We all are fans of Marvel and DC movies of Hollywood. Superman, Spiderman, Batman and recently Black Panther characters have ruled the entire world beyond age, boundaries, and language.
Do we have those kinds of science fiction movies in Tamil cinema?
Oh yeah, we do have, maybe not in that large scale budget but definitely worth the experiment.
Now let us look at the best 15 Tamil science fiction movies.
List of Science Fiction Movies in Tamil
Vijay plays a dual role in this movie as Marudheeran and Pulivendhan. There is a fantasy kingdom backdrop named Vedhal kotai ruled by queen Sridevi and commandeered by Sudeep. A secret team lead by Sudeep who are termed as Vedhalangal, as they possess superhuman capabilities. Using these they treat the rest as slaved and demand higher taxes. Vijay not realizing himself as one among the Vedhals would fight against the evil gang using superpower medicines and rescues queen with the others.
IMDb Rating: 4.7
Rajinikanth plays the role of an atheist in the movie Baba. Though he is an atheist he is a good Samaritan and righteous man. Taken to the Himalayas, He finds the real Baba who grants him 7 wishes with a lot of constraints. The story is all about how Baba uses those 7 wishes’ opportunities wisely helping the people.
IMDb Rating: 4.8
A school going 8-year old kid runs away from home after being scolded by mom and finds a scientist who is researching on cloning. Kind of cloning where a young boy would be transferred into an adult for 12 hours. Using that medicine, he would become a 28-year-old guy in night times and an 8-year-old boy during day time. The chaos that happens when he toggles between the two roles makes the plot interesting.
IMDb Rating: 6.4
With the huge success of New movie which is already in the list of science fiction movies in Tamil, SJ Suryah went back to his science fiction flick adding more sentimental values to make Vyabaari. Sj Suryah as Soorya Prakash is a businessman with an aim to become richer than Bill Gates. In the process, he loses out on family and social life. So, clones himself with the help of a scientist to balance his work and personal life. The consequences of the advancement form the rest of the story.
IMDb Rating: 3.2
11Irandaam Ulagam (2013)
Irandaam Ulagam is a story about parallel universe concept. Dual roles for both Arya and Anushka directed by Selvaraghavan. Arya tries to suicide after his lover’s demise when he gets into a parallel universe through a portal where he finds his and his lover’s look-alike. Being one among the under-rated tamil movies, Irandaam Ulagam is a fantastic science fiction movies in Kollywood.
IMDb Rating: 5.8
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107aum Arivu (2011)
The story is about a medic and revered fighter who brought Zen to China and was the main reason for Shaolin temple, Bodhidharma. A genetic engineering student goes in search for the ancestral great-grandson of Bodhidharma who could prevent the bio-war between China and India using his hypotonization skills.
IMDb Rating: 6.1
The story is about a widower cop in a mission to retrieve a missile using the aid of a highly knowledgeable engineer who also has the knowledge to disarm the nuke in a mission.
A Science fiction Tamil movie dating back to 1986 is a marvel indeed. The first tamil movie where computers were used to record the songs. Terms like computer, chip, data all were used even before the technology storm hit India.
IMDb Rating: 7.4
8Iru Mugan (2016)
Vikram’s Iru Mugan was a hyped movie where Vikram played dual roles, one has Akhilan, suspended RAW agent and Love, a criminal scientist. Post the Indian embassy attack in Malaysia, Akhilan is assigned to track down the culprits. In the process, it is found that a person called ‘Love’ is a criminal scientist who develops a hazardous drug called ‘Speed’. This, when be inhaled, gives the person a humongous strength for a few mins.
IMDb Rating: 6.3
7Arai En 305-il Kadavul (2008)
This movie has casts of Prakash Raj, Santhanam, and Kanja Karuppu. Santhanam and Karuppu fed up with their life scolds at God sitting in a terrace about their unemployment issues and money sufferings. Prakash Raj who plays the role of god turns up to them directly and advices way out. They steal the holy device from the god himself. The owner of that device would have all the godly powers. Later they realize their mistake of stealing it and returns that device back to Prakash Raj.
IMDb Rating: 5.4
6Indru Netru Naalai (2015)
As the movie name suggests the movie is about time travel. Two friends find a time machine accidentally and initially starts using for their benefit. Later while playing with the time they try to prevent a gangster’s death and land in unnecessary trouble.
IMDb Rating: 8.0
One of the best time travel movies in Tamil cinema ever is this movie. Suriya plays triple roles, Athreya, Sethuraman, and Mani. Sethuraman the scientist invents a time-traveling watch 24, which his twin brother Athreya tries to get hold of. Mani gets to know about this watch works on it and adds more feature to travel back to his dad’s time to bring him back to life and avoid the dangers that had originally happened.
IMDb Rating: 7.9
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4Tik Tik Tik (2018)
Tik Tik Tik is a recent Science fiction flick which happens to be the first Indian Space film. ISRO- Indian Space research organization discovers that an asteroid will hit India within a week’s time and thus approaches a magician who is a trained escape artist Vasu, role played by Jeyam Ravi. Along with Swathi- army official played by Nivetha Pethuraj, Vasu and his friends get trained to reach the space to get ahold of the asteroid. Eventually, they enter to China’s space station to steal a missile to destroy the asteroid.
IMDb Rating: 6.3
2.0 is the sequel to the Endhiran Movie casting Rajinikanth as Chitti, Vaseegaran and 3.0 characters. This was the biggest blockbuster among the science fiction Tamil movies with a huge budget. A bird-like creature named Pakshi, flying on top of the sky pulls away all the cell phones from the city. To resolve this issue Chitti comes into action and finds that the Pakshi has an aura of negative energy through Pakshi Rajan who used to be an ornithologist. He suicides after the frustration of seeing his birds getting dead due to the radiations from mobile phones gets his negative energy combined with birds’ auras to form Pakshi. Eventually, Chitti fights back that Pakshi using a positive energy transmitter and advises the government to reduce the number of networks put to use in India.
IMDb Rating: 7.0
A science fiction film that involves blunt reality with Kama Haasan playing 10 different roles is Dasavathaaram. After realizing the danger involved in a bio-weapon, a scientist wants to protect it from being misused. From the US the viral accidentally reaches India and the scientist had to race a long time to prevent a potential disaster going through all the obstacles and threats. Finally, a bio-disaster gets saved through another natural disaster, tsunami.
IMDb Rating: 7.2
After spending years of time Dr. Vaseegaran (Played by Rajinikanth) invents a Robot named Chitti which he invented to use it for military purposes. While getting it certified for army usage, scenarios demanded the Chitti to have human feelings to prevail culture and avoid innocent causalities.
While feelings and emotions get included into Chitti he turns out to fall in love with Sana, who is the lover of Vaseegaran as well. In between this Chitti gets misused by Bohra who attaches red chip into Chitti to turn him evil. Eventually, Chitti gets dismantled after the court’s order as robot-servant started to think like humans.
IMDb Rating: 7.1
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