In the age of OTT platforms, stacking up monthly and yearly subscriptions can quickly burn a hole in your pocket, and add to the fact that every other company is implementing its streaming service, this can further increase the damage to your wallets.
But fear not, for before the introduction of these OTT platforms, there was YouTube, and the website has loads of content just waiting for you to be explored. When it comes to South Indian Cinema, YouTube has a great library of films that you can watch for free. Some of these films have won several accolades and are considered as some of the finest films of their time.
Which is why we have decided to make a list of the Top South Indian Movies you can watch for free on YouTube.
Top South Indian Movies On YouTube
Ugramm is a Kannada action thriller film directed by Prashanth Neel. The film stars Srimurali and Haripriya in the lead roles, as the story revolves around Agastya and his fight against the local mafia. The film was released on 21 February 2014 to positive reviews, with many praising the cinematography and action sequences of the film. The cast delivers powerful performances, with SriMurali stealing the show with his amazing performance. The story moves at a brisk pace, keeping things interesting until the very end. The film was a commercial success as well, with it completing a run of 150 days, and earning over 30 Crores at the Box Office.
Ulidavaru Kandanthe (Kannada)
Written and directed by Rakshit Shetty in his directorial debut, Ulidavaru Kandante is a Kannada neo-noir crime drama anthology film starring Shetty himself, along with Kishore, Tara, Achyuth Kumar, Rishab Shetty, and Yagna Shetty in the supporting roles. The story revolves around a journalist, uncovering a high-profile murder case through the perspectives of different people, and their stories. The film has everything that you’d want in a crime drama; a thrilling narrative, stellar screenplay, great acting, outstanding Background score and interesting characters. The nonlinear storytelling approach pays off beautifully and makes Ulidavaru Kandanthe for an outstanding watch.
Anbe Sivam (Tamil)
This comedy-drama film directed by Sundar C is one of the finest Tamil films ever made. The film stars Kamal Hassan, along with Madhavan and Kiran Rathod in the lead roles, as it tells the story of two men on an unexpected journey from Bhubaneswar to Chennai and the difficulties, they face due to their contrasting personalities. The film was released on 15 January 2003 to positive reviews but failed to perform well at the box office, however over the years, has gained legendary status, and is now regarded as one of the classics of the Tamil Film Industry.
Apoorva Raagangal (Tamil)
This romantic drama film written and directed by K. Balachander marked the debut of the superstar Rajnikanth, and featured some of the top actors of the industry at the time; Kamal Haasan, Sundarrajan, Srividya and Jayasudha. The film revolves around the drama of two relationships involving single parents, and was a massive breakthrough for Srividya and Haasan, and launched their careers into superstardom. The film was praised for its take on Indian social mores, and was a commercial as well as a critical success, with it winning several awards, including three National Film Awards, and three Filmfare Awards South.
Probably one of the most influential and successful films in the Mollywood, Drishyam single-handedly brought Malayalam film Industry a worldwide appeal and was also the highest-grossing Malayalam film at the time of its release. The film tells a beautiful story full of suspense and twists. You’ll find yourself getting emotionally attached to characters and the way that the story plays out will keep you on the edge of your seat. The film was so successful, that it was remade into four other Indian languages: Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, and Telugu and was also the first Indian film to be remade in Chinese.
This coming-of-age romantic drama written and directed by Alphonse Puthren stars Nivin Pauly, Sai Pallavi, Madonna Sebastian and Anupama Parameswaran in the lead roles. The film tells the story of a young man named George and his romantic journey takes him through several stages of life. The film was very well received and was praised for its direction, screenplay, acting, music, cinematography, and editing. The film is regarded as one of the best love stories in the industry and won several accolades, including seven Filmfare awards and seven South Indian International Movie Awards.
Ye Maya Chesave (Telugu)
Written and directed by Gautham Menon, Ye Maaya Chesave is a romantic drama film starring Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Akkineni in the lead roles. The film revolves around Karthik, an aspiring assistant director who falls in love with a Christian girl, her father opposes their relationship due to religious differences. The film featured music scored by two-time Academy Award winner A. R. Rahman, it went to gain Cult status over the years. The film was praised for its realistic and raw approach and beautifully written dialogues, The film also marked Samantha’s film debut, winning her Best Female Debut accolade.
Happy Days (Telugu)
Happy Days is one of those films, that has attained cult status over the years. Written and directed by Sekhar Kammula, The film stars Varun Sandesh and Tamannaah in the lead roles, and tells the story of eight engineering students and their bond of friendship and how they deal with various problems. Happy Days is an extremely nostalgic film, with relatable characters, that will remind you of your college days, the story is filled with emotional and nostalgic moments that will make you think of your college days. The actors do a great job in portraying the characters and have good chemistry. Overall Happy Days is a feel-good film that everyone can relate to and should watch.
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