Festivals are an auspicious time to release films in the Tamil film industry. And every festival gives us several big releases that star popular actors. Earlier this year, we had Shankar’s magnum opus I that released during the festive week of Pongal. The film attracted a wide audience thanks to its genre- it was a mix of fantasy and drama. Masss which starred Suriya in the lead, released on May 1st, making it another film to draw a large crowd on a national holiday. Films like Ajith’s Yennai Arindhaal, and Kamal Haasan’s Papanasam didn’t open on festive days, but still had the audience flocking to the theatres. This may be because these films star popular actors. October is going to see many such films coming out. Let’s have look at the list of releases for next month:

Unarguably the biggest release of the month. The expectations from Puli’s release are sky-high. Directed by Chimbudevan, Puli features a plethora of stars, such as Illayathalapathy Vijay, Sridevi, Hansika and Shruti Haasan. And since it is a fantasy-drama, fans and film lovers have christened it Baahubali’s successor. Will it live up to the hype? We can’t wait to find out!
Naanum Rowdydhaan
When Vijay Sethupathi expressed that he’s a fan of actress Nayantara, and wished to be paired with her, everybody began speculating about the arrival of a fresh on-screen pair. Debut director Vignesh Shivan made this happen. His film Naanum Rowdydhaan stars the two actors, and is touted to be one of the most-awaited films of this season. Anirudh Ravichander’s music is another highlight of this film.
The film is a Tamil/Telugu bilingual historical film, based on the life of Rudhramadevi– one of the prominent rulers of the Kakatiya dynasty in the Deccan Plateau. Starring Anushka Shetty, Rana Daggubati and Allu Arjun, this film is touted to be the next big period film in the Telugu film industry. So, after the success of Baahubali, the Telugu film industry is eagerly looking forward to the release of this period drama.
Inji Iduppazhagi/Size Zero
With an interesting trailer and innovative online promotions, the buzz around this film has picked up pace. Starring Anushka and Arya, this bilingual flick revolves around an obese person, and how she finds love. Anushka is a pro at transforming into distinct characters for her films, and she repeats the same magic in this film as well. 
10 Endradhukulla
Kollywood has never had a full-fledged travel movie, but 10 Enradhukulla is here to change that. Touted as an action-thriller, this film is said to have some spectacular stunts. It stars Vikram and Samantha, and has been directed by Vijay Milton of Goli Soda fame.