Top Kollywood Entertainers - Tamil movies

by yash-grt | created - 24 Aug 2016 | updated - 24 Aug 2016 | Public

Tamil movies are known for taking you on a roller coaster of emotions by making you laugh, sing, dance, jump, cry, feel goosebumps and romance within 150 minutes. This is a list to most entertaining movies from top directors and actors that were highly successful.

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1. Padaiyappa (1999)

181 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

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.

Director: K.S. Ravikumar | Stars: Shivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth, Ramya Krishnan, Soundarya

Votes: 4,511

2. Sivaji (2007)

Not Rated | 188 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A software engineer comes to India to serve the nation and invest in nation's welfare. A few corrupt officials and politicians try to stop him but he overcomes all obstacles.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Shriya Saran, Suman, Vivek

Votes: 15,553

3. Pokkiri (2007)

Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Thamizh is a killer for hire with no ties and who will do any dirty job for money. He has a girlfriend who loves him but also detests his violent nature. But is Thamizh really what he purports to be?

Director: Prabhu Deva | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Asin, Prakash Raj, Vadivelu

Votes: 7,538

4. Ghilli (2004)

Not Rated | 160 min | Action, Romance

Velu, an aspiring kabaddi player, goes to Madurai to participate in a regional match, where he rescues Dhanalakshmi from Muthupandi, a powerful man keen on marrying the girl against her wish.

Director: Dharani | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Ashish Vidyarthi

Votes: 7,066

5. Panchatanthiram (2002)

150 min | Comedy, Drama

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, Ramesh Aravind

Votes: 2,557

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

Not Rated | 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: 2,480

7. Veeram (2014)

Not Rated | 161 min | Action, Family

With splashes of action and comedy, this family entertainer follows the Vinayagam Brothers' adventurous life. When challenges and travails besiege them the brothers bravely take up the battle for justice.

Director: Siva | Stars: Ajith Kumar, Tamannaah Bhatia, Vidharth, Bala

Votes: 6,325 | Gross: $0.24M

8. Singam (2010)

Not Rated | 160 min | Action, Thriller

Honest police officer Durai Singam locks horns with big-time extortionist Mayil Vaaganam.

Director: Hari | Stars: Suriya, Anushka Shetty, Prakash Raj, Vivek

Votes: 4,621

9. Ghajini (2005)

175 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

Sanjay Ramaswamy, who is suffering from short-term memory loss, sets out on a quest to find the people who were responsible for his ladylove Kalpana's murder.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Suriya, Asin, Nayanthara, Pradeep Singh Rawat

Votes: 10,818

10. Muthu (1995)

132 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

The movie is about a loyal servant, Muthu (Rajni), working for Zamindar Malayasimman (Sarath Babu) and the cunning plans by the uncle of Malasimman to capture the whole wealth which uncovers some mystery about Muthu.

Director: K.S. Ravikumar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Meena, Sarath Babu, Senthil

Votes: 2,190

11. 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: 1,697

12. 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: 859

13. Thuppakki (2012)

Not Rated | 165 min | Action, Thriller

An army captain is on a mission to track down and destroy a terrorist gang and deactivate the sleeper cells under its command.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Kajal Aggarwal, Vidyut Jammwal, Sathyan

Votes: 21,293

14. Theri (2016)

Not Rated | 157 min | Action, Drama

When his daughter's life is endangered by a local gang, Joseph Kuruvilla will do whatever it takes to stop them. However, at the same time, his dangerous past slowly resurfaces.

Director: Atlee Kumar | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Amy Jackson, Baby Nainika

Votes: 11,200

15. Mankatha (2011)

155 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A ruthless cop has to win a game to save an amount of 500 crore from a corrupt politician and a local gang

Director: Venkat Prabhu | Stars: Ajith Kumar, Arjun, Trisha Krishnan, Premgi Amaren

Votes: 11,549

16. Chennai 600028 (2007)

141 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

Friendship, love, and rivalry spice up the game of street cricket in the suburb of Chennai whose zip code give this movie its name.

Director: Venkat Prabhu | Stars: Shiva, Jai, Nitin Sathya, Premgi Amaren

Votes: 1,604

17. Sachein (2005)

Not Rated | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A love triangle on a college campus between two young students who try to deny their feelings for each other. The entry of a lecturer who has a soft corner for the boy, changes things around.

Director: John Mahendran | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Genelia D'Souza, Bipasha Basu, Vadivelu

Votes: 3,388

18. Unemployed Graduate (2014)

133 min | Action, Drama

A jobless young man gets to redeem himself.

Director: Velraj | Stars: Dhanush, Saranya Ponvannan, Amala Paul, Samuthirakani

Votes: 4,529

19. Maari (2015)

Not Rated | 138 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Maari, a goon with a love for pigeon racing, must challenge the police corruption in his town.

Director: Balaji Mohan | Stars: Dhanush, Kajal Aggarwal, Vijay Yesudas, Robo Shankar

Votes: 2,575

20. Baasha (1995)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An auto driver, Manikam, desperately tries to hide his dark underworld side to keep his promise to his father.

Director: Suresh Krishna | Stars: Rajinikanth, Nagma, Raghuvaran, Vijayakumar

Votes: 7,402

21. Aranmanai (2014)

160 min | Comedy, Horror

A large family returns to an ancestral property (palace) to sell it off. Meanwhile they discover some supernatural elements in the palace.

Director: Sundar C. | Stars: Sundar C., Vinay Rai, Santhanam, Hansika Motwani

Votes: 684

22. Kanchana: Muni 2 (2011)

Not Rated | 160 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

All hell breaks loose when Raghava is possessed by an evil spirit.

Director: Lawrence Raghavendra | Stars: Lawrence Raghavendra, Sarath Kumar, Kovai Sarala, Devadarshini Chetan

Votes: 815

23. Chandramukhi (2005)

166 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

Creepy happenings in an abandoned mansion are attributed to the ghost of an ancient courtesan, back for revenge

Director: P. Vasu | Stars: Rajinikanth, Jyothika, Prabhu, Nayanthara

Votes: 4,488

24. Sivakasi (2005)

Not Rated | 175 min | Action, Drama

Muthappa runs away from his hometown because of his brother. Years later , he returns to his hometown and found out that his brother ruined his family. He decides to take revenge.

Director: Perarasu | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Asin, Prakash Raj, Geetha

Votes: 1,674

25. Enthiran (2010)

Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A brilliant scientist builds a humanoid robot to protect mankind, but things go awry when human emotions are programmed and inner turmoil causes the robot to act against him.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Danny Denzongpa, Santhanam

Votes: 23,025 | Gross: $4.37M

26. Arunachalam (1999)

165 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

The movie revolves around Arunachalam (Rajini), who is the son of the VIP of a village who finds out about his past but destiny has its own play.

Director: Sundar C. | Stars: Rajinikanth, Soundarya, Rambha, Jaishankar

Votes: 1,613

27. Billa (2007)

Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Thriller

A cop chases international gangster Billa and happens to be the only one to see him die. He places Velu, Billa's lookalike, inside the gang to get information. But Velu is framed for killing the cop.

Director: Vishnuvardhan | Stars: Ajith Kumar, Nayanthara, Rahman, Namitha

Votes: 5,803

28. 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: 12,943

29. 7 Aum Arivu (2011)

Not Rated | 168 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A genetic engineering student tries to bring back the skills of a legend of the past and use his skills to save India from a deadly virus attack by China.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Suriya, Shruti Haasan, Johnny Nguyen, Abhinaya

Votes: 8,844

30. Ayan (2009)

162 min | Action

A young man's smuggling lifestyle takes a serious turn, when a fierce rival tries to eliminate him from the business.

Director: K.V. Anand | Stars: Suriya, Tamannaah Bhatia, Prabhu, Jagan

Votes: 7,088

31. Friends (2001)

167 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

Three friends, who value friendship over everything else, begin to fall apart when one of them learns about a shocking incident that happened in their past.

Director: Siddique | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Suriya, Ramesh Khanna, Devayani

Votes: 1,759

32. Nanban (2012)

Not Rated | 188 min | Comedy, Drama

10 years after finishing college, two best friends and their enemy go on a search for their third friend, while finding out some truths along the way.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Jiiva, Srikanth, Ileana D'Cruz

Votes: 10,487

33. Badri (2001)

160 min | Action, Romance, Sport

Badri (Vijay) is the youngest son of a family and a careless guy, always going around girls and enjoying with them. His womanizing habits are a source of heartburn for his father (Kitty). ... See full summary »

Director: P.A. Arun Prasad | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Bhoomika Chawla, Monal, Vivek

Votes: 774

34. Vaalee (1999)

Not Rated | 158 min | Romance, Thriller

A young bride finds an unusual antagonist in her husband's twin brother.

Director: S.J. Surya | Stars: Ajith Kumar, Simran, Jyothika, Vivek

Votes: 1,891

35. The Castle of Love (1996)

167 min | Drama, Romance

Kamali (Devayani) lives with her sister and brother-in-law in Ooty and is searching for a job. While in Madras, her purse is stolen and she fears she has lost her university certificates. ... See full summary »

Director: Ahathian | Stars: Ajith Kumar, Devayani, Heera Rajgopal, Sabitha Anand

Votes: 853

36. Dasavatharam (2008)

Not Rated | 189 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

After realizing the danger of a bio-weapon, a scientist wants to protect it from being misused. The vial accidentally reaches India, and he must race against time to prevent a potential disaster.

Director: K.S. Ravikumar | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Asin, Jaya Prada, Mallika Sherawat

Votes: 7,925



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