With a number of Tamil channels, such as Zee Tamil, Star Vijay and Sun TV, the viewership of Tamil serials has skyrocketed. Over the years, the content of Tamil serials has improved implacably. From family drama to love story thriller to reality, all types of shows have kept the audience glued to their stories. On top of these, these shows are worldwide streaming on a number of OTT platforms, including Disney+ Hotstar, Sun NXT, and many more that allows the audience to watch their favourite shows anytime and anywhere. Here we have compiled a list of the best Tamil TV serials.
Popular Tamil TV Serials Streaming Online
1. Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal
Star Cast: Devayani, Abhishek Shankar, VJ Parvathy, Niyaz Khan and Dindigul I. Leoni
Director: N. Priyanand Sai Marudu
IMDB Rating: 8.7/10
Genre: Family drama
Next in our list of top Tamil serials available online is Pudhu Pudhu Archangel. This family drama is telecasted on the Zee Tamil channel and streams on Zee5. The series started in 2021 and has completed over 250 episodes. It stars Devayani, Abhishek Shankar, VJ Parvathy, Niyaz Khan and Dindigul I. Leoni in the lead role. The show showcases a strong bond between mother in law and daughter in law, which makes it different from regular saas-bahu shows. It is an official remake of the Zee Marathi serial, Aggabai Sasubai.
Star Cast: Krishna, Shruthi Raj, Srilatha, Baby Sarvesh, Tharini and Pollachi Babu
Director: Harish Adhithy
IMDB Rating: 8.6/10
This recently released Tamil serial has kept its audience hooked from the very first day, which has resulted in its high TRP. Starring Krishna and Shruthi Raj in key roles, Thalattu is a sweet story of a son, Vijay, who yearns for a mothers love. The show is broadcasted on the Sun TV channel and is digitally available on Sun NXT.
3. Pandian Stores
Star Cast: Stalin Muthu, Sujitha Dhanush, Venkat Renganathan, Hema Rajkumar, Kumaran Thangarajan, V. J. Chitra, Kaavya Arivumani, Saravana Vickram, VJ Deepika LakshmanapandiandSheela
Director: Siva Sekar E. David
IMDB Rating: 8.1/10
Genre: Family Drama
Started in 2018, the serial has managed to get good TRP over the years with its exciting storyline and various twists and turns. It is counted amongst the best TV serials of the Star Vijay channel and has recently completed 725 episodes. The family drama revolves around four brothers Jeeva, Kathir, and Kannan, who support each other through thick and thin. Tune in to Diney+ Hotstar to watch all the episodes of the serials online.
4. Abhiyum Naanum
Star Cast: Riya Manoj, Vidhya Mohan, Baby Nidhish, Aravind Akash
Director: A. Jawahar
IMDB Rating: 7.3/10
Abhiyum Naanum is a story of a mother, Meena, who, years back, lost her daughter. She develops motherly love for a young girl who is her real daughter. Will Meena ever discover the reality of Abhi, forms the rest of the story of the serial. With its compelling narrative, the show has completed 275 episodes and is one of the top-rated Zee Tamil serials. You can also watch all the fresh episodes of Abhiyum Naanum on Zee 5.
5. Neethane Enthan Ponvasantham
Star Cast: Surya Prakash and Jai Akash
IMDB Rating: 7.2/10
Genre: Soap Opera
What happens when a middle-aged businessman, Suryaprakash “Surya”, falls in love with a young middle-class woman, Anu- is the main plot of Neethane Enthan Ponvasantham. This Zee Tamil serial started in 2020 and has completed more than 450 episodes. The serial has Jai Akash and Dharshana Ashokan in pivotal roles. It is digitally available on ZEE5.
6. Kannana Kanne
Star Cast: Nimeshika, Radhakrishnan and Rahul Ravi
IMDB Rating: 6.8/10
Genre: Drama, Family and Romance
The first episode of this Tamil serial was broadcasted in 2020, and ever since its release, the show has been going strong with TRPs. With its intriguing storyline, the show had crossed the milestone of 250 episodes. The plot of Kannana Kanne concentrates on the father and daughters relationship. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, Gautam hates her daughter Meera. On the contrary, Meera tries her best to get love from her father. Will Gautam accept Meera, or will she remain devoid of father love? To know this, watch Kannana Kanne on Sun TV channel or online platforms like Sun NXT, MX Player and YouTube.
Star Cast: Priyanka Nalkari and Sibbu Suryan
Director: Dhanush (1–48) and V. Sadhasivam (49-present)
IMDB Rating: 4.2/10
Genre: Soap opera
Roja is one of the most-watched Tamil-language soap operas. It premiered in 2018 on the Sun TV channel and has completed more than 950 episodes. It follows the story of an orphan girl- Roja, whose real name is Anu. The show is garnering love from all the quarters for its main leads chemistry and intriguing story. You can watch all the latest episodes of the Roja Tamil serial online on Sun NXT, Zee 5, YouTube and MX Player.
Star Cast: Gabriella Sellus, Jishnu Menon and Shreegopika
The plot of this recently released TV serial focuses on a lower-middle-class lady, Sundari, who is often humiliated by village members for her dark skin tone. How Sundari overcomes her ordeals and shape her career forms the rest of the story. It has completed over 200 episodes. This Sun TV serial is gaining immense love from for its interesting plot. The show is available for worldwide streaming on MX Player and Sun NXT.
Star Cast: Harika Sadu, Surendar ShanmugamandRekha Krishnappa
Director: Harish Adithya
Genre: Soap opera
Started in 2020, Thirumagal is running smoothly on the Sun TV channel. It recently completed 200 episodes. All thanks to its intriguing story that circles around the life of a middle-class woman- Harika. The show is available online on MX Player and Sun NXT.
10. Bigg Boss Tamil 5
Host: Kamal Haasan
Genre: Reality Show
After four successful seasons, Bigg Boss 5 is back with its 5th edition. The reality show is telecasted on Star Vijay, and it’s available online on Disney+ Hotstar. The show premiered on the 3rd Of October 2021, and host Kamal Hassan introduced 18 contestants that are locked in the house for 90 days.
Above, we have shared the ten best Tamil serials that have wooed the audience with their gripping storylines and appealing characters. These serials are also available online on several OTT platforms like Disney.
Currently, the Tamil TV serial Pandian Stores has the highest TRP, which is 10.82.
Sun TV is the most-watched Tamil Channel.