The ‘South Indian film industry ’ has now overtaken the Bollywood film industry. Fans are watching Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam dubbed movies over Hindi movies. Big-budget South Indian Movies are dominating across the country and worldwide. After the huge success of Bahubali (2), KGF (2), RRR, and Pushpa pan-India films are flying. Let’s look at the top 5 South Indian mega-budget films set to release in 2023.
Release Date: 17 February 2023
Star Cast: Dhanush and Samyuktha Menon
Budget: 40 Crore Indian Rupees
Director: Venky Atluri
Producer: Suryadevara Naga Vamsi and Sai Soujanya
Vaathi is an upcoming action drama Tamil film written and directed by Venky Atluri. The movie casts Dhanush, Samyuktha Menon, Sai Kumar, Tanikella Bharani and many others in the lead roles. Produced by Sithara Entertainment and Fortune Four Cinemas. The film is scheduled for a theatrical release on 17 February 2023.
Release Date: 16 June 2023
Star Cast: Prabhas, Kriti Sanon and Saif Ali Khan
Budget: 550 Crore Indian Rupees
Director: Om Raut
Producer: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Om Raut, Prasad Sutar and Rajesh Nair
Adipurush is an upcoming Indian mythological Telugu film based on the epic Ramayana. The Film has been making headlines constantly. The film is written and directed by Om Raut and produced by T-Series. The film stars Prabhas as Raghava (Shri Ram), Kriti Sanon as Janaki (Mata Sita), and Saif Ali Khan as Lankesh (Ravan).
3. Ponniyin Selvan 2
Release Date: April 28, 2023
Star Cast: Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Budget: 500 Crore Indian Rupees
Director: Mani Ratnam
Producer: Mani Ratnam, Subaskaran Allirajah and Suhasini Maniratnam
Ponniyin Selvan: I – is a 2022 Indian Tamil-language epic historical action adventure film directed by Mani Ratnam. Produced by Ratnam and Subaskaran Allirajah. It is the first of two cinematic parts based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s 1955 novel, Ponniyin Selvan. Ponniyin Selvan: I dramatize the early life of Chola prince Arulmozhi Varman, who would become the renowned emperor Rajaraja I (947–1014). The first part was released on 30 September 2022 and earned 500 Crore+ Worldwide. The second part will be released in April 2023.
Release Date: 28 September 2023
Star Cast: Prabhas, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Shruti Haasan and Jagapathi Babu
Budget: 200 Crore Indian Rupees
Director: Prashanth Neel
Producer: Vijay Kiragandur
Salaar is an upcoming Indian Telugu-language action thriller film written and directed by Prashanth Neel, and produced by Vijay Kiragandur under Hombale Films. It stars Prabhas as the titular character alongside Prithviraj Sukumaran, Shruti Haasan and Jagapathi Babu. The film was announced in December 2020 with principal photography beginning in January 2021. Salaar was originally scheduled for a theatrical release on 14 April 2022 but was delayed due to production delays owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film is scheduled to be theatrically released on 28 September 2023
1. Pushpa 2
Release Date: December 16, 2023
Star Cast: Allu Arjun, Fahadh Faasil and Rashmika Mandanna
Budget: 350 Crore Indian Rupees
Producer: Naveen Yerneni, Y. Ravi Shankar and Rohit Sangwan
The Pushpa 2 is highly anticipated by fans and curiously waiting for it. Pushpa: The Rise – Part 01 is a 2021 Indian Telugu-language action drama film written and directed by Sukumar. It stars Allu Arjun as the titular character alongside Fahadh Faasil and Rashmika Mandanna while Jagadeesh Prathap Bandari, Sunil, Rao Ramesh, Dhananjaya, Anasuya Bharadwaj, Ajay and Ajay Ghosh play supporting roles. It is produced by Mythri Movie Makers in association with Muttamsetty Media. The first of two cinematic parts, the film depicts the rise of a low-wage labourer Pushpa Raj in the smuggling syndicate of red sandalwood, a rare wood that grows only in the Seshachalam Hills of Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh state.