Celebrate Thala Ajith’s birthday binging 12 of his best ever films on OTT
One of the most celebrated actors in the country, Ajith Kumar, fondly addressed as ‘Thala’ by his millions of fans, celebrates his 49th birthday today. Ajith was among the earliest actors to have a strong presence in online media, back in the early mid-2000s itself. That has only grown from strength to strength over the years and now, anything and everything associated with Thala is a trending rage on social media. His birthday is being celebrated with numerous common display pictures, special mashup videos and special trends (#HBDDearestThalaAJITH). Fans of all other actors are also participating in the online festivities at a time when the real world has come to an absolute standstill due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We at LetsOTT, wish the actor a very happy birthday while also presenting some of his best films which are available on popular OTT platforms. Let’s begin with the early ones and then move ahead, in the order of release.
- Aasai (1995) - Amazon Prime.
This thrilling Vasanth directorial was the first real box office success for Ajith who was just 24 years old back then. Aasai had fantastic songs by Deva and met with amazing reviews due to its sharp content and top-notch performances from Prakash Raj, Ajith and Suvalakshmi.
- Kadhal Kottai (1996) - Sun NXT.
This pathbreaking romance classic had a massive run in theatres and has been a strong favourite on satellite television and also now in the OTT era. Mesmerizing songs by Deva and the poetic Ajith - Devayani romance which blooms over phone calls without, the two even meeting each other are the film’s strong calling cards.
- Vaali (1999) - Amazon Prime.
Ajith rocked in dual roles as twins in this shocking family drama - edgy romance thriller directed by debutant SJ Suryah. Deva’s songs, sizzling Simran, bubbly Jyotika apart from dashing Ajith have made this film an all-time classic till date.
- Amarkalam (1999) - Amazon Prime.
This successful romantic action thriller in which Ajith found the love of his life Shalini has extremely popular songs by Bharadwaj. Back in 1999, Amarkalam was given a resounding thumbs up for the way its story was treated by director Saran.
- Mugavaree (2000) - Amazon Prime.
This musical family drama is another all-time classic from Ajith. The film holds immense appeal for all age groups of audience due to its relatable content and clean presentation. You can watch this with your entire family!
- Dheena (2001) - Sun NXT.
This film saw the transition of Ajith to ‘Thala’ - the mass action hero and youth phenomenon. Superb songs, exciting mass moments, intense action scenes and the lovely Ajith - Laila chemistry make this film a breezy watch even now.
- Citizen (2001) - Sun NXT.
Citizen remains the most ambitious film of Thala Ajith till date. Featuring him in multiple avatars in a strong social interest story, Citizen has amassed its own strong fan following over the years.
- Villain (2002) - Sun NXT.
Villain is another evergreen mass entertainer of Thala Ajith. His energy, style and acting skills shine through in this youthful KS Ravikumar presentation. Perfect popcorn commercial entertainer!
- Mankatha (2011) - Sun NXT.
Many fans and movie buffs consider Mankatha as the best Ajith film till date. Enjoy the badass Vinayak Mahadev plotting his plans to perfection in this stylish Venkat Prabhu ‘Game’.
- Veeram (2014) - Sun NXT.
Siva cooked up this highly enjoyable family entertainer with Ajith rocking in a full-length rural role for the first time. Veeram opened many doors for Thala and was a career-defining success for him.
- Viswasam (2019) - Amazon Prime.
Thala Ajith’s career biggest success is also one of the most popular Indian films streaming on Prime. The film holds tremendous repeat value thanks to its family sentiments, chartbuster songs and enjoyable commercial masala format.
- Nerkonda Paarvai (2019) - Zee 5.
NKP is one of Ajith’s boldest career experiments at the peak of his commercial market. Enjoy his intense performance in this quality adaptation of Pink which also has enough moments for Thala fans to freak out.
We hope you found our list useful. Apart from this official list, his other popular films are also available unofficially on YouTube. ‘Happy Thala Binge’ day to all you hardcore Ajith maniacs all over the world.