2017: Must watch Tamil thriller movies of the year

Published: 24th December 2017 06:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th December 2017 07:52 AM  

As the year come to an end, let us take a look back at the must watch Tamil thriller movies of 2017.
Lens: Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan’s Lens is a story about a man caught, literally, with his pants down. And despite threatening to occasionally be preachy, the film never becomes a sermon. Lens is a rumination on how content on the web, adult mainly, is consumed generally with a clean conscience—as though users at all times can vouch for the legality of it all.
Adhe Kangal: The movie revolves around a blind restaurant owner played by Kalaiarasan, who lands himself in trouble because of his disability. At one point of the film Kalaiarasan decides to unravel the mystery surrounding the sudden disappearance of his love interest played by Sshivada. What follows is an intense turn of events well packed with twist and turns.
Kuttram 23: An investigative crime thriller, the plot is about malpractices in the medical profession and about doctors who believed they were Gods. An adaptation of crime writer Rajesh Kumar's novel, director Arivazhagan has attempted to give a natural realistic feel to his story-telling, even as he tries to blend style with content. With a trim physique and suitable body language, Arun Vijay essays Vetri with perfect understanding, his performance nuanced and eminently watchable.
Maanagaram: The plot revolves round a set of unconnected characters whose lives get interlinked as the story progresses. How the action of one inadvertently affects the life of another, being at the wrong place at the wrong time, mistaken identities and cross-talk confusion, all form part of the script. The film stars Shri, Sundeep Kishan, Regina, Charlie in important roles.
8 Thottakkal: Debutant director Sri Ganesh's film 8 Thottakkal is inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s Stray Dog. The story revolves around criminals trying to take advantage of a situation. The title of the film is inspired by a scene in which eight bullets are shot in different directions. 8 Thottakkal consisted of performers like Nasser and MS Bhaskar playing important roles and also marked the debut of Malayalam actress Aparna Balamurali.
Rangoon: Gautham Karthik starrer Rangoon, is about crime, friendships gone awry, loss, betrayal, and at its heart, plenty of ambition. Director Rajkumar Periasamy has weaved a racy story with the threads of many characters interwoven delicately in the backdrop of smuggling.
Uru: What is the relationship writers have with their work? Do they live vicariously through the characters they create or perhaps, each character has a part of the writer within them? Uru attempts to answer this question. This Vicky Anand directoral debut starring Kalaiarasan and Sai Dhanshika is one of the best thrillers that emerged in 2017.
Nibunan: 'Action King' Arjun couldn't have asked for a better one as his landmark 150th film. He plays the role of a DGP who is so consumed by his job that he sometimes spots crimes even when there are none. Arjun is given an assignment where he along with his side kicks Prasanna and Varalaxmi have to track down a serial killer. The series of events that follows makes the movie a must watch for thriller fans.
Chennaiyil Oru Naal 2: This sequel, though about the happenings in a day again, has no real connection with the first, except that Sarath Kumar again plays a cop. Chennaiyil Oru Naal 2 is a crime thriller with enough sub-plots to make a few more films. The story, an adaptation of a Rajesh Kumar crime novel which includes touches from director JPR.
Thiruru Payale 2: Susi Ganeshan’s Thiruttu Payale 2 will make you mull over your call history and all the sensitive stuff you’ve likely said over the phone. Bobby Simhaa, Prasanna and Amala Paul all came up with commendable performances which kept the viewers guessing.
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