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20 Best Tamil Movies to Watch on OTT 2022 -Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1, Vikram, Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal, and more

The Tamil entertainment industry has evolved by leaps and bounds, with several movies and television shows being released almost every month. The Tamil OTT market will likely surpass the TV and online movie industry in the next few years. In this blog, we have listed the top Tamil movies of 2022 based on the rating by the critics, reviews of the audience, the watch time, and overall gross value. Check them out, and have a great time watching them!

Latest 20 Super Hit Tamil Movies of 2022

Movie Name IMDB Rating OTT Platform
Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1 7.9 Amazon Prime Video
Vikram 8.4 Disney+ Hotstar
Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal 5.5 Disney+ Hotstar
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect 8.8 Amazon Prime Video
Gargi 8.1 SonyLiv
Mahaan 7.6 Amazon Prime Video
Love Today 8.3 Netflix
Viruman 4.9 Amazon Prime Video
Etharkkum Thunindhavan 6.5 Netflix
Maaran 4.4 Disney+ Netflix
Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu 7.4 Amazon Prime Video
Don 6.9 Netflix
Naane Varuven 6.3 Amazon Prime Video
Cobra 6.2 SonyLiv
Cadaver 6.6 Disney+ Hotstar
FIR 7 Amazon Prime Video
Oh My Dog 6.6 Amazon Prime Video
Taanakkaran 8.1 Disney+ Hotstar
Kuttram Kuttrame 6.2 Amazon Prime Video
Nitham Oru Vaanam 7.4 Netflix
Trigger 6.1 AHA
Beast 5.2 Netflix

 

Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1

Directed by Mani Ratnam, the movie’s story takes place back in the 10th Century and starts with the prince Aditha Karikalan sending his friend, Vandiyathevan, to deliver a message to his sister Kundavai when he sensed something was wrong. A war takes place to take over their throne and the land, creating a lot of distress among the citizens. The movie was released in theatres on 30th September 2022 and was later released on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video on 4th November 2022.

Cast: Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, and others.

Release Date: 4th November 2022

Duration: 167 minutes

Genre: Action, Drama, Family

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Vikram

The movie is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj and revolves around the life of an alcoholic man, Karnan, who a group of unidentified men murders. Following his murder, several other people are also killed by these gangsters. To solve the mystery of the murder, his case is handed to the black squad commando, who are keen on searching for the reason why Karnan was murdered even though they do not having a connection with any government agencies. The movie had its theoretical release on 3rd June 2022, whereas it was later released on 8th July 2022 on the OTT platform Disney Hotstar.

Cast: Kamal Haasan, Vijay Sethupathi, Fahadh Faasil, Narain, and others.

Release Date: 8th July 2022

Duration: 175 minutes

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal

Directed by Vignesh Shivan, the story the movie revolves around the life of a man named Rambo, who believes that his family is cursed and that anyone who marries him will end up dying. The whole village considers Rambo to be bad luck for his family. To live a better life, Rambo movie away from the city and ends up falling in love with not one but two women named, Khatija and Kanmani. Next is a lot of drama, with Rambo trying to keep his double love life a secret from his partner. The movie was released in theatres on 28th April 2022 and was later released on the OTT platform Disney+ Hotstar on 27th May 2022.

Cast: Vijay Sethupathi, Nayanthara, and Samantha.

Release Date: 27th May 2022

Duration: 157 minutes:

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Rocketry: The Nambi Effect

Directed by Madhavan, the story of the movie revolves around the life of an Indian scientist working at the Indian Space Research Organization who was falsely accused of being a spy resulting in his getting arrested. To this date, he still continues to fight for his justice and is the people who accused him of suffering for their wrongdoing. The movie was released in theatres on 1st July 2022 and was made available on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video on 26th July 2022.

Cast: Madhavan, Simran, Rajit Kapoor, Ravi Raghavendra, and others.

Release Date: 26th July 2022

Duration: 157 minutes

Genre: Biography, Drama

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Gargi

Directed by Gautham Ramachandran, the movie’s story revolves around the life of a school teacher who is on the quest to prove her father innocent by using the help of an advocate who has never been inside a courtroom. The movie was released in theatres on 15th July 2022 and was later released on the OTT platform, SonyLiv.

Cast: Sai Pallavi, Kaali Venkat, RS Shivaji, Kavithalaya Krishnan, and others.

Release Date: 15th July 2022

Duration: 140 minutes

Genre: Drama, Thriller

Mahaan

Directed by Karthik Subbaraj, the movie’s story revolves around the life of a school teacher named Gandhi Mahaan, who chooses his freedom and decides to live on his own terms. However, his family does not appreciate this decision, and they end up abandoning him. The movie was released on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video on 10th February 2022.

Cast: Vikram, Simran, Dhruv Vikram, Bobby Simha, and others.

Release Date: 10th February 2022

Duration: 163 minutes

Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller

Love Today

Directed by Pradeep Ranganathan, the movie’s story revolves around the lives of two lovers, Pradeep and Nikitha, who are planning to get married. One day when Nikitha’s strict father, Venu, invites Pradeep to his house, he asks both Pradeep and Nikitha to exchange their mobile phones for a day, and if by the end of the day, they are still in love, he would let Nikitha marry Pradeep. However, things take turns when Pradeep finds out about Nikitha’s conversation with her ex-boyfriend and her boy best friend, who has a crush on him. Nikitha also finds his porn addiction and his conversation with other girls. The movie was released in theatres on 4th November 2022 and was later released on the OTT platform Netflix on 2nd December 2022.

Cast: Pradeep Ranganathan, Ivana, Yogi Babu, Raveena Ravi. 

Release Date: 2nd December 2022

Duration: 154 minutes 

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Viruman

Directed by M. Muthaiah, the story of the movie revolves around the life of a man, who is a kind son, seeking revenge from his father for all the bad things he has done and makes him pay for all his wrongdoings, which also includes the death of his mother. The movie was released in theatres on 31st August 2022 and was released on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video on 11th September 2022.

Cast: Arundhati, Manoj K. Bharathi, Manoj Bharathiraja, Ilavarasu, and others.

Release Date: 11th September 2022

Duration: 149 minutes

Genre: Action, Drama

Etharkkum Thunindhavan

Directed by Pandiraj, the story of the movie revolves around the life of a lawyer who is after a gang seeking revenge and getting justice for the women who threatened that they would release confidential videos of them online. The movie was released in theatres on 10th March 2022 and was later released on the OTT platform Netflix on 7th April 2022. 

Cast: Suriya, Priyanka Arulmohan, Sathyaraj, Saranya Ponvannan, and others. 

Release Date: 7th April 2022

Duration: 151 minutes

Genre: Action, Drama, Crime

Maaran

Directed by Karthick Naren, the story of the movie revolves around the life of a journalist, Maaran, who, along with his colleagues, in his article, exposes the plan of the corrupt politician Pazhani to change the EVM machines and rigging the upcoming election that is to be held in the city soon. This results in both Maaran and his colleagues receiving death threats. The movie was directly released on the OTT Disney+ Hotstar on 11th March 2022.

Cast: Dhanush, Malavika Mohanan, Samuthirakani, and Smruthi Venkat.

Release Date: 11th March 2022

Duration: 130 minutes

Genre: Action, Thriller

Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu

Directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon and Lee Whittaker, the movie’s story revolves around the life of a man, Muthu, belonging to a lower caste, who moves to Mumbai to live a good life. However, his life changes when he starts working under Mumbai’s Tamil gangsters, who make him do some illegal things. The movie was released in theatres on 15th September 2022 and was later released on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video on 13th October 2022.

Cast: Silambarasan Rajendar, Siddhi Idani, Radhika Sarathkumar, Appukutty, and others.

Release Date: 13th October 2022

Duration: 122 minutes

Genre: Action, Drama, Crime

Don

Directed by Cibi Chakravarthi, the movie’s story revolves around the life of a man, Chakravarthi, a director by profession, who is on the way to his old college. While travelling, he narrates his story about his college days and shares some information about his personal life. The movie was released in theatres on 13th May 2022 and was later released on the OTT platform Netflix on 10th June 2022.

Cast: Sivakarthikeyan, Priyanka Arulmohan, SJ Suryah, Samuthirakani, and others.

Release Date: 10th June 2022

Duration: 165 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Naane Varuven

Directed by K. Selvaraghavan, the movie’s story revolves around the life of a man named Prabhu, who has a lot of love for his family, who means everything to him, and who could do anything to keep them safe from any danger in the world. However, his life changes when Satya, his daughter, is possessed by a ghost, which happens to be the ghost of a little boy. The movie was released in theatres on 29th September 2022 and was later released on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video on 27th October 2022.

Cast: Dhanush, Prabhu, Indhuja Ravichandran, Elli Avram, and others. 

Release Date: 27th October 2022

Duration: 122 minutes

Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller

Cobra

Directed by R. Ajay Gnanmuthu, the movie’s story revolves around the life of a man named, Mathi, who happens to be a mathematician genius. However, apart from being a popular mathematician, Mathi is also known as Cobra, who is known for committing crimes with the help of his knowledge of mathematics. The movie was released in theatres on 31st August 2022 and was later released on the OTT platform SonyLiv, on 28th September 2022.

Cast: Vikram, Irfan Pathan, Srinidhi Shetty, KS Ravikumar, and others.

Release Date: 28th September 2022

Duration: 183 minutes

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller

Cadaver

Directed by Anoop Panicker, the movie revolves around when a murderer leaves the cops confused after a prisoner accepts that he was behind the murder and reveals his plans to cause more deaths. It is interesting to see how the police officer, Bhadra, responsible for investigating the case, will find out more about the mystery. The movie was directly released on the OTT Disney+ Hotstar on 12th August 2022.

Cast: Amala Paul, Riythvika Panneerselvam, Munishkanth, Harish Uthaman, and others.

Release Date: 12th August 2022

Duration: 123 minutes

Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama

FIR

Directed by Manu Anand, the movie’s story revolves around the life of an innocent man named Irfan, who has been accused of crimes he has not committed. Throughout the movie, it is interesting to see if he is innocent or hiding his true identity from the world. The movie was released in theatres on 11th February 2022 and was later released on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video.

Cast: Vishnu Vishal, Manjima Mohan, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Reba Monica John, and others. 

Release Date: 11th February 2022

Duration: 156 minutes

Genre: Action, Thriller

Oh My Dog

Directed by Sarov Shanmugam, the story revolves around the life of a boy named Arjun, who decides to raise a blind puppy, who he names Simba, without the consent of his parents. Arjun has to overcome many obstacles to keep Simba, whose life is in danger, and people are looking for him to kill him as ordered by his previous owner. The movie was released on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video on 21st April 2022.

Cast: Arun Vijay, Arnav Vijay, Vinay Rai, Mahima Nambiar, and others.

Release Date: 21st April 2022 

Duration: 121 minutes

Genre: Drama, Family

Taanakkaran

Directed by Tamizh, the movie’s story took place in 1999. It revolves around the life of a young police officer Arivu, who has been selected for the Tamil Nadu Police and is sent away for training. He soon became friends with a few older policemen, who could not join because of some political reasons. When one of the older men is brutally treated by inspector Muthupandi, Arivu steps in to take a stand for his friend. Muthupandi and his colleagues soon threaten Arivu that they would not allow him to pass the training. The movie was released on the OTT Disney+ Hotstar on 8th April 2022.

Cast: Vikram Prabhu, Anbuarasan, MS Bhaskar, Lal, and others.

Release Date: 8th April 2022

Duration: 141 minutes

Genre: Drama, Sport

Kuttram Kuttrame

Directed by Seseenthiran, the movie’s story revolves around the lives of a family belonging to a village, whose lives are completely changed when they experience a terrifying incident. The movie was released on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video on 14th April 2022. 

Cast: Alex, Aruldoss, Anna Bharathi, Bharatiraja, and others. 

Release Date: 14th April 2022

Duration: 107 minutes

Genre: Action, Drama

Nitham Oru Vaanam

Directed by Ra. Karthik, the story of the movie, revolves around the life of a man named Arjun, who has OCD. After calling off his wedding, Arjun gets irritated, too, and his doctor advises him to read the mini-stories that she had written. Arjun starts reading the story about a couple named Veera and Meenakshi. Arjun, who has a habit of getting too involved in any story he reads, imagines himself as the story’s protagonist. While reading the story, when Veera meets with an accident, the story ends abruptly, leaving Arjun curious. His curiosity leads him to travel to search at the end of the movie, where he meets Shubha on the way and asks her to travel with him. The movie was released in theatres on 4th November 2022 and was later released on the OTT platform Netflix on 2nd December 2022.

Cast: Ashok Selvan, Ritu Varma, Aparna Balamurali, and Shivathmika Rajeshekar.

Release Date: 2nd December 2022

Duration: 146 minutes

Genre: Drama

Trigger

Directed by Sam Anton, the movie’s story revolves around the life of a son who is on the quest to save his father, an ex-police officer, from his enemies, whom he arrested for the crime they committed. The movie was released in theatres on 23rd September 2022 and was later released on the OTT platform AHA on 14th October 2022.

Cast: Artharvaa, Tanya Ravichandran, Arun Pandian, and others.

Release Date: 14th October 2022

Duration: 137 minutes

Genre: Action, Drama, Family

Beast

Directed by Nelson Dilipkumar, the story the movie takes place in a shopping mall in Chennai, which a few terrorists have hijacked, and all the people present in the mall have been held hostage by them. A man named Veera Raghavan, a spy by profession, who also happens to be present at the mall, makes a plan to trick the terrorists and save people held hostages. The movie was released in theatres on 13th April 2022 and was later released on the OTT platform Netflix on 11th May 2022. 

Cast: Joseph Vijay, Pooja Hegde, K. Selvaraghavan, Shine Tom Chacko, and others.

Release Date: 11th May 2022

Duration: 155 minutes

Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller

These were some of the greatest films that audiences enjoyed this year, making Tamil films famous among people unfamiliar with the language.

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