30 Best R Madhavan Movies and Where to Stream Them

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Recently appearing as the villain in the psychological thriller Shaitaan, R Madhavan has been diversifying his portfolio over the years. The reputed Tamil and Hindi character actor has appeared in some modern Indian cinema classics and we’ve got you covered with the best Madhavan movies to stream.

From romantic comedies like the Tanu Weds Manu series to endearing human dramas like Anbe Sivam and 3 Idiots to horrors like 13B and Shaitaan, Madhavan has done it all. Have a look below at where you can catch your beloved “Maddy” in film and TV.

Where to stream R Madhavan’s filmography?

Prime Video, Netflix, ZEE5, Eros Now, and Jio Cinema are some of the best places where you can abundantly stream Madhavan’s all-time classic movies. Some of his South Indian credits can be specifically found on platforms like Aha and Sun NXT while MX Player has some free-to-watch options.

Most of Madhavan’s OTT series like The Railway Men and Decoupled can be streamed on Netflix while the neo-noir Breathe is a Prime Video original.

From Vikram Vedha to 3 Idiots: R Madhavan’s multi-lingual track record

As a film actor, Madhavan found his early fame in Tamil cinema with Mani Ratnam’s timeless rom-com Alaipayuthey (later remade as Saathiya in Hindi). The 2000 classic found Madhavan and Shalini playing a married couple as they discover the nuances of urban love and maturity after they elope.

The following year, Madhavan earned further acclaim as the love-crazed protagonist in Gautam Mennon’s directorial debut Minnale. The drama which finds Madhavan’s Rajesh taking the identity of another man to impress his college sweetheart plays out as a gripping tragedy of errors. A more popular take on the story is the Hindi remake Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein that had the actor reprising his role and establishing his name further among Bollywood audiences.

However, his Bollywood debut came with Ramji Londonwaley, a romantic comedy also co-written by him. Playing a friendly Indian chef in London, the movie established Madhavan’s chocolate boy image that he got to utilize in many other romances.

And yet Madhavan has always dared to play against type. Hindi classics like Rang De Basanti and 3 Idiots found him playing complex supporting characters alongside Aamir Khan like an ill-fated pilot in the former and an engineering student with a passion for photography in the latter.

Madhavan’s other experimental projects over the years include the bi-lingual projects: 13B, a cerebral low-budget horror and Irudhi Suttru, a gritty boxing drama with Madhavan as a strict coach.

Vikram Vedha was another major career highlight for both Madhavan and its breakout star Vijay Sethupathi. While Sethupathi played a morally gray gangster with a penchant for storytelling, Madhavan’s Vikram was an equally ambiguous cop who interrogates him.

In 2022, Madhavan also took to directing with Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, a biopic on Indian space scientist who was once falsely imprisoned for espionage. Madhavan’s direction and his lead performance as Nambi Narayan earned him accolades like the National Award for Best Feature Film.

Why is Anbe Sivam R Madhavan’s best movie to watch?

Anbe Sivam marked the first acting collaboration between Madhavan and Tamil auteur Kamal Haasan. The heartwarming human drama finds the two actors playing morally opposite characters who embark on a life changing train journey from Bhubaneshwar to Chennai. In the course of the ups and downs of their voyage, both characters reveal more about each other’s personality, building up to a memorable third act.

Be it Anbe Sivam’s regular ranking among the IMDb Top 250 (India) or its cult status among Madhavan fans, this is one movie that clearly endures as his best. You can watch it on several OTT platforms like Prime Video, Hotstar, Aha, etc.

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  1. Anbe Sivam

    Anbe Sivam

    2003

    IMDB 8.6 (25k)

    #1

    Anbarasu, young and arrogant, and Nallasivam, damaged - physically but not spiritually - by life, are thrown together by circumstances, and find that they are in some ways bound together by fate.

  2. 3 Idiots

    3 Idiots

    2009

    IMDB 8.4 (438k)

    #2

    Rascal. Joker. Dreamer. Genius... You've never met a college student quite like "Rancho." From the moment he arrives at India's most prestigious university, Rancho's outlandish schemes turn the campus upside down—along with the lives of his two newfound best friends. Together, they make life miserable for "Virus," the school’s uptight and heartless dean. But when Rancho catches the eye of the dean's daughter, Virus sets his sights on flunking out the "3 idiots" once and for all.

  3. Vikram Vedha

    Vikram Vedha

    2017

    IMDB 8.2 (50k)

    #3

    A notorious gangster Vedha surrenders himself to encounter specialist Vikram whom he challenges every step of the way by narrating his life events in the form of riddles that needs to be solved in order to capture him.

  4. Rang De Basanti

    Rang De Basanti

    2006

    IMDB 8.1 (122k)

    #4

    After a group of friends graduate from Delhi University, they listlessly haunt their old campus, until a British filmmaker casts them in a film she's making about freedom fighters under British rule. Although the group is largely apolitical, the tragic death of a friend owing to local government corruption awakens their patriotism. Inspired by the freedom fighters they represent in the film, the friends collectively decide to avenge the killing.

  5. The Railway Men - The Untold Story of Bhopal 1984

    #5

    India, 1984. After a deadly gas leaks from a factory in Bhopal, brave railway workers risk their lives to save others in the face of an unspeakable disaster.

  6. Rocketry: The Nambi Effect

    #6

    The story of the great Indian rocket scientist, Shri Nambi Narayanan's life, a true patriot, who was turned into a villain in the blink of an eye after being falsely accused of treason.

  7. Breathe

    Breathe

    2018

    IMDB 8.3 (21k)

    #7

    Kabir, a brilliant but non-conventional officer of the Crime Branch, puts the pieces together of seemingly unconnected deaths of organ donors that lead up to an unlikely suspect - the affable Danny. Kabir will not stop till he cracks the case and delivers justice.

  8. Alaipayuthey

    Alaipayuthey

    2000

    IMDB 8.3 (7k)

    #8

    Karthik and Shakthi marry against the wishes of their families and start their new life. However, they soon realize that marriage is not the bed of roses they had imagined it would be.

  9. Kannathil Muthamittal

    #9

    A little girl is told by her parents that she is adopted. Determined to find her birth mother, her family eventually agrees to take her to Sri Lanka, where they encounter the militant group known as the Tamil Tigers.

  10. Ramji Londonwaley

    Ramji Londonwaley

    2005

    IMDB 6.6 (1k)

    #10

    Ramji Tiwari and his sister, Parvati, had their parents pass away at an early age. Ramji is a skilled cook and is familiar with all aspects of vegetarian cooking. He arranges Parvati's marriage with the Mishra family, promises to pay a large sum of dowry, which he manages to get by promising to get married to a wealthy man's daughter.

  11. Guru

    Guru

    2007

    IMDB 7.7 (25k)

    #11

    Gurukant Desai hails from Idhar, a small village in Gujarat, but dreams of setting up his own business in Mumbai. After he returns from Turkey, he marries Sujatha for getting the dowry and arrives in Mumbai to start his business. This film chronicles the obstacles he meets, his subsequent rise and the huge backlash he receives when it is revealed that he used unethical means to rise in the business circuit.

  12. Irudhi Suttru

    Irudhi Suttru

    2016

    IMDB 7.6 (12k)

    #12

    A grumpy boxing coach takes on a young, rebellious woman under his wings and starts training her for the world championship. But their biggest battle has to be fought outside the ring.

  13. Tanu Weds Manu: Returns

    #13

    After Tanu and Manu's marriage breaks apart, the latter finds himself smitten by Datto, a lookalike of his ex-wife. But the estranged couple's feelings begin to spark again.

  14. Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein

    #14

    Cupid's arrow and a lot more strike at Madhav Shastri's when he first has a glimpse of beautiful Reena Malhotra. Thereafter he meets her again and finds out that she the bethrothed of one Rajiv, and so he impersonates Rajiv and enters Reena's life. And they both fall in love...

  15. Vettai

    Vettai

    2012

    IMDB 6.0 (2k)

    #15

    Guru always helps his timid brother win accolades and promotions in his career as a policeman. But a brutal incident makes Guru realise that he needs to help his brother in another way.

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  16. Minnale

    Minnale

    2001

    IMDB 7.6 (2k)

    #16

    Rajesh Shivakumar is a college hoodlum who has his first crush on Reena Joseph, who unfortunately, is engaged to be married to Rajiv Samuel, an Indian engineer settled abroad. In an effort to gain her heart, Maddy impersonates Rajiv and gets close to Reena, aided by his grandfather Subbuni and his crooked sidekick Chockalingam. However, the real Rajiv shows up, bringing a shocking end to Reena's romantic interlude.

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  17. Dum Dum Dum

    Dum Dum Dum

    2001

    IMDB 7.0

    #17

    Adityan, a city slicker's marriage is fixed by his dad in the village to Ganga, a village belle. He is not happy with it, as he wants to marry a city girl and that too after falling in love. On the other hand, Ganga also is not interested, as she wants to marry only after completing her engineering in the city.

  18. Teen Patti

    Teen Patti

    2010

    IMDB 4.2 (1k)

    #18

    A professor uses the three-card game to prove his probability thesis. He involves some of his students on his research and later realizes it was a big mistake

  19. Sikandar

    Sikandar

    2009

    IMDB 6.3

    #19

    14-year-old Sikandar Raza has been living with his uncle and aunt in Kashmir, ever since his parents were killed by militants 10 years ago. The young boy, who dreams of a better life for his family by realizing his football talent, is a bit of a loner at school and an easy target for the school bullies. One day on his way home from a school football match, Sikandar finds a pistol lying on the path. Despite being warned against it by his new friend Nasreen, Sikandar picks up the pistol believing it to be the answer to his problems.

  20. Yavarum Nalam

    #20

    Manohar, along with his family, moves into a new apartment on the 13th floor. However, their peace is disturbed by a spirit that uses the television set as a medium to communicate with them.