After back-to-back hits, Pushpa, RRR and KGF:2, South Indian films have dominated box-office collection in 2022. South Indian movies have made a huge impact in Indian as well as world cinema. When during the lockdown, Bollywood was running out of content, the south industry came to our rescue. Anupama Chopra claimed in an interview that regional cinema is here to stay. Today, Super hit South Indian movies are dubbed in Hindi to expand their reach to the masses, making them a household name when it comes to movie choice.
The trend started when Pokiri, a Mahesh Babu film was remade in Bollywood as Wanted and which became the highest grosser of Bollywood for 2008. Then next year, even Amir Khan starred in a South Indian remake Ghajini which also went on to become the highest grosser of Bollywood. After that, people started looking at South Indian films for masala or mass entertainment, earlier only known for action films.
Baahubali brought the real fame to South Indian films in the year 2012, when it stormed the overall Bollywood industry with its collection and the marketing strategy of it to launch the second part of Baahubali which became household favourite dialogue “Kattapa ne Baahubali ko kyon maara”. From there, there is no going back for South Indian cinema and people are watching all new south Indian released movies in Hindi. If you are also a South Indian movie fan, here we have brought you the list of top 50 best South Indian Movies dubbed in Hindi to watch in 2023.
List of Best South Indian Movies Dubbed in Hindi 2022 (Updated) –
1. K.G.F: Chapter 1
Box office: 250 crores
Cast: Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, and Ramachandra Raju
IMDb Rating: 8.5/10
In 1951, gold is discovered in Kolar Gold Fields (K.G.F) and a saviour is born on the same day. Set in the 1970s Bombay, the boy brought up in poverty becomes a mafia don. He comes back home as an undercover slave to fight the injustices by the owner of the notorious gold mine. The promise to his dying mother to become powerful and rich drives him to an unexpected path. The rise of an anti-hero and his tales of bravery makes him the “chosen one”. K.G.F: Chapter 2 will release on the 14th of April and none of us can keep calm!
2. Vikram Vedha
Box office: 600 million
Cast: Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi
IMDb Rating: 8.7/10
The film is an excellent crime thriller south indian film dubbed in Hindi. The righteous cop Vikram is on one side who believes in a clear line between good and evil. He sees things as black and white. The mysterious gangster Vedha is on the other side. Vikram accompanied by his partner Simon is on the hunt to capture Vedha. Vedha tries to change Vikram’s life, which leads to a conflict between them. Both R. Madhwan and Sethupathi have given the best performance of their career. Get ready to listen to Vedha’s stories and Vikram’s flawless responses. This is a must-watch South Indian movie if you are a fan of classic cinema with perfect character development. There are also rumours that Shahrukh Khan is remaking Vikram Vedha in Bollywood.
3. Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India
Box office: 100 crores
Cast: Allu Arjun, Amu Emmanuel and Arjun Sarja
IMDb Rating: 6.8/10
Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India (My Name is Surya and My Home is India) is a South Indian 2018 action movie starring the stylish actor Allu Arjun. Surya is a military officer who is facing anger management issues. He is suspended from the army for his short-tempered nature. Now, he needs to get a clearance certificate from his estranged father. Can Surya give up his anger and prove that he is fit to join the army? A complete entertainer and must-watch for all Allu Arjun fans. This is considered as one of the best South Indian movies in 2018 which has been dubbed into Hindi. It has been dubbed in Hindi under the title “Surya – The Brave Soldier”.
Box Office: 1200 crores
Actors: N.T. Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan Teja, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt,
IMDB Rating: 8.0/10
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A story about two revolutionaries, who shared a love for history and a passion for change. With a few days’ notice (which seemed like an eternity), they took off for parts unknown to fight for what was right: freedom for all people everywhere! Two legends, one common goal. It is considered as one of the best South Indian movies of 2022, based on critics review and IMDb rating.
Genre: Action/Adventure/ Drama/Thriller
Box Office: 200 crores
Actors: Rishab Shetty, Kishore Kumar G., Sapthami
IMDB Rating: 8.7/10
The film revolves around the conflict between humans and nature. A human character named Shiva is a rebel who defends his village and nature against evil forces. He is killed by them, but his death leads to war between the villagers and evil forces. It is one of the best Kannada movies 2022 in terms of IMDb rating and the critics recommendations.
6. Jai Bhim
Genre: Legal drama/ Mystery
Box Office: 45 crores
Cast: Suriya, Lijomol Jose; Manikandan
IMDb Rating: 9.4/10
Based on true events, it’s a story about a lower caste poor man who gets falsely accused of theft and gets arrested. His wife seeks help from a human-rights lawyer, Chandru who fights for tribal people. This is a movie about justice and truth, although delayed but never denied. It is one of the boldest films to come out of Tamil cinema & considered as one of the best South Indian movies dubbed in Hindi 2021.
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7. Movie 1 – Nenokkadine
Box office: 70 crores
Cast: Mahesh Babu and Kriti Sanon
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
The film is a mind-bending psychological thriller. A rock star (Mahesh Babu) must overcome his psychological inhibitions to seek revenge for his parent’s death. He is not able to differentiate between his reality and fantasies. The movie has been dubbed into Hindi as “Ek Ka Dum”. The film is a must-watch if you are a fan of psychologically challenging films. Let’s see if you can separate illusion and reality after watching the film.
Box office: 570 million
Cast: Vikram and Sadha
IMDb Rating: 8.2/10
Anniyan is an action thriller film. A disillusioned common man who is frustrated with the widespread corruption develops multiple personalities to restore justice and punish the guilty. He opens his website and asks people to send complaints. Vikram delivers an amazing performance in this spine-chilling thriller. The film has been dubbed into Hindi as Apirichit. Do not miss the film for Vikram’s spectacular personality switches.
Box office: 26 crores
Cast: Allu Arjun, Anushka Shetty, Manoj Manchu, Manoj Bajpayee, Saranya Ponvannan, Deeksha Seth, and Lekha Washington
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
The Story revolves around 5 principal characters. A terrorist threat puts the lives of these five people in danger and their stories meet in one place. A heart-touching story of five protagonists with a strong social message. Manoj Vajpayee and Allu Arjun have delivered spectacular performances. The movie has been dubbed into Hindi as “Antim Faisla”.
Box Office: 93 crores
Cast: Dhanush and Manju Warrier
IMDb Rating: 8.6/10
A boy avenges the death of his brother by killing an upper-caste man. The father played by Dhanush, a silent calm personality does everything in his power to protect his son. Vetrimaaran is the most versatile director of Tamil cinema who keeps you on the edge throughout this revenge drama. Packed with strong performances and a gut-wrenching storyline, it became a critical and commercial success. It was remade in Telugu as Narappa (2021).
Box office: 220-250 crores
Cast: Rajinikanth, Vijay Sethupathi, Simran, Trisha, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bobby Simha, Sanath, Megha Akash, and Malvika Mohanan
IMDb Rating: 7.3/10
Starring Rajnikanth as the hero and Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the villain, a deadly blockbuster combination. The story begins when Kaali (played by Rajnikanth) takes up the job as a boy’s hostel warden at a college in Ooty. It revolves around him and the bond he creates with Anwar, a boy from the hostel. Only when we delve into the past life of Kaali do we get to know the relationship he shares with Anwar. It’s interesting to see the past unfold. This is one of the most successful South Indian movies dubbed in Hindi in 2019.
12. Drishyam 2
Box Office: 67.13 crore
Cast: Esther Anil, Meena, Anjali Nair, and Mohanlal
IMDb Rating: 8.6/10
Slow-burning suspense-packed story of a family in an investigation that haunts them after 6 years. A sequel to a terrible event that destroyed Georgekutty’s family and is still playing with his present. The question is will he be able to save his family again? This film keeps the audience searching for answers till the very end.