The year 2015 gave us blockbuster films. The big-budget film Baahubali created (broke) records. Films like Srimanthudu and Premam trended, while others won appreciation. The year was good for big-budget films. 2016 has arrived, and it brings promising films. Looks like this year will be exciting as well. Rajinikanth's 2.0 and S.S. Rajamouli's Baahubali are currently in the making and the makers says that the films will release in 2017, respectively. We bring you an accurate list of South Indian films that we are looking forward to watching in 2016. They include Rajinikanth's Kabali and Vijay's Theri.
1. Kabali (Tamil)
2016 will be the year in which Rajinikanth will feature as a gangster in the film Kabali. The film has been in the news ever since the project was announced, and fans can't wait for this film to hit the theatres. Director Pa. Ranjith, who previously directed Madras, has promised to showcase superstar in a whole different avatar.
2. Sardar Gabbar Singh (Telugu)
Sardar Gabbar Singh starring Pawan Kalyan in the lead is a sequel to the highly-successful film Gabbar Singh that released in 2012. Apart from producing this film, Pawan Kalyan has also penned the story and screenplay. Thereby, making it one huge reason for his fans to watch this action entertainer. Kajal Aggarwal and Rai Laxmi will also be seen in this film.
3. Theri (Tamil)
Vijay has teamed-up with Raja Rani director Atlee for Theri, which will be his first film of this year. With Puli failing to create a mark, 2015 was a dull year for the actor. This is why fans have high expectations from Theri. Two popular actresses – Amy Jackson and Samantha – are also a part of this film.
4. Brahmotsavam (Telugu)
Mahesh Babu's Srimanthudu was one of Tollywood cinema's top-grossing films in 2015. His fans are anticipating the release of what his next film, Brahmotsavam, has to offer. The film stars a galore of A-list stars, including Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Pranitha Subhash. Revathi, Sathyaraj and Jayasudha will be seen in pivotal roles.
5. S3 – Singam 3 (Tamil)
Director Hari and Suriya return with their extremely popular film franchise – Singam. Suriya and Anushka will reprise their roles in this film as well, while Shruti Haasan will be an addition to this film. Harris Jayaraj replaces Devi Sri Prasad as the music director of this film. We're sure it'll be loaded with triple the action and thrill.
6. 24 (Tamil)
Suriya will be seen in another film this year. Directed by Vikram Kumar (of Manam fame), '24' will be a sci-fi film that deals with the concept of time travel. The first look posters have created a lot of hype around the film and fans are pretty confident that this will be Suriya's best movie in 2016. Samantha will be seen playing the female lead in this film. The duo earlier starred together in Anjaan.
7. Nannaku Prematho (Telugu)
Jr. NTR fans can rejoice, as his 25th film Nannaku Prematho, will release in 2016. Directed by Sukumar, this film promises an engaging family drama that highlights the relationship between a father and his son. The actor's new look in the film is being appreciated and loved by his fans.
8. Action Hero Biju (Malayalam)
Let's admit it: Nivin Pauly was the most sensational star of 2015. Thanks to his film Premam, his popularity has reached new heights. Now, the actor is all geared up for his next release – Action Hero Biju. Nivin Pauly will be seen playing the role of a police officer. It will be interesting to see the kind of films he will feature in this year.
9. Pavada (Malayalam)
With Amar, Akbar Anthony and Ennu Ninte Moideen turning out to be top grossers in 2015, Prithiviraj was another favourite star of the previous year. His first release in 2016, will be Pavada. The actor will be seen playing the role of a die-hard fan of the Kollywood actor, Vijay. The film also stars Anoop Menon and Maniyanpilla Raju in lead roles.
Which films are you looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below.