2018 was a wonderful year for South Indian cinema , they delivered some of the best flicks of the decade. Say from wonderful biopic like Mahanati, to Science fiction Enthiran 2.0. They have dominated in all genre of cinema in 2018. Very soon we will come up with a list of Best South Indian Movies of 2018. Till then here is the list of Top Ten Box Office grossers of South Indian cinema in 2018. Here, the movie is listed on the parameter of Box Office collections ignoring their Box Office verdict.
Agnyaathavaasi is a Telugu-language film directed by Trivikram Srinivas. The movie was produced by S. Radha Krishna under the banner of Haarika & Hassine Creations. Made with a budget of 90 Crore the movie did a business of 93 Crore worldwide. The movie stars Pawan Kalyan, with Keerthy Suresh, Anu Emmanuel, Aadhi Pinisetty, Kushboo, and Boman Irani in supporting roles. The movie is about An exiled heir to billionaire, who returns after his father was murdered. He disguises as a regular employee to find out the killers and make things right in his company. Although it did business as its budget but the movie was declared as disaster in Box office and received negative reviews from critics.
2. Thaanaa Serndha Koottam
Thaanaa Serndha Koottam is a Tamil-language heist comedy film directed by Vignesh Shivan and produced by K. E. Gnanavel Raja. The film is an adaptation of the 2013 Hindi film Special 26, which was inspired by the 1987 Opera House heist in Mumbai. Made with a budget of 50 crore the movie did a wonderful business of 95 Crore worldwide. The film stars Suriya, Keerthy Suresh, Karthik, Ramya Krishnan, Nandha, Kalaiyarasan, RJ Balaji, and Suresh Chandra Menon in pivotal roles. The film’s music was composed by Anirudh Ravichander and cinematography performed by Dinesh Krishnan. The film revolves around a group of people who disguises as CBI and raids corrupt peoples of the society and seizes whatever they gets. The film received mixed reviews upon release and was a box office Average movie.
3. Geetha Govindam
Geetha Govindam is a Telugu romantic comedy film directed by Parasuram, produced by Bunny Vasu under the banner of GA2 Pictures. Made with a budget of 12 Crores it did a wonderful business of 126 Crore worldwide. Upon release it received positive reviews and was declared as a blockbuster in box office. It stars Vijay Devarakonda, Rashmika Mandanna, Subbaraju, Rahul Ramakrishna, Vennela Kishore, Naga Babu, and Mouryani important roles. The movie is about an innocent young lecturer who is misunderstood as a pervert and despised by a woman who co-incidentally turns out to be the younger sister of his brother-in-law. Eventually the rumors diminishes and all the differences among the two clears and and love blooms between them. A movie with unique storyline and wonderful screenplay will keep you engaged with the movie. The performances of the leading pair is highly appreciated and the comedy timings are said as perfect for a movie of this genre. The movie was declared as a blockbuster and it is listed as one of the best south Indian movies of 2018
4. Aravindha Sametha Veera Raghava
Aravindha Sametha Veera Raghava is a Telugu action drama film produced by S. Radha Krishna on Haarika & Hassine Creations banner and directed by Trivikram Srinivas. Made with a budget of 65 Crore it did a business of 155 Crore worldwide. The film stars Jr. NTR, Pooja Hegde and Eesha Rebba in the lead roles while Sunil, Jagapathi Babu, Naveen Chandra, and Supriya Pathak appear in supporting roles. The music was composed by S. Thaman. The movie is about self-discovery with ample amount of action describing the situation of the lead actor. The movie revolves around a young heir of a powerful family with a long history of violence with an opponent family of neighboring village. This young heir decides to put an end to the bloodshed, on the way of his mission it leads him to a path of self-discovery. A must watch movie for Junior NTR Fans. Upon release, the film received mixed to positive reviews from critics, appreciating Jr. NTR and Jagapathi Babu’s performances. The movie was declared as Average in Box Office.
Kaala is a Tamil-language action drama film written and directed by Pa. Ranjith and produced by Dhanush. The budget of the movie is 135 Crore and it did a business of 168 crore worldwide. The movie Stars Rajinikanth in the lead role with Nana Patekar, Easwari Rao, Huma Qureshi in other important roles. The movie revolves around Kaala the protagonist of the movie who fights against Hardiv Abhayankar, played by Nana Patekar, who wants to evict the people and seize their land from Dahravi to build buildings and do real estate business. Kaala being a native of Dharavi and big shot of the area stands with the people to fight against the atrocity. The performances of Rajnikanth and Nana Patekar are higly appreciated by critics despite that because of weak content and poor screenplay the movie was declared a big flop in Box Office. Later, the film was also dubbed into Telugu and released as Kaala and in Hindi as Kaala Karikalan.
6. Bharat Ane Nenu
Bharat Ane Nenu Telugu-language political action drama film written and directed by Koratala Siva, starring Mahesh Babu, Kiara Advani and Prakash Raj in the lead roles. The movie was made with a budget of 70 Crore and it did a wonderful business of 187 Crore worldwide. The film is revolves around Bharat, a student returns to India after his father dies. His father was Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, now to maintain decorum within the party the party head played by Prakash raj makes, Bharat as the CM of the state. Now, Bharat who is inexperienced in political arena. Uses his knowledge and vision to reform the state. Which in one way or other creates number of enemies against him. On one hand his leadership is appreciated by public, but on the other hand his enemies are also planning ways to uproot him as the leader. This political drama and dashing performance by Mahesh Babu is one of the best storyline on the screen. Watch it definitely for a wonderful Koratala Siva direction. Upon release the movie received positive responses and was declared as a box office hit.
Rangasthalam is a 2018 Indian Telugu-language period action drama film directed by Sukumar and produced by Y. Naveen, Y. Ravi Shankar and C. V. Mohan under the banner Mythri Movie Makers. The film stars Ram Charan, Samantha Akkineni, Anasuya Bharadwaj, Aadhi Pinisetty, Jagapati Babu, and Prakash Raj in other pivotal roles. Music of the film is composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The film revolves around a small village named Rangasthalam where people lives simple life, the village is ran by a Dictator President named Bhoopathi played by Jagapathi Babu. Chitti Babu played by Ramcharan is a partially deaf, lighthearted, jolly villager who earns a living by watering irrigational lands of the farmers of Rangasthalam. He has an elder brother who returns from dubai named Kumar Babu, played by Aadhi pini Shetty. Because of some aroused circumstances these two brothers stands against Dictator Bhoopathi and wants change in the village, rest is a story that will totally entertain you keeping a Brotherhood emotion as the prime part of the movie. The movie made with a budget of 50 crores did a business of around 215 crores worldwide and received positive responses across the globe, and was declared blockbuster.
8. K.G.F: Chapter 1
K.G.F: Chapter 1 is a Kannada-language period action film written and directed by Prashanth Neel, and produced by Vijay Kiragandur under the banner Hombale films. It is the first installment for the two-part series of KGF Franchise. . The movie stars Yash, Ramachandra Raju, Srinidhi Shetty, Anant Nag, Vasishta N. Simha, Ayyappa P. Sharma and Harish Rai in pivotal roles. The film centers around Raja Krishnappa Bairya “Rocky” played by Yash, born into poverty, who arrives in Bombay (now Mumbai) in the 1960s, on a quest for power and wealth as desired by his dying mother. He works for Gold Mafia in Mumbai and he grows up to a top goon of Mafia world, and one fortunate day he is hired to kill Garuda, the dictator of Kolar Gold Fields. And from here the movie takes a severe turn which at the end makes Rocky as the next dictator of Kolar Gold Fields. The movie received positive responses by Masses, although a Kannada Movie, the movie’s Hindi version is highly appreciated by North Indian Audiences and within couple of days there was huge fan following of Rocking Star Yash in North India. The movie made with a budget of 50 Crore did a business of 230 crore worldwide and declared as a Blockbuster. And there is a super awaiting response by audiences for its sequel.
Sarkar is a Tamil-language action drama film written and directed by AR Murugadoss, and produced by Kalanithi Maran under the banner Sun Pictures. The film features Vijay, Keerthy Suresh, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Yogi Babu and Radha Ravi in prominent roles. The movie is about a non-resident Indian (NRI) Sundar Ramaswamy played by Vijay who arrives in India from the United States to cast his vote in the election, only to find his vote has already been recorded as cast. This vote fraud makes him angry and also he wants to do something as a responsible citizen of the state. Ramaswamy raises awareness against electoral fraud among the masses, and decides to contest in the elections. The movie received mixed reviews upon release. The performance of Varalaxmi SarathKumar as an Antagonist is an amazing experience in screen. The movie was made with a budget of 115 crores and it earned around gross total of 257 Crore worldwide and was declared as an Average in box office.
The top grosser of the year is 2.0. 2.0 is a Tamil science fiction action film written and directed by S. Shankar. Produced by Subaskaran under the banner of Lyca Productions. It was also released in Hindi and Telugu Languages. It is sequel to Robot (2010). It stars Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Sudhanshu Pandey, Adil Hussain, Kalabhavan Shajohn, and K. Ganesh in prime roles. And its Music is composed by AR Rehman. The film revolves around the conflict between Chitti, the humanoid robot played by Rajnikanth, and Pakshi Rajan played by Akshay Kumar, a former ornithologist who seeks vengeance upon cell phone users to prevent decline of population of birds. Upon release the movie was a massive hit in box office and received positive reviews worldwide for its Brilliant storyline, dedicated Technical works and determined vision of Director Shankar. Performances of Rajnikanth and Akshay Kumar was highly praised across the globe. The movie was made at a budget of 540 Crores and it did a business of 675 Crores worldwide. The movie was declared as a Box Office Hit.
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