The year 2023 promises to be an exciting one for South Indian cinema, with a plethora of highly anticipated films set to grace the silver screen. While it’s impossible to predict the future hits with certainty, here are ten South Indian movies that have generated significant buzz and are expected to make a mark in 2023.
1. “RRR” (Telugu)
Directed by S. S. Rajamouli, “RRR” is one of the most awaited Indian films of all time. This Telugu magnum opus features an ensemble cast and promises grandeur, epic storytelling, and breathtaking visuals.
2. “Valimai” (Tamil)
Thala Ajith’s “Valimai” is generating immense excitement among fans. Directed by H. Vinoth, this Tamil action thriller is expected to be a high-octane cinematic experience.
3. “Indian 2” (Tamil)
“Indian 2” reunites Kamal Haasan and director Shankar for a sequel to their 1996 hit. The film is expected to explore contemporary social issues while delivering powerful performances.
4. “Bilal” (Malayalam)
“Big B 2: Bilal” brings Mammootty back as Bilal John Kurishinkal in this much-anticipated Malayalam crime drama. With its noir atmosphere, the film is set to captivate audiences.
5. “Pushpa: The Rise” (Telugu)
Starring Allu Arjun and directed by Sukumar, “Pushpa: The Rise” explores the world of red sandalwood smuggling in the backdrop of the lush forests of Andhra Pradesh. The film is expected to be a visual spectacle.
6. “Aaraattu” (Malayalam)
Mohanalal’s “Aaraattu” is creating a buzz among fans of Malayalam cinema. Directed by B. Unnikrishnan, this action-comedy promises to be a delightful entertainer.
7. “Yuvarathnaa” (Kannada)
“Puneeth Rajkumar’s “Yuvarathnaa” is a much-anticipated Kannada film that delves into the issues plaguing the Indian education system. With a socially relevant theme, the movie is expected to make a strong impact.
8. “Adipurush” (Telugu)
Directed by Om Raut, “Adipurush” is a mythological epic starring Prabhas as Lord Rama and Saif Ali Khan as Lankesh. This Telugu film has garnered attention for its grand scale and visual effects.
9. “Raana” (Kannada)
The late Puneeth Rajkumar’s “Raana” is another Kannada film to watch out for. Directed by Santhosh Ananddram, the film is expected to be a fitting tribute to the legendary actor.
10. “Bhajarangi 2” (Kannada)
Shivarajkumar’s “Bhajarangi 2” is a sequel to the 2013 hit. Directed by A. Harsha, the film is anticipated to bring back the magic of the original while exploring a new storyline.
While these films are generating significant anticipation, South Indian cinema is known for its ability to surprise and deliver unexpected gems. As we await the release of these top 10 movies, we’re also excited to discover new cinematic treasures that 2023 has in store for us.