Top Rated South Indian Film 2011 T0 2020

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1. Traffic (2011)

Not Rated | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

The lives of some different people get intertwined when a girl is in urgent need of a heart transplant with the only heart donor being many miles of traffic away.

Director: Rajesh Pillai | Stars: Sreenivasan, Kunchacko Boban, Sudip Joshy, Rahman

Votes: 4,588

2. Ustad Hotel (2012)

151 min | Comedy, Drama

Faisi wants to go to UK to become a professional chef but circumstances force him to assist his grandfather in a small restaurant in Kozhikode city, changing his outlook on life forever.

Director: Anwar Rasheed | Stars: Dulquer Salmaan, Thilakan, Siddique, Nithya Menen

Votes: 13,290

3. Eega (2012)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

A murdered man is reincarnated as a housefly and seeks to avenge his death.

Director: S.S. Rajamouli | Stars: Sudeep, Nani, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Hamsa Nandini

Votes: 22,606

4. Pizza (II) (2012)

Not Rated | 127 min | Horror, Thriller

A pizza delivery boy lands in a mysterious circumstance and it works a dramatic change in his life.

Director: Karthik Subbaraj | Stars: Vijay Sethupathi, Ramya Nambeeshan, Aadukalam Naren, Karunakaran

Votes: 7,542

5. Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom (2012)

155 min | Comedy, Drama

A young man forgets a few years of his life, even as he is about to get married.

Director: Balaji Tharaneetharan | Stars: Vijay Sethupathi, Gayathrie, Bagavathi Perumal, Rajkumar

Votes: 5,503

6. Soodhu Kavvum (2013)

Not Rated | 135 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Das, with his team, kidnap Arumai, son of a politician, who has been planning his own kidnapping to extract money from his father. Problems arise, when an insane cop is brought to handle the case.

Director: Nalan Kumarasamy | Stars: Vijay Sethupathi, Sanchita Shetty, Radha Ravi, M.S. Bhaskar

Votes: 9,836

7. Mumbai Police (2013)

145 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

ACP Antony is the only one who knows the truth behind ACP Aaryan's murder. Antony meets with an accident, losing his memory and is unable to reveal the killer. He is forced to investigate the murder again hoping that he remembers something.

Director: Roshan Andrews | Stars: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Jayasurya, Rahman, Riyaz Khan

Votes: 6,482

8. Left Right Left (2013)

155 min | Crime, Drama

In this interlinked story, three men (an evil politician, an eccentric cop and a former revolutionist) develop different perspectives on life due to a childhood encounter with death.

Director: Arun Kumar | Stars: Murali Gopy, Indrajith Sukumaran, Hareesh Peradi, Lena

Votes: 2,402

9. Memories (III) (2013)

Not Rated | 132 min | Mystery, Thriller

Sam Alex, a drunkard ex-cop, is forced to investigate a series of murders which are committed in the same pattern. His search leads to a serial killer, and something more than what he expected.

Director: Jeethu Joseph | Stars: Prithviraj Sukumaran, Sreejith Ravi, Vijayaraghavan, Suresh Krishna

Votes: 6,796

10. Drishyam (2013)

Not Rated | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A man goes to extreme lengths to save his family from punishment after the family commits an accidental crime.

Director: Jeethu Joseph | Stars: Mohanlal, Meena, Asha Sharath, Ansiba

Votes: 38,257

11. Manam (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 163 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Through reincarnation, family members are able to cross generations and meddle in each others' lives.

Director: Vikram K. Kumar | Stars: Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Naga Chaitanya Akkineni, Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Votes: 10,534

12. Bangalore Days (2014)

Not Rated | 171 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A fun roller coaster ride about three young people, Aju, Divya and Kuttan who are cousins, reach Bangalore to dream, discover and explore.

Director: Anjali Menon | Stars: Nazriya Nazim, Nivin Pauly, Dulquer Salmaan, Fahadh Faasil

Votes: 18,613 | Gross: $0.13M

13. Drushyam (2014)

150 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Rambabu (Venkatesh Daggubati), a cable operator, tries to protect his family from paying the price for their accidental crime.

Director: Sripriya | Stars: Venkatesh Daggubati, Meena, Nadia Moidu, Kruthika

Votes: 3,917 | Gross: $0.23M

14. Jigarthanda (2014)

Not Rated | 171 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An aspiring director targets a ruthless gangster because he wants to make a violent gangster film. His discreet attempts to research the gangster fail miserably. Finally when he gets caught snooping, things hit the fan.

Director: Karthik Subbaraj | Stars: Siddharth, Bobby Simha, Lakshmi Menon, Nassar

Votes: 11,160

15. Kaakkaa Muttai (2014)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

Two slum kids yearn to taste a pizza after being enticed by the pizza shop that has opened near their locality. What happens when they manage to find the money to buy one?

Director: M. Manikandan | Stars: Ramesh, J. Vignesh, Aishwarya Rajesh, Ramesh Thilak

Votes: 6,479

16. Premam (2015)

156 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A young man has three opportunities to find love. Will the third time be the charm?

Director: Alphonse Puthren | Stars: Nivin Pauly, Sai Pallavi, Madonna Sebastian, S.V. Krishna Shankar

Votes: 19,185 | Gross: $0.18M

17. Papanasam (2015)

Not Rated | 179 min | Drama, Thriller

Desperate measures are taken by a man who tries to save his family from the dark side of the law after they commit an unexpected crime.

Director: Jeethu Joseph | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Gautami, Nivetha Thomas, Esther Anil

Votes: 6,812

18. Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)

Not Rated | 159 min | Action, Drama

In ancient India, an adventurous and daring man becomes involved in a decades-old feud between two warring peoples.

Director: S.S. Rajamouli | Stars: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj

Votes: 108,790 | Gross: $6.74M

19. Thani Oruvan (2015)

Not Rated | 160 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Siddharth Abimanyu, an influential scientist, is involved in various illegal medical practices. Mithran, an efficient IPS officer, decides to expose him.

Director: Mohan Raja | Stars: Jayam Ravi, Arvind Swamy, Nayanthara, Nassar

Votes: 18,419

20. Bhale Bhale Magadivoy (2015)

137 min | Comedy, Romance

An easily distracted scientist (Nani) goes to great lengths to make sure that his girlfriend (Lavanya Tripati) and her family members don't find out about his mental condition.

Director: Maruthi Dasari | Stars: Nani, Lavanya Tripathi, Praveen, Ajay

Votes: 3,667

21. Visaaranai (2015)

Not Rated | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Four labourers are tortured by the police to confess to a theft they have not committed.

Director: Vetrimaaran | Stars: Dinesh, Samuthirakani, Anandhi, Murugadass

Votes: 9,453

22. Pathemari (2015)

118 min | Drama

Narrates both the hardships and happiness that Gulf life has provided to Malayalees. The period from 1960 to the present form the context of the story.

Director: Salim Ahmed | Stars: Mammootty, Sreenivasan, Jewel Mary, Joy Mathew

Votes: 4,320

23. Kanche (2015)

Not Rated | 126 min | Action, Drama, War

A rivalry between two men, based on caste and social status, extends from an Indian village to war torn Europe during WW2.

Director: Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi | Stars: Varun Tej, Pragya Jaiswal, Srinivas Avasarala, Nikitin Dheer

Votes: 3,128

24. Maheshinte Prathikaaram (2016)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Mahesh, a studio photographer and studio owner gets into a fight and loses. He ends up taking revenge which leads to certain realizations in his life.

Director: Dileesh Pothan | Stars: Fahadh Faasil, Aparna Balamurali, Soubin Shahir, Alencier Ley Lopez

Votes: 8,089

25. Kshanam (2016)

Not Rated | 110 min | Mystery, Thriller

Rishi, a non-resident Indian, returns to India to help his ex-lover find her kidnapped daughter.

Director: Ravikanth Perepu | Stars: Adivi Sesh, Adah Sharma, Anasuya Bharadwaj, Satyadev Kancharana

Votes: 5,061

26. Oopiri (2016)

158 min | Comedy, Drama

Impressed by his carefree attitude, Vikram, a quadriplegic multi-billionaire, hires a convict out on parole as his caretaker. What follows is a string of life lessons they learn from each other.

Director: Vamshi Paidipally | Stars: Nagarjuna Akkineni, Karthi, Tamannaah Bhatia, Prakash Raj

Votes: 4,783 | Gross: $1.57M

27. Aruvi (2016)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama

A gentle girl born and brought up amidst the ever growing eco-social-consumeristic environment finds it difficult to fit in the society. She decides to take it hard on the people. What she does is the rest of the story.

Director: Arun Prabhu Purushothaman | Stars: Aditi Balan, Padmashri Mohammad Ali, Pradeep Anthony, Arnold

Votes: 12,273

28. Pelli Choopulu (2016)

125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A wannabe businesswoman and a happy-go-lucky guy meet each other during an arranged marriage blind date but eventually team up to start a food truck on their own.

Director: Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam | Stars: Abhay Bethiganti, Keshav Deepak, Vijay Deverakonda, Anish Kuruvilla

Votes: 6,737

29. Joker (2016)

Not Rated | 130 min | Comedy, Drama

Mannar Mannan, an ordinary villager, decides to call himself the president of the country and starts fighting against the injustices he comes across in his society. What's his agenda?

Directors: Raju Murugan, Raju Saravanan | Stars: Guru Somasundaram, Ramya Pandian, Gayathri, Mu Ramaswamy

Votes: 3,370

30. Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru (2016)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

A police officer retires after an accident during a case investigation. Years later, he is forced to relive the past as he narrates the story to his friend's son.

Director: Karthick Naren | Stars: Rahman, Prakash Raghavan, Sharath Kumar, Santhosh Krishna

Votes: 14,350

31. Maanagaram (2017)

Not Rated | 137 min | Action, Thriller

Four youngsters arrive in a big city and their lives become interlinked.

Director: Lokesh Kanagaraj | Stars: Sundeep Kishan, Sri, Regina Cassandra, Charlie

Votes: 5,024

32. Take Off (2017)

Not Rated | 139 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

In 2014, a group of Malayali nurses was captured when terrorists took over the city of Tikrit in Iraq. This movie recounts the ordeal suffered by the nurses following their capture.

Director: Mahesh Narayanan | Stars: Parvathy Thiruvothu, Fahadh Faasil, Kunchacko Boban, Prakash Belawadi

Votes: 5,817

33. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017)

Not Rated | 167 min | Action, Drama

When Shiva, the son of Bahubali, learns about his heritage, he begins to look for answers. His story is juxtaposed with past events that unfolded in the Mahishmati Kingdom.

Director: S.S. Rajamouli | Stars: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia

Votes: 81,406 | Gross: $20.19M

34. Thondi Muthalum Driksakshiyum (2017)

Not Rated | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Prasad and Sreeja enter wedlock and move to a new place to continue the rest of their lives. Unfortunate events begin to take place after Prasad, a small-time thief, robs Sreeja's gold chain during a bus journey.

Director: Dileesh Pothan | Stars: Fahadh Faasil, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Nimisha Sajayan, Alencier Ley Lopez

Votes: 5,800

35. Vikram Vedha (2017)

Not Rated | 147 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Vikram, a no-nonsense police officer, accompanied by Simon, his partner, is on the hunt to capture Vedha, a smuggler and a murderer. Vedha tries to change Vikram's life, which leads to a conflict.

Directors: Gayatri, Pushkar | Stars: Madhavan, Vijay Sethupathi, Shraddha Srinath, Kathir

Votes: 33,743

36. Arjun Reddy (2017)

Not Rated | 182 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Arjun Reddy, a short tempered house surgeon gets used to drugs and drinks when his girlfriend is forced to marry another person.

Director: Sandeep Reddy Vanga | Stars: Vijay Deverakonda, Shalini Pandey, Jia Sharma, Kanchana

Votes: 23,193

37. Theeran Adhigaram Ondru (2017)

Not Rated | 157 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Theeran, a police officer, is entrusted with the task to solve the mystery behind a series of murders. The only clue left behind is that all the murders are committed in the same pattern.

Director: H. Vinoth | Stars: Karthi, Rakul Preet Singh, Abhimanyu Singh, Bose Venkat

Votes: 12,512

38. Peranbu (2018)

Not Rated | 147 min | Drama

A single father tries to raise his daughter, who has cerebral palsy, even as she is beginning to wake up to her sexuality.

Director: Ram | Stars: Mammootty, Sadhana, Anjali, Anjali Ameer

Votes: 14,142

39. Sudani from Nigeria (2018)

Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Sport

Story of an African football player and a local football club manager from Malappuram, Kerala.

Director: Zakariya Mohammed | Stars: Soubin Shahir, Samuel Abiola Robinson, Savithri Sreedharan, Sarasa Balussery

Votes: 3,945

40. Rangasthalam 1985 (2018)

Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Drama

Chitti Babu begins to suspect his elder brother's life is in danger after they team up to lock horns with their village president and overthrow his unlawful 30 year old regime.

Director: Sukumar | Stars: Ram Charan, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Aadhi, Jagapathi Babu

Votes: 20,986 | Gross: $3.51M

41. R.I.P. (2018)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

Set in Chellanam, Kochi, the story of Ee. Ma. Yau revolves around the death of Vavachan Mesthiri in a coastal village. It showcases the events that unfold between two evenings and looks at death from different perspectives.

Director: Lijo Jose Pellissery | Stars: Chemban Vinod Jose, Vinayakan, Dileesh Pothan, Kainakary Thankaraj

Votes: 3,298

42. Mahanati (2018)

Not Rated | 177 min | Biography, Drama

Biography of Savitri, an actress from South India movie industry, who ruled the industry for two decades during 50s and 60s.

Director: Nag Ashwin | Stars: Keerthy Suresh, Dulquer Salmaan, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Vijay Deverakonda

Votes: 11,198

43. Goodachari (2018)

Not Rated | 147 min | Action, Thriller

A young NSA agent is framed for the murder of his bosses making him realize that now his mission is darker than expected and has some personal scores to settle regarding his father's death, a former NSA agent.

Director: Sashi Kiran Tikka | Stars: Adivi Sesh, Sobhita Dhulipala, Jagapathi Babu, Prakash Raj

Votes: 9,172

44. C/o Kancharapalem (2018)

152 min | Drama

Four unconventional love stories set in the town and including the people of Kancherapalem.

Director: Venkatesh Maha | Stars: Radha Bessy, Subba Rao Vepada, Praneeta Patnaik, Karthik Rathnam

Votes: 6,004

45. Pariyerum Perumal (2018)

Not Rated | 154 min | Drama

A law student from a lower caste begins a friendship with his classmate, a girl who belongs to a higher caste, and the men in her family start giving him trouble over this.

Directors: Mari Selvaraj, Prabunath | Stars: Kathir, Anandhi, Yogi Babu, Lijeesh

Votes: 12,411

46. 96 (II) (2018)

Not Rated | 158 min | Drama, Romance

Two high school sweethearts meet at a reunion after 22 years and reminisce about their past.

Director: C. Prem Kumar | Stars: Vijay Sethupathi, Adithya Bhaskar, Trisha Krishnan, Gouri Kishan

Votes: 24,430

47. Raatchasan (2018)

Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4