Highest Grossing South Indian Films In Overseas Markets

by Samrudh_David | created - 22 Nov 2016 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

The South Indian films which grossed a minimum of 25 crore in overseas markets are listed here.

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1. 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: 65,365 | Gross: $20.19M

Overseas Gross : 390cr

2. 2.0 (2018)

Not Rated | 148 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Dr Vaseegaran (Rajinikanth) and his android assistant Nila (Amy Jackson) are called in for help after mobiles start mysteriously flying out of the hands of people in Chennai. Vaseegaran summons his trusted robot Chitti (Rajinikanth) to ward off the bird-shaped supernatural powers of Pakshirajan (Akshay Kumar).

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Adil Hussain

Votes: 17,395

Overseas Gross : 148cr

3. Kabali (2016)

TV-MA | 153 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Returning from prison, aged gangster Kabali confronts those who had destroyed his life. While doing so, he learns about what had happened to his family when he was gone.

Director: Pa. Ranjith | Stars: Rajinikanth, Winston Chao, Radhika Apte, Dhansika

Votes: 10,416

Overseas Gross : 105cr

4. 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 people.

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

Votes: 92,955 | Gross: $6.74M

Overseas Gross : 84cr

5. Mersal (2017)

Not Rated | 172 min | Action, Thriller

A magician and a doctor attempt to expose the corruption at the heart of India's medical industry.

Director: Atlee Kumar | Stars: Joseph Vijay, S.J. Surya, Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Votes: 21,912

Overseas Gross : 79.8cr

6. Sarkar (2018)

Not Rated | 163 min | Action, Drama

Sundar Ramasamy, an NRI businessman, returns home and learns about the practice of illegal voting. When he decides to investigate the matter, he finds himself pitted against two corrupt politicians.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Keerthi Suresh, A.R. Murugadoss, Joy Badlani

Votes: 10,689

Overseas Gross : 73.3cr

7. Petta (2019)

Not Rated | 171 min | Action, Drama

Though he works as a hostel warden, there is more to Kaali than meets the eye. Things take an interesting turn when Kaali's path crosses with a group of dreaded gangsters.

Director: Karthik Subbaraj | Stars: Rajinikanth, Vijay Sethupathi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, M. Sasikumar

Votes: 6,015

Overseas Gross : 70.5cr

8. Enthiran (2010)

Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A brilliant scientist builds a humanoid robot to protect mankind, but things go awry when human emotions are programmed and inner turmoil causes the robot to act against him.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Danny Denzongpa, Santhanam

Votes: 23,037 | Gross: $4.37M

Overseas Gross : 61cr

9. I (2015)

Not Rated | 188 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A simple body builder's life took an unexpected turn when he became a model by his beloved . When five men made his life 'better from hell' then story proceeds by how a disabled man took revenge from them in a very gore ways.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Vikram, Amy Jackson, Suresh Gopi, Upen Patel

Votes: 17,363

Overseas Gross : 58cr

10. Kaala (2018)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Drama

Kaala is about the life of Nellai / Tirunelveli based Tamils who live in large number in Mumbai.

Director: Pa. Ranjith | Stars: Rajinikanth, Nana Patekar, Easwari Rao, Huma Qureshi

Votes: 6,791

Overseas Gross : 54.5cr

11. Lucifer (2019)

Not Rated | 175 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A political Godfather, who ruled the God's Own Country, dies and a lot of thieves dressed up as politicians took over the rule. When question arises on the replacement of the 'God', just one name emerges; 'Stephen Nedumbally'.

Director: Prithviraj Sukumaran | Stars: Mohanlal, Vivek Oberoi, Manju Warrier, Tovino Thomas

Votes: 3,999

Overseas Gross : 51cr

12. Theri (2016)

Not Rated | 157 min | Action, Drama

When his daughter's life is endangered by a local gang, Joseph Kuruvilla will do whatever it takes to stop them. However, at the same time, his dangerous past slowly resurfaces.

Director: Atlee Kumar | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Amy Jackson, Baby Nainika

Votes: 11,208

Overseas Gross : 45cr

13. Lingaa (2014)

Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Drama

A small-time thief reforms after learning about the role played by his grandfather in building a dam.

Director: K.S. Ravikumar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Anushka Shetty, Sonakshi Sinha, Jagapathi Babu

Votes: 4,485

Overseas Gross : 42cr

14. Kaththi (2014)

Not Rated | 166 min | Action, Drama

Jeevanandham is a social activist who fights against a monstrous MNC company to restore farming. Because of destiny, Kathiresan impersonates Jeevanandham and leads the war.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Tota Roy Chowdhury

Votes: 15,553

Overseas Gross : 41cr

15. Pulimurugan (2016)

Not Rated | 161 min | Action

When a small village near a forest is under the threat of man eating tigers and a drug mafia, the villagers seek the help of an unstoppable force, a hunter invincible.

Director: Vysakh | Stars: Mohanlal, Jagapathi Babu, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Lal

Votes: 6,295 | Gross: $0.25M

Overseas Gross : 39cr

16. Bharat Ane Nenu (2018)

Not Rated | 173 min | Action, Drama

To make good on a promise he made to his mother, a university graduate returns to India and becomes disillusioned by the government corruption he encounters.

Director: Koratala Siva | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Kiara Advani, Prakash Raj, Sarath Kumar

Votes: 13,325 | Gross: $3.55M

Overseas Gross : 36.6cr

17. Viswasam (2019)

Not Rated | 153 min | Action, Drama

A village ruffian, who settles disputes in his native, takes on a big shot when he tries to sort out the rough patch in his marriage after several years.

Director: Siva | Stars: Ajith Kumar, Nayanthara, Sakshi Agarwal, Darbha Appaji Ambarisha

Votes: 4,683

Overseas Gross : 35cr

18. Vedalam (2015)

Not Rated | 148 min | Action, Drama

A doting brother who works as a cab driver tries to hunt down three notorious criminals in Kolkata who had harmed his sister.

Director: Siva | Stars: Ajith Kumar, Shruti Haasan, Lakshmi Menon, Soori

Votes: 5,196

Overseas Gross : 33cr

19. Vivegam (2017)

Not Rated | 149 min | Action, Thriller

An Interpol agent betrayed by his friends sets out to take revenge against the friends who work for a secret agency.

Director: Siva | Stars: Ajith Kumar, Vivek Oberoi, Kajal Aggarwal, Akshara Haasan

Votes: 9,892

Overseas Gross : 32.5cr

20. Sivaji (2007)

Not Rated | 188 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A software engineer comes to India to serve the nation and invest in nation's welfare. A few corrupt officials and politicians try to stop him but he overcomes all obstacles.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Shriya Saran, Suman, Vivek

Votes: 15,567

Overseas Gross : 32cr

21. Chekka Chivantha Vaanam (2018)

Not Rated | 146 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A bloody power struggle erupts between three brothers who are vying to take over the family business following the death of their father.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Arvind Swamy, T.R. Silambarasan, Arun Vijay, Vijay Sethupathi

Votes: 4,346

Overseas Gross : 32cr

22. Rangasthalam (2018)

Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Drama

The fear of his elder brother's death starts to haunt an innocent, hearing impaired guy after they both join forces to overthrow the unlawful 30 year long regime of their village's president.

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

Votes: 15,322

Overseas Gross : 31.9cr

23. Bairavaa (2017)

Not Rated | 169 min | Action

Bairavaa, a gallant debt collector, takes on a violent criminal masquerading as a philanthropist in the education field.

Director: Bharathan | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Keerthi Suresh, Jagapathi Babu, Daniel Balaji

Votes: 6,888

Overseas Gross : 31cr

24. 24 (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 164 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A scientist invents a time machine, which leads to a bitter battle between his evil twin brother and his son.

Director: Vikram K. Kumar | Stars: Suriya, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nithya Menon, Saranya Ponvannan

Votes: 14,583

Overseas Gross : 30.4cr

25. Thuppakki (2012)

Not Rated | 165 min | Action, Thriller

An army captain is on a mission to track down and destroy a terrorist gang and deactivate the sleeper cells under its command.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Kajal Aggarwal, Vidyut Jammwal, Sathyan

Votes: 21,300

Overseas Gross : 29cr

26. Singam 2 (2013)

Not Rated | 166 min | Action, Thriller

Tough cop Durai Singam performs an undercover operation and identifies some nefarious activities in the seas around the coastal town.

Director: Hari | Stars: Suriya, Anushka Shetty, Hansika Motwani, Vivek

Votes: 5,003

Overseas Gross : 28.4cr

27. Singam 3 (2017)

Not Rated | 155 min | Action, Thriller

Uncompromising police chief Durai Singam battles against a criminal operation dealing in deadly toxic waste.

Director: Hari | Stars: Suriya, Anushka Shetty, Shruti Haasan, Thakur Anoop Singh

Votes: 4,691

Overseas Gross : 27.5cr

28. Srimanthudu (2015)

Not Rated | 158 min | Action, Drama

Harsha, a multi-millionaire who has everything, still feels that there is something missing in his life. In an attempt to fill the void, he adopts a village to bring change in the people.

Director: Koratala Siva | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Shruti Haasan, Jagapathi Babu, Sampath Raj

Votes: 9,724

Overseas Gross : 27cr

29. Dasavatharam (2008)

Not Rated | 189 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

After realizing the danger of a bio-weapon, a scientist wants to protect it from being misused. The vial accidentally reaches India, and he must race against time to prevent a potential disaster.

Director: K.S. Ravikumar | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Asin, Jaya Prada, Mallika Sherawat

Votes: 7,925

Overseas Gross : 26.5cr

30. Arrambam (2013)

Not Rated | 157 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

A mysterious man along with a young computer hacker tries to unveil a major government conspiracy which resulted in several bloody deaths.

Director: Vishnuvardhan | Stars: Ajith Kumar, Arya, Nayanthara, Tapsee Pannu

Votes: 8,045

Overseas Gross : 26.3cr

31. Khaidi No. 150 (2017)

142 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

A man (Chiranjeevi) on the wrong side of the law is moved by the plight of farmers to do the right thing.

Director: Vinayak V.V. | Stars: Chiranjeevi, Kajal Aggarwal, Tarun Arora, Ali

Votes: 2,895

Overseas Gross : 26cr

32. Yennai Arindhaal (2015)

Not Rated | 168 min | Action, Thriller

Sathyadev, a sincere police officer, tries to stop an organ trafficking racket. But he is unaware that the man performing the illegal trade is the same person who killed his beloved.

Director: Gautham Menon | Stars: Ajith Kumar, Arun Vijay, Trisha Krishnan, Anushka Shetty

Votes: 7,226

Overseas Gross : 25.5cr

33. Masss (2015)

Unrated | 151 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

After a life-threatening accident, a man finds that he can communicate with the dead, and must decide whether to act on their advice.

Director: Venkat Prabhu | Stars: Suriya, Nayanthara, Parthiban, Samuthirakani

Votes: 3,043

Overseas Gross : 25cr

34. Kayamkulam Kochunni (2018)

152 min | Action, Drama, History

Dreaded by the rich and corrupt and revered by the poor and downtrodden, Kayamkulam Kochunni was a Robin Hood of sorts. Chronicles the life and times of the legendary 19th century highwayman, and how he rose from his humble beginnings.

Director: Roshan Andrews | Stars: Nivin Pauly, Mohanlal, Sunny Wayne, Priya Anand

Votes: 1,590

Overseas Gross : 25cr



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