The film industry in India is witnessing a notable shift as regional films, particularly from the South Indian film industries, are now reaching a nationwide audience on a grand scale. While Tamil and Telugu films have traditionally dominated the scene, Malayalam and Kannada cinema have also caught up in recent times.
With the rise of OTT platforms, South Indian movies are becoming accessible to a broader audience, with subtitles for viewers’ convenience. Even in the northern regions, the demand for South films has surged, indicating a growing appreciation for the diverse storytelling and cinematic excellence of the South. Let’s take a look at some exciting South films scheduled for release in August.
Directed by Ajay Bhupathi, this horror-comedy film features Payal Rajput, Priyadarshi Pullikonda, Divya Pillai, and Ajay Ghosh in the lead roles. Mangalavaram is going to hit theatres on 8th August 2023.
Starring the iconic Rajinikanth, this Tamil film, directed by Nelson Dilipkumar, boasts an ensemble cast featuring Mohanlal, Shiva Rajkumar, Ramya Krishnan, and Jackie Shroff, promising a power-packed performance. Mark your calendars for 10th August 2023, as Jailer hits the big screen.
3. Bhola Shankar
Chiranjeevi’s much-awaited film “Bhola Shankar” will finally hit theaters, and the presence of Tamannaah Bhatia and Keerthy Suresh in pivotal roles adds to the excitement. Bhola Shankar is scheduled for theatrical release on 11th August 2023.
4. Thupparivaalan 2
The much-awaited sequel to the successful 2017 film, “Thupparivaalan 2” is a fictional detective drama directed by Vishal, who also stars in the film. Audiences can catch Mangalavaram in theaters on 12th August 2023.
5. King of Kotha
Marking the directorial debut of Abhilash Joshiy, this Malayalam film stars Dulquer Salman, Shabeer Kallarakkal, Prasanna, and Aishwariya Lekshmi in a neo-noir-style gangster drama. Get ready for the theatrical premiere of King Of Kotha on 24th August 2023.
Featuring Jayam Ravi and Nayanthara in lead roles, “Iraivan” directed by Ahmed is touted to be a love revenge drama that is sure to keep the audience hooked. The release date for Iraivan is set for 25th August 2023.
Raj B Shetty’s experimental film “Toby” has already piqued interest with its peculiar and unconventional first look, promising a unique cinematic experience. Mark your calendars for 25th August 2023, as Toby hits the big screen.
As August unfolds, South Indian cinema enthusiasts can eagerly look forward to an enthralling array of films spanning various genres. With star-studded casts, intriguing storylines, and exceptional performances, these upcoming releases are poised to make a significant impact on audiences across the nation, reaffirming the ever-growing popularity of South Indian cinema on the big screen.