Best Tamil Movies of 2015

PUBLISHED DATE: 26/Dec/2015

Best Tamil Movies of 2015

Best Tamil Movies of 2015


As many as 206 Tamil films released in 2015, while only about 10% of them made an impact among the audience. Check out our definitive list of Tamil films, which we think are must-watch movies of this year.


1. Kaaka Muttai - Manikandan (MC Rating - 80%)


An adorable tale of two kids from the slums who long to taste pizza for the first time, only to end up not liking its taste. 

 

2. Thani Oruvan - Mohan Raja (MC Rating - 77%)


Undoubtedly, the most liked film of the year by all sections of the audience. Arvind Swamy’s killer act and dialogues like ‘Naatukagalam Ila, Nee ketta, Unakaaga’ elevated the movie to a different level. BTW, have you read our article comparing Thani Oruvan and The Dark Knight? Read here.

 

3. Kuttram Kadithal - Bramma (MC Rating - 77%)


A riveting slice of life tale involving a primary school teacher, who gets caught into a controversy for slapping a student.

 

4. Papanasam - Jeethu Joseph (MC Rating - 74%)


Thanks to Kama Haasan’s brilliant performance, Papanasam was as good as Drishyam, if not better. Remember that fierce look of Kamal Haasan when the cops discover the dog’s carcass?

 

5. Maya - Ashwin Saravanan (MC Rating - 72%) 


Unlike horror comedy films, Maya stayed honest to its genre and sent down some real chilling moments for the audience. A brilliant debut by Ashwin Saravanan!

 

6. Baahubali - SS Rajamouli (MC Rating - 71%) 


This SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus was a runaway blockbuster, while people are eagerly waiting for the second part to find out why Kattappa killed Baahubali.

 

7. O Kadhal Kanmani  - Mani Ratnam (MC Rating - 70%) 


After delivering few duds in the recent past, legendary director Mani Ratnam was back with a bang with OK Kanmani. We are still in awe of the fact that he could write such a refreshing screenplay at 59.

 

8. Indru Netru Naalai - R Ravi Kumar (MC Rating - 68%) 


The first real worthy attempt at making a film on Tamil travel in Tamil, sans any logical loophole or commercial compromises.


9. Anegan - KV Anand (MC Rating - 67%) 


Dhanush’s Anegan had an interesting storyline traversing across generations, which was skillfully handled by director KV Anand. Danga Maari track is still a crowd’s favorite.

 

10. Uttama Villain - Ramesh Aravind (MC Rating - 65%) 


Touted as Kamal Haasan’s tribute to late K Balachander, the movie had some brilliant moments involving the duo. The father-son conversation in the film was extremely heart-wrenching.

 

11. Pasanga 2 - Pandiraj (MC Rating - 65%) 


Pandiraj has managed to create the magic with kids once again, as the movie has opened to extremely positive reviews this weekend. Suriya and Amala Paul have chipped in with credible cameo performances.

 

12. Rajathandhiram - AG Amid (MC Rating - 65%) 


This intelligently made heist film by a young team worked as a lighthearted thriller for majority of the movie buffs. The movie stood out for its unique presentation.

 

13. Naanum Rowdy Dhaan - Vignesh Shivan (MC Rating - 63%)


The movie had so many things going its way – Performances by Vijay Sethupathi, RJ Balaji, Nayanthara & Parthiban, Anirudh’s mesmerizing music and Vignesh Shivan’s quirky screenplay.

 

14. 36 Vayadhinile - Rosshan Andrrews (MC Rating - 63%)


Although a remake, Jyothika’s charm brought in freshness to the movie and it was indeed a dram comeback for her. So, when can we expect her to sign the next film?

 

15. Yennai Arindhaal - Gautham Menon (MC Rating - 63%) 


Gautham Menon gave an all-new dimension to Ajith with this cop film. Not to forget, Arun Vijay made a powerful impact as the antagonist.

 

16. I - Shankar (MC Rating - 62%)


Vikram came up with a breathtaking performance in this Shankar directorial, even though writer Sujatha was dearly missed in the film. Nevertheless, I is a must-watch just for Vikram’s efforts.

 

17. Demonte Colony - Ajay Gnanamuthu (MC Rating - 62%) 


A technically superior film that had its tense moments at the right places. In fact, the movie made many people explore the haunted Demonte Colony in Chennai.

 

18. Enakkul Oruvan - Prasad Ramar (MC Rating - 62%) 


Siddharth’s Enakkkul Oruvan, which dealt with dream pills, worked for the audience who did not watch the original version Lucia.

 

19. Kirumi - Anucharan (MC Rating - 61%) 


A hard-hitting tale involving police informers and the risks they face from various quarters.

 

20. Kanchana 2 - Raghava Lawrence (MC Rating - 60%) 


Our list can never be complete without Raghava Lawrence’s Kanchana 2, which is considered as one of the biggest blockbusters of the year in terms of ROI. It looks like Raghava Lawrence can never go wrong with a horror comedy movie. 

 

Notable Mentions


  • After a long hiatus, SJ Surya was back with the psychological thriller – Isai, which clicked with the multiplex audiences. 
  • Atharvaa’s Eetti received fairly positive reviews and his painstaking performance as an athlete was unanimously appreciated by one and all. 
  • Cheran’s JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai was a novel attempt, not only because of its unique screenplay, but also because it was directly released via DVDs. 
  • Karthik Subbaraj’s Bench Talkies - The First Bench was a path-breaking anthology film, written and directed by six different directors.

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