Best Movies of Jai Shankar

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This List is a collection of Best Movies of Legendary Tamil Actor Jai Shankar.

The Top Ten

1 Nootrukku Nooru 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 - mpKarthik

2 Pattanathil Bhootham 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 - mpKarthik

3 Kuzhandhaiyum Deivamum Kuzhandhaiyum Deivamum

Starring: Jaishankar, Jamuna, Kutty Padmini
Direction: Krishnanâ€"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. - mpKarthik

4 Poova Thalaiya 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). - mpKarthik

5 Yaar Nee? Yaar Nee?

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

6 Vallavan Oruvan 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. - mpKarthik

7 Akka Thangai 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 - mpKarthik

8 Ethirkaalam Ethirkaalam

Starring: Gemini Ganesan, Padmini, Jaishankar and Vanisri
Direction: M. S. Solaimalai
Year: 1970
Verdict: Super Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

9 Manipu (Tamil_movie) Manipu (Tamil_movie)

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 - mpKarthik

10 Neelagiri Express Neelagiri Express

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

The Contenders

11 Nawab Naarkaali 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 - mpKarthik

12 Ponnu Mapillai Ponnu Mapillai

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

13 Iru Vallavargal 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 Reviews - mpKarthik

14 Veetukku Veedu 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 - mpKarthik

15 Naangu Killadigal 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 Reviews - mpKarthik

16 Nee Nee

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

17 Kaliyuga Kannan 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 - mpKarthik

18 Iravum Pagalum Iravum Pagalum

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

19 Cid Shankar Cid Shankar
20 Ore Vaanam Ore Bhoomi 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 - mpKarthik

21 Ayeram Poi Ayeram Poi

Starring: Jaishankar, Vanisri, Cho Ramasamy, Manorama, V. K. Ramasamy
Direction: Muktha Srinivasan
Year: 1969
Genre: Comedy Drama
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

22 Vairam Vairam

Starring: Jaishankar, Jayalalithaa, M. R. R. Vasu, S. A. Ashokan
Direction: T. R. Ramanna
Year: 1974
Genre: Thriller
Verdict: Super Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

23 Sabash Thambi Sabash Thambi
24 Athaiya Maamiya
25 Raja Veetu Pillai Raja Veetu Pillai

Starring: Jaishankar, Jayalalithaa
Direction: Dada Mirasi
Year: 1967
Verdict: Super Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

26 Kadhalithal Pothuma Kadhalithal Pothuma
27 Jeevanamsam Jeevanamsam
28 Cinema Paithiyam Cinema Paithiyam

Starring: Jaishankar, Jayachitra, Kamal Hassan
Direction: Muktha Srinivasan
Year: 1975
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Hit
Remake of Hindi film Guddi (1971) starring Dharmendra
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

29 Penn Deivam Penn Deivam

Starring: Jaishankar, Padmini, Major Sundarrajan, R. Muthuraman, Lakshmi
Direction: M. A. Thirumugam
Year: 1970
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Hit
Remade into Telugu as Inti Gouravam (1970) starring Shoban Babu, Sowkar Janaki in lead roles
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

30 Maanavan Maanavan

Jai Shankar fantastic acting

31 Vandhale Magaraasi Vandhale Magaraasi

Starring: Jaishankar, Jayalalithaa
Direction: K. S. Gopalakrishnan
Year: 1973
Genre: Comedy Drama
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

32 Selva Magal Selva Magal
33 Gowri Kalyanam Gowri Kalyanam
34 Bommalattam (1968) Bommalattam (1968)
35 Naam Moovar Naam Moovar
36 Avasara Kalyanam Avasara Kalyanam
37 Nil Gavani Kadhali
38 Muthu Chippi Muthu Chippi
39 Kadhalikka Vanga
40 Paal Abhishegam Paal Abhishegam
41 Ponvandu Ponvandu
42 Panchavarna Kili Panchavarna Kili

Starring: Jai Shankar, K. R. Vijaya, R. Muthuraman, Nagesh
Direction: K. Shankar
Year: 1965
Genre: Comedy Drama
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

43 Anbu Sagodharargal 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 - mpKarthik

44 Kulama Gunama Kulama Gunama

Starring: Sivaji Ganesan, Jai Shankar, Padmini, Vanisri
Direction: K. S. Gopalakrishnan
Year: 1971
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Super Hit
Remake of Telugu Movie Thalli Prema (1971) starring N. T. Rama Rao and Savitri
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

45 Thunive Thunai Thunive Thunai

Starring: Jaishankar, Jayaprabha, S. A. Ashokan
Direction: S. P. Muthuraman
Year: 1971
Genre: Action Thriller
Verdict: Runaway Hit - mpKarthik

46 Rani Yaar Kuzhandhai

Starring: Jaishankar, R. Muthuraman, Lakshmi, Baby Rani, Major Sundarrajan
Direction: D. Yoganand
Year: 1971
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

47 Naangu Suvargal Naangu Suvargal

Starring: Jai Shankar, Ravichandran, Vani Sri, Sowcar Janaki, Nagesh, V. S. Raghavan, R. S. Manohar
Direction: K. Balachander
Year: 1971
Genre: Political Drama
Verdict: Flop
Critics: Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

48 Kalyanamam Kalyanam
49 Hotel Sorgam

Starring: Jaishankar, Kumari T. Padmini, Vijayalalitha and Major Sundararajan
Direction: G. Ramakrishnan
Year: 1975
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Average
Critics: Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

50 Jamboo (Tamil Movie) Jamboo (Tamil Movie)
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