The best Tamil thrillers that had us at the edge of our seats

Raised heartbeats, a dry mouth, a gasp and a feeling of excitement. All symptoms you experience while watching a thriller. And let’s face it, who doesn’t love watching a movie with twists and turns? Check out our list of must-watch Tamil thrillers to watch this weekend. A mystery, twists that will blow your mind away and a nail-biting finish: these Tamil movies have it all! 

1. Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006)

Watch this for Kamal Haasan’s brilliant performance as an honest cop investigating a series of brutal murders spanning continents. 

Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006)
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2. Yuddham Sei (2011)

A cop troubled by his demons has to probe a sensational case of abandoned body parts. The neo-noir crime thriller has plenty of nail-biting moments to keep you hooked till the end.

Yuddham Sei (2011)
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3. Papanasam (2015)

A murder and desperate measures to cover it up to protect a family. That’s the crux of this remake of the Malyalam movie Drishyam. Does Kamal Haasan get away with it? 

Papanasam (2015)
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4. Kuttram 23 (2017)

The disappearance of a pregnant woman turns personal for the cop who is investigating it. Watch this slickly-directed thriller, which is an adaptation of a novel by crime writer Rajesh Kumar. 

Kuttram 23 (2017)
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5. Kolaigaran (2019)

Arjun Sarja and Vijay Antony shine in this gripping thriller which will keep you guessing till the end. Kolaigaran is inspired by the bestselling Japanese novel, The Devotion of Suspect X. 

Kolaigaran (2019)
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