1980s Tamil-language Movies

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Cedric the Entertainer Presents(2002-2003)

30min per episode | Comedy
2.7/5 (with 2 votes)

Cedric the Entertainer Presents was an American sketch comedy television series starring Cedric the Entertainer. The series premiered September 18, 2002 on Fox and after the first season, Fox renewed the show for a second season but right before the show aired its second season, Fox canceled the show. The show did get released on DVD. Reruns of the show currently air on TV One.

Directed by Bruce Leddy, Stan Lathan - With Thyagarajan


2h 25min | Drama, Crime
3.8/5 (with 29 votes)

Velu Naicker, who witnesses the brutal murder of his father, kills a corrupt policeman and escapes to Mumbai, only to become a gangster.


2h 27min | Action, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

Satya, a jobless youth, does not like injustice but becomes a puppet in the hands of a corrupt politician, Thandapani. Unknowingly, Satya helps the politician in his malicious endeavours.

Punnagai Mannan(1986)

2h 33min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.9/5 (with 2 votes)

Punnagai Mannan is a Tamil language film starring Kamal Haasan in the lead role of the protagonist. The film was directed by K. Balachander.The film opens with lead actor Kamal Hassan and his love interest Rekha,attempting suicide from a cliff. In this attempt, Rekha is killed but Kamal survives the fall. It is later revealed that the attempt was because of the obstacles in their love life placed by Rekha's father.At this point, Kamal is advised by his uncle (also played by Kamal) that suicide is escapist, and a sign of weakness. Kamal agrees and gets on with his...

Directed by K. Balachander - With Kamal Haasan, Revathi, Rekha, Srividya

Apoorva Sagotharargal(1989)

2h 30min | Action, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 10 votes)

Appu and Raja are twins who were separated at birth, grow up in different localities. Appu's quest for revenge begins upon learning that his father was killed by four criminals.

Moondram Pirai(1982)

2h 23min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 4 votes)

A young woman suffers a major head injury in a car accident after which she begins behaving like a child. Trapped at a brothel, she finds hope in a lonely school teacher who decides to rescue her.

Directed by Balu Mahendra - With Kamal Haasan, Silk Smitha, Sridevi, Poornam Vishwanathan

Unnal Mudiyum Thambi(1988)

4.2/5 (with 2 votes)

Unnal Mudiyum Thambi is a Tamil language film starring Kamal Haasan in the lead role. It was a remake of Telugu film Rudraveena starring Chiranjeevi. Kamal Haasan plays the younger son of an illustrious Carnatic music maestro. he role of the father is played by legendary thespian Gemini Ganesan. The father is a strict disciplinarian who is very class conscious and cares only for his art.The maestro's eldest son was born dumb and hence had to take to an instrument, the nagaswaram, which he is quite adept at.The father looks upon his younger son to carry on his...

Sindhu Bhairavi(1985)

4.3/5 (with 2 votes)

JKB, a talented Carnatic musician, struggles to connect with his wife, who cannot conceive a child. When he meets Sindhu, a music teacher, he finally finds his muse.

Directed by K. Balachander - With Sivakumar, Suhasini Maniratnam, Sulakshana, Delhi Ganesh, Janagaraj

Nalla Naal(1984)

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Directed by Thyagarajan - With Vijayakanth

Mr. Bharath(1986)

2h 26min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 3 votes)

Businessman Gopinath abandons Shanti, his first love, to marry a rich heiress. Later, Bharath, Gopinath and Shanti's illegitimate son, seeks revenge from him for the injustice meted out to his mother.

Directed by S. P. Muthuraman - With Rajinikanth, Sathyaraj, Raghuvaran, Goundamani, Visu, S. Ve. Shekher, ...


2h 55min | Action, Crime, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 3 votes)

Billa, a powerful outlaw with a long list of enemies, kills Rajesh, a member of his gang, after he quits the criminal life. But Rajesh's fiancee and his sister pledge to take revenge on Billa.

Keezh Vaanam Sivakkum(1981)

2h 18min

Kumaran, who is blind, gets attached with his eye doctor's daughter-in-law. However, he is shocked to learn that the man responsible for his sister's death is none other than the doctor's son.

Directed by Muktha Srinivasan - With Sivaji Ganesan
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Gopurangal Saivathillai(1982)

Murli is a stylish and handsome young man who is forced to get married to an ugly village girl, Arukani, by his father. To escape from his wife and his father, he takes a transfer to Bangalore. In Bangalore, he gets friendly with one of his colleague, Julie, who is modern and beautiful. Both fall in love and get married. Murli does not reveal his past to Julie. However, Murli's happiness is short-lived. His first wife Arukani accidentally lands up at his house in Banglore. How does Murli manage the situation and hide Arukani's identity from Julie? What will be Arukani's fate? Will Julie get to know the truth?

Directed by Manivannan - With Mohan

Mouna Raagam(1986)

2h 40min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.8/5 (with 9 votes)

Divya, a college student, mourns the untimely death of her lover, Manohar. Due to familial pressure, she is forced to marry Chandrakumar, but she asks for a divorce as a wedding gift.

Directed by Mani Ratnam - With Karthik

Naan Sigappu Manithan(1985)

2h 34min | Action, Drama
3.3/5 (with 2 votes)

A young man turns into a vigilante to fight injustice after his loved ones are killed.

Directed by S. A. Rajendran - With Rajinikanth

Panneer Pushpangal(1981)

4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Two high school students receive ample support from one of their teachers to fall in love with each other. But problems arise when their parents come to know about their relationship.

Directed by P. Vasu - With Suresh, Archana, Shanthi Krishna, Venniradai Moorthy, Prathap K. Pothan

Vellai Roja(1983)

Vellai Roja is a 1983 Indian Tamil film, directed by A. Jagannathan and produced by V. Viswanathan. The film stars Sivaji Ganesan, Ambika, Prabhu and Radha in lead roles. The film had musical score by Ilayaraja. The film was a remake of Malayalam film Post Mortem.

Directed by A. Jagannathan - With Sivaji Ganesan


2h 20min | Action, Drama
3.4/5 (with 3 votes)

Ragupathy leaves his village for the city and finds a job at a 5-star hotel owned by a man in a relationship with his mother. When his life is threatened, Ragupathy decides to ensure his safety.

Thanga Magan(1983)

2h 21min | Drama
2.6/5 (with 1 vote)

Thanga Magan is a man's search for his roots. It is his search for the truth about his lineage.

Directed by A. Jagannathan - With Rajinikanth


2h 29min | Drama, Action, Crime
3.1/5 (with 1 vote)

The Story of a young man who returns from jail after imprisonment on crime he commits for justice during young age. He comes out and again fights for justice in everyway. This film released along with Kamal hassan starred and Mani Ratnam directed Nayakan,Sathyaraj starred Brahma and Vijayakant starred Uzhavan Magan for the Deepavali season. Collection wise, reportedly this was a hit.

Oorai Therunjukitten(1988)

2h 30min | Comedy

Oorai Therinjikitten is a 1988 Indian Tamil comedy film, directed by Kalaipuli G. Sekaran and produced by C. Muthuramalingam and K. Prabhakaran. The film stars Pandiarajan, Pallavi, Jaishankar, Senthil, Kalaipuli G. Sekaran in lead roles. The film had musical score by Gangai Amaran.

With Pandiarajan


2h 37min | Action, Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A rude princess acts arrogantly towards everyone around her. However, when she meets a simple village boy, she falls in love with him and changes her view towards life.

Directed by Rajashekar - With Rajinikanth

Krishnan Vandhaan(1987)

2h 4min | Drama

Sivaraman helps Rangan out of the goodness of his heart. When the latter's con gets him in trouble, Raja, Rangan's son, decides to teach his father a lesson.

Directed by K. Vijayan - With Sivaji Ganesan

Senthoora Poove(1988)

2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Story about how a young girl is ill-treated by her step-mother and how her brother's friend saves her and her husband.

Love Thy Neighbor(2006)

1h 29min | Drama, Thriller, TV Movie
3.0/5 (with 5 votes)

Plagued by flashbacks of a violent home invasion, Laura Benson is on the brink of a nervous breakdown. Looking for a fresh start, she and her husband sell their house and relocate to a seemingly idyllic gated community. But, little do the Bensons know, evil not only dwells in the lives next door. As strange and terrifying events unfold, Laura doesn't know whether her sinisterly sweet neighbor is to blame, if she's been targeted for revenge...or if she's losing her mind.

Directed by Raghuram - With Karthik, Anand Babu, Jeevitha

Puthu Kavithai(1982)

3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Anand is a motocycle champion for six years in a row. Winning the championship brings him the introduction of Uma, the daughter of Thilakavathy - a haughty, rich woman. Uma thinks Anand has a too dark complexion, but soon it turns into love. However, Thilakavathy deceives Anand and Uma into thinking that she agrees to their wedding while secretly planning to get Uma married to someone else. What transpires later forms the crux of the story.

Directed by S. P. Muthuraman - With Rajinikanth

Enakkul Oruvan(1984)

2h 29min | Drama, Action

Madan, a disco dancer, finds his life partner in Kalpana, a classical dancer. When Madan starts getting strange visions, he is advised to go on a trip where he learns about his tormented past.

Kadal Meengal(1981)

2h 17min | Drama

A fisherman who is in love with a woman in his village is presumed dead after he fails to return from sea on one of his trips.

Directed by G. N. Rangarajan - With Kamal Haasan, Sujatha, Nagesh, Ambika

Thirumathi Oru Vegumathi(1987)

2h 19min | Drama

Uma and her husband make many sacrifices, including not having children, to raise Uma's younger brothers. However, with time, the brothers get immersed in their lives and stop caring for their sister.

Directed by Visu - With Pandiyan

Thangaikkor Geetham(1983)

A 1983 Indian Tamil film, starring Sivakumar, T. Rajendar and Nalini in lead roles.

Directed by T. Rajendar - With Sivakumar
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