High-Budget South Indian Blockbusters: Leading the Film Industry – 2024 Updated List

Embark on a cinematic journey into the realm of extravagance and grandeur with our exploration of the “Highest Budget South Indian Movies.” In the ever-evolving landscape of cinema, South Indian filmmakers continually push boundaries, investing significant resources to create awe-inspiring spectacles that captivate audiences worldwide.

From lavish sets to cutting-edge special effects, these films represent the pinnacle of cinematic opulence, setting new standards for production values and scale. Join us as we delve into the world of high-budget South Indian blockbusters, celebrating the creativity, ambition, and innovation that define these remarkable cinematic ventures.

Highest Budget South Indian Movies List

Serial No Movie Title
1 Aswathama
2 Pattas
3 Ranarangam
4 Rangasthalam
5 K.G.F: Chapter 2
6 K.G.F: Chapter 1
7 Anjaam Pathiraa
8 Chal Mohan Ranga
9 Ponniyin Selvan
10 Mahavir Karna
11 Surya The Brave Soldier
12 Operation Gold Fish
13 Khakee The Real Police
14 Mahaabali 2 (The Villain)
15 Pushpa
16 Ruler
17 Chanakya
18 Bruce Lee – The Fighter
19 Nannaku Prematho
20 RRR
21 Adipurush

1. Aswathama



Aswathama is a new released South Indian Hindi dubbed movie which is full of action scenes. In this film, you can watch a great thriller story. I have watched this film on New Year with my friends in a theatre. Mehreen and Naga Shaurya played lead roles in this film.

2. Pattas


Pattas is a new released Tamil movie in Hindi dubbed in which you can watch a great story based on action, martial arts. The story of this film will blow your mind completely. All characters in this film played superb roles.

3. Ranarangam


Ranarangam is an excellent film in Hindi dubbed in which you can watch a great action, suspense and thriller story. You can also watch a fantastic romantic love story in this film between Sharwanand and Kajal Aggarwal.

4. Rangasthalam


Rangasthalam is a new released South Indian Hindi dubbed movie which is full of action. In this film, you can watch a superb romantic love story between Ram and Samantha. All characters played superb roles in this film. Pooja Hegde doing an item song dance in this film.

5. K.G.F: Chapter 2

K.G.F Chapter 2


K.G.F: Chapter 2 is a new released Kannada action, suspense and thriller movie in Hindi dubbed. In this film you can watch a great story. All characters in this film played superb roles.

6. K.G.F: Chapter 1


K.G.F: Chapter 1 is a superb Kannada movie in Hindi dubbed that is based on suspense and thriller. In this film you can watch a great story with lots of action scenes.

7. Anjaam Pathiraa

Anjaam Pathiraa


Anjaam Pathiraa is a new released Malayalam movie in Hindi dubbed which is full of action, crime and thriller. The story of this film is very interesting in which you can watch a great story. I have watched this film in a theatre with my friends and we have really enjoy this film.

8. Chal Mohan Ranga

Chal Mohan Ranga

Chal Mohan Ranga is a latest South Indian movie which has been released on 5 April 2018. Film directed by Krishna Chaitanya and S. Thaman given its music. Movie story scripted by Trivikram Srinivas and Pawan Kalyan, Trivikram Srinivas, N. Sudhakar Reddy produced this movie. There are many songs in this movie like Pedda Puli (Rahul Sipligunj), Very Very Sad (Yazin Nizar, Sanjana Divaker Kalmanje).

9. Ponniyin Selvan

Ponniyin Selvan


Ponniyin Selvan: I (transl. The Son of Ponni), also known and marketed as PS-1, is a 2022 Indian Tamil-language epic historical action film directed by Mani Ratnam, who co-wrote it with Elango Kumaravel and B. Jeyamohan. Produced by Ratnam and Subaskaran Allirajah under Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions, it is the first of two cinematic parts based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s 1955 novel, Ponniyin Selvan.

10. Mahavir Karna

Mahavir Karna

Mahavir Karna is an upcoming south Indian action, historical war movie in Hindi dubbed in which you can watch a great story that is full of suspense.

11. Surya The Brave Soldier (Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India)

Surya The Brave Soldier

Surya The Brave Soldier (Naa Peru Surya, Naa Illu India) is a superb Telugu movie in Hindi dubbed that is based action and thriller. In this film you can watch a great story that will blow your mind. All characters in this film played superb roles.

12. Operation Gold Fish

Operation Gold Fish

Operation Gold Fish is a 2019 Indian Telugu-language action thriller film written and directed by Sai Kiran Adivi and produced by Vinayakudu Talkies, U&I Entertainments. The story is inspired by true events of mass exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the valley in the 1990s.

13. Khakee The Real Police (Thoongaa Vanam)

Khakee The Real Police

Thoongaa Vanam is a 2015 Indian action thriller film directed by Rajesh M. Selva. The film stars an ensemble cast including Kamal Haasan, Prakash Raj, Trisha, Kishore, Sampath Raj, Guru Somasundaram, Yugi Sethu, Aman Abdullah, Asha Sharath, Madhu Shalini and Jagan. It was filmed simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu languages, the latter titled Cheekati Rajyam (transl. Kingdom of darkness).

14. Mahaabali 2 (The Villain)

The Villain

The Villain is a 2018 Indian action thriller film written and directed by Prem and produced by C. R. Manohar. It stars Shiva Rajkumar, Sudeepa and Amy Jackson, while Saranya Ponvannan, Srikanth and Mithun Chakraborty play supporting roles. The score and soundtrack of the film were composed by Arjun Janya. The film was released on 18 October 2018.

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15. Pushpa


One of the biggest blockbusters of 2020, Pushpa: The Rise is also one of the most expensive South films made in India. The movie stars Allu Arjun in the lead role and has some deadly action sequences. The movie also has Rashmika Mandana and Samantha Prabhu in important roles.

16. Ruler


Ruler is a 2019 Indian Telugu-language action drama film, produced by C. Kalyan under CK Entertainments & Happy Movies banners and directed by K. S. Ravikumar and . starring Nandamuri Balakrishna, Vedhika, Sonal Chauhan, Bhumika Chawla, and music composed by Chirantan Bhatt

17. Chanakya


Chanakya is a 2019 Indian Telugu-language spy action thriller film directed by Thiru and produced by Rama Brahmam Sunkara under AK Entertainments banner. The film features Gopichand, Zareen Khan and Mehreen Pirzada in the lead roles, is marking Thiru’s Telugu debut as director and Khan’s acting debut in Telugu films.

18. Bruce Lee – The Fighter

Bruce Lee - The Fighter

Bruce Lee: The Fighter[4] is a 2015 Indian Telugu-language masala film directed by Sreenu Vaitla who co-wrote the film with Kona Venkat and Gopimohan. Produced by D. V. V. Danayya under the banner DVV Entertainments, the film stars Ram Charan, Arun Vijay, Rakul Preet Singh, Kriti Kharbhanda, Sampath Raj and Nadiya Moidu.

19. Nannaku Prematho

Nannaku Prematho

Nannaku Prematho (transl. To father, with love) is a 2016 Indian Telugu-language action thriller film[1] written and directed by Sukumar and produced by B. V. S. N. Prasad under Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra, Bhogavalli Bapineedu and Reliance Entertainment. The film, set in London, stars N. T. Rama Rao Jr., Jagapathi Babu, Rajendra Prasad and Rakul Preet Singh.[4] Nannaku Prematho marks the 25th film of Rama Rao Jr. as an actor.

20. RRR


Starring Ram Charan, Jr NTR and Alia Bhatt in the lead, RRR is an epic period action drama and narrates the story of two revolutionaries fighting against the British Raj. The film turned out to be a blockbuster. As per India Today, the makers of RRR spent a massive amount of moolah on its production. It was made on a budget of Rs 450 crore.

21. Adipurush


Scheduled to hit the screens in January 2023, Adipurush is a multilingual period drama starring Prabhas, Saif Ali Khan and Kriti Sanon in the lead. Directed by Om Raut, the magnum opus is an adaptation of the Indian epic Ramayana. According to a DNA report, the film is made on a budget of Rs 500 crore.


The exploration of the “Highest Budget South Indian Movies” unveils a diverse array of cinematic marvels, each a testament to the industry’s commitment to pushing artistic boundaries.

From the gripping narratives of “Rangasthalam” to the epic scale of “K.G.F: Chapter 2,” these films showcase the region’s prowess in storytelling and production.

As the South Indian film industry continues to evolve and innovate, these high-budget ventures stand as shining examples of creativity, ambition, and technical excellence.

Through their cinematic endeavors, filmmakers have not only entertained audiences but also elevated the standards of Indian cinema on the global stage, promising an exciting future filled with even more groundbreaking productions.

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