Must watch Kamal Hassan Films

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1. 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: 9,375 | Gross: $0.27M

A class act - Masterpiece - Only for the Intellectuals!

2. Guna (1991)

167 min | Drama, Romance

A neurodivergent individual escapes the family he despises and the asylum he is kept in by creating fantasies.

Director: Santhana Bharathi | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Varalakshmi S., Rekha Mallick, Roshini

Votes: 1,936

No1 in the world could've performed this role!

3. Nayakan (1987)

Not Rated | 145 min | Crime, Drama

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.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Saranya Ponvannan, Delhi Ganesh, Janagaraj

Votes: 11,465

1st Master-piece of Indian cinema - Brilliant plot and performances

4. 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: 3,230

Master-class direction - Power-packed performances

5. 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: 11,271

Ohhh....Just watch it!

6. Kuruthipunal (1995)

Not Rated | 143 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Two brave police officers infiltrate a terror group in order to bring it down.

Director: P.C. Sreeram | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Arjun, Nassar, Gautami

Votes: 2,841

Top class Action flick

7. Aalavandhan (2001)

178 min | Action, Thriller

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.

Director: Suresh Krishna | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Raveena Tandon, Manisha Koirala, Shri Vallabh Vyas

Votes: 1,535

Flamboyant performance - obvious flaws but brilliant attempt

8. Chachi 420 (1997)

155 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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.

Director: Kamal Haasan | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Amrish Puri, Om Puri, Tabu

Votes: 10,411

Better than Mrs. Doubtfire!

9. Thevar Magan (1992)

145 min | Drama

The urbane son of a village chieftain struggles between his personal aspirations and those of his family.

Director: Bharathan | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Shivaji Ganesan, Nassar, Revathy

Votes: 3,663

Village master-piece

10. Chanakyan (1989)

Thriller

A man seeks the help of a mimicry artist to take revenge on a politician who has wronged him.

Director: Rajeev Kumar | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Thilakan, Jayaram, Madhu

Votes: 240

A technically ahead movie - Mallayalam magic!

11. Pushpak (1987)

125 min | Comedy, Romance

A silent movie about an unemployed young man.

Director: Sigitham Srinivasa Rao | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Amala Akkineni, Tinnu Anand, Narayana P.L.

Votes: 2,758

12. Sadma (1983)

141 min | Romance

A head injury causes a woman to regresses to childhood. Lost and confused, she is eventually befriended by a school teacher.

Director: Balu Mahendra | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Sridevi, Gulshan Grover, Silk Smitha

Votes: 2,488

Brilliant performance - Sri Devi and Kamal

13. Zara Si Zindagi (1983)

Drama, Family

Remake of Balachander's Tamil hit Varumayin Niram Sivappu, Kamal Haasan reprises his role as Raja, a graduate looking for work in capital, sharing a small home with two other unemployed ... See full summary »

Director: K. Balachander | Stars: Arjun Chakraborty, Anita Raj, Nilu Phule, Arun Bakshi

Votes: 73

14. Swathi Muthyam (1985)

160 min | Drama, Family, Romance

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.

Director: K. Viswanath | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Radhika Sarathkumar, Sarath Babu, SriRam Edida

Votes: 469

Talk about a haunting story - Best Actor - Asian Film Festival

15. Sagara Sangamam (1983)

160 min | Musical, Romance, Drama

A classical dancer, Balakrishna, (Kamal Haasan) faces many struggles, but is eventually redeemed.

Director: K. Viswanath | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Jaya Prada, Sarath Babu, Sailaja S.P.

Votes: 2,046

Magic - Best Actor - Asian Film Festival

16. Mahanadi (1993)

162 min | Crime, Drama

A man tries to get his family back in shape after a stint in jail.

Director: Santhana Bharathi | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Sukanya, Poornam Vishwanathan, Mahanadhi Shobana

Votes: 2,302

Heart-stirring Story

17. Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981)

Not Rated | 167 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Hindi-speaking collegian Sapna lives a wealthy lifestyle in Dona Paula, near Panaji, Goa, India, along with her Professor dad, Kundanlal, and mom. Their immediate neighbors are ... See full summary »

Director: K. Balachander | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Rati Agnihotri, Madhavi, Sunil Thapa

Votes: 881

Classic Wine

18. Indian (1996)

185 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A veteran freedom fighter enraged with the rising crime and corruption in the society murders all the wrong doers one by one using an ancient martial arts technique.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Nedumudi Venu, Manisha Koirala, Urmila Matondkar

Votes: 7,720

Brilliant Performances!

19. Mumbai Express (2005)

152 min | Action, Comedy

After having spent his entire life in Bombay's Dharavi slums, Digamber feels it is time that he takes steps to improve his lifestyle. He, along with two other slum-dwellers, plot to kidnap ... See full summary »

Directors: Dinesh Shailendra, Sigitham Srinivasa Rao | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Manisha Koirala, Pasupathy, Nassar

Votes: 894

A Brilliant comedy

20. Thenali (2000)

164 min | Comedy, Drama

A neurotic Sri Lankan patient crashes his psychotherapist's family vacation in Kodaikanal.

Director: K.S. Ravikumar | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Jayaram, Jyothika, Devayani

Votes: 1,599

Smart movie - Brush your tamil

21. Unnal Mudiyum Thambi (1988)

Drama

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 | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Seetha, Gemini Ganesan, Janagaraj

Votes: 564

22. Saagar (1985)

186 min | Drama, Romance

Raja, a fisherman is secretly in love with Mona. When wealthy Ravi comes to live with his grandmother, Kamladevi, he sees Mona and falls in love with her. Mona also reciprocates his love. ... See full summary »

Director: Ramesh Sippy | Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Kamal Haasan, Dimple Kapadia, Nadira

Votes: 723

23. Sigappu Rojakkal (1978)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, Thriller

Kamal Haasan, the central character, is a man terribly soured by his unvaryingly devastating encounters with the opposite sex. He develops a pathological hatred for women and uses his charm... See full summary »

Director: Bharathiraja | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Bhagyaraj, Goundamani, Kanchana

Votes: 598

24. Nammavar (1994)

178 min | Drama

A new professor cleans up a crime-ridden college

Director: K.S. Sethumadhavan | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Gautami, Nagesh, Karan

Votes: 488

25. Michael Madana Kamarajan (1990)

Not Rated | 162 min | Comedy

A comedy of errors with identical quadruplets, separated at birth, coming together as adults.

Director: Sigitham Srinivasa Rao | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Kushboo, Urvashi, Roobini

Votes: 2,748

26. Sathi Leelavathi (1995)

151 min | Comedy, Drama

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.

Director: Balu Mahendra | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Ramesh Aravind, Kovai Sarala, Kalpana

Votes: 963

27. Apoorva Sagodharargal (1989)

157 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Two brothers separated at birth meet as adults and settle old scores with the killers of their father.

Director: Sigitham Srinivasa Rao | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Nagesh, Srividya, Gautami

Votes: 2,338