Dhanush, aka Dhanush K Raja, is one of the best actors working in Indian cinema today. Dhanush achieved a lot in his film career, from beginning in Kollywood to spreading his wings in Tollywood, Bollywood, and finally Hollywood, and has many records and awards to his name. What can be said about this man? We can’t just utilize him in the cinema for one department. He works as an actor, director, producer, playback singer, lyricist, and other various roles. At such a young age, he accomplished so much for the film industry. Dhanush already has four national film awards: two for best actor for Aadukalam and Asuran, and two for producer (Kaaka Muttai and Visaranai).
Dhanush has come a long way, delivering back-to-back blockbusters to the Indian audience since his debut with Thulluvadho Ilamai in 2002 under the direction of his father, Kasthuru Raja, and his brother Selvaraghavan, to the recently released Hollywood film The Gray Man under the direction of the Russo brothers. Here are a few of our favourites.
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Best Movies Of Dhanush: Top 10
Without a doubt, Dhanush’s best film to date is Asuran. Dhanush gave his career-best performance as Sivasaami in the film, earning him the national film award for best actor in 2019. Asuran also won a national award for best feature film in Tamil. Asuran‘s director, Vetrimaaran, established the film as a trendsetter and one of the best of the decade. Venkatesh remade the film in Telugu. The film is now available on Amazon Prime Video.
Aadukalam (Pandem Kollu in Telugu) will undoubtedly rank second on the actor’s list of best films. This is Dhanush’s second collaboration with director Vetrimaaran, following their first collaboration Polladhavan. Many national film awards went to Aadukalam, including best actor, best director, and best screenplay. Sun NXT has the film available.
3. Vada Chennai:
Vada Chennai is the third film from Dhanush and Vetrimaaran’s most successful collaboration. The film is considered to be one of the best crime action dramas in Indian cinema. Vada Chennai is a three-part trilogy, with the first instalment going viral in India. The film is both a commercial and critical success. It is still regarded as a cult classic in Kollywood. Vada Chennai has a dedicated fan base and following, and fans are eagerly anticipating the second and third instalments. The movie is currently available on Disney Plus Hotstar.
The film, about unemployed graduates, has captured the attention of young people all over the world. VIP was very special to the Telugu audience, and they even had a lot of possession over it as Raghuvaran B Tech. Dhanush’s attitude and swagger as Raghuvaran in the film is purely enjoyable to watch. VIP is available on Disney Plus Hotstar.
3 remains one of the best romantic films in South Indian cinema, not just in Dhanush’s career. Dhanush as Ram and Shruti Haasan as Janani will be remembered as the best on-screen couple for the rest of our lives. The film is well-known for its romantic story, on-screen chemistry between Dhanush and Shruti Haasan, and, most importantly, Anirudh Ravichander’s musical compositions. Why This Kolaveri Di is still on everyone’s playlist today. The film is available on YouTube via the Telugu Filmnagar channel.
Dhanush and Selvaraghavan’s Pudhupettai is a crime action film. Dhanush played a gangster in the film and delivered an intense performance. The Telugu audience was also impressed by the film’s dubbed version, Dhoolpet. Amazon Prime Video has the film available.
Karnan is a hard-hitting film from Dhanush and director Mari Selvaraj. The film is about caste violence, and Dhanush plays Karnan, who fights for his people’s rights. The film appears to be very raw and rustic, with Dhanush giving an intense performance. The film’s technical presentation and brilliant use of metaphors are its highlights. Despite the fact that the film’s theatrical run abruptly ended due to COVID, the film quickly won the hearts of the audience on OTT. Amazon Prime Video has the film available.
8. Kaadhal Kondein:
Selvaraghavan’s Kaadhal Kondein is a suspenseful romantic psychological thriller written and directed by him. Dhanush, despite being a novice at the time, delivered an outstanding performance as Vinoth in the film. The film had a huge impact on the film trend at the time, and it was even remade in four other languages, including Telugu. Nenu, starring Allari Naresh, was a Telugu remake of Kaadhal Kondein. Sun NXT has the film available.
9. Yaaradi Nee Mohini:
Yaaradi Nee Mohini is the official remake of Dhanush’s brother Selvaraghavan’s Telugu original, Aadavari Matalaku Ardhale Verule. The original starred Venkatesh and Trisha. Dhanush and Nayanthara reprised their roles in the remake. The film was named Kollywood’s best romantic comedy film of the year. It is also the most successful Tamil film of 2008. Dhanush gained a lot of female and family fans as a result of the film. Even today, the scenes between Dhanush and Raghuvaran are among the best between a father and a son. Sun NXT has the film available.
Polladhavan is a film about the Bajaj Pulsar motorcycle. Vetrimaaran, Dhanush’s most successful director, makes his directorial debut with this film. Everyone gave the film rave reviews, and it was even dubbed into several languages.