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Top 10 Villains in Tamil Cinema in 2023

Arvind Swamy
In Tamil cinema, we always talk about the hero in the movie, but a movie is incomplete without a villain. For many years, the villains played a very crucial role. Villains are bad people who harm others and are at last punished by the hero.


In Kollywood, there are many villains like Anandraj, Mansoor Ali Khan, Raghuvaran, and Nassar. Also, Megastar Rajnikanth wants to play an antagonistic role in his career. Here are the best villains in Tamil cinema.


Victor played by Arun Vijay in Yennai Arindhaal


In the movie, the character Victor, who trades illegal organs in the foreign land, is played by Arun Vijay, and Yennai Arindhaal’s Victor is one of the best characters in the movie. Arun Vijay plays the first antagonist role, and it has a variety of emotions, equal with the protagonist's.


Playing an antagonist role against Ajith is a very difficult task, but Arun Vijay did it very well and showcased eminence on screen, which proved one of the essential points of his career. The movie gets praised each time Victor appears before the camera, mostly at the end.


Rudra is played by Anurag Kashyap In Imaikkaa Nodigal


In the psychological thriller Imaikkaa Nodigal, renowned director Anurag Kashyap played Rudra in 2018; it was also his Kollywood debut.  The role of serial killer looks right on him, and his performance was packed with wickedness, while director Magizh Thirumenia’s dubbed voice supplied much-needed intensity to his role.


Hari Dada   played by Nana Patekar in Kaala


In the superhit movie Kaala, Nana Patekar played the role of Hari Dada. The specific writing by Pa. Ranjith and an excellent performance by Patekar.


Thatha Maistry by Karate Venkatesan in Pariyerum Perumal


The drama Pariyerum Perumal is based on the story of a determined individual who is always ready to do anything for his caste. The character shows cruelty, and not being rich or a wealthy person, he expects nothing. Thatha Maistry is played by Karate Venkatesan, who is a newcomer.


Sudalai is played by S. J. Suryah in Spyder


The character of Sudalai was custom-made for S.J. Suryah, with his bulgy eyes, terrifying smile, and slightly strange body language. He made the film very thrilling and entertaining. One of the best villains in the Tamil movie Sudalai was a complete psycho who enjoyed watching human death. His unnatural nature bred a lot of negativity.


Pettaikaran is played by V. I. S. Jayapalan in Aadukalam.


In Vetri Maaran’s Aadukalam, the character of the Pettaikaran, portrayed by V.I.S. Jayapalan, is even now an interesting one. A master of cockfights in a greedy clash turns inimical against his team. Jayapala showed very natural acting skills.


Siddharth Abimanyu is played by Arvind Swamy in Thani Oruvan


In Thani Oruvan, the character of Siddharth Abhimanyu, portrayed by Arvind Swamy, holds an exceptional place in Tamil cinema. The character is about a business tycoon who is honored for his good work and makes the government work for him. It’s Arvind Swamy’s first time in an antagonist role, but he did it very well.


Sathyamoorthy is played by Action King Arjun in Irumbhuthirai


The White Devil Action King Arjun gave a tremendous performance in Irumbhuthirai. Arjun delivered a terrific performance as the white devil. Directed by P.S. Mithran, it’s a very appealing movie.