7 Tamil Thrillers on Netflix, Amazon Prime Videos, and Disney + Hotstar
Tamil thrillers on Disney + Hotstar or any OTT platform for that matter have always been among the top choices. Add to that some jaw-dropping action and a gripping storyline and these instantly take the top spots on almost every bingelist. As the monsoon is in full swing, this weekend’s movie marathon is all about sticking around and gorging on quality thriller titles. From Samantha Akkineni to Taapsee Pannu at the top of these films, they are not to be missed.
Movie Marathon Weekend: 7 Tamil Thrillers On Disney + Hotstar And More You Can Complete In 15 Hours
1.8 Thottakkal – Disney + Hotstar
8 Thottakkal, translated into English by 8 balls, is all crime and thrill. Loosely based on the 1949 Japanese film Stray dog, it follows the story of Sathya, an honest policeman, who accidentally loses his service pistol while chasing a criminal. However, the thief who stole the gun sells it to Murthy and he embarks on a killing spree.
2. Endgame – Netflix
While you may have heard of this one as a Bollywood movie, it was produced bilingual, meaning all scenes were shot in two languages, Hindi and Tamil. The 2019 film is the story of Swapna (Taapsee Pannu), a game designer, who suffers from PTSD and lives alone with her housekeeper. But her life is turned upside down after a serial killer enters her house, causing her to play a twisted game of survival.
3. Kaithi – Disney + Hotstar
Kaithi was the big Diwali 2019 outing in Kollywood and you haven’t got your hands on it yet, now is the perfect time. While also available in a Telugu dub, the film is slated for a Hindi remake starring Ajay Devgn, per YOU. Dilli, a former inmate, struggles to meet his daughter for the first time after being released from prison. However, his attempts were interrupted due to an anti-drug raid planned by Inspector Bejoy.
4. Irumbi Thirai – Disney + Hotstar
Irumbu Thirai is a story about cybercrime that makes it a fascinating and thrilling watch. A military officer borrows money from a bank for his sister’s wedding. But, when the money goes, it digs deeper, which leads it into the world of cybercrime. The rest of the plot is how he takes out the cybercriminal gang.
5. U-Turn – Netflix / Amazon Prime Video
Another Samantha Akkineni star on this list, turn around is a mysterious thriller movie directed by Pawan Kumar. It revolves around the death of a motorist who breaks a traffic rule during a particular overflight and the subsequent identification of the culprit by a trainee journalist. Released in Tamil and Telugu, this film is a remake of the Kannada version directed by Kumar himself.
6. Vishwaroopam – Disney + Hotstar
With Kamal Haasan, Rahul Bose, Pooja Kumar and Jaideep Ahlawat in key roles, Vishwaroopam The story revolves around a married woman named Nirupama (played by Kumar) and her husband. She hires an investigator to follow him and discovers surprising secrets about his life as well as a connection to the leader of Al Qaeda. It’s a jarring spy action thriller, which incidentally is also written, directed and produced by Haasan.
7. Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru – Amazon Prime Video
Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru is a treat for moviegoers who love crime thrillers. It is stuffed with Easter eggs and pays special attention to the smallest details. Written and directed by Karthick Naren, the film stars Rahman as the protagonist and narrator. He recounts one of the cases he investigated while in the police force. But as the story progresses, you find it hard to trust anyone.
With: Taapsee Pannu, Maala Parvathi, Anish Kuruvilla
Release date: 2019
With: Joseph Vijay, Samantha Akkineni, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Tota Roy Chowdhury
Release date: 2014
Platform: Amazon Prime Video
With: Kamal Haasan, Rahul Bose, Pooja Kumar, Shekhar Kapur
Release Date: 2013
Platform: Disney + Hotstar