As we go into a scorching August, the South Indian film industry is all set to dazzle audiences with an enthralling array of cinematic marvels. The Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada films releasing in August 2023 will likely leave a lasting impact on the hearts of the fans. Let's take a closer look at the most anticipated South Indian films coming next month.
12 Best South Indian Movies Releasing in August 2023
Most-hyped Tamil Movies for August 2023
Jailer / August 10, 2023
This is nothing but a rollercoaster ride into the world of action comedy, masterfully penned and directed by Nelson. Jailer is a tale of rescue, rebellion, and redemption, all enmeshed in a web of humour and action.
Produced by Kalanithi Maran of Sun Pictures, this cinematic spectacle boasts a star-studded ensemble, spearheaded by the legendary Rajinikanth. The supporting actors are Mohanlal, Ajith Kumar, Tamannaah Bhatia, Shiva Rajkumar, Jackie Shroff, Ramya Krishnan, and Mirnaa Menon.
Iraivan / August 25, 2023
This captivating dramedy is the result of the directorial and writing prowess of I Ahmed. Sudhan Sundaram and G. Jayaram under the banner of Passion Studios produced the film. It stars Jayam Ravi and Nayanthara in the lead roles, accompanied by Lachu Gram in a prominent supporting role.
In the film’s enigmatic plot, a man sets out on a mission seeking revenge, fueled by a burning rage that drives him into the heart of darkness. As the narrative unfolds, the tale of love, vengeance, and redemption entwines into a tapestry of emotions.
Thupparivaalan 2 / August 12, 2023
Vishal takes the reins not only as the lead but also as the director of this sequel to Thupparivaalan, the 2017 film directed by Mysskin.
Loosely inspired by the legendary fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, and his confidant John Watson, Mysskin's creation comes to life through Vishal's work. His portrayal of Kaniyan Poongundran is a detective with unparalleled observational and deduction skills. He was supported by Prasanna, Rahman, Munna Simon, and Adithya Menon.
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Behind the scenes, Vishal himself orchestrates the production, ensuring that every frame resonates with the story.
Most Anticipated Malayalam Movies for August 2023
King of Kotha / August 24, 2023
This adrenaline-pumping film was directed by Abhilash Joshiy as his directorial debut. Produced by Wayfarer Films and Zee Studios, this action-packed thriller stars Dulquer Salmaan in the lead role. Alongside him, the movie stars an ensemble cast of Prasanna, Shabeer Kallarakkal, Gokul Suresh, Nyla Usha, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Anikha Surendran, and Shammi Thilakan.
Amidst heart-racing action, the tale of a man torn between his inherited legacy and his yearning for a different life unfolds. Love finds its way into the dark alleys, as epitomised by the charming encounter between Tony and Tara.
Olam / August 4, 2023
Under the direction of VS Abhilash, the movie features Arjun Ashokan in the lead role. Lenaa, The female lead, also proves her prowess as the scriptwriter. Olam enthrals with an eclectic supporting cast including Noby Marcose, Binu Appu, Harisree Ashokan, and Chandra Menon.
The film’s gripping plot follows a man's quest to see his friend. But fate has something else in store when a mysterious and vibrant woman enters his life, altering the course of events forever.
Naufal Punathil on behalf of Punathil Productions produced the film.
Kannur Squad / August 25, 2023
Directed by debutant cinematographer Roby Varghese Raj, this action-packed venture marks Mammootty Kampany's fourth production. Penned by the talented duo, Muhammad Shafi and Rony David Raj, this film promises an electrifying cinematic experience.
Kannur Squad sets out to catch the culprits and unearth the secrets that remain in the shadows. The stellar cast, featuring Mammootty, Resh Lamba, Rony David, Shebin Benson, Shabareesh Varma, Deepak Parambol, and N.P. Nisa, drives the narrative forward.