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Top 25 Upcoming South Indian Movies You Can’t-Miss in 2024

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Move over, Bollywood! There’s a new wave of storytelling washing over the country, and it’s coming from the vibrant shores of South India. 2024 is shaping up to be a landmark year for South Indian cinema, with a blockbuster lineup promising visual marvels, unique narratives, and also chartbuster music that will leave you breathless.

So, from the awe-inspiring landscapes of Kerala to the pulsating heart of Chennai, each South Indian film release this year is a celebration of diversity, artistic brilliance, and pure cinematic magic. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just looking for a fresh cinematic experience, South Indian movies have something for everyone.

So, let’s dive into the top 25 upcoming South Indian movies that will set your 2024 ablaze.

Upcoming South Indian Movies 2024

1. Hanu Man

Director – Prasanth Varma
Starring – Teja Sajja, Amritha Aiyer
Release Date – Jan 12, 2024

“Hanu Man” is an upcoming superhero movie in Telugu, written and directed by Prasanth Varma. Produced by Primeshow Entertainment, the film stars Teja Sajja, Amritha Aiyer, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, and Vinay Rai in key roles. The story unfolds in the fictional village of Anjanadri. Moreover, it will be the first film of the Prasanth Varma Cinematic Universe (PVCU) followed by Adhira (2023).

2- Saindhav

Top 25 Upcoming South Indian Movies You Can't-Miss in 2024

Director – Sailesh Kolanu
Starring – Venkatesh, Shraddha Srinath
Release Date – Jan 13, 2023

“Saindhav” is another upcoming South Indian action thriller featuring Venkatesh Daggubati, Shraddha Srinath, Ruhani Sharma, Andrea Jeremiah, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in key roles. The film is directed by Sailesh Kolanu, renowned for his work on “HIT 1” and also “HIT 2”, and produced by Venkat Boyanapalli under the Niharika Entertainment banner.

3- Captain Miller

Director – Arun Matheswaran
Starring – Dhanush & Priyanka Mohan
Release Date – January

“Captain Miller” is an upcoming historical action-adventure film in Tamil, written and directed by Arun Matheswaran. The lead role is played by Dhanush, with prominent roles by Shiva Rajkumar, Sundeep Kishan, Priyanka Arul Mohan, and also John Kokken. Additionally, the movie is produced by Sendhil and Arjun Thyagarajan under the banner of Sathya Jyothi Films.

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4- Merry Christmas

Director – Sriram Raghavan
Starring – Katrina Kaif, Vijay Sethupathi, Sanjay Kapoor, Radhika Saranath
Release Date – January 12, 2024

“Merry Christmas” is a captivating neo-noir thriller directed by the acclaimed Sriram Raghavan and also starring the powerhouse duo of Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi. The film, simultaneously made in Hindi and Tamil, takes viewers on a suspenseful journey through a fateful Christmas Eve night in Mumbai.

5- Ayalaan

Director – R. Ravikumar
Starring – Sivakarthikeyan, Rakul Preet Singh, Karunakaran, Yogi Babu, Sharad Kelkar, Isha Koppikar
Release Date – 12 January 2024

Ayalaan, the upcoming Tamil sci-fi comedy written and directed by R. Ravikumar, is gearing up to blast off and take you on a hilarious ride through the cosmos.

Also, marking Ravikumar’s second directorial venture after the 2015 sci-fi hit “Indru Netru Naalai,” Ayalaan has already generated major buzz with its teaser trailer. Packed with witty dialogues, slapstick humor, and glimpses of impressive special effects, the film promises to be a laugh-a-minute adventure.

6- Bagheera

Director – Dr. Suri
Starring – Srii Murali, Rukmini Vasanth, Nassar, Prabhu Deva, Srikanth
Release Date –Expected on 26th January 2024

Bagheera is an upcoming Kannada movie by one of the most successful production houses, Hombale Films. The production house has teamed up with the director Prashanth Neel once again. Bagheera is also a big-budget Pan India Film.

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Top Upcoming South Indian Movies in February 2024

7- Eagle

Director – Karthik Gattamneni
Starring – Ravi Teja, Anupama Parameswaran, Navdeep
Release Date – 9th February 2024

Eagle is an upcoming Telugu-language action thriller film written and directed by cinematographer Karthik Gattamneni, making his second directorial outing after Surya vs Surya (2015). Further, it is produced by T. G. Vishwa Prasad and Vivek Kuchibhotla, under People Media Factory. The plot of Eagle revolves around a retired army officer, played by Ravi Teja, who is drawn back into action after a series of mysterious events. The film promises high-octane action sequences and also a gripping storyline.

Top Upcoming South Indian Movies in March 2024

8- Double ISmart

Top 25 Upcoming South Indian Movies You Can't-Miss in 2024

Director – Puri Jagannadh
Starring – Ram Pothineni, Sanjay Dutt
Release Date – March 8, 2024.

Double ISmart is an action romantic movie directed by Puri Jagannadh. The movie casts Ram Pothineni in the main lead role.  The film is produced by Puri Jagannadh, Charmme Kaur.  Under Puri Connects banner.  Double iSmart the sequel to the 2019 sci-fi blockbuster hit iSmart Shankar.  Release Date Double iSmart will have a Pan India release. It will release in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and also Hindi languages for Maha Shivaratri.

Top Upcoming South Indian Movies in April 2024

9. Devara

Top 25 Upcoming South Indian Movies You Can't-Miss in 2024

Director – Koratala Siva
Starring – Jr. NTR & Janhvi Kapoor
Release Date – April 05, 2024

Under the direction of Koratala Siva, Jr. NTR’s upcoming film, following SS Rajamouli’s RRR, is set to hit the screens in the summer of 2023. The film, currently in production with the working title “Devara,” stars Janhvi Kapoor as the female lead, while Saif Ali Khan takes on the role of the antagonist.

10. Game Changer

Top 25 Upcoming South Indian Movies You Can't-Miss in 2024

Director – S. Shankar
Starring – Ram Charan & Kiara Advani
Release Date – 2024

“Game Changer,” is another upcoming South Indian movie- directed by S. Shankar, features Ram Charan and Kiara Advani in the lead roles. The story, penned by Karthik Subbaraj, also includes a talented ensemble cast with Anjali, Jayaram, Sunil, Srikanth, and Naveen Chandra in supporting roles. Additionally, S. Thaman is set to compose the film’s music.

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11. Thangalam

Top 25 Upcoming South Indian Movies You Can't-Miss in 2024

Director – Pa. Ranjith
Starring – ‘Chiyaan’ Vikram, Parvathy
Release Date – Tentative April 2024

Thangalaan, an action-packed entertainer, is scheduled to be filmed in both 2D and 3D formats. The film features the stunning Malavika Mohanan in a supporting role, while the exceptionally talented Parvathy takes on the lead female character. Directed by Pa. Ranjith, the storyline unfolds against the historical backdrop of the Kolar Gold Mines during the pre-independence era of the 19th century.

Top Upcoming South Indian Movies in April 2024

12. Kalki 2898 AD

Top 25 Upcoming South Indian Movies You Can't-Miss in 2024

Director – Nag Ashwin
Starring – Prabhas & Deepika Padukone
Release Date – May 9, 2024

Prabhas, also popularly known as ‘Rebel Star,’ is set to star in multiple mega movies, and his next project is a collaboration with director Nag Ashwin. In this upcoming South Indian film, Prabhas will share the screen with Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone. Titled ‘Kalki 2898 AD,’ the movie is a futuristic time-travel venture that promises to showcase visuals on a scale never before seen in Indian cinema

Top Upcoming South Indian Movies in August 2024

13. Pushpa 2: The Rule

Top 25 Upcoming South Indian Movies You Can't-Miss in 2024

Director – Sukumar
Starring – Allu Arjun, Rashmika Mandanna
Release Date – 15 August 2024

So, after the success of the action-packed crime film ‘Pushpa,’ a sequel titled ‘Pushpa 2’ is in the works. The Telugu movie will feature Allu Arjun, Rashmika Mandanna, Vijay Sethupathi, and also Sai Pallavi in prominent roles.

So, these are some of the upcoming South Indian Movies whose released dates are released. Let’s have a look at some other best upcoming South Indian movies

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Other Best Upcoming South Indian Movies- 2024

14. Indian 2

Director – S. Shankar
Starring – Nayanthara, Kajal Aggarwal, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Nedumudi Venu, and also Rakul Preet Singh
Release Date – Diwali 2024

The legendary actor and icon of South Indian cinema, Kamal Haasan, is set to reunite with director Shankar after a hiatus of 25 years for their much-anticipated project, ‘Indian 2.’ This Tamil movie, slated for release around Diwali 2024, is anticipated to deliver a blockbuster. The star-studded cast includes Nayanthara, Kajal Aggarwal, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Nedumudi Venu, and also Rakul Preet Singh.

15. Kantara: Chapter 1

The popular movie ‘Kantara’ is getting a prequel in 2024 called ‘Kantara: Chapter 1.’ It will reveal the backstory of the 2022 mythological thriller. The release date for the movie is not announced yet.

16. Hari Hara Veera Mallu

Top 25 Upcoming South Indian Movies You Can't-Miss in 2024

Director – Krish Jagarlamudi
Starring – Pawan Kalyan, Niddhi Agerwal, Arjun Rampal, Jacqueline Fernandez
Release Date – 2024

One of the upcoming South Indian movies is “Hari Hara Veera Mallu,” an action-adventure drama directed by Krish Jagarlamudi. The film narrates the life of the legendary outlaw Veera Mallu and also features Pawan Kalyan in the lead role. The cast also includes Nidhhi Agerwal, Arjun Rampal, and Nargis Fakhri. Set against the backdrop of the 17th century during the Mughal Empire, the movie promises to be an engaging historical tale.

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17. Thug Life

Top 25 Upcoming South Indian Movies You Can't-Miss in 2024

Director – Mani Ratnam
Starring – Kamal Haasan, Trisha, Dulquer Salmaan
Release Date – 2024

Following the success of “Vikram,” there are high expectations for Kamal Haasan’s upcoming projects. Hence, the collaboration of two legends, Kamal Haasan and Mani Ratnam, has the potential to replicate the success of “Vikram.”

18. Adhira

Director – Prasanth Varma
Starring – Kalyan Dasari
Release Date – 2024

Adhira” is an upcoming Telugu-language superhero film written and directed by Prasanth Varma. Produced by Primeshow Entertainment, the film stars Kalyan Dasari in the lead role. This movie also marks the second installment in the Prasanth Varma Cinematic Universe (PVCU)

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19. Kanguva

Top 25 Upcoming South Indian Movies You Can't-Miss in 2024

Director – ‘Siruthai’ Siva
Starring – Suriya & Disha Patani
Release Date – 2024

Suriya’s upcoming South Indian movie, directed by ‘Siruthai’ Siva, is scheduled for release in 2024. Following his remarkable performance in Kamal Haasan’s “Vikram,” Suriya will share the screen with Bollywood actress Disha Patani in this film. Additionally, the project is now aiming for a release in 10 languages.

20. The India House

Director – Ram Vamsi Krishna
Starring – Nikhil Siddharth & Anupam Kher
Release Date – 2024

“India House” is based on a forgotten chapter in Indian history, narrating the epic journey of Veer Savarkar in London during the pre-independence era. The star cast of the film includes Nikhil Siddharth and also Anupam Kher in the main lead roles.

21. Swayambhu

Director – Bharat Krishnamachari
Starring – Nikhil Siddharth & Samyuktha
Release Date – 2024

“Swayambhu” follows the story of an emperor who ushered in a golden age in history. The star cast of the film includes Nikhil Siddharth and also Samyuktha in the primary lead roles.

22. Ajayante Randam Moshanam

Top 25 Upcoming South Indian Movies You Can't-Miss in 2024
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Director – Jitin Lal
Starring – Tovino Thomas, Krithi Shetty
Release Date – 2024

Tovino Thomas is set to take on his first triple role in the upcoming drama “Ajayante Randam Moshanam.” Directed by debutant Jitin Lal, Thomas will portray the characters of Maniyan, Ajayan, and also Kunjikelu in the film. The leading ladies in the movie include ‘South Indian Sensation’ Krithi Shetty, Aishwarya Rajesh, and also Surabhi Lakshmi.

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23. Martin

Director – AP Arjun
Starring – Dhruva Sarja, Addhuri, Bahaddur, Bharjari
Release Date – 2024

“Martin” is anticipated to be a high-octane South Indian action entertainer directed by AP Arjun. The film is set to release in Kannada, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and also Malayalam versions. The impactful teaser for “Martin” was released on February 24, 2023.

24. Richard Anthony

Director – Rakshit Shetty
Starring – Rakshit Shetty
Release Date – 2024

Following the consecutive successes of SSE 1 and 2, Rakshit Shetty is set to star in “Richard Anthony.” The film is said to be based on Rakshit’s character from “Ulidavre Kandante,” as announced two years ago. Additionally, produced by Hombale Films, known for KGF and Salaar, the movie is eagerly anticipated.

25. G.O.A.T.

Top 25 Upcoming South Indian Movies You Can't-Miss in 2024

Director – Venkat Prabhu
Starring – Thalapathy Vijay, Prabhu Deva, Prashanth, Ajmal Ameer
Release Date – 2024

Three impactful posters from ‘The Greatest of All Time (GOAT)’ have been released, indicating that the film is a grand-scale drama. The latest poster features Prabhu Deva, Vijay, Prashanth, and also Ajmal, each holding guns in hand, adding to the anticipation surrounding the movie.

Let’s wrap up: Upcoming South Indian Movies 2024

This is just a glimpse into the vibrant tapestry of South Indian cinema yet to come in 2024. So, let the countdown begin, the anticipation build, and prepare to be enthralled by the power of stories that transcend borders and languages. The South Indian film industry is ready to leave its mark, and we can’t wait to see what unfolds.

FAQs on Upcoming South Indian Movies 2024

Q. What is the next big South movie release date?

A. South’s next big movie Bagheera is confirmed for 26 January 2024.

Q. When is Pushpa 2 releasing?

A. Pushpa 2 is a big release. It will release on August 15, 2024.

Q. What is the next big South Indian movie?

A. Guntur Kaaram, Devera, Captain Miller, Ayalaan, Game Changer and also others to be released in Jan 2024.

Q. What is the most awaited South movie of 2024?

A: Pushpa 2

Q: What is the No 1 movie in South India?

A: Highest-Grossing:

  • All-time: 1. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017) 2. RRR (2022) also 3. K.G.F: Chapter 2 (2022)
  • 2023: Leo (III)

Q: Who is South No 1 famous actor?

A: Iconic living legend and superstar Rajinikanth

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