Suriya Sivakumar is a versatile actor who predominantly appears in Tamil film industry. He made his debut in the movie “Nerukku Ner” in 1997 and still he is in demand. Suriya fits for every romance movie, action movies, comedy movies, science fiction movies, commercial movies, and mass movies as well. He has done almost 46 movies, most of them were blockbusters and some of the Suriya movies pre-guessed our real-life disaster. In these 46 movies, we have picked the top 15 Suriya movies that you must watch at least once.
Suriya Movies (2000-2005)
The Movie “Friends” is the Epic comedy movie written and directed by Siddique under the production company Swargachitra. Vijay, Suriya, Ramesh Kanna, Vadivelu play the lead roles. This movie was released on 14 January 2001 with a movie-length of 167 Minutes. Ilaiyaraaja composes the music for this movie. Vadivelu’s Nesamani character brings the movie to the next level. Vijay and Suriya collaborated for the second time after Nerukku Ner. This movie is also in the list of Vijay best movies.
Best Songs of Friends: Penkaloda Potti, Kuyilukku Koo Koo
The action drama movie ‘Nandha’ was released in 2001 under the banner Aparajeeth Films. Karunaas made his debut as a comedian in this movie. The movie was directed by Bala with the performers Suriya, Laila, Rajkiran, Saravanan, and Rajshree. The music director for this movie was Yuvan Shankar Raja and R. Rathnavelu as a cinematographer. The movie is about the battle of life and love for the young man who returned from rehabilitation.
Best Songs of Nandha: Mun Paniya, Or Aayiram Yaanai Kondran
3. Unnai Ninaithu
Surya’s big movie ‘Unnai Ninaithu’ was released in 2002 from the direction of Vikraman, starring Suriya as a hero, Laila, and Sneha as heroin, while Ramesh Khanna and Ramji play supporting roles. The music and background score was composed by Sirpy and the cinematography was handled by Balasubramaniam. Unnai Ninaithu is a commercial entertainer for families without any adult content or harsh speech. This is one of the Suriya movies that remains as the turning point of his career.
Best Songs of Unnai Ninaithu: Yaar Indha Devathai, Pombalainga Kadhal
4. Mounam Pesiyadhe
The lead actress “Trisha” made her debut in the movie ‘Mounam Pesiyadhe’ released in 2002. The romantic drama movie was directed by Ameer under the banner Aparajeeth Films. The stars are Suriya and Trisha in the lead, with Nandha, Neha Pendse, and Mahaa in supporting roles. The music and background score was composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja and the cinematography was handled by Ramji. This movie states the one side love struggles of Laila (Heroine).
Best Songs of Mounam Pesiyadhe: En Anbae En Anbae, Chinna Chinnathai
5. Kaakha Kaakha
The super cop movie ‘Kaakha Kaakha’ was released in 2003. This action thriller movie was cinematographed by R. D. Rajasekhar, with real-life pair Suriya and Jyothika as lead, while Jeevan, Daniel Balaji, Devadarshini are in other roles. As usual, Harris Jayaraj composed music for the Gautham Vasudev Menon direction. This movie states the life and struggles of honest policemen. Among all Suriya movies, ‘Kaakha Kaakha” was recorded as the first biggest blockbuster.
Best Songs of Kaakha Kaakha: Ennai Konjam, Uyirin Uyirae
Suriya and director Bala joined for the second time in the movie ‘Pithamagan’ after Nandha’s success. Vikram, Suriya, and Laila perform lead roles. Ilayaraja gives music for this movie. The movie was released in 2003 under the banner “Evergreen Movies International”. The story narrates the story between two friends Chithan and Sakthi, Jailmates.
Best Songs of Pithamagan: Elangaathu Veesudhey, Aruna Runaam
‘Perazhagan’ is a comedy romantic movie directed by Sasi Shanker. The real-time pair Suriya and Jyothika again play as a lead. Vivek, Manorama, and Manobala are in supporting roles. Yuvan Shankar Raja is the composer of this movie and R. Rathnavelu handled the cinematography. The movie was released in 2004. In this movie, both Suriya and Jyothika play dual roles. One Suriya is the ugliest one with a hunchback paired with the Jyothika who is blind and poor. The other Suriya who is fair as well as educated pairs with a good looking one, a daughter of a police inspector. The story of this movie is all about these four people.
Best Songs of Perazhagan: Ambuli Mama, Oru Azhagana.
A.R. Murugadoss and Suriya join for the first time in the movie ‘Ghajini’ released in 2005. Asin and Nayanthara as the female lead, Pradeep Rawat, and Riyaz Khan in the negative roles. Harris Jayaraj composed music and background score. Ghajini is all about anterograde amnesia patient tries to avenge the villains who killed his love. This movie was inspired by Hollywood movies Memento and Happy Go Lovely.
Best Songs of Ghajini: Oru Maalai, Suttum Vizhi.
Suriya Movies (2006-2010)
9. Sillunu Oru Kaadhal
‘Sillunu Oru Kadhal’ is a romantic drama movie filled with A.R. Rahman’s magical music and mass background score. The movie was directed by N. Krishna, where Suriya, Jyothika, Bhumika, Shriya Sharma, Sukanya, Vadivelu, and Santhanam are the performers. The movie is all about Kundavi’s (Heroine) husband’s college life and his ex-lover. The movie was released in 2006, three days before the wedding of lead pair Suriya and Jyothika.
Best Songs of Sillunu Oru Kaadhal: Munbe Vaa, Kummi Adi
10. Vaaranam Aayiram
Vaaranam Aayiram is a Tamil romantic movie directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon released in 2008, Where Suriya plays the lead role, opposite Sameera Reddy, Divya Spandana, and Simran. The music and background score was from Harris Jayaraj and R. Rathnavelu as a cinematographer. Vaaranam Aayiram is one of the biggest hits in Suriya’s movie career. This movie represents the three stages of life, likely child, adult, and men. Suriya plays a dual role in this movie.
Best Songs of Vaaranam Aayiram: Yethi Yethi Yethth, Nenjukkul Peidhidum”
Ayan, Director K.V. Anand’s second movie after “Kana Kanden” was released in 2009 with the lead roles Suriya, Prabhu, Tamannaah. Akashdeep Saighal, Jagan, and Karunas are in supporting roles. The music and background score was from Harris Jayaraj and M. S. Prabhu handles cinematography. This movie shares the story of conflicts between smugglers. It is one of the blockbuster Suriya movies.
Best Songs of Ayan: Vizhi Moodi, Nenje Nenje
13. Singam 1
Suriya’s 25th Movie ‘Singam’ was recorded as a blockbuster hit in his career directed by S. Hari. Suriya plays the super cop role where Anushka Shetty, Prakash Raj, and Vivek are in other roles. The Singam team has released two series (Singam 2, Singam 3) after Singam 1. Devi Sri Prasad (DSP) composed music for this movie and cinematography by Priyan. The movie was released in 2010 and made remakes in Kannada, Hindi, Bengali, and Punjabi as well. Singam movie is filled with fight sequences, mass dialogues, and romance scenes that promote the police profession.
Best Songs of Singam 1: Naane Indhiran, Kadhal Vandhale
Suriya Movies (2011-2020)
13. 7 Aum Arivu
7 aum Arivu is a science fiction movie released in 2011 with a movie-length of 168 Minutes. The movie was directed by A. R. Murugadoss under the banner Red Giant Movies. Suriya, Shruti Haasan, and Johnny Tri Nguyen play main lead roles with Harris Jayaraj music and background score. 7 Aum Arivu portrays the story of Bodhidharma and also includes the social message. Now, the story of 7 Aum Arivu is related to the COVID-19 and trolling in Tamil Meme pages.
Best Songs of 7 Aum Arivu: Yamma Yamma, Innum Enna Thozha
The science-fiction movie ‘24’ starring Suriya, alongside Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Nithya Menen was released in 2016. Suriya plays triple roles in this movie as a hero, hero’s father, and Villain with the music of A.R. Rahman. Vikram Kumar directed this movie and cinematography was handled by Tirru. 24 is an imaginative story of “Time Machine”, a new try from Suriya under his own banner 2D Entertainment.
Best Songs of 24: Naan Un Azhaginile, Kaalam Yen Kadhali.
15. Thaana Serndha Koottam
‘Thaana Serndha Koottam’ is directed by Nayanthara’s boyfriend Vignesh Shivan, Suriya, and Keerthy Suresh starring as lead, where Karthik, Ramya Krishnan, Nandha, Kalaiyarasan, RJ Balaji and Suresh Chandra Menon are in supporting roles. Rockstar ‘Anirudh Ravichander’ composed music for this movie. The movie political was released in 2018 and gained positive reviews. This movie was inspired by the Bollywood movie ‘Special 26’.
Best Songs of Thaana Serndha Koottam: Sodakku, Naana Thaanaa