The 10 Best South Indian Movies You Must Watch


Language can’t be a bar. So, it hardly matters whether the cinema is from Bollywood or Tollywood. If it is intricately directed with a crisp screenplay, it can reach out to all and can become popular as well. Most of the south movies are more content-driven. The attraction of south movies are the heroes; they may be not very good-looking but they prove it all in action. The songs are colourful. The classical dance sequences are immersive. They are interesting combinations of romance, drama, action and comedy. Let’s take a look at some of the best South Indian movies.

  • Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo (2020)

The Telugu movie, Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo was a great success in the South Indian cine industry grossing about 274.4 crores. This movie hit all the screens of Indian cinemas. The main story is the swapping of babies between a rich and a middle-class family and how the children come to know about the truth.

  • Asuran (2019)

This Tamil movie is full of action and drama.Based on Vekkai, a novel, Asuran is directed by Vetrimaaran. The leading role in the movie is played by Dhanush. Basically, he played two roles namely Kaali, the son and Maridhevan, the father. The main story behind this movie is the changes, which turns Dhanush’s family life quite upside down and leads to a series of unpleasant incidents.

  • Vada Chennai (2018)

Again, this movie was a superhit at the box office. Vada Chennai tells the whole life story of Anbu, who is a state-level carrom player on behalf of North Chennai. He gets caught in a local gang war and after that he eventually emerges from the ashes to become the godfather of the area. The combo of Dhanush and Vetrimaaran turned out to be a super-duper hit.

  • Bahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)

Cheers to the cast of the Bahubali 2 that gave a mind-blowing performance on the screens! The film revolves around Kattappa. Bahubali 2: The Conclusion is the sequel of the South Indian movie, Bahubali. Starting from kids to adults, everyone loved this movie, the action and drama.

  • U Turn (2016)

U Turn was one of the best South Indian movies of 2016. The whole movie revolves around a supernatural element. Shraddha Srinath played the leading role in this movie.She did a great job and delivered an excellent performance. This is a must-watch Kannada movie, loved by everyone.

  • Bahubali: The Beginning (2015)

The highest grossing movie of the year 2015, Bahubali earned about 685.5 crores. It was later dubbed in Malayalam and Hindi as well. The film was directed by S.S. Rajamouli. In the year 2017, the sequel was also released i.e. Bahubali 2: The Conclusion. The movie is based on the ancient period of India.

  • 7th Day (2014)

An action-packed movie full of suspense and thriller, 7th Day was released in the year 2014. The lead roles in the movie were played by Janani Iyyer and Prithviraj. The story revolves around the character of Prithviraj, who was suspended by the crime branch and later the reason is also revealed. After that, he gets engaged in an investigation of a criminal case, which was not on the crime records.

  • Lucia (2013)

The conception of Kannada film industry of making mostly remakes of other south movies was totally changed after the release of Lucia. Lucia introduced the concept of crowd-funding and turned out to be a significant way for aspiring filmmakers in addition to earning commercial as well as critical acclaim. The story is set in the backdrop of lucid dreaming.The film was remade in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu.

  • Drishyam(2012)

Drishyam, the South Indian movie, revolves around a man who can do anything for his family. The film was directed by Jeethu Joseph. The main roles were played by Mohanlal, Asha Sharath and Meena. Family care and bonding is above all other relations. The hero goes to a great extent to save his family from legal punishment for committing an accidental crime. The movie is about a family living in Kerala. The family weathers a storm that ensues during the murder investigation. But the movie has a great climax. You should watch this movie.

  • Traffic (2011)

Full of mystery, adventure and action, Traffic is a Malayalam movie directed by Rajesh Pillai and stars Sudip Joshy, Kunchacko and Sreenivasan. The entire cast had given a splendid performance. The movie is about a girl who is in need of an urgent heart transplant donor. Fortunately, she comes to know that there’s one donor, but he stays many miles of traffic away. This is the reason behind the title of the movie, Traffic.

The above listed best South Indian movies will make your mood cool. Hope you enjoy watching these.


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