“Even cowards can endure hardship; only the brave can endure suspense” – Mignon McLaughlin
Not a lot of movies tend to keep you on the edge of your seat. Some keep to its promise of being a genuine thriller while a few come out a raging disappointment.
To help you filter a few, here is our list of top suspense thrillers made in Tamil movie industry.
Best Pick of Tamil Suspense Thriller Movies
Director: A. C. Tirulokachandar
What starts off as a murder in the family spins off with a masked killer hunting down the members of the family.
A grueling experience a family could be put through only to know about a past that they were ignorant of.
Adhey Kangal is one of the veteran tamil suspense thriller movies whose title is reused after 50 years of its fame.
A leading industrialist who has preys lusciously on women and kills them gets a bizarre turn of events when his wife exposes him to the open public.
Loosely based on real-life incidents, the movie is one of the best ever psychological tamil suspense thriller which shows the dark side of men. The movie was a blockbuster and critically acclaimed.
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Manivannan who is known for the best villain and supporting roles of Tamil cinema directed Nooravathu Naal.
He was also a great story and dialogue writer of Bharathiraja. In the lines of his Guru Bharathiraja, Manivannan also directed a suspense thriller which turned into a great blockbuster at that time.
A female college student in a hunt for her murdered sister bumps into a rich businessman. Falling in love with him, she quickly learns that she had bumped into a psychopath who murders innocents and buries them in the pillars of under construction building. How Nalini and her new friends catch the murderer forms the rest of the movie.
Director: Karthik Subbaraj
Pizza is one of the highly recognized thriller and a unique movie-making trendsetter of modern times.
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A cop takes up the case of a murder of this long lost college love. Bizzare events fold out until the murderer and his motives are unveiled at the end.
Eeram is one of the well-presented neat suspense thrillers in Tamil Cinema.
Two best friends in college lie about an imaginary man to avoid a marriage. But little did they know that this little lie would link them to a murder case when the man they made up was found dead in their hostel.
Snegithiye is one of the prudent attempt of Priyadarsan in carving a perfect suspense thriller with only female characters in the lead roles.
Director: Pradeep Krishnamoorthy
A story about a troubled software engineer who believes to relive memories of his past life. An unforced error sees his best friend killed which leads to him a psychiatrist. His life never remained the same and leads to a bizarre turn of events in the end.
Saithaan is based out of a novel “Aaah” written by the veteran brilliant writer Sujatha Rangarajan.
Director: Vikram Kumar
A happy joint family moves into a newly built apartment named 13B. Within a few days, the entire family gets addicted to a new soap opera named “Yaavaralum Nalam” but the lead finds out that the show aired under the name is a completely different show than the one aired in their television.
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