13 Tamil Crime Investigation Movies That’ll Give You An Adrenaline Rush

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“Some of the best movies made about crime are those where the crime solver can get inside the head of the serial killer, and those are the techniques we use in CSI” – Paul Guilfoyle

Crime movies are one of a kind. It may not satisfy the majority of the audience, but there is still a fraction of them who love a movie with a well-sketched screenplay and a complex crime as difficult as the Rubik’s cube.

There has been a lot of crime movies in Kollywood, and some of them were often commercialized for a more light-hearted audience.

Post the millennium, there have been several movies that ditched the commercial elements to make some of the raw, dirty and perfect crime movies to be made.

Here are some of the top crime movies you should watch. Kollywood’s crime movies you should not refuse.

List of Tamil Crime Investigation Movies

1Dhruvangal 16

A retired police officer relives his last and final case to his friend’s son who is believed to dream of being a cop someday.

A gripping tale of a murder that happened in the city’s night brings many a twist and turn before the end nears down.

A life of a righteous policeman, but was he really one?

List of Tamil Crime Investigation Movies - Dhruvangal 16


An aspiring film-maker turns a cop. The crime details collections he had for writing a perfect crime thriller script helps him to crack a dangerous murder mystery that threatens the entire city.

List of Tamil Crime Investigation Movies - Ratsasan


This 2019 thriller wins the Tamil Cinema hearts with a great screenplay. The hero Arun Vijay as Ezhil and Kavin pace up the audience mind with the strong dual role. The Thadam movie poster itself reveals the core part through which the movie takes you to a whole new level of investigative thriller experience with powerful narration in solving the crime.

List of Tamil Crime Investigation Movies - Thadam

48 Thottakal

A retired constable learns that he has a bad case of cancer and decides to go out with a bang. With a motive to help his middle-class family secure a better and financially better future, he sets down a dark path and subsequent incidents keep him further away from the light.

A battle between the virtues and emotions brings together a thriller in the end.

List of Tamil Crime Investigation Movies - 8 Thottakal

5Vikram – Vedha

In a world of cops and gangsters, there is no good and bad, just traces of grey in these hearts and minds of mere mortals.

A brilliant narration of a cat and mouse game between the two giants seeking justice in their own right finally ends leaving the audience to figure out who was right and who was wrong.

It is also to be noted that the movie is an adaption of the “Vikram-Bethel” folklore.

List of Tamil Crime Investigation Movies - Yudham Sei

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6Yudham Sei

The city nights is often brooded with the underworld, but for a change members of such a faction are seen horribly killed sending down messages to the entire group.

Corruption takes a dive back and fear takes a front row when an unidentified serial killer goes on a killing streak – but was he really a serial killer?

List of Tamil Crime Investigation Movies - Onaayum Aatukuttiyum

7Onaayum Aatukuttiyum

This is probably Mysskin’s best work yet. A story about a young man who unintentionally helps a convict falls on the wrong list of the cops.

With his family seized at knifepoint, he now has to bring the convict back to the cops. Onaayum Aatukuttiyum makes one of the raw Tamil crime investigation movies in the list.

List of Tamil Crime Investigation Movies - Onaayum Aatukuttiyum

8Thani Oruvan

When an unstoppable force meets an immovable object! An untouchable and invisible mafia don involved in many a crime at the highest level, a dedicated and a newly joined officer decides to expose and bring him to justice

List of Tamil Crime Investigation Movies - Thani Oruvan

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A newly graduated detective lands his first assignment of an unidentified killer who has been getting closer and closer to the detective’s girlfriend with each kill.

The detective’s aspiration to expose the killer before his girlfriend falls under his scanner forms the rest of the story.

Tic Tok!!

List of Tamil Crime Investigation Movies - Thegidi


The life of two childhood friends takes a dark path when they come up against each other as foes in their professional work life.

Will their friendship win or would their loyalty to work lead to an unforeseen destiny?

List of Tamil Crime Investigation Movies - Anjathe

11Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu

A deputy commissioner of police takes on the murder case of Rani, the daughter of his close and retired-coworker.

Soon finding that the murder is linked to a series of homicides, the DCP now has to hunt down and cease the killer(s) to prevent further damage.

Vettaiyadu Vilayadu is one of the stylish narration of Gautham Menon with Kamalhaasan in the lead which has won several hearts in the category of crime investigation movies.

List of Tamil Crime Investigation Movies - Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu


An illiterate man’s love for movies has given him vast knowledge on many things. When a disaster strikes his beloved family, he now has nothing but the learning from the movies to help prevent and save his family from humiliation, embarrassment and jail time.

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13Iravukku Aayiram Kangal

The action thriller of 2018, as per the title goes around the murder that happened in one night.

The depiction of a murderer intertwining around the suspects makes the movie worth watchable.

List of Tamil Crime Investigation Movies - Iravukku Aayiram Kangal

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