Top 10 South Indian Thriller Movies

Top 10 South Indian Thriller Movies

Most of the people love to watch movies in their free time for fun & entertainment. However, who loves to play with brain this article is especially for them. Some of these movies might be low budgeted & commercially unsuccessful but got positive responses from audiences. Today we will discuss about top 10 south Indian movies. Some of them are inspired from true events & appreciated by critics all over the world. Before you go through the list this is to inform you that this top 10-shouth indian thriller movies list is made based on imdb ratings & reviews.


1. Ratsasan

Ram Kumar directed Ratsasan in 2018. It was a Tamil language psychological thriller film. Vishnu Vishal & Amala Paul was in the lead role. When the movie released, it earned mostly positive reviews from both audience & critics and became a commercially successful movie. In this movie, you will see how an aspiring film director becomes police officer after his father death who runs after a mysterious serial killer (who kidnaps teen school girls and murder them brutally) to save her niece. This movie rating is 8.7 on imdb.


2. Vikram Vedha

When the light becomes darkness. You will understand if you already watched this Indian Tamil language movie. This action thriller film was directed by Pushkar & Gayathri duo. It was released on 21 July 2017. R. Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi were in the lead role. It’s a combo of trust, corruption, betrayal and responsibility. When this low budget movie released it received positive feedback from all critics on all major aspects and became commercially successful.


3. Visaranai

This movie is one of the best work of director Vetrimaaran. In this movie, you will see how brutally police torture four innocent laborers to confess for a crime that they have not committed. This Tamil crime Thriller film was released on 12 September 2015. It was a low budget film without star cast but after releasing the film, it received highly positive reviews from both critics & audience alike. It won the Amnesty International Award in 72nd Venice Film Festival and won the 63rd National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil. After releasing it many issues arose regarding the film in Tamil Nadu among the police force. Even this movie is compared to Gangs of Wasseypur. Its imdb rating is 8.5



4. Thadam

There is a common phrase “criminals always left clue on the crime scene”. But sometimes you have to face some different incidents. You might have enough prove despite you can’t take any action against criminal. It’s difficult to believe but in real life there are some true events. Thadam is inspired from those incidents. This Tamil language film was directed by Magizh Thirumeni and released in 2019.Arun Vijay’s performance was extra ordinary in this film. You might see something new in this movie. Its imdb rating is 8.2

5. Thani Oruvan

Scientist can be both devil and angel. Do not be surprised, you will see many examples if you dig the past. Thani Oruvan is based on that type of incident. This Indian Tamil language film was released in 2015. You will see an honest police officer is running after an affluent scientist who uses secret illegal medical practices for profit. After releasing the film both critics and audience like the battel between police and scientist. So the movie became commercially successful and also became one of the highest grossing Tamil films of the year. Jayam Ravi and Arvind Swamy’s performance was fabulous. The film was remade in Telegu as Dhruva and became a hit. This movies imdb rating is 8.4


6. Aaranya Kaandam

Aaranya Kaandam is supposedly the first neo-noir film in Tamil cinema. The film was launched on 18 December 2008. The story takes place in a day in the lives of the six protagonists. It is regarded as a cult film in Tamil and Indian cinema. It was released worldwide on 10 June 2011 but became unperformed. It was unsuccessful in box-office but critics gave it a good review and it’s imdb rating is 8.6


7. Imaikkaa Nodigal

If you like Nayanthara and fan of Anurag Kashyap’s work, it is a must watch for you. This psychological thriller was released on 30 August 2018. The film is a situational story how a suave CBI officer is on the trail of a serial killer who kidnaps and kills the children of important people. Vijay Sethupathi’s cameo played a vital role in the movie. After releasing the movie, it received generally positive reviews from critics with Anurag Kashyap’s performance garnering critical acclaim. It’s imdb rating 7.4


8. Thupparivaalan

‘I murdered so many people but never get caught. Accidentally I killed your dog and today I am dying’. This is one of the best dialogue I hear in my life. Thupparivaalan is one of the best Tamil action thriller films. This movie’s lead character is inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective character Sherlock Homes. The film was released in 2017 and became a commercial success. It’s imdb rating 7.5


9. Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru

This neo noir crime thriller was released on April 6 2017. Sinner gets his punishment sooner or later. In this film a police officer retires after an accident during a case investigation. After eight years when the police officer narrate the story he was forced to revel the truth. It has some twist that will attract you until the end. This movie’s budget was too low but it became super hit compared to budget. This movie’s imdb rating is 8.3


10. Mumbai Police

This neo noir psychological crime thriller was released on 3 May 2013. It is Prithviraj Sukumaran’s one of the best movies. Movie starts with a police officer who recently released from hospital. The officer met a serious accident and lost his memories but only he knows who killed an ACP. This film ends is a shocking way that you might not think. If you love twist, this movie is for you. It’s imdb rating is 8. It was one of the “remarkable box-office success” of 2013

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