The Best Manorama Movies

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List of the best Manorama movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Manorama's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Manorama movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Manorama movies will be at the top of the list. Manorama has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Manorama movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Manorama films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Manorama role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Manorama performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Everything from Gentleman to Namma Veettu Kalyaanam is included on this list.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Manorama movies?" and "What are the greatest Manorama roles of all time?"
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  • Chinna Gounder
    Vadivelu, Manorama, Goundamani
    7 votes
    • Released: 1991
    • Directed by: R.V. Udhaya Kumar
    Chinna Gounder is a 1992 Tamil film directed by R.V. Udayakumar.
  • Chinna Thambi

    Chinna Thambi

    Prabhu, Manorama, Khushboo
    7 votes
    • Released: 1991
    • Directed by: P. Vasu
    Chinna Thambi is a 1991 Indian Tamil language film starring Prabhu and Kushboo. The movie stars Prabhu as the titular role of Chinna Thambi, an uneducated village simpleton and Kushboo as Nandini, a home tutored wealthy girl and is a story of love, family bonds and typical south Indian village sentiments. The movie was remade in Kannada, Telugu, and Hindi languages as Ramachaari Chanti and Anari respectively. The film was one of Prabhu's biggest blockbusters and completed a 356-day run in 9 screens and 100-day run in 47 screens.
  • Arunachalam
    Rajinikanth, Rambha, Manorama
    3 votes
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Sundar C.
    Arunachalam is a 1997 Tamil drama film directed by Sundar C and written by Crazy Mohan. The film features Rajinikanth, Soundarya and Rambha in the lead roles, with Jaishankar and Ravichandran in other pivotal roles. The soundtrack and background score for the film was composed by Deva, while U. K. Senthil Kumar handled the cinematography. The basic plot has been inspired from the 1985 Hollywood film Brewster's Millions and the 1988 Naseeruddin Shah starrer Hindi film Maalamaal. The film opened in April 1997 to positive reviews from film critics and went on to win three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, including an award for Best Film.
  • Unnal Mudiyum Thambi
    Kamal Haasan, Nassar, Manorama
    3 votes
    • Released: 1988
    • Directed by: K. Balachander
    Unnal Mudiyum Thambi is a Tamil language film starring Kamal Haasan in the lead role. The movie, a re-make of the Telugu film Rudraveena, was released on 4 March 1988.
  • Paar Magale Paar

    Paar Magale Paar

    Manorama, Sivaji Ganesan, Cho Ramaswamy
    3 votes
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: A. Bhimsingh
    Paar Magale Paar is a 1963 Tamil directed by A. Bhimsingh. The film features Sivaji Ganesan, M. R. Radha, Sowcar Janaki and C. R. Vijayakumari in lead roles. The film, produced by V. C. Subburaman, had musical score by Viswanathan–Ramamoorthy and was released on 12 July 1963.
  • Billa
    Rajinikanth, Reena Roy, Helen
    4 votes
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: R. Krishnamurthy
    Billa is a 1980 Indian Tamil action-thriller film produced by Suresh Balaje and directed by R. Krishnamurthy. The film stars Rajinikanth, K. Balaji, Thengai Srinivasan, Manorama, Sripriya, Reena Roy and Major Sundarrajan. It is extensively based on the Hindi film Don, with changes made in the script to suit the Tamil audience. The film revolves around Billa, a feared Mafia don in Madras, who is fatally wounded during an encounter with the police. Wanting to uncover Billa's accomplices, the police commissioner Alexander trains a lookalike village bumpkin Rajappa to pose as Billa and infiltrate the gang. The rest of the film deals with how Rajappa learns more about Billa's gang, and tries to get all of them arrested. Billa was released on 26 January 1980, to commercial success.