Have you imagined watching the best South Indian movies of 2021 from the comfort of your home? Well, you have you covered with this list which consists of films that will either be a laughing riot or thrill you to sit at the edge of the seat until the end. South Indian films are always the powerhouse of the cinema industry when it comes to providing original and intense content that serves value in our lives or really makes us feel something.
Over the years, the South Indian film industry has evolved to deliver us with unforgettable gems, starting from Jersey and Drishyam to Super Deluxe and Kavaludaari. A big contributor to their success is definitely the shift from theatre to OTTs which makes the content more accessible and 2021 saw one of the finest plays on our screens. Let us have a look at them.
Best South Indian Movies of 2021 You Can Stream On OTTs
Probably one of the best films of 2021, South Indian or otherwise, Jai Bhim is a legal drama that will leave you with thoughts on today’s society be it the class divide or how the judiciary system functions. Actor Suriya plays the role of Chandru in the film and delivers a performance of a lifetime assisted by other brilliant performances of Lijomol Jose as Senggeni, Manikandan as Rajakannu and others. It is the first Indian film to become the highest user-rated film on IMDb with a score of 9.4/10. Check out the trailer for the film below and stream it right away on Amazon Prime Video.
Drishyam 2: The Resumption
Six years after the haunting events of Drishyam, the sequel to the blockbuster is more grounded on the after-effects of something as heinous as murder that takes a toll on the family along with police brutality and abuse. However, if you think the charm of intrigue is lost in this film then you are wrong, as it makes you anticipate and have a final laugh as the twists appear one after the other. Check out the trailer below.
The Great Indian Kitchen
The Great Indian Kitchen is a Malayalam-language drama that threads on the lines of romance, feminism and independence. Written and directed by Jeo Baby, the film revolves around a newly married couple who struggle in their relationship as the wife does not give into submissiveness that the husband and his family would like her to. The film not only won hearts but, also awards at various events. Check out the teaser below and watch the film on Amazon Prime Video.
Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum
Another refreshing take on patriarchy and freedom is offered by this Tamil anthology film titled Sivaranjiniyum Innum Sila Pengalum. The film is directed by Vasanth S Sai and is unique in its presentation of telling the mundane stories of everyday women suppressed under the world dominated by men. You can watch the trailer for the film below.
Fahadh Faasil is one of the most critically acclaimed actors out there. Any movie the man stars in is downright a hit and resonates with you long after you have finished watching it. Malik, a Malayalam-language political thriller, is yet another shining stone on his crown. In fact, maybe, his career’s best! The film deals with corruption and includes a lot of family drama. Check out the trailer.
To be more convinced as to why you should watch this masterpiece, read: Amazon Prime’s Malik: 3 Reasons to Watch Fahadh Faasil Starrer. The film is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
The 2021 Kannada film Ikkat is not extravagant and actually deals with a very relevant issue- a marriage falling apart but put together by the pandemic. The film is a piece that will make you laugh and feel good with some unforgettable moments. Directed by Esham and Haseen Khan, the use of COVID as an inspiration to create this film is truly commendable. Watch the film now on Amazon Prime Video and check out the trailer below.
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