Top Seven South Indian movies to watch in lockdown

1. ALA VAIKUNTHAPURRAMULOO

Release date: 12 January 2020 (India); Director: Trivikram Srinivas; Languages: TELUGU, MALAYALAM; IMBD Rating: 7.2/10 (91% liked this film); Starring: ALLU ARJUN, POOJA HEGDE, TABU, etc; Genres: ACTION, ROMANCE; Running time: 165 minutes. The story revolves around a skilled middle-class man Bantu, who is often despised by his father Valmiki. However, when he comes to know about his real parents and problems in their life, he decides to secretly help them.

2. BHEESHMA

Release date: 21 February 2020 (India); Director: Venky Kudumula; Languages: TELUGU; IMBD Rating: 6.6/10 (94% liked this film); Starring: NITHIN, RASHMIKA MANDANNA, etc; Genres: ACTION, ROMANCE; Running time: 138 minutes. The story is about a careless youth Bheeshma who creates meme. Bheeshma comes in the notice of CEO of Bheeshma Organics when CEO sees Bheeshma doing anything for the girl he loves and tries to get his idea loved by him by appointing him trail CEO of his company.

3.SARILERU NEEKEVVARU.

Release date: 11 January 2020 (India); Director: Anil Ravipudi; Languages: TELUGU; IMBD Rating: 6.1/10 (87% liked this film); Starring: MAHESH BABU, RASHMIKA MANDANNA, etc; Genres: ACTION, ROMANCE; Running time: 169 minutes. The story starts with Ajay (MAHESH BABU) an army official, who volunteers to go Kurnool on a covert mission to meet an injured soldier’s mother. Soon, he finds about the problem between a sincere professor Bharati and a local minister. Then starts the race of uncovering a major scam between Ajay and the local minister.

4.MAHARSHI

Release date: 9 May 2019 (India); Director: Vamshi Paidipally; Languages: TELUGU; IMBD Rating: 7.3/10 (93% liked this film); Starring: MAHESH BABU, POOJA HEGDE, ALLARI NARESH, etc; Genres: ACTION, ROMANCE, DRAMA; Running time: 176 minutes. The story is about a talented youngster Rishi, who has recently become the CEO of a company called ‘Origin’. He returns to India after hearing about sacrifices made by Ravi, his college time roommate to take him New York. But, after arriving he comes to know about his fight against an Oil corporation and helps him fight against the problems faced by the villagers.

5.5. VINAYA VIDHEYA RAMA.

Release date: 11 January 2019 (India); Director: Boyapati Srinu; Languages: TELUGU; IMBD Rating: 6.3/10 (79% liked this film); Starring: RAM CHARAN, KIARA ADVANI, VIVEK OBEROI, etc; Genres: ACTION, DRAMA; Running time: 146 minutes; The story is about Ram the youngest brother amongst five orphan brothers, where the four elder brothers are government employees who watch over elections. The problem arises when the eldest brother goes to organize an election in gangster Raja Bhai’s area and gets killed. Here, starts the fight of Ram to keep his promise to his dead brother or to get revenge.

6.GADALAKONDA GANESH

Release date: 20 September 2019 (India); Director: Harish Shankar; Languages: TELUGU; IMBD Rating: 6.6/10 (92% liked this film); Starring: VARUN TEJ, POOJA HEGDE, NITHIN, etc; Genres: ACTION, COMEDY, THRILLER; Running time: 172 minutes. The story is about Abhilash, as he challenges his superior director that within 1 year, he will make a blockbuster criminal based movie. After listening to feats achieved by Ganesh, he decides to make a film on him. The problem starts to arise when Ganesh states that he will act in the film. As the film gets released change starts to occur in him.

7. BIGIL

Release date: 25 October 2019 (India); Director: Atlee Kumar; Language: TELUGU; IMBD Rating: 6.8/10 (88% liked this film); Starring: VIJAY, NAYANTHARA, JACKIE SHROFF, etc; Genres: ACTION, COMEDY, SPORTS; Running time: 178 minutes. The story is about a gangster's son Vijay who sacrificed his dream of becoming a football champion after his father died. Later, his friend gets injured and convinces him to fulfill his dream of becoming a champion by coaching a women’s football team to glory with many obstacles. It is a movie on WOMAN EMPOWERMENT.

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Pritesh Singh