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Top 10 movies directed by Cheran till 2023

Here are the top 10 movies directed by Cheran, ranked based on their critical and commercial success:

Thirumanam (2019):

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Cheran's most recent movie, with Empathy Ramaiah, Kavya Suresh, Sukanya, Anupama Kumar, and Cheran himself in the lead role. It tells the story of a couple who face problems when their families suddenly change their minds about their marriage due to financial differences.

Porkkaalam (1997):

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Directed by Cheran, starring Murali, Meena, Vadivelu, and Manivanan. The movie revolves around a poor potter who struggles to get his deaf and mute sister married due to her disability and other issues created by her father.


Pokkisham (2009) - IMDb

This movie, starring Cheran himself, Padmapriya, Aryan Rajesh, and Bindu Madhavi, was a flop due to its slow pace, which didn't appeal to Tamil movie-goers.

Thavamai Thavamirundhu (2005):

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A family-oriented movie directed by Cheran, with the cast of Cheran himself, Padmapriya, Rajkiran, and Saranya Ponvannan in lead roles. It won the National Film Award for Best Film in the Family Welfare category.

Maya Kannadi (2007):

Mayakkannadi (2007) - IMDb

Cheran plays a young man who moves from Tiruvannamalai to Chennai with dreams and plans for the future. Although the movie would have done well with someone else in the lead role, it received mixed reviews due to Cheran's acting.

Autograph (2004):

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Cheran's biggest hit as a director and actor, with the cast of Cheran, Gopika, Malika, and Kaniha. He played the lead role Senthil and received positive feedback from reviewers.

Pandavar Bhoomi (2001):

Pandavar Bhoomi (2001) - IMDb

Directed by Cheran, this family movie starred Arun Vijay, Rajkiran, Ranjith, Vijayakumar, Vinu Chakravarthy, Shamitha, Chandrasekhar, Kavitha, and Manorama.

Vetri Kodi Kattu (2000):

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Starring Murali, Parthiban, Manorama, Vadivelu, Malavika, Meena, Ramesh Khanna, Charlee, Anandraj, Vijayakumar, and more. This movie carries a good message and won the National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues.

Desiya Geetham (1998):

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Another movie with Cheran and Murali combination, co-starring Manivanna, Rambha, Vijayakumar, and Anadraj. The story revolves around a chief minister and his family who are kidnapped and taken to a remote village.

Bharathi Kannamma (1997)

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 Directed by Cheran, with Parthiban, Meena, Vijayakumar, Senthil, and Ranjith in the lead roles. The story is about a love between Parthiban, who works for a rich man, and Meena, the daughter of a wealthy landlord, which ultimately leads to Meena's tragic suicide due to their caste difference.