List of Low Budget Tamil Movies

Many a times big budgets, big banners and big names are not able to make a mark as expected, while many low budget movies turn out to be blockbusters beyond expectations. These movies gain popularity based on a strong storyline are content driven and have impeccable acting skills by actors. Here is a list of low budget Tamil movies:


Director: Sri Ganesh

This is a slow-burning cop thriller that changes track halfway and becomes a contemplation on life.

Adhe Kangal

Director: Rohin Venkatesan

The movie began as a romance and turns into an investigative thriller.


Director: Arun Prabu Purushothaman

A superbly written drama centered on a unique character, Aruvi was a thriller, a black comedy, an awareness movie, and a tragedy.

Kadhal Kan Kattuthe

Director: Shivaraj R

This is a refreshing little small-town romance between two ordinary characters.

Oru Kidayin Karunai Manu

Director: Suresh Sangaiah

Part black comedy, part suspense thriller, part slice-of-rural-life drama, Oru Kidayin Karunai Manu, the film’s main attraction was the bunch of eccentric characters with colourful names.

Kurangu Bommai

Director: Nithilan

With a tightly-woven plot that kept everyone hooked for the entire duration and fabulous performances from the entire cast that drew the audiences deep into the story Kurangu Bommai was a hit.


Director: Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan

The film looks at the implications of voyeurism in the internet age. It is a thrilling new-age revenge story, experimental because of its risqué subject and setting.


Director: Lokesh Kanagaraj

Maanagaram was an exquisite, even-handed thriller — handsomely shot, tightly edited and propped up by a grungy score and a gripping story.

Meyaadha Maan

Director: Rathna Kumar

This story is centered around an irrepressible man who cannot bring up himself to express his love.

Naalu Peruku Nalladhuna Edhuvum Thappila

Director: Dinesh Selvaraj

This crime thriller is about a character who is in dire need of money and faces a dilemma — to stay good or break bad.


Director: Feroz

The movie is about the dark world of underground street fighting.

Maragadha Naanayam

Low Budget Tamil Movies

Director: ARK Saravanan

The movie is a mix of fantasy, heist, comedy, action, adventure, and even a bit of romance.

The below-mentioned movies were low budget but managed to do well at the box office too.

Film Worldwide Box-Office Gross (INR) Verdict
Adhe Kangal 7 crore Hit
Yaman 44 crore Superhit
Kuttram 23 30 crore Hit
Maanagaram 12 crore Superhit
Sangili Bungli Kadhava Thora 20.23 crore Hit
Rangoon 7.32 crore Hit
Ivan Thanthiran 10.23 crore Superhit
Meesaya Muruku 37 crore Superhit
Tharamani 14.16 crore Hit
Kurangu Bommai 2.43 crore Hit

These low budget Tamil Movies have done exceptionally well owing to their content and presentation.

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