10 Trisha Krishnan Films To Binge-Watch This Summer Besides Ponniyin Selvan 2!

Trisha Krishnan, the star who plays Kundavai in the Ponniyin Selvan films, was born on 4th May 1983. We share a list of Trisha Krishnan films to watch, on her birthday.

After having earned the title of ‘Queen of South India’, Trisha Krishnan, who has lately been gaining more popularity for her role of Kundavai in the latest South Indian movie, Ponniyin Selvan 2, is ready to take your home box office! Today, 4th May, is her birthday!

Trisha Krishnan is a drop-dead gorgeous model and a stellar actress who mostly acts in Tamil and Tollywood movies. She was born on 4th May 1983 in Pallakad in the small South Indian state of Kerala. As a budding student, she was interested in the extracurricular activities at her school, Sacred Heart Church Park School which is located in Chennai, and often participated in the cultural and sports events conducted and was part of her school’s band as well. She later graduated from Ethiraj College, Chennai after pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration course.

She dreamt of being a criminal psychologist in her early days. Trisha rose to stardom after being crowned Miss Chennai in 2000 and winning several other pageants. Even during this period, she had no aspirations of being in the entertainment industry. It wasn’t until she was featured in Falguni Phatak’s Meri Chunar Udd Udd Jaye music video and was later approached by renowned director Priyadarshan, that she was offered a role in the movie Lesa Lesa. This marked the launch of her career in the film industry.

Trisha had an impactful supporting role in the 1999 Tamil movie Jodi directed by Praveen Gandhi. After that, she started appearing in more movies and advertisements. Since then, Gilli, Raangi, and Sarvam are a few of the many popular films she’s acted in. With her perseverance, dedication, and hard work, she has won many awards throughout her acting career. One of her first awards was the 2005 Filmfare Awards South where she won the Best Actress award for the movie Varsham. She is also the recipient of the Santosham Award for Best Actress of the Decade in 2012. Apart from this, she has won numerous awards and has been nominated many times for favorite heroine and best actress categories. As of today, Trisha Krishnan has won a whopping 66 awards and 68 nominations to her credit.

Here are 10 of the best Trisha Krishnan films that I think we all should binge-watch this summer!

’96 (2018)

This is a romantic drama film directed by C. Premkumar. In this movie Trisha Krishnan plays the role of Janu and one of her talents is singing. This movie has a well-written script and it touches the viewer’s hearts through the emotions portrayed by Trisha’s and Vijay’s characters. This movie is about Ram and Janaki who were high school sweethearts, meeting after 22 long years. The scenes in this movie bring back a lot of sweet and real memories of students who passed in the 1990s.

’96 can be watched on Google Play movies and youtube.

Varsham (2004)

Varsham is a Telugu romantic action film directed by Sobhan. This movie revolves around a love triangle between Venkat, Sailaja, and Bhadranna. Venkat and Sailaja happen to fall in love but Bhadranna wants to marry her. Since he is desperate to marry her, he offers Sailaja’s father, Ranga Rao money to marry her. Trisha plays the role of Sailaja and she portrays her character beautifully with ease. Her outfits, hairstyle, and visuals complement each other as well.

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This movie can be watched on Disney+ Hotstar.

Kodi (2016)

Kodi is a political thriller movie directed by R.S Durai Senthilkumar. Trisha plays the character of Rudra in this film. Even though this character is hard to pull off, she did it effortlessly and portrays a bold and expressive character. This film is about a pair of twins, Anbu and Kodi, where the former wants to be a college professor, whereas the latter is into politics and wants to be a politician. Kodi and Rudra are a couple and Rudra is a politician as well but supports the opposing party. The film has a strong script and will keep you on your toes the whole time.

It can be watched on Voot, Sun Nxt, Sony Liv, and MX Player.

Thoongaa Vanam (2015)

If you’re a fan of crime or thriller movies, you’re going to love this movie! Thoongaa Vanam is about people trying to deal drugs but getting caught and the plan fails. Officer Diwakar who is part of the narcotics control bureau takes over 10kgs of cocaine away from drug dealers who work under Vittal Rao, a corrupt man. But to get the drugs back, Diwakar’s son is kidnapped he finds himself in a very messy situation. Trisha plays the role of Mallika, who is Diwakar’s colleague and shows a different side of herself. Her performance is unique and it stands out in this film.

This movie can be watched on Disney+ Hotstar.

Raangi (2022)

Raangi is an action thriller movie directed by M. Saravanan. The story revolves around a journalist, Thaiyal Nayangi, the character played by Trisha, who writes and posts her write-ups online and decides to help her niece when a terrorist from Libya connected with her after creating a fake account in her name online. Trisha’s acting is something to look forward to in this movie. This was one of her best movies and she pulled off the role!

Raangi can be watched on Netflix, Hotstar, Jio Cinema and Voot.

Saamy (2003)

Saamy is an action-drama film directed by Hari. It’s about Saamy, a police officer who’s corrupt and helps criminals and politicians to go about with their illegal activities. He soon starts to change after falling in love with Bhuvana, the character played by Trisha, who’s a college girl. Her father, Srinivasan dislikes being part of such illegal activities. Saamy reflects on his actions and changes himself and rebels against the criminals and politicians. Trisha shot to fame after acting in this movie and enjoyed being a part of it, however, she decided not to be part of Saamy 2 due to creative differences.

This movie can be watched on Amazon Prime Video or MX Player.

Hey Jude (2018)

To all those who love watching romantic movies, add this movie to your watch list now! Hey Jude is a Malayalam romance-drama film directed by Shyamaprasad. It tells us the story of Jude, played by Nivin Pauly, and Crystal, played by Trisha who start their relationship journey in Goa. Even though their journey has many twists and turns, their relationship is wholesome. Jude doesn’t have very good social skills but Crystal always has extreme mood swings. This movie marked Trisha’s debut in Malayalam films.

The movie can be watched on Amazon Prime Video or ZEE5.

Ghilli (2004)

This one is for all the sports lovers out there! Ghilli is about a kabbadi player named Velu, the character played by Vijay, who helps Dhanalakshmi, the character played by Trisha, escape from her maternal uncle who’s trying to marry her. Velu’s father, who’s a policeman is trying to look for Dhanalakshmi but she was hiding in his house the entire time. In the process of all this, Velu and Dhanalakshmi fall in love. Trisha’s performance in this movie captured the viewers’ hearts and showed an admirable performance.

This movie can be watched on Amazon Prime.

Unakkum Enakkum (2006)

Another lovely romantic movie! This movie is about Santosh, who’s living a luxurious life abroad and coming to India to attend a wedding. During his time here, he falls in love with Kavitha, the character played by Trisha. Kavitha’s brother and mother don’t approve of this relationship and they thought Santosh is a rich brat and ask him to work hard in their fields to prove himself. Trisha shows off her energetic and passionate side and her innocence melts viewers’ hearts.

This movie can be watched on Sun NXT.

Ponniyan Selvan 1

Last, but not the least, we come down to this historical movie. The storyline of this movie is complicated as it’s a big story. The movie was directed by Mani Ratnam. The movie is filled with action, drama, and betrayal. Trisha plays the role of Kundavai. She is the daughter of the current Chola king and the elder sister of Arulmozhi Varman. She is portrayed as an intelligent and strong-willed princess. Throughout the movie, Trisha brings a sense of gravitas and strength to the character and does an outstanding job.

This movie can be watched on Amazon Prime Video.

There are a lot of things we can take away from Trisha’s acting career and life. The Indian film industry, especially for women is quite ageist. At 40, the fact that she continues to occupy center stage only echoes her passion and dedication to her acting career.

Trisha lost her father in her 20s and she continued with grit and determination with a singular focus on her career. She’s also committed to the cause of children and animal welfare. She stands for promoting the Indie dog breed and is against indiscriminate breeding and the use of animals for testing in laboratories. She has been very vocal about the same. She is also the ambassador for UNICEF and often uses her voice and reputation to talk in public spaces about the problems faced by children – like child labor, education rights, and women. People like me who are in their teens can look up to her and take cues from her life, both professional and personal and lead a productive life.

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