The past year was an outstanding year for Tamil Cinema. The Kollywood was both successful in producing popular and artistic movies. The movie 'Visaaranai' has become the Indian official entry or 2017 Academy Awards and movies like 'Kabali' has become national blockbusters. Here is my selection of top 10 tamil movies released in 2016.
5 February 2016
Directed by Vetrimaaran
With Dinesh, Samuthirakani, Anandhi, Murugadass
Four immigrants (Pandi, Murugan, Afsal and Kumar) are detained by the local state police, tortured and forced to admit to a crime they have no knowledge of. When all hope seems to be lost, a policeman from their hometown speaks on their behalf at the court hearing, setting them free. The policeman asks for a return favor and the boys oblige, oblivious to the consequences that await them. As they ...
3 June 2016
Directed by Karthik Subbaraj
With Surya S.J., Vijay Sethupathi, Bobby Simha, Anjali
Iraivi is about women, men and their priorities. It talks about women's freedom, how men look at it and how women use it.The film is based on the women we see around us and how certain things stay the same, no matter what class or background they belong to.
12 August 2016
Directed by Raju Murugan
With Guru Somasundaram, Ramya Pandiyan, Gayathri, Ramasamy
Mannar (protagonist), a villager, who declares himself as Indian President, protests government for absurdities. On a trial, he reveals his past. When everyone sees him as Joker, audience are questioned at the end.
22 July 2016
Directed by Pa. Ranjith
With Rajinikanth, Winston Chao, Radhika Apte, Dhansika
Before Indian Independence, many Tamils from South India were sent to Malaysia as indentured laborers. Kabali, the protagonist, fights this oppression. After a lengthy imprisonment, he is more determined than ever to fight for his people.
27 May 2016
Directed by Vijay Kumar
With Vijay Kumar, Chandru, Mime Gopi, Citizen Sivakumar
A political thriller set in the late 1990s, revolving around an engineering college in the interiors of Tamil Nadu.
23 September 2016
Directed by M. Manikandan
With Vijay Sethupathi, Ritika Singh, Pooja Devariya, Nassar
Gandhi and Pandi decided to get a passport and travel to London to get rid of debts in their village. Things didn't happened has they planned.
6 May 2016
Directed by Vikram K. Kumar
With Suriya, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nithya Menon, Saranya Ponvannan
A scientist invents a time machine, which leads to a bitter battle between his evil twin brother and his son.
29 January 2016
Directed by Sudha Kongara
With Madhavan, Ritika Singh, Nassar, Bipin
Irudhi Suttru is a battle of wills between a reluctant girl who has all the talent and is least interested in promoting it and a man who sees in her the capacity to achieve what he never could.
2 September 2016
Directed by M. Manikandan
With Vidharth, Pooja Devariya, Aishwarya Rajesh, Rahman
A youth in need for money to get his eye-sight back on track uses the keen observation skills his limited vision provides as consolation to his advantage as he blackmails his way past two suspects in the murder of a girl in his neighborhood. The story unravels to show if his purpose gets served and if the murderer is found guilty!
11 March 2016
Directed by Nalan Kumarasamy
With Vijay Sethupathi, Madonna Sebastian, Samuthirakani, G.M. Sundar
An unlikely romance brews between a tough-acting thug with a tender heart, and a recently single, IT consultant neighbor, in this lighthearted and wacky twist of a romantic comedy.