Republic Of Entertainment: Mersal, Vikram Vedha- 5 Tamil Films With Strong Social Message

Celebrate patriotism, as you watch these impactful Tamil movies on ZEE5. Details inside.

Mersal Poster

India celebrates its 71st Republic Day later this week on 26 January. For this week, we bring to you our Republic of Entertainment. On this special occasion, enjoy the best of the Tamil industry with films that have a strong underlying social message. Sit back and enjoy these five Tamil movies, on ZEE5. We start this list with Mersal, starring Samantha Akkineni, Kajal Aggarwal and Nitya Menen.

Watch the film here.


Mersal Poster
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One of the most loved movies of actor Vijay, along with Samantha Akkineni, Kajal Aggarwal, and Nitya Menen, it focuses on the importance of hospitals and proper healthcare for citizens. The story talks about Vetrimaaran, a wrestler, who builds a hospital in his village, as a way to make healthcare a service, rather than a business. However, his plans are spoiled by two other men, Daniel and Arjun. How his sons seek revenge on the evil lot, forms the crux of the story. 

Vikram Vedha

R Madhavan
R Madhavan from Vikram Vedha

Following the usual cop and crook concept, the new-age film starring Madhavan, Vijay Sethupathi, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Shraddha Srinath, follows the life of Vikram, an encounter specialist, who leads a team to find Vedha, a ruthless crook. However, Vedha has other plans. He tries to explain his point of view through a series of riddles and stories. How Vikram manages to find the truth, forms the main plot of the story, and helps provide a strong perspective on what is good and bad.

Nerkonda Paarvai

Nerkonda Paarvai
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The movie describes the importance of consent, as it shows the struggle of three independent girls, Meera Krishnan, Famitha Banu and Andrea Tariang, who find themselves in trouble, when harassed and assaulted by a rich brat Adhik, and his gang of friends. This is a remake of the Hindi movie Pink, and features Ajith Kumar as Bharath Subramaniam, a lawyer who fights for their justice. Don’t miss it!


A still from Kanaa
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Kanaa is a movie that has managed to win the hearts of many, due to its thrilling storyline. The film follows the journey of Kowsi, a village girl, who wishes to play for the Indian Cricket team, to make her father proud. However, because she hails from a poor family, she faces a lot of difficulties and challenges. She is rescued by Nelson Dilipkumar, a coach, who manages to help her achieve her dream. Watch this movie which features Sivakarthikeyan, Sathyaraj and Aishwarya Rajesh in the lead roles.


A Still Of Kavan
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Kavan showcases the life of Tilak, a journalist, who fights his ex-boss. The latter runs a corrupt media agency, with the help of a man named Mayilvaganan, to expose the reality behind a harmful factory run by a corrupt politician. This Vijay Sethupathi starrer focuses on the importance of the role of media and journalist,  in bringing the truth out to the public.


Thumbaa trailer stills (Source: ZEE5)
Thumbaa trailer stills (Source: ZEE5)

The plot of Thumbaa revolves around two friends, Hari and Umapathy, who are painters by profession, but change their motto in life, when their paths cross with Varsha, a wildlife photographer. After learning more about the animals in the forest, they realise that the creatures need to be safeguarded from external forces, who wish to exploit their innocence. The three then team up to stop a few corrupt officials from capturing a tiger. How they manage to save the tiger and the forest in the process, is something worth watching! Besides propogating a social message like ‘save the tiger’, this is also India’s first live action film featuring some amazing animated sequences.


This year, on the occasion of Republic day, ZEE5´s favourite stars have taken a special pledge to entertain the audience without discrimination of any kind. Watch singer Shriram Iyer take his pledge.

For more entertainment, check out this list of special Republic Day Tamil movies, curated just for you!