List of Tamil films of 2008

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Prior to the amendment of Tamil Nadu Entertainments Tax Act 1939 on 22 July 2006, Gross was 115 per cent of Nett for all films.[1] Post-amendment, Gross equalled Nett for films with pure Tamil titles.[2] Commercial Taxes Department disclosed 12.24 crore in entertainment tax revenue for the year.[3]

The following is a list of films produced in the Tamil film industry in India, which were released theatrically in 2008. They are presented in order of their release dates

Films[edit]

Opening Title Director Cast Production Music Director Genre
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14 Bheemaa N. Linguswamy Vikram, Trisha Krishnan Harris Jayaraj Action
Kaalai Tarun Gopi Silambarasan Rajendar, Vedhika Kumar G. V. Prakash Kumar Action
Pazhani Perarasu Bharath, Kajal Aggarwal, Khushbu Srikanth Deva Action
Pirivom Santhippom Karu Pazhaniappan Cheran, Sneha Vidyasagar Family Drama
Vaazhthugal Seeman R. Madhavan, Bhavana Yuvan Shankar Raja Romance
15 Pidichirukku Kanagu Ashok, Vishakha Singh Manu Ramesan Romance
Pattaya Kelappu Ponnambalam Sriman, Payal, Ponnambalam E. L. Indhrajith
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1 Ashoka Prem Menon Prem Menon, Anushree, Pooja Bharathi Sabesh–Murali Action
Indiralohathil Na Azhagappan Thambi Ramaiah Vadivelu, Yashimi Sharma, Suja Varunee Sabesh–Murali Comedy
Thangam G. Kicha Sathyaraj, Meghna Nair, Goundamani Srikanth Deva Action
Thodakkam Muthukumar Rishi, Abhinay, Raghu Vannan, Monica, Meghna Nair Jerom Pushparaj Thriller
8 Sadhu Miranda Siddique Prasanna, Abbas, Kavya Madhavan Deepak Dev Thriller
14 Anjathe Mysskin Narain, Ajmal Ameer, Prasanna, Vijayalakshmi Sundar C. Babu Action Thriller
Kadhal Kaditham Mukesh Balaji, Amisha V. S. Udhayaa Romance
Nenjathai Killadhe Agathiyan Vikranth, Bharathi, Yugendran Premji Amaran Romance
Pachai Nirame Karkki Yugendran, Saran Sathya, Rajasekar, Nanditha Jennifer, Preethi Varma Sreeram Selva
22 Akku Mamani Ajay, Sriji, Rakshai, Anu Hasan, Riyaz Khan Sriram Action Thriller
Thoondil K. S. Adhiyaman Shaam, Sandhya, Divya Spandana Abhisek Rey Romance
Valluvan Vasuki Marumalarchi Bharathi Sathya, Swetha, Ranjith S. A. Rajkumar Romance
29 Sila Nerangalil Jayaraj Vincent Asokan, Navya Nair, Vineeth Srikanth Deva Thriller
Thotta Selva Jeevan, Priyamani Srikanth Deva Action
Vambu Sandai Raj Kapoor Sathyaraj, Uday Kiran, Diya D. Imman Action
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7 Ezhuthiyatharadi Sri Sathyaragaventher Ramana, Mansi Pritam, Swathi, Akhila Sri Mahan Romance
Ponmagal Vandhal Ramamurthy Pandiarajan Sangeetha Priyan Drama
Velli Thirai Viji Prakash Raj, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Gopika G. V. Prakash Kumar Drama
14 Theekuchi Yuvarajan Jai Varma, Menagai Srikanth Deva Action
Unakkaga Manoharan Riyaz Khan, Meghna Nair S. P. Shaam Drama
Vaitheeswaran R. K. Vidhyadaran Sarath Kumar, Meghna Naidu Srikanth Deva Action
21 Inba Vendhan Shaam, Sneha P. B. Balaji Action
Kannum Kannum G. Marimuthu Prasanna, Udhayathara Dhina Romance
Sandai Sakthi Chidambaram Sundar C., Ramya Raj, Nadhiya, Namitha Dhina Action
Singakutty A. Venkatesh Shivaji Dev, Gowri Munjal Prasanna Shankar Action
28 Azhagu Nilayam Rajaji Vindhiya, Swarnamalya Sabesh–Murali Action
Kattuviriyan Kalaipuli G. Sekharan Sajith Raj, Malavika, Ram Kalaipuli G. Sekharan Thriller
Tharagu Kalanidhi Raj, Lakshana Bharani Drama
Vedha Nithya Kumar Arun Vijay, Sheela Srikanth Deva Romance
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4 Pasumpon Devar Varalaru Abraham Lincoln Vagai Chandrasekar Vijay Antony Biopic
Vilaiyattu Ezhilvendhan Ezhilvendhan, Saranya Drama
Yaaradi Nee Mohini Mithran Jawahar Dhanush, Nayantara, Karthik Kumar Yuvan Shankar Raja Romance
9 Arasangam R. Madhesh Vijayakanth, Navaneet Kaur Srikanth Deva Mystery Adventure
10 Nepali V. Z. Durai Bharath, Meera Jasmine Srikanth Deva Action
11 Santosh Subramaniam M. Raja Jayam Ravi, Genelia D'Souza, Prakash Raj Devi Sri Prasad Family Drama
Thozha N. Sundaresan Nithin Sathya, Vijay Vasanth, Premji Amaran, Ajay Raj, Jennifer Premji Amaran Drama
18 Arai En 305-il Kadavul Chimbu Deven Prakash Raj, Santhanam, Ganja Karuppu Vidyasagar Science Fiction
Ini Varum Kaalam Sibi Chandar Ranjan, Sajitha Betti Bharani Romantic Drama
Madurai Ponnu Chennai Paiyan A. C. Rajasekaran S. S. R. Pankaj Kumar, Thejamai Velu Thevar Films Kanmani Raja Romantic Drama
25 Chakkara Viyugam Udhayabhanu Maheswaran Natarajan Subramaniam, Raaghav, Jayasurya Karthik Raja Action
Iyakkam Sanjay Ram Rishi Kumar, Shruthi Raj, Sujibala Pravin Mani Action
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2 Kuruvi S. Dharani Vijay, Trisha Krishnan Vidyasagar Action
9 Aadum Koothu T. V. Chandran Cheran, Navya Nair, Prakash Raj, Aari, Prakash Raj Isaac Thomas
Malarinum Melliya Selvaraj Vignesh, Varshini Soundaryan Drama
Silandhi Aathiraj Munna, Monica M. R. Karthik Thriller
16 Kadhal Endral Enna Kalimuthu Veerha, Diya, Charan Raj K. Bharathi Romance
Kadhal Vaanile Venkateswara Hari, Jothi Krishna Aasai Romance
23 Ghatotkajan Singeetham Srinivasa Rao Singeetham Srinivasa Rao Animation
Pandi Rasu Madhuravan Raghava Lawrence, Sneha, Namitha Srikanth Deva Action
30 Kaalaippani Rajesh M. Selva Jay Srinivasa Kumar, Vasundhara Kashyap Sathish Ramalingham Thriller
Kathavarayan Salangai Durai Karan, Vidisha, Radha Srikanth Deva Action
Thithikkum Ilamai Chandramohan K. Dinesh Kumar, J. Pranav, Althara, Nisha K. Manish Thriller
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13 Dasavathaaram K. S. Ravikumar Kamal Haasan, Asin, Mallika Sherawat, Jayaprada Himesh Reshammiya, Devi Sri Prasad Action Thriller
27 Aayudham Seivom Udhayan Sundar C., Anjali Srikanth Deva Action
Ayyavazhi P. C. N. Anbazhagan Raja, Sanjai Drama
Pudhupandi Karthik Kumar Pandiarajan, Kanmani Raja Drama
Thiru Thiruda Don Gowtham Don Gowtham Action
28 Vallamai Tharayo Madhumitha R. Parthiban, Chaya Singh Bharathwaj Romance
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U
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4 Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu Thirumurugan Bharath, Poorna Vidyasagar Action
Subramaniapuram M. Sasikumar Jai, M. Sasikumar, Swati Reddy James Vasanthan Action
Uliyin Osai Ilavenil Vineeth, Keerthi Chawla Ilaiyaraaja Period Drama
11 Azhaipithazh P. K. Rajmohan Ratheesh, Sona Hitesh Romance
18 Nalla Ponnu Ketta Payyan M. P. Balan Sriman, Madhumitha, Keerthi Chawla Bharat Action
22 Maanavan Ninaithal S. P. Gnanamozhi Rithik, Varshini V. Thashi Romance
25 Manava Manavigal Rajagopal David, Rachana Drama
Pathu Pathu Sathyam Sona Heiden, Thalaivasal Vijay, Bose Venkat L. V. Ganesan Erotic Thriller
Sutta Pazham G. K. Mohan, Shubha Poonja Sri Sam Comedy Thriller
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1 Kuselan P. Vasu Rajinikanth, Pasupathy, Meena, Nayantara G. V. Prakash Kumar Drama
8 Unnai Naan Senthilnathan Viinu, Naash Joe Arulraj Romance
15 Sathyam A. Rajasekhar Vishal, Nayantara, Upendra Harris Jayaraj Action
22 Ragasiya Snehithane Sujo Visanth Vasanth, Lakshmi Rai, Vijay Raj, Prakash, Kandan, Sriram John Peter Thriller
Nayagan Saravana Sakthi J. K. Rithesh, Ramana, Sangeetha, Keerthi Chawla Mariya Manohar Action Thriller
29 Dhaam Dhoom Jeeva Jayam Ravi, Kangana Ranaut, Lakshmi Rai Harris Jayaraj Action Thriller
Jayamkondaan R. Kannan Vinay Rai, Bhavana, Lekha Washington Vidyasagar Romantic Action
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5 Alibhabha Neelan.K.Sekar Krishna Sekhar, Prakash Raj, Janani Vidyasagar Action
Dhanam Siva Prem, Sangeetha Ilaiyaraaja Drama
Kee Mu Majith Hassan, Sarika Romantic Drama
Saroja Venkat Prabhu Shiva, Vaibhav Reddy, S. P. B. Charan, Premji Amaran, Vega Tamotia Yuvan Shankar Raja Comedy Thriller
12 Poi Solla Porom A. L. Vijay Nassar, Karthik Kumar, Piaa Bajpai M. G. Sreekumar Comedy
Vasool V. Rishiraj Hemanth Kumar, Kiran Rathod, V. Rishiraj Vijay Shankar Action Drama
19 Mudhal Mudhal Mudhal Varai Krishnan Seshadri Gomatam Sathyajit, Anuja Iyer, Charan Aslam Mustafa Drama
Pandhayam S. A. Chandrasekhar Nithin Sathya, Sindhu Tolani Vijay Antony Romance
Raman Thediya Seethai K. P. Jagannath Cheran, Pasupathy, Nithin Sathya, Vimala Raman, Remya Nambeesan, Gajala, Karthika Vidyasagar Romance
26 Kadhalil Vizhunthen P. V. Prasad Nakul, Sunaina Vijay Antony Romance
Sakkarakatti Kala Prabhu Shanthnoo Bhagyaraj, Ishita Sharma, Vedhika A. R. Rahman Romance
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1 Durai A. Venkatesh Arjun Sarja, Kirat Bhattal, Gajala D. Imman Action
2 Jai Vigneshwara James Clifford Ganesh Ramana Animation
10 Kasimedu Govindan Ramesh Sanjay Ranjith, Karishma Soundaryan Drama
Kathi Kappal Dinesh Selvaraj Anoop Kumar, Poornitha, Meera Vasudevan Sree Sai Thriller
Netru Indru Naalai Lakshmikanth Chenna Ravi Krishna, Tamannaah Anil Action
27 Seval Hari Bharath, Poonam Bajwa, Simran G. V. Prakash Kumar Action
Megam Jeevarathinam Tamilarasan, Ragiraja Drama
Aegan Raju Sundaram Ajith Kumar, Nayantara, Navdeep, Piaa Bajpai Yuvan Shankar Raja Action Thriller
Poochi Velu Velu Drama
31 Theeyavan B. Kathir Sriranjan, Udhay, Midhuna L. V. Ganesan Romantic thriller
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7 Velvi Jeans Vishwa, Hasini J. K. Selva Drama
14 Vaaranam Aayiram Gautham Menon Suriya, Sameera Reddy, Simran, Divya Spandana Harris Jayaraj Romance
21 Thenavattu V. V. Kathir Jiiva, Poonam Bajwa Srikanth Deva Action
28 Ellam Avan Seyal Shaji Kailas R. K., Raghuvaran, Roja, Bhama Vidyasagar Drama
Kodaikkanal T. K. Bose Ashwanth Thilak, Poorna, Shekar Deva Thriller
Mahesh, Saranya Matrum Palar P. V. Ravi Sakthi Vasu, Sandhya Vidyasagar Romance
Nadigai Babu Ganesh Babu Ganesh, Tejashree Babu Ganesh Drama
Poo Sasi Srikanth, Parvathi Menon S. S. Kumaran Romance
Utharavindri Ullay Vaa Vijayan Vijayan Action
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5 Pudhusu Kanna Pudhusu A. R. Venkatesh A. R. Venkatesh, Priyanka Shailu A. R. Venkatesh Romance
Saamida Vadivudayaan Sembi, Dhanushya Indrajith Action
Suryaa Jaguar Thangam Vijaya Chiranjeevi, Keerthi Chawla Jerome Pushparaj Action
12 Bommalattam Bharathiraja Arjun, Nana Patekar, Rukmini Vijayakumar, Kajal Aggarwal Himesh Reshammiya Thriller
Silambattam Saravanan Silambarasan Rajendar, Sneha, Sana Khan Yuvan Shankar Raja Action
19 Dindigul Sarathy Subramaniam Pillai Karunas, Karthika Mathew Dhina Comedy
Thiruvannamalai Perarasu Arjun Sarja, Pooja Gandhi Srikanth Deva Action
Abhiyum Naanum Radha Mohan Prakash Raj, Trisha Krishnan, Aishwarya, Ganesh Venkatraman Vidyasagar Family Drama
25 Panchamirtham Raju Eswaran Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Nassar, Saranya Mohan, Samiksha Sundar C Babu Comedy

The following films also released in 2008, though the release date remains unknown.[4]

Title Director Cast Music director
Mogam Jeeva Ratnam Tamilarasan, Raaki Raaji, Saritha Yadav, Venu Arvind Ravi Priyan
Urugudhe Aslam
Valakkaringar Archana K. K. Bujjibabu
Valvellam Vasantham K. S. Nesamanavan Viswa, Minal, Venniradai Moorthy Nesan

Awards[edit]

Category/Organization Filmfare Awards South
31 July 2009[5]
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
30 September 2009[6]
Vijay Awards
13 June 2009[7]
Best Film Subramaniyapuram Dasavathaaram Subramaniyapuram
Best Director Sasikumar
Subramaniyapuram
Radha Mohan
Abhiyum Naanum
Sasikumar
Subramaniyapuram
Best Actor Suriya
Vaaranam Aayiram
Kamal Haasan
Dasavathaaram
Suriya
Vaaranam Aayiram
Best Actress Parvathy
Poo
Sneha
Pirivom Santhippom
Sneha
Pirivom Santhippom
Best Music Director Harris Jayaraj
Vaaranam Aayiram
Ilaiyaraaja
Ajantha (2012)
Harris Jayaraj
Vaaranam Aayiram

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