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What To Stream: Five Underrated Tamil Films Of 2019

Last year was eventful for Kollywood that saw a host of big films being released. We saw new attempts (good and bad) that eschewed age-old templates. While some films were celebrated and some were oversold, there were a few films that did not receive the appreciation they deserved. Here are five such films.


Vellai Pookal

Although a little stretched out, it was a great thriller headlined by Vivek. These days Tamil filmmakers just go ahead with titles that make no sense, this film’s title had underlying meanings intertwined with its plot. Directed by Vivek Elangovan, the film also features Dev, Pooja Devariya, and Charlie. Vivek is cast superbly as the retired cop and the twists are satisfying.

Streaming on Amazon Prime.


Execution at it’s best, that’s what I’d say about this film. Arun Vijay excels in a dual-role keeping you at the edge of your seat till the very end. Directed by Magizh Thirumeni, the film also features Tanya Hope, Yogi Babu, Sonia Agarwal, and Vidya Pradeep.

Streaming on Sun NXT.

Game Over

Not a gamer but I thoroughly loved the idea of ‘three chances’ used in the film. The detailing in posters, editing, and Taapsee‘s performance were all brilliant. Directed by Ashwin Saravanan, the film also features Sanchana Natrajan, Vinodhini and Ramya Subramanian.

Streaming on Netflix.


Yet another crime thriller where Vijay Antony‘s poker face worked wonders. It is based on the Japanese novel The Devotion of Suspect X which was itself made into a film titled Suspect X. Directed by Andrew Louis, the film also features Arjun Sarja, Nasser and Ashima Narwal.

Streaming on Hotstar.


A good, cop film that spoke about the pressure policemen face inside the control room. Atharvaa successfully joined the list of actors who donned the cop uniform with this movie. Directed by Sam Anton, the film also features Hansika, Yogi Babu, and Radha Ravi.

Streaming on Amazon Prime, Zee5.