Best Movies of Tamil Actor Karthik

Actor Karthik Muthuraman is one of the Leading and Finest Actors of the 80s and 90s. Here is the list of his Best Movies

Based on - Box-Office Collections, Critics Reception, Audience Reception, Performance of the Actor and IMDB Ratings
The Top Ten
Ullathai Allitha

All time my favourite comedy film

Starring: Karthik, Rambha, Goundamani, Manivannan, Jai Ganesh, Senthil
Direction: Sundar. C
Year: 1996
Genre: Comedy
Verdict: Blockbuster
This film ran for 175 Days.
Ullathai Alitha is also considered as one of the Cult Comedy Movies in Tamil Cinema
Remade in Telugu as Veedevadandi Babu with Mohan Babu & Shipla Shetty in lead roles and in Kannada as Galate Aliyandru with Shivrajkumar and Sakshisivanand.
The film's plot elements were borrowed from Hindi film Andaz Apna Apna with Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandoon in lead roles.
Critics: Highly Positive Reviews

Varusham Pathinaaru

Starring: Karthik, Kushboo, Sukumari, V. K. Ramaswamy, Janagaraj, Vadivukarasi
Direction: Fazil
Year: 1989
Genre: Romantic Drama
Verdict: Blockbuster. The film completed a 100-day run in 21 centres of Tamilnadu.
Critics: Positive Reviews
This film is a remake of Fazil's own Malayalam film, Ennennum Kannettante. Interestingly Ennennum Kannettante was a flop in Kerala, whereas varusham Pathinaru was a Huge Hit.

Kizhakku Vaasal

Starring: Karthik, Revathi, Kushboo, Chinni Jayanth, Manorama, Janagaraj, Vijayakumar
Direction: R. V. Udhayakumar
Year: 1990
Genre:
Verdict: Blockbuster

The film completed 150 days in Chennai and 100 days in 10 centres of Tamil Nadu. It was a turning point in the actor's career.

Kizhakku Vasal was remade in Hindi as Mere Sajana Saath Nibhana (1992) with Mithun Chakraborty, Juhi Chawla, Shantipriya and Prem Chopra in lead roles.

Also remade in Kannada as Sindhoora Thilaka (1992) with Sunil and Malashri in lead roles.

Remade in Telugu as Chilaka Pachcha Kaapuram (1995) with Jagapati Babu, Meena and Soundarya in lead roles.

Critics: Positive Reviews

Awards:
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

Best Film - G.Thyagarajan, R.V.Udayakumar(Director)
Best Actor - Karthik
Best Actress - Revathi
Best Script - RV Udhayakumar
Best Cinematographer - Abdul Rahman

Pistha (Tamil_Movie)

Starring: Karthik, Nagma, T. S. B. K. Mouli, Manivannan
Direction: K. S. Ravikumar
Year: 1997
Genre: Comedy Drama
Verdict: Blockbuster.
The movie completed a 100-day run in many theaters across Tamilnadu.
Critics: Positive Reviews

Abhinandana

Starring: Karthik, Shobana, Sarath Babu, Rajya Lakshmi, J. V. Somyajulu
Direction: Ashok Kumar
Year: 1988
Genre: Musical Romance
Language: Telugu
Verdict: Blockbuster
The film was remade in Kannada as Abhinandane (2005) with Ram Kumar, Yeshwanth and Sudharani in lead roles.
Remade in Hindi as Bewafaa (2005) with Akshay Kumar, Anil Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor in lead roles
Critics: Highly Positive Reviews
Awards:
Filmfare Awards
Filmfare Award for Best Actor - Telugu - Karthik

Nandi Awards
Nandi Award for Best Feature Film - Rajata (Silver) Nandi - K. Ashok Kumar
Nandi Award for Best Male Playback Singer - S.P. Balasubramaniam - (for singing "Rangulalo Kalavo")
Nandi Special Jury Award - Karthik

Mettukudi

Starring: Karthik, Gemini Ganesan, Nagma, Goundamani and Manivannan
Direction: Sundar. C
Year: 1996
Genre: Comedy
Verdict: Blockbuster
Critics: Positive Reviews

Kan Simittum Neram

Starring: Karthik, Ambika, Sarath Kumar
Direction: Kalaivanan Kannadasan
Year: 1988
Genre: Thriller
Verdict: Hit
Remade in Hindi as Sailaab (1990) starring Aditya Pancholi and Madhuri Dixit.
Critics: Positive Reviews

Gopura Vasalile

He is a best actor in Tamil film

Starring: Karthik, Bhanupriya, Suchitra, Nassar, Janagaraj, Charle, Junior Balaiah, V. K. Ramasamy
Direction: Priyadarshan
Year: 1991
Genre: Black Comedy
Verdict: Blockbuster
This film ran for 150 Days; 100 days in many theatres.
Gopura Vasalile is Priyadarshan's First Tamil Film. Mohanlal appears in a cameo role in a song
The story of the film borrows some subplots from the Malayalam film Pavam Pavam Rajakumaran (1990)
Critics: Positive Reviews
The film is one of the earliest examples of black humour in Tamil cinema.

Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen

Starring: Karthik, Roja, Ramesh Khanna, Ajith Kumar (Extended Cameo), T. S. B. K. Mouli, Madhan Bob
Direction: Vikraman
Year: 1998
Genre: Romantic Drama
Verdict: Blockbuster
The film ran over 200 days in theatres across Tamil Nadu.
It was Karthik 100th film as an actor
It was remade in Telugu as Raja (1999) with Venkatesh and Soundarya in the lead roles, where it enjoyed a similar reception.
Remade in Kannada as Kanasugara (2001) with V. Ravichandran and Prema in lead roles, where it enjoyed a similar reception..
Also remade in Bengali as Shakal Sandhya (2005) with Prosenjit Chatterjee and Rachana Banerjee in lead roles
Remade in Oriya as Mo Duniya Tu Hi Tu (2013) with Anubhav Mohanty, Barsha Priyadarshini, Siddhanta Mahapatra in lead roles, where it enjoyed a similar reception.
Critics: Positive Reviews
Awards:
This film won five Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
Best Film (Third Prize)
Best Storywriter Award - Vikraman
Best Cinematographer ...more

Seethakoka Chiluka

Starring: Karthik, Aruna Mucherla
Direction: Bharathiraja
Year: 1981
Genre: Romance
Verdict: Blockbuster
Critics: Positive Reviews
Awards & Accolades:
*National Film Awards - 1981 - Best Feature Film in Telugu
*Nandi Awards - 1981 Best Feature Film - Gold
*Premiered at the 9th International Film Festival of India

The Contenders
Gokulathil Seethai

Agathiyan's masterpiece and the directorial excellence. 200% perfectionism

best ever movie in actor Karthik's career

Starring: Karthik, Suvalakshmi, Karan, Manivannan
Direction: Agathiyan
Year: 1996
Genre: Romantic Drama
Verdict: Super Hit
This film ran for 100 Days in 5 centres.
Remade into Telugu as Gokulamlo Seetha (1997) starring Pawan Kalyan and Raasi; in Kannada as Krishna Leele (2000) starring Shivarajkumar and Suvalakshmi reprising her role.
Remade in Hindi as Hum Ho Gaye Aapke (2001) with Fardeen Khan and Reema Sen in lead roles.
Critics: Positive Reviews
Awards:
1996 Tamil Nadu State Film Award - Best Film Portraying Woman in Good Light

Vanna Kanavugal

Starring: Karthik, Murali, Jayashree
Direction: Ameerjan
Year: 1987
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Super Hit
This film ran for 104 Days.
Remake of Malayalam film Adiyozhukkukal (1984), starring Mammootty, Mohanlal & Seema.
Critics: Positive Reviews

Dharma Pathini

Starring: Karthik, Jeevitha, Goundamani, Radharavi
Direction: Ameerjan
Year: 1986
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Super Hit
The film ran for 125 Days.
Remade in Telugu as Dharmapatni (1987) with Suman, Bhanupriya and Rajendra Prasad in lead roles; in Hindi as Jawab Hum Denge (1987) with Jackie Shroff and Sathrugan Sinha in lead roles.
Critics: Positive Reviews

Lucky Man (Tamil Movie)

Starring: Karthik, Sanghavi, Goundamani, Senthil, Manjula Vijayakumar, Thayagu
Direction: Prathap K. Pothen
Year: 1995
Genre: Mythological Fantasy Comedy
Verdict: Super Hit. The film later achieved Cult status.
Lucky Man is Remake of a 1994 Hit Telugu film, Yamaleela, starring Ali and Indraja
Critics: Positive Reviews

Aval Sumangalithan

Starring: Karthik, Ilavarasi, Visu, K. R. Vijaya
Direction: Visu
Year: 1985
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Hit
Remade in Telugu as Punyasthree (1986) starring Rajendra Prasad, Karthik, Bhavya
Critics: Positive Reviews

Amaran

Starring: Karthik, Bhanupriya, Radharavi, Pratap K. Pothen, Shaami Kapoor
Direction: K. Rajeshwar
Year: 1992
Genre: Mob
Verdict: Blockbuster
Critics: Positive Reviews

Mouna Raagam

Starring: Mohan, Revathi, Karthik, V.K.Ramasamy
Direction: Maniratnam
Year: 1986
Genre: Romantic Drama
Verdict (Tamilnadu, AP): Blockbuster
This film ran for more than 175 Days and became cult classic.
Mouna Raagam went Housefull from the 1st day of release till the 100th Day in Chandran Theatre.
Remade in Hindi as Kasak (1992) with Rishi Kapoor and Neelam Kothari; in Kannada as Chandrodaya (1999) with Ramesh Arvind
Critics (Tamilnadu, AP): Positive Reviews
Ananda Vikatan's Rating - 43 out of 100.

Awards & Accolades:
34th National Film Awards - Best Feature Film in Tamil
36th Filmfare Awards South - Best Tamil Director - Maniratnam

Screened at the 11th International Film Festival of India, the only Tamil entry.
Mani Ratnam's Love Films at London's National Film Theatre in 2002, a Retrospective of Mani Ratnam's Films at the 2002 Calcutta Film Festival and at the 2002 Locarno Film Festival

Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga

Starring: Karthik, Rambha, Goundamani, Vinu Chakravarthy, Vivek
Direction: Sundar. C
Year:1999
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Verdict: Blockbuster
Remade in Telugu as Maa Pelliki Randi (2001) with J. D. Chakravarthy and Sakshi Sivanand in lead roles.
Critics: Positive to Mixed Reviews

Anveshana

Starring: Karthik, Bhanupriya, Kaikala Satyanarayana, and Sharat Babu
Direction: Vamsy
Year: 1985
Language: Telugu
Genre: Thriller
Verdict: Blockbuster
The film completed 100 days in 11 centres.
Critics: Positive Reviews

Harichandra (1998)

Starring: Karthik, Meena
Direction: Cheyyar Ravi
Year: 1998
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Verdict: Hit
Remade in Telugu as Harischandraa (1999) starred by J.D. Chakravarthy and Raasi in lead roles.
Critics: Positive Reviews

Chinna Jameen

Starring: Karthik, Sukanya, Vineetha
Direction: Raj Kapoor
Year: 1993
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Hit
This movie ran for 100 days.
Critics: Positive to Mixed Reviews

Azhagana Naatkal

Starring: Karthik, Rambha, Goundamani, Senthil
Direction: Sundar. C
Year: 2001
Genre: Comedy
Verdict: Above Average
Critics: Mixed Reviews
This film is remake of Malayalam film Minnaram (1994) starring Mohanlal and Shobana in lead roles.
Minnaram itself was based on Tamil film Penne Nee Vazhga (1967) starring Jaishankar in lead roles

Unna Nenachen Pattu Padichen (Tamil Movie)

My favorite movie

Nadodi Thendral

Starring: Karthik, Ranjitha, Pandiyan, Jangaraj, Napolean
Direction: Bharathiraja
Written: Sujatha
Year: 1992
Genre: Romance
Verdict: Blockbuster
Aamir Khan starrer Lagaan (2001) and Arya starrer Madrasapattinam (2010) were inspired by Nadodi Thendral.
Critics: Positive Reviews

Ponumani

Starring: Karthik, Soundarya, Sivakumar
Direction: R. V. Udhayakumar
Year: 1993
Genre: Romantic Drama
Verdict: Blockbuster
The movie completed a 100-day run in Chennai, Kovai, Madurai and got similar response in other parts of Kongu region.
Critics: Positive Reviews
Awards:
Filmfare Best Actor Award - Karthik
The song "Nenjukkule Innarendru" sung by S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki was a chartbuster.

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