Updated January 2nd, 2024 at 09:39 IST

Suriya’s Kanguva to Dhanush’s Captain Miller : Anticipated Tamil period dramas 2024

2024 brings a lineup of highly anticipated Tamil films featuring big stars and diverse storylines. The list includes Thangalaan and Captain Miller among others.

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Tamil cinema embarks on a promising journey in 2024, set to unfold captivating tales through a lineup of anticipated releases. Here's a sneak peek at the upcoming films stirring excitement among enthusiasts.

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Captain Miller

Captain Miller, directed by Arun Matheswaran, stars Dhanush in a unique role set in the pre-independence era. It marks Dhanush's first portrayal of this character, showcasing a distinctive appearance. Scheduled as Tamil cinema's premier release in 2024 for Pongal, it anticipates a grand opening.

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Kanguva, led by Suriya, promises to be his most high-budget venture to date. Directed by Siruthai Siva, this fantasy-laden period drama is nearing its final shooting phase. The film aims to witness Suriya's widest release yet, heightening expectations for an immersive cinematic experience, making it a highly anticipated Tamil film of 2024.

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Directed by Pa Ranjith, Thangalaan stars Chiyaan Vikram, and is set to undertake an intriguing role. This periodic drama endeavors to unravel the evolution of KGF, showcasing a unique collaboration between Vikram and Ranjith, aiming to set new benchmarks in Tamil cinema.



Silambarasan is set to portray a dual role in STR48, marking his return to playing two characters since 2004's Manmadhan. Directed by Desingh Periyasamy, the film is a high-budget period drama, reportedly costing 100 crores, signifying a significant milestone in Silambarasan's career. Produced by Kamal Hassan's Raaj Kamal Films, rumors hint at a potential cameo by Kamal Haasan, marking a historic collaboration with the legendary actor.

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Thug Life

Kamal Haasan's Raaj Kamal Films International and Madras Talkies are co-producing Thug Life, boasting an ensemble cast including Jayam Ravi, Trisha, Dulquer Salmaan, Abhirami, and Nasser. Mani Ratnam reunites with his core team—cinematographer Ravi K. Chandran, editor Sreekar Prasad, and music maestro AR Rahman—for the action-packed venture. Kamal Haasan, marking his birthday, unveiled the title announcement video for his reunion with Mani Ratnam, 36 years after their iconic film Nayakan, promising an exciting comeback with Thug Life.

The Tamil film industry is gearing up for an eventful year, poised to captivate audiences with diverse narratives and stellar performances.


Published January 1st, 2024 at 19:22 IST

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