When it comes to South films, the most we can think about is the high energy, dancing, action, and, of course, masala! The film industry in the South is growing and the makers are creating films that are both financially successful and critically acclaimed. Let’s take a look at some of the best South Indian films that every film enthusiast should see at least once in their lifetime!


S. S. Rajamouli directed RRR, a Telugu period action drama film. A small tribal girl is forcibly taken away from her mother by a few British soldiers in Adilabad, where the narrative begins. The tribe’s leader, Komaram Bheem played by Jr NTR sets off on a quest to find the lass. Apart from NTR, the movie also stars Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt in key roles. After its theatrical release on March 24, RRR is now set to premiere on the ZEE5 streaming platform on May 20.

Pushpa: The Rise

Pushpa: The Rise, starring Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna, became the biggest movie in recent history. Since the movie got released the cash registers kept ringing, and everyone started talking about it. Allu Arjun’s performance and his portrayal of Pushpa Raj, a coolie turned red sandalwood smuggler was well received by the audience.

The Bahubali Series

The Bahubali series, directed by S.S. Rajamouli, is a popular film. It’s about a man named Shiva who, unknowing of his heritage, discovers his past. What follows is absolute splendour: suspense, action, and romance abound in this film. Bahubali is an epic film with a fantastic story and outstanding performers. Starring famous actors like Prabhas, Tamannah, Rana Daggubati, and Anushka Shetty. The film is arguably the best Indian movie ever made.

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This film, directed by Vetrimaaran, portrays the story of a farmer whose son as a form of vengeance murders an upper-caste landowner. He tries to protect his son from the consequences of his actions. It’s one of the best films with plenty of action scenes and suspense. Dhanush, Ammu Abhirami, Manju Warrier, and Ken Karunas play key roles in Asuran.

K.G.F-Chapter 1 & 2

K.G.F Part 1 and the recently released Part 2 have a great following among Bollywood and Tollywood fans. Rocky is the main character in the film, and his rags to riches journey is a crucial part of the narrative. The film takes the viewers on a harrowing and emotionally jarring trip as an entire town that has lived in servitude finds its salvation in a fearsome don. This is one of Amazon Prime’s greatest South Indian films.


If you like crime-related mysteries and good twisted stories, this movie is the right choice for you. Drishyam is a remake of Jeethu Joseph’s Malayalam film of the same name released in 2013. However, the Malayalam film was an unofficial remake of Japanese writer Keigo Higashino’s The Devotion of Suspect X (2005). The South Indian thriller keeps you on your toes throughout film. Thanks to Mohanlal’s larger-than-life persona, his performance was commendable, and there is no way you can miss this movie.

Author: Sana Afreen

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