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Cut-it-short – Here’s the list of 10 amazing Netflix Tamil movies to watch in 2021!
The one good thing that the new normal has given you is the premium content of OTT platforms. Tamil movies on Netflix, with their intriguing storyline, have emerged as a star during this time. Realistic plots, scripts challenging societal norms, stories addressing taboos, depiction of modern-day love are some of the factors contributing to the success of the Kollywood industry.
If you are in for a weekend binge or maybe a lazy weekday, Netflix Tamil movies have all the flair to keep you hooked.
Netflix Tamil movies list
Sarvam Thaala Mayam
Directed by Rajiv Menon
Lead Actors – G.V.Prakash Kumar & Aparna Balamurali
When the music is by AR Rahman, you know you are in for a fantastic background score.
Sarvam Thaala Mayam is a musical that revolves around the mridangam player named Vembu Iyer and his student Peter Johnson.
Peter is the son of a mridangam maker but has no genuine interest in the business. He is not serious about his life or goals. One day his father gives him the job to deliver mridangam to Vendu Iyer’s concert. When he reaches the concert, he gets mesmerized to see Vembu perform. He feels in his gut that this is his calling.
He starts a journey, almost a “reality-show kind,” where he goes through personal transformation. He faces caste-based prejudices and overcomes the hurdles of the world of showbiz.
Merku Thodarchi Malai
Directed by Lenin Bharathi
Lead Actors – Antony, Gayathri Krishnaa, Abu Valayankulam
Merku Thodarchi Malai is a documentary-style movie touching multiple narratives of modern society. With its beautiful camera angles, it will show you the might of nature and its grandeur.
The story is about the life of Rangasamy, aka Rangu (Antony), who is a daily wage laborer. In the first half, a lot of focus is on showing his simplistic life.
He has a dream of owning his land someday. But, you will see how capitalistic culture makes it challenging for him to achieve such a basic dream.
It will force you to ponder who is the eventual beneficiary of the things that are done in the name of “growth?”
Directed by Atlee
Lead Actors – Vijay, SJ Suryah, Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha Akkineni, Nithya Menen
Starring one of the biggest stars of Tamil cinema, Vijay, Mersal is an entertaining yet thrilling movie with groovy music.
The story revolves around twin brothers Maaran and Vetri. One is a doctor who fights against corruption, and the other is a magician. The plot becomes interesting when they meet and join forces to take revenge for the murder of their parents.
The music is by AR Rahman; extra points just for that.
Directed by Bejoy Nambiar
Lead Actors – Dulquer Salmaan, Dhanshika, Neha Sharma, Sruthi Hariharan, Arthi Venkatesh, Dino Morea, Manoj K. Jayan, Soubin Shahir
It’s understandable if your “sole” reason for watching “Solo” is Dulquer Salman. Right ladies?
The movie gives you a poetic journey linking human emotions, divinity, and nature. It tells the story of four characters by providing a distinct voice to each based on the elements of nature. It depicts – Earth, Fire, Wind, and Water, each being different dimensions of Lord Siva.
The movie rolls in 4 separate narratives.
As Shekhar, Dulquer plays the part of a musician who has a speech impairment and is in love with a dancer who is blind. The next part is of Dr. Trilok Menon, who helps an accident victim on the road.
Then comes the character of Siva. Here, he plays the role of a gangster who is harsh to his wife but caring for his brother. In the last narrative, he plays the role of Rudra, who is madly in love with his girlfriend and is ready to fight all the odds.
Although each character has a different personality, their pursuit of love in different forms connects them.
Directed by Thiagarajan Kumararaja
Lead Actors – Vijay Sethupathi, Fahadh Faasil, Samantha Akkineni, Ramya Krishnan, Mysskin, Gayathrie
Super Deluxe is dark, edgy, and real. A perfect example of new-age Netflix Tamil movies. The film is an excellent example of evolved writing. With a potent blend of dark humor, the movie touches on many taboo subjects.
The film has four narratives intermingling with each other. There is a story of a transgender woman named Shilpa. She is going through a tough time as circumstances test her love for her son and family.
A couple, Mugin and Vembu, are going through a tormenting phase as they have to dispose of the body of Vembu’s ex-lover. More thrill?
There is Leela, who used to be a porn star, and now struggles with her past and tries to save her injured son. Leela’s husband, Arpuntham, is having a crisis of faith.
Five teens (Gaaji, Vasanth, Thooyavan, and Sooriwho) decide to watch porn and end up discovering something shocking.
You got to watch Super Deluxe to find out how each of these stories ends.
Directed by Madonne Ashwin
Lead actors – Yogi Babu, Sheela Rajkumar
Mandela is a political satire that shows the impact of caste-based politics.
The central plot is around a local body election. The competition is between two half brothers belonging to different castes.
An underprivileged barber in the village becomes the center of attention when his vote becomes the deciding factor in the election.
The events that follow will make you laugh and, at the same time, will give you an insight into scammy electoral practices.
Directed by Karthik Subbaraj
Lead Actors – Rajinikanth, Simran
Rajnikanth movies are a category of cinema in their own being. Petta has all the elements of an entertaining Rajnikanth movie. It is the reinvented version of Baasha (another Rajni super-hit) but with clever twists.
Kaali, aka Rajnikanth, camouflages his identity as a friendly hostel warden. However, he comes with a history of a violent past. He enters the hostel with a secret mission, and his journey, from there on, takes you through a story filled with action, romance, and thrill.
Directed by Ram
Lead actors -Andrea Jeremiah, Vasanth Ravi, Adrian Knight Jesly
Taramani is a movie that deals with multiple aspects of modern-day relationships. It shows how society still finds it hard to deal with a strong-independent woman.
Taramani, the titular character, is a bold, corporate woman and a single mother. Yet, in her day-to-day life, her openness and independence are subjected to judgments.
As the story moves forward, a romantic angle develops between Taramani and Prabhunath. Prabhu gradually tries to dominate her, but the character of Taramani asserts that it’s not her job to handle his insecurities.
The movie will also take you through Prabhu’s past and his evolution as a person.
A lot of taboo subjects are touched when you see their relationship take a different form.
Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal
Directed by Desingh Periyasamy
Lead actors -Dulquer Salmaan, Ritu Varma, Rakshan, Niranjani Ahathian
If you are in the mood for a light-funny movie, Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal is a perfect choice. The story is of two friends who pretend to be app developers and con people.
Things take a terrible turn when DCP Pratap becomes invested in tracking them down.
The parallel plot of the movie deals with their quest to find love. This makes the movie funny and entertaining to watch.
Directed by Ashwin Saravanan
Lead Actors – Taapsee Pannu, Vinodhini Vaidyanathan, Anish Kuruvilla, Sanchana Natarajan, Ramya Subramanian, Parvathi T.
Tapsee Pannu plays the role of a game developer suffering from a psychological condition of “anniversary reaction.” Due to a traumatic incident in the past, she feels the same horror when a similar situation arises.
Just like a game, she is caught in her web of thoughts. She experiences panic attacks and hallucinations that blurs her reality.
Tapsee’s performance makes this movie a must-watch!
You have the list of the best Netflix Tamil movies, and now it is time for you to find a comfortable spot, grab a bottle of coke, maybe a bowl of cheese-loaded popcorn, and binge on these fantastic movies!