9 exciting Tamil thrillers to enjoy on your OTT platform

Tamil films have been awarded and credited for the unique plots that have emerged over the years. With so many legendary pan-Indian actors in Kollywood, each release is sent to various pockets of the country. Time and time again, the Tamil film industry has spawned some amazing thriller films. With partial locking in effect, here’s a chance to watch this Tamil thriller on your OTT platform and make your workday enjoyable.

# 1. 8 Thotakkal

8 Thottakkal translates to 8 bullets and true to its name, this film is a crime thriller. The film is inspired by the 1949 Japanese film Stray Dog. The film features the son of Vellapandian producer Vetri in the main role. The film was released in theaters in 2017 and is currently available to watch on OTT. The film 8 Thotakkal was also remade in Kannada under the name 8MM Bullet.


Where to watch: Disney + Hotstar

# 2. It’s over

Game Over is an Indian bilingual psychological thriller directed by Ashwin Saravanan. The film starts with a serial killer whose face is not revealed, and the plot attracts the entire audience. Game Over played Taapsee Pannu in the lead role and portrayed him as someone who suffers from PTSD, and protects his home from intruders. The film was released in both Telugu and Tamil in 2019. It is one of the must-watch Tamil thriller films available to stream on the Netflix OTT platform.

Where to watch: Netflix

# 3. Kaithi

Diwali 2019 for Kollywood is indeed on fire with the release of Kaithi. This Tamil language film has also been dubbed into Telugu as Khaidi. A Hindi version of the film starring Ajay Devgn has also been announced. The film is set in a hostel for orphaned children, with smugglers breaking into it. This film keeps you hooked to the end with its mysterious atmosphere. Kaithi has received positive responses since its release and has won several awards as well.

Where to watch: Disney + Hotstar

# 4. Psycho

Psycho got the ‘who is who’ from the industry to deliver the Tamil Psychological thriller. The film was directed by Mysskin, while the music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. This film tells the story of a psychopath who refers to a woman who is beheaded as the only trophy. With the police chasing this psychopath, people have to watch the film to find out who ended up making it. With Udhayanidhi Stalin in the lead, the film will be released globally on January 24, 2020. It is one of the underrated Tamil thriller films that you can watch on the OTT platform.

Where to watch: Netflix

# 5. U Turn

U Turn’s Samantha Akkineni is a songless film, featuring only background music composed by Poornachandra. This mystery thriller film directed by Pawan Kumar tells the story of the death of a motor vehicle driver who violates traffic regulations on a certain flyover and is then pinned down by an internal journalist. The film was released in both Telugu and Tamil and is currently available to watch on OTT. The film is a remake of the Kannada director’s film of the same title.

Where to watch: Netflix & Amazon Prime Video

# 6. Ratsasan

Ratsasan is a psychological crime thriller film directed by Ram Kumar. This film tells the story of a film director who dreams of becoming a policeman after the death of his father. Ratsasan features Wisnu Vishal and Amala Paul in the lead roles and was released in 2018.The film was remade in Telugu as Rakshasudu in 2019 and released in Hindi as Main Hoon Dandadhikari. This film is so terrifying that you might watch it with one eye closed. This is one of the best Tamil thriller films of late and one can watch it on Disney’s OTT platform + Hotstar.

Where to watch: Disney + Hotstar

# 7. Penguin

Penguin is the directorial debut by director Easvar Karthic. This mystery thriller film stars Keerthy Suresh in the main character. This film tells the story of a pregnant woman (Keerthy Suresh), who is traumatized by a nightmare about the unsolved kidnapping of her first child. Success and how he is on this mission forms the core of the film. The film has a live Telugu and Tamil release on the Amazon Prime Video OTT platform in 2020 and has received great reviews. This is truly one of the best performances of Keerthy Suresh’s career.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime video

# 8. Andhaghaaram

The name Andhaghaaram translates to darkness and the film depicts the three darkest moments of unconnected individuals in their lives. A famous clinical psychiatrist, a blind man, and a cricket coach and their respective schedules make up the plot for this supernatural horror-thriller film. While this film began production in 2014, it was only released in 2020. This film was shown in theaters and released digitally by its distributor on Netflix.

Where to watch: Netflix

# 9. Vikram Vedha

The Vijay Sethupathi and Madhavan starring Vikram Vedha is an action thriller inspired by the Indian folk tale Baital Pachisi. Perception-based film, this film tells three stories, exploring good and evil. Vikram Vedha is also the comeback film of the husband and wife couple, Pushkar and Gayatri, after Va (2010). The film was released theatrically in 2017 and was a huge hit. Arguably the best Tamil thriller and definitely one of the best Tamil films ever, Vikram Vedha is still being watched in various pockets of the country on the OTT Disney + Hotstar platform.

Where to watch: Disney + Hotstar

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