List of tamil movies worth a watch in the recent past

by Deepak Jayapal | created - 12 Mar 2011 | updated - 12 Mar 2011 | Public

I strongly recommend these movies.. these'll surely make an impact on d mind of the viewer..

I've not rated these movies.. all the movies are special in their own way.. i've just listed the movies i liked after watching..

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1. Anbe Sivam (2003)

Not Rated | 160 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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.

Director: Sundar C. | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Madhavan, Kiran Rathod, Nassar

Votes: 11,104

Originally titled ANBE SIVAM

2. Unnaipol Oruvan (2009)

106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A retiring police officer remembers a thrilling case of his life which is not recorded in any case files.

Director: Chakri Toleti | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Mohanlal, Venkatesh Daggubati, Lakshmi

Votes: 4,274

Originally titled UNNAI POL ORUVAN

3. Yutham Sei (2011)

Not Rated | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A common man's ability to defeat the devil. A cop identifies the mystery and solves the problem.

Director: Myshkin | Stars: Cheran, Dipa Shah, Y.G. Mahendran, Lakshmi Ramakrishnan

Votes: 1,312

4. Pithamagan (2003)

R | 139 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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.

Director: Bala | Stars: Vikram, Suriya, Laila, Sangeetha

Votes: 3,712

5. Vaaranam Aayiram (2008)

Not Rated | 169 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A father and son help each other through growing up, romance, tragedy, and adventure.

Director: Gautham Menon | Stars: Suriya, Simran, Ramya, Sameera Reddy

Votes: 6,202

Originally titled VAARANAM AAYIRAM

6. Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010)

PG-13 | 157 min | Drama, Romance

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.

Director: Gautham Menon | Stars: T.R. Silambarasan, Trisha Krishnan, Ganesh, Raja Krishnamoorthy

Votes: 4,011

Originally titled VINNAITHANDI VARUVAYA

7. Kannathil Muthamittal (2002)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, War

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.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Madhavan, Simran, Keerthana Parthiepan, Nandita Das

Votes: 5,537

Originally titled KANNATHIL MUTTHAMITTAL

8. Vasoolraja M.B.B.S (2004)

160 min | Comedy, Drama

Vasool Raja- is in a rowdy gang, where they get money from people. When his parents are coming for a visit,he & his gang pretend they are running a hospital. Later Vasool's parents find out... See full summary »

Director: Saran | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Sneha, Prabhu, Prakash Raj

Votes: 2,297

9. Siva Manasula Sakthi (2009)

Not Rated | 138 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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.

Director: M. Rajesh | Stars: Jiiva, Anuya Bhagwat, Santhanam, Urvashi

Votes: 963

10. Boss Engira Baskaran (2010)

Not Rated | 161 min | Comedy

Bhaskaran, a college dropout, along with his friend Nallathambi starts a coaching class for students in order to win the love of a young professor, Chandrika.

Director: M. Rajesh | Stars: Arya, Nayanthara, Santhanam, Subbu Panchu

Votes: 1,669

11. Aadukalam (2011)

160 min | Action, Drama, Sport

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.

Director: Vetrimaaran | Stars: Dhanush, Tapsee Pannu, Jayabalan, Kishore Kumar G.

Votes: 3,382

12. Kaadhal Konden (2003)

150 min | Drama, Musical, Thriller

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!

Director: K. Selvaraghavan | Stars: Sonia Agarwal, Daniel Balaji, Dhanush, Rambo Raj Kumar

Votes: 1,329

13. 7/G Rainbow Colony (2004)

185 min | Drama

A neighborhood good-for-nothing attempts to romance the new girl in town.

Director: K. Selvaraghavan | Stars: Sonia Agarwal, Chandramohan, Ravi Krishna, Aachi Manorama

Votes: 1,627

14. Ayirathil Oruvan (2010)

183 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Chandramouli, a famous archaeologist, goes missing while on a research expedition. Anitha, a government officer, and Lavanya, Chandramouli's daughter, embark on an adventurous journey to find him.

Director: K. Selvaraghavan | Stars: Karthi, Reema Sen, Andrea Jeremiah, Parthiban

Votes: 2,370

Originally titled AAYIRATHIL ORUVAN

15. Virumandi (2004)

175 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A temperamental farmer gets embroiled in a bloody clan feud in a southern Tamil Nadu village.

Director: Kamal Haasan | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Abhirami, Pasupathy, Napolean

Votes: 3,190

16. Sethu (1999)

130 min | Drama, Romance

A violent youngster and a shy Brahmin girl fall in love but tragedy intervenes when the youngster is brain-damaged following a fight.

Director: Bala | Stars: Vikram, Abitha, Sivakumar, Sriman

Votes: 1,899

17. Nandha (2001)

165 min | Action, Drama

Looking to put behind a past that haunts him, Nandha tries to reconcile with his mother and live life on his terms.

Director: Bala | Stars: Suriya, Laila, Raj Kiran, Rajashri

Votes: 1,170

18. Kaakha..Kaakha: The Police (2003)

153 min | Action, Crime, Drama

After a police team kills his brother, a drug-dealing gangster vows to kill the entire team and their respective families.

Director: Gautham Menon | Stars: Suriya, Jyothika, 'University' Jeevan, Daniel Balaji

Votes: 3,800

19. Mounam Pesiyadhe (2002)

148 min | Drama, Romance

A Misogynist's attitude towards women and love starts to change after he develops feelings for a woman.

Director: Ameer Sultan | Stars: Suriya, Trisha Krishnan, Nandha, Anju Mahendran

Votes: 1,150

20. Ayitha Ezhuthu (2004)

PG-13 | 160 min | Drama, Thriller

Three men and their accidental meeting on Napier Bridge will change their lives forever.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Suriya, Madhavan, Siddharth, Meera Jasmine

Votes: 2,546

21. Peralagan (2004)

Not Rated | 143 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A hunchback and a local tough have lookalike love-interests.

Director: Sasi Shankar | Stars: Suriya, Jyothika, Vivek, Aachi Manorama

Votes: 724

22. Paruthiveeran (2007)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Drama, Romance

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.

Director: Ameer Sultan | Stars: Karthi, Priyamani, Saravanan, Ponvannan

Votes: 2,237

23. Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006)

Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A Police Officer investigates a series of brutal rapes and murders, with the culprits seeming to cover more than one country.

Director: Gautham Menon | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Jyothika, Prakash Raj, Daniel Balaji

Votes: 5,038

24. Hey Ram (2000)

Not Rated | 186 min | Crime, Drama, History

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.

Director: Kamal Haasan | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Hema Malini

Votes: 9,306 | Gross: $0.27M

25. Panchatanthiram (2002)

150 min | Comedy

Ram (Kamal Haasan) is a playboy pilot. His marriage to Mythili (Simran) disintegrates after a series of misunderstandings. To cheer him up, his buddies arrange for a steamy evening with a ... See full summary »

Director: K.S. Ravikumar | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Simran, Ramya Krishnan, Jayaram

Votes: 2,345

26. Madrasapattinam (2010)

162 min | Drama, History, Romance

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.

Director: Vijay | Stars: Arya, Carole Trangmar-Palmer, Amy Jackson, Cochin Hanifa

Votes: 1,755

Originally titled MADARASAPATTINAM

27. Kalloori (2007)

Drama

A group of nine childhood friends join an arts college together in a small town. Soon, Shobana becomes a part of their group, joining in the fun and games. Muthu eventually falls in love with her.

Director: Balaji Sakthivel | Stars: Akhil, Thisaigal Arunkumar, Tanikella Bharani, Tamannaah Bhatia

Votes: 350

28. Imsai Arasan 23 M Pulikesi (2006)

142 min | Comedy

Historical Comedy about a Dravidian Ruler and his family.

Director: Chimbudeven | Stars: Vadivelu, Nassar, Nagesh, Aachi Manorama

Votes: 758

29. Mozhi (2007)

Not Rated | 155 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A musician's love towards a stubborn deaf woman makes her eventually realize that there is more to her life than she previously thought.

Director: Radha Mohan | Stars: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Jyothika, Prakash Raj, Swarnamalya

Votes: 1,323

30. Angadi Theru (2010)

151 min | Drama

The story on the lives of a salesgirl and sales boy of a popular Saree store in Chennai.

Director: Vasanthabalan | Stars: Mahesh, Anjali, A. Venkatesh, Pandi

Votes: 944

31. Oram Po (2007)

120 min | Action, Drama

Chandru is an expert auto rickshaw driver and racer while his friend Bigilu is an expert mechanic. Chandru's life begins to unravel after he loses a race due to a distraction.

Directors: Gayatri, Pushkar | Stars: Arya, Pooja Umashankar, Jagan, Thambi Ramayya

Votes: 243

32. Arindhum Ariyamalum (2005)

132 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Unaware that Adhinarayanan, a goon, is actually his father, Sathya, a college boy, decides to file a police complaint against him and his adopted son, Kutti, for shooting his girlfriend Sandhya.

Director: Vishnuvardhan | Stars: Navdeep, Arya, Prakash Raj, Sameksha

Votes: 542

33. Raam (2005)

154 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

The movie begins with Rama Krishna (Jeeva) being arrested by police on charges of murdering his mother Saratha (Saranya), a school teacher. The rest is a flashback. Rama Krishna is a ... See full summary »

Director: Ameer Sultan | Stars: Gajala, Jiiva, Saranya Ponvannan, Prathap Pothen

Votes: 890

34. Thavamai Thavamiruntu (2005)

180 min | Drama

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.

Director: Cheran | Stars: Cheran, Raj Kiran, Padmapriya, Saranya Ponvannan

Votes: 399

35. Autograph (2004)

168 min | Romance

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 | Stars: Cheran, Sneha, Gopika, Kanika

Votes: 795