In terms of box office revenue, South Indian Industry is far overtaken Bollywood in the year 2022. RRR, KGF-2, Vikram, and Ponniyin Selvan: Part One were the four South Indian movies to gross 400 crores this year. We can say 2022 is for the South film Industry.
Here, we’re highlighting south Indian movies that generated a ton of buzz before they were released and then broke over at the box office. Numerous movies on the list were also released in dubbed Hindi versions, which were highly accepted by viewers in the north and eventually beat the careers of Bollywood superstars. Additionally, it includes films whose earnings increased as a result of positive word-of-mouth from the public.
See the list of the top 15 South Indian films of 2022 ranked by audience opinion, financial performance, rating, and critical praise.
IMDb Rating: 9.1/10
Box Office Collection (WW): 370 Cr** and counting
On September 30, Kantara, a big hit, was released in theaters. The movie was a national success and, after KGF2, became the second-highest-grossing Kannada movie of all time. The film was written, directed, and acted in by Rishab Shetty. Vijay Kiragandur’s Hombale Films, the banner behind which the behemoth KGF 2 was produced, provided the funding. Additionally, it comes in first place among the top 250 Indian films on IMDb. The movie is based on a unique concept of kul Devta.
2- PONNIYIN SELVAN: PART ONE (PS1)
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
Box Office Collection (WW): 480 Cr
Ponniyin Selvan, Mani Ratnam’s long-awaited fantasy project, eventually had its first installment released in theaters in September 2022. It dominated the box office and eventually became the second-highest-grossing Tamil film of all time. It established and shattered numerous box office records. Now the second part- PS2 is on the way and can be released in 2023 last.
IMDb Rating: 8/10
Box Office Collection (WW): 1125 Cr** (including Japan)
RRR, simply a great project of filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli, made a huge impact at the box office. Since Rajamouli is known for having a Midas touch, RRR made a new Indian cinema record. After its March 2022 release, it went on to become the top Indian movie that year, holding the top spot until Yash’s KGF-2 flooded the box office with its massive receipts. After the Bahubali series, this is one of the biggest films of Rajamouli. Now filmmakers are working on the RRR 2. It will be very interesting to watch the second part because the new villain will entry in this film.
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
Box Office Collection (WW): 414.43 Cr
Kamal Haasan, nicknamed Ulganayagan, plays the title character in the Tamil action film “Vikram.” The movie is a thriller, action, and emotional can hold you on screen. The movie, which was screened throughout India, became the third-highest-grossing Tamil film of all time. Powerhouses of South Indian films Fahadh Faasil, Vijay Sethupathi, and Haasan all appear in it. Suriya also makes a brief guest appearance because in the second part Suriya will the main villain.
5- KGF 2
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
Box Office Collection (WW): 1207 Cr
Due to the success of part 1 in India, Prashanth Neel’s film generated a lot of talks prior to its release. The movie from Sandalwood, which was released in all of India in a different language, became the highest-grossing movie in 2022, the second-highest grosser of all time in India, and the third-highest-grossing Indian movie of all time, World Wide. According to the source in 2024, his parts 4 will be released in theater. Sanjay Dutt performed very well and he looks so dangerous. Now you should wait to know who will be the main villain and how Yash saves his life.
6- 777 CHARLIE
IMDb Rating: 8.9/10
Box Office Collection (WW): 102.75
Adventure comedy 777 Charlie, directed by Kiranraj K and Rakshit Shetty in the starring role. The tiny movie generated over 100 crores in box office revenue and generated enormous profits for individuals who made investments in it. supported by Paramvah Studios, which is led by G.S. Gupta and Rakshit Shetty.
The movie hit your heart to see the bonding of dog and human.
7- SITA RAMAM
IMDb Rating: 8.5/10
Box Office Collection (WW): 92.75 Cr
Sita Ramam, a Telugu romantic historical drama, won praise from critics for its acting, plot, and visuals. Starring Dulquer Salman, Mrunal Thakur (making his Telugu film debut), and Rashmika Mandanna, it is directed by Hanu Raghavapudi. The movie is giving the full love life experience to the audience.
IMDb Rating: 8/10
Box Office Collection (WW): 71.43 Cr ( Running Now)
Tamil actor Karthi had a fantastic year at the box office with all three of his films, Viruman, PS1, and Sardar. An espionage movie called Sardar was released on October 21 to raving acclaim from critics. Following the film’s BO success, the producers have also confirmed a sequel. The story of the film is based on international terrorists.
9- KARTHIKEYA 2
IMDb Rating: 7.9/10
Box Office Collection (WW): 117.87
The 2014 successful movie Karthikeya has a sequel called Karthikeya 2. The Kashmir Files producer Abhishek Agarwal is financing Chandoo Mondeti, who is also the film’s director and writer. In all of its translations, especially in Telugu and Hindi, it became a pan-Indian success. The movie’s box office success was largely due to positive word of mouth.
The adventure and action movie is based to find God’s hidden things to safe the natural disaster.
IMDb Rating: 7.9/10
Box Office Collection (WW): 117.2 Cr
This rom-com Thiruchitrambalam, a movie in the Tamil language, premiered on August 18. It became a great success at the box office, grossing over 100 crores. Additionally, it was a critical success. produced by Kalanithi Maran’s Sun Pictures and directed by Mithran R. Jawahar. Dhanush is a food delivery boy in this film and acted very well and you can see the most of comedy:
IMDb Rating: 6/10
Box Office Collection (WW): 164.5
The action movie “Valimai” starring Thala Ajith Kumar is the superstar’s return to major motion pictures after more than two years. produced by Boney Kapoor under the auspices of Zee Studios and Bayview Projects LLP. H. Vinoth directed and wrote the script. It won praise from critics for its performances and stunts. The stunts of the film are at a high level, You can compare them with Hollywood action films.
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