Ahead of the release of Sivakarthikeyan’s Doctor, let's look at some interesting Tamil medical dramas
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Ahead of the release of Sivakarthikeyan’s Doctor, let's look at some interesting Tamil medical dramas
Samayeshwari Vithaspa
Aug 13, 2021
Sivakarthikeyan and doctor movies

Everybody is eagerly awaiting the release of Sivakarthikeyan’s Doctor which is expected in September on Disney+Hotstar. The actor will be seen in a new avatar, helming the role of a doctor in the medical action film. Kollywood has released several such medical dramas with actors portraying important roles of doctors. These medical dramas are mass entertainers with interesting plots showcasing lives of medical professionals and the realities of healthcare facilities in the country which make them all an interesting watch. Here are some Tamil medical dramas which are sure to get your heart rate up.

Vasool Raja MBBS
7.7OTTplay Rating
When it comes to Tamil medical comedy, one cannot miss Vasool Raja MBBS. Starring Kamal Haasan in the lead role, the movie is a laughter riot, laced with emotional drama and a bit of romance. This movie is sure to cheer you up when you feel low. The witty humour between Kamal and his on-screen future father-in-law Prakash Raj is iconic with unforgettable dialogue delivery. It also reveals certain dark truths of the medical profession by the protagonist in a uniquely funny way and the theory of “kattipudi vaithiyam” (hugging therapy).
7.3OTTplay Rating
Although considered to be a horror movie, the true plotline revolves around the medical case of Jyotika’s character being investigated by Dr Saravanan played by the superstar Rajinikanth. It addresses the issue of mental health by focussing on the study of split personality disorder with elements of comedy, horror and drama. It offers great entertainment showcasing an interesting past of the medically-ill character.
Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu
8.1OTTplay Rating
The action thriller revolves around a pair of medical students who turn into serial rapists and killers. It brings a whole new meaning to “death by knife” as the culprits use a surgical knife for their crimes. This movie has Kamal Haasan and Prakash Raj in pivotal roles of policemen who are out on a hunt for these two medical students. It also has a heart-warming love story that takes place amidst all the chases and bloody gore.
7.8OTTplay Rating
Featuring Vijay Sethupathi in the lead role, the movie focuses more on how the less-fortunate are unable to seek and afford medical care and attention that they need. Sethupati plays the role of the first doctor from his village who falls in love with a girl. Unable to marry, the girl commits suicide and heartbroken Sethupati turns alcoholic who is then nursed back to health by his college friend. The movie showcases a beautiful story of love, friendship and family.
5.5OTTplay Rating
Considered to be a rom-com, it stars Sivakarthikeyan in the lead role who disguises himself as a nurse to woo a doctor. He becomes a close friend of her and tries to convince her to end her engagement with her fiance. Will he succeed? Inspired by Kamal Haasan’s Avvai Shanmugi, the feel-good movie also shows pediatricians employing methods of humour to cheer their patients for their moral strength.
7.7OTTplay Rating
A well-appreciated movie starring Thalapathy Vijay in a triple role, one of them being a medical professional who is addressed as the “One rupee doctor” as he charges only a rupee for any treatment. He is traced to have killed his colleague Dr Arjun Zachariah but later on realises that it was his look-alike. His doppleganger justifies his actions as an end to corrupt professionals. It is a movie that gives you mass entertainment in abundance with a serious message.

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