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Best Tamil films of 2000s to stream on Sun NXT - Singam, Aayirathil Oruvan, and more

Here are the best Tamil films that were released during the 2000s, to stream on Sun NXT and OTTPlay Premium, including Singam, Aayirathil Oruvan, Ayan, and more. Have a look...

Best Tamil films of 2000s to stream on Sun NXT - Singam, Aayirathil Oruvan, and more
Aayirathil Oruvan, Singam official posters

Last Updated: 08.45 PM, May 07, 2024


The Tamil film industry has always produced great films, which excelled in both creative and technical aspects ever since its beginning. In fact, Tamil cinema is one of the rare film industries that have managed to strike a balance between creativity and commercial possibilities. Here we present the best Tamil films released in 2000s, that you can stream on popular OTT platforms Sun NXT and OTTPlay Premium.

Best Tamil films of 2000s to stream on Sun NXT and OTTPlay Premium


Director: Hari

Cast: Suriya, Prakash Raj, Anushka Shetty, Vivek, Vijayakumar


Suriya, the National award-winning actor joined hands with hitmaker Hari for the blockbuster cop thriller Singam. The celebrated actor played the central character Durai Singam, an honest Sub Inspector of police who is on a mission to put an end to the atrocities of Mayil Vaaganam (Prakash Raj), a Chennai-based gangster. The movie later had two more instalments, and was remade in Hindi, Kannada, Bengali, and Punjabi languages.

Aayirathil Oruvan

Director: Selvaraghavan

Cast: Karthi, Reema Sen, Andrea Jeremiah, R Parthiban, Pratap Pothen

This underrated gem helmed by Selvaraghavan, is truly one of the finest Tamil films released in the 2000s. Aayirathil Oruva revolves around Anitha (Reema Sen), a government official who embarks on a journey to find Chandramouli, an archaeologist, who went to Vietnam in order to search for any existence of the prince of the Chola dynasty. She is joined by Muthu(Karthi), a porter from Chennai, and Lavanya (Andrea), the daughter of Chandramouli.


Director: KV Anand

Cast: Suriya, Prabhu, Tamannaah Bhatia, Jagan, Akashdeep Saigal

The action thriller film helmed by KV Anand depicts the story of Deva (Suriya), an educated young man who works for Dass (Prabhu), a local smuggler. But Deva starts rethinking his career choices and helps the local police, after he falls in love with Yamuna (Tamannah Bhatia), the sister of his best friend Chitti (Jagan) who gets killed while saving him.


Director: Sasikumar

Cast: Sasikumar, Jay, Samuthrakani, Swathi Reddy, Ganja Karuppu

The period action thriller directed by Sasikumar, is set in the 1980s and revolves around five friends who lead a carefree life in Madurai. But when they conduct a near-perfect crime and are caught, their commitment and loyalty to each other are put to the test. Sasikumar himself played the role of Paraman, while Jai and Samuthrakani appeared as Azhagar and Kanagu, respectively.


Director: Samuthirakani

Cast: Sasikumar, Vijay Vasanth, Bharani, Ananya, Abhinaya, Ganja Karuppu

This action-drama film helmed by Samuthirakani revolves around Karunakaran, Chandran, and Paandi, the three friends who fight hard to unite their friend Saravanan with his lady love Prabha. However, an unfortunate incident changes the trio's lives for the worse. The movie features Sasikumar, Vijay Vasanth, Bharani, Ananya, Abhinaya, Ganja Karuppu, and others in the pivotal roles.

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