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The Best Sivaji Ganesan Movies

Updated January 27, 2020 6.7k votes 1.9k voters 125.9k views75 items

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

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

This list has everything from Padithal Mattum Pothuma to Pachhai Vilakku.

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    Thangamalai Ragasiyam

    Sivaji Ganesan, Jamuna

    Released1957

    Directed byB. R. Panthulu

    Thangamalai Ragasiyam is a Tamil language mystery - adventure - fantasy film film starring Sivaji Ganesan, T. R. Rajakumari and Jamuna in the lead roles. The film was released in the year 1957. B. R....  more
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    Manohara

    Sivaji Ganesan, Pasupuleti Kannamba

    Released1954

    Directed byL. V. Prasad

    Manohara is a 1954 Tamil language historical fiction film starring Sivaji Ganesan, S. S. Rajendran, P. Kannamba, T. R. Rajakumari and Girija in the lead roles. The film was based on a play of same...  more
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    Green Lantern

    Nagesh, S. V. Ranga Rao

    Released1964

    Directed byA. Bhimsingh

    Pachai Vilakku is a 1964 Indian Tamil film, directed by A. Bhim Singh and produced by Rama. Arangannal, A. R. Hassan Khan and T. S. Aadhi Narayanan. The film stars Sivaji Ganesan, C. R. Vijayakumari,...  more
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    Parthal Pasi Theerum

    Kamal Haasan, Gemini Ganesan

    Released1962

    Directed byA. Bhimsingh

    Paarthaal Pasi Theerum is a Tamil language film directed by A. Bhimsingh. The film features Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, Savitri, Sowcar Janaki and B. Saroja Devi in lead roles. The film, produced...  more
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    Padayappa

    Rajinikanth, Prakash Raj

    Released1999

    Directed byK. S. Ravikumar

    Padayappa is a 1999 Indian Tamil drama film written and directed by K. S. Ravikumar. The film features Sivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth, Ramya Krishnan and Soundarya in the lead roles, while Abbas,...  more
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    Andha Naal

    Sivaji Ganesan, nm0579445

    Released1954

    Directed bySundaram Balachander

    Andha Naal is a 1954 Indian Tamil crime mystery film produced by A. V. Meiyappan and directed by Sundaram Balachander. It is the first film noir in Tamil cinema, and the first Tamil film to be made...  more
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    Thirumal Perumai

    Sivaji Ganesan, Padmini

    Released1968

    Directed byA. P. Nagarajan

    Thirumal Perumai is a Tamil-language film, directed by A. P. Nagarajan and released in 1968. It was his 9th film and also his first for 1968. The film features Sivaji Ganesan and Padmini in lead...  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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    The Flower of Love

    Sukumari, Gemini Ganesan

    Released1961

    Directed byA. Bhimsingh

    Pasamalar is a 1961 Tamil melodrama film directed by A. Bhimsingh. It features Sivaji Ganesan and Savithri in lead roles, while Gemini Ganesan, K. A. Thangavelu, M. N. Rajam and M. N. Nambiar play...  more
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    Savaale Samali

    Jayalalithaa, Nagesh

    Released1971

    Directed byMalliam Rajagopal

    Savaale Samali is a 1971 Tamil film starring Sivaji Ganesan in the lead role of a protagonist....  more
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    Padithal Mattum Pothuma

    Savitri, S. V. Ranga Rao

    Released1962

    Directed byA. Bhimsingh

    Padithaal Mattum Podhuma is a Tamil language film directed by A. Bhimsingh. The film features Sivaji Ganesan, M. R. Radha, Savitri and Rajasulochana in lead roles. The film, produced by P....  more
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    Theerpu

    Sivaji Ganesan, Sujatha Rangarajan

    Released1982

    Directed byR. Krishnamurthy

    Theerpu is a 1982 Indian Tamil film, directed by Krishnamoorthy. The film stars Sivaji Ganesan, Sujatha, K. Balaji and Jaishankar in lead roles. The film had musical score by M S Viswanathan....  more
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    Makkalai Petra Maharasi

    Bhanumathi Ramakrishna, Sivaji Ganesan

    Released1957

    Directed byK. Somu

    Makkalai Petra Magarasi is a Tamil film starring Sivaji Ganesan and P. Bhanumathi in the lead roles. The film was released in the year 1957. The film was remade in Kannada as Anna Thangi....  more
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    Amara Deepam

    Savitri, Sivaji Ganesan

    Released1956

    Directed byTatineni Prakash Rao

    Amara Deepam is a Tamil film is directed by T. Prakash Rao. The film features Sivaji Ganesan, Savitri and Padmini in lead roles. The film, produced by Venus Pictures, had musical score by T....  more
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    Kungumam

    Sharada, Nagesh

    Released1963

    Directed byR. Krishnan, S. Panju, Krishnan-Panju

    Kungumam 1963 Tamil language drama film directed by Krishnan-Panju. The film features Sivaji Ganesan, S. S. Rajendran, C. R. Vijayakumari and Sharadha in lead roles. The film, produced by K. Mohan,...  more
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    Oru Yathramozhi

    Mohanlal, Prakash Raj

    Released1997

    Directed byPratap K. Pothen

    Oru Yathramozhi is a 1997 Malayalam film starring Mohanlal & Sivaji Ganeshan directed by Prathap Pothan and story by Priyadarshan. It was produced by V.B.K.Menon and distributed by Kavya Chandrika...  more
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    Saadhanai

    Prabhu, Sivaji Ganesan

    Released1986

    Directed byA.S. Pragasam

    Saadhanai is a 1986 Indian Tamil film directed by A. S. Pragasam, starring Sivaji Ganesan, his son Prabhu Ganesan, K. R. Vijaya and Nalini in primary roles....  more
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    Bhadrakali

    Jayalalithaa, Manorama

    Released1976

    Directed byA. C. Tirulokchandar

    Bhadrakali is a 1976 Tamil film starring Sivakumar and Rani Chandra in the lead roles. Produced and directed by A. C. Tirulokchandar, it is an adaptation of a Tamil novel written by Maharishi. The...  more
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    Anthamaan Kathali

    Manorama, Sivaji Ganesan

    Released1977

    Directed byMuktha Srinivasan

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    Tenali Ramakrishna

    N. T. Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao

    Released1956

    Directed byB. S. Ranga

    Tenali Ramakrishna is a 1956 Indian bilingual, historical, biographical drama film primarily shot in Telugu, and directed by B. S. Ranga. This film was simultaneously made in Tamil and is named as...  more
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    Rangoon Radha

    Bhanumathi Ramakrishna, Sivaji Ganesan

    Released1956

    Directed byA. Kasilingam

    Rangoon Radha is a Tamil film about a man trying to steal his wife's fortune. It stars Sivaji Ganesan and P. Bhanumathi in the lead roles. The film was released on 1 November 1956....  more
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    Lakshmi Vandhachu

    Revathi, Meena

    Released1986

    Directed byRajasekhar

    Lakshmi Vandhachu is the Tamil remake of the famous Hindi film Khubsoorat starring Rekha and directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. This part comedy and part sentimental movie with a large cast including...  more
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    Bhakta Tukaram

    Sridevi, Akkineni Nageswara Rao

    Released1973

    Directed byV. Madhusudhan Rao

    Bhakta Tukaram is a 1973 Telugu Biographical film produced by Anjali Pictures based on the life of saint poet Tukaram. Akkineni Nageswara Rao played the title role with great devotion. The music...  more
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    Ambikapathy

    Bhanumathi Ramakrishna, N. S. Krishnan

    Released1957

    Directed byP. Neelakantan

    Ambikapathy is a Tamil film starring Sivaji Ganesan and P. Bhanumathi as the main cast. The film was released in the year 1957....  more
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    Manamagan Thevai

    Bhanumathi Ramakrishna, Sivaji Ganesan

    Released1957

    Directed byP. S. Ramakrishna Rao

    Manamagan Thevai is a Comedy-drama Tamil film starring Sivaji Ganesan and P. Bhanumathi as the main cast. Simultaneously made as Varudu Kavaali in Telugu with K. Jaggaiah and P. Bhanumathi. The film...  more