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20 Best South Indian Movies of 2020

Hey movie lovers, today’s ‘Zillion Media Movie Recommendations’ is all about the 20 Best South Indian Movies of 2020

Here is a list of 20 South Indian films in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam that are a must-watch!

1. Soorarai Pottru

Synopsis:

Nedumaaran Rajangam takes on the airline industry with the help of his friends and family.

#1 Public Review by Rihaz Ramzaan

Nothing Better Than This Movie! Epic One! Logical!

In my life time I haven’t yet watched a movie like this. Such a Motivating Story which makes you entertained with such a amassing concept. Entertainment value next level, which I can say even I haven’t watched a movie like this in Hollywood or any other industries. If someone say this movie doesn’t have a good story, then probably that person doesn’t know what is a epic story. Music in this movie does its best with unbeatable sounds that makes you amaze. 

In whole movie I didn’t even saw a single scene which doesn’t have no logic. This should hit The Indian Best film ever. Such a superb emotional beats that even made me cry. Suriya and all other cast had made their best action to make this film best. Beginning, ending, pacing, dialogue, editing, cinematography, camera work, costume design etc. had done their best to make this movie “Nothing better than this Soorarai Pottru”.

This is a 2020 Tamil-language movie directed my Sudha Kongara and produced by Surya and Guneet Monga, under their banners 2D Entertainment and Sikhiya Entertainment and screen play was also written by the director himself Kongara and Shalini Ushadevi, additional screen play by Arti And Ganesha and dialogue was written by Vijay Kumar. This masterpiece movie stars Superstar Surya and Aparna Balamurali along with Paresh Rawal, Prakash Belawadi, Mohan Babu, Achyuth Kumar, Vinodhini Vaidyanathan, Dan Dhanoa, Urvashi among others.

This film Soorarai Pottru has 8.7/10 rating in IMDb and grabbed the 1st position in our list, the film is available on Amazon Prime.

2. Colour Photo

Synopsis:

A tragic-comedy that is set in the 90s between two different personalities coming from different backgrounds that change their lives in a tale of love

#1 Public Review by Karri Jayesh

Freshness is what we need in so called Telugu romance. This is the spot where we can get a very good freshness of almost everything, love, script, comedy, and even characters have so much depth in the story. Overall I can say I laughed, cried, loved, hated, list goes on all emotions combined finally enjoyed the movie to full extent. so happy that the industry is coming up with fresh actors and new talent. 

Hope to see more and more new talents. A  commercial hit movie will be remembered for its collection, Star hero, and 50 or 100 days, and then gone but movies with perfect scripts, like these will just remain evergreen forever. Yes in my opinion this is an evergreen movie. go watch it, advisable for anyone. Special mention – hero and heroine both did a marvelous job, Superb chemistry.

Harsha Chemudu – bhaiya u just rocked anthe, perfect character u just blended it so well and finally the best highlight of the film “sunil” sir we are so happy to see you back in the screen. I can feel ur true presence back now. Enjoyed very much and waiting to see many more challenging roles of you. we missed you so much. yeah just no words about the director. All the ratings and all these appraises are only possible because of you. A worth watching movie. Just loved it. Congrats to whole team of colour photo.

This is a 2020 Indian Telegu-language historical romance directed by Sandeep Raj and produced by Loukya Entertainment and Amrutha Productions. This film stars Suhas in the lead role and  Chandini Chowdary along with co Stars Sunil and Harsha Chemudu. The film written and screen played by the director himself Sandeep Raj and story written by Sai Rajesh and Music was composed by Kala Bhairava 

This film Colour Photo has 8.3/10 rating in IMDb and grabbed the second position in our list. Officially available on Aha online streaming app.

3. Love Mocktail

Synopsis:

Love Mocktail is a romantic and fun film about the protagonist Aadi’s quest for love. Life takes him through a rollercoaster ride and goes through varied experience at several stages throughout his search for true love. Does Aadi finally find his soulmate?

#1 Public Review by  IAmTheShyGuy

“An adorably crafted mocktail of love!”

This is quite a refreshing romantic film which has a good mixture of fun & emotions. It begins when the protagonist Adi bumps into a girl while on his way to Udupi. The film unfolds beautifully as Adi narrates his delightful journey in the quest for true love.

From teenage love to college love, all the way to adult love – this film takes you through the various stages of love life, sprinkled with a cute dose of romance. As the film progresses the on-screen romance goes from cute, cuter to the cutest! At the cutest stage, you can truly feel the warmth, trust and the care for each other that is portrayed by the actors.

The cinematography by Sri, especially during the second half of the film is brilliant! Barring one, all of the remaining songs in the film are very sweet sounding and the music by Raghu Dixit is impressive. The editing, dialogues, screenplay & the direction is laudable.

The only disappointment I felt is in the opening scene of the movie, which is overly melodramatic along with the unnecessary fight sequences which somewhat feels like an underwhelming start to a very beautiful cinematic experience that lies ahead.

All the actors who have acted in the main roles have performed well. Darling Krishna shines brightly as a wonderful actor as well as a director. His chemistry with the female actors is amazing! I couldn’t take my eyes off the gorgeous Milana Nagraj who gives a matured & heartwarming performance. Her cuteness will almost melt you! Amrutha Iyengar also charms the viewer with her cheerful and impactful performance.

Overall, this movie has the right set of elements to serve as a lovely cinema to watch with your loved one in this festive month of love! If you are a fan of the romantic genre of films, then you should definitely not miss this refreshing & heart-warming piece of art!

Love Mocktail is a 2020 Kannada-language romantic drama film that was written directed by the actor himself Krishna and produced by both the leading actors Krishna and Milana Nagaraj and the film starring as we already mentioned Krishna and Milana Nagaraj, music was composed by Raghu Dixit and it was released on 31 January 2020.

Love Mocktail film got 8.3/10 rating in IMDb and available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

4. Dia

Synopsis:

Dia tells the story of a young, an introvert girl whose routine life brightens up when she falls for Rohith, one of her fellow college mates. Being an introvert girl and trying to express her love becomes the biggest challenge of her life. This romantic drama will make you lose yourself in the emotional journey of a girl falling in love.

#1 Public Review by  akshayvasup

 An emotional rollercoaster that you don’t want to miss!

Dia!

Now most of you might have not heard about this kannada film. And it is rare that I put a review about a movie. But I felt I should say few things about this movie. There is wish behind this review, I want this movie to do well and win.

This movie is about three characters that seeks each other in a way throughout the movie, and nothing goes as they want things to go. In this movie nothing actually goes as per you had expected it to. This movie is a huge rollercoaster ride of emotions.

There are many moments of this movie that took my pieces away one after the other. I can confidently say I haven’t witness this kind of a love story before. And by the end of the movie, it will leave you in splits and pieces.

Actors Pruthvi Ambaar, Deekshith Shetty, and Kushi have done a tremendous job in this movie. Director KS Ashok have delivered a great movie in his first attempt. Ajaneesh Loknath’s music is also a great add on.

I specially and personally loved the performance of Pruthvi Ambaar, for the way he has delivered his role. I sat in the theatre for 5 minutes after the movie was over, and didn’t speak a word for a long time. Came out and saw Pruthvi standing there, I hugged him and congratulated and wished him well.

In the whole, I want this movie to win. And I honestly hope it will. One last thing, before going to this movie, be ready to feel empty and incomplete. Be ready to feel many things that you don’t want to. And be ready to be moved completely.

This movie for sure will stay with me and haunt me for sure for a very long time.

Dia is a 2020 Kannada romantic drama movie written and directed by K S Ashoka and produced by D Krishna Chaitanya under Shri Swarnalatha Productions. This movie starring Prithvi Ambaar along with Dheekshith and Khushee and music was composed by B. Ajaneesh Loknath, the movie was released on 7th February 2020.

Dia has 8.2 ratings in IMDb and available on Amazon Prime Video.

5. Anukunnadi Okati Ayinadi Okati

Synopsis:

The story of four metropolitan girls who are very close to each other from childhood. A Journalist, a fashion designer working for movies, a software engineer and a home maker are these girls.

#1 Public Review by Chetan Achar

A great good light hearted movie about four lovely good looking young girls road trip to Goa. You may have seen many similar storylines in the past in differ languages, however this movie stands out with simple narration and neat presentation. Though the movie does not haunt you after watching but will keep you waiting for Bangkok!!!!

Anukunnadi Okati Ayinadi Okkati is a 2020 Indian Telegu-language black comedy film written and directed by debutant Baalu Adusumilli. Produced by Hima Velagapudi and Vegi Srinivas under their banners Black & White Pictures and Poorvi Pictures and the film stars Dhanya Balakrishna, Tridha Choudhary , Siddhi Idhani and Komalee Prasad. Music was provided by Vikas Badisha. This film is an adaptation of American film Rough Night (2017) 

Anukunnadi Okati Ayinadi Okati has 8.2/10 rating in IMDb and available to watch on Amazon Prime.

6. Oh My Kadavule 

Synopsis:

Two childhood friends, Anu and Arjun, decide to get married. However, their marital life becomes complicated due to misunderstandings and miscommunication which leads to a divorce and then ? 

#1 Public Review by  sagarniper

The best ever movie.

Oh My Kadavule. This is the best ever movie I watched in my life. What a direction, story, screenplay and actors. Splendid movie with comedy track but holding the grip on main story. After watching this movie, you will definitely love your wife. In life, everything happens for a reason and we should accept it. Please watch the movie and fall in love with your life and wife.

Oh My Kadavule is a 2020 Indian Tamil-language romantic fantasy film was written and directed by debutant director Ashwath Marimuthu. This film starring Ashok Selvan and Ritika Singh along with Sha Ra and M.S. Bhaskar while Vijay Sethupathi and Ramesh Thilak make a cameo appearance. Music was composed by Leon James. Oh My Kadavule was selected for official screening at International Indian Film Festival in Toronto, held in August 2020. It was released on 14 February 2020, Valentine’s Day. 

Oh My Kadavule grabbed 8.1/10 rating in IMDb and available on Amazon Prime Video.

7. Kavalthurai Ungal Nanban 

Synopsis:

A terrible tourn out of events when a common public employee enters unexpectedly into a police station

#1 Public Review by prithiviramthirupathy

Well Presented Reality Content

This film extraordinarily portrayed the relationship between the police and the public. Clearly shown how do they react and respond to each other whenever they meet any critical situation. Everyone in this film crew members have done their work greater both artistically and technically. Hats off! Perfectly connected with the reality. Much Satisfied and worth every penny.. Great Small budget film.. Must Watchable!

Kavalthurai Ungal Nanban is a 2020 Indian Tamil-language crime thriller film written and directed by RDM. Produced by Suresh Ravi, Bhaskaran B and Rajapondiyan under the banners White Moon Talkies and BR Talkies Corporation and the film stars Suresh Ravi , Raveena Ravi , RJ Munna, Super Good Subramani, Sharath Ravi and Mime Gopi. Music was composed by Adithyha & Soorya. 

We have no valid source where you can watch this movie online, we will update further if we get any source. Kavalthurai Ungal Nanban has 8.1/10 in IMDb

8. Ayyappanum Koshiyum

Synopsis:

The story revolves around the clash between Ayyappan, a senior police officer who serves at the Attappadi Police Station and Havildar Koshi, who comes to the village with a motive.

#1 Public Review by kingdangler

Two hours and fifty seven minutes of viewing pleasure

Ayyappanum Koshiyum may remind you somewhat of the movie Driving license. But this one is more masculine, more structured and shows the wild side of man. If you are looking for a mass entertainer, search no more. This might just be the one that you are looking for. The director has succeeded in his story telling and delivers a good film. Biju menon and Prithviraj excels in their roles and delivers a stellar performance. This film has all the right ingredients to hold you captive in your seats for the full Two hours and fifty seven minutes.

Ayyappanum Koshiyum is a 2020 Indian Malayalam-language action thriller movie written and directed by Sachy and produced by Ranjith and P.M. Sasidharan under their banner Gold Coin Motion Picture. The film stars Prithviraj Sukumaran and Biju Menon in the lead role. Music was composed by Jakes Bejoy.

Ayyappanum Koshiyum grabbed 7.9/10 rating in IMDb and available on Amazon Prime.

9. Hit: The First Case

Synopsis:

Vikram is a 30-year-old cop. While he is battling with his own traumatic past, the stakes get high when a girl called Preethi mysteriously disappears in Hyderabad and Vikram has to solve the case at any cost.

#1 Public Review by EnemyWarlord

Highly Interesting Treat

If you haven’t seen it. Just watch it. 

HIT has only a few faces that are veteran to Telugu cinema. HIT thrives purely on well-mapped out homicide and true-detective style story telling.

Viswak Sen plays the protagonist’s role of an intriguing yet tenacious police officer with exceptional detective instincts yet is troubled by his own demons and past. The rest of the ensemble cast play key roles too.

Debut director, Sailesh Kolanu, does a commendable job in upholding suspense and interest by creating parallel probabilities that keep us guessing on how things may play out.

The result is a rich rollercoaster presentation that concludes in a satisfactory manner and leaves us wanting more. Actor and Producer Nani backing this project shows his genuine taste for good story telling and recognising the value of investment in true talent.

Hit: The first Case is a 2020 Indian Telegu-language Mystery thriller film written and directed by debutant Sailesh Kolani and produced by actor Nani and Prashanti Tipirneni. The film stars Vishwak Sen and Ruhani Sharma in the lead roles. Music was composed by Vivek Sagar

Hit: The First case has grabbed 7.7 rating in IMDb, Available on Amazon Prime.

10. Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal

Synopsis:

Two fraudsters involved in online shopping scams fall in love and eventually decide to give up their shady business, oblivious to the real intentions of the women they love.

#1 Public Review by manirsoffl

Expect the unexpected!

First of all it’s not only romance but also crime,drama,thriller. I’ve never expected this film to this much. While watching the trailer promos and all I’ve thought that this film is just another normal commercial masala entertainer kinda flick, but I was haunted after 30 mins of the film. 

Dulquer was phenomenal as he was always. Background score makes it a seat edged thriller. Ritu was charming all the time. Gautam’s classic performance on screen makes it worth. His activities are gonna make you to beyond expectations. Rakshan makes us smile most of the time and makes some crappy comedy in important scenes that will irritate you. And also their is no moral to the story at the climax portion which was actually loved by me. 

Why? Everyone thinking that every movie must have to end like giving some moral for peoples? It’s the way it is. That what we have to get from this!. Watch it for twist and turns which you never expect.

Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal is a 2020 Tamil-language romantic heist comedy film that written and directed by Desingh Periyasami and produced by Anto Joseph and Viacom 18 Studios under their production company Anto Joseph Film Company & Viacom18 Motion Pictures. The film stars Dulquer Salman and Ritu Verma along with Rakshan and Niranjani Ahathian. Soundtrack was composed by Masala Coffee and background score was provided by Harshavardhan Rameshwar.

Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal has 7.7/10 rating in IMDb and you can watch this movie on Netflix.

11. Kappela 

Synopsis:

A young woman falls in love with a man after dialling his number by mistake. However, when she visits his city to meet him, a stranger named Roy enters her life.

#1 Public Review by Kishore Kumar

Kappela is another beautiful Malayalam film released in 2020. This film was released just before the Covid Outbreak. Hence, there is no proper theatre coverage. However, recently it got released on Netflix and it is critically acclaimed for its making and brillant writting. If you’re keen on watching breezy melodrama, the first half of this film will never disappoint you.

 At the sametime, the second half of the film takes a different genre to experience a edge of the seat thriller. The love connection between Jessie and Vishnu is poetically framed with impeccable cinematography. For instance, the film begin with a top angle shot of rain droplets dripping over a small house located in Wayanad is mesmerizing and visual treat for the Moviebuffs. 

Anna Ben plays the dominant female lead and the whole story is plotted around her character. She convincingly plays the Jessie role of a middle class girl who is brought up in a orthodox family background. Male lead roles played by Roshan Matthew and Sreenath Bhashi. Roshan takes the lead in first half who plays the auto driver role who immediately fall in love with an anonymous phone call. Sreenath Bhashi steal the show in the second half who plays the Roy character, a rustic unemployment guy who calls for trouble with everyone. 

Director Mohammed Musthafa narrates the simple love story in the first half which reminds me of Kadhal Kottai where Jessie and Vishnu fall in love without seeing each other. However, it is unconvincing for the audience to accept their love connection but as the movie progress the director plotted few scenes to show the good side of Vishnu which convince the audience to accept their love connection. Director quickly shift gear in the second half where he reveals the Roy character and he gives a different perspective for the storyline which is more exciting and gripping. 

All three lead roles have equal screen space but Jessie and Roy character will stand apart and stay in our mind for a while for their flawless performance in the second half. The unpredictable plot keep us glued and director justifies with his impeccable writing and tight packed screenplay. The best part is, he deceives the audience mindset who expect a feel good ending but suddenly the film takes a turn for a suspense thriller. 

Cinematography and music composition blends well for the melodramatic first half. Especially, the montage shots which captures the scenic beauty of Wayanad for the song sequences . At the same time, it also elevates the film for a gripping thriller in the second half.

Overall, Kappela is a well crafted romantic melodrama suspense thriller.The unpredictable twist and turns in the screenplay makes it a must watch film. 

Kappela is a 2020 Indian Malayalam-language romantic drama film that written and directed by debutant director Muhammad Musthafa and produced by Vishnu under his banner Kadhaas Untold. The film stars Roshan Mathew, Anna Ben and Sreenath Bhasi. Music was provided by Sushin Siyam.  

Kappela film has 7.6/10 rating in IMDb and available on Netflix. 

12. Popcorn Monkey Tiger

Synopsis:

While circumstances lead Seena, a mechanic, to become a dreaded gangster of the underworld, Devi, a popcorn seller, turns into someone she can no longer recognise due to her reality.

#1 Public Review by vrao-09431

Movie on utopian aspirations

Brilliant direction, screenplay and storyline, dhananjay and niveditha were simoly superb, Moral of the movie:CRIME as a career option ia short lived, kallana hendthi munde so dont marry rowdies, although it thrills initially, people enter this profession because they cannot pass IAS and IPS, and are looking at easy ways of settling.

Popcorn Monkey Tiger is a 2020 Indian Kannada-language crime film. Written by Duniya Soori and Amritha K Bhargav and directed by Duniya Soori. Produced by Sudhir K.M . The film stars Dhananjay in the lead role along with Niveditha. Music and background score was composed by Charan Raj.  

Popcorn Monkey Tiger has 7.6/10 rating in IMDb and available on Zee5.

13. Palasa 1978 

Synopsis:

Mohan Rao and his elder brother face Pedda Shavukar and Chinna Shavukar in a political battle where low caste fights the high caste power.

#1 Public Review by Sridevi Koraganji

Palasa 1978 is a intriguing crime drama.. in the back drop of Palasa region. Strong acting, strong story line  and crisp editing and  village locations  makes an engaging thriller. 

I think it’s one of underrated movies in recent times. The message at the end of the story is very touching. Lives of the people those days, their priorities, the outcasted sections and village politics .. everything is so fresh. Reminds me of rangastalam but more realistic than rangastalam. Must watch. Kuddos to the music director Raghu kanche who gave beautiful songs .. which are our own ancient tones and lyrics. Raghu kunche introduced new talents specially a talented person who makes music in trains with a olden times music instrument forgotten by time. He introduced the music and the musician. Hatsoff Raghu kunche and karuna kumar the director.

Palasa 1978 is a 2020 Indian Telegu-language period action film written and directed by Karuna Kumar and produced by Dhyan Atluri.The film stars Rakshith, Nakshatra, and Raghu Kunche whol also composed Music in this movie with Thiruveer playing a supporting role.

Palasa 1978 has 7.5/10 rating in IMDb and available on Amazon Prime.

14. Trance

Synopsis:

Story revolves around Viju Prasad, a motivational trainer based out of Kanyakumari, and the growth and setbacks he faces in different phases of his life.

#1 Public Review by Pranu Re-Views

Highly anticipated movie hits the big screen and the team joined for this movie has already created a lot of buzz. Now, everyone wants to know whether it lives upto the expectations.

Trance is a flick about a motivational trainer, Fahadh Faasil, who somehow wants to make it big in his life despite all the personal losses he has faced from his childhood. In his journey, he gets into the world which he never thought but he becomes overnight star in that. 

The makers have very cleverly hidden the real plot of the movie else it wouldn’t have seen the light of day considering how narrow and touchy is the major population of our country. Hence, I would refrain too from revealing what is the major chunk of the movie about which indeed is controversial and shows the reality of our society. Anwar Rasheed and Amal Neerad must be applauded for their brave attempt to tell this story out without fearing the world.

Of course, the movie is shouldered upon Fahadh and he right from the word go has lived the character to the fullest and deserve all the praise for his commendable acting chops and you can never expect anyone for this role. Let it be Chemban Vinod, Dileesh Pothan, Joju George, Vinayakan, Soubin Shahir and many others with their role is brilliant. The leading lady, Nazriya Nazim, is potrayed in never seen before avatar and she is equally convincing. 

The screenplay does seem repetitive or very serious topic being discussed can put you to sleep and that is where the brilliance of Vincent Vadakkan shines brighter as it engages you till the end. The interval point is mind-boggling and makes you crave more story to be unfolded. The sound design of Resul Pookutty with music which goes hits all the right note as it needed for a movie of this sort.

I can say it is a world class movie and shouldn’t be missed but people who get easily offended by movies can try watching it with more broader mindset. It surely is recommended to all and can be watched only on big screen as the visual brilliance of cinematographer is other added advantage you get to witness in person. 

Trance is a 2020 Indian Malayalam-language psychologial drama film produced and directed by Anwar Rasheed and written by Vincent Vedakkan. This film stars Fahadh Faasil in the lead role, while Nazriya Nazim, Gautham Menon, Dileesh Pothan, Chamban Vinod Jose , Soubin Shahir and Vinayakan portrayed supporting roles. The film was produced by the director himself Anwar Rasheed under his banner Anwar Rasheed Entertainments. The soundtrack was composed by Jackson Vijyan and Vinayakan TK, while background score was provided by Sushin Siyam and Jackson Vijayan. 

Trance grabbed 7.3/10 rating in IMDb and available on Amazon Prime. 

15. Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo

Synopsis:

Bantu grows up being constantly subjected to his father’s scorn. However, when he learns of his real parentage, he decides to carve a place for himself within the family he truly belongs to.

#1 Public Review by Veena SR

One of the best movies of Allu  Arjun so far. Top notch and all rounder performance from Allu Arjun.He excelled in everything take it Dance, Fighting, Acting etc. Pooja Hegde is treat to watch in the movie just like the song Butta Bomma.I was amazed to see how well they choreographed fight sequence so aptly to the Sittharala song’s lyrics. Probably for the first time ever i felt how beautifully fight sequence has choreographed. Thaman’s Music is at its best. Every song is extraordinary. One of best Albums of Allu Arjun and Thaman. Excellent editing. There’s no single scene or moment as such in the movie where you get bored. The movie engages the audience every minute. Movie gets over just like that and we’ll get a feeling like it got over so early!.Last but not the least The Captain of the Ship Trivikram deserves a bow. What a Screenplay.We’ll come out with such joy after watching the movie.Totally worth watching more than once.

Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo is a 2020 Telegu-language action drama film that written and directed by Trivikram Srinivas and co-produced by Allu Arvind and S. Radha Krishna under their banners Geetha Arts and Haarika & Hassine Creations. It features Stylish Star Allu Arjun, Pooja Hegde in the lead role, while Tabu, Jayaram, Sushanth, Murali Sharma, Rajendra Prasad, Sunil, Nivetha Pethuraj, Samuthirakani, Sachin Khedakar, and Varsha Vardhan playing pivotal roles. The music was provided by S.Thaman

Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo got 7.1/10 rating in IMDb and available to watch on Netflix.

16. Ponmagal Vandhal

Synopsis:

Ponmagal Vandhal (Meaning: The Precious Princess has Arrived) is a courtroom drama that takes place in Ooty. Jyotika plays the lead in the film alongside various other veteran actors playing important roles.

#1 Public Review by twin muthu

Must watch movie with a must needed theme of current situation. Real time scenario wherein everyone hesitates to speak about it that becomes the greatest advantage for the offenders Punishments should be hard for these kind of inhuman activities which is happening everyday…Open Debates and discussions have to be conducted regarding this theme.

It is the prime responsibility of the parents to teach their children about good touch, bad touch during their childhood itself…

Every boy in this world should know and learn how to treat a woman and they should understand that she is the pride of our society and not a tool to fulfill his violent desire

Not all boys are same, even their own friends who are boys can even discuss and educate others as a responsible brother, father of real angels “Women”

Kudos to the team Actor Surya is proving himself as a responsible citizen in every production, acting, contribution he does…Jothika has given her best acting with her original voice and real emotions. The director JJ.Fredrick has taken a bold move in his debut film and this effort has to be appreciated.

But yes, there are some logical loops in this movie, it was a bit dragging…

“A good movie is defined as the one which has impact on the viewer”

In that case, this movie had a real impact on every mother and daughter, thought provoking movie.

Ponmagal Vandhal is a 2020 Tamil-language legal drama film written and directed by debutant director J.J. Fredrick and produced by the Actor Surya as well as narrated this film. It features Jyothika leading an ensemble cast along with Bhagyaraj, R.Parthiban, Pratap K. Pothan, Pandirajan and Thiyagarajan. The Music was composed by Govind Vasantha. 

Ponamagal Vandhal grabbed 6.8/10 in IMDb rating and available to watch on Amazon Prime.

17.

Synopsis:

A mystery man named V sets out to exact revenge for his wife’s brutal murder. However, he must evade a police officer, who is determined to catch him.

#1 Public Review by Prashast Singh

As expected, V turned out to be a gripping action thriller with plenty of cool action and captivating suspense. Nani’s performance and dialogue delivery are something that deserve a special mention, and while the story isn’t unpredictable or the most original you’ll come across, it has some fairly intriguing twists woven into the cat-and-mouse plot. 

Sudheer Babu is also impressive as the cop and the female leads Nivetha Thomas and Aditi Rao Hydari have both strong and integral roles. The fact that the film’s plot is not slowed down for one hour to just deliver a good interval blockade is a sign that makers of V were ready for a proper, tightly-written action thriller even before the whole OTT thing happened.

The unnecessary comedy tracks that have often plagued Telugu films are replaced by some dark comedy bits that come across as one of the most memorable things about this film. The film also briefly comments on the human attraction to violence: a message well-delivered. Right when you think another typical flashback in the second half will be the final nail in the coffin, there’s a series of surprises till the end and the result is a watertight, captivating plot. Dialogues by Nani’s character are intense and at times sound like being directed to the viewers. 

The film has brilliant action sequences, most notably a stylish gunfight that alone was one of my favorite scenes in the film. The action choreography is neat, and it’s good to see the makers haven’t held back in terms of gore even in this film. It’s a sign that Telugu filmmakers are slowly and slowly making Hollywood-style raw action thrillers with racy plots and breakneck action. The songs were all very good, and placed accordingly without hindering the pace. Even though the film might feel too long at 140 minutes, the overall sense of constant tension and urgency never lets that feeling surface amidst all the action and chaos.

V is a must watch for those who enjoy raw, gory action thrillers. This isn’t really a family-friendly film because some scenes of violence are extreme and definitely couldn’t have escaped the censor board’s scissors if released theatrically. It’s strictly not for kids, but for adults with a knack for brutal action and puzzling twists, it’s going to be a great ride! The makers of V have my respect, not just for delivering the promised content but also for adapting to change and releasing the film on Prime Video. The best we can all do for them is to watch it legally, so I request you to see this film only on Prime, if you intend to do so in the first place. As for me, I’m now going to listen to the film’s songs, especially “Ranga Rangeli”, for quite a time.

V is a Telegu-language action thriller film that is written and directed by Mohana Krishna Indraganti, produced by Dil Raju under his banner Sri Venkateswara Creations. This film features The Natural Star Nani, Sudheer Babu, Nivetha Thomas and Aditi Rao Hydari, while Vennela Kishore and Tanikella Bharani played supporting roles. The soundtrack album was composed by Amit Trivedi and background score was provided by S.Thaman.

V has more than 6.7/10 rating in IMDb and it was released officially on Amazon Prime.

18. Forensic 

Synopsis:

When Alphonse Kurian, a psychotic murderer, sets out on a killing spree, Samuel, a medico-legal advisor, uses his forensic skills to unravel the truth behind the heinous deeds.

#1 Public Review by Rohan Manoj

Forensic is a clean and perfect thriller. Apart from the recent psycho thrillers like Anjaam Pathira and Ratsasan, this movie offers us more twists and turns than we can digest. While by interval both of the above mentioned movies makes us utterly confused this one doesn’t even give us a clue about what actually is taking place on the screen. It is Tovino and  Mamtha Mohandas who owns the whole show while Reba Monica has also performed well.

The usual psycho thrillers are known for having the villains as a mass and entertaining characters but in this one it is Samuel John Kattookaran(Tovino) who makes it really amazing. This one has to be seen from the theater if you wanna get that feeling and thrill.

This movie’s interval bang is what I love the most as it is one of the finest that the malayalam film industry has ever witnessed and also will remain to be. This  movie offers one of the best bulk of suspenses. As it reminds of hollywood movies even though this one cannot be compared to those movies. The first half is better than the second half while both are thrilling and gives you an edge of the seat experience for sure.

Forensic is a Indian Malayalam-language mystery- thriller film co-written and co-directed by two debutant directors Akhil Paul and Anas Khan. Produced by Navis Xaviour and Siju Mathew. The film stars Tovino Thomas, Mamata Mohandas, Reba Monica John, Sajju Kurup and Dhanesh Anand. The music of this film was composed by Jakes Bejoy

Forensic got 6.6/10 rating in IMDb rating and available to watch on Netflix. 

19. Bheeshma

Synopsis:

Bheeshma is a young bachelor who is desperate to find a girlfriend. One day, he meets and falls in love with Chaitra, who works for an organics company that coincidentally carries his first name.

#1 Public Review by Polisetty Sai Pavan Kumar

First of all I have to appreciate the director for him to select a very very sensitive subject and treat it with a speedy and racy entertaining screenplay. I also loved his previous movie Chalo which was also very very entertaining. Kudos to the director for handling the movie very very effectively. I love the story line which revolves around organic farming.

Next, coming to Nithin’s performance, I think he is very very stylish, natural and especially very good at handling comedy scenes. The faceoff scenes with the villain are extraordinary. I think this performance is one of the best in his career.

Songs were ok and the background score was really really good. I could see some sort of old Mani Sharma’s flavor of background score but neat.

Rashmika’s role is very limited but good one. Other actors and actresses were really good at what they were given. But one actor who definitely was hilarious with his one liners was none other than Vennela Kishore. He was simply superb and hilarious.

Except for very thin line of story the screenplay is a racy one and entertaining one. 

My verdict of the movie is Bheeshma is a paisa vasool ( Worth Watching) entertainer. Go watch it. 

Bheeshma is a 2020 Indian Telegu-language romantic action comedy film written and directed by Venky Kudumula and produced by Suryadevara Nagavamsi under his production company Sithara Entertainments. This film features Nithiin and Rashmika Mandana, while Jisshu Sengupta is playing a negative role. Mohati Swara Sagar handling with music composition. 

Bheeshma film has 6.5/10 rating in IMDb and available to watch on Netflix.

Last but absolutely not the least!

20. Sarileru Neekevvaru

Synopsis:

Ajay, an army major, journeys to Kurnool when he is assigned a covert mission. However, he finds himself in the middle of a major scam and sets out to uncover the truth.

#1 Public Review by Firdose Hussain

Just watched SARILERU NEEKEVVARU which is power packed with GOOSEBUMPS!. 

Mahesh babu created Rampage in this film.

I want to give 10 out of 5, just rocked in movie.

The best movie which I have seen till now.

Not a Spoiler Review

STORY [Ajay Krishna known as Mahesh Babu will do a mission to save children from terrorists. In that an army officer Ajay known as Satyadev will lose his life….so Ajay Krishna wants to meet Satyadev’s family and he wants to say about his death.Satyadev mother is Bharati known as Vijay shanthi. What happened to Vijay Shanti? To know all these answers we have to watch this movie.

Mahesh Babu’s acting was tremendous. It was a one man show in this movie. Rashmika is permitted to only some scenes and the comedy is plus point to this movie. Vijay Shanti’s acting was also awesome and Rajendra Prasad’s timing was good.

First half runs with comedy…Story comes from second half..the dialogues of Mahesh Babu were forming GOOSEBUMPS to all. The comedy timing was good and the second half runs with action episodes between Prakash Raj and Mahesh Babu.

Finally I conclude my Review that Mahesh Babu created Rampage in this movie and this movie should be watched twice and thrice.

Sarileru Neekevvaru is a 2020 Indian Telegu-language action comedy film written and directed by Anil Ravipudi. This film stars Superstar Mahesh Babu and Rashmika Mandana in the lead role along with Vijayashanti who made her comeback after 13 years into the films, while Prakash Raj and Rajendra Prasad playing supporting roles. This film was produced by three producers Anil Sunkara, Dil Raju and the actor himself Superstar Mahesh Babu under their respective banners Ak Entertainers, Sri Venkateswara Creations and G. Mahesh Entertainment. The music was provided by none other than Devi Sri Prasad. 

SARILERU NEEKEVVARU film has 6/10 rating in IMDb and this film is available to watch on Disney+Hotstar for free.

That’s it zillionaires!

This was our curated list of 20 Best South Indian Movies of 2020.

I hope you found this movie recommendation post helpful.

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