Best Psycho Thrillers in Tamil – Part 1


Directed by Praadeep Krishnamoorthy, this movie was released in 2016. Starring Vijay Anthony, Arundhati Hair, YG Mahendran, Charuhasaan, Meera Krishna and Aadukalam Murugadoss.


Story about Sanjay Ramaswamy, who is suffering from short-term memory loss, decides to take revenge against the people who are responsible for his lover Kalpana (Asin) death. Movie was directed by A. R. Murugadoss in 2005. Starring Suriya, Asin, Pradeep Rawat. 


Simbhu in dual roles as two brothers who will turn into criminals who kill women because he thinks they are morally corrupt. Movie released in 2004, directed by Simbhu himself and A J Murugan and acted by Jyothika, Sindhu Tolani, Santhanam. 

Kaadhal Kondein

Second movie directed by Selvaraghavan with Dhanush as lead role. This movie about Vinod survived physical and mental abuse in his childhood. When he falls in love with Divya, he gets so obsessed with her that he becomes willing to kill anyone who comes in her way. This is the movie Dhanush proved himself as a shining actor. Starring Dhanush, Sonia Agarwal, Daniel balaji and Nagesh. Movie was released in 2003.


This psycho thriller, dual role movie was the biggest flop in Kamal Hassan’s career. Poor story and screenplay was one of the reasons for this flop. Kamal Hassan known for his attempt for new things, he tried animation style in this movie, but somehow it was another reason for this flop. Movie was released in 2001.

Puriyatha Puthir

Kathir and Meera’s relationship is at stake when he starts receiving private videos of her from an anonymous blackmailer. Eventually, he is determined to get the root of the issue. Meera dies after jumping from a building. Directed by Ranjit Jeyakodi and starring Vijay Sethupathi, Gayathrie and Mahima Nambiar.


Directed by Arun Vaidyanathan, this movie was released in 2017. Starring Arjun, Sruthi Hariharan, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Prasanna and more. 

Nadunisi Naigal

Directed and screenplay by Gautham Menon and this movie was released in 2011. Starring Veera Bahu, Sameera Reddy, Ashwin Kakumanu, Samantha Akkineni, and more. Story about a guy who turned into a psychopath killer due to child abuse past. 


Released in 1993, this movie starred Kamal Hassan, Farheen, Sivaranjini, Nassar, Chi Gurudutt and more. Directed by GB Vijay. Story about Pop singer Inderjeet (Kamal Hassan) is the main suspect after his female fans are killed by a serial killer. Divya, whose sister was a dancer in his troupe and the first target, comes to the city to find the killer.

Sigappu Rojakkal

Another psycho thriller by Kamal Hassan, probably one of his first movies in this genre. Directed by Bharathiraja, this movie was released in 1978. Finding it hard to put his dark past behind him, Samar grows to despise girls and indulges in women trafficking. Arrested and put in an asylum by the police, he falls for a demented lady prisoner. Starring Kamal Hassan, Sridevi, Goundamani, Vadivukarasi and more.

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