Over the last couple of years, Tamil Cinema has witnessed an unprecedented release of low budget films that focused on the story rather than the film stars. While some of these films thrived on the big screen, some have gone unnoticed. Not to worry, here’s a list of 12 gems that you stream online on OTT platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime.
This thriller flick follows the tale of three friends on a journey of trouble-filled adventures. The film stars Kalaiyarasan and Karunakaran in the leading roles. And actors Venkat Prabh, Vatsan Chakravarthy, and Abhirami Iyer in supporting roles.
KD aka Karuppudurai (Netflix)
The film follows an unusual pairing of an 80-year-old man and an 8-year-old boy on their hilarious adventures. If you are looking for a feel-good film, Karuppudurai is the one for you.
Vellai Pookal (Amazon Prime)
In the backdrop of a retired crime branch officer reunited with his estranged son, the film investigates a missing person’s case. The missing person happens to be the officer’s neighbour.
Sila Samayangalil aka Sometimes (Netflix)
Sila Samayangalil is a unique film whose setting is a single room. The film also showcases a variety of characters. Set in the backdrop of seven strangers awaiting their HIV test results, the film unveils the tales of the seven.
The film follows the chronicles of a single day. The film is a gripping tale of love, lust and life of the third gender. Actor Kathir gained praise for his portrayal of a trans person.
Sillu Karupatti (Netflix)
The anthology follows the tale of four people. The anthology has a stunning cast of Samuthirakani, Sunainaa, Manikandan K, Nivedhithaa Sathish, Kravmaga Sreeram, Leela Samson, Sara Arjun, and Rahul. The director Halitha Shameen won the JFW woman director for the film.
Jiivi (Amazon Prime)
You just can not miss the witty dialogues and the twists and turns that Jiivi offers! Directed by Gopinath and written by Babu Tamizh, the thriller happens to be their first collaboration.
A tale of oppression and death, Manusangada will leave you with a multitude of questions. Director Amshan Kumar brings real-life incidents to your screen.
Marainthirunthu Paarkum Marmam Enna (Zee5)
This female-centric drama centered around incidents of chain snatching. The film stars a stellar cast of Dhruva, Aishwarya Dutta, Saranya Ponvannan, D. Chakravarthy, Radha Ravi, and Manobala.
Baaram (Amazon Prime)
This National Award-winning film investigates a mysterious death. After being treated by a traditional healer, Kuruppaswamy dies after 8 days. His mysterious death catches the attention of an activist, Veera.
Mehendi Circus (Netflix)
Mehendi Cirus is a feel-good romance drama that will take you on a trip down memory lane. If you are looking to kick back on a warm afternoon, this is the film for you.
Sethum Aayiram Pon (Netflix)
Sethum Aayiram Pon follows the tale of a grandmother and granddaughter who meet after several years apart. You might definitely watch the film for its swift dialogues and amazon Sethum Aayiram Pon.