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The Best Nagesh Movies

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List of the best Nagesh movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Nagesh'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 Nagesh movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Nagesh movies will be at the top of the list. Nagesh has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Nagesh movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Nagesh films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

The list you're viewing contains films like Uzaikkum Karangal and Kadhal Kondein.

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    Kaadhal Kondein

    Dhanush, Nagesh

    Released2003

    Directed bySelvaraghavan

    Kaadhal Kondein is a 2003 Indian Tamil psychological thriller film written and directed by Selvaraghavan, starring his brother Dhanush and newcomer Sonia Agarwal in lead roles, whilst newcomers...  more
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    Major Chandrakanth

    Amrish Puri, Brahmanandam

    Released1993

    Directed byKovelamudi Raghavendra Rao

    Major Chandrakanth is a 1993 Telugu patriotic-drama film directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. N. T. Rama Rao and Mohan Babu played the lead roles, while Sharada, Ramya Krishna, Nagma, Amrish Puri,...  more
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    Kaathala Kaathala

    Kamal Haasan, Cochin Haneefa

    Released1998

    Directed bySingeetam Srinivasa Rao

    Kaathala Kaathala is a 1998 Indian Tamil comedy film directed by Singeetham Srinivasa Rao and produced by P. L. Thenappan. The film stars Kamal Haasan, Prabhu Deva, Soundarya and Rambha in the lead...  more
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    Punnagai

    Nagesh, Gemini Ganesan

    Released1971

    Directed byK. Balachander

    Punnagai is a 1971 drama film directed by K. Balachander....
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    Soaappu Seeppu Kannadi

    Nagesh, Vijaya Nirmala

    Released1968

    Directed byThirumalai

    Soaappu Seeppu Kannadi is a 1968 Tamil family comedy drama starring Nagesh, Vijayanirmala in lead roles. It is produced by Karthikeya Films and directed by Thirumalai-Mahalingam....  more
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    Athaiya Mamiya

    Sukumari, Nagesh

    Released1974

    Directed byChitralaya Gopu, Gopu

    Athaiya Mamiya is a Tamil film directed by Gopu, starring Jaishankar and Ushanandini released in 1974....  more
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    My Duty

    M. G. Ramachandran, Nagesh

    Released1964

    Directed byM. Natesan

    En Kadamai is a Tamil language film starring M. G. Ramachandran in the lead role. The film was released in the 1964.The film flopped miserably at the box office. Mgr himself in an interview claimed...  more
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    Athisaya Piravi

    Rajinikanth, Madhavi

    Released1990

    Directed byS. P. Muthuraman

    Athisaya Piravi is a 1990 Indian Tamil fantasy-comedy film starring Rajinikanth, Nagesh and Kanaka and music composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The film was directed by SP. Muthuraman. It was a flop at the box...  more
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    Paadum Vaanambadi

    Nagesh, Anandhbabu

    Released1985

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    Kudiyiruntha Kovil

    Jayalalithaa, M. G. Ramachandran

    Released1968

    Directed byK. Shankar

    KUDIYIRUNDHA KOYIL, is a 1968 Indian Tamil film directed by K. Shankar, starring M. G. Ramachandran, J. Jayalalitha, Rajasree, M. N. Nambiar, Nagesh, L. Vijayalakshmi....  more
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    Aayirathil Oruvan

    Jayalalithaa, M. G. Ramachandran

    Released1965

    Directed byB. R. Panthulu

    Aayirathil Oruvan, also spelt as Ayirathil Oruvan, is a 1965 Indian swashbuckling action-adventure film in Tamil language, directed by B.R. Panthulu. Starring M. G. Ramachandran and Jayalalitha in...  more
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    Nenjil Ore Alayam

    Nagesh, Manorama

    Released1962

    Directed byC. V. Sridhar

    Nenjil Ore Alayam is a 1962 film directed by C.V. Sridhar....  more
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    Iru Malargal

    Nagesh, Manorama

    Released1967

    Directed byA. C. Tirulokchandar

    Iru Malargal is a 1967 Indian Tamil romantic drama film directed by A. C. Tirulokchandar. The film stars Sivaji Ganesan, Padmini, K. R. Vijaya, Chittor V. Nagaiah, Nagesh, Manoramma, Roja Ramani and...  more
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    Kadal Meengal

    Kamal Haasan, Nagesh

    Released1981

    Directed byG.N. Rangarajan

    Kadal Meengal is a 1981 Indian Tamil language film starring Kamal Haasan, Sujatha, Nagesh and Thangavelu and was a remake of the Malayalam movie Meen, which was loosely based on the Hindi movie...  more
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    Ramu

    N. T. Rama Rao, Nagesh

    Released1966

    Directed byA. C. Tirulokchandar

    Ramu is a film....  more
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    Parthiban Kanavu

    Sneha, Vivek

    Released2003

    Directed byKaru Pazhaniappan

    Parthiban Kanavu [English: Parthiban's Dream] is a Tamil film directed by Karu Pazhaniappan. The film stars Srikanth and Sneha in lead roles. It had Manivannan and Vivek in supporting roles. Sneha...  more
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    Soggadu

    Nagesh, Jayasudha

    Released1975

    Directed byKovelamudi Bapayya

    Soggadu is a 1976 blockbuster Telugu drama film directed by K. Bapaiah. It was remade as Dildaar in Hindi in 1977, starring Jeetendra and Rekha....  more
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    Mounam Sammadham

    Mammootty, Nagesh

    Released1989

    Directed byMadhu, K. Madhu

    Mounam Sammadham is a Tamil crime legal thriller released in the year 1990. This movie was directed by K. Madhu and the music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. This is Mammooty's first Tamil movie....  more
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    Padagotti

    M. G. Ramachandran, Nagesh

    Released1964

    Directed byTatineni Prakash Rao

    Padagotti is a 1964 Tamil language romantic thriller starring M. G. Ramachandran in the lead role. The film was written by Sakthi T. K. Krishnasamy. The film was received well. This movie was taken...  more
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    Ethir Neechal

    Nagesh, Manorama

    Released1968

    Directed byK. Balachander

    Ethir Neechal is a 1968 Tamil language drama film directed by K. Balachander starring Nagesh, Jayanthi, Sowcar Janaki, R. Muthuraman and Sreekanth. The film was remade in Hindi as Lakhon Mein Ek with...  more
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    Arasa Kattali

    Jayalalithaa, Madhavi

    Released1967

    Directed byAluri Chakrapani

    ARASA KATTALAI, is a 1967 Indian Tamil written and directed by M. G. Chakrapani, starring M. G. Ramachandran in the lead role, with Saroja Devi, J. Jayalalitha, M. N. Nambiar and S. A. Asokan among...  more
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    Vasantha Maligai

    Sridevi, Nagesh

    Released1972

    Directed byKovelamudi Surya Prakash Rao

    Vasantha Maligai is a 1972 Tamil film, directed by K.S. Prakash Rao, starring Sivaji Ganesan and Vanisri, a remake of the 1971 hit Telugu film, Prem Nagar. Vasantha Maligai was a blockbuster, running...  more
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    Tholi Prema

    Pawan Kalyan, Ali

    Released1998

    Directed byA. Karunakaran

    Tholi Prema is a 1998 Telugu, Romantic film produced by G.V.G Raju on NSC Arts banner, directed by A. Karunakaran. Starring Pawan Kalyan, Keerthi Reddy in the lead roles and music composed by Deva....  more
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    Cheran Pandiyan

    Nagesh, R. Sarathkumar

    Released1991

    Directed byK. S. Ravikumar

    Cheran Pandiyan Tamil: சேரன் பாண்டியன்; is an Indian film written and directed by K. S. Ravikumar. The film proved to be successful at the box office completed 200 days....  more
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    Pattanathil Bhootham

    Nagesh, Jaishankar

    Released1967

    Directed byM.V. Raman

    Pattanathil Bhootham is a 1967 Indian Tamil fantasy film, directed by M. V. Raman and shot in Eastman Color. The plot is a straightforward adaptation of 1964 film The Brass Bottle with a romantic...  more