The very last week of the year has also seen a busy season at the Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam movie carnivals. It is nothing but a grand celebration to welcome the new year. The south silver screen will bear this vibe from the very first week of the year. Let's look at the 10 South Indian Films set to release in January 2023.
10 Most Anticipated South Indian Movies Releasing in January 2023
Veera Simha Reddy | Telugu | January 12, 2023
This action film starring Nandamuri Balakrishna is directed by Gopichand Malineni. The subtitle 'Man of Masses' line along with the name of the movie impressed the fans a lot.
Balakrishna will be seen playing the roles of father and son in the movie. In the story of the movie, a foreign bank manager returns home to avenge his father's murder.
Apart from Balakrishna, the cinema stars Shruti Haasan, Dunya Vijay, Lal, Honey Rose, and Varalakshmi Sarathkumar. Produced by Mithri Makers, the film's music was composed and scored by S Thaman. The cinematography was done by Rishi Punjabi and the editing work was looked after by Naveen Nooli.
Waltair Veerayya | Telugu | January 13, 2023
This action comedy movie is another production of Mithri Movie Makers. Director KS Ravindra presents a family action drama here, where Sathyaraj will be seen living happily with two wives. One wife is from Andhra Pradesh and another is from Telangana.
Chiranjeevi played the role of the leader of the port workers association, while Raviteja played the character of a police officer. Both of them are children of those two wives of Satyaraj. Prakash Raj is the main villain of the film, who will be seen doing smuggling. The film also stars Bobby Simha, Shruti Haasan, and Catherine Tresa.
The cinematography of the film was handled by Arthur A. Wilson and Niranjan Debramane was in charge of editing. The film's music was supervised by Devi Sri Prasad.
Vidya Vasula Aham | Telugu | January 14, 2023
The plot of this drama film revolves around the complex relationship between a young couple- Vidya and Basu. Their respective egos are mainly responsible for the conflict between them. Debutant director Manikant Geli here sheds light on the depressing and absurd micro-factors that make modern relationships suffer.
The film stars Shivani Rajashekar and Rahul Vijay in lead roles. In the movie, Shivani will be seen in the role of Vidya, a modern woman who is working hard for her career in a private firm while also juggling family responsibilities.
The film is bankrolled by Kumar Kodali and Lakshmi Navy Moturu on behalf of Ranjith Movies under the banner of Eternity Entertainment. Akhil Valluri was behind the camera and Kalyani Malik handled the film-score aspect.
Thunivu | Tamil | January 11, 2023
Produced by Boney Kapoor under Bayview Projects LLP, this is an action-thriller in which a cunning criminal with his gang designs masterplans for bank robberies across Chennai. Writer and director H Binoth has filled the story of the movie with twists and mysteries.
The film stars Ajith Kumar, Manju Warrier, Samuthirakani, Prem Kumar, and Ajay in lead roles.
The film's cinematography, editing, and music are handled by Nirav Shah, Vijay Velukutty, and Gibran respectively.
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Varisu | Tamil | January 12, 2023
Produced by Dil Raju, and Sirish under PVP Cinemas, this Sri Venkateswara Creations is made with every element of drama. As seen in Hari and Ashishor Solomon's screenplay, everything around a happy-go-lucky youth begins to change after his foster father dies unexpectedly.
Directed by Vamshi Paidipally, the movie stars Vijay Rajendran, Rashmika Mandanna, A Sarathkumar, Prakash Raj, Prabhu, Ganesh Venkataraman, Srikanth, and Anandaraj in lead roles.
Karthik Palani, Thaman S, and Praveen KL were in charge of Cinematography, music direction, and editing respectively.
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Kranti | Kannada | January 26, 2023
This cinema starring Darshan is going to be quite influential as it focuses on the education system in India. An NRI goes back to his childhood Kannada medium school to overhaul the education system.
V Harikrishna did the all works of writing, directing, and composition of the film. Shailaja Nag and B Suresha bankrolled the movie on behalf of the production company Media House Studios.
Along with Darshan, Rachita Ram and Ravichandran also played the lead roles.
The cinematography was done by A Karunakar and Prakash Karinja made the edits.
Shivaji Surathkal 2 | Kannada | January 16, 2023
Shivaji is the name of an honest and unscrupulous police inspector who takes up the challenge of solving the mystery of serial killing. Just as he is in the final moments of his investigation, it begins to affect his personal life.
This is the story of the upcoming version of the movie Shivaji Surathkal, starring Ramesh Aurobindo in the title role. Directed by renowned filmmaker Akash Srivatsa, the movie also stars Nasser, Meghna Gaonkar, Radhika Narayan, Aaradhya Chandra, Purnachandra Mysore, Raghu Ramankoppa, Vinayak Joshi, Ramesh Bhatt, Sri Sundar, Vidya Murthy, and Srinivas Prabhu.
Rekha KN and Anup Gowda were the film producers under Anjanadri Cine Creations. The film's score was composed by Judah Sandhi, while Guru Prasad MG Kumar and Darshan M Ambat were the cinematographers.
Orchestra Mysuru | Kannada | January 12, 2023
Directed by Sunil Mysuru, the main character will be seen as passionate about performing with an orchestra in this musical movie. Purnachandra Mysuru and Rajalakshmi played the lead roles in the film.
This entertaining film is going to be released by KRG Studios, Dhanjaya Dali Pictures, Karthik Gowda, and Yogi G Raj. Ashwin Creations and Raghu Dixit Productions assisted in the overall financing of the film. The music composer of the cinema was Raghu Dixit and Rahul Roy worked behind the camera. Ritvik made all the edits to the film.
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Ayisha | Malayalam | January 20, 2023
It is an Indo-Arabic film directed by Aamir Pallikal and written by Ashif Kakodi. This is the first time that an Indian film has been produced in Saudi Arabia.
The film stars Manju Warrier in the lead role, who is accompanied by actresses like Radhika, Sajna, and Purnima. Besides, foreign stars like Latifah from Tunisia, Salama from UAE, Jennifer from the Philippines, Sarafina from Nigeria, and Sumair from Yemen have also worked in this movie.
The film's finances were overseen by Cross Border Camera, Feather Touch Movie Box, Imagine Cinemas, Movie Bucket, and Last Exit Cinemas. Prabhu Deva, Vishnu Sharma, and Appu N Bhattathiri were involved in the choreography, cinematography, and editing of the cinema respectively.
Poovan | Malayalam | January 06, 2023
Not only does losing his sleep, the new rooster next door starts to change the whole daily life of the insomniac Hari. With such an interesting story, the screenplay of the film is written by Varun Dhara and directed by Vineet Vasudevan. Vineet himself is playing the lead role in this film. He is accompanied by Antony Varghese, Vineet Vishwam, Sajin Cherukail, and Varun Dhara.
The dramatic movie presents some of the important conventional problems of society in a humorous way. The comedy film is produced by Shebin Backer of Shebin Backer Productions and Girish Eddy of Stuck Cows. Sajith Purush worked behind the cinematography and Midhun Mukundan was the music director. Akash Joseph Varghese has done the overall edits of the film.
These best 10 upcoming South Indian movies in January 2023 are expected to mark a great intro to the year. The schedules of the movies have already been announced. Now the cinephiles can plan their movie day outs. Not to mention, the first quarter of 2023 is waiting with tons of surprises from the Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam film industries. In that sense, these January movies will give a proper warm-up to the moviegoers.