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Best Tamil comedy films to watch on Aha - Avvai Shanmugi, Once More, and more

Here we present the best Tamil comedy films that you can stream on popular OTT platforms Aha and OTTplay Premium. The list includes Avvai Shanmugi, Once More, and more.

Best Tamil comedy films to watch on Aha - Avvai Shanmugi, Once More, and more
Kamal Haasan in Avvai Shanmugi, Once More official poster

Last Updated: 12.23 AM, May 29, 2024


Tamil cinema has produced some iconic comedy films that are worth revisiting, in every decade. The industry has always been blessed with extremely talented writers, directors, and actors including legend Kamal Haasan and superstar Rajinikanth, who are well-known for their exceptional comic timing. Now, let’s look at the best Tamil comedy films you can stream on Aha Tamil and OTTplay Premium.

Best Tamil comedy films to stream on Aha Tamil and OTTplay Premium.

Avvai Shanmugi

Director: KS Ravikumar

Cast: Kamal Haasan, Gemini Ganesan, Nagesh, Meena, Manivannan, Delhi Ganesh


The iconic slapstick comedy film directed by KS Ravikumar, featured Kamal Haasan in the role of Pandian, a struggling dance choreographer. Pandian disguises himself as an elderly Brahmin woman named Avvai Shanmugi, to meet his little daughter Bharathi, who stays with his ex-wife Janaki and her strict father Vishwanatha Iyer.

Once More

Director: SA Chandrasekhar

Cast: Thalapathy Vijay, Sivaji Ganesan, Simran, Saroja Devi, Manivannan

Vijay, a rich young businessman neglects his family business and spends all his time partying and flirting with women. However, things take a different turn when the company suffers major loss and his father Rajasekhar dies in a plane crash. Vijay hires an elderly man named Selvam to act as his father, as his dad is required to sign some documents to save the company. Vijay and Sivaji Ganesan played the lead roles in the film, directed by SA Chandrasekhar.

Samsaram Adhu Minsaram

Director: Visu

Cast: Visu, Lakshmi, Raghuvaran, Chandrasekhar, Kamala Kamesh

The comedy-drama directed by Visu narrates the story of Ammaiyappan Mudaliar and Godavari, who leads a peaceful life with their three sons, daughter, and daughter-in-law Uma. When the closely knit family slowly starts drifting apart, Uma comes up with some ideas for reuniting them. Director Visu himself played the central character Mudaliar in the film, which features Raghuvaram, Lakshmi, and others in the key roles.

Pokkiri Raja

Director: SP Muthurama

Cast: Rajinikanth, Sridevi, Raadika Sarathkumar, R Muthuraman, Manorama

The action-comedy film directed by SP Muthuraman features Rajinikanth in a double role, as Ramesh and Raja. Ramesh joins a leading businessman's factory to eradicate irregularity and corruption. However, Ramesh soon gets sacked from the factory, after he falls in love with his employer’s daughter Vanaja. To make matters worse, he is framed for murder when his girlfriend’s father dies. The movie features Sridevi and Raadika, as the female leads.


Director: GN Rangarajan

Cast: Kamal Haasan, Sridevi, VK Ramasamy, Manorama, VS Raghavan

Kamal Haasan played a double role as twin brothers Kalyanam and Raman in this supernatural comedy film, directed by GN Rangarajan. After the naive and infantile Kalyanam is killed by a gang of goons, he returns as a ghost and visit Madras city, to find his estranged mother and twin brother. Raman, who is enraged with the tragic death of his twin brother, sets out to extract revenge.

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