2017 had been a great year for Kollywood as there had been a lot of successful movies. In particular, when it comes to action thrillers, we have got quite some to watch and enjoy.
I am sure you would have watched these movies in the list below. If not, it is time to catch up!
Even if you have already watched, the movies in this list are actually worth watching again!
Here’s the list for you (in the order of release date).
Thalapathi Vijay starrer Bairavaa rocked at box office. The movie is a cool action masala that pleased Vijay fans and others.
Bairavaa was not just a Vijay movie but has a deep social message and touches the improper system of medical colleges!
For Vijay’s action, the social message, and for Keerthi’s stellar performance the movie is definitely an entertainer. The songs are so energetic with fast paced dance moves to capture those who are fans of Vijay’s dance!
Using that power he carries out robberies and other crimes. He crosses lines with cop Jayam Ravi and how he tackles the mess forms the story.
With a different and captivating script and with the mind blowing performances of Jayam Ravi and Arvind Swamy the movie is definitely worth the watch again (and again).
After the successful Singam 1 and 2, Suriya is back with Singam 3 (Si3). Just like in the previous two movies in the series, Suriya plays a tough cop.
Anushka plays the lady lead and is as graceful as she appears in the other two films. Sruthi Hassan also plays a role in the movie.
In each of the Singam movies, Suriya fights a villain with a specific motive. Here it is about dumping biological and electrical waste!
The movie is an action packed thriller.
With Arun Vijay playing Assistant Commissioner, Kuttram 23 is a crime thriller. The movie deals with the crimes performed in medical industry.
The screenplay is engaging and has ample twists that keep the audience curious till the end.
If you haven’t watched Kuttram 23 yet, it is time to watch now.
Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva
After a few horror movies, Raghava Lawrence is back to action with Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva. The movie has ample action and comedy.
The movie is a remake of the Telugu film Pataas. The star cast includes Raghava Lawrence, Nikki Galrani, Sathyaraj and Ashutosh Rana in the prominent roles.
While the screenplay could have been a bit more tighter, MSKS easily makes a commercial action film.
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
After the release of Baahubali: The Beginning, we were left to wait for a whole year to know why Kattappa killed Baahubali. And Baahubali 2: The Conclusion had the answer to that question.
One of the mega hits in 2017, Baahubali was released in multiple languages apart from Tamil and did extraordinarily well in the box office.
With action, sentiment, visuals and a perfect star cast, Baahubali 2 is something you can watch multiple times for various reasons.
Jayam Ravi took up on a different role with Vanamagan where he plays the son of a leader of a tribe. He happens to cross lines with the lady lead of the movie, Sayyeshaa, and spends some time in the city.
Back in the jungle his fellow men are killed in an attempt to acquire their land – the acquisition is actually done by Sayyeshaa’s company.
Meanwhile Sayyeshaa falls in love with Vaasi and how they escape the forces that come after them form the rest of the story.
The movie is a combination of action, comedy and sentiment and has breathtaking visuals.
The movie brings out the “right” side of a criminal and how a policeman fails to realize that.
The movie is narrated in a very elegant way so we can slowly connect the dots and see how things unravel as the movie progresses.
Totally worth the watch!
Thala Ajith Kumar starrer Vivegam is a complete action thriller.
Especially for Ajith plays an interpol agent who is betrayed by his friends that work for a secret agency.
He sets out to take revenge once he finds out the true color of his friends.
Packed with ample action, shot in foreign locations and with lots of “Thala” moments, Vivegam is an awesome entertainer.
A Mysskin trademark, Thupparivalan, has Vishal, Prasanna, Vinay, Bhagiyajar, and Andrea Jeremiah in pivotal roles.
The movie is about a detective who unravels a simple case of a dog that’s shot and that leads him to a gang that kills for money.
The gang has already involved in doing brilliantly planned murders and slowly as the detective gets closer to finding their identity, things get personal.
Don’t miss Thupparivalan if you are a Mysskin fan or a fan of watching crime action thrillers.
One of the movies that gathered so much controversy in 2017 is Mersal. All that controversy worked for the movie and it did exceptionally well in the box office.
Mersal is all about medical crimes and the movie has some hot dialogues against the government and the system in general.
If you are a fan of Thalapathy you cannot get enough of him in the movie. You have three of them, actually!
Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru
Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru is a movie that highlights how tough the life of cops is! A cop, played by Karthi, starts investigating a dacoity case that involves brutal murders of many families in Tamil Nadu.
The cop along with his team spends years in searching for the criminals. And even after finding them out, it is not so easy for them to arrest them!
And over the years the cop also faces personal losses. The movie is so captivating and takes us on a terrific journey along with the cops in finding out the robbery criminals.
There you go… the top 12 tamil action thriller movies of 2017 that you shouldn’t miss.
This list is NOT complete and I am sure I’ve missed another handful of movies. But hey, these are my recommendations of the top tamil action thrillers of 2017 and don’t miss out on these.