
Nammavar (1994)
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A new professor cleans up a crime-ridden college (178 mins.)
 
63.
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
 
64.
Oomai Vizhigal (1986)
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A resort 'Picnic Village' used to abduct young girls and serve them to satisfy powerful politicians .When a newspaper media gets hook of it ... (176 mins.)
Director: R. Aravindraj
 
65.
Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (2012)
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A young boy tries to impress a young girl hardly and he too succeeds in it. But there lies the twist, because of a single phone call. (166 mins.)
Director: M. Rajesh
 
66.
Padaiyappa (1999)
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The death of Padaiyappa's father destroys his family. But his luck changes, and he is able to lead a prosperous life, until his nemesis plots to ruin his happiness once more. (181 mins.)
Director: K.S. Ravikumar
 
67.
Padikkathavan (1985)
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Director: Rajasekar
 
68.
Panchatanthiram (2002)
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Ram (Kamal Haasan) is a playboy pilot. His marriage to Mythili (Simran) disintegrates after a series of misunderstandings... (150 mins.)
Director: K.S. Ravikumar
 
69.
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
 
70.
Pasanga (2009)
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The movie revolves around the life of Anbukkarasu and Jeevanandham, their rivalry and its consequences and their reunion during the 6th grade at local Government School. (178 mins.)
Director: Pandiraj
 
71.
Pathinaru Vayathinile (1977)
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The movie revolves around the struggle and vulnerability of 16-year old Mayil (Sridevi) when in love. (139 mins.)
Director: Bharathi Rajaa
 
72.
Peraanmai (2009)
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A brave men and a group of 5 NCC girls were onto a trekking in a forest. At the same time, a terrorist group plans to destroy a innovative rocket launch from that forest. (150 mins.)
Director: Jananathan
 
73.
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
 
74.
Ruthless Man (2007)
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A man fights for his lost bike with courage. (150 mins.)
Director: Vetri Maaran
 
75.
Poove Unakkaga (1996)
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When a man realizes that the Hindu woman he loves is in love with a Christian man, he decides to sacrifice his love and unite their families so as to make the love story a success.
 
76.
Pudhu Pettai (2006)
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A high school kid joins a gang and becomes a drug dealer, then a politician. (168 mins.)
Director: Selvaraghavan
 
77.
Raam (2005)
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The movie begins with Rama Krishna (Jeeva) being arrested by police on charges of murdering his mother Saratha (Saranya)... (154 mins.)
Director: Ameer Sultan
 
78.
Ramana (2002)
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Ramanaa is a professor at National College. But he is also the head of an Anti Corruption Force, that aims to eliminate corruption from society... (140 mins.)
Director: A.R. Murugadoss
 
79.
Roja (1992)
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A woman from a village in Tamil Nadu marries a sophisticated city dweller and moves with him to Kashmir, where all is rosy - until he gets kidnapped by militants. (137 mins.)
Director: Mani Ratnam
 
80.
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
 
81.
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. (180 mins.)
Director: Bala
 
82.
Singaaravelan (1992)
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Singaaravelan (Kamal Hassan) living in a village with his mother who was accused of the demise of her brother and sister-in-law. Now, he sets on course to remove the stains on his mother's name.
 
83.
Siva Manasula Sakthi (2009)
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The movie is about the Blossom of love, fun and lots more between the characters Siva and Sakthi. The 1st half shows the blossom of love in the mind of Siva while we find a new turn during the second half where Sakthi reciprocates it. (138 mins.)
Director: M. Rajesh
 
84.
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
 
85.
Sundara Kandam (1992)
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Director: Bhagyaraj
 
86.
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
 
87.
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
 
88.
Thillu Mullu (1981)
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Ayyampettai Arivudainambi Kaliyaperumal Chandran is a hip graduate who gets a job through his family doctor... (136 mins.)
Director: K. Balachander
 
89.
Thulladha Manamum Thullum (1999)
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Kutty wants to become a singer while working in an audio shop run by Mani. His songs are appreciated... (170 mins.)
Director: Ezhil
 
90.
Ullathai Allitha (1996)
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Raja is the son of the very strict and disciplinarian Colonel Chandrashekhar. Raja's marriage is fixed with Indu (Rambha)... (149 mins.)
Director: Sundar C.
 
91.
Unnaipol Oruvan (2009)
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A common man tries to fight terrorism by making anonymous calls to cops. Will he succeed? (106 mins.)
Director: Chakri Toleti
 
92.
Vaali (1999)
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A young bride finds an unusual antagonist in her husband's twin brother. (158 mins.)
Director: Surya S.J.
 
93.
Vaaname Ellai (1992)
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Director: K. Balachander
 
94.
Vaanathaipola (2000)
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Story of elder brother who sacrifices his love and life for his 3 young brothers... (150 mins.)
Director: Vikraman
 
95.
Vaaranam Aayiram (2008)
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A father and son help each other through growing up, romance, tragedy, and adventure. (169 mins.)
 
96.
Vasoolraja M.B.B.S (2004)
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Vasool Raja- is in a rowdy gang, where they get money from people. When his parents are coming for a... (160 mins.)
Director: Saran
 
97.
Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu (2009)
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It's a village-based theme and revolves around a group of youngsters who want to make it really big in the sport. The events that unfold in their lives form the crux. (145 mins.)
Director: Susindran
 
98.
Vetri kodi kattu (2000)
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Director: Cheran
 
99.
Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006)
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A Police Officer investigates a series of brutal rapes and murders, with the culprits seeming to cover more than one country. (174 mins.)
Director: Gautham Menon
 
100.
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010)
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An aspiring filmmaker goes through the ups and downs of romance when he falls for a Christian woman who says she only wants to be friends. (157 mins.)