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Top 10 crime thriller movies in Tamil to watch on OTT

From Jackie Shroff’s Aaranya Kaandam to Jayam Ravi’s Thani Oruvan, here's a jaw-dropping list of the top 10 crime thriller Tamil movies to watch on OTT

Top 10 crime thriller movies in Tamil to watch on OTT

Aaranya Kaandam, Anjathe

Last Updated: 10.56 PM, May 29, 2024


The Tamil film industry, also known as Kollywood, has now become a powerhouse of entertainment in Indian cinema. Known for its captivating narratives, thought-provoking themes, and versatile actors, Tamil cinema has carved a niche for itself. Hence, for those who crave the adrenaline rush of a well-crafted crime thriller, Kollywood offers a treasure trove of movies that will make your jaw drop.  From Jackie Shroff’s Aaranya Kaandam to Jayam Ravi’s Thani Oruvan, here are the top 10 crime thriller movies in Tamil to watch on OTT.

Top 10 crime thriller movies in Tamil on OTT:

Aaranya Kaandam

IMDb rating: 8.5/10

OTT platform: Disney+ Hotstar


Directed by Thiagarajan Kumararaja, Aaranya Kaandam stars Jackie Shroff, Ravi Krishna, Sampath Raj, Yasmin Ponnappa. The film portrays the story of Singaperumal, a man with sheer passion for his work despite his age and is determined to defeat his nemesis Gajendran. But as he plots a super plan, a chaotic turn of events throws both of them into a desperate struggle.

Thani Oruvan

IMDb rating: 8.4/10

OTT platform: Sun NXT

Starring Arvind Swamy, Jayam Ravi and Nayanthara, the film follows the events as a wealthy, cunning and powerful scientist commits various medical malpractices for more money, while a daring police officer Mithran takes charge to expose him and catch him to bring justice to the victims.

Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru

IMDb rating: 8.2/10

OTT platforms: Amazon Prime, Aha Tamil, MX Player, ZEE5

When a couple dies under mysterious circumstances, seasoned police officer Deepak is called to unravel the truth. However, as he delves deeper into the case, a violent encounter leaves him with a permanent injury and he loses his leg. This unfortunate turn of events abruptly cuts short his promising career. The film stars Rahman, Anjana Jayaprakash and Prakash Raghavan.

Onaayum Aattukkuttiyum

IMDb rating: 8.1/10

OTT platform: Disney+ Hotstar

Starring Adithya, Raj Bharath and Sri, the film follows Chandru, whose life takes a terrifying turn after he saves a stranger. Unaware of the man’s fugitive status, the police arrests Chandru’s whole family. To fight for their release, Chandru is now forced to play a dangerous game by helping the police to catch the man he saved.

Unnaipol Oruvan

IMDb rating: 8/10

OTT platforms: Amazon Prime, ZEE5

Starring Kamal Haasan, Mohanlal and Daggubati Venkatesh,  Unnaipol Oruvan tells the story of an ordinary man, who makes a tragic choice as he is deeply saddened by the loss of innocent lives in a terrorist attack. He plots to take revenge on those heinous criminals by setting off a bomb.

Yutham Sei

IMDb rating: 7.9/10

OTT platforms: Disney+ Hotstar, ZEE5

The film features Cheran, Dipa Shah, Y. Gee. Mahendra, and Jayaprakash in lead roles. The crime thriller follows detective JK, whose sister is missing, but is forced to take a new case. As he delves deeper, he uncovers a hidden web of secrets and soon realises this investigation is more than what it actually seems. Driven by a ray of hope to find his sister, JK gives his best to solve the mysterious case.


IMDb rating: 7.6/10

OTT platforms: Aha Tamil, Disney+ Hotstar

Starring Ashok Selvan, Janani, and Jayaprakash, the film follows Vetri, who is passionate about criminology, as he lands a job at a private detective agency. But his initial thrills turn to dread as his targets die one by one mysteriously. Hence, a weird question arises: Is Vetri unwittingly leading them to their deaths?

Kurangu Bommai

IMDb rating: 7.9/10

OTT plaform: ZEE5

The film stars Bharathiraja, Vidharth, and Delna Devis. The Tamil crime thriller follows Sundaram and his son, Kathir, a taxi driver, as they get entangled in a web of crime after their boss Ekambaram drags them into a smuggling scheme, involving a priceless idol. Will Kathir be able to save himself and his father from this chaos?


IMDb rating: 8.5/10

OTT plaform: Netflix

The film, starring Attakathi Dinesh, Samuthirakani, and Anandhi, narrates the tale of four labourers, who confess to a crime that they did not commit after they are severely tortured by the police. However, they find a ray of hope when a seemingly righteous officer arrives at the station. But the hope and relief were a cruel illusion. The worst is yet to come in their lives. Will the labourers be able to survive?


IMDb rating: 8.1/10

OTT plaform: Aamzon Prime

The film stars Narain, Prasanna, Ajmal Ameer, Vijayalakshmi Feroz. Anjathe revolves around two close friends, Sathyavaan and Kirubakaran, who go their separate paths in life. While Sathyavaan drowns in drinking and street fights, Kirubakaran diligently studies to become a sub-inspector. However, in a twist of fate, Sathyavaan becomes the sub-inspector instead. What happens to Kirubakaran next?

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