Must-watch South Indian Films Hitting the Screens in April 2024

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Published: March 23, 2024, 02:54 PM

Must-watch South Indian Films Hitting the Screens in April 2024

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South Indian movie releases are always a mega festive affair. The Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada film industries have already started releasing teasers, trailers, and posters. Movie lovers are on a quest to enrich their watchlist across action, comedy, and thriller genres. Let’s get a sneak peek into thefinest lineup of April 2024 releases.

12 Most-hyped South Indian Movies Set to Rock This April 

Indian 2 | Tamil | April 11, 2024

This vigilante action film, directed by S. Shankar, serves as a sequel to "Indian" (1996). In this second installment, Kamal Haasan reprises his role as Senapathy, an aging freedom fighter turned vigilante who combats corruption. Senapathy returns to India from Hong Kong after discovering the ongoing corruption and injustice in the country through social media.

‘Indian 2’ boasts an ensemble cast including S. J. Suryah, Rakul Preet Singh, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Kalidas Jayaram, Kajal Aggarwal, Siddharth, and Gulshan Grover.

The film was split into two parts, with the latter titled "Indian 3", shot simultaneously in the second half of 2023.

Rathnam | Tamil | April 26, 2024

Directed and written by Hari, this action film was initially titled "Vishal 34", as it marks Vishal‍‍`s 34th lead role. This project marks Vishal‍‍`s third collaboration with Hari after "Thaamirabharani" (2007) and "Poojai" (2014).

The lyric video of the first single, ‘Vaarai Rathnam’, offers a glimpse of an action-packed plot. In the video, Vishal was seen battling against goons in front of a deity‍‍`s idol and displaying intense rage by beheading a man.

This film presents Vishal in the titular role, alongside Priya Bhavani Shankar, Ramachandra Raju, Samuthirakani, Gautham Vasudev Menon, and Yogi Babu.

The music and background score are composed by Devi Sri Prasad, marking his debut collaboration with Vishal.

Train | Tamil | April 30, 2024

Under the directorial guidance and musical composition of Mysskin, the movie showcases the talents of Vijay Sethupathi and Dimple Hayati in leading roles. This film marks Sethupathi‍‍`s second collaboration with director Mysskin, following an extended cameo role in the unreleased horror thriller ‍‍`Pisasu 2‍‍`.

‘Train’ is anticipated to be a gripping dark action thriller, with the narrative unfolding during a train journey. The ensemble cast includes Ira Dayanand, Bhavana, Yugi Sethu, Nassar, Vinay Rai, Babloo Prithviraj, Sampath Raj, KS Ravikumar, Thrigun Arun, Ganesh Venkatraman, Kaniha, Diya Seetipalli, Raichal Rabecca, Singam Puli, Sriranjani, and Ajay Rathnam.

Family Star | Telugu | April 5, 2024

Directed and written by Parsuram Petla, the movie stars Vijay Devarakonda in the central role. This signifies the second creative venture shared between Vijay Deverakonda and Parsuram. Within the frames of ‍‍`Family Star‍‍`, Vijay collaborates with Mrunal Thakur and Divyansha Kaushik, while Rashmika Mandanna graces the screen with a special cameo appearance.

The storyline of this family-oriented film revolves around a working-class hero who is willing to resort to violence if his family faces any threat. Portrayed as a middle-class individual, he demonstrates his toughness by breaking beer bottles and confronting goons. Despite being a family man, he also exhibits frugality by expecting the girl to contribute to petrol expenses if he offers her a ride.

Sasivadane | Telugu | April 5, 2024

Directed and penned by Sai Mohan Ubbana, the romantic movies feature the dynamic pairing of Rakshit Atluri and Komalee Prasad.

‘Sasivadane’ narrates the tale of Sasi and Raghava, traversing through the realms of love against the picturesque backdrop of Konaseema. The ensemble cast includes Rangasthalam Mahesh, Jabardasth Bobby, Sriman, Deepak Prince, and Praveen Yandamuri.

Geethanjali Malli Vachindi | Telugu | April 11, 2024

Choreographer Shiva Turlapati makes his directorial debut with this horror-comedy film. Serving as the official sequel to Raj Kiran‍‍`s 2014 movie ‘Geethanjali’, it also commemorates the 50th film for its female lead, Anjali.

The movie also stars Srinivas Reddy, Satya, Satyam Rajesh, Ravi Shankar, Shakalaka Shankar, Mohammad Ali, and Brahmaji.

To provide a sneak peek into the film‍‍`s theme and storyline, the ‍‍`Geethanjali Malli Vachindi‍‍` team selected the Begumpet graveyard in Hyderabad for the teaser launch.

 South Indian Films April 2024

Varshangalkku Shesham, Aavesham, Pavi Caretaker, Sanju Weds Geetha 2, Choo Mantar, and UI

Varshangalkku Shesham | Malayalam | April 11, 2024

This period romantic drama film is written, directed, and produced by Vineeth Sreenivasan. Among the cast are Pranav Mohanlal, Aju Varghese, Dhyan Sreenivasan, Vineeth, Neeraj Madhav, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Shaan Rahman, Neeta Pillai, Basil Joseph, Arjun Lal, Nivin Pauly, and Nikhil Nair.

‍‍`Varshangalkku Shesham‍‍` follows the journey of a young man who leaves his hometown in Kerala to pursue his dream of becoming a director in the cinema-centric world of the then-Madras, now known as Chennai.

Aavesham | Malayalam | April 11, 2024

This action movie marks the sophomore directorial effort of Jithu Madhavan, who made his debut with the blockbuster ‍‍`Romancham‍‍` (2023). The movie stars Fahadh Faasil, renowned for his roles in ‍‍`Vikram‍‍` (2022) and ‍‍`Pushpa: The Rise - Part 1‍‍` (2021), portraying a quirky gangster.

The cast also includes Manzoor Ali Khan, Ashish Vidyarthi, Sajin Gopu, Malayali gamer and YouTuber Hipzster, Mithun JS, Roshan Shanavas, Pooja Mohanraj, Neeraja Rajendran, Sreejith Nair, and Thankam Mohan in pivotal roles.

Inspired by true events, ‍‍`Aavesham‍‍` revolves around a group of college students and a goon who comes to their aid.

Pavi Caretaker | Malayalam | April 26, 2024

The film is directed by actor-filmmaker Vineeth Kumar. Here Dileep Pavi stars in the titular role of Pavithran. This light-hearted entertainer also stars Johny Antony, Dharmajan, and Radhika Sharathkumar in supporting roles.

‘Pavi Caretaker’ spins a tale of a stubborn bachelor who lives life by his own rule book. The plot takes audiences on a humorous journey through love, life, and laughter as Pavi, a caretaker in a residential flat, navigates life‍‍`s hurdles. An unexpected companionship turns his life around, bringing a breath of fresh air and adding color to his world.

Sanju Weds Geetha 2 | Kannada | April 1, 2024

Helmed by Nagashekar, this romantic drama appears more splendid and grand compared to its predecessor released in 2011. Srinagar Kitty reprises his role as Sanju from the previous installment, while Rachita Ram replaces Ramya. The movie also has actors like Sadhu Kokila and Rangayana Raghu in special roles.

While the first part concludes with the tragic demise of the couple, the plot of the upcoming movie is yet to be unveiled.

Choo Mantar | Kannada | April 5, 2024

Directed by Navaneeth, this horror-comedy film boasts 50 minutes of captivating visual effects with a spooky twist. The ensemble cast includes Sharan, Meghana Gaonkar, Aditi Prabhudeva, Rajani Bharadwaj, Chikkanna, and Prabhu Mundukar.

‍‍`Choo Mantar‍‍` delves into the realm of paranormal activities and ghost hunters amidst an eerie ambiance.

UI | Kannada | April 5, 2024

This surrealist action thriller is penned and directed by Upendra, who also takes on the lead role. The film also stars Murali Sharma, Reeshma Nanaiah, Nidhi Subbaiah, Sunny Leone, Sadhu Kokila, Indrajit Lankesh, and Murali Krishna in supporting roles.

While the storyline remains under wraps, the makers have hinted that it promises both entertainment and tackles a significant global issue. According to Upendra, ‍‍`UI‍‍` is set to create a visually distinct world.

Bottom Line

These most-anticipated South Indian movies coming in April 2024 serve as the epitome of Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada cinema this Summer. 

Watching ‍‍`Indian 2‍‍`, ‍‍`Rathnam‍‍`, ‍‍`Train‍‍`, ‍‍`Aavesham‍‍`, and ‍‍`UI‍‍` offers a thrilling dive into the world of action-mania. ‘Sasivadane’, ‘Varshangalkku Shesham’, and ‘Sanju Weds Geetha 2’ pose to indulge in romanticism. ‍‍`Geethanjali Malli Vachindi‍‍` and ‍‍`Choo Mantar‍‍` not only instill sheer terror but also carry a wave of humor.

Lastly, ‍‍`Family Star‍‍` presents a compelling family drama, while ‍‍`Pavi Caretaker‍‍` delivers pure comedy, leading the audience towards diverse cinematic experiences.

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