Outstanding Tamil Films in Indian Cinema

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Nayagan (1987) - Prime Video

Directed by Mani Ratnam, "Nayagan" is a crime drama film starring Kamal Haasan, portraying the life of a Mumbai underworld don. It is acclaimed for its gripping narrative, powerful performances, and realistic portrayal of urban crime.

Thalapathy (1991) - Prime Video

Directed by Mani Ratnam, "Thalapathy" is a crime thriller starring Rajinikanth and Mammootty, inspired by the friendship between Karna and Duryodhana from the Indian epic Mahabharata. It is praised for its strong performances, intense drama, and social commentary.

'96 (2018) - SonyLiv

Directed by C. Prem Kumar, "'96" is a romantic drama starring Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha Krishnan, revolving around a high school reunion that reignites a deep, unfulfilled love. It is lauded for its nostalgic feel, heartfelt performances, and emotional storytelling.

Anbe Sivam (2003) - aha

Directed by Sundar C., "Anbe Sivam" is a philosophical comedy-drama starring Kamal Haasan and R. Madhavan, exploring themes of love, friendship, and social justice. It is acclaimed for its thought-provoking narrative, stellar performances, and impactful message.

Pariyerum Perumal (2018) - Prime Video

Directed by Mari Selvaraj, "Pariyerum Perumal" is a social drama film depicting the caste-based discrimination prevalent in rural Tamil Nadu, focusing on the friendship between a Dalit student and an upper-caste girl.

Soorarai Pottru (2020) - Prime Video

Directed by Sudha Kongara, "Soorarai Pottru" is a biographical drama inspired by the life of Captain Gopinath, the founder of the low-cost airline Air Deccan. Starring Suriya, it is celebrated for its inspirational storyline, gripping narrative, and strong performances.

Super Deluxe (2019) - Netflix

Directed by Thiagarajan Kumararaja, "Super Deluxe" is a neo-noir anthology film featuring an ensemble cast. It is acclaimed for its unconventional storytelling, bold themes, and stellar performances across multiple intersecting storylines.