Top 10 Tamil Movies 2016

In 2016, 108 Tamil films released. Among the 108 films only countable movies have done well at the box office. Top 10 Best Tamil Movies 2016 are rated based on public opinion. 

1. Appa

APPA is an Indian Tamil Language independent drama film written, produced and directed by Samuthirakani. The lead role of the film is Samuthirakani, and another supporting role in the movie is Thambi Ramaiah.


Appa Movie is all about father and son. A father who nurtures his son and makes him a good man in this society. He teaches many fathers about fatherhood and their responsibilities. Appa play shows about friendship, education, infatuation, love and family sentiments. This film tears the face of the educational system. “APPA ” movie treats to many children, lesson for parents.

2. Kuttrame Thandanai

Kuttrame Thandanai is a Tamil Language Crime, Psychological Thriller film, directed by M. Manikandan, Produced by S. Muthu, S. Harihara Naganathan, S. Kaleeswaran, under the Don Production Co- Produced with Tribal Art Productions.The leading role of the movie played by Pooja Devariya, Aishwarya Rajesh, Vidharth. Supporting role played by Rahman, Nassar, Guru Somasundaram, G. Marimuthu .


A young boy Ravi in need for money to get his eyesight back on track uses the keen observation skills his limited vision provides as consolation to his advantage as he blackmails his way past two suspects in the murder of a girl in his neighborhood. The story unravels to show if his purpose gets served and if the murderer is found guilty!

3. Aandavan Kattalai

Aandavan Kattalai is an Indian Tamil language satirical film Co written and directed by Kaaka Muttai fame M. Manikandan Co written with Arul Chezhiyan and Anucharan. The lead roles of the film played by Vijay Sethupathi, Ritika Singh.


Gandhi (Vijay Sethupathi) & Pandi (Yogi Babu) come to Chennai from their native village near Madurai in search of a ‘Travel agent’ who can arrange their travel to London on fake passports/reasons to earn some money. However, fate plays havoc on their lives as their lies take them to the brink of disaster.

4. Iraivi

Iraivi is an 2016 Indian Tamil neo-noir drama film written and directed by Karthik Subbaraj and produced by C. V. Kumar. The play features an ensemble cast with Vijay Sethupathi, S. J. Surya, Bobby Simha, Anjali, Kamalinee Mukherjee and Pooja Devariya playing leading roles.


This film is about women, men and their priorities. Iraivi talks about women’s freedom, how men look at it and how women use it. The film is based on the women we see around us and how certain things stay the same, no matter what class or background they belong to.

5. Irudhi Suttru

Irudhi Suttru is a 2016 Indian sports drama film written and directed by Sudha Kongara. Irudhi Suttru was titled as Saala Khadoos in Hindi. Both Saala Khadoos and Irudhi Suttru was opened on 29 January 2016 and received critical acclaim


The story of a former boxer (Madhavan as a boxer) who quits boxing following a fallout with the authorities over the underlying politics, but goes on to coach a fisherwoman (Ritika Singh as Fisherwomen) to fulfill his dream through her.

6. kabali

Kabali is an Indian Tamil-language gangster-drama film released in 2016. It is written and directed by Pa. Ranjith and produced by Kalaipuli S. Thanu. The budget of this film was 1 billion. This movie collected the box office collection of 307.5 Crore.


Before Indian Independence, many Tamilans from South India were sent to Malaysia as indentured laborers. Kabali (played by Rajinikanth), the protagonist, fights this oppression. After a lengthy imprisonment, he is more determined than ever to fight for his people.

7. Theri

Theri is an Indian Tamil-language action film written and directed by Atlee and produced by Kalaipuli S. Thanu. Lead roles of this film are played by Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Amy Jackson. Theri Collected a box office collection of 156 crore. Theri is the 2016 blockbuster movie.


An honest cop Vijay Kumar fight for justice, sees his family die due to the enemies he has made as a cop, making him change his identity for the safety of himself and his daughter. However, his enemies eventually learn about his new identity, giving him the chance to seek revenge.

8. Amma Kanakku

Amma Kanakku is an Indian Tamil language drama film released in 2016. It was written and directed by Ashwini Iyer Tiwari and produced by both Dhanush and Anand L. Rai. The lead roles of this film are played by  Amala Paul, Revathi and Samuthirakani.


A Class 10 student , Abhinaya (Yuva lakshmi) is giving up on studies, because she knows her mother Shanti (Amala Paul) , a house-help, will not be able to provide for her higher studies. Her mother Shanti tries hard and even enrolls her for math tuition, but she thinks only children of rich parents become doctors or engineers and believes shall end up being a maid too, like her mother.  The final scenes show Abhinaya (Yuva Lakshmi) passing her 10th Standard, and then years later getting interviewed by these IAS Officers, and she was questioned  why she is pursuing Civil Services and her reply says it all ” So that I do not become a servant”.

9. Sethupathi

Sethupathi is an Indian Tamil-language action film written and directed by S. U. Arun Kumar. The lead role is played by Vijay Sethupathi, Remya Nambeesan.


The murder of a fellow cop is investigated by Sethupathi who approaches the case intelligently taking the untraveled route to arrive at a solution. The case with all its twists & turns ultimately makes him go head-on with the big shot Vaathiyar, He puts his job and family at stake.

10. 24

24 is an Indian Tamil-language science fiction thriller  film written and directed by Vikram Kumar. Suriya plays triple roles, with actresses Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nithya Menen and Saranya Ponvannan in lead roles.


A scientist Sethuraman (Suriya) invents a time machine, which leads to a bitter battle between his evil twin brother and his son.

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