8 Best Tamil Novels Which Adapted into Film

TamilBooksPDF September 17, 2019

Most of the Tamil films created based on novels earlier.  The stories were prevalent to the reader, and then movies have also been simplified, which adapted from books. Here we tried to make a list of most popular novels which turn into a film.

Tamil Movies Based on Novel

These films based on novels.  To read books is better than watch movies. I  recommend reading novels first.

47 Naktal

47 Naktal is an Indian Tamil drama film. 47 Naktal film based on a novel named ’47 Naktal’, written by Sivashankari. K. Balanchander directs this movie. The main character of this movie is Chiranjeevi (as Kumar in the film) and Jayapradha (as Vaishali in the film). 47 Naktal was released on 17 July 1981.


This film is also known as Abhay in Hindi. This psychological thriller film directed by Suresh Krissna, and produced by S. Thanu. Aalavandhan based on novel ‘Dhayam’ by Kamal Haasan. Kamal Hasan is the main character of this film. He acted as a double role in this film. This film was released on 16 November 2001. This film re-released in 2016. In this film, Kamal Haasan acted as Major Vijaykumar ‘Vijay’ and Nandakumar ‘Nandu.’

Iruvar Ullam

Iruvar Ullam film based on Pen Manam by Lakshmi Thiripurasundari. This film is a Tamil-language romance film which is directed by L. V. Prasad. Iruvar Ullam film was produced by Anand, under Prasad Movies in 1963. Sivaji Ganesan and B. Saroja Devi in the lead roles of this film.

Parthiban Kanavu

Kalki Krishnamurthy is one of the best writers in Tamil literature. Parthiban Kanavu is his historical novel, written in 1942. This novel adapted into a film of the same name in 1960. D. Yoganand directed Parthiban Kanavu, and main characters of this film are Gemini Ganesan and Vyjayanthimala.

Sollathaan Ninaikkiren

The film is based on the novel Ilavu Kaatha Kili by Manian. The lead roles of this film are Sivakumar, Kamal Haasan, Jayachitra, Srividya, Shubha. Jayachitra, Srividya, Shubha are sisters in this film. The story is about them. Three of all fall in love with their tenant Sivakumar. This romantic film was released on 7 December 1973.

Thillana Mohanambal

Kothamangalam Subbu wrote Thillana Mohanambal. This novel then adapted into a film to the same name. A. P. Nagarajan directed and produced this film. This film is a Tamil-language musical drama film. This film released in 1968. The lead roles are Sivaji Ganesan, Padmini, and T. S. Balaiah. This film got many awards.

Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal

Jayakanthan wrote Sila Nerangalil Sila Manthiragal. This novel adapted into the movie to the same name, which was directed by A. Bhimsingh. Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal was released on 1 April 1976. Lakshmi, Sreekanth, and Nagesh is the leads role of this film. This novel is about a romantic love story.


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