Move Over Bollywood, Here’s Why We’re Obsessed With Movies From South India RN!

KanupriyaKanupriya  |  Jan 10, 2022
Move Over Bollywood, Here’s Why We’re Obsessed With Movies From South India RN!


Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna starrer Pushpa: The Rise is creating a major buzz among the viewers right now. The Telugu action movie released on December 17 and follows the journey of a coolie, who becomes a dangerous smuggler. Even if you have not watched the movie yet (you should, asap), you must have heard its song, Saami Saami. It’s all over our Instagram feed and we’re loving its catchy beats. Janvhi Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor recently watched the film and had amazing things to say about it. The actor took to his Instagram handle and wrote, “Pushpa is not a film. It’s an experience, a juggernaut of attitude intensity and coolness put together in one smooth poetic motion picture…”

The four major film industries of the southern region of India—Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada—has a massive fan following and for all the right reasons. From brilliant actors to compelling stories, the southern part of the country is producing one fab film after the other and we’re loving every bit of it. Here are the reasons why movies from south India are all the rage right now.

7 Reasons Why Movies From South India Should Be On Your Watchlist RN

Recently, several movies like Sarileru Neekevvaru, starring Mahesh Babu, and Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, starring Alla Arjun, have entered the 200 crores club worldwide. Here’s why movies from south India are performing so well at the box office and are being loved by people all over the world.

Sorry Bollywood, But The OG Is Always Better


Several upcoming Bollywood movies including Shahid Kapoor’s Jersey and Hrithik Roshan’s Vikram Vedha are remakes of famous films from South India. From Drishyam to Hera Pheri, B-town has remade many popular Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada movies in Hindi over the years. TBH, but most of the OGs are far better than the remakes!

The Songs, OMG The Songs!

Just like movies, many popular Hindi songs are also inspired by music from south India. From tracks like Kannazhaga from the movie 3 to Ghilli’s Appadi Podu, the film industries of the southern region of India have some of the best dancing and romantic numbers. You might not understand the lyrics, but the language should never be a barrier when it comes to appreciating art, right?

All That Dishum Dishum Is Supaaa Impressive


Movies from south India have some of the best action sequences and there are no two ways about it. The sound and VFX effects in action dramas are hella impressive and we love to watch the protagonist smash fifty goons at once. Are these scenes OTT at times? Of course. Do we still love them? Hell yeah!

Amazing Storylines & Twists

There’s a reason why Bollywood filmmakers are always keen to get copyrights of famous movies produced by the film industries of South India—because they have amazing scripts. These stories are gripping, the character arcs are carefully crafted and they are directed in the most entertaining way.

Talented AF Actors


Apart from the brilliant narratives, what makes these movies truly amazing is their star cast. The actors not only leave us impressed with their realistic acting skills but also blow our minds with their versatility.

Larger Than Life Characters

From protagonists to antagonists, most of the characters in these movies are larger than life. While the villains are shown as the most powerful beings, the heroes are portrayed as superhumans. While all of this can be quite extra at times, the Indian audience loves to watch dramas that can make them forget their mundane lives for a while.

Kaafi Experimental


From supernatural, paranormal and romance to action, thriller and comedy, the film industries of South India are an ocean of content. The filmmakers are always thriving to come up with different and new narratives. If you’re bored of the regular guy-saves-the-girl kinda films, then you need to watch recent movies like Master (Tamil-language action drama), Dear Comrade (Telugu-language romantic drama), and 96 (Tamil-language romantic flick).

We hope we gave you enough reasons to start binge-watching these movies from the South India stat!

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