Best Movies of Tamil Actor Karthik

mpKarthik
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

1 Ullathai Allitha Ullathai Allitha

Starring: Karthik, Rambha, Goundamani, Manivannan, Jai Ganesh, Senthil
Direction: Sundar. C
Year: 1996
Genre: Comedy
Verdict: Blockbuster
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 - mpKarthik

2 Varusham Pathinaaru 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 many parts 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. - mpKarthik

3 Kizhakku Vaasal 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 other parts 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 - mpKarthik

4 Abhinandana 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 - mpKarthik

5 Pistha (Tamil_Movie) 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 - mpKarthik

6 Agni Natchathiram
7 Ponumani 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. - mpKarthik

8 Alaigal Oivathilai Alaigal Oivathilai
9 Unna Nenachen Pattu Padichen (Tamil Movie) Unna Nenachen Pattu Padichen (Tamil Movie)
10 Mettukudi Mettukudi

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

The Contenders

11 Mouna Raagam Mouna Raagam

Starring: Mohan, Revathi, Karthik
Direction: Maniratnam
Year: 1986
Genre: Romanctic Drama
Verdict: Blockbuster
Remade in Hindi in 1992 as Kasak with Rishi Kapoor and Neelam Kothari in the lead roles.
Critics: Positive Reviews
Tamil magazine Ananda Vikatan praised Revathi and Mohan's performances and the film's camera work, music and lack of masala, giving Mouna Ragam a score of 43 out of 100.

Awards & Accolades:
At the 34th National Film Awards,
Mouna Ragam received the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil.
Ratnam received the Award for Best Tamil Director at the 36th Filmfare Awards South

Mouna Ragam was screened at the 11th International Film Festival of India, the only Tamil entry.
It has also been screened at other film festivals
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 - mpKarthik

12 Amaran Amaran

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

13 Chinna Jameen 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 - mpKarthik

14 Gopura Vasalile Gopura Vasalile

Starring: Karthik, Bhanupriya, Suchitra, Nassar, Janagaraj, Charle, Junior Balaiah, V. K. Ramasamy
Direction: Priyadarshan
Year: 1991
Genre: Black Comedy
Verdict: Blockbuster
This film ran more than 100 days at many theatres in Tamil Nadu.
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. - mpKarthik

15 Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen 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 - mpKarthik

16 Muthu Kaalai Muthu Kaalai

Starring: Karthik, Soundarya
Direction: Gokula Krishnan
Year: 1995
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Above Average
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

17 Vanna Kanavugal

Starring: Karthik, Murali, Jayashree
Direction: Ameerjan
Year: 1987
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Super Hit
The film is a remake of Malayalam film Adiyozhukkukal (1984), starring Mammootty, Mohanlal & Seema.
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

18 Dharma Pathini Dharma Pathini

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

19 Aval Sumangalithan 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 - mpKarthik

20 Mr. Karthik (Tamil Movie) Mr. Karthik (Tamil Movie)
21 Deiva Vaaku Deiva Vaaku

Starring: Karthik, Revathi, Vijayakumar, Radha Ravi
Direction: M. S. Madhu
Year: 1992
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Average
This film is remake of the Telugu film Sankeerthana
Critics: Positive to Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

22 Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga 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 - mpKarthik

23 Anveshana 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 - mpKarthik

24 Unnai Solli Kutramillai Unnai Solli Kutramillai

Starring: Karthik, Sithara, Radha Ravi, Nasser
Direction: Ameerjan
Year: 1990
Genre: Action Drama
Verdict: Moderate Success
Critics: Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

25 Kan Simittum Neram 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 - mpKarthik

26 Azhagana Naatkal 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 - mpKarthik

27 Ninaivellam Nithya Ninaivellam Nithya
28 Periya Veetu Pannakkaran Periya Veetu Pannakkaran
29 Nadodi Thendral 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 - mpKarthik

30 Harichandra (1998) 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 - mpKarthik

31 Lovely (Tamil Movie) Lovely (Tamil Movie)

Starring: Karthik, Malavika, Vivek, Manivannan
Direction: Sakthi
Year: 2001
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Verdict: Hit
Remade in Telugu as Andamaina Abaddham (2008) with Raja and Kamna
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

32 Thotta Chinungi Thotta Chinungi

Starring: Karthik, Revathi, Raghuvaran, Devayani, Nagendra Prasad
Direction: K. S. Adhiyaman
Year: 1995
Genre: Romantic Drama
Verdict: Hit
Remade in Hindi as Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002) starring Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai.
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

33 Lucky Man (Tamil Movie) Lucky Man (Tamil Movie)

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

34 Pandi Naatu Thangam Pandi Naatu Thangam
35 Seethakoka Chiluka 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

The film was premiered at the 9th International Film Festival of India - mpKarthik

36 Gokulathil Seethai Gokulathil Seethai

Starring: Karthik, Suvalakshmi, Karan, Manivannan
Direction: Agathiyan
Year: 1996
Genre: Romantic Drama
Verdict: Super Hit
Remade into Telugu as Gokulamlo Seetha (1997) starring Pawan Kalyan and Raasi and 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 for Best Film Portraying Woman in Good Light - mpKarthik

37 Pooveli Pooveli

Starring: Karthik, Kousalya, Abbas, Heera
Direction: Selva
Year: 1998
Genre: Romance
Verdict: Super Hit
The film completed a 250-day run in theaters.
Remade in Telugu as Alludugaaru Vachcharu (1999) with Jagapathi Babu and Kousalya in lead roles.
Critics: Positive Reviews
Awards:
Filmfare Best Actress Award - Kausalya (Won)
Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize - Karthik (Won) - mpKarthik

38 Chinna Kanamma Chinna Kanamma

Starring: Karthik
Direction: R. Raghu
Year: 1993
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Hit
Remade in Telugu as Ooyala (1998) starring Meka Srikanth, Ramya Krishnan
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

39 Sollathudikuthu Manasu Sollathudikuthu Manasu
40 Katta Panchayathu Katta Panchayathu
41 Natpu Natpu
42 Nandri Nandri
43 Idhaya Thamarai Idhaya Thamarai
44 Kaalicharan Kaalicharan
45 Solaikuyil Solaikuyil
46 Vishwanathan Velai Vendum (Movie) Vishwanathan Velai Vendum (Movie)
47 Nadodi Pattukkaran Nadodi Pattukkaran
48 Suyamariyadhai
49 Chinna Raja Chinna Raja
50 Oru Kai Parpom Oru Kai Parpom
PSearch List
P