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Top 10 Tamil Sad Movies – Part 2


Starring Atharvaa, Vedhika, Sai Dhanshika, Uma Riyaz Khan, Riythvika, Udhay Karthik and more. Directed by Bala and released in 2013. 

Thotta Chinungi

This family oriented movie was directed by KS Adhiyaman in 1995. Starring Karthik, Revathi, Devayani, Raghuvaran, Rohini and Nagendra Prasad. Story about bonding with brother and sister and the problems after she gets married. 

Punnagai Mannan

Dual role played by Kamal Hassan, this movie was directed by K. Balachander in 1986. Story about Sethu and Ranjini are lovers who attempt suicide but Sethu survives and Ranjini (Rekha) dies. That incident sent him to prison for a year. Upon his release, he becomes a dance instructor where a student, Malini, falls in love with him. Starring Kamal Hassan, Rekha, Revathi, Delhi Ganesh and Srividya.  

Thavamai Thavamirunthu

Very good family oriented movie by Cheran with the cast of Cheran himself, Padmapriya, Rajkiran and Saranya Ponvannan in lead roles. Movie was released in 2005. Won National Film Award for Best Film in Family Welfare category.


Biggest hit in Cheran’s career as director as well as an actor. He played the lead role Senthil and gained good feedback from reviewers. Movie was released in 2004 with the cast of Cheran, Gopika, Malika and Kaniha. 


The most recent Mammooty’s movie in Tamil is Peranbu. Directed by Ram and released in 2019. This movie gained good reviews from Tamil movie fans. Starring Mammooty, Anjali, Vadivukari and Sandhana as the daughter. Story about a father who takes care of his daughter who is a special child.

7G Rainbow Colony

One of the most important movies for Selvaraghavan in his direction. Released in 2004, this movie’s music was composed by Yuvan Shankaraja with some amazing songs. Starring Ravi Krishna, Sonia Agarwal, Suman Shetty, Vijayan, Panorama and more

Jai Bihm

Directed by TJ Gnanavel and produced by Suriya’s company 2D Entertainment, this movie was released in 2021. Story about a pregnant woman from a low caste community, looking for her husband who went missing from police custody. A high court advocate rises in support to find her husband and seek justice for her. Brilliant performances by Suriya and Lijomol Jose and K Manikandan along with Guru Somasundram, Rao Ramesh, Rajisha Vijayan and Prakash Raj. 


Released in 1990, this movie was a hit among families back then. Story about a family and group of kids. Directed by Mani Ratnam and starring Raghuvaran, Revathi, Tarun Kumar, Shamili.

Naan Kadavul

Released in 2009, this movie was not a blockbuster hit. However it gives Arya a good credits for his role as Aghori. Directed by Bala with the cast of Arya, Pooja, Rajendran, Singampuli, Krishnamoorthy and more.

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