The Vetrimaaran directorial is based on the Kilvenmani Massacre of 1968. It's the highest-rated movie of Dhanush on IMDb (8.5/10). The film also bagged two National Film Awards.


This had Dhanush playing a rebel who
fights for his people's rights. Helmed by
Mari Selvaraj, the film was based on the
1995 Kodiyankulam caste violence incident.


Vetrimaaran's film had Dhanush playing
an energetic youth and the unexpected
journeys that his stolen bike takes him on.
Divya Spandana played the leading lady.


This marked the directorial debut of
Dhanush's ex-wife Aishwarya Rajinikanth and Shruti Haasan's debut in acting. It had Dhanush
playing a man fighting bipolar disorder.


Directed by Balaji Mohan, this movie starred Dhanush and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead. It's
an action comedy that had Dhanush playing
a small-time gang leader who is carefree and
yet ruthless.