Here’s A List Of South Films That Has Eager For 2021!

Ruchita Ushakola
·9-min read

Taking you in the list of South Indian films from four languages Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada which has eager for upcoming year, 2021. Maybe it is a fresh list of the movies releasing in 2021 or else the films which couldn’t make it to the theatres in the year 2020. The Covid pandemic has been a spoil spot for many people including the film industry, who had gone through decreasing its revenue by a massive margin due to films not releasing in theatres. But it was a good response for the makers whose film’s made it to the direct OTT release.

However, we cannot predict whether upcoming films will surely release on big screen or else we just have to watch them on our televisions and enjoy. Whatever, perhaps they might release anywhere but this below listicle of movies which are most-anticipated ones that fans couldn’t wait to watch out.

  • TELUGU (Tollywood)

  • RED

Film is directed by Kishore Tirumala, starring Ram Pothineni, Nivetha Pethuraj, Malvika Sharma and Amritha Aiye. Initially, the film was expected to release in April 2020, but due to covid it is now schedule to release in January 2021. And it is an official remake of the 2018 Tamil-language film Thadam.

Red (2021 film) - Wikipedia
Red (2021 film) - Wikipedia
  • KRACK

Directed by Gopichand Malineni, starring Ravi Teja and Shruti Haasan. Initially movie was set to release on 8th May 2020 now it is all set to hit the screens on 14th January 2020. There is not just this one film in Ravi Teja’s bag, he has Khiladi and Maruthi’s project in pipeline. His films are much-anticipated because his previous films have did not went well among the audience, so fans cannot wait to see what actor has to show us in for these upcoming movies.

Krack – Telugu Movie Updates | Indian Cinema Screen | Indian Movie News,  Indian Movie Reviews, Indian Movie Trailers, Indian Web Series, Indian  Actress Gallery, Indian Actors Gallery
Krack – Telugu Movie Updates | Indian Cinema Screen | Indian Movie News, Indian Movie Reviews, Indian Movie Trailers, Indian Web Series, Indian Actress Gallery, Indian Actors Gallery
  • PUSHPA

Pushpa starring Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandana is directed by Sukumar. Ever since the poster of this movie has been released fans cannot wait to see the different Allu Arjun unlike any other character he has played.

Fans decode Allu Arjun's Pushpa posters and discover hints | Telugu Movie  News - Times of India
Fans decode Allu Arjun's Pushpa posters and discover hints | Telugu Movie News - Times of India
  • RADHE SHYAM

Starring Prabhas and Pooja Hegde in the lead under the directorial of Radha Krishna Kumar. Ever since, the Baahubali has been a globally hit any film of Prabhas has become a buzz around the social media. Like what he has got new to show us. The film is likely to release on Sankranthi 2021.

Beats Of Radhe Shyam (Prabhas, Pooja Hegde) - Motion Poster -  IndustryHit.Com
Beats Of Radhe Shyam (Prabhas, Pooja Hegde) - Motion Poster - IndustryHit.Com
  • SALAAR

It’s poster has made fans really excited for its release, the film’s shoot go on floor on 18th January, 2021 and it is expected to release at least till the end of the year. Salaar starring Prabhas and expected Disha Patani to romance with the actor. Directed by KGF famce director Prashanth Neel.

Actor Prabhas SALAAR Movie First Look Poster HD | New Movie Posters
Actor Prabhas SALAAR Movie First Look Poster HD | New Movie Posters
  • VAKEEL SAAB

Directed by Venu Sriram, starring Pawan Kalyan, Nivetha Thomas, Anjali, Ananya Nagalla and Prakash Raj. It is the official remake of Hindi film PINK, which saw Amitabh Bachchan.

After a long break, PSPK is returning on to the screen and his army couldn’t wait for his films. Also recently he has announced two more films on his birthday 2020, which created a huge hype among the audience.

Pawan Kalyan Takes A Shocking Decision For Vakeel Saab
Pawan Kalyan Takes A Shocking Decision For Vakeel Saab
  • LOVE STORY

Soon after the release of movie’s posters and songs, the fresh chemistry between Naga Chaitanya and Sai Pallavi is been loving my many. The release got delayed due to the pandemic but fans couldn’t wait for this new pair to watchon-screen.

At last, Sai Pallavi is in a dance drama! Film with Naga Chaitanya titled  'Love Story' | The News Minute
At last, Sai Pallavi is in a dance drama! Film with Naga Chaitanya titled 'Love Story' | The News Minute
  • VIRATA PARVAM

Starring Rana Daggubati and other five strong women, the poster and cast has made the excitement level high. Directed by Udugula Venu.

  • RRR (Roudram Ranam Rudhiram)

The film is directed by one of the great director SS Rajamouli, starring Ram Charan as Alluri Seetharamaraju, Jr NTR as Komaran Bheem and also we will get to see this Bollywood stars Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn in cameo roles. RRR has created buzz from the year 2018 itself and it was expected to release in July 2020 but pandemic became a spoil spot it delayed in shoot yet in its release. Now it is expected to release on January 8th, 2021.

RRR Motion Poster - Telugu | NTR, Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt,  Olivia Morris | SS Rajamouli - YouTube
RRR Motion Poster - Telugu | NTR, Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Olivia Morris | SS Rajamouli - YouTube
  • GOOD LUCK SAKHI

Directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, starring Keerthy Suresh, Aadhi Pinisetty and Jagapathi Babu. It’s teaser an Keerthy representing a different is what created the eager to watch out the film, not this one the Mahanati has a bunch of films in her pipeline.

Prabhas, Vijay Sethupathi, Prithviraj Launch Keerthy Suresh's Good Luck  Sakhi Teaser
Prabhas, Vijay Sethupathi, Prithviraj Launch Keerthy Suresh's Good Luck Sakhi Teaser
  • NAARAPPA

Directed by Srikanth Addala and it is the official remake of Tamil film which starred Dhanush, so in Telugu Venkatesh is rolled up for the character. The poster, which is as thrilling as Dhanush got us to show.

Venkatesh in Naarappa, see photos
Venkatesh in Naarappa, see photos
  • WILD DOG

Starring King Nagarjuna and Dia Mirza in the lead, Atul Kulkarni, Saiyami Kher and Ali Reza in pivotal roles. Directed by Ahishor Solomon. King adopting the role of an encounter specialist, NIA officer ACP Vijay Varma is what different to look for.

Makers Unveils Second Poster Of Wild Dog On Nagarjuna's Birthday
Makers Unveils Second Poster Of Wild Dog On Nagarjuna's Birthday
  • TAMIL (Kollywood)

  • MASTER

This action-thriller film is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, which stars two versatile VIJAYs Thalapathy and Sethupathi. The movie is awaited since 2019 and now its finally going to release on 13th January 2020. The wait is finally over for actor’s crazy fans.

Master: New poster of Lokesh Kanagaraj film features Thalapathy Vijay vs  Vijay Sethupathi - Entertainment News , Firstpost
Master: New poster of Lokesh Kanagaraj film features Thalapathy Vijay vs Vijay Sethupathi - Entertainment News , Firstpost
  • THALAIVI

Directed by A. L. Vijay starring Kangana Ranaut in the lead playing the role of J. Jayalalithaa, late politician and film actress who served six terms as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Initially, it was all set to release on 26th June 2020 and it postponed due to covid pandemic and the makers even denied to have direct OTT release.

Thalaivi Photos: HD Images, Pictures, Stills, First Look Posters of Thalaivi  Movie - FilmiBeat
Thalaivi Photos: HD Images, Pictures, Stills, First Look Posters of Thalaivi Movie - FilmiBeat
  • KAADAN

Kaadan is simultaneously shot in Tamil, in Telugu as Aranya and in Hindi as Haathi Mere Saathi, which is directed by Prabhu Solomon. Rana playing a role of Jungle man, the hype created more when we got to know that hero has shed down nearly 30 kgs for this character and followed a strict diet from past two years. It is set to hit the screens on 15th January 2020.

Kaadan - Wikipedia
Kaadan - Wikipedia
  • JAGAME THANTHIRAM

Directed by Karthik Subbaraju, starring Dhanush the name is only enough to create excitement among his fans. Jagame Thantiram was initially set to hit the screens on 27th August 2020, it didn’t went aired sue to covid which even got offers for OTT release but the makers have stuck to ‘only theatrical release’.

Dhanush shares new poster from 'Jagame Thanthiram', unveils his character  name
Dhanush shares new poster from 'Jagame Thanthiram', unveils his character name
  • DOCTOR & AYALAAN

Starring Sivakarthikeyan, directed by Nelson Dilipkumar which is also in the list of most- anticipated film in next year and it is expected to have Summer 2021 release.

DOCTOR (Tamil Movie) Official Motion Poster Title Look | Sivakarthikeyan |  Nelson | Anirudh | KJR - YouTube
DOCTOR (Tamil Movie) Official Motion Poster Title Look | Sivakarthikeyan | Nelson | Anirudh | KJR - YouTube

Ayalaan is directed by R. Ravikumar starrer Sivakarthikeyan, Rakul Preet Singh in the lead who promises the element of one with Aliens in movie. Which is quite a rare thing in Tamil cinema, that made excitement to look for. So, the film makers have plans to release in 2021.

Sivakarthikeyan Ayalaan Movie First Look Poster HD | New Movie Posters
Sivakarthikeyan Ayalaan Movie First Look Poster HD | New Movie Posters
  • INDIAN 2

Ever since the first part of this venture and post Indian 2 announcement, fans couldn’t wait for superstar Kamal Haasan starrer film. Got delayed in its release but now it is expected to release in 2021.

Kamal Haasan's Indian 2 shoot to resume in August | Entertainment News,The  Indian Express
Kamal Haasan's Indian 2 shoot to resume in August | Entertainment News,The Indian Express
  • SARPATTA PARAMBARAI

Directed by Pa. Ranjith, starring Arya who opted a sharp physique that we saw in the first look poster, this further generated quite a buzz in its release.

Sarpatta Parambarai' cast: Details about upcoming Tamil boxing movie
Sarpatta Parambarai' cast: Details about upcoming Tamil boxing movie
  • KARNAN

Expected to be yet another brilliant light on social injustice of true-life events, Karnan starring Dhanush and Tamil debutant Rajisha Vijayan. Directed by Mari Selvaraj ranks high up in the list of anticipated movies.

Karnan Tamil Movie(2020) Cast, Review, News, Photos, Poster - Kingtechiz
Karnan Tamil Movie(2020) Cast, Review, News, Photos, Poster - Kingtechiz
  • MALAYALAM (Mollywood)

  • MARAKKAR: Arabikadalinte Simham, RAM & Drishyam 2

Directed by Priyadarshan, starring Mohanlal, Keerthy Suresh, Manju Warrier, Arjun Sarja, Bollywood star Suniel Shetty and Kalyani Priyadarshan. Which was earlier fixed to release on 26th March 2020, later postponed due to virus breakout and hands down, Marakkar is the most awaited big budget venture.

Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham-motion poster | Fan made | - YouTube
Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham-motion poster | Fan made | - YouTube

Ram also stars Mohanlal in the lead, directed by Jeethu Joseph is also under the most-anticipated film for next year.

Ram (film) - Wikipedia
Ram (film) - Wikipedia

Drsihyam 2 is also directed by Jeethu Joseph and also stars Mohanlal of course where we saw him performing acely in its first part. Fans couldn’t wait as first part was so thrilling, it is expected to have OTT release.

Drishyam 2 Might Not Have A Thrilling Climax Like The First Part, Says  Jeethu Joseph - Filmibeat
Drishyam 2 Might Not Have A Thrilling Climax Like The First Part, Says Jeethu Joseph - Filmibeat
  • THE PRIEST

Directed by Jofin T, Chacko, starring Mamootty and Lady Superstar Manju Warrier’s duo created a great deal of buzz among fans as it marks first collaboration together in their whole career. Even its poster has thrilled the audience.

The Priest (2020 film) - Wikipedia
The Priest (2020 film) - Wikipedia
  • KURUP

Multiple posters of the film are LIT and Dulquer Salmaan presenting the lead role is yet another cherry on the cake.

Dulquer Salmaan's Kurup First Look Poster Is Out | Dulquer Salmaan Reveals  Kurup First Look Poster - Filmibeat
Dulquer Salmaan's Kurup First Look Poster Is Out | Dulquer Salmaan Reveals Kurup First Look Poster - Filmibeat
  • MALIK

The most-awaited film after actor Fahadh Faasil and director Mahesh Narayan duo who gave eye-catching films like Take Off and CU Soon. Malik was earlier scheduled to release in mid April 2020 that became impossible and now the wait is final over because the makers have came up with a final dat i.e. 13th May 2021.

Fahadh Faasil Reveals Malik Second Official Poster | Malik Second Official  Poster Is Out - Filmibeat
Fahadh Faasil Reveals Malik Second Official Poster | Malik Second Official Poster Is Out - Filmibeat
  • THURAMUKHAM

The terrific glimpse of its look in the posters of the actor Nivin Pauly, something looks alike his previous film Moothon in which he gave a finest performance. And later this also came under most-awaited film, directed by Rajeev Ravi.

Thuramukham | Malayalam Movie | nowrunning
Thuramukham | Malayalam Movie | nowrunning
  • AADUJEEVITHAM

The film is directed by Blessy, starring Prithiviraj Sukumaran, Amala Paul, Aparna Balamurali. Poster looks thrilling like a classic in the making, considering the time spent for production.

Aadu Jeevitham - IMDb
Aadu Jeevitham - IMDb
  • KANNADA (Sandalwood)

  • KGF: CHAPTER 2

First and fore-most awaited film is a second part of KGF, it’s not onlyjust a wanted film for Kannada viewers but also for global audience. Initial date to release was 30th October 2020, has till now there’s no fixed date to release the film.

KGF Chapter 2' to hit the screens on January 14, 2021? | The News Minute
KGF Chapter 2' to hit the screens on January 14, 2021? | The News Minute
  • PHANTOM

Directed by Anup Bhandari, starring versatile Kichcha Sudeep. Its posters and the first looks have created anticipation for the film. Also what is more delight then looking for superstar Sudeep?

Phantom first look: Sudeep is Vikranth Rona | Entertainment News,The Indian  Express
Phantom first look: Sudeep is Vikranth Rona | Entertainment News,The Indian Express
  • ROBERRT

The film is helmed by Tharun Sudhir, starring Darshan Thoogudeepa that created eager with its songs, posters and also for Darshan presenting a never seen avatar.

Kannada Movies on Twitter: "Challenging star #Darshan's #Roberrt Movie  Latest Poster Grand Release In April https://t.co/Oq1LI5ZWIs… "
Kannada Movies on Twitter: "Challenging star #Darshan's #Roberrt Movie Latest Poster Grand Release In April https://t.co/Oq1LI5ZWIs… "
  • YUVARATHNAA

Yuvarathnaa stars Puneeth Rajkumar in the lead who plays a role of college student, which got unveiled in the teaser and posters. Later this became a obvious one film that his fans have been waiting for.

Yuvaratna Movie New Poster, Yuvarathnaa Trailer, Puneeth Rajkumar, Kannada,  Annachi Tv 2020 - YouTube
Yuvaratna Movie New Poster, Yuvarathnaa Trailer, Puneeth Rajkumar, Kannada, Annachi Tv 2020 - YouTube
  • POGARU

The film’s title itself created some sought of hype, which is directed by Nanda Kishore starring Dhruva Sarja in the lead. Before its release, one of its song Kharabu has already created craze by hitting for now more than 183 million views.

Pogaru Kannada Movie (2020) Cast, Crew, Trailer, and Release Date
Pogaru Kannada Movie (2020) Cast, Crew, Trailer, and Release Date