South Indian Movies
As a new month is approaching, fans of South Indian movies are waiting to watch a variety of films from the Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada film industries. Like every month, in November 2023, the action, music, and drama are set to hit the screens. Now, get ready to be entranced, as this sneak peek unveils the 12 most anticipated South Indian movies releasing in November 2023. Top 12 Most Hyped South Indian Films Coming This November Maa Oori Polimera 2 | Telugu | November 2, 2023 Maa Oori Polimera, the enigmatic thriller that enthralled audiences back in 2021, is set to return with a highly anticipated sequel. The original film was steeped in mysticism, superstitions, and a series of perplexing deaths. This second part promises to venture even deeper into the world of ancient superstitions and sorcery. This time, the story follows a police officer who delves into the connection between a string of gruesome murders in Mahabubnagar and the domain of black magic. Accompanied by an archaeologist, they set out to unravel the mysteries surrounding the village temple. Read more: After death threats, Shah Rukh to get beefed up security Key cast members, including Satyam Rajesh, Kamakshi Bhaskarla, Getup Srinu, Baladitya, Chilam Sheenu, and Ravi Vermal, reprise their roles in this sequel. Dr. Anil Viswanath, who also directed the movie, penned the screenplay and dialogues. Adding an eerie and atmospheric dimension to the storyline, the music is composed by Gnani. Cinematography is handled by Kushedar Ramesh Reddy, while Sree Vara takes on the role of the editor. The film's producer is Gowr Kriesna under Shree Krishna Creations. Aadikeshava | Telugu | November 10, 2023 Directed by debutant director Srikanth N Reddy, Aadikeshava features a musical score by G V Prakash Kumar and cinematography by Dudly. Bankrolled by Sithara Entertainments, the cinema will be brought to life on the edit table by National Award-winning editor Navin Nooli. Aadikeshava will uncover the world of Rudra, portrayed by Panja Vaisshnav Tej, as he fearlessly takes on goons at a Shiva temple. With Sreeleela in the lead female role, Joju George and Aparna Das play supporting roles. Read more: Khufiya: All eyes on Badhon Mangalavaram | Telugu | November 17, 2023 Acclaimed director Ajay Bhupathi, known for hits like 'RX 100' and 'Maha Samudram,' is ready to captivate audiences again with Mangalavaram. This highly anticipated film features the talented Payal Rajput in the lead role. What sets this film apart is its versions in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi. Described as a rustic action thriller, the cinema offers a unique rural backdrop for the storyline. Mangalavaram boasts an ensemble cast, including Payal Rajput, Shree Tej, Chaitanya Krishna, Ajay Ghosh, and Laxman. The cinematography is done by Dasarathi Shivendra, with music composed by B. Ajanish Loknath. Editing by Madhav Kumar Gullapally ensures a seamless flow of the story. Read more: English Language Netflix Originals Coming in October 2023 Jigarthanda DoubleX | Tamil | November 10, 2023 Also known as Jigarthanda 2, this action comedy film is directed by Karthik Subbaraj. The film is produced by Kaarthekeyen Santhanam, Alankar Pandian, and S. Kathiresan. A seqel to the 2014 hit Jigarthanda, it stars Raghava Lawrence and S. J. Suryah in lead roles. The plot centers around a filmmaker who collaborates with a dreaded gangster to make a western movies. Santhosh Narayanan has contributed for the soundtrack and background score. The cinematography and editing are handled by S. Thirunavukkarasu and Shafique Mohamed Ali respectively. This film will also be released in Telugu and Hindi versions. Read more: Bongo BD to release South Indian comedy movie 'F2: Fun and Frustration' with Bengali version this week Japan | Tamil | November 12, 2023 This crime comedy-thriller film was written and directed by Raju Murugan. Produced by S. R. Prabhu under Dream Warrior Pictures, the cinema stars Karthi and Anu Emmanuel in lead roles. Apart from Tamil, this film’s dubbed versions in Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada are also scheduled for release. Japan, a notorious maestro of theft, orchestrates the heist of jewels valued at ₹200 crore from an upscale jewelry store. Thus, it set the stage for a high-stakes cat-and-mouse pursuit by the relentless police force. G. V. Prakash Kumar is the music composer, with Ravi Varman handling the cinematography and Philomin Raj taking on the editing. Read more: Top 12 Most Anticipated South Indian Films Releasing in October 2023 Dhruva Natchathiram | Tamil | November 24, 2023 Dhruva Natchathiram: Chapter One – Yuddha Kaandam is an action spy film made under the direction of Gautham Vasudev Menon. The film features Vikram, Ritu Varma, Vinayakan, R. Parthiban, Simran, and Radhika Sarathkumar in prominent roles. The movie's music is composed by Harris Jayaraj, with editing by Praveen Antony. The cinematography section was jointly looked after by Manoj Paramahamsa, Jomon T. John, and Santhana Krishnan Ravichandran. The story revolves around a New York City-based undercover operative and his team on a secret mission to find their missing team leader. Read more: Bongo BD presents heartwarming love story of two nameless tourists in "Hello Stranger"
An exciting period awaits South Indian – Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam – film enthusiasts. Spanning various themes and narratives, featuring renowned actors, visionary directors, and intriguing storylines, these films are poised to leave an indelible mark on audiences. Let’s explore these 12 most hyped South Indian films scheduled for release in October 2023. 12 Most Anticipated South Indian Movies for October 2023 Mama Mascheendra | Telugu | 6 October 2023 Helmed by the multi-talented actor-filmmaker Harsha Vardhan, this film features Sudheer Babu, portraying three distinct characters. Harsha Vardhan also wrote the screenplay for the movie, promising a roller-coaster ride of emotions, action, and intrigue. Joining Sudheer Babu are talented co-stars Mirnalini Ravi and Eesha Rebba, who play pivotal roles in this exciting project. Narayan Das K Narang and Puskur Ram Mohan Rao, under Sree Venkateswara Cinemas LLP as Production No. 5, are the producers of this movie. Chaitan Bharadwaj composes the film's music, while PG Vinda and Rajeev are in charge of the Cinematography and art direction respectively. The film is a bilingual production, catering to both Telugu and Hindi-speaking audiences. Read more: 'Jawan' director Atlee says got calls from Hollywood because of this scene Bhagavanth Kesari | Telugu | 19 October 2023 This is an action comedy film that promises to deliver humor and action in equal measure. The film revolves around Nelakonda Bhagavanth Kesari, portrayed by Nandamuri Balakrishna. He engages in a battle of wits and strength against an influential business magnate named Rahul Sanghvi. Kajal Aggarwal and Sreeleela add to the star power of this entertaining venture, with Arjun Rampal making his Telugu cinema debut. Sahu Garapati and Harish Peddi bankrolled this laughter-filled extravaganza under the banner of Shine Screens. C. Ramprasad's cinematographer captures the humor and action in style, while Thaman S. orchestrates the film's music and background score. Anil Ravipudi is the director of this film. Read more: Bongo BD to release South Indian comedy movie 'F2: Fun and Frustration' with Bengali version this week Tiger Nageswara Rao | Telugu | 20 October 2023 Directed by Vamsee, this is an action thriller that promises an exhilarating journey into the criminal underworld of Stuartpuram during the 1970s. Vamsee also penned the screenplay for this gripping tale. The film features Ravi Teja in the titular role, leading a talented ensemble cast. It includes Anupam Kher, Renu Desai, Nupur Sanon, Jisshu Sengupta, Gayatri Bhardwaj, and Murali Sharma. Produced by Abhishek Agarwal, this cinematic venture showcases the prowess of cinematographer R. Madhi and the musical genius of G. V. Prakash Kumar. Editing duties are overseen by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao. The cinema is set to captivate audiences across languages with its release in Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, and Malayalam as well. Read more: English Language Netflix Originals Coming in October 2023 Irugaptru | Tamil | 6 October 2023 Potential Studios unveils this film written and helmed by Yuvaraj Dhayalan. The film stars Vikram Prabhu, Vidharth, Shri, Saniya Iyyapan, Shraddha Rama Srinath, and Abarnathi. Irugaptru follows the lives of three couples as they navigate inevitable challenges and seek self-discovery to salvage their relationships. The film's music is composed by Justin Prabhakaran, and Gokul Benoy takes charge of the cinematography. Editing is handled by Lal Krishna. Read more: First-ever Bangla-dubbed Thai movie ‘Bad Genius’ to be released on Bongo tomorrow Enaku Endey Kidaiyaathu | Tamil | 6 October, 2023 This is a unique film helmed by Vikram Ramesh, who also plays the lead role. The story, screenplay, dialogues, and direction are all the creative work of Vikram Ramesh. The film's plot revolves around a cab driver who picks up a businesswoman, expecting a routine fare. However, little does he know that this night will take unexpected twists and turns, extending far beyond his expectations. The star-studded cast includes Vikram Ramesh, Karthik Venkatraman, Swayam Chitha, Sivakumar Raju, Pichaikkaran fame Murali Seenivasan, and Sakthivel. Thalapathy Rathnam is responsible for the movie's cinematography, while Kalacharan composes the music. Prakash choreographs the action sequences, and Muganvel oversees the editing works. Art direction is skillfully handled by Surya. Read more: Top 12 South Indian Films Being Released in September 2023 Leo | Tamil | 19 October 2023 This is an action thriller directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, who co-wrote it with Rathna Kumar and Deeraj Vaidy. The movie is the third installment in the Lokesh Cinematic Universe and is bankrolled by S. S. Lalit Kumar of Seven Screen Studio. Jagadish Palanisamy served as a co-producer. The film boasts an impressive cast including Vijay, Trisha, Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Sarja, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Mansoor Ali Khan, and Mysskin. The film's music is composed by Anirudh Ravichander, while Manoj Paramahamsa handles the cinematography. Editing duties are entrusted to Philomin Raj. Leo is scheduled to be released in IMAX formats, promising a visual spectacle that matches its gripping storyline. Read more: 'Nun 2' narrowly edges 'A Haunting in Venice' over quiet weekend in movie theaters
June 2023 is set to be an exciting month for South Indian cinema, promising a range of buzzworthy films. From intense drama and epic adventure to thrilling, action-packed stories, this month's lineup is bound to mesmerise audiences across the south Asia region. This article unveils the highlights of the most anticipated South Indian releases in June. 12 Upcoming South Indian Movies in June 2023 Vimanam "Vimanam" is an upcoming drama film in Telugu and Tamil, directed and written by Siva Prasad Yanala. The movie boasts an impressive ensemble cast, including Samuthirakani, Meera Jasmine, Anasuya Bharadwaj, Rahul Ramakrishna, Motta Rajendran, Dhruvan, and Dhanraj. Scheduled to release on June 9, 2023, the story revolves around a young boy's desire to travel by aeroplane and his efforts to fulfil this dream, even in the face of adversity. The film beautifully portrays the theme of dreams and determination, with cinematography by Vivek Kalepu and music composed by Charan Arjun. Read more: Cannes 2023: Johnny Depp overcome with emotion as film gets 7-min standing ovation Adipurush "Adipurush" is an Indian film based on the Hindu epic Ramayana, directed and written by Om Raut. Produced by T-Series and Retrophiles, this star-studded movie features Prabhas as Raghava (Lord Rama), Kriti Sanon as Janaki (Sita), Saif Ali Khan as Lankesh Ravan (Ravana), Sunny Singh as Lakshmana, and Devdatta Nage as Bajrang. With a whopping budget of over BDT 900 crore (US$88 million), "Adipurush" is touted as the most expensive Indian film ever made. The movie revolves around Raghava and Lakshmana's mission to rescue Raghava's abducted wife, Janaki, from the demon king Lankesh Ravan. Prepare for a grand spectacle when it hits theatres on June 16, 2023, with music composed by Ajay-Atul and Sachet–Parampara. Read more: Farhan Akhtar looks to revive DON franchise; Shah Rukh Khan exits Hari Hara Veera Mallu Set in the 17th-century Mughal Empire, "Hari Hara Veera Mallu" is an Indian Telugu-language period action adventure film directed and written by Krish Jagarlamudi. It is an epic tale as Veera Mallu embarks on a mission to steal the Koh-i-Noor diamond from the Mughals. The movie delves into the life of the legendary outlaw Veera Mallu, portrayed by Pawan Kalyan. The stellar cast also includes Nidhhi Agerwal, Bobby Deol, Nargis Fakhri, and Vikramjeet Virk. Although the film's release has been postponed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other commitments of the lead actor, it is finally set to hit theatres in June 2023. "Hari Hara Veera Mallu" will be released in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada languages. Read more: Pathaan released in Bangladesh amid huge response Kolla "Kolla" is an upcoming Malayalam movie directed by Suraj Varma, slated for release on June 9, 2023. Crafted by Jasim Jalal and Nelson Joseph, the film presents a captivating plot that revolves around Rajisha Vijayan, Priya Prakash Varrier, and Vinay Forrt as the main stars. Produced by K.V. Rajeesh and Ravi Mathew under the banners of Rajeesh Productions, "Kolla" offers enchanting music composed by Shaan Rahman. Rajavel Mohan handles the cinematography, while Arjun Ben takes charge of the editing. Sree Gokulam Movies and Ravi Mathew Productions are the production companies behind this project. Read more: Films and TV Drama based on Samaresh Majumdar’s Literary Works
Movies have always been one of the biggest forms of entertainment around the world. In recent times, the four industries of South Indian movies- Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada - have become hugely popular among film enthusiasts for their unique storyline, engaging content, powerful acting, creative cinematography, etc. Let’s take a look at the 10 most anticipated South Indian films releasing in May 2023. Top 10 South Indian Movies to Release in May 2023 Dhruva Natchathiram Dhruva Natchathiram is one of the most hyped South Indian movies of 2023 that started production in 2016. It is a Tamil spy thriller film. Gautham Vasudev Menon directed and wrote the story and screenplay of the film. In this movie the main casts are Vikram, Ritu Varma, and Aishwarya Rajesh. Vikram played the central character John who is on a New York based undercover operation. John with his team rescues their team leader after his unexplained and mysterious disappearance. The budget for this film is unknown. This movie will be released on 19 May, 2023. Read More: Bongo BD releasing south Indian movie ‘Mersal’ in Bangla Custody Custody is expected to be a blockbuster this year. This movie is an action thriller produced by Srinivasaa Silver Screen. In this film Venkat Prabhu is the director and screenplay writer. Naga Chaitanya Akkineni is in lead role along with Arvind Swamy and Krithi Shetty. Priyamani, Sarathkumar are playing the supporting roles. The movie was filmed in both Telugu and Tamil languages at the same time. The budget for this movie is approximately Rs 30 crore. It is dated to be released on 12 May, 2023. Ugram According to expectations, the upcoming film "Ugram" is anticipated to become a blockbuster hit this year. This movie is an action thriller produced by Sahu Garapati and Harish Peddi. In this film Vijay Kanakamedala is the director and screenplay writer both. Allari Naresh is the lead actor, with Mirnaa and Indraja also featuring in the film. Additionally, Sharath Lohithaswa and Shatru will be playing supporting roles. The amount of money allocated for the production of this movie is around Rs 20 crore. "Ugram" is set to release on May 9th, 2023. Read More: 12 Bangla Dramas to Watch During Eid-ul-Fitr 2023 Hanuman Hanuman, a Telugu superhero film, is produced by Primeshow Entertainment. The movie is both written and directed by Prasanth Varma. Teja Sajia plays the main role as Hanuman. Supporting cast includes Amritha Aiyer, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, and Raj Deepak Shetty. The story is set in an imaginary village called Anjanadri. The plot is inspired by and dedicated to Hindu God Hanuman. This film has a budget of Rs 17 crore. On 12 May, 2023 the movie is scheduled to be released in Telugu along with ten different dubbed language versions. Furthermore, it will be available on online platforms like Zee5. Rama Banam Telugu film Rama Banam offers a blend of action, drama, and romance. It is directed by Sriwass and the screenplay is penned by Bhupathi Raja. Vivek Kuchibhotla and T.G. Vishwa Prasad has produced this movie under the name People Media Factory. The film stars Gopichand, Dimple Hayathi, Nassar, and Jagapathi Babu in the lead roles, while Vennela Kishore, Ali, Raja Ravindra, and Sapthagiri are in supporting roles. The budget for the production of this movie is not disclosed. The audiences can enjoy the movie from 5 May 2023. Read More: 6 Bangladeshi Movies Releasing on Eid-ul-Fitr 2023
South Indian movies have garnered pan-Indian attention ever since the mass hysteria grappled by the Bahubali franchise. South India aptly backed up the craze with the release of KGF and Pushpa coming from two different industries with a larger-than-life story and mass commercial appeal. As a result, the excitement surrounding South Indian releases isn’t limited to the belt audiences anymore, rather it has garnered a pan-Indian and global fan following. With that said, here are 10 of the exciting South Indian movies coming to theaters and the OTT platform in March 2023. Best Upcoming South Indian Movies in March 2023 The South Indian film industry is predominantly divided into Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam industries. We will cover releases from each of these industries in the upcoming month of March Pathu Thala – Tamil – 30th March Pathu Thala follows the story of an undercover cop posing as an assassin working for a crime boss. What follows is a neo-noir action thriller film with twists in every scale imaginable. Pathu Thala is the remake of the 2017 Kannada film Mufti starring Sriimurali. Pathu Thala stars Silambarasan, Gautham Karthik, and Priya Bhavani Shankar in lead roles. The film is directed by Obeli N. Krishna with music by A.R. Rahman. The film is scheduled for a theatrical release on 30th March 2023. Read More: 2022 Highest-Grossing South Indian Movies. Idam Porul Eval – Tamil – 18th March The last one on our list is from the Tamil industry titled Idam Porul Eval. The movie stars Vijay Sethupathi and Vishnu Vishal in lead roles. Not much is known about the movie other than that it is shot mostly in the hills of Madurai and Thandikodi in a remote tribal landscape. Recently movies like Pushpa have garnered accolades as they told a story from a similar raw and rural perspective. Idam Porul Eval is directed by Seenu Ramasamy who collaborated with Vijay Sethupathi after 10 years. The music for the movie has been composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The theatrical release date for Idam Porul Eval is set for 18th March 2023. Rudhran – Tamil – 27th March A rowdy hero who takes a stance against the local gang and takes them out one by one. This is the basic premise of the Raghava Lawrence and Priya Bhavani Shankar starrer Rudhran. Tamil movies have always been known for their larger-than-life portrayal of the heroes and Rudhran will be no different. This movie is going to be no less than a fan service for the fans of Raghava. Read More: 5 Must-Watch Movies of Rajinikanth Rudhran is directed by kathiresan who is also the executive producer of the film. The music of Rudhran has been composed by GV Prakash Kumar. The film will have a theatrical release on 27th March 2023.
Though unveiling new surprises in the new year has started, there is a shadow of 2022 inside everything. Film festivals are echoing the buzz of South Indian movies of yesteryear. After the pandemic, a bunch of cinemas was released in the Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada film industries. However, not all movies got the same success. Let's take a look at the IMDB’s list of the highest-grossing South Indian movies in 2022. Top 10 Highest-Grossing South Indian Movies in 2022 KGF Chapter 2 ~ USD 160 million worldwide This sequel to the 2018 hit film K.G.F: Chapter 1 was directed and written by Prashant Neel. After establishing himself as the king of the Kolar Gold Fields, the killer Rocky must now deal with adversaries and government officials. Moreover, another bigger challenge before him is his own past. Produced by Hombale Films, the Kannada film starred Yash, Sanjay Dutt, Srinidhi Shetty, Raveena Tandon, Prakash Raj, and Archana Jois. The period action film released on 14 April 2022 grossed USD 124 million domestically. It currently has an IMDb rating of 8.3. Read more: 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2023: Unleash the Craze of Movie Mania RRR ~ USD 150 million worldwide Directed by SS Rajamouli, this Telugu film is currently the jewel of the Indian film industry. Because it won the Best Song award at this year's Golden Globes. The DVV Entertainment production was co-written by Rajamouli himself along with V Vijayendra Prasad. The main story is set in the 1920s, depicting the friendship of two Indian revolutionaries, Raju and Bhima, and their deadly struggle against the British Empire. N T Rama Rao Jr. and Ram Charan were in the lead roles. And they were accompanied by Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, Shriya Sharan, and Samuthirakani. Released on 25 March 2022, the film grossed USD 117 million in India alone. This blockbuster has a current rating of 7.9 on IMDb. Read More: Indian Movie RRR’s Success at Golden Globe 2023 Vikram ~ USD 69 million worldwide It was a Tamil film directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, produced and starring Kamal Haasan. The script of the action thriller was written by Rathna Kumar and Lokesh. This second installment of the Lokesh cinematic universe after Kaithi (2019) released on 3 June 2022. Apart from Kamal, the film also starred Vijay Sethupathi, Fahadh Faasil, Narain, Chemban Vinod Jose, and Kalidas Jayaram. The film grossed over USD 16.9 million from the Indian subcontinent. The film's current IMDb rating stands at 8.4. Ponniyin Selvan 1 ~ USD 63 million worldwide This epic adventure Tamil film was directed by Mani Ratnam. The movie's writing team consisted of Elango Kumaravel, B Jayamohan, and Ratnam himself. Its story was adapted from Kalki Krishnamurthy's 1955 novel Ponnayan Selvan. Produced by Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions, this historical action film released on 30 September 2022. Read More: 2022 Highest Grossing Movies Worldwide The film's large ensemble cast includes Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Trisha, Karthi, Vikram Prabhu, Jayaram, Shovita Dhulipala, Aishwarya Lakshmi, R Sarathkumar, and Prakash Raj. The story of the film revolves around the early life of Arulmoji Varman, the famous emperor Chola prince from 947-1014 AD. The film became the first Tamil movie to gross more than USD 69 million from all over India. The current IMDb rating of the movie is marked at 7.8. Kantara ~ USD 56 million worldwide This action thriller film was produced by Hombale Films of the Kannada cinema industry. The film will show the conflict between a Kambala champion and an upright forest official Murali. The movie was written and directed by Rishabh Shetty who also played the lead role. Read More: Top 10 Upcoming South Indian Films in January 2023 Released on 30 September 2022, the film crossed USD 24.6 million in net collections domestically on its 30th day. After six weeks, the film started breaking Baahubali 2's record. The film currently has a rating of 8.4 on IMDb.
Dadasaheb Phalke and Padma Bhushan-awarded South Indian Star Rajinikanth is the most successful actor in the Indian film industry. The original name of this man from Karnataka was Shivaji Rao Gaekwad who got his acting chops through Kannada mythological plays. And it was the time when he caught the attention of Tamil film director K Balachander. Then with the 1975 Tamil film Apoorva Ragangal directed by Balachander, Rajinikanth's film career began. And it was this Balachander who gave Rajinikanth his stage name ‘Rajinikanth’. Almost all of Rajinikanth's films have an impeccable style of punchlines. Let's check out the most popular movies of this veteran actor on his 72nd birthday. Top 5 Most Memorable Films of South Indian Star Rajinikanth Billa (1980) This R Krishnamurthy-directed action-thriller is a remake of the 1978 Hindi film Don starring Amitabh Bachchan. After this movie, Rajinikanth became the Tamil version of Bachchan in the Kollywood industry. He manages to master Bachchan's angry young man style quite well. However, Rajinikanth himself took Bachchan as his inspiration. Rajinikanth started acting in dual roles for the first time through this cinema. Read More: 10 Best South Indian Movies Releasing in December 2022 This blockbuster movie was a major turning point in his acting career. Since the release of the film, a new Rajinikanth has emerged in the eyes of critics. Billa’s highest-grossing figure in 1980 established Rajinikanth as the top star of southern cinema. This movie started the gangster hero trend in Tamil cinema. In old movies, the audience was usually shown the hero's backstory where the hero was a victim of social problems and committed crimes. Billa, on the contrary, is a complete exception to that, where the hero enjoys committing crimes. And Rajinikanth played the character flawlessly. Chandramukhi (2005) This commercially successful horror comedy film was written and directed by P Vasu. The 1993 Malayalam movie Manchitrathajhu was remade by Vasu himself in Kannada in 2004 as Aptamitra. And this Chandramukhi is the Tamil version of that Aptamitra. Rajinikanth's co-artists here were Jyothika and Nayanthara. Read More: Jaya Ahsan’s Bollywood debut confirmed as photos emerge with Pankaj Tripathi, other co-actors Over 25 Toyota Qualis and 30 stunt artists were used in Rajinikanth's fight sequences in the film. It ran in theaters for 890 consecutive days, making the movie the longest-running South Indian film. The film was released in several languages, including German and Turkish. However, the entire credit behind this was due to Rajinikanth's stardom. Rajinikanth won a Tamil Nadu State Film Award for his portrayal of Vettaiyan Raja. The film won four more awards at the Tamil Nadu State Film Festival. The movie also showcased two Filmfare Awards and four Film Fans Association Awards. The film is one of the limited numbers of South Indian films to have grossed over Rs 100 crore at the worldwide box office.
South India is going to complete a grand year in the film industry. 2022 has seen blockbusters like RRR and KGF-2. The smoke of Kantara has not yet cleared out. Amidst all this hype, some more Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam films are coming toward the very end of the year. Among them, this article lists the 10 most anticipated South Indian Movies to debut in December this year. Top 10 Upcoming South Indian Films in December 2022 HIT: The Second Case/Telugu/December 2, 2022 This sequel to 'Hit' is a wonderful blend of action and thriller, masterfully written and directed by Sailesh Kolanu. Adibi Sesh will be seen here in the role of Vishwak Sen starred in the first version. He will be accompanied by Meenakshi Chowdhury, Rao Ramesh, Posani Krishna Murali, Tanikella Bharani, and Komali Prasad. The story of cinema follows a police officer named Krishna Dev (KD) after a brutal serial killer who only targets women. Not only the murder, but KD is shocked to see the killer's barbaric activities after the killing. Read More: Top 10 South Indian Films Coming in November 2022 The music of the movie was composed by Suresh Bobbili and MM Srilekha while the score was done by John Stewart Edury. S Manikandan did the cinematography and Gary BH did the overall film edits. The production company of the film is Wall Poster Cinema. Panchatantram/Telugu/December 9, 2022 This authorship and direction of Harsh Pulipaka actually is a modern-day fairy tale that will stimulate every real sense. The audience will find a combination of peace, fear, desire, love, and determination in a humorous background. Sandeep Raj contributed with Pulipaka to write the film's dialogues. The lyrics of the songs were written by Kittu Visapragada and the music composition was supervised by Prashant R. Bihari and Shravan Bharadwaj. Read More: New Releases: Top 10 South Indian Movies to Watch in October 2022 The cinematography section was looked after by Raj Nalli and Gary Vaughn made the film edits. The film is produced by Srijan Yarabolu and Akhilesh Vardhan. Movie production companies were Ticket Factory and S Originals. Adhira/Telugu/December 16, 2022 With this film, Prashant Varma is going to make his second superhero project. He himself wrote the story and directed the film. The lead artist will be the newcomer actor Kalyan Dasari, another identity of whom is that he is the son of 'RRR' producer, DVV Danya. It is basically a story of an ordinary man becoming a superhero. By using his superpowers to save mankind, he begins to gain the trust of the masses. But when the formidable enemies all come together to attack, the whole situation begins to turn. Will he really be able to keep the faith of his fans? Read More: Bongo brings South Indian film 'Kadaikutty Singam' as 'Bagher Baccha' Shivendra worked behind the camera and Gourahari composed the music. Srikanth Patnaik R. was engaged in editing the cinema. K Niranjan Reddy produced the film on behalf of Primeshow Entertainment. There will also be Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi versions during the release. Gatta Kusthi/Tamil/December 2, 2022 This drama film is written and directed by Chella Ayyavu. Gatta Kusthi is a popular form of wrestling in Kerala. Although the film is made with this sport in the background, it is not actually a sports film. This family film explores the differences of opinion of a newly married couple. The unfulfilled expectations of their lives have been tested for error. Even at one stage, marital discord arose. Read More: Bongo brings South Indian film 'NGK' The film stars Aishwarya Lakshmi, Vishnu Vishal, Ajay, Kali Venkat, Karunas, and Munishkanth. The film's music and background score are composed by Justin Prabhakaran. The cinematography of the movie was done by Richard M. Nathan and the movie was edited by Prasanna GK. The movie is jointly produced by Ravi Teja, Aryan Ramesh, Vishnu Vishal, and Shubhra under the banner of RT Team Works and VV Studios. The film will be simultaneously released in Telugu with the title Matti Kusti. Varalaru Mukkiyam/Tamil/December 9, 2022 Santosh Rajan has written and directed this romantic comedy film. And through this film, Rajan entered the world of movie direction. Read More: Top 10 Best South Indian Thriller Movies for Weekend Movie Mania A simple boy who is indifferent to life gets involved in one funny incident after another. Besides riding bikes and spending a great time with friends, love also comes into his life. Every step of the way is accompanied by sophisticated hints for caution in daily living. Almost every element of a proper commercial film has been tried in the story of the movie. The film is produced by RB Chowdhury under the banner of Super Good Films Company. The film stars Kashmira Pardesi, Pragya Nagra, and the producer's son Jeeva in lead roles. The film's music and score were composed by Shan Rahman. Cinematography and Movie Editing were done by Sakthi Saravanan and NB Srikanth respectively. DSP/Tamil/December 2, 2022 Hailing from a middle-class family, a police officer tries his best to meet the needs of his family. At the same time, he has to be busy chasing the top terrorist in the area. How far can he go to handle the family and office like this? Read More: Is Jaya Ahsan making her debut in Hindi cinema? The comedy movie based on this story is called DSP, directed by Ponram. The drama movie stars Vijay Sethupathi, Shivani Narayanan, Poogaz, and Anukriti Bhas. The movie was much appreciated by the Censor Board while gaining the U/A certificate. The film is shot by Dinesh Krishnan and edited by Vivek Harshan. D Imman was the chief music director of the movie. The film is produced by Karthekayen Santhanam and Karthik Subbaraj under Stone Bench Films. Vedha The Brutal 1960s/Kannada/December 23, 2022 After 'Bajrangi', 'Bajrangi-2' and 'Bajrakaya', director A Harsh and legendary actor Puneeth Rajkumar's brother Shivrajkumar are coming together for the fourth time. In March 2021, the director announced the making of Vedha. Read More: Winners of Star Cineplex's Awesome Autumn get air tickets, movie vouchers But due to tragic events like Punit's death, the shooting got delayed. However, the production of the movie started again in full swing in December 2021. The film's dialogues are written by Raghu Niduvalli. This period-action film is basically set against the backdrop of a remote rural area. Shiv Rajkumar is going to make his debut as a movie producer with this 125th film of his career. In the movie, Dr. Shivarajkumar is accompanied by Ganavi Laxman, Umashree, Aditi Sagar, Raghu Shivamoga, Jaggappa, Bharatha Sagar, Vinay, Sanjeev, and Kuri Pratap. Read More: House of the Dragon: Why do Targaryens have silver hair? The music direction was handled by Arjun Yaya and the cinematographer was Swami J Gowda. Dipu S Kumar served as a film editor and Ravi Santehakkalu as art director. The film is going to be released from Zee Studio and Geeta Pictures movie house. Vijayanand/Kannada/December 9, 2022 This is the story of Vijayanand, who started a business at the age of 19 and overcame many obstacles to become a successful businessman. It all started in Gadag, a small town in the heart of North Karnataka. He gradually became the owner of 4300 cars. This movie made with a life-changing story was directed by Rishika Sharma. The film cast includes Nihal Rajput, Bharat Bopanna, V. Ravichandran, Ananth Nag, Prakash Belawadi, Siri Prahlad, and Vinay Prasad. Read More: Russia bans 100 Canadians including Atwood, Jim Carrey National award-winning composer Gopi Sundar was the music director of the film. The cinematography was completed by Kirtan Pujari and the film was edited by Hemant Kumar D. This Kannada movie will also release in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam. VRL Films is going to make its production debut through this movie. Gold/Malayalam/December 1, 2022 This comedy thriller film was written, edited, and directed by Alphonse Puthren. He has also worked on stunt choreography, visual effects, animation titles, and color grading for the movie. Puthren is going to return to film direction after seven years since the film Premam in 2015. Read More: ‘Agantuk’ wins Film Bazaar Award in Goa The movie, produced by Prithviraj Productions and Magic Frame, will feature Prithviraj Sukumaran in the lead role. Nayanthara will act as a guest artist. They will be joined by Deepti Sati, Ajmal Aamir, Chemban Vinod Jose, and Vinay Forte in supporting roles. The film story follows a mobile shop owner who orders a new car. But on the day of the delivery, he saw a pick-up truck with a portable speaker parked in his yard. After a few days, he suddenly noticed that the small boxes inside the truck were not actually speakers, but gold bars. The music of the film was composed by Rajesh Murugesan as usual. But this time he started his first collaboration with Prithviraj. All the lyrics were written by Shabrish Verma. Anind C Chandran and Biswajit Odukkathil were in charge of the cinematography. Read More:Israeli filmmaker at IFFI calls ‘The Kashmir Files’ a ‘propaganda’; ambassador apologises Saudi Vellakka/Malayalam/December 2, 2022 The well-known director Tharun Murthy of 'Operation Java' fame is going to present this drama film under his own writing and direction. Based on some true events, the film focuses on commercial entertainment filled with humor, family drama, and music. The entire story of the film is decorated with diverse characters. The film stars Lukman Avaran, Vincy Aloysius, Binu Pappu, and Sujith Shankar. Sharan Velayudhan worked as the cinematography director of the film and Nishad Yusuf was in charge of editing. Pali Francis made his musical directorial debut by composing music for the film. Read More: Kim Kardashian and Ye settle divorce, averting custody trial Sandeep Senon, best known for Thandimuthalum Drikasakshiyum, has produced the film under the banner of Urbashi Theatres. In a Nutshell With these 10 Best coming soon South Indian Movies in December 2022, a year of movies is going to have a great ending. After the announcements of the release dates of the new versions of several superhit movies, the audience can’t wait for the new year. Perhaps it can be overstated to say that December's Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada movies will outrun those anticipators. But it is certain that the momentum of the entire South Indian film industry will gain a new dimension. Read More: Iranian who inspired ‘The Terminal’ dies of ‘heart attack’ at Paris airport
South Indian movies continue to amaze its audiences. Even in the second half of 2022, there is no exception. On the contrary, the level of surprise is increasing. Renowned filmmakers along with popular actors from the Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Tamil film industries are going to present their best works in the coming month. This entertainment features a glimpse of the most hyped South Indian films set to release in August 2022. Top 10 Upcoming South Indian Movies in August 2022 Bimbisara | Telugu Fantasy Release Date: August 05, 2022 Mallidi Vasishta, the writer and director of the film, focuses here on the time travel context. King Bimbisara of the 5th century BC Magadha Empire travelled through time and landed in the modern world. The movie is produced by Hari Krishna K under NTR (Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao) Arts. Nandamuri Kalyan Ram played the role of King Bimbisar. Besides, Catherine Tresa, Warina Hussain, and Samyukt Menon played other significant roles. MM Keeravani looked after the music composition of the film. Read 'Operation Sundarban’ to hit the theatres on September 23 Sita Ramam | Telugu Romantic Release Date: August 05, 2022 This extraordinary love story is written and directed by Hanu Raghavapudi. The story is basically set in the backdrop of 1960s Kashmir. An orphaned soldier sends a letter from his camp in Kashmir to the love of his life, Sita. The letter faces many obstacles on its way to the recipient. The movie is produced by Baijayanti Movies and Swapna Cinema. The film marked the debut of actress Rashmika Mandanna in Telugu cinema. Dulquer Salmaan played the lead role with her in the film. Vishal Chandrasekhar worked here as the music director. Parakkum Pappan | Malayalam Superhero Release Date: August 06, 2022 Renowned music director Anirudh made his Malayalam debut with this film. It is also the directorial debut of Viyan Vishnu. The most exciting news is that popular actor Dileep will be seen in the role of the flying superhero in the movie. Read Bangladeshi filmmakers receive grant from British Council for portraying climate change stories The movie, produced by Carnival Motion Pictures and Graand Productions, will revolve around the excitement of the villagers surrounding a superhero. The story of this film is written by Rafi, a veteran filmmaker. Cobra | Tamil Thriller Release Date: August 11, 2022 The film, written and directed by R Ajay Gnanmuthu, revolves around a mathematical genius who uses his mathematical prowess to commit crimes under the guise of Cobra. SS Lalit Kumar has produced the movie under the banner of Seven Screen Studios. The music of the movie is composed by the famous music director AR Rahman. The film stars Srinidhi Shetty in the title role. The movie also stars a huge ensemble of star performers in various roles. The movie marks the Tamil debut of Shetty, Khalid, Mathew, and Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan. Apart from this, Mia George, Padmapriya, Kaniha, Mohammad Ali Baig, Meernalini Ravi, KS Ravikumar, and Meenakshi are also in the cast. Read Marvel teases new Avengers movies, ‘Black Panther’ sequel Michael | Tamil Action Release Date: August 11, 2022 Versatile actor Sundeep Kishan is making his pan-India debut with this massive action movie directed by Ranjith Jayakodi. Michael is a joint production of Bharat Chowdhury and Puskur Ram Mohan Rao. The film will simultaneously release in Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam along with Tamil. Renowned South Indian director Gautam Vasudev Menon will be seen playing the antagonist. Divyansha Kaushik is playing the female lead opposite Sudeep Kishan. Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi, Varalakshmi Sarathkumar, and Varun Sandesh will be seen in other important roles in the film. Gaalipata 2 | Kannada Romantic Comedy Release Date: August 12, 2022 This is the fourth time that actor Ganesh and director Yograj Bhatt have worked together on a film. Written and directed by Bhatt, the film is a sequel to Galipata (2008). Like Galipata 2, it also features the same characters in two different timelines and two different locations. Three friends embark on a turbulent yet epic journey to find fulfilment in their love. Read Bongo brings Bangla dubbed 'Beauty and the Beast'
South Indian movies keep the silver screen busy every month to meet the expectations of their huge audience. Once the production work is over, every film enters the queue and the release chain starts eventually. Some outstanding movies from the South Indian film industries have got in line this month. This article has enlisted the 10 most hyped South Indian films set to release in June 2022. If you are a fan of Tamil, Kannada, Telugu or Malayalam cinemas, stay with us to know about the latest films of these industries. Top 10 South Indian Movies in June 2022 Vikram | June 3, 2022 Tamil Action Film Starring Kamal Haasan Film writer and director Lokesh Kanagaraj highlights two siblings here, one a gangster and the other a politician. The action movie follows the efforts of a retired police officer to rescue a high-ranking government official from their clutches. This Raaj Kamal Films International production stars Kamal Haasan in the titular role of a police officer. The film also stars Vijay Sethupathi, Kalidas Jayaram, Fahadh Faasil, Narain, Arjun Das, and Antony Varghese. Anirudh Ravichander has taken care of the music composition for this thriller movie. Read: 10 Best South Indian Movies Released in May 2022 777 Charlie | 10 June 2022 Kannada Comedy Movie Starring Rakshit Shetty Kiran Raj has directed and written this upcoming adventure film. Apart from Rakshit, this film stars Raj B Sethi and Sangeeta Sringeri in the lead roles. The film was produced by GS Gupta and Rakshit Sethi under Parambah Studios. The setting of the comedy-drama revolves around a dog named Charlie, who revolutionises the life of the movie's protagonist Dharma. Nobin Paul is the music composer of 777 Charlie. Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu dubbed versions of the film are also going to be released. Read: JK 1971: First English-Language Bangladeshi Film featuring Independence War Maamanithan | June 23, 2022 Tamil Drama Starring Vijay Sethupathi The title of the film means Great Human. Yuvan Shankar Raja has made the drama film under the banner of his own company YSR Productions. He even composed the soundtrack for the film along with his father Ilayaraza. Apart from Vijay, this film, directed and written by Seenu Ramasamy, stars KPAC Lalita, Gayatri, Shaji Chen, and Guru Somasundaram. The story of the film depicts the miserable condition of an auto driver's family life. Read Netflix K-Dramas: Top 10 Korean Series Dubbed in English Major | 3 June 2022 Telugu Action Film Produced by Sony and Mahesh Babu This action film is a biography of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, an army officer who was killed by the Mumbai attacks in 2008. The movie is directed by Sashi Kiran Tikka and scripted by Adivi Sesh, who is also the lead actor in the film. The cinema was co-produced by A+S Movies along with Sony and Mahesh Babu and was filmed in Telugu and Hindi at the same time. The film also stars Prakash Raj, Saiee Manjrekar, Sobhita Dhulipala, Anish Kuruvilla and Murali Sharma. Read Best Rainy Day Movies to Excite Homebound Ecstasy Maha | June 10, 2022 Tamil Thriller Film Starring Hansika Motwani In this crime film, a police officer chases a killer to avenge the murder of a girl. This Dato Abdul Malik presentation is directed by UR Jameel and Mani Maran Seenivasan. Sensational star Hansika Motwani played the title role in the movie. Besides writing the story and screenplay, director Jamil has also acted in this mystery movie. Srikanth, Silambarasan Rajendra and Sanam Sethi have also played important roles. V Mathiyalagan produced this thriller film under the banner of Etcetera Entertainment. And the Music director was M. Ghibran. Read: ‘Talash’ to hit screens on June 17 Made In China | June 17, 2022 The First Kannada Virtual Film This is the first Kannada virtual movie where the interactions of its characters will be shown through digital media such as text or video chat. Apart from directing the film, Preetham Tegginamane has worked on the camera, VFX, and editing. Along with Preetham, Nischal V has co-written the story, screenplay, and dialogues of the movie. The lead actors in this NK Studios production are Nagbhushan and Priyanka Thimmesh. A year and a half ago, the Malayalam cinema C U Soon directed by Mahesh Narayan was shown as a computer screen film. Read KGF Chapter 2: Expensive Kannada film made record for fastest grossing Thuramukham | 10 June 2022 Malayalam Action Cinema on Historical Event This movie plot is set on the labour movement against an immoral practice named 'Chappa' in the Cochin port of India. The title of the film means Harbor. Gopan Chidambaran wrote the screenplay for the movie based on the story of a play of the same title by his father K M Chidambaran.