Top South Indian Movies To Watch Out For In 2019

Another year has gone by and another set of mind-blowing South Indian movies have made history at the box-office. Movies like Dhanush’s Vada Chennai, Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha’s 96, Fahadh and Aishwarya’s Varathan, Yash’s KGF and Keerthy Suresh’s Mahanati are some of the top South films that have impressed us in 2018. With a whole year ahead of us, we wonder if the 2019 South Indian movies would be more stunning than the ones that released in 2018. If you need a film calendar for 2019 South movies, then you are at the right place.


An out-an-out mass film, Yajamana is the big Darshan Thoogudeep film Sandalwood fans have been waiting for. Releasing on 1st March, 2019, Yajamana also stars Rashmika Mandana, Dhananjay, Thakur Anoop Singh, and others. Challenging Star Darshan Thogudeep looks menacing in his beefed up avatar in the trailer that has gotten everyone’s attention. Will this be the big Kannada hit of the year 2019? Let’s wait and watch!


Nandamuri Kalyan Ram’s new film 118 is all set for a release on 1st March, 2019.  The 118 trailer saw the plot revolve around actress Nivetha Thomas. An action-packed thriller, Nandamuri Kalyan looks to find a hidden truth throughout the trailer. the movie also stars actress Shalini Pandey of Arjun Reddy fame.


This Suriya Sivakumar Tamil film has been delayed for the longest time now. But according to recent reports and social media rumors, NGK may have a grand release in 2019. Directed by Selvaraghavan, this political drama also stars Rakul Preet and Sai Pallavi.


A KV Anand action-thriller, this is another most-awaited Suriya film of 2019. Kaappaan also stars Mohanlal who will be making an appearance in Tamil cinema after his role in the 2014 movie Jilla. Kaappaan poster was shared on 1st January and from the poster, it looks like Suriya will be playing the role of a bodyguard or an NSG officer. According to reports, he will be protecting the Prime Minister of the nation whose character will be essayed by Mohanlal. The film also stars Arya.

Super Deluxe

Vijay Sethupathi has had a dream run in the past few years. Being part of blockbuster movies like 96, Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, and Vikram Vedha among others, he has proved why he is called Makkal Selvan. He is one of the few Tamil actors whose film choices are amazing. Vijay Sethupathi plays the role of Shilpa, a transgender in this Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s film. A very different and unique role for any star of his calibre, this will be an exciting movie to watch in theatres. The film also stars other big stars like Samantha Ruth Akkineni and Fahadh Faasil.


Probably one of the most awaited Telugu films of 2019, Maharshi stars Mahesh Babu. Fondly known as the Prince of Tollywood, Mahesh’s new film was to release on 5th April, 2019 but it has now been pushed to 25th April, 2019. Also starring Pooja Hegde, Maharshi is directed by Vamsi Paidipally and jointly produced by Sri Venkateswara Creations, Vyjayanthi Movies and PVP Cinema.


Directed by Sarjun KM and produced by Kotapadi J Rajesh, this is a horror thriller starring superstar Nayanthara. If the Airaa teaser is anything to go by then the film will definitely send chills down your spine. Airaa was supposed to release during Christmas last year but now the release date has been pushed and there is no confirmed date as of now.


It is a sports drama focusing on a cricketer named Arjun (Nani) who recognizes his talent very late in his career. Jersey has created a huge interest in it after the release of its teaser. In a cricket-crazy country like India, Jersey has what it takes to be a blockbuster. Directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, Jersey will release in April 2019.


A lot is riding on this movie for superstar Prabhas. The actor who became everyone’s darling after the magnum opus Baahubali will be looking forward to having yet another successful film. Directed by Sujeeth, this is one of the costliest Telugu films. Made on a whopping budget of Rs. 300 crore, Saaho is set for a release on 15th August, 2019. This action-thriller also stars Shraddha Kapoor, who will be making her debut in South Indian cinema with Saaho.

Love Action Drama

This Malayalam film will bring Nivin Pauly and Nayanthara together for the first time ever. Two of the biggest superstars in their own right, this is a combo we can’t wait to see on the big-screen. Nivin had two good movies in 2018, Kayamkulam Kochunni and Hey Jude, while Nayanathara had Kolamaavu Kokila and Imaikka Nodigal to her credit last year. Directed by Dhyan Sreenivasan, there are not many updates yet about Love Action Drama.


A Prithviraj Sukumaran directorial, Lucifer is the most-awaited Malayalam film of 2019. Starring everyone’s favorite Mohanlal, Lucifer created quite a stir on the internet when this project was announced. It’s not just Mohanlal, actor-director Prithviraj has roped in Manju Warrier, Vivek Oberoi, Indrajith Sukumaran, and Tovino Thomas for this project. Produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas, Lucifer is touted to release in March.

Keep checking this space for more updates!

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