Tamil Movies with Women Lead Roles – Part 1


This movie won a number of awards and gained good reviews. Directed by Arun Prabhu and released in 2017. Starring Aditi Balan as lead role, along with Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, Kavitha Bharathi, Anjali Varadhan and more. Story about Aruvi, a middle-class girl, is thrown out of her house after her family accuses her of having brought shame on them. Later, as she tries to survive on her own, she must overcome several challenges.

36 Vayadhinile

Starring Jyothika as lead role, along with Rahman, Delhi Ganesh, Nassar, Abhirami and more. This movie is about a middle class woman who fights to follow her dreams. Directed by Rosshan Andrrews in 2015. Produced by actor Suriya.

Magalir Mattum

Produced and story by Kamal Hassan himself, dialogue and screenplay by Crazy Mohan. Directed by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao. Starring Nassar, Revathi, Urvashi and Rohini, this movie was released in 1994. 

Manathil Uruthi Vendum

Released in 1987 with the direction of K Balachander. This movie stars Suhasini Maniratnam, SP Balasubramaniam, Vivek, Sridhar, Ramesh Aravind and more. Story about a divorced nurse who supports her family and faces a lot of challenges in her life.


This crime thriller movie starring Jyothika, Sharbani Mukherjee, Tabu, Lakshmi and Manasi Scott was directed by Priyadarshan. Except for 1 male role, the rest were female roles in this movie. Movie was released in 2000.


This inspiring movie is about a village girl going into the Women Cricket World Cup. Amazing performance by Aishwarya Rajesh, Sathyaraj, and Darshan, with Sivakarthikeyan in a supporting role. This movie is written and directed by Arunraja Kamaraj. Movie was a huge hit in 2018.

Thenmerku Paruvakatru

Directed by Seenu Ramasamy, this movie is about Murugaiyan, a goat shepherd, comes across a female thief, Pechi, who steals goats for livelihood. He falls in love with her but his mother Veerayi opposes their relationship. Saranya Ponvanna, plays the lead role in this movie. 


Nayanthara as the lead role, this horror movie is about a single mother who struggles to make a living who’s life turns into a mess when a ghost starts haunting her. Starring Nayanthara, Aari Arjuna, Lakshmi Priya, Robo Shankar and Amzath Khan. Released in 2015 directed by Ashwin Saravanan.


Directed by Sarjun KM in 2019. This movie is about Nayanthara who as a young journalist is haunted by a vengeful spirit. Later Nayanthara finds out the story behind the spirit’s revenge. Nayanthara played a dual role in this movie. Starring Nayanthara, Kalaiyarasan, Yogi Babu and Kulappuli Leela.

English Vinglish

Released in a few lunges, this movie is about a housewife who made fun of her family members for not knowing English. Then she attempts to learn the language. Starring Sridevi, Priya Anand, Mehdi Nebbou, Adil Hussai and Navika Kotia. Movie was released in 2012.

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