Top 10 Tamil Movies 2003

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This List shows the Best Tamil Movies of the Year 2003.

The Top Ten

1 Dhool Dhool

Vikram semma mass in this film. ENGAL CHIYAN, always number 1!

Starring: Vikram, Jyothika, Vivekh, Sayaji Shinde, Telengana Sakunthala, Pasupathy, Reema Sen, Paravai Muniamma
Direction: Dharani
Year: 2003
Genre: Action Masala
Verdict: Blockbuster
The film successfully ran for 25 weeks (175 Days).
Remade into Telugu as Veede (2003) starring Ravi Teja, in Punjabi as The Lion of Punjab (2011), in Sinhalese as Ranja (2014) and in Bengali as Ghatak (2015)
Critics: Positive Reviews
Awards:
Filmfare Awards South
Best Actor- Vikram
Best Actress - Jyothika - Nominated
Best Supporting Actress – Tamil - Reemma Sen - Nominated
Best Comedian – Tamil - Vivek - mpKarthik

2 Saamy Saamy

Starring: Vikram, Trisha, Vivek, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Ramesh Khanna, Vijayakumar
Direction: Hari
Year: 2003
Genre: Action
Verdict: Blockbuster
The film ran for 175 Days.
Remade in Telugu as Lakshmi Narasimha (2004) starring Nandamuri Balakrishna, in Bengali as Barood (2004) starring Mithun Chakraborty, in Kannada as Ayya (2005) starring Darshan and later in Hindi as Policegiri (2013) starring Sanjay Dutt.
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

3 Kaakha Kaakha

Starring: Suriya, Jyothika, Jeevan
Direction: Gautham Vasudev Menon
Year: 2003
Genre: Action Drama
Verdict: Blockbuster
Remade into Telugu as Gharshana (2004) starring Venkatesh, in Hindi as Force (2010) starring John Abraham, in Kannada as Dandam Dashagunam (2011) starring Chiranjeevi Sarja and in Odia as ACP Ranveer (2012)
Critics: Positive Reviews
Awards:
Filmfare Awards South - Won-5 Nominated-4
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards - Won-2
ITFA Awards - Won-3 - mpKarthik

4 Anbe Sivam

Starring: Kamal Hassan, Madhavan, Kiran Rathod, Nassar, Santhana Bharathi
Direction: Sundar. C
Year: 2003
Genre: Comedy Drama
Verdict: Flop. The film later achieved cult status.
Critics: Positive Reviews
Awards & Accolades:
Screened as part of the Indian Panorama section of the International Film Festival of India in 2003.
51st Filmfare Awards South
*Special Jury Award - Won
*Best Film - Nominated
*Best Actor (Kamal Hassan) - Nominated
2003 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards - Best Actor - Madhavan - Won
In the Mid-Later 2010s, Anbe Sivam was considered as the Illuminati (Secret Society) Movie, as this movie predicted the Future Happenings in Tamilnadu and India such as Tsunami in 2004, Narendra Modi as India's PM with Amit Shah, Make In India and Digital India Scheme. - mpKarthik

5 Pithamagan

Starring: Vikram, Suriya, Laila, Sangeetha, Karunas, Mano Bala
Direction: Bala
Year: 2003
Genre: Crime Drama
Verdict: Hit
Remade in Kannada as Anatharu (2007) with Upendra and Darshan in the lead roles.
Critics: Positive Reviews
Awards:
National Film Awards 2003
Won – Silver Lotus Award for Best Actor – Vikram

Filmfare Awards South

Won – Filmfare Best Film Award (Tamil)
Won – Filmfare Best Director Award – Bala
Won – Filmfare Best Actor – Vikram
Won – Filmfare Best Actress – Laila
Won – Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award – Suriya
Won – Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award – Sangeetha
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

Won – Best Actor – Vikram
Won – Best Actress – Laila
Won – Best Supporting Actress – Sangeetha
- mpKarthik

6 Iyarkai

Starring: Shaam, Kutty Radhika, Arun Vijay
Direction: S. P. Jananathan
Year: 2003
Genre: Romance
Verdict: Super Hit
Critics: Highly Positive Reviews
Awards:
National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil - mpKarthik

7 Dum (2003)

Starring: Silambarasan, Rakshitha, Ashish Vidyarti, Delhi Ganesh
Direction: A. Venkatesh
Year: 2003
Genre: Action Romantic Comedy
Verdict: Super Hit
Critics: Positive to Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

8 Jay Jay (Tamil_film)

Starring: Madhavan, Amoga, Pooja
Direction: Saran
Year: 2003
Genre: Romance
Verdict: Average
Critics: Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

Superb film in all time,...and this is my favourite movie,...music is very superb...

9 Priyamana Thozhi

Starring: Madhavan, Sreedevi Vijayakumar, Jyothika, Manivannan
Direction: Vikraman
Year: 2003
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Average
Simultaneously made in Telugu as Vasantham (2003) starring Venkatesh. Remade in Kannada as Hoo (2010) with V. Ravichandran
Critics: Mixed Reviews
Awards:
Filmfare Best Tamil Supporting Actress Award - Nominated - Sreedevi Vijayakumar - mpKarthik

10 Parthiban Kannavu (Tamil_Film) Parthiban Kannavu (Tamil_Film)

Starring: Srikanth, Sneha, Manivannan
Direction: Karu Pazhaniappan
Year: 2003
Genre: Magical Realism Romantic Drama
Verdict: Super Hit
Remade in Telugu as Ammayi Bagundi (2004) and later in Malayalam as Manju Peyyum Munpe
Critics: Positive Reviews
Awards:
Tamil Nadu State Awards-2003
Best Film
Best Director- Karu Palaniappan
Best Actor- Srikanth
Best Comedian (Male) - Vivek
Best Comedian (female) - Devadarshini
Best Lyrics – Kabilan
Best Playback Singer (Female) - Harini - mpKarthik

The Contenders

11 Anbe Anbe (Tamil_film)

Starring: Shaam, Sharmelee, Santoshi, Vivek, M.N.Nambiar, Manorama
Direction: Mani Bharathi
Year: 2003
Genre: Romantic Family Drama
Verdict: Flop
Critics: Negative Reviews - mpKarthik

12 Vaseegara (Tamil_Film)

Starring: Vijay, Sneha, Vadivelu, Nassar
Direction: K. Selva Bharathy
Year: 2003
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Verdict: Super Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

13 Boys (Tamil_movie)

Starring: Siddarth, Genelia D'Souza, Bharath, Nakul, S. Thaman, Manikandan
Direction: S. Shankar
Year: 2003
Genre: Coming of age
Verdict: Average
Critics: Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

14 Thiruda Thirudi

Starring: Dhanush, Chaya Singh, Manikka Vinayagam
Direction: Subramaniya Shiva
Year: 2003
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Verdict: Blockbuster
Remade in Telugu as Donga Dongadi (2004) and in Kannada as Sakha Sakhi (2005).
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

15 Jayam (Tamil_Film)

Blockbuster

Starring: Jayam Ravi, Sadha, Gopichand, Senthil
Direction: M. Raja
Year: 2003
Genre: Romantic Action Drama
Verdict: Super Hit
Critics: Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

16 Arasu

Starring: Sarath Kumar, Roja, Simran, Vadivelu, Delhi Ganesh
Direction: Suresh
Year: 2003
Genre: Action Masala
Verdict: Super Hit
Remade in Kannada as Indra (2008) with Darshan
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

17 Winner (2003)

Starring: Prashanth, Vadivelu, Kiran, M. N. Nambiyar, Riyaz Khan
Direction: Sundar. C
Year: 2003
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Verdict: Blockbuster
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

18 Tirumalai (Tamil_Film) Tirumalai (Tamil_Film)

Starring: Vijay, Jyothika, Vivek, Raghuvaran, Kousalya
Direction: Ramana
Year: 2003
Genre: Action
Verdict: Super Hit
Remade into Telugu as Gowri (2004) and in Bangladeshi Bengali as Kotha Dao Sathi Hobe (2017) starring Shakib Khan
This film was a turning point in actor Vijay's career as he transitioned himself into a leading action hero from a romantic hero.
Critics: Negative Reviews - mpKarthik

19 Anjeneya (Tamil_film)

Starring: Ajith Kumar, Meera Jasmine, Raghuvaran
Direction: N. Maharajan
Year: 2003
Genre: Action
Verdict: Disaster
Critics: Negative Reviews - mpKarthik

20 Kadhal Kondein

Starring: Dhanush, Sonia Aggarwal, Nagesh, Sudeep Sarangi
Direction: Selvaraghavan
Year: 2003
Genre: Romantic Thriller
Verdict: Super Hit
Remade in Telugu as Nenu (2004) with Allari Naresh, in Bangladesh as Onno Manush (2004), in Kannada as Ravana (2009), in Bengali as Amanush (2010)
Critics: Positive Reviews
Awards:
2004: Filmfare Best Female Debut (South) - Sonia Agarwal - Won
2004: Filmfare Best Director Award - Selvaraghavan - Nominated - mpKarthik

21 Punnagai Poove
22 Nala Damayanthi

Starring: Madhavan, Geetu Mohandas,Shruthika
Direction: Mouli
Year: 2003
Genre: Comedy
Verdict: Hit
Remade in Hindi as Ramji Londonwaley (2005)
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

23 Kadhal Sadugudu (Tamil_film)

Starring: Vikram, Priyanka Trivedi, Prakash Raj
Direction: V. Z. Dhorai
Year: 2003
Genre: Family Drama
Verdict: Flop
Critics: Negative Reviews - mpKarthik

24 Anbu
25 Lesa Lesa

Starring: Shaam, Trisha, Madhavan, Vivek
Direction: Priyadarshan
Year: 2003
Genre: Romantic Drama
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

26 Puthiya Geethai

Starring: Vijay, Meera Jasmine, Ameesha Patel, Kalabhavan Mani
Direction: K.P.Jagan
Year: 2003
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Disaster
Critics: Negative Reviews - mpKarthik

27 Magic Magic 3D (Tamil_Film)

Starring: S.P.Balasubramaniam, Suraj Balajee, Tirlok Malik, Pooja Kumar
Direction: Jose Punnoose
Year: 2003
Genre: Fantasy
Verdict: Hit
National Film Award for Best Special Effects - Won
Critics: Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

28 Paarai

Starring: Sarath Kumar, Jayaram, Ramya Krishnan, Meena
Direction: K.S.Ravikumar
Year: 2003
Genre: Action Drama
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

29 Aalukku Oru Aasai

Starring: Sathyaraj, Meena, Vadivelu
Direction: V Shekar
Year: 2003
Genre: Comedy Drama
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

30 Whistle (Tamil_movie)

Starring: Sherin, Vikramadhithya, Gayathri Raghuram, Vivek
Direction: J.D & Jerry
Year: 2003
Genre: Slasher
Verdict: Average - mpKarthik

31 Ottran

Starring: Arjun, Simran, Manorama, Vadivelu
Direction: Ilankannan
Year: 2003
Genre: Action
Verdict: Hit - mpKarthik

32 Thithikuthey
33 Thennavan
34 Chokka Thanagam

Starring: Vijayakanth, Soundarya, Prakash Raj, Uma, Goundamani, Senthil
Direction: K. Bhagyaraj
Year: 2003
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Average
Critics: Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

35 Success (Tamil_film)

Starring: Dushyanth, Sonia Agarwal
Direction: Suresh Prasanna
Year: 2003
Genre: Drama
Verdict: Average
Critics: Mixed Reviews - mpKarthik

36 Julie Ganapathy

Starring: Saritha, Jayaram, Ramya Krishnan
Direction: Balu Mahendra
Year: 2003
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

37 Bandha Paramasivam

Starring: Prabhu, Abbas, Rambha, Kalabhavan Mani
Direction: T.P.Gajendran
Year: 2003
Genre: Comedy
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

38 Enakku 20 Unakku 18

Starring: Tarun Kumar, Trisha, Shriya Saran, Vivek
Direction: Jyothi Krishna
Year: 2003
Genre: Romance
Verdict: Hit
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

39 Naam (Tamil_movie)

Starring: Prakash Raj
Direction: Sabha Kailash
Year: 2003
Genre: Drama
Critics: Positive Reviews - mpKarthik

40 Unnai Charanadaindhen
41 Nadhi Karaiyinile
42 Aasai Aasaiyai
43 Manasellam
44 Bheeshmar
45 Annai Kaaligambal
46 Vihadan
47 Kovil Kovil

Kovil 2004, not 2003 - mpKarthik

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