There were times when movies only served the purpose of entertainment. They were made only for mass entertainment but, nowadays, the viewers focus more on content rather than just plain entertainment. This shift in the mindset of the viewers has raised the bar for different film industries. South Indian movies focused only on entertaining the audience and not on the content and therefore, were eluded by a lot of people previously. South movies were the perfect combination of style, dance, action, drama, and dialogues but, it wasn’t enough to keep the viewers hooked. The film industry has seen a massive change in terms of content, direction, and the way storytellers present their content.
Bollywood movies and South Indian movies are both share a huge following all over the world. A lot of Bollywood actors are shifting to the south Indian film industry. Language is never a barrier to a true movie fan as content is the most important aspect.
If you are reading this article, you are probably looking for a good movie to watch. We understand your situation, and therefore, we have listed down the Best South Indian movies to watch of All Time for you to sit back and enjoy.
1. Pariyerum Perumal (Tamil) –
Pariyerum Perumal is a tamil film and is produced by Mari Selvaraj. This film projects the discrimination the protagonist (Pariyan) faces due to caste differences.
The main character of the story (Pariyan), who is a law student, falls in love with Jothi, a girl from an upper caste. When Jothi’s family gets to know about their relationship, they harass Pariyan to no end.
Release Date – 28 September 2018
Produced by – Pa. Ranjith
2. Lucia (Kannada) –
Psychological thrillers are one of the most loved movie genres due to the amount of detailing and proper execution involved. Lucia by Pawan Kumar was an absolute masterpiece of its own. It has set a benchmark of its own among the other South Indian movies.
There are some parts that might be confusing for some people, but it did a splendid job in entertaining the viewers throughout the movie. The movie revolves around a guy who suffers from insomnia but his life takes a turn when he is tricked into purchasing a drug that leads to daydreaming. The drug dealer assures him that the pill would not only give him quality sleep but also, help him in making his dreams come true.
Release Date – 6 September 2013
Producers – Pawan Kumar, Shivaram, and more
Box Office – 3.6 crores INR
3. K.G.F. Chapter: 1 –
K.G.F starring Yash (Rocky) as the protagonist and directed by Prashanth Neel was a huge commercial success among the audience. The movie revolves around Rocky, a young orphan who grows up to be a don and fights to seek a place in this world. In order to fulfill the promise he makes to his dying mother, he seeks wealth and power and gets involved with the notorious gold mafia. The movie captured the heart of the audience along with its incredible storyline, great visuals, acting, and direction. The illogical stunt sequences, unwanted amount of stunt sequences, an unwanted amount of hero-worship added a little bit of drama masala to the story. KCF is definitely one of the most appreciated and greatest south Indian movies of all time.
Box Office – 80 crore INR
Produced – Vijay Kirgandur
Languages – Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, etc.
4. Pelli Choopulu –
Pelli Choopulu does an amazing job of entertaining and educating the audience at the same time. This movie tilts more towards the humorous side. We have often watched films where the protagonist goes against everyone to follow his dreams but, what if the protagonist is lazy enough to chase his dreams. The show revolves around the protagonist Prashant (Vijay Devarakonda) who is incredibly lazy to even go after his dream of being a chef so, he chooses the easy way out by becoming a son-in-law to a business tycoon. The situation takes a turn when he and his family accidentally visit another house for matchmaking and end up meeting Chitra (Ritu Varma), an ambitious woman who wants to further her dreams in Australia.
Release Date – 29 July 2016
Director – Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam
5. Anbe Sivam –
Anbe Sivam is a Tamil film directed by Sundar C., starring Kamal Hassan, Madhavan, and Kiran Rathod. R Madhavan is popularly known as the “chocolate boy” of Tamil Cinema and is one of the finest actors of all time.
Anbe Sivam is considered one of the laudable movies of Indian cinema and conveys a lot of life lessons throughout the movie. This film teaches you the true essence of love, life, and humanity. Aras and Nalla get stranded at the airport and Aras tried to maintain his distance from Nalla, a man with deformity. They form a bond while traveling to Chennai where Anas and Nalla share their viewpoints and discuss critical factors like love, life, and God.
It is hard to believe that such a beautiful movie was a flop at the box office. This is the perfect example of being ahead of its time. This movie is a must-watch if you haven’t already. We know you’ll love it.
“Idhayam yenbadhu sadhaidhaan yendraal yerithazal thindruvidum
Anbin karuvi idhayam yendraal saavai vendruvidum”.
Translation: If the heart is considered as only flesh, the pyre will burn it. However, if the heart is used as an instrument of love, then it will conquer death.
Release Date – 14 January 2003
Director – Sundar C.
Producer – K. Muralitharan, G. Venugopal etc
We hope you like the movies listed down here. If you haven’t watched any of the movies, you definitely should. We have tried to mix up various genres and not adhere to a specific one. We are on our way to watch all of these movies for sure. In case, we missed your favorite south Indian movie, we are extremely sorry, and do let us know your favorite movie and your views in the comment section below.