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New to Tamil cinema? Here are five blockbuster films to watch on Sun NXT right now

If you are looking for quick suggestions on Tamil films you want to start with, here are a set of five blockbuster films you can stream on SunNXT

New to Tamil cinema? Here are five blockbuster films to watch on Sun NXT right now
Vaanam, Anniyan, Naanum Rowdy Dhaan, Mankatha

Last Updated: 01.44 PM, Mar 27, 2024


South Indian cinema, especially Tamil cinema, has been gaining a lot of traction in the recent days. Tamil cinema has always found the middle ground between commercial aesthetics and novel storytelling. Be it paving the way for progressive and inclusive cinema through the likes of filmmakers Pa Ranjith and Mari Selvaraj, to making commercial blockbusters with social relevance like Shankar’s Indian, Tamil cinema is a melting pot of different voices.

So, if you are new to Tamil cinema and want quick suggestions on the films you want to start off with, don’t you worry, we have got you covered. Here is a set of five Tamil blockbuster films you can stream on SunNXT.


Directed by Venkat Prabhu, Mankatha is one of the blockbusters in actor Ajith Kumar’s career. The film comes off as a fresh take when Ajith makes a daring attempt to play a morally grey character. Mankatha is an action crime drama and is the actor's 50th film. Mankatha revolves around a heist involving cricket betting money orchestrated by a gang of thieves. The film became a commercial blockbuster and also stars Trisha, Anjali, Arjun, Andrea, Vaibhav, and Premgi, among others.


Naanum Rowdy Dhaan

Naanum Rowdy Dhaan is a romantic drama starring Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanthara in the lead roles. Directed by Vignesh Shivan, the film became a bonafide success at the box office and brought out the performative nature of Nayanthara who played a deaf girl who is out to take revenge. The film revolves around the hilarious adventure of what happens when the girl meets the son of a cop. Actors Parthiepan, Radhika Sarathkumar, RJ Balaji, and Anandaraj appear in supporting roles. Anirudh Ravichander's score is one of the positive aspects of the film. Dhanush has produced the film under Wunderbar Films.

Thani Oruvan

Thani Oruvan is an action thriller directed by Mohan Raja. Headlined by Jayam Ravi and Arvind Swamy, the film revolves around a cop who is on a mission to get hold of a powerful scientist who uses illegal practices for his benefit. Nayanthara plays the female lead. The film was well-received at the time of its release and was praised for the performances and sleek screenplay. A sequel for the film was announced recently with Jayam Ravi and Mohan Raji set to reunite.


Directed by Shankar, Anniyan is a vigilante film that is a good mix of all commercial aspects. With song and dance, emotional sentiments, comedy, romance and action, Anniyan features Vikram in three roles. It follows the life of an orthodox and righteous man Ambi who suffers from multiple personality disorder and thus transforms into a ruthless vigilante punishing those who break laws. Sadha, Vivek, and Prakash Raj, among others, play supporting characters.


A hyperlink action drama, Vaanam is directed by Krish Jagarlamudi and is a remake of the Telugu film Vedam. The film stars Silambarasan, Bharath, Anushka Shetty, Prakash Raj, Santhanam, and others. The film revolves around five individuals who come from different walks of life, but a fateful day on New Year's Eve entwines all their lives at a hospital.

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