From Viruman, Thiruchitrambalam, to Cobra...What's in the store for Tamil fans in this amazing August?

(This article is authored by Alar) 

We are three weeks ahead to mark the end of this month and for Tamil fans, it's going to be an amazing August as it will be presenting a slew of adrenaline entertainers and thrillers and would be a perfect ride for the binge-watchers. From Viruman, Diary, to Cobra, the remaining three weeks of August would be offering a wide range of treats to the fans. 

There are certainly some interesting titles to keep an eye on both in the theatres and in the OTT. Several big stars are coming to entertain the fans on the big screens. Let's take a look at what's in the store and when they will be coming out. 


With the high-octane promotions and press meets, Viruman has budged into the list of one of must-watch entertainers. This Karthi-starred rustic action drama is helmed by Muthaiah and it has been slated for a theatrical release on August 12 and recently, the movie's trailer and songs were launched in a lavish ceremony.

Bankrolled by Suriya and Jyothika under their own banner '2D Entertainment',  Viruman stars Aditi Shankar, the daughter of director Shankar who is making her debut through this film, as the female lead. Viruman has brought an ensemble cast with Prakash Raj, Raj Kiran, Saranya Ponvannan, Soori, Karunas, and Singam Puli playing important roles. Yuvan Shankar Raja has composed the music. 


Kollywood's Asuran and Hollywood's Lone Wolf is now coming to the big screens through the family drama movie 'Thiruchitrambalam'. Son of the soil, Dhanush is awaiting the release of the movie that has turned heads through its viral trailer. Dhanush has promised a feel-good movie with a mixture of several elements. Thiruchitrambalam has been slated for a theatrical release on August 18 and it is his third movie in 2022. 

While it is produced by Sun Pictures, Mithran Jawahar has helmed the movie. The director is known for his close collaboration with Dhanush through directing the movies like 'Yaaradi Nee Mohini', 'Kutty', and 'Uthamaputhiran'. The movie has a prominent cast that includes Bharathiraja, Prakash Raj, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Nithya Menon, Rashi Kanna, and many others, promising good family entertainment. The songs that have already been released have been quite popular among fans and this is the sixth project for which Anirudh composed the music for a Dhanush-starring movie. 


It's the third 'D' for actor Arulnithi in 2022 after 'D Block' and 'Dejavu'. Diary is directed by Innasi Pandiyan and after several deferments, the movie team has recently announced that Diary will be getting released on August 26, 2022. This action thriller is produced by Udhayanidhi Stalin's Red Giant Movies and Kathiresan's Five Star Creations. 

Arulnithi will be sporting as a police officer and the story revolves around the frequent accidents on the Ooty-Coimbatore road and he will be finding out the mystery surrounding the accidents. While Arulnithi plays the lead, Pavithra Marimuthu, Shah Ra, and Jayaprakash will be playing crucial roles. The newcomer Ron Ethan Yohann has composed the music with cinematography and editing done by Aravind Singh and Raja Sethupathi respectively. 

Adho Andha Paravai Pola 

This August marks a crucial comeback for Amala Paul as she is taking on some adventurous rides. Adho Andha Paravai Pola is Amala Paul's long-delayed Tamil movie and after quite a few postponements, it will hit the theatres on August 26. Being made as a frantic action drama, this movie is directed by KR Vinoth and while Amala Paul plays the lead, the movie also has Ashish Vidyarthi, Samir Kochchar, and Supreme Sundar in significant roles. 

Adho Andha Paravai Pola's story is said to be revolving around a woman and her two children who become stranded in a forest and attempt to escape. Jakes Bejoy has composed the music for this movie, which is bankrolled by Century International Films. 


Finally, Chiyaan Vikram's 'Cobra' has been slated for a theatrical release with a new release date, thanks to the movie team for adding more flavours of fervent to the already amazing August. Yes, after a huge delay, Cobra is all set to get released on August 31 and the new release date was announced on Tuesday- August 9. Cobra is one of the most awaited movies of the year and Vikram will be sporting twelve different looks.

Due to its huge production and nuance works, the movie got delayed and initially, Cobra was scheduled for a release on August 11. However, earlier this month, the date was changed which disappointed the fans. It has now been officially announced that Cobra will get released on August 31. It will be released in three languages - Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada.

While Cobra is produced by Seven Screen Studios, it is directed by Ajay Gnanamuthu. Interestingly, A R Rahman has composed the music and while Vikram plays the lead role, KGF fame Srinidhi Shetty, former Indian Cricketer Irfan Pathan, Miya George, Roshan Mathew, Padmapriya, Mirnalini Ravi, KS Ravikumar, Robo Shankar, and Anandaraj will be playing crucial roles. 


This Telugu-Hindi movie will be getting released on August 25. Directed by Puri Jagannadh, Liger is starred by Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Pandey. It is being made as a sports action movie and produced by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions and Puri Connects. The movie also has Ramya Krishna, Ronit Roy, and Makarand Deshpande in crucial roles. Interestingly, American former boxer and global boxing icon Mike Tyson will be playing a cameo role in Liger. 

OTT releases

Cadaver - On Disney + Hotstar from August 12 

As said above, this August is going to be a comeback for Amala Paul and besides her theatrical release 'Adho Andha Paravai Pola', Amala Paul is all set to attract attention through her forensic thriller 'Cadaver', which will be streaming on Disney+ Hotstar from August 12. Amala Paul is going to appear on the screens after three years and her last movie was 'Aadai' which was released in 2019. 

Through Cadaver, Amala Paul is also plunging into production as she has produced the movie under her banner 'Amala Paul Production'. The movie is directed by Anoop S Panicker and it revolves around the story of a surgeon who is into a difficult case involving a few strange killings. Besides Amala Paul in the lead, the movie also has Riythvika, Munishkanth, and Harish Uthaman in pivotal roles. 

Tamil Rockerz - On Sony LIV from August 19 

In this Arivazhagan-directed web series, Arun Vijay portrays the protagonist. The film's plot centres on a police officer who sets out to find a notorious group of tech-savvy offenders who like making pirated versions of recent films. You'll witness Vani Bhojan, Iswarya Menon, and Azhagam Perumal portraying significant roles. Arun Vijay's lastly released 'Yaanai' is well received by film buffs. The entertainer earned over 20 crores on Tamil Nadu theatre screens. 

Jiivi 2 - On Aha Tamil from August 19 

The blockbuster movie Jiivi's sequel, Jiivi 2, which is directed by VJ Gopinath, is all set to stream on Aha Tamil from August 19. Both of the films feature Vetri and Karunakaran as the key characters of a heist. The narrative is around the strategies used by two pals who commit a crime to protect themselves. Rohini and Mime Gopi essayed the significant roles. Suresh Kamatchi has bankrolled the movie under his banner V House Productions while KS Sundaramurthy has composed the music.