Tata Play revives Kollywood’s cinematic heritage with launch of Tata Play Tamil Classics

Tata Play revives Kollywood’s cinematic heritage with launch of Tata Play Tamil Classics

Exclusive destination for showcasing Tamil movies and songs from the classic 50’s to 90’s era.


Mumbai: Further enriching the rich tapestry of vernacular content offering, Tata Play has announced yet another value-added destination for Tamil Cinema lovers. Curating cinema from the golden era of Kollywood, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Tamil Classics is a one stop destination for all Tamil movies. With this expansion, Tata Play aims to strengthen its Classic portfolio offering which already features Classic TV and Classic Cinema for Hindi entertainment viewers, Telugu Classics for Telugu movie lovers along with Tata Play Hits that showcases evergreen English shows from the 80's and 90's.

Tamil Classics will feature Original Thalaivas, legends, and icons, who are worshiped will now come to your homes with movies like Mangamma Sabatham (1985), Manvasanai (1983), Micheal Madhana Kamarasan (1990), Billa (1980), Kalyana Parisu (1979), Pattikattu Ponnaiya (1973), Iruthuruvam (1971), Yaar Nee (1966), Galatta Kalyanam (1968), Thaai Sollai Thattathey (1961), Naan (1967), Vazhavaitha Deivam (1959), Manohara (1954), Thanikku Pin Thaaram (1956) and others. Witness Revathi’s first film, Jayalalitha and MGR’s last film, Sivaji’s journey to stardom, superstar Rajnikanth’s swag and many more stories and reel dramas unfold. Enjoy the music maestro – Ilaiyaraaja’s music and laugh with the original laughter king – Nagesh.

From the 50s & 60s, the programming will feature titles starring yesteryear heartthrobs, Ravichandran, Sivakuar, Jaishankar, Shivaji Ganesan, Gemini and MGR. From the enigmatic 70s, viewers will once again witness the magic of Muthuraman, Srividya Saroja Devi, Padmini, Jayalalitha, Vyjayanthimala and morewhile from the 80s mega stars like Rajinikanth, Sridevi, Kamal Hassan, Revathi will be seen in some of their biggest hits. With an ad-free lineup of myriad collection of movies presented 24x7, including one blockbuster each month and engrossing music segments every day, this new service is laced with nostalgia. Furthermore, to enhance the joy of viewing, Tata Play Tamil Classics will present restored (selected) editions of the timeless movies and ensure better transmission quality that will transport the audiences to the bygone era.

Commenting on the same, Tata Play’s chief commercial and content officer, Pallavi Puri said, “Tata Play Value Added Services have been a growing asset for us, where we offer tailormade content services for our viewers with specific preferences.  With this recent addition of Tamil Classics we have enriched our Tamil content portfolio further and will be catering to viewers who have been in search of timeless Tamil classics from the 50’s to the 90’s era.”