Over the years, we have seen many regional films climb the ladder of success. Among many others in India, South Indian films have shown very promising results which has even earned them Oscar nominations.
Recent blockbusters like Pushpa: the ascent, RRR and KGF: Chapter 2 are prime examples of viewers pouring their love on regional cinema like never before. All thanks to the gravity of these mega-hits, now people have high expectations for upcoming Southern movies. Therefore, we have put together a list of upcoming movies that are expected to break new ground at the box office.
9 Highly Anticipated Upcoming South Indian Movies
Yashoda is a Telugu sci-fi thriller starring Samantha Ruth Prabhu. The actress recently shared the first look at the film on her Instagram. Written and directed by Hari Shankar and Harish Narayan, Yashoda is supported by Sivalenka Krishna Prasad’s Sridevi Movies. The film will be released on August 12, 2022
With Prabhas Salar is one of the most anticipated films of the year. Written and directed by KGF 2by Prashanth Neel, the action-packed film is shot in Kannada and Telugu. Apart from Prabhas, the film also has ace artists like Prithviraj Sukumaran, Shruti Haasan, and Jagapathi Babu in key roles. Talking about the release date, it was supposed to release on April 14, 2022. However, it has now been delayed to the second quarter of 2023.
Prabhas is on a roll. After its recent release, Radhe Shyam and upcoming movie Salar, the actor is filming for the next filmmaker Om Raut, Adipush. Separated from Baahubali star, the film also has Saif Ali Khan and Kriti Sanon in the lead roles. The multi-star big budget film is backed by Om Raut, Krishna Kumar and Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series. It is set to release on January 12, 2023.
Pushpa: the rule
After Pushpa: the ascent proved to be a huge box office hit, expectations for its sequel Pushpa: the rule have increased a lot of time. The pan-Indian film, which is expected to be directed by Sukumar, will retain its Telugu star Allu Arjun in the lead. The expected time frame for the release of Pushpa: the rule is next year.
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It is one of the biggest upcoming movies from South India which fans are eagerly waiting for. It stars superstar Salman Khan and Chiranjeevi in the lead roles. Welcoming Khan on board, the latter took to his official Twitter account to share a photo with him. He wrote, “Your entrance has energized everyone and the excitement has gone to the next level. Sharing the screen with you is an absolute joy. Your presence will no doubt give that magical #KICK to the audience.
Talking about the growing interest of Hindi film actors in the Southern industry, liger is a major example with Ananya Panday. Apart from the newbie, the action sports drama also stars Arjun Reddy renamed Vijay Devarakonda as the main lead. The film is set to be released in Hindi and Telugu and will be dubbed in Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. The release date of liger is not yet announced.
Another great South Indian film, Project K went upstairs. It casts megastars like Prabhas, Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone in titular roles. It’s a sci-fi movie about people’s survival in an apocalyptic world. The first schedules of the film have already been shot. However, the release date has yet to be announced.
Ramarao on duty
Ramarao on duty is an action thriller starring Ravi Teja and Jai Bhim fame Rajisha Vijayan. The film was supposed to be released on March 25 but the makers postponed it to June 17, 2022, keeping in mind the clash with the SS Rajamouli RRR. It is based on an honest civil servant Ramarao who wants to fight corruption and help the poor. Ramarao on duty is directed by Sarath Mandava and produced by Sri Lakshmi Venkateswara.
With a promising cast of stars Chiranjeevi, Ram Charan and Pooja Hegde, the Telugu action drama Acharya became one of the most anticipated Southern films. Produced by Matinee Entertainment and Konidela Production Company, the film is based on Naxalite, who transforms into a social reformer and battles a government entity, the Endowments Department.
Having superstars like Mammootty and Akhil Akkineni on board Agent is billed as another pan-Indian film. Apart from the duo, the action thriller also stars Sakshi Vaidya in a key role. Agent is directed and co-written by Surender Reddy and will be released on August 12, 2022.
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