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Six Films That Trace Tamannaah Bhatia’s Journey In Tamil Cinema

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Actress Tamannaah Bhatia has carved a niche for herself with roles that bring good amount of screen space her way. As she turns 30 today, here are five films that trace the journey of the leading actress.


Kalloori, 2007

I can never forget Shobana and her transition from the detached girl to one who would risk ‘anything’ for her bunch of friends. Even after essaying what the industry calls ‘glamourous roles’ the actress was able to pull off this no-makeup college student look with ease. The film deals with the life of college students in a village. Directed by Balaji Sakthivel, the film also features Akhil, Hemalatha, and Vinoth.

Ayan, 2009

This film marked the comeback of the actress. Yamuna was not a mere damsel in distress but instead served as a major plot point in the film, aiding Deva (Surya) with his plans. The film dealt with drug trafficking and smuggling with an emotional backdrop. Directed by KV Anand, the film also features Prabhu and Karunas.

Paiyya, 2010

This movie served as a perfect example of how a character can be impactful without doing much. All she ever does is warm the seat of the car and shake a leg, gracefully though, with Karthi. But there’s no story without her. Directed by N Lingusamy, the film also features Jagan and Sonia Deepti.

Kandaen Kadhalai, 2009

I can not imagine anyone other than Tamannaah reprising Geet from Jab We Met. Anjali is full of zeal, charm, and emotion. Directed by R Kannan, the film also features Bharath and Santhanam.

Baahubali: The Beginning, 2015

After a couple of next-door girl roles, she became the brave and fierce soldier Avanthika. Directed by SS Rajamouli, the film also features Prabhas and Rana Daggubati.

Dharmadurai, 2016

While live-in relationships and a new life after divorce are still considered big taboo, she pulled off the role of a divorced woman who lives with and supports her college best friend Vijay Sethupathi. A strong character in itself, she added more value to Subashini with a superb performance. Directed by Seenu Ramasamy, the film also features Aishwarya Rajesh and Srushti Dange.