The second half of 2017 has started with a bang for the entire South Indian film industry. We saw a release of 50+ movies in the month of July. There were blockbusters, sleeper hits, and a few flops. The biggest hits were Ninnu Kori, Fidaa, Vikram Vedha and Sunday Holiday. All the four movies were praised for their unusual narrative. Ondu Motteya Kathe was a surprise hit. The debutant director (who is also the lead) Raj B. Shetty subtly expressed that a love story doesn't require beautiful faces. It requires beautiful emotions which have the potential to touch our heart. On the other hand, films like Tiyaan, Patel SIR, Gemini Ganeshanum Surili Raajanum and Nibunan disappointed us. The sleeper hits of the month were Operational Alamelamma, Pandigai and Dandupalya 2. The month of August is no different as we had 10+ releases in the first week itself. And, in the second week, we have nearly 15 releases. Let’s take a look at few films which should be on your to-watch list for the weekend.
Velai Illa Pattadhari 2
Dhanush is back again as Raghuvaran. This time, he is directed by sister-in-law Soundarya Rajinikanth. Another major highlight is Kajol will be his adversary who is making a comeback in Tamil films after 20 years.
After the success of 36 Vayadhinile, Jyothika will again feature in a woman-oriented film. And, it’s not a typical film, which propagates feminism, rather it’s about a fun-filled road trip that Jyothika, Urvashi, Bhanupriya and Saranya Ponvannan undertake.
Podhuvaga En Manasu Thangam
Udhayanidhi Stalin is ready to make up to the audience for the disastrous Saravanan Irukka Bayamaen. Will Podhuvaga En Manasu Thangam help him achieve that? Let's wait and watch.
The film has been in the making stage for more than a year now and finally getting released this Friday. This Andrea Jeremiah and Vasanth Ravi starrer film draws our attention on why men struggle to understand the mind of an empowered woman. Interesting plot. Isn't it?
Nene Raju Nene Mantri
After grabbing eyeballs as Bhallaladeva globally in Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, Rana Daggubati is ready with the second release of the year. Kajal Aggarwal and Catherine Tresa are the female leads in this political thriller.
Lie would be an interesting watch as according to the director, characters keep telling lies to each other and these lies have consequences. Nithiin and Megha Akash are in the lead roles. Arjun Sarja plays the antagonist in this Hanu Raghavapudi directorial.
Jaya Janaki Nayaka
It's a romantic action film with Bellamkonda Sreenivas, Rakul Preet Singh, Pragya Jaiswal in the lead roles. Jagapathi Babu appears in an extended cameo. The music is composed by Devi Sri Prasad. This one is for romantic film lovers.
Ratheish Kumar is making his debut with Thrissivaperoor Kliptham. The film has already garnered a lot of attention and audiences are looking forward to its unique plot and promising star cast that includes Asif Ali, Shilpi Sharma, Aparna Balamurali, Chemban Vinod Jose, and Baburaj.
Honey Bee 2.5
With Honey Bee 2.5, the younger brother of Asif Ali, Aksar will make his debut. The plot of the film is connected with Honey Bee 2 and was parallelly shot with it. The film is scripted by Lal and is directed by Shaiju.
Shivarajkumar starrer, Mass Leader is one of the most hyped Kannada movies of the year. After a long time, Shivarajkumar will be seen as an army officer. Pranitha Subhash is playing the female lead.
Other South Indian films that releases this weekend are Maayavan, Thappu Thanda, Kurangu Bommai, Clint, E- The Movie, and Y (Malayalam). Which among these films is your pick? Let us know in the comment section.