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Best Tamil classic films of 1980s to stream on Sun NXT - Mappilai, Sippikkul Muthu, and more

Have a look at the best Tamil classic films from the 1980s that you can stream on Sun NXT and OTTplay Premium. The list includes Rajinikanth's Mappilai, Kamal Haasan's Sippikkul Muthu, and ore. 

Best Tamil classic films of 1980s to stream on Sun NXT - Mappilai, Sippikkul Muthu, and more

Kamal Haasan in Sippikkul Muthu, Rajinikanth in Mappilai

Last Updated: 12.17 AM, May 15, 2024


The Tamil film industry has produced some extraordinary talents, including both actors and technicians, over the years. The 1980s was a great time for the industry, which marked the peak of many young talents including Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan. Here are the Best Tamil classic films to stream on Sun NXT and OTTplay Premium.

Here are the Best Tamil classic films to stream on Sun NXT and OTTplay Premium


Director: Rajasekhar

Cast: Rajinikanth, Sri Vidya, Amala Akkineni, Nizhalgal Ravi


This mass action film helmed by Rajasekhar depicts the rivalry between Arumugham (Rajinikanth) and his arrogant, rich businesswoman named Rajarajeshwari (played by Sri Vidya), who becomes his mother-in-law. Rajarajeswari gets Aarumugam's sister arrested after she learns that she is in love with her son. Aarumugam decides to marry her daughter Geetha (Amala Akkineni) to teach her a lesson.

Sippikkul Muthu

Director: K Viswanath

Cast: Kamal Haasan, Raadika Sarathkumar, Nirmalamma, Sarath Babu, Allu Arjun (as a child actor)

The bilingual movie, which is helmed by K Viswanath, released in Tamil as Sippikkul Muthu, and in Telugu as Swathi Muthyam. Kamal Haasan appeared as Sivayya, an innocent autistic man in the movie. He falls in love with a young widow named Lalitha (Raadika Sarathkumar), marries her shocking the orthodox villagers, and accepts her five-year-old son wholeheartedly.

Poove Poochooda Vaa

Director: Fazil

Cast: Padmini, Nadhiya Moidu, S. Ve. Shekhar, Sukumari

The classic movie, which is helmed by Fazil, is a remake of the director’s blockbuster Malayalam film Nokkethadhoorathu Kannum Nattu. Legendary actress Padmini plays the role of Poongavanamma, who still mourns the death of her only daughter in the movie, while Nadhiya Moidu played Sundari, her bubbly granddaughter Sundari, who is in fact, a terminally ill patient.


Director: Balu Mahendra

Cast: Pratap Pothen, Shoba, N Vishwanathan, Bhanu Chander

The psychological thriller directed by Balu Mahendra depicts the story of Chandru (Pratap Pothen), a young man who harbors immense hatred for prostitutes, which stems from his childhood trauma. He starts murdering prostitutes by luring them into secluded places and soon becomes a deadly serial killer. However, he soon falls in love with a young woman named Rekha (Shoba), and things take a different turn.

Oomai Vizhigal

Director: P Aravind Raj

Cast: Vijayakanth, Arun Pandian, Karthik, Ravichandran, Sri Vidya

This popular crime thriller film helmed by P Aravind Raj revolves around a man named PRK (Ravichandran), who is on a killing spree, and he randomly murders women. He is aided by a local politician and nefarious doctor. However, an honest police officer named DSP Deenadayalan (Vijayakanth) and a committed journalist join hands to solve the case.

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