2017’s have had a plenty to offer. From heart-touching dramas like Power Paandi to the high-octane thrill Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru that had viewers wanting more. What follows is a list of the best Tamil movies of 2017
- Baahubali 2: The Conclusion – An epic fantasy-action film directed by S. S. Rajamouli starring Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Rana, Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishnan. The second cinematic part in the Baahubali franchise and the follow-up to Baahubali: The Beginning, the film is set in medieval India and follows the sibling rivalry between Amarendra Baahubali and Bhallaladeva..
- Vikram Vedha – A neo-noir action crime thriller film written and directed by Pushkar and Gayathri featuring R. Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi in the title roles of an earnest police officer and a notorious don from North Chennai respectively. .
- Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru – An action thriller film written and directed by H. Vinoth starring Karthi and Rakul Preet Singh. The story is based on true events operation Bawaria Case..
- Aruvi – A socio-political drama film written and directed by Arun Prabu Purushothaman starring Aditi Balan. The film portrays the events that occur in the life of Aruvi, a rebellious young woman who seeks to expose the consumerist and misogynistic nature of modern civilisation, while attempting to find meaning during a period of existential crisis. .
- Aramm – A socio-drama film directed by Gopi Nayinar starring Nayanthara. The film is about a district collector who tries to ease the suffering of others in a drought-stricken village. .
- Maanagaram – An action thriller film written and directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj and produced by S. R. Prabhu starring Sundeep Kishan, Sri and Regina Cassandra in the lead roles. .
- Aval – A horror film directed by Milind Rau starring Siddharth, Andrea Jeremiah and Anisha Angelina. The story is about a neurosurgeon and his wife. .
- Power Paandi – A comedy-drama film produced, written and directed by Dhanush starring Rajkiran, Revathi, Prasanna, Chaya Singh and Dhanush himself. .
- Maayavan – A science fiction crime mystery thriller film directed by C. V. Kumar starring Sundeep Kishan, Lavanya Tripathi, Daniel Balaji and Jackie Shroff. .
- Velaikkaran – An action thriller film written and directed by Jayam Raja starring Sivakarthikeyan, Fahadh Faasil and Nayanthara. Plot revolves around a youth from the slums who fights to end food adulteration that is being committed by large manufacturing companies.
Special mentions: Sathya, Rangoon, Kurangu Bhommai, Mersal, Meyaadha Maan, Thupparivaalan