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Classic Tamil comedy films to stream on Raj TV Digital

Here is a list of the classic Tamil comedy films to stream on OTT platforms Raj TV Digital and OTTPlay Premium. The list includes Dharmathin Thalaivan, My Dear Marthandan, Thillu Mullu, and more.

Classic Tamil comedy films to stream on Raj TV Digital
My Dear Marthandan, Dharmathin Thalaivan official posters

Last Updated: 11.15 PM, May 04, 2024


Tamil film industry has been going through a no-so-good phase now, with no major film releases around the corner. However, this is indeed the perfect time to revisit the rich history of Tamil cinema, and the legacy it has created over the years. Here we present the best classic Tamil comedy films that you can stream on popular OTT platforms, Raj TV Digital and OTTPlay Premium.

Classic Tamil comedy films to stream on Raj TV Digital and OTTPlay Premium

Dharmathin Thalaivan

Director: SP Muthuraman

Cast: Rajinikanth, Prabhu, Suhasini Maniratnam, Khushboo, Nassar


Rajinikanth appeared in a double role as Balasubramanian aka Balu, a kind-hearted yet absent-minded professor, and his doppelganger Shankar in this iconic comedy film helmed by SP Muthuraman. Dharmathin Thalaivar revolves around Balu, who gets accidentally killed while trying to save his young brother Raju, played by Prabhu. However, later Prabhu comes across Balu’s look-alike Shankar, and tries to bond with him which leads to hilarious incidents.

My Dear Marthandan

Director: Pratap Pothen

Cast: Marthandan, Khushboo, Goundamani, Nizhalgal Ravi, Kovai Sarala

Prabhu played the titular character Marthandan in this comedy drama, which is helmed by actor-filmmaker Pratap Pothen. The movie, which features Khushboo as the female lead, revolves around the life of Marthandan who comes to Chennai in order to find the right life partner. However, his life takes a different turn after he meets Idea Mani (Goundamani), a cunning man.

Thillu Mullu

Director: K Balachander

Cast: Rajinikanth, Madhavi, Thengai Srinivasan, Nagesh, Poornam Viswanathan

Well, it is impossible to not include Thillu Mullu, the iconic Rajinikanth starrer helmed by K Balachander, in this list. The movie, which is an official remake of the Bollywood blockbuster Gol Maal, revolves around AAK Chandran, who also disguises himself as his non-existent twin brother Indran, to secure a job at the company of Sreeramachandra Moorthy, a strict, traditional man.

Uruvangal Maralam

Director: SV Ramanan

Cast: YG Mahendran, Suhasini Maniratnam, Sivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan

TG Mahendran and Suhasini Maniratnam played the lead roles in Uruvangal Maralam, the fantasy comedy drama, which also had Sivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth, and Kamal Haasan, in cameo appearances. The SV Ramanan directorial revolves around a good-hearted man named Ramalingam, who receives a call from God himself, which leads to hilarious incidents.

Thambikku Entha Ooru

Director: Rajasekhar

Cast: Rajinikanth, Madhavi, Senthamarai, Sulakshana

Rajinikanth played the central character Balu, a young, carefree man who is a spendthrift and has no future plans, in this comedy drama helmed by Rajasekhar. His father, who is a rich industrialist, sends him to a village named Uthama Palayam, to teach him the value of money and some important life lessons.

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