Ever wondered why South Indian movies are so successful and have the highest-grossing numbers? Simple. The amazing production quality, the most ambitious sets, the astounding and thrilling action sequences, and the breathtaking cinematography and sound that are found in them are the primary reasons for this. As the year draws to a close, here is a list of the Top 5 Highest Grossing South Indian Movies of 2022.
When it comes to an amazingly gripping storyline, powerful actors, awesome content, and most importantly, the power of magical captivity, South Indian movies have risen and shined this year better than many others. Changing the face of the rapidly shifting paradigms of Indian cinema, South Indian movies have turned into the ultimate binge-watch experience, especially in the last couple of years. 2022 was the year when these movies grossed the maximum, and how!
So, today I thought let me share with you guys a list of the top 5 highest-grossing South Indian Movies of 2022:
KGF Chapter 2
With a budget of around 150 crores, this movie has amassed a gross of more than 1230 crores worldwide, thanks to a great storyline, a pre-set lead start with an awesome prequel, The story continues with Rocky who after establishing himself as the prime kingpin of the Kolar gold fields, must retain his supremacy over adversaries and government officials, while also coming to terms with his past.
This one had a humongous budget of around 425 crores. Yet, with stellar permutations and an amazing cast, this one managed to clock more than 1140 crores globally. The dashing duo of Ram Charan and Jr. NTR is the reason behind the supreme success. The story revolves around a fearless revolutionary and an officer in the British force who once had shared a deep bond and later decide to join forces and chart out an inspirational path of freedom against the despotic rulers.
Perhaps the biggest sensation of the year from Kannada cinema, this movie which was made under a budget of 16 crores managed to amass more than 420 crores worldwide, the OTT version having received the same adulation and love as the theatrical release. What happens when a fiery young man clashes with an unflinching forest officer in a village in the South where spirituality, fate and folklore rule the lands? Kantara! (BTW, the track “Varaha Roopam” is a haunting melody which I shall perhaps never be able to get outta my head! Awesome).
Ponniyin Selvan 1
Made with a humongous budget of 210 crores this one still made more than 500 crores worldwide albeit more was expected from this one. Mani Ratnam’s dream project, this epic historical action drama is the first in a 2-part series, dramatizing the early life of Chola Prince Arulmozhi Varman who would become the renowned emperor Rajaraja I. The highest-grossing Tamil film of 2022, this one was shot in various parts of India with also a few sequences being shot in Thailand.
This Kamal Hassan starrer which had a budget of around 115 crores collected more than 430 crores worldwide, whilst also breaking Bahubali’s record in Tamil Nadu and becoming the highest-grossing movie in that state. The story revolves around a special agent who investigates a murder committed by a masked group of serial killers. However, a tangled maze of clues soon leads him to the drug kingpin of Chennai. BTW this one is a spiritual successor of sorts, of a 1986 movie of the same name.
So, I hope you guys liked my little compiled list of the top 5 highest-grossing South Indian movies of 2022. Do let me know in the comments which one is your favourite. Also, stay tuned with us right here at Booxoul for the best in the fields of entertainment, travel, luxury, education, fun, finance, fashion, lifestyle, education, tech, and gadgets, as well as all things bookish. Keep an eye on this space until then for your daily dose of the best, which is simply better than the rest!