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From Mudhalvan to Ko - Here are 5 must-watch election-based Tamil films to stream on OTT

With Lok Sabha polls just around the corner, here are some of the must-watch Tamil films on elections and politics that you can stream on OTT

From Mudhalvan to Ko - Here are 5 must-watch election-based Tamil films to stream on OTT
Tamil films based on elections

Last Updated: 03.01 PM, Apr 18, 2024


Lok Sabha elections are just around the corner and so is the mood to watch some political dramas! Tamil cinema has offered us some of the hard-hitting yet whistle-worthy political films over several decades. From the Mammootty-starrer Makkal Aatchi about a common man becoming a Chief Minister to KV Anand’s political thriller Ko about a Naxalite’s attempt at winning elections, here are 5 must-watch election-based political dramas that you can stream before casting your vote!  

Tamil films on politics and elections to watch on OTT


Streaming on: Sun NXT


This political thriller, starring Dhanush and Trisha, revolves around two lovers competing in an election. However, the ambitious woman murders her own lover to gain power. But in an unexpected turn, his twin enters the fray to avenge the death of his brother. The gripping screenplay, the unexpected twist, and the apt climax make it a must-watch political thriller that speaks about the hunger for power.  


Streaming on: MX Player

This S Shankar directorial follows a journalist who accepts the challenge to become the chief minister for a day. When he suspends corrupt ministers and punishes officials, he must face the consequences of his actions. How he succeeds in this political chaos forms the crux of the story. This Arjun-starrer offers a realistic take on what goes behind the elections and sheds light on rampant corruption.  


Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video

This political drama follows young photojournalist Ashwin who exposes his friend, a Naxalite who plans to use his sympathy to plant a bomb at his own party's election meeting to win the polls! The critically acclaimed film was directed by late cinematographer and director KV Anand and was one of the most successful films upon its release. Ajmal Ameer won praise from the critics and the audience for his negative-shade character.  


Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video

This Suriya-starrer narrates the story of a farmer named Kumaran, who leads a peaceful life with his wife and family. But when he is dragged into politics, he gets blinded by his hunger for power. How he changes himself and becomes a good leader form the crux of the story. Although the film received a mixed reception for its screenplay, Suriya’s performance was well received. If you are in the mood to watch an emotionally driven political drama, don’t miss out on this one! 

Makkal Aatchi

Streaming on: YouTube

Makkal Aatchi
Makkal Aatchi

Makkal Aatchi, starring Mammootty in his Tamil film debut, revolves around a common man named Sethupathi who receives a huge stash of money and uses it to become the CM of the state. Directed by RK Selvamani, the film was well-received and was a box-office hit. Mammootty’s Tamil debut was a success, and the film is a must-watch among memorable political dramas of Kollywood.  

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