South Indian cinema has over the years grown multiple folds in terms of quality and talent. OTT players like Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon Prime and many more have also started making original Tamil and Telugu movies. Today, we’ll be looking specifically at the Tamil movies that are entertaining and remarkable. From a huge library of movies, we have curated the best Tamil movies to watch Hotstar.
Here is a list of the best Tamil movies to watch on Disney+ Hotstar right now:
1. Kaaka Muttai (2015)
Kaaka Muttai is a feel-good romantic drama movie featuring Dhanush, Ramesh and Aishwarya Rajesh in key roles. The film showcases a story about a social issue involving two young mischievous brothers. As they see a new pizza outlet that has opened in their locality, they thirst for a bite of that pizza. However, when they try to go to the outlet, they are shooed away by the guard. The desire of these boys coming from a rural background touches upon the theme of societal differences and globalisation. A beautifully directed film by M. Manikandan.
2. Vada Chennai (North Chennai) (2018)
A unique Tamil action crime movie featuring Dhanush, Aishwarya Rajesh, Daniel Balaji and Andrea Jeremiah in key roles. Vada Chennai showcases the story of a carrom player who enters the world of crime and becomes a raw gangster. However, things take a tragic turn when the gang he joined decides to destroy his own people and locality due to politically powerful people on top. His fate from a carrom player to a gangster moulds him into a totally different person at the end.
3. Kanchivaram (2008)
Kanchivaram is a classic Tamil social drama movie featuring Prakash Raj, Shammu and Shreya Reddy in key roles. The movie showcases the story of a poor man named Venkadam who is a silk weaver. He promises her newborn daughter that he’ll drape her in a silk saree when she will be getting married later in life. During this journey and to fulfil his promise, he goes through various challenges financially and emotionally. A must-watch movie for all Tamilians fam.
4. Ratsasan (Demon) (2018)
Ratsasan is a new age Tamil crime thriller movie that showcases the story of a police officer investigating a mysterious serial killer. The unique thing about this serial killer is that he brutally murders teen school girls. Arun, who is a police officer wished to become a film-maker but due to his father’s tragic death, he takes up the job of a police officer. A beautifully directed psychological thriller directed by Ram Kumar.
5. Aaranya Kaandam (2010)
Aaranya Kaandam is a crime thriller Tamil movie featuring mainstream actors like Jackie Shroff as the negative lead. Apart from that, the cast also includes Sampath Raj, Yasmin Ponappa and Ravi Krishna in key roles. The story of the film revolves around a big bag of cocaine which is held by two men. Both of them are running from one place to another as both of them belong to particular gangs that are after them. This film won the Grand Jury Award at the South Asian International Film Festival.
6. Vikram Vedha (2017)
One of the best recent Tamil movies on Hotstar is ‘Vikram Vedha’ featuring Vijay Sethupathi, R Madhavan, Shraddha Srinath and Vijaylaxmi in key roles. The movie showcases the story of a strict police officer named Vikram who is chasing a murderer and smuggler named Vedha. However, Vedha surrenders himself to the police and tells Vikram three stories related to him. After this, he asks Vikram what he would have done if he were in his place which changes his opinion of him being a criminal. An interesting crime thriller you need to watch on Disney+ Hotstar.
7. Dharma Durai (2016)
Dharma Durai is a Tamil drama action movie that showcases the story of a doctor who becomes addicted to alcohol after a painful heartbreak. This not only harms him but also tarnishes his family’s image in public. However, things take a positive turn when he meets an old friend and suddenly tries to turn around his life. The movie features Tamanna Bhatia, Vijay Sethupathi, Aishwarya Rajesh and Srusthi Dange in key roles.
8. Kanne Kalaimaane (2019)
Kanne Kalaimaane is a Tamil romantic drama movie featuring Udhayanidhi Stalin, Tamanna Bhatia and Vadivukkarasi in key roles. The story of this film revolves around a guy named Kamalakannan, an organic farmer who marries a bank manager named Bharathi. Like an old fashioned household, the guy’s grandmother doesn’t want Bharathi to work after marriage but she loves her job. These family disputes make their marriage difficult but they try to deal with it together.
9. Pizza (2012)
Pizza is a 2012 released Tamil horror thriller movie featuring Remya Nambeesan, Vijay Sethupathi and Karunakaran in key roles. The story of this film revolves around a pizza delivery boy who gets stuck in not so safe circumstances. The dark cinematography and compelling storytelling make this film so unique and original. A Bollywood remake has also been made for this film featuring Akshay Oberoi, Hussain Dalal and more.
10. Viswasam (2019)
Released in 2019, Viswasam is an action drama movie featuring Ajith Kumar, Anika, Jagapathi Babu and Nayanthara in key roles. The story of this film revolves around a goon named Thookudurai who is famous for settling disputes in his village. However, when tries to solve rough patches between his own marriage after years, he stands against a big shot villain. An entertaining and action-packed Tamil movie on Hotstar that you can enjoy with your family and friends.
11. Kaala (2018)
Featuring the superstar Rajnikanth, Kaala is an action drama movie that showcases the story of Karikaalan, who is a prominent figure in the Dharavi area. When a local politician named Haridev tries to evict some local Dharavi residents and grab their land for corporate purposes, Karikaalma unites everyone. They protest and fight for their right and to not get abused by a politician taking their land for his own advantage. The cast of this film also includes mainstream actors like Huma Qureshi, Nana Patekar and Anjali Patil.
12. 24 (2016)
One of the most unique sci-fi Tamil movie that you watch right now on Hotstar is ‘24’ featuring Suriya, Samantha Prabu, and Nithya Menen in key roles. The movie showcases the story of a scientist who invents a time traveling watch. His evil twin bother wants to get a hold of that watch to control but couldn’t and somehow the scientist son protects it. A fight between two guys from different paths of life and time. This movie also won National Film Award for Best Cinematography.
13. 8 Thottakal (8 Bullets) (2017)
8 Thottakal aka 8 bullets is a Tamil crime thriller movie featuring Vetri, Mime Gopi and Aparna Balamurli in key roles. The story of the film revolves around Sathya, an honest police officer that loses his service revolver accidentally while chasing a criminal. On the other hand, a thief sells that service pistol to a guy named Murthy who goes on killing people with it. An interesting and dark take of humans dealing with personal trauma and well being.
14. Velaikkaran (2017)
Velaikkaran is a Tamil drama thriller that revolves around a young guy from the slums who is employed by an FMCG company. He finds out that the company is the following the inhumane practises of food adulteration and raises his voice. Through this, his journey begins to change the system and make it corruption free for consumers. The movie features Nayanthara, Fahadh, Sneha and Prakash Raj in key roles.
15. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)
One of the highest grossing Indian movie worldwide is Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. Baahubali 2 follows the story set in the first part where Katappa kills Baahubali. In this part, you’ll get to know why this inhumane act of killing was done by him. Baahubali also avenges the death of his father against the evil king Bhalal Dev and rescues his mother Devasena. The cast of this film includes Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj and Rana Daggubati in key roles.
Saamy² is an action drama movie featuring Keerthy Suresh, Vikram and Prabhu in lead roles. This movie is the sequel Tamil movie ‘Saamy’ and it showcases the story of Aarusaamy’s son who becomes a cop to take revenge on Ravana Pichai, a criminal who was responsible for his parents’ murder. Later, Union Minister’s daughter falls in love with him after he saved her from goons. A masala-filled action drama movie that you’ll love to watch with your friends and family on Hotstar.
17. Ungalukkaga Oruvan
Ungalukkaga Oruvan is a romantic action movie featuring Mahesh Babu, Pooja Hegde, Allari Naresh and Meenakshi Dixit in key roles. The story of this film revolves around a wealthy businessman who visit India after a long time to mend ways with his ex-classmate. However, in the process of helping his friend, he become a savoiur for his village neighbourhood. The film was directed by Vamshi Paidipally and beautifully captures the emotions and love story as well.
We hope you had fun exploring these best Tamil movies on Hotstar. Happy Binging!