Every year South Indian film industry produces big budget and mega starrer movies that leave us waiting with bated breath for them to hit the big screen. With a number of massive budget movies lined up this year, we wonder which South actor will be called the King of 2017? They are all charming, popular and have fantastic acting abilities. Some of them, despite being over the age of 50-60, give the younger actors a run for their money. The fan following and the star status that these actors have achieved over the years is simply mind blowing. So we wonder who will rule this year!
RajinikanthThe Thalaivaa manages to excite every movie lover each year when he announces a movie. As we saw last year when the immensely popular movie Kabali was announced, the frenzy and the fever that gripped the whole nation and even fans abroad reached another level. With airlines announcing special flights for the fans wanting to catch the first-day-first-show of the movie and reports of a few offices being shut on the day of its release, Kabali fever ran high all through 2016. This year, we will see the same craze and excitement among fans when the movie 2.0 directed by Shankar releases. This movie is, without a doubt, one of the most awaited movies of 2017. With the Khiladi Akshay Kumar playing the role of the antagonist and the super-sexy Amy Jackson starring in it, 2.0 could possibly result in Rajinikanth ruling the year 2017. Let's wait till Diwali to find out.
AjithThala Ajith who is making a comeback to the big screen with the movie Vivegam after a one year gap will surely have his mind set on the crown. The actor was last seen in the movie Vedalam, which released in 2015. Thala Ajith is set to recreate the same magic in 2017 with director Siva who also directed the blockbuster movie Vedalam. From what we see on the first look poster of Vivegam aka Thala57, the actor looks like he is all set to kick some ass this year.
VijayIlayathalapathy Vijay who has already had a big release this year- Bairavaa – will be looking to regain the throne with the help of th director Atlee who gave us the massive hit Theri last year. The yet untitled film, which is popularly known among his fans as Vijay 61, will be a movie to look forward to!
MohanlalMohanlal who has been having quite an amazing run at the box office for some time now will be looking to do the same with his upcoming movie 1971 Beyond Borders. From the immense success of his 2013 movie Drishyam, Mohanlal has been giving us nothing but hits. Back-to-back hits like Oppam, Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol and Pulimurugan
MammoottyThe Great Father is a film Mammookka fans will look forward to. After giving duds like Kasaba and White, the actor and his fans will surely await the box office result of The Great Father. The first look poster and the teaser of the movie give us the same feel that his super hit 2007 action – thriller Big B did.
Kiccha SudeepThe Sandalwood superstar, Kiccha who has had a stunning 2016 with movies like Kottigoba 2 and Mukunda Murari doing really well, will be looking forward to doing the same with the movie Hebbuli, which also stars the beautiful and talented Amala Paul.
PrabhasThe level of success the movie Baahubali: The Beginning achieved is something that actors only dream of. So the sequel Baahubali : The Conclusion will have fans having huge expectations from.
Baahubali, directed by Rajamouli, did give Rana the stardom that his other movies failed to give him. With the mega starrer and big budget movie like The Ghazi Attack aka Ghazi releasing this week, the actor will be in the race to grab the crown too.
Nivin PaulyThe actor who has managed to grab attention and have a huge fan base will be looking to rule 2017 with his upcoming movies Moothon, Hey Jude and Richie. The actor is considered to be the most bankable from among the younger lot of actors in Malayalam industry and will be foraying into Tamil film industry soon, with the movie Richie.
Who do you think will rule the South Indian roost this year? Comment below and let us know!