If you are a Bollywood enthusiast who loves it watch hindi movies, you need to be aware that there are several South Indian films that are said to be much better than their Hindi counterparts.
While some became successful hits in South India, others were dubbed into languages such as Hindi, so that Hindi-speaking audiences could get a feel for such masterpieces as well. Here we will discuss the best South Indian movies that are a must see.
The best South Indian movies of all time
Vikram Veda (2017)
If you are a thriller fan, this is a must for you. The policeman in this film, Vikram, believes in a clear line that separates good from evil and sees things in black or white.
The gangster Vedha is paired in front of him and their conflicts lead to a huge fight between them. Sethupathi and R. Madhavan gave their best career performances.
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)
Shiva, the son of Bahubali learns of his lineage and begins to seek answers to his many doubts. His story of learning his legacy is combined with many past events unfolding within the Mahishmati kingdom.
Prabhas, Rana Daggubati and Anushka Shetty did a great job on this film, making it a huge success.
This is the story of a rock star who must struggle with all sorts of psychological and physical apprehensions in order to seek revenge for the untimely death of her parents.
Sukumar is the director and Jakka Hariprasad is the screenwriter. Kriti Sanon, Mahesh Baby and Nassar did a great job of doing their characters justice.
Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)
This film was shot against the backdrop of ancient India and shows a bold and adventurous man who is quickly drawn into a decades-old battle between two people.
What follows is a series of action sequences and a fantastic storyline. This film made big numbers at the box office. Prabhas’s career changed after this film.
This is the story of a ballet dancer who has a wife who continues to suspect him and later appoints an investigator to find out where her husband is.
This action triggers many violent events, thus revealing the dancer’s connection to the underworld. Vishwaroopam is directed by the great Kamal Haasan.
24 (me) (2016)
This is almost a science fiction movie in which a scientist has been shown to have invented a time machine. After this invention, he gets embroiled in a bitter and cruel battle with his twin brother, (and his son) who has evil motives.
Vikram K. Kumar is the director of the film and also the writer. Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Suriya and Nithya Menon starred in the film.
This was a super hit in the 90s. The story revolves around a Muslim woman and a Hindu woman who fall madly in love with each other and later move to Mumbai.
But as religious tensions and riots evolve, they threaten their family to separate. Mani Ratnam directed this film and Manisha Koirala and Arvind Swamy gave their best performance.
The fly (2012) – Makkhi
A man who was later murdered by a gangster returned to earth reincarnated as a house fly to seek revenge for his death. SS Rajamouli and JVV Sathyanarayana co-directed this film and had Sudeep, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Nani in the film. The authors of the film were SS Kanchi and Ashwin Gangaraju.
Theeran Adhigaram Ondru
Theeran is the main protagonist of the story and is a police officer. It seeks to unravel the mystery behind a series of murders and cold-blooded events that have consistently been based on a similar pattern.
If you like suspense movies, this is the one for you. H. Vinoth is the writer and director of this film.
Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India (2018)
The Hindi translation of the name of this movie is My name is Surya and my home is India. This is a 2018 South Indian action film starring the elegant Allu Arjun.
It plays the role of a military offering suffering from anger management issues leading to its suspension. Since he is short-tempered, he is no longer part of the army. The story revolves around whether Surya can ever give up on her anger.
Thani Oruvan (2015)
This is another action thriller that you will love. The protagonist of this film is Siddharth Abhimanyu and he is a scientist also engaged in several illegitimate medical practices.
Conversely, an IPS officer, Mithran is ready to expose his actions. The story revolves around this roller coaster ride to expose misdeeds.
This is an action thriller movie in Kannada. In this story, there is an undercover cop who visits a place that has been controlled by a don of the underworld and ultimately sacrifices his safety.
The policeman Gana enters the world of crime at the cost of risking his life. Later, he visits a place called Ronapura where he finds Bhairavi Ranagallu, the ruthless don.
This story revolves around a sudden terrorist threat that endangers the lives of 5 people. Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi is the director of this film and is played by Manoj Kumar Manchu, Anushka Shetty and Allu Arjun.
The Great Warrior (2009)
This story is about a stuntman on a bicycle who remembers his past life as a warrior and pursues the reincarnation of his beloved. An evil figure from their combined pasts once again threatens them to isolate them forever.
A software engineer returns to India with the aim of serving his country and investing his time in the welfare of his nation. However, few corrupt politicians and officials prevent him from doing good to the poor and needy.
Rajinikanth and Shriya Saran are the protagonists of this film and S. Shankar is the director.
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