Tamil cinema has produced some of the finest movies in Indian cinema. Over the years, Tamil movies have been appreciated by both the audience and critics for their unique storytelling and filmmaking techniques. If you are a fan of critically acclaimed Tamil movies or looking to explore the best of Tamil cinema, here are the top 5critically acclaimed movies to watch:
1. Visaranai (2015)
Directed by Vetrimaaran, Visaranai is a crime-thriller film that depicts the brutal treatment of innocent people by the police force. The movie is based on a novel by M. Chandrakumar and stars Dinesh, Samuthirakani, and Anandhi in lead roles. It won the Amnesty International Italia Award at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival.
2. Aaranya Kaandam (2010)
Directed by Thiagarajan Kumararaja, Aaranya Kaandam is a neo-noir gangster film that depicts the lives of a group of criminals in Chennai. The movie stars Jackie Shroff, Ravi Krishna, and Sampath Raj in lead roles. It won the Grand Jury Award at the South Asian International Film Festival in New York.
3. Joker (2016)
Directed by Raju Murugan, Joker is a satirical drama that highlights the issues of corruption and politics in rural India. The movie stars Guru Somasundaram in the lead role and won the National Film Award for Best Tamil Film in 2016.
4. Pariyerum Perumal (2018)
Directed by Mari Selvaraj, Pariyerum Perumal is a social drama that deals with caste discrimination and the struggles of a young law student. The movie stars Kathir and Anandhi in lead roles and won several awards including the National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues in 2018.
Directed by Karthik Subbaraj, Iraivi is a drama film that explores the lives of three women and their struggles with patriarchy. The movie stars Anjali, Kamalinee Mukherjee, and Pooja Devariya in lead roles and won critical acclaim for its unique storytelling.