2024 South Indian Cinema's Grand Releases: From Tollywood to Kollywood Striking Films Awaiting To Dominate the Upcoming Year!

From mythical sci-fi to action-packed dramas, dive into the South Movies cinematic extravaganza unveiling in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam industries. Check out the listicle.

By Ruchita Kishan Ushakola
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As 2023 bids adieu with a cinematic flourish, our gaze turns eagerly toward the upcoming South Indian film releases set to grace the silver screen in 2024. With a diverse array of genres spanning mythology-inspired sci-fi epics to historical action dramas, the lineup promises to be a visual feast for cinephiles across Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam industries. Let's embark on a journey into the future as we explore the most anticipated films awaiting us in the coming year.


2024 Tollywood's Extravaganza:

Kalki 2898 AD: Kicking off the year on January 12, 2024, Nag Ashwin's ambitious project, "Kalki 2898 AD," takes us on a mythological sci-fi adventure. Boasting a stellar cast including Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Deepika Padukone, Prabhas, and Disha Patani, this magnum opus will not only captivate Telugu audiences but also resonate with a broader audience in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and English.

Kalki 2898 AD to hit cinemas in May 2024 - The Pioneer


Guntur Kaaram: Mahesh Babu steps into the spotlight in "Guntur Kaaram," an action entertainer directed by Trivikram Srinivas. With an intriguing storyline set to unfold on January 12, 2024, this thrilling underworld saga promises unexpected twists, making it a must-watch for fans of action and romance.

Guntur kaaram | బుక్‌ మై షోలో గుంటూరు కారం హవా.. మహేశ్‌బాబుకు సూపర్  క్రేజ్‌-Namasthe Telangana

HanuMan: "HanuMan," directed by Prasanth Varma, takes centre stage as a promising pan-Indian superhero film. Releasing on January 12, 2024, this Telugu extravaganza, set in the fictional village of Anjanadri, features Teja Sajja, Amritha Aiyer, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Raj Deepak Shetty, and Vinay Rai, marking the initiation of the Prasanth Varma Cinematic Universe.


Hanuman Movie: Showtimes, Review, Songs, Trailer, Posters, News & Videos |  eTimes

Eagle: Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja takes on the titular role in "Eagle," an action-packed Telugu film set to soar into theatres on January 13, 2024, coinciding with Sankranti. Directed by Karthik Gattamneni, the film promises a gripping narrative, featuring Anupama Parameswaran, Navdeep, Kavya Thapar, Srinivas Avasarala, and Madhoo.

Eagle (2024) - Movie | Reviews, Cast & Release Date - BookMyShow


Saindhav: Victory Venkatesh headlines "Saindhav," an upcoming Telugu release scheduled for January 13, 2024. Directed by Sailesh Kolanu, the film boasts a star-studded cast including Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Shraddha Srinath, Ruhani Sharma, Andrea Jeremiah, and Arya.

Saindhav: The Title And First Glimpse Of Venkatesh's 75th Film Is Launched

Tillu Square: Following the success of 'DJ Tillu,' the laughter riot continues with its sequel, 'Tillu Square.' Directed by Mallik Ram and produced by Suryadevara Naga Vamsi, this Telugu romantic crime comedy features Siddhu Jonnalagadda and Anupama Parameswaran, promising a rib-tickling experience for fans.


Tillu Square: Anupama Parameswaran to Romance Siddu in DJ Tillu Sequel,  Check Out the Steamy First Look Poster and Release Date! (View Pic) | 🎥  LatestLY

Operation Valentine: Set to release on February 16, 2024, "Operation Valentine" is a Telugu patriotic movie highlighting the challenges faced by Air Force heroes during a fierce aerial attack. Starring Varun Tej and Manushi Chhillar, this edge-of-the-seat action drama promises to showcase the bravery of our frontline defenders.


Gangs of Godavari: Directed by Krishna Chaitanya, "Gangs of Godavari" transports audiences to the politically charged Eluru and Godavari coastal regions of the 1980s. Starring Vishwak Sen, Nora Fatehi, Nassar, Anjali, and others, this Telugu film is expected to hit theatres on March 8.

Gangs of Godavari - First Glimpse | VishwakSen | Krishna Chaitanya | Yuvan  Shankar Raja - YouTube

Double iSmart: Riding on the success of 'iSmart Shankar,' the sequel, "Double iSmart," is set to release on March 8, 2024, for Maha Shivaratri. With an increased budget and grand scale, this film is poised to continue the legacy of its predecessor, reaching audiences in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and Hindi.


Puri Jagannadh's 'Double iSmart' to come out in theatres in March 2024 | Telugu  Movie News - Times of India

RC15 Game Changer: Scheduled for an April 2024 release, "RC15 Game Changer" marks Mega Powerstar Ram Charan's foray into a political action thriller directed by S. Shankar. With an ensemble cast including Kiara Advani, Anjali, S. J. Suryah, Jayaram, Sunil, Srikanth, Samuthirakani, and Nassar, this film promises to be a game-changer in the Telugu film industry.

RC15: Ram Charan Announces Title 'Game Changer', Teaser Out!

Devara: Set to release on April 5, 2024, "Devara" is a pan-Indian Telugu action-drama directed by Koratala Siva. Starring N. T. Rama Rao Jr. and Janhvi Kapoor in lead roles, with Saif Ali Khan as the main antagonist, this film explores the themes of divinity and power.

Devara (2024) - Movie | Reviews, Cast & Release Date - BookMyShow

Pushpa 2: The Rule: Following the success of its first part, "Pushpa 2: The Rule" starring Allu Arjun is slated for an August 15 release. With a promise of a unique narrative and showcasing Arjun in an unconventional avatar, anticipation is high for this highly awaited sequel.

Pushpa 2 The Rule release date announced: 15 August 2024 - Hindustan Times

Saripodhaa Sanivaaram: Scheduled for an August 2024 release, "Saripodhaa Sanivaaram" is an action drama written and directed by Vivek Athreya. Reuniting the lead stars from the 2019 film 'Nani's Gang Leader,' including Nani, S. J. Suryah, and Priyanka Arul Mohan, this film is set to elevate the bar of anticipation with its stellar cast and gripping storyline.

Nani - Vivek Athreya film titled 'Saripodhaa Sanivaaram' - The Hindu

OG: Starring Pawan Kalyan in the lead role, "OG" is an upcoming Telugu action thriller directed by Sujeeth and produced by D. V. V. Danayya. With Pawan Kalyan, Emraan Hashmi, and Priyanka Arul Mohan in pivotal roles, this film is expected to hit theatres in 2024.

OG (2024) - IMDb

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Thandel: Naga Chaitanya's collaboration with filmmaker Chandoo Mondeti, titled "Thandel," promises an expensive actioner set against a coastal backdrop. Expected to release in 2024, this Telugu film, starring Sai Pallavi as the female lead, is poised to offer audiences a cinematic experience like never before.

Thandel: अल्लू अरविंद, नागा चैतन्य और साई पल्लवी की नई फिल्म का शीर्षक रखा  गया 'थंडेल', जल्द शुरु होगी शूटिंग (View Pic) | 🎥 LatestLY हिन्दी

2024's Kollywood Wonders:

Lal Salaam: Rajinikanth makes a special appearance in the Tamil sports drama "Lal Salaam," unravelling the connection between a gangster and the world of cricket. Set for release on January 12, 2024, this film promises a unique storyline and stellar performances.

Rajinikanth's new Lal Salaam poster out, film to release on Pongal 2024 -  Hindustan Times

Captain Miller: The much-anticipated "Captain Miller," a Tamil-language period action adventure film directed by Arun Matheswaran, stars Dhanush in the title role. With an ensemble cast, including Priyanka Arul Mohan, Shiva Rajkumar, Sundeep Kishan, John Kokken, and Edward Sonnenblick, it is set to release on January 12 as a Pongal festive treat.

Dhanush's Captain Miller Creates A Record For A Tamil Film With Its  Announcement Video

Ayalaan: After several release date delays, "Ayalaan" is finally set to hit theatres on January 14. Written and directed by R. Ravikumar, the film stars Sivakarthikeyan, Rakul Preet Singh, Sharad Kelkar, and Isha Koppikar, promising an out-of-this-world experience.

Breaking! Sivakarthikeyan's much awaited 'Ayalaan' release date officially  announced - Tamil News -

Thangalaan: Scheduled for a Republic Day release on January 26, "Thangalaan" is a historical action drama directed by Pa. Ranjith. Starring Vikram and Pasupathy, alongside Parvathy Thiruvothu, Malavika Mohanan, Daniel Caltagirone, and Harikrishnan Anbudurai, this film aims to provide audiences with a cinematic spectacle.

Thangalaan': here are 5 things you need to know about the Vikram starrer |  The Times of India

Kanguva: Directed by Siva and starring Suriya in the lead role, "Kanguva" promises an over-the-top experience. Scheduled for an early 2024 release in standard, 3D, and IMAX formats, the film features a stellar cast, including Disha Patani, Bobby Deol, Natarajan Subramaniam, Jagapathi Babu, and more.

Official! 'Glimpse of Kanguva' grand b'day treat from Suriya to fans - News  -

Indian 2: A sequel to the 1996 blockbuster, "Indian 2" is one of the most awaited films of the year. Directed by S. Shankar and starring Kamal Haasan, the film is expected to be released during the summer months of April to June 2024, offering fans a riveting tale of vigilante justice.

Kamal Haasan-Shankar's Indian 2 revived with two major changes | Tamil News  - The Indian Express

Viduthalai Part 2: Following the success of its first part, "Viduthalai Part 2" is slated for a mid-2024 release. Directed by Vetrimaaran, the film stars Soori, Vijay Sethupathi, Bhavani Sre, Gautham Vasudev Menon, and Rajiv Menon in lead roles, continuing the gripping narrative adapted from Jeyamohan's short story.

Viduthalai Part 2 - Wikipedia

Dhruva Natchathiram: Chapter One – Yuddha Kaandam: Vikram takes the lead in "Dhruva Natchathiram: Chapter One – Yuddha Kaandam," a Tamil-language spy action film scheduled for release in November 2024. Directed by an ensemble cast, this film promises to be a high-octane thriller.

Dhruva Natchathiram: Chapter One – Yuddha Kaandam - Wikipedia

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D50: With Dhanush leading the way, "D50" is a highly anticipated Tamil-language film with a working title. Although the release date is yet to be announced, expectations are high for this project directed, written, and starring the versatile actor.

Latest Update From Dhanush "D50" Movie Shooting

2024's Sandalwood Marvels:

Kantara A Legend Chapter-1: Rishab Shetty's teaser for "Kantara A Legend Chapter-1" has left fans eagerly awaiting the magic to unfold on the big screen. Set for release in 2024, this prequel promises a captivating narrative, adding another milestone to Shetty's cinematic journey.

Kantara: A Legend Chapter-1 (2024) - Movie | Reviews, Cast & Release Date -  BookMyShow

Yuva: Starring Yuva Rajkumar in his debut alongside Sapthami Gowda, Achyuth Kumar, and Prakash Raj, "Yuva" was initially scheduled for a December 22, 2023, release but was postponed to March 28, 2024. Directed by Santhosh Ananddram, this action drama film is expected to make a splash in Kannada cinema.

Yuva Rajkumar's debut film title announcement teaser out. Film to release  on THIS date - India Today

2024's Malayalam Masterpieces:

Drishyam 3: The highly thrilled "Drishyam 3" from the Malayalam industry continues to capture global attention. With Mohanlal reprising his role, the third part is expected to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. The release date remains shrouded in secrecy, heightening the anticipation for this immersive and thrilling experience.

Drishyam 3: Antony Perumbavur spills beans on Mohanlal starrer sequel, 'it  is in Jeethu's mind' | Regional-cinema News – India TV

Abraham Ozler: Set for release on January 11, 2024, "Abraham Ozler" is an investigative thriller directed by Midhun Manuel Thomas. Starring Jayaram in the title role, alongside Anaswara Rajan, Arjun Ashokan, Senthil Krishna, Arya Salim, Anoop Menon, Jagadish, and Dileesh Pothan, the film promises to be a gripping cinematic journey.

Abraham Ozler (2024) - IMDb

Malaikottai Vaaliban: Scheduled for a Republic Day weekend release on January 25, 2024, "Malaikottai Vaaliban" is a period-action film directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery. Starring Mohanlal in the lead, the film transports audiences to an era of thugs and politics, offering a cinematic experience like never before.

Malaikottai Vaaliban Movie (Jan 2024) - Trailer, Star Cast, Release Date |

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Aavesham: Directed by Jithu Madhavan, "Aavesham" starring Fahadh Faasil and Chemban Vinod is slated for a theatrical release in the initial week of January 2024. The movie signifies the second directorial venture of the filmmaker, promising to be a thrilling addition to Malayalam cinema.

ഗുണ്ടാ നേതാവായി ഫഹദ്; 'ആവേശ'ത്തിലെ ലുക്ക് പുറത്ത് | Aavesham Movie

Bazooka: Set to release on February 16, "Bazooka" is a crime thriller drama directed by debutant filmmaker Deeno Dennis. Starring Mammootty in the lead role and featuring Gautham Menon in a significant role, the film promises to be technically top-notch, offering a riveting narrative.

Bazooka (2024) - IMDb

Barroz: Mohanlal takes on the dual role of actor and director in the epic fantasy film "Barroz," marking his directorial debut. Shot in 3D, the film is scheduled for a worldwide release on March 28, 2024, promising a cinematic spectacle for audiences.

Barroz (2024) - IMDb

Aadujeevitham (The Goat Life): Directed by Blessy and based on Benyamin's novel, "Aadujeevitham" stars Prithviraj Sukumaran and Jimmy Jean-Louis. The highly anticipated Malayalam movie is set to release on April 10, offering an immersive experience for audiences.

The Goat Life - Wikipedia

Bramayugam: The forthcoming horror thriller drama, "Bramayugam," starring Mammootty in the lead role, is creating buzz. Directed by Rahul Sadasivan, the movie is scheduled to be released in 2024 in four languages: Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi.

Mammootty looks menacing in Bramayugam first look- The New Indian Express

Nadikar Thilakam: Lal Jr's comedy-drama 'Nadikar Thilakam,' slated for 2024, features Tovino Thomas, Soubin Shahir, Anoop Menon, Dhyan Sreenivasan, and Shine Tom Chacko. The film promises to bring a refreshing blend of humour and drama to the audience.

Nadikar Thilakam (2024) - IMDb

L2: Empuraan: The second part of Prithviraj's directorial venture 'Lucifer,' titled 'L2: Empuraan,' features Mohanlal and Sachin Khedekar in distinctive roles. The movie delves into the journey of Stephen Nedumpilly and his rise to lead a global organization of criminals and the mafia.

L2: Empuraan Movie (2023) | Release Date, Review, Cast, Trailer - Gadgets  360

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Vrushabha: Mohanlal teams up with producer Ekta Kapoor for the pan-Indian movie 'Vrushabha,' directed by Nanda Kishore. With plans for multilingual releases, this action entertainer is set to hit theatres in 2024, marking Mohanlal's debut collaboration with Ekta Kapoor.

Mohanlal's pan-India film 'Vrushabha' to go on floors soon - The Hindu

Ajayante Randam Moshanam: Billed as a fantasy adventure, 'Ajayante Randam Moshanam' stars Tovino Thomas and Krithi Shetty in lead roles. Directed by Jithin Lal, the film, expected to be released in 2024, boasts a star-studded cast and promises an enchanting cinematic experience.

Ajayante Randam Moshanam - IMDb

As the countdown to 2024 begins, South Indian cinema enthusiasts have much to look forward to. The diverse array of films spanning genres and languages ensures a cinematic journey filled with excitement, thrills, and unparalleled storytelling. Whether it's the continuation of beloved franchises or the emergence of fresh narratives, the new year promises to be a cinematic extravaganza for all. Get ready to be enthralled by the magic of the silver screen!

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