Top 10 Best Jaishankar Movies

This list is a collection of best movies of legendary Tamil actor Jai Shankar.

The Top Ten

1 Nootrukku Nooru

Starring: Jaishankar, Lakshmi, Nagesh
Direction: K. Balachander
Year: 1971
Genre: Suspense Thriller
Verdict: Blockbuster
Remade into Hindi as Imtihan (1974) starring Vinod Khanna
Critics: Positive Reviews
Awards: 1971 - Film Fans' Association Best Actor Award for Jaishankar

2 Pattanathil Bhootham

Starring: Jaishankar, K. R. Vijaya, Nagesh, Vijaya Lalitha
Direction: M. V. Raman
Year: 1967
Genre: Comic Fantasy
Verdict: All Time Blockbuster
Critics: Positive Reviews

3 Kuzhandhaiyum Deivamum

Starring: Jaishankar, Jamuna, Kutty Padmini
Direction: Krishnan Panju
Year: 1965
Verdict: Blockbuster
Critics: Positive Reviews

Remade into Telugu as Leta Manasulu (1966), Hindi as Do Kaliyaan (1967), Malayalam as Sethubandhanam (1974) and Kannada as Makkala Bhagya (1976).

Awards:
National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil - Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Feature Film in 1966.

4 Vallavan Oruvan

Starring: Jaishankar, L. Vijayalakshmi, R. S. Manohar
Direction: R. Sundaram
Year: 1966
Genre: Thriller
Verdict: Blockbuster
Critics: Positive Reviews
The film earned Jaishankar a nickname Thenagathu James Bond. The success of this movie, led to a sequel named CID Shankar in 1970.

5 Poova Thalaiya

Starring: Jaishankar, Gemini Ganesan, S. Varalakshmi, Nagesh, Rajasree, Vennira Aadai Nirmala
Direction: K. Balachander
Year: 1969
Genre: Comedy Drama
Verdict: Blockbuster. It ran for 100 Days in many centres of Tamil Nadu.
Critics: Positive Reviews
Remade into Telugu as Bomma Borusa with Chandra Mohan (1971) in lead roles and in Malayalam as Balapareekshanam (1978).

6 Manipu

Starring: Jaishankar, A. V. M. Rajan, Lakshmi, Vennira Aadai Nirmala
Direction: M. Krishnan Nair
Year: 1969
Genre: Romantic Thriller
Verdict: Super Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews
Remake of Malayalam film Padunna Puzha (1968) starring Prem Nazir and Sheela. The first Malayalam film that was remade in other language

7 Nawab Naarkaali

Starring: Jaishankar, Lakshmi, Nagesh, V. K. Ramasamy, V. S. Raghavan, Gandhimathi
Direction: C. V. Rajendran
Year: 1972
Genre: Comedy
Verdict: Blockbuster
Critics: Positive Reviews

8 Yaar Nee?

Starring: Jaishankar, Jayalalithaa
Direction: Sathyam
Year: 1966
Genre: Psychological Thriller Mystery
Verdict: Blockbuster
Critics: Positive Reviews

9 Akka Thangai

Starring: Jaishankar, K. R. Vijaya, Sowcar Janaki, Major Sundarrajan
Direction: M. A. Thirumugam
Year: 1969
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Super Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews
Remade into Telugu as Akka Chellelu (1970) starring Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Sowcar Janaki, Krishna, Vijaya Nirmala
Awards:
1969 Tamil Nadu State Film Award
Won - Best Film (Second Prize) - M. A. Thirumugam

10 Neelagiri Express

Starring: Jaishankar, Vijaya Nirmala, Cho, Vijaya Lalitha
Direction: Thirumalai-Mahalingam
Year: 1968
Genre: Suspense Thriller
Verdict: Blockbuster
Critics: Positive Reviews

The Contenders

11 Nee

Starring: Jaishankar, Jayalalithaa, Jayasingh, Nagesh, S. V. Shahsaranamam
Direction: T. R. Ramanna
Year: 1966
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews

12 Veetukku Veedu

Starring: Jaishankar, Lakshmi, R. Muthuraman, Vennira Aadai Nirmala and Nagesh
Direction: C. V. Rajendran
Year: 1970
Verdict: Super Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews
It was remade in Kannada as Galate Samsara (1977) starring Dr. Vishnuvardhan and Rajinikanth.
It was again remade in Tamil as Viswanathan Ramamoorthy in 2001

13 Cid Shankar
14 Naam Moovar

Starring: Jaishankar, Ravichandran, Nagesh, V.K.Ramasamy, L.Vijalakshmi, Ratna, Pandari Bai
Direction: Jambulingam
Year: 1966
Genre: Comedy Drama
Verdict: Super Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews

15 Anbu Sagodharargal

Starring: Jai Shankar, S. V. Ranga Rao, Jamuna, Devika, Major Sundarrajan, A. V. M. Rajan, Venniradai Nirmala
Direction: Lakshmi Deepak
Year: 1973
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Super Hit
Remake of Telugu Movie Pandanti Kapuram (1972) starring Krishna
Critics: Positive Reviews

16 Kaliyuga Kannan

Starring: Jai Shankar, Jayachitra, Thengai Srinivasan
Direction: Krishnan-Panju
Year: 1974
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Blockbuster
It is based on the play "Sri Krishna Vijayam" written by Vaali.
Remade in Kannada as Devara Duddu (1976) starring Rajesh, and in Hindi as Yehi Hai Zindagi (1977) starring Sanjeev Kumar
Critics: Positive Reviews

17 Ore Vaanam Ore Bhoomi

Starring: Jaishankar, K. R. Vijaya, Seema
Direction: I. V. Sasi
Year: 1979
Verdict: Blockbuster
It was remade in Malayalam as Ezhamkadalinakkare (1979)
Critics: Positive Reviews

18 Iravum Pagalum

Starring: Jaishankar, C Vasantha
Direction: Joseph Thaliath Jr.
Year: 1965
Genre: Crime Thriller
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews

19 Naangu Killadigal

Starring: Jaishankar, R. S. Manohar, Thengai Srinivasan and Suruli Rajan,
Bharathi, Kumari Padmini, C. L. Anandan
Direction: L. Balu
Year: 1969
Genre: Thriller Comedy
Verdict: Super Hit
Critics: Positive to Mixed Reviews

20 Iru Vallavargal

Starring: Jaishankar, R. S. Manohar, L. Vijayalakshmi, Thangavelu, Vasantha, S. A. Ashokan
Direction: K. V. Srinivasan
Year: 1966
Genre: Suspense and Action
Verdict: Super Hit
Critics: Positive to Mixed Reviews

21 Thedi Vandha Lakshmi

Starring: Jai Shankar, Lakshmi, Major Sundarrajan, R. S. Manohar
Direction: G. R. Nathan
Year: 1973
Genre: Action Drama
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews

22 Ponnu Mapillai

Starring: Jai Shankar, Kanchana
Direction: S. Ramanathan
Year: 1969
Genre: Thriller
Verdict: Super Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews

23 Athaiya Maamiya

Starring: Jaishankar, Ushanandhini, Nagesh, Thengai Srinivasan, Kanthimathi, Manorama
Direction: Chithralaya Gopu
Year: 1974
Genre: Comedy
Verdict: Hit
This film ran for 10 weeks
Critics: Positive Reviews

24 Thunive Thunai

Starring: Jaishankar, Jayaprabha, S. A. Ashokan
Direction: S. P. Muthuraman
Year: 1976
Genre: Action Thriller
Verdict: Runaway Hit

25 Kadhal Paduthum Paadu

Starring: Jaishankar, Vanisri, Jayanthi
Direction: Joseph Thaliath Jr.
Year: 1966
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews

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