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Best Tamil movies to watch on OTT - From Kamal Haasan's Nayakan to Manisha Koirala's Bombay

From Kamal Haasan’s Nayakan to Arulnithi’s Diary, here's a list to the best Tamil movies to watch on OTT

Best Tamil movies to watch on OTT - From Kamal Haasan's Nayakan to Manisha Koirala's Bombay

Nayakan, Bombay

Last Updated: 10.49 PM, May 31, 2024


OTT platforms have revolutionised cinephiles’ experience by breaking down language barriers. They have introduced the global audience to a wider range of movies, including those from Tollywood, Kollywood, and other regional industries beyond Bollywood. This has led to a surge in the popularity of regional cinema and ensured that compelling stories reach everyone. So, to make the search for quality content easier for you, we have curated the best Tamil movies to watch across various streaming platforms.

Best Tamil movies to watch on OTT:


IMDb rating: 8.7/10

OTT platform: Amazon Prime


This 1987 action drama is a mix of the life of Bombay underworld don Varadarajan Mudaliar and the Al Pachino-starrer The Godfather. Starring Kamal Haasan, Tinnu Anand, and Nassar, the story follows a young boy named Shaktivel, whose peaceful life is shattered when he witnesses his father's brutal murder. Consumed by rage, he lashes out at the officer responsible for the death and runs away to Mumbai, where the path of vengeance slowly turns him into a notorious gangster.


IMDb rating: 8.3/10

OTT platform: Disney+ Hotstar

Starring Vishnu Vishal and Amala Paul, the story follows Arun, a young man who is devastated by his father's death. He trades his filmmaking dream to become a police officer and vows to bring justice when a dangerous killer begins to stalk schoolgirls. Can he catch the psychopath before young lives are lost?


IMDb rating: 8.3/10

OTT platforms: Aha Tamil, Amazon Prime, Disney+ Hotstar

This romantic musical stars R Madhavan and Shalini. The story follows two lovers, Karthik and Shakti, who get together despite their respective families' disapproval. However, their initial euphoria soon vanishes when they realise that marriage is not a fairytale life, which they dreamed of. It's not at all a constant state of bliss. Will the couple fight for their marriage or give up?


IMDb rating: 8.1/10

OTT plaforms: Amazon Prime, Disney+ Hotstar

This romantic musical has garnered critical acclaim not only from the Tamil audience but across the nation. Starring Arvind Swamy, Manisha Koirala, Sonali Bendre, Prakash Raj, Tinnu Anand, and Nassar, the story begins with a Muslim woman and a Hindu man falling in love. Despite their respective families’ disapproval, they escape from their houses and find solace in Bombay, only to face the harsh reality of religious prejudice.

Deiva Thirumagal

IMDb rating: 8.2/10

OTT plaform: Amazon Prime

Starring Vikram, Anushka Shetty, Amala Paul, and Nassar, this melodrama follows Krishna, a loving father with low IQ and intellectual disabilities. He fights for the custody of his daughter, Nila, after his father-in-law snatches her away. Krishna persuades lawyer Anuradha to fight his case. Deiva Thirumangal is considered the Tamil adaptation of the Hindi movie Main Aisa Hi Hoon (2005), which stars Ajay Devgn, Esha Deol and Sushmita Sen.


IMDb ating: 6/10

OTT platform: Amazon Prime

This sci-fi action drama is currently the 9th most searched sci-fi movie on Google. Starring Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Amy Jackson, and Adil Hussain, the story begins with a chaotic moment when smartphones start to fly away from people's hands and pockets. Dr. Vaseegaran and his AI robot, Nila, are called up by the government to help. However, after finding out that it's Pakshi Rajan’s conspiracy, Vaseegaran restarts his old and more powerful robot, Chitti, for a chilling battle.

Irudhi Suttru

IMDb rating: 7.6/10

OTT platforms: SonyLIV, Amazon Prime

Starring R Madhavan, Ritika Singh, and Nassar, this sports drama follows a successful boxer, Adi Tomar, who is disqualified from the sport after a fight with one of the boxing officials. But his dream lives on. He decides to train a talented fishmonger to become a boxing champion and also fulfil his own dream.

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