Kantara To 777 Charlie, Best South Indian Movies Of 2022

    Is Hindi cinema going down the drains? Brahmastra caused a massive buzz in the nation and did a great business too, but it didn’t earn the praises of everyone. People had high expectations from Laal Singh Chaddha, but it didn’t quite live up to it and  failed at the box office too. The Kashmir Files however saw a massive footfall in cinema halls. 

    If you look back at 2022, there are a handful of hindi films that impressed a section of the audience – like Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and Gangubai Kathiawadi. However, several regional movies ended up becoming an emotion/experience for fans.

    Here is a list of best South Indian movies of 2022 that proved it’s time for Bollywood to reinvent and up it’s game

    1. Kantara (IMDb rating: 9.1)

    2. RRR (IMDb rating: 8)

    A lot of people were disppointed when RRR didn’t end up becoming India’s offical entry for Oscars. And we are not talking about just fans here, even Hollywodo celebrities rooted for the film and shared their disappointment. Hollywood’s reputed magazine Variety even predicted SS Rajamouli film could bag several nominations including the Best Actor for Ram Charan and Jr NTR. The pan-India movie is indeed one of the best movies of 2022. 

    3. Ponniyin Selvan: I (IMDb rating: 8.2)

    Shattering several box office records, Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan: I is the highest-grossing Tamil film at the worldwide box office for 2022. Starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram, Karthi and Trisha Krishnan among others, PS 1 narrates the story of India’s greatest empire, the Cholas.

    4. 777 Charlie (IMDb rating: 8.9)

    The Kannada movie made everyone shed tears. Even if you are not a dog lover, you would end up getting emotional towards the end of the movie. Exploring the human-dog friendship, 777 Charlie revolves around a man who is lonely adn struggles with negative thoughts until he comes across a dog who becomes a part of his life.

    5. KGF: Chapter 2  (IMDb rating: 8.4)

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    The frenzy around Yash starrer KGF: Chapter 2 was massive this time as well. A month after its release, the film was going strong at the box office minting about Rs 1217 crores. Owing to the success of the movie, the makers revealed that they plan to make create a Marvel-like universe for KGF. Furthermore, KGF Chapter 3 is already in the works.

    6. Vikram (IMDb rating: 8.4)

    The Tamil movie starring Kamal Haasan, Fahadh Faasil and Vijay Sethupathi. The movie is a follow-up of 1986 film that has the same name. It revolves around an investigator who gets assigned a case of serial killings. Earning around Rs 500 crore worldwide, Vikram is indeed one of the best regional movies of 2022.

    7. Sita Ramam (IMDb rating: 8.5)

    Sita Ramam that emrged as a huge critical and commercial success of 2022 is one of the best and highest grossing Telugu movies of 2022. Starring 

    Dulquer Salmaan, Mrunal Thakur, Sumanth and Rashmika Mandanna, Sita Ramam revolves around Lieutenant Ram and Sita Mahalakshmi – who are introduced to one another via letters, and fall in love gradually.

    8. Karthikeya 2 (IMDb rating: 7.9)

    The mystical adventure thriller starring Nikhil Siddhartha and Anupama Parameswaran not only shattered box office records but also managed to create top records at the box office. Sequel to 2014 movie, Karthikeya 2 also stars Anupam Kher and Srinivasa Reddy in pivotal roles. Followng the roaring succes of the movie, the makers have already announced Karthikeya 3. 

    9. Major (IMDb rating: 8.2)

    Based on the life of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan who was martyred in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, Major stars Adivi Sesh in the elad role. The movie is a tribute to the sacrifices his family made and a tribute to a brave soldier.

    10. Hridayam (IMDb rating: 8)

    Garnering positive reviews from critics and audiences, Hridayam is also a huge box office success. The films starring Pranav Mohanlal, Kalyani Priyadarshan and Darshana Rajendran, Hridayam is the third highest grossing Malayalam movies of 2022.  

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