2022 wasn’t a great year for the Bollywood industry. Many big-starrer Bollywood movies failed to create any magic at the box office. Be it Akshay Kumar starrer Samrat Prithviraj or Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chadha, the movies failed miserably at the box office.
In midst of Bollywood movies’ massive failure in 2022, here are 10 big South Indian hits which made more than 100 Crores with ease at the box office.
Shattering all the records of the box-office collection, RRR earned INR 1200 Crores at the box office against the budget of INR 500 Crores. This super-hit period action drama is set in the 1920s. The movie revolves around two legendary revolutionaries away from their homeland and how they begin fighting for their country. Featuring Jr NTR, Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, and Shriya Saran, this movie is a must-watch.
2. KGF Chapter 2
One of the most successful movies of 2022, Yash starrer KGF Chapter 2 made a massive box-office collection. The movie made on the budget of INR 100 Crores, managed to collect INR 1200 Crores as per sources.
The movie revolves around how assassin Rocky, who is now the kingpin of the Kolar Gold Fields, protects his supremacy from those who plan to destroy him. The film also stars Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon, Srinidhi Shetty, and Prakash Raj.
Starring superstar Kamal Haasan in the lead, Vikram turned out to be a blockbuster at the box office. The story is about Vikram, who follows a team of operatives, who are on a deadly operation of capturing brutal murderers. The movie made on the budget of INR 120 Crores, managed to earn around INR 450 Crores.
Starring Vijay and Pooja Hegde, the movie is about a former RAW Agent named Veera, who is held hostage by a terrorist organization. The movie made on the budget of INR 150 Crores ended up making close to Rs 250 crores, as per Wikipedia.
5. Sarkaru Vaari Paata
Starring Mahesh Babu and Keerthy Suresh in the lead roles, the Telugu action drama managed a box-office collection of close to INR 200 Crores.
6. Bheemla Nayak
Starring Pawan Kalyan and Rana Dagubatti, the Telugu-action thriller made on the budget of 70 Crores, managed to earn over Rs 193 crores at the box-office. Capturing the moral fight between a righteous policeman and an ex-havildar, the movie left many impressed.
Kantara turned out to be one of the most successful movies of 2022. Made on a small budget of INR 16 Crores, Kantara managed to earn ~360 Crores INR gross at the box office. Dealing with the critical issue of land politics and man vs forest, the movie revolves around the local folklore and beliefs of the regional demigods. The action thriller has won millions of hearts across the globe.
8. Ponniyin Selvan: I
With Ponniyin Selvan: I, Mani Ratnam has once again left his fans impressed. Shattering many box office records, Ponniyin Selvan: I turned out to be a huge success at the box office. Starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram, Karthi, and Trisha Krishnan among others, PS 1 showcases the story of one of India’s greatest empires, the Cholas. As per sources, Mani Ratnam’s PS: 1 made a total worldwide collection of ~500 Crores INR.
9. Kartikeya 2
Karthikeya 2 is a 2022 Telugu action-adventure film written and directed by Chandoo Mondeti. The film serves as a sequel to the 2014 film Karthikeya and stars Nikhil Siddhartha, Anupama Parameswaran, and Anupam Kher.
The movie turned into a huge success at the box office. The movie is a sequel to the mystic thriller Karthikeya, which deals with the personal problems of Karthik and how he comes out of them. His pursuit of the truth leads him to find out the power of the Indian ancient system and Tatva of Lord Sri Krishna. As per Wikipedia, Karthikeya 2, made on a minor budget of INR 15 Crores, managed to earn INR 120 Crores worldwide.
10. 777 Charlie
A heart-warming movie about a dog and his man! Starring Kannada actor Rakshit Shetty, the movie was widely appreciated. The movie focuses on Charlie, an abused dog, who stumbles upon Dharma, a jaded man. As their connection grows, horrific news sends the two friends on a journey together. The movie, made on the budget of INR 20 Crores, collected INR 105 Crores at the box office!
Dear Bollywood, it is high time to seek inspiration from these successful movies and reinvent yourself!