The Best Tamil Thriller Movie
The best tamil thriller movie is one that can keep the audience gripped until the end. With powerful performances and a taut screenplay, the movie explores human emotions.
Sigappu Rojakkal stars Kamal Haasan and Simran in the lead roles. The film is an engaging legal thriller that follows a school teacher who fights for justice against her convict father.
The movie starts with a writer (Achyuth Kumar) storming into the police station drunk and claiming that the criminals from his fictional crime writings are now coming to life and threatening him. The cops shoo him away dismissing his complaint as a drunkard’s babble.
The film has a great opening and captivates you for most part of the first half but starts to lose steam as the plot progresses. Director Arvind Srinivasan has a good motive at the core but fails to pack it in a sensible screenplay towards the end.
Despite having some flaws in the story, this is a watchable thriller. Arulnithi delivers a brilliant performance while Madhoo also does a decent job. Achyuth Kumar is a welcome addition to the cast as well.
In Etharkkum Thunindhavan (ET), Suriya plays Kannabiran, a fearless lawyer who fights for women’s rights. He is a doting son to his parents, a law-abiding citizen and the go-to guy in the village when it comes to problems faced by women.
The film is based on the Pollachi sexual assault case, and director Pandiraj has succeeded in infusing family sentiments with punch dialogues and duet songs. D. Imman’s soundtrack adds zest, while R. Rathnavelu’s cinematography and Ruben’s editing are also commendable.
After Jai Bhim and Soorarai Pottru, ET is one of the rare occasions where Suriya delivers a performance that’s worth your time. He is commanding on screen, and he can deliver punch dialogues with ease. He is also a convincing fighter and the action sequences are also well executed.
A cliched revenge junk with pathetic cringy performances. The movie is poorly directed and lacks logic. It is not worth watching.
Amala Paul is good and gives a decent performance but the movie could have been better. The movie could have been a gripping thriller but it falls flat on many parts. The film is a one time watch only.
The script is full of loopholes and the whole movie falls apart because of its illogical events. There are few good moments though. Cinematography and music are good but it can’t make up for the poor script.
Dhanush and Selvaraghavan’s reunion isn’t a total disaster but the film doesn’t quite live up to the expectations. Naane Varuvean starts off well, with a picture-perfect family living in the hilly town. But things soon turn sour when the daughter is possessed by a ghost and one of the twin sons turns into a murderer.
There are many chilling moments in the first half, and Selvaraghavan takes a paranormal route that is surprisingly devoid of tropes. But the second half turns into a generic revenge thriller that inspires little interest. The movie also echoes Kamal Haasan’s classic Aalavandhan, which was more rooted in psychological trauma. Still, Naane Varuvean is an entertaining film thanks to Dhanush’s terrific performance. It’s an interesting addition to the director’s repertoire, but it could have been better.
A remake of a sleeper hit Malayalam film, Anbirkiniyal works well on a number of levels. Keerthy’s performance is noteworthy as she carries off her character with grit and passion. Her scenes with her real-life father and lover Praveen Raja are impressive.
If you’re a fan of survival dramas, then you’ll enjoy this nail-biting tale. Unlike many movies, this one doesn’t overplay its genre to the point of getting shrill. Director Gokul keeps most of the chills intact, and he adds a little extra drama to make the story feel more complete.