Many Tamil actors become mainstream heroes after a big hit as a master cop. There have been several police movies featuring brilliant performances of actors as cops. We list the Tamil movies with awesome and memorable performances as cops in no particular order.
1. Kaakha Kaakha
, this movie flick was the first biggest blockbuster and a milestone of “
”s career as Anbuselvan IPS. The movie is about the war between a set of 4 police officers and a drug-dealing gangster mafia.
Set in Tirunelveli, the movie is about Aarusaamy (
) who struggles hard to get into the police force and rise through the ranks with several transfers and his war with local politicians. The lead actor makes a startling transformation from pretending to be a corrupt cop to fighting against the corrupt villains.
3. Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu
It is a racy crime thriller where
portrays the character of Raghavan IPS, who investigates a series of rapes and murders in the city and also continues in the US. This was the first movie to be shot in Super 35.
The movie is about a cop with the iconic hockey bat moustache named Durai Singam (Suriya Sivakumar) who is on a mission to avenge the evil politician. A beautiful balance of village and city characters and a steady mix of masala and niche technique makes this a worth watch.
The cop who broke the stereotype that police offers should wear a moustache, at least in the movies. Kamal Haasan played in the role of Adhinarayanan, along with
to take on terror group in the country. Filled with iconic dialogues and classy actions, the movie brought a whole new perspective to police thriller genre.
6. Thanga Pathakkam
The character of S.P. Chowdhry played by
, became the benchmark with which any police officer would be compared to, in terms of being integral and upright. The movie is about the cop, balancing his job and family.
’ makes 3 roles in a movie, it is no surprise that the movie had a 250 day run at the box office. Rajinikanth also received best actor award from Tamil Nadu Government for his role as
in the movie.
50th movie where he wore the salt and pepper look for his role as Vinayak Mahadevan. The movie revolves around betting in cricket and the big money involved. Though Ajith acts in a negative role, the initial sequence as police officer is an almost crazy festival for his fans.
Directed by '
', this movie received credits for its technicality, expertise and performance of actor ‘
’ as Satya. The actors and the director of the movie received several awards for their performances.
10. Sethupathi IPS
No cop list is complete without a mention of '
' in it. Sethupathi IPS was one of the biggest blockbusters back in the 1990s, where the lead actor fights against the terrorists to save the country.