Top 10 unfogetable dialogues in tamil cinema

Top 10 unfogetable dialogues in tamil cinema


10.‘Manandal Maha Devi. Illayael Marana Devi!’ – P S Veerappa, the evil scheming minister does not just stop with one of his trademark guffaws but also has the temerity to announce his liking for Savithri, the Princess Mahadevi , and steals thunder from an upcoming handsome hero MGR with this punch line in Mahadevi.

9.‘Sabaash, sariyana potti!’ – P S Veerappa goes ballistic, watching the competition between the dancing sensations of those times, Padmini and Vyjayanti Mala, with this innocuous but popular line in ‘Vanchi Kottai Valiban’.

8. ‘Netrikann thirapinum kutram kutramae!’ – A P Nagarajan is not one to be outdone by an angry Shiva (Sivaji) who arrives at the durbar of the Pandian King to defend the ditty he ghostwrites for Dharumi and comes up with this classic one-liner in Thiruvilayadal. Has almost attained the status of a literary metaphor and probably has even inspired someone to start a magazine bearing that name.

7. ‘Nee munthinda nokku, naan munthinda nekku’ – Prestige Padmanabhan Sivaji feels traumatized after his retirement from service and also by the neglect and indifference of his beloved children. He has only this one-liner to console his wife Padmini in ‘Vietnam Veedu’ and the handkerchiefs come out to stifle the sobs and sniffs from the ladies section of the hall.

6.‘Parattai, patthavachitiyae parattai!’ – 16 Vayathinile is a watershed film in the Tamil cinema history for it irrevocably altered the course of movies made this side of Cooum. Bharathiraja came into his own, Ilayaraja the maestro gave the music lovers a taste of things to come and Rajini, Kamal and Sridevi showed they had arrived.

5.‘Neenga nallavara kettavara?’ – The grandson of Varadaraja Naicker (Kamal Hassan) asks a seemingly innocent question in ‘Nayagan’, little knowing its deep philosophical implications. Naicker is stumped and says he does not know. Was the do-gooder criminal a good guy or a bad one? Was this question meant for the viewers?

4. ‘Kadavulae, Kadavulae’- Rajini to Kushboo in Annamalai. Thanks to a comedy with a snake and this classic line

3.‘Mannippu, thamizhla enakku pidikkatha vaarthai!’ –Statistics and violence prone Professor Ramana takes up arms to protect the society against corrupt officials and with this classic quote, polishes off vermin, in Eastwoodian style. The line has entered into every day language and has been parodied tirelessly, an indication of the popularity of a dialogue. Some say that this was the movie that brought out the politician in Vijayakanth to the fore. If ‘Captain’ ever has a successful political career, then this line will probably attain a cult status among his followers.

2.‘Maapu, vechuttanya aappu!’ – ‘Neenga engiyo poittenga saar’ says an admiring ‘Yettu’ to his smirking boss Janagaraj in ‘Apoorva Sahodarargal’ and caused a laugh riot among Tamil audiences across the world. But, the number two status has to go to Vadivelu who brought the theatre down with his antics with this one in Chandramukhi. And one never knew what happened to ‘Kovalu’ whose search he was on!

1.‘Naan oru thadavai sonna nooru thadavai sonna madhiri’ – If one were to name a dialogue as the ‘mother of all punch dialogues’, then this one has to get the honor.


  1. பிறக்க ஒரு ஊர்.,
    பிழைக்க ஒரு ஊர்.
    தமிழனின் தலைஎழுத்திற்கு...

    பராசக்தி வசனம் - விட்டு விட்டேரே

  2. வந்துட்டான்யா..வந்துட்டான்யா..
    எப்ப்டி இருந்த நான் இப்படி ஆயிட்டென்..

  3. நல்ல முயற்சி வாழ்த்துக்கள்...வருக்...
    பொதுவா சினிமா ஈரோக்கள் தான் பஞ்சி டயலாக் அடிச்சு எனட்ரி பண்ணுவாங்க...நீங்க பல பேரோட பஞ்ச அடிச்சு உட்டிங்க...நல்ல ஐடியா!

    ஒன் மிஸ்டேக்...நீ முந்தின்டா...த டயலாக் இஸ் ஸ்போகன் பை சிவாஜி டு ஹிஸ் அத்தை..அன் ஒல்ட் லேடி பிளானிங் டு கோ டு காசி!!!!!!!!!!

  4. a few missing ones

    ஒன்னு பெருசா ரெண்டு பெருசா - மன்ன்ன
    அரசியல்ல இதெல்லாம் சகஜம்பபா - சூரியன்
    நாங்க சொல்லறத தான் செய்வோம் செய்யறத தான் சொல்வோம் ---
    rest when it strikes
    வோர்ட் வெரிபிகேஷனை நீக்கவும்

  5. ithellam "punh" dialogues....if at all we want to list the original dialogue serious from tamil page is not enough...

  6. நன்றி நண்பர்களே என் முதல் பதிவிற்கே இவ்வளவு ஆதரவு குடுதமைக்கு , வரும் பதிவுகளில் பிழைகளை திருத்திக் கொள்கிறேன்

  7. @அர டிக்கெட்டு ! word verification எடுத்தாச்சு , kooriyamaiku nanri

  8. Here you wrote something in English - So it is not displaying PSA. Thanks dude

  9. நம்பாமல் கெட்டவர்கள் நிறைய உண்டு நம்பிக் கெட்டவர்கள் இன்றுவரை இல்லை