Updated December 18th, 2023 at 23:51 IST

1994's Thenmavin Kombath to 2000's Alai Payuthey: South Indian films you can't miss

South Indian industry offers diverse movie sin various languages and genres. There are top 7 South Indian films that are unmissable.

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From Gemini Ganesan, Sivaji Ganesan, and R Madhavan to Dulquer Salmaan and Vijay Deverakonda's prominent films, over the years, the South Indian film industry has offered innumerable commendable films, making the fans emotional, smile, laugh, or even a tear-jerker. This industry offers movies in various languages across different genres. Here are the top 7 South Indian films that are unmissable.

Thenmavin Kombath (1994)

With an IMDb rating of 8.1/10 and a running time of 2 hours 44 minutes, this movie's genre is romantic-comedy.  The star cast includes  Mohanlal, Shobhana, Nedumudi Venu, KPAC Lalitha, Sreenivasan, Sankaradi, and Sukumari among others. Fans can watch it on Amazon Prime Video. The 1994 film with Mohanlal and Shobhana, Thenmavin Kombath revolves around a landlord and his employee who fall in love with the same woman. Written and directed by Priyadarshan, the movie is created in Malayalam.

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Alai Payuthey (2000)

Written and directed by Mani Ratnam, this film is made in the language of Tamil with an IMDb rating of 8.3/10.  The running time of the movie is 2 hours 36 minutes and the genre is romantic-drama. The star cast of the film includes R. Madhavan, Shalini, Jayasudha, Vivek, KPAC Lalitha, and Swarnamalya.  Fans can watch it on Amazon Prime Video. The film marked the Tamil debut of R. Madhavan.  Alai Payuthey talks about the tale of a married couple, and how their love grows over time overcoming various complications.

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Vaaranam Aayiram (2008)

Written and Directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon, this film is made in the Tamil language. Wit h  an IMDb rating of 8.2/10 and a running time of 2 hours 49 minutes, this movie has the genre of romantic-action drama. The movie has a star cast of Suriya, Simran, Sameera Reddy, Divya Spandana, Avishek Karthik
and fans can watch it on Zee5.  

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Gaalipata (2008)

Written and directed by Yogaraj Bhat, this movie is made in the language Kannada and IMDb rating of 8.3/10. The running time is 2 hours 26 minutes and genre is romantic-comedy-drama. The star cast of the film is Ganesh, Anant Nag, Rajesh Krishnan, Diganth, and Daisy Bopanna. Fans can watch it on Disney+ Hotstar.  The film is about a group of three friends who go on a vacation to distract their friend who had just been through a break-up.


Ye Maaya Chesave (2010)

Written and directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon and made in the language Telugu, this movie's IMDb rating is 7.7/10. With a running time of 2 hours 29 minutes  and a genre of Romantic-drama, this movie stars Naga Chaitanya, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Krishnudu, Devan, and Lakshmi Ramakrishnan. Fans can watch this movie on Disney+ Hotstar. This film explores the themes of age and religion as a factor of love and was a grand success among fans and critics alike. 


Published December 18th, 2023 at 23:51 IST