Top 5 South-Indian Movies to Release in 2023

The ‘South Indian film industry’ has now overtaken the Bollywood film industry. Fans are watching Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam movies (Hindi dubbed) 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, Vikram, Pushpa and other movies, pan-India films are flying. Let’s take a look at the South Indian mega-budget films set to release in 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 a movie about Lord Rama and his battle against the demon king Ravana. Prabhas will be portraying the character of Lord Rama, while Saif Ali Khan will play the role of the antagonist, Ravana. The film aims to bring a new perspective to the epic tale and showcase the battle between good and evil on a grand scale. The film is based on the Hindu epic, Ramayana.


Release Date: 10 August, 2023
Star Cast: Rajinikanth, Shiva Rajkumar, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Tamanna
Release Date: August 11, 2023
Director: Nelson Dilipkumar
Budget: 200 crores INR

Rajinikanth’s professional rival Kamal Haasan made a stunning comeback with ‘Vikram.’ The film made more than ₹430 crores at the box office and was declared a massive blockbuster in all regions. Rajinikanth’s 2018 mega grosser ‘2.0’ reportedly failed to fetch profits for the producers. This is 169th film of Rajinikanth. A dreaded gangster along with his men decides to form a plan to escape from prison. After forming the plan, the gang tries to escape, only for them to confront an experienced strict jailer.

Pushpa 2

Release Date: December 16, 2023
Star Cast: Allu Arjun, Fahadh Faasil and Rashmika Mandanna
Budget: 350 Crore Indian Rupees
Director: Sukumar
Producer: Naveen Yerneni, Y. Ravi Shankar and Rohit Sangwan

Pushpa 2: The Rule is an upcoming Indian Telugu-language action drama film written and directed by Sukumar. It is a sequel to the 2021 film Pushpa: The Rise. A labourer named Pushpa (Allu Arjun) makes enemies as he rises in the world of red sandalwood smuggling. However, violence erupts when the police attempt to bring down his illegal business. The film was commercially successful, grossing ₹350 crore-₹373 crore at the box office. It became the highest-grossing Indian film of 2021.

Indian 2

Release Date: October 1, 2023
Star Cast: Kamal Haasan, Rakul Preet Singh, Nayanthara, Kajal Aggarwal
Budget: 250 Crore Indian Rupees
Director: S. Shankar
Producer: Udhayanidhi Stalin and A Subaskaran

Kamal Haasan is about to complete the shooting for ‘Indian 2.’ The film is about a hero, who eliminates corruption from the system by killing the corrupt bureaucrats. Indian was released on 9 May 1996 worldwide and opened to high critical acclaim on the way to becoming a major commercial success at the box office. It became the highest-grossing Tamil film of all time and also the first film from Tamil and South India to gross 50 crores at the worldwide box office.

Project K

Release Date: 12 January 2024
Star Cast: Prabhas, Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan
Budget: 500 Crore Indian Rupees
Director: Nag Ashwin
Producer: C. Aswani Dutt

Project K’ follows the story of a modern-day avatar of Vishnu, a Hindu god, who is believed to have descended to earth to protect the world from evil forces. ‘Project K’ is an upcoming sci-fi action drama starring Prabhas and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles. The film is a sci-fi thriller and is based on time travel according to sources. Now reports are coming that Project K is inspired by Hollywood projects.

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