Entertainment in Tamil Nadu
'When you are happy, you have everything'
A simple quote that signifies the importance of entertainment in human life. Our life cannot be complete without adding the entertainment factor into it. Entertainment is one thing that adds and brings in real color and liveliness to our lives! Entertainment should rather be an integral part of human life as it gets people together. Entertainment diverts people's attention (indeed in a good way) from their humdrum and adds a flavor of endless fun that has got the power to please you and make your time more valuable.
Besides, most of our lives have become increasingly engaged which blurs the possibility of people having a quality time with friends and family. Therefore, it is crucial for everyone to have entertainment and to let our friends and family to get entertained. Much said, entertainment is nothing short of real pleasure and joyfulness that elevate our usual life to a whole new level of happiness. Being the cultural hot seat of India, Tamil Nadu
, the beautiful land of Tamils is not just a tourist paradise, but the state offers a long list of entertainment options to the local population and visitors alike. Let's take a glance through some of the most popular options for entertainment in Tamil Nadu. Also Read: Entertainment in Chennai | Entertainment in Trichy | Entertainment in Madurai | Entertainment in Thanjavur | Entertainment in Kancheepuram | Entertainment in Ooty
First things first, Tamil Cinema, one of the largest film industries in the country, has been continuously entertaining the local population of Tamil Nadu for almost nine decades. As a matter of fact, the good and (bad) influence that the Tamil cinema has created in the society is huge. Tamil Cinema, nowadays called as Kollywood is the cinema industry that makes feature films in Tamil language. Kodambakkam, the famous neighborhood of southern metropolis Chennai is celebrated as the headquarters of Tamil cinema. Kodambakkam is the home of several movie studios and residences of actors in and around. Also Read: Movie Studios in Chennai | Movies Shot in Thanjavur | Being Filmy in Coimbatore | Ooty - A Favourite Spot for Film Shooting
It has to be stated that the Tamil people have the habit of not just enjoying movies but they celebrate! Furthermore, Tamil people grasp every single detail of good stuff from the movies they watch while rejecting the other. Tamil people celebrate quality movies and movie stars alike. Believe it or not, Haridas, a vintage classic that was released in 1944 starring M.K. Thiyagaraja Bhagavathar, P.B. Rangachari, N.S. Krishnan, T.A. Mathuram, T.R. Rajakumari, N.C. Vasantha Gokilam, Harini, Radha Bai, stormed the theatres for almost three years! The Tamil cinema industry has given so much to the state that it played a crucial role in Dravidian politics in Tamil Nadu.
Several yesteryear and present day leading cinema artists are seen as inspirations and role models by many. Movie buffs performing milk abishekam to the cut outs and banners of the movie starts in Tamil Nadu are a usual site during movie releases. Tamil cinema is primarily loved all over for assorted aspects, especially for the sake of starts, who carry the larger than life image outside the silver screen too! Altogether, the Tamil cinema has delicately blended in to the day to day life of Tamilians.
India has about 12,000 movie theatres dotted across the length and breadth of the country. Among the 29 states of India, Tamil Nadu is the leading state in terms of the number of movie theatres as the state is the home of about 2,800 movie theatres that offer entertainment to people of all economic classes, throughout the year. Find below the list of some of the top cinema halls and multiplexes located at various parts of Tamil Nadu.
Top Cinema Halls of Tamil Nadu Sathyam Cinemas
An iconic landmark of Chennai, Satyam Cinemas is a leading name in the list of most popular multiplexes in the state. The cinemas are installed with cutting-edge celluloid features like 2.4 gain Silver Screens, 4K digital projectors with 3D technology, digital audio and so on. Satyam Cinemas is the first multiplex in India to have a projection screen fitted with Dolby Atmos and the first movie theatre in all of Asia to have a projection screen fitted with Auro 3D.Location:
#8, Thiru-vi-ka Road, Royapettah, Chennai - 600014
Phone Number: 044-42244224Devi Cineplex
Touted as a perfect example of forward-looking architectural beauty, Devi Cineplex is located in the heart of Chennai city. Housing four screens namely Devi Kala, Devi Paradise, Devi Bala and Devi, the cineplex is installed with Dolby, DTS and Qube digital technology and so on.
No.48, Anna Salai, Chennai - 600 002
Phone Number: 044-28555660, 28555661, 28555662LA Cinemas
Maris Theater Complex, Fort Station Road, Tiruchirappalli Ho, Trichy - 620001ARRS Multiplex
2-94-95 Meyyanoor Bye-pass Road, Meyyanoor,Salem - 636004
Phone Number: 044-43436363 Fun Cinemas
No 474 Fun Republic 4th Floor, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu, Near PS Krishnammal College, Coimbatore - 641004
Phone Number: 0422-4518414Vijay Cinemas
No 9 Mangalam Towers 3rd Floor, Reynolds Road, Tiruchirappalli Cantt, Opposite Trichy Court & Karbaratchambika Mahal, Trichy - 620001
Phone Number: 0431-4000191
Interesting Facts on Tamil Cinema
- "Annai Bhoomi" was the first 3D Tamil film released in 1985.
- "Keechaka vadam" is the first south Indian silent movie to be released in 1916.
- Kathalikka Neramillai was the first East Man colour movie in Tamil.
- "Maaveeran" was the first Rajnikanth starrer 70mm feature film to be released in 1986.
- Anandha Jyothi is the only movie where MGR & Kamalhaasan acted together.
- Chintamani released in 1937 became the first tamil film to run for more than one year.
- Rajaraja chozhan was the first cinemascope film released in 1973.
- Padmini is the only Tamil actress honoured by the Russian government by releasing a stamp with her face.
- Kamalahasaan completed acting in 100 movies at the age of 27.
No 31 Vishaal De Mal 5th Floor, Gokhale Road, Chinna Chokkikulam, Madurai - 625002
Phone Number: 0452-2581888, 2582888Big Cinemas
No 144, Lake View Road, K K Nagar, Near Apollo Hospital, Madurai - 625020
Phone Number: 9344264655, 0452-3983962, 3983961Bombay Cinema Hall
Maharaja Nagar, Opposite High Ground Government Hospital, Tirunelveli - 627011
Phone Number: 0462-2586951, 2586952Abirami Theatres Private Limited
# 152 , Purasaiwakkam High Road,
Chennai - 600010
Phone Number: 044-26431022Also Read: Cinema Halls in Chennai | Cinema Halls in Coimbatore | Cinema Halls in Madurai | Cinema Halls in Salem | Cinema Halls in Thanjavur
Nightlife in Tamil Nadu
Owing to its rich cultural background, the southern state of Tamil Nadu is considered to be overly conservative. On the other hand, the past few decades of Tamil Nadu have witnessed a boom in terms of urbanization and the state has slowly come out the shell and the conservative tag is fading out (in a good way). Today, Tamil Nadu celebrates and embraces new lifestyles and has turned into an entertainment junction of South India.
Nowadays, nightlife has become a part of the day to day life across the metropolitan cities like Chennai, Coimbatore and so on. As a matter of fact, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, Chennai is regarded as one of the finest places to party and clubbing. In spite of restrictions from the local administration regarding the timings, urban centers like Chennai, Trichy, Madurai and Coimbatore offer a wide range of nightlife and entertainment options within the stipulated timings. Also Read: Nightlife in Coimbatore | Nightlife in Madurai | Nightlife in Salem | Nightlife in Kancheepuram
Pubs, Lounge Bars, Discotheques in Tamil Nadu
Being a renowned tourist destination that receives national and international travelers, Tamil Nadu never ceases to amaze them with its wide range of entertainment options. The state, especially the prominent cities like Chennai, Coimbatore, and Trichy and so on houses a lot of pubs, lounge bars and discotheques that offer a great time for the guests. Pubs, lounge bars, discotheques in Tamil Nadu are all about great music, scrumptious food, exotic drinks that offer sweet memories that has to be cherished for a long time. Find below some of the top pubs, lounge bars and discotheques located at various parts of Tamil Nadu.
Top Pubs, Lounge Bars, Discotheques in Tamil NaduChill and Grill
No 128, Santhome High Rd Mylapore, Mylapore, Opposite To Coffee Day, Chennai - 600004
Phone Number: 044-6675828410 Downing Street
No 50, North Boag Road, T Nagar, Near ICICI Bank, Chennai - 600017
Phone Number: 9840510203, 8056005079, 044-43546565, 28152152Underworld
No 8/25 Annamalai Hotel, State Bank Road, Coimbatore Central, Opposite Railway Station Near Shanthi Theatre, Coimbatore - 641018
Phone Number: 9843018572, 0422-4391000, 2200223, 2200233Soma Bar
Sangam Hotel, Collector’s Office Road, Trichy - 620 001
Phone Number: 0431-4244555, 2414700Dublin
No 132 C/O Park Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Ttk Road, Alwarpet, Opposite Boat Club Road, Chennai - 600018
Phone Number: 044-24994101Star Rock Pub
No 11 Spring Hotel, Kodambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam, Near Palm Grove, Chennai - 600034
Phone Number: 9787345621Bunker
No 90 Dee Cee Manor Hotel Ground Floor, G N Chetty Road, T Nagar, Opposite Vani Mahal, Chennai - 600017
Phone Number: 9962558802, 044-28158899Geoffreys Pub
No 171 Radha Regent, Inner Ring Road Jawaharlal Nehru Salai, Arumbakkam, Chennai - 600106
Phone Number: 9840299780, 044-66778899, 24757788Pasha
No 601 Park Hotel, Anna Salai, Nungambakkam, Opposite Gemini Bridge, Chennai - 600034
Phone Number: 044-66758790Temptations
# 2886, Srinivasampillai Road,
Thanjavur - 613001
Phone Number: 04362- 278391, 92, 93Also Read: Bars in Chennai | Pubs in Chennai | Discotheques in Chennai | Clubs and Pubs in Coimbatore | Wine Shops in Salem | Clubs in Cuddalore | Wine Shops in Coimbatore | Wine Shops in Madurai
Amusement Parks in Tamil Nadu
Popularly referred as a 'Temple State', Tamil Nadu is recognized for its historic temples and other age old religious sites. Well, the other face of the state is pretty exciting too, as it is dotted with a lot of new age entertainment picks like amusement parks. The long list of amusement parks has become a serious contender to other common categories of attractions in the Tamil Nadu itinerary.
People might think of amusement parks as a rip-roaring spot with unaffordable food and a place only for kids! Whether the kids drag you off or you plan a trip to an amusement park, it is definitely going to be a memorable affair. As a matter of fact, amusement parks have become a landmark for those respective parts of the state. Amusement parks are all about a delicate combination of outdoor entertainment fluxed with most insane rides, and scrumptious fast food. Let’s find out some of the most popular amusement parks in Tamil Nadu.
Black Thunder Water Theme Park, Coimbatore
Every corner of this amazingly designed water theme park is blazing with fun activities, frantic high-pitched howls and awestricken scream of kids and grownups, while they enjoy the various wet and wild rides. The location of the park makes it even more special with trees all around and the majestic hills of the Nilgiris on the background.
Sprawling over 303,514 square meters, Black Thunder is touted as one of the largest water theme parks in the country. It is best to visit Black Thunder in the morning as the park demands at least a full day to explore and bask the assorted outdoor games, indoor game, water rides, dry rides, high thrill rides, and pleasant-tasting food options and so on. The theme park comes packed with a good resort in the same premises which come handy to visitors in case they want to stay. Must Try Rides:
Family raft, Surf hill, Kiddies wild river ride, Dashing boat, Roller coaster, Skill rideLocation:
Ooty Main Road, Mettupalayam, Coimbatore - 641305 (38 km away from Coimbatore city)
Contact Number: +91-4254-226632-40 (9 Lines), 9894726640/9894020504/9894088048 9894093355
Rs. 600 per adult, Rs. 500 for children (3 to 10 years)Park Timings:
09:00 AM to 06:00 PM (all days of the week)
Queens Land, Chennai
Quuens Land is the proud owner of 'Free Fall Tower' which is regarded as one of the tallest amusement park towers in the country. Dropping down a whopping 150 feet and experiencing the drifting sensation is truly a must-try ride for adults. Located just a few kilometers away from the city center of Chennai, Queens Land sprawls over 70 acres and reckons with the global standards in safety features, facility and services.
The water theme park is equipped with over fifty-one rides, including family rides, and exclusive rides for kids, exclusive rides for thrill seekers and unique fun options like go kart on the premises. With so many rides and activities to choose from, Queensland Amusement Park is a great combination of fun and fun only!Must Try Rides:
Free fall tower, Alpen blitz, Himalayan water ride, Centrox, Hanging coaster, Crazy horses, Go kart, Space journey, OctopusLocation:
Bangalore Trunk Road, Palanjur, Chennai - 602103Contact Number:
Rs. 350 per adult, Rs. 250 for children Park Timings:
09:30 AM to 06:30 PM (weekly holiday - Monday)
Located just 2 km from the city center of Kanyakumari, Baywatch has been a popular amusement park that receives visitors from all over the region (Exclusive Park in the district). Substantially equipped with exhilarating land and amusing water rides, Baywatch is unique in its own way as the theme park is the proud owner of India's first wax museum.
Set up in the same premises, the Baywatch Wax Museum is truly a terrific endeavor that will unquestionably be a novel try for the visitors. Try your hand with the assorted thrill rides before heading into the swimming pool, dry yourself and head straight to the renowned wax museum. Familiarize yourself to the vivid replications of the notable celebrities.Must Try Rides:
Friz bee, Aqua shuttle, Mystery world, Rain samba, Swing chairs, Side winder, Wave poolLocation:
P.B. No. 99, Kanyakumari, Pincode - 629702Contact Number:
For amusement park - Rs. 300 per adult, Rs. 250 for children
For wax museum - Rs. 50 per adult, Rs. 40 for children
Park - 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM (all days of the week)
Wax museum - 06:30 AM to 07:30 PM (all days of the week)
VGP Universal Kingdom, Chennai
VGP, a popular brand name in the southern metropolis Chennai, the universal kingdom is considered as one of the oldest theme parks in South India. Recognized for their quality and service, VGP Universal Kingdom is no different that it offers a wholesome experience to the visitors.
The amusement park now houses an exclusive water park known as the VGP Aqua Kingdom that matches international amusement parks in options, quality and safety standards. Besides, VGP Universal Kingdom is known for its largest wave pool (15,000 sq ft) which can accommodate up to1,500 people at one time. The most far-famed 'statue man' who stands majestically in the entrance way is a big time attractive element of this renowned pleasure ground. Must Try Rides:
Water chute, Orbiter, Trampoline bouncer, Video game plaza, Super trooper, Euro bungee, Telecombat, Balloon racer, Flying machine, Live shows during week endsLocation:
VGP Golden Beach, East Coast Road, Injambakkam, Chennai - 600041Contact Number:
Basic Package (includes entry fee and all free rides):
12 rides for adults - Entry per adult: Rs. 225
16 rides for children (between 90 to 125 cm) - Entery per child: Rs. 175
Super Saver Package (includes VGP Universal Kingdom basic package and VGP Aqua Kingdom):
Entry per adult: Rs. 325
Entry per children (between 90 to 125 cm): Rs. 250
Giant Save (includes all paid and free rides at VGP Universal Kingdom and VGP Aqua kingdom):
Entry per adult: Rs. 425
Entry per child (between 90 to 125 cm): Rs. 325Camera Charges:
Professional video camera: Rs. 2000
Handy cam: Rs. 50
Still camera: Rs. 10
Park Timings: 11:00 AM to 07:30 PM on Weekdays and till 08:00 PM on Weekends (all throughout the year)
Other popular amusement parks in Tamil Nadu include:
- MGM Dizzee World, Muttukadu, Chennai
- Kovai Kondattam Theme Park, Kalam Palayam, Coimbatore
- Athisayam Theme Park, Madurai
- Kishkintha, Tambaram, Chennai
Coffee Shops and Pizza Outlets in Tamil Nadu
Coffee shops, pizza outlets and other well known fast food joints in Tamil Nadu
are witnessing a rapid growth in their ventures.
Today's youngsters and office goers prefer to have a common point to gather to meet their friends and family and to have a quality time, forgetting their mundane life. Not just that, coffee shops, pizza outlets and other fast food joints offer yummy menu that appeals to kids to senior citizens alike. Tamil Nadu houses a lot of popular coffee shops, pizza outlets and fast food chains that come with a terrific ambiance and scrumptious food. Let's find out some of the top coffee shops, pizza outlets and fast food chains in Tamil Nadu.Nahar's Sidewalk Cafe
52 A, Charing Cross, Ooty, The Nilgiris - 643001Kites Cafe
No 267, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu, B R Puram Near Sri Krishna Ladies Hostel, Coimbatore - 641004
Phone Number: +(91)-8870004925, +91-423-2442173Amadora Gourmet Ice Cream
Shop No. 23, Wallace Gardens, 3rd Street, Khader Nawaz Khan Road ,Opposite to Apollo Heart Center, Nungambakkam, Chennai
Phone Number: +91-44-42323482 Marry Brown
No 20, Williams Road, Tiruchirappalli Cantt, Trichy - 620001
Phone Number: +(91)-9042450000Pizza Delite
No 91, Justice Rathinavel Pandian Road Golden George Nagar Mogappair, Mogappair East, Mmm Hospital To Nerkundram Link Road, Chennai - 600037
Phone Number: +(91)-44-66208270Cafe Pascucci
Express Avenue Mall, 49/50L, Shop No. 3, Ground Floor, Whites Road, Royapettah, Chennai
Phone Number: +91-44-28464499Altitude Resto Lounge
Mrc Natarajan Complex Fourth Floor, 11th Cross, Thillai Nagar, Trichy - 620018
Phone Number: +(91)-9566699993Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Parlour
Old No 20 New No 29, Chamiers Road, Nandanam, Opposite Nuts & Spices & Venkataeswara Hospital, Chennai - 600035
Phone Number: +(91)-9840987653Zucca Pizzeria
No 443, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu, 100 Meters Road Near So Bunk Signal, Coimbatore - 641004
Phone Number: +(91)-7708005737Barista
Shop No. 55, Thirumallai Pillai Road, Near Blue Dart Couriers, Thyagaraya Nagar, Chennai
Phone Number: +91-44-42124775Tuscany Pizza
No 113/2 1st Floor Sri Ganesh Complex, Sathy Road, Ganapathy, Coimbatore - 641006
Phone Number: +(91)-422-6738479Cafe Evo
77, Kasturi Rangan Street, Near Russian Culture Centre, Alwarpet
Phone Number: +91-9940347762 | +91-9940347762The Madras Beverages
No 135, K H Road, Nungambakkam, Near Valluvarkottam Signal, Chennai - 600034
Phone Number: +(91)-44-66583658Chick Punch Fried
No 152/24, Pillaiyar Koil Street Mohan Ram Nagar, Mogappair West, Near Spartan School, Chennai - 600037
Phone Number: +(91)-44-66209133Domino's Pizza
No 1391, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu, Near Psg College, Coimbatore - 641004
Phone Number: +(91)-9159323926Burgerick
No 22/20, Voc Street, Tambaram West, Near Rainbow Childre Hospital, Chennai - 600045
Phone Number: +(91)-44-66585222Meat and Eat
No 40/1, 200 Feet Road Thillai Nagar, Kolathur, Near Rajamangalam Signal, Chennai - 600099
Phone Number: +(91)-44-66424902Kumbakonam Special Coffee
No 41 Tabs Complex, Bharathidasan Salai, Tiruchirappalli Cantt, Opposite American Hospital, Trichy - 620001
Phone Number: +(91)-9894377225, 9655933228Aroma Cafe
No 3/2, Adhinaidu Street, Villivakkam, Near Bus Stand, Chennai - 600049
Phone Number: +(91)-44-66751813
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