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 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

5 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

6 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

7 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

8 Yaar Nee? Yaar Nee?

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

9 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

10 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

The Contenders

11 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

12 Nee Nee

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

13 Cid Shankar Cid Shankar
14 Naam Moovar 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 - mpKarthik

15 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

16 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

17 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

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 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 to Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

20 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 to Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

21 Thedi Vandha Lakshmi 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 - mpKarthik

22 Ponnu Mapillai Ponnu Mapillai

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

23 Athaiya Maamiya 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 - mpKarthik

24 Thunive Thunai Thunive Thunai

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

25 Kadhal Paduthum Paadu Kadhal Paduthum Paadu

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

26 Uyira Maanama Uyira Maanama

Starring: Jaishankar, Vijaya Nirmala, Muthuraman
Direction: K.S.Gopalakrishnan
Year: 1968
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

27 Raja Veetu Pillai Raja Veetu Pillai

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

28 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

29 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

30 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

31 Nil Gavani Kadhali

Starring: Jaishankar, Bharathi, Nagesh
Direction: C.V.Rajendran
Year: 1969
Genre: Thriller
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

32 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

33 Thanga Gopuram Thanga Gopuram

Starring: Jai Shankar, Jayalalithaa, Sreekanth, Major Sundarrajan, Venniradai Nirmala
Direction: M. S. Solaimalai
Year: 1971
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Super Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews
This film is considered a precursor of Moondru Mudichu (1976)
Awards:
Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress (1971) – Jayalalitha - Won - mpKarthik

34 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

35 Ethirkaalam Ethirkaalam

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

36 Sabash Thambi Sabash Thambi
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38 Yarukku Maappillai Yaro Yarukku Maappillai Yaro

Starring: Jai Shankar, Jayachitra
Direction: S. P. Muthuraman
Year: 1975
Genre: Drama
Tamil Movie Charlie Chaplin (2002) starring Prabhu & Prabhu Deva was inspired by Yarukku Mapillai Yaro.
Charlie Chaplin went on to be remade in Hindi as No Entry, in Telugu as Pellam Oorelithe, in Malayalam as Happy Husbands, in Kannada as Kalla Malla Sulla, in Marathi as No Entry Pudhe Dhoka Aahey and in Bengali as Kelor Kirti. - mpKarthik

39 Avalukku Aayiram Kangal

Starring: Jai Shankar, Jayalalithaa, Ravichandran
Direction: T. R. Ramanna
Year: 1975
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

40 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

41 Anbalipu Anbalipu

Starring: Sivaji Ganesan, Saroja Devi, Jaishankar, Vijaya Nirmala
Direction: A.C.Tirulokchander
Year: 1969
Verdict: Above Average - mpKarthik

42 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

43 Vandhale Magaraasi Vandhale Magaraasi

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

44 Kadhalithal Pothuma Kadhalithal Pothuma
45 Jeevanamsam Jeevanamsam
46 Avasara Kalyanam Avasara Kalyanam
47 Kalyanamam Kalyanam
48 Unakkum Enakkum (1972)
49 Selva Magal Selva Magal
50 Gowri Kalyanam Gowri Kalyanam
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