We all remember Dhanush in Maryan, a survival drama where he plays a fisherman kidnapped by Sudanese terrorists. The film is about how Maryan manages to escape the clutches of the terrorists and reunite with his love. The film directed by Bharat Bala was released in 2013 and opened to mixed responses. But after its theatrical run, the film gained acclaim for its music (composed by A.R.Rahman) and its authentic depiction of the fishermen community. Dhanush won the Filmfare Awards Best Actor for Maryan while the female lead Parvathy won the SIIMA Awards for Best Actress.
Here is a list of survival dramas in Tamil that will make your heart skip a beat.