3 South films that rocked the first half of 2023, watch now – News18

A look at the hits and flops in the South Indian film industry.

From blockbusters to visual treats, the first half of 2023 saw a mixed fortune at the box office in South India.

The first half of 2023 has been an eventful period for South films. With a wide variety of films hitting the silver screen, the box office saw a mix of hits and flops. Although there have been many hits, the films from January to June have also faced disappointment. Some of the films did not live up to the expectations of the audience and proved to be flops at the box office. From big budget blockbusters to small budget gems, the industry has something to offer for every movie lover. Let’s take a closer look at some of the box office reports and learn about the hits and flops that shaped the industry.

1. Ponniyin Selvan: II

Ponniyin Selvan: II, directed by noted filmmaker Mani Ratnam and backed by Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions, serves as a follow-up to Ponniyin Selvan: I. The stellar cast includes Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha. R. Sarathkumar, Jayaram, Prabhu, Aishwarya Lakshmi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Vikram Prabhu, Prakash Raj, Rahman, and R. Parthiban. The phenomenal success of the hit film has left a lasting impression at the worldwide box office with an astonishing collection of 342.4 crores.

2. Varisu

The Thalapathy Vijay starrer has crossed Rs 300 crore in terms of worldwide earnings, making it his highest-grossing film. In the box office battle, the family drama emerged victorious, releasing alongside Ajith’s Thunivu. This heartwarming tale has received acclaim from both critics and audiences of diverse backgrounds. Though it took some time, Vijay’s family drama managed to cross the Rs 300 crore mark after achieving the Rs 250 crore mark in just 11 days. By the end of its 26 days, the film has reportedly earned over Rs 300 crore worldwide, leading to the unveiling of a new poster to celebrate its remarkable success.

3. Dussehra

Dussehra, starring Nani and Keerthy Suresh in lead roles, has made a significant impact at the box office since its release. The film has received immense love from the audience, resulting in impressive numbers. Recently, the makers of the film revealed the updated box office earnings, which is indeed remarkable. Dussehra has not only performed exceptionally well domestically but has also achieved success in the international markets. The total global box office collection of Dussehra is 114.14 crores. This remarkable achievement is a source of pride for the entire team who have put in tremendous efforts. Directed by debutant director Shrikant Odela, the film has left a lasting impression on both the audience and the critics. The film has successfully attracted a large number of NRI audiences.