All Upcoming Nayanthara Movies and TV Shows in 2024 and 2025

Popularly known as the “Lady Superstar” of Indian Cinema, Nayanthara made her acting debut featuring in the 2003 Malayalam film ‘Manassinakkare’ while making her Tamil cinema debut in 2005 with ‘Ayya’ and Telugu cinema debut in 2006 with ‘Lakshmi.’ She has several accolades under her name, including the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Telugu and the Nandi Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Goddess Sita in the 2011 mythological movie ‘Sri Rama Rajyam.’ In the following years, Nayanthara, on the back of her stellar onscreen performances, earned the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Tamil and Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress for the 2013 romantic comedy-drama film ‘Raja Rani,’ the 2015 action comedy movie ‘Naanum Rowdy Dhaan,’ and the 2017 political drama ‘Aramm.’

As Nayanthara’s acting career progressed, she cemented herself as the go-to actress for women-centric films as she features in ‘Anaamika,’ ‘Maya,’ ‘Kolamavu Kokila,’ ‘Airaa,’ and ‘Netrikann.’ Several of her notable works also include ‘Ghajini,’ ‘Bodyguard,’ ‘Kaashmora,’ ‘Viswasam,’ ‘Bigil,’ ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy,’ and ‘Yaaradi Nee Mohini.’ In total, she has five Filmfare Awards South and eight South Indian International Movie Awards to her name. Having acted in over 80 movies throughout her successful acting career, her recent role in ‘Jawan’ alongside Shah Rukh Khan has our readers wondering about her future movies and TV shows.

1. Nayanthara: Beyond the Fairy Tale (TBA)

The Nelix docuseries titled ‘Nayanthara: Beyond the Fairy Tale’ will star Nayanthara as we get a glimpse into the love story of the South Indian actress who had a fairytale wedding with filmmaker Vignesh Shivan. Helmed by Gautham Vasudev Menon, the show will also take the viewers on the couple’s journey — how they met, how they love, and how they get ready to take the next step in their lives.

Having tied the knot on June 9, 2022, the married couple — Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan were expecting to have their documentary series released in October of the same year. However, its release was delayed indefinitely reportedly due to the busy schedule of Nayanthara’s husband. it is currenrly in its pos-tprodution phase and is yet to get a relese date.

2. Mannangatti: Since 1960 (TBA)

‘Mannangatti: Since 1960’ is an upcoming Tamil period drama written and directed by Dude Vicky and will star Nayanthara and Yogi Babu in lead roles. While the filming is ongoing, the creators have successfully ensured that the plot remains under wraps. The rest of the cast includes Gouri Kishan, Devadarshini Chetan, and Narendra Prasath. The film is in its post-production and a release date remains to be revealed. Take a look at the motion poster here.

3. Test (TBA)

Based on a test cricket match, ‘Test’ is a sports drama movie directed by S. Sashikanth that stars Nayanthara as one of the leads alongside Madhavan, Meera Jasmine, Siddharth, and Kaali Venkat. It will be the first time in 17 years that Madhavan and Siddharth star together in a movie after the Hindi film ‘Rang De Basanti’ (2006). The plot, written by Suman Kumar, will center on the lives of three people underscored by a historic international cricket test match in Chennai. Currently in post-production, ‘Test’ is yet to receive a release date.

4. Paattu (TBA)

Nayanthara and Fahadh Faasil will star in the Malayalam movie ‘Paattu’ (translates to ‘Song’ in English) written and directed by Alphonse Puthren. This one’s plot too is under wraps, the project was slated to begin production in January 2024. Since then, there have been no reports. Anikha Surendran is also a part of the cast. More details are awaited.

5. Thani Oruvan 2 (TBA)

A sequel to the 2015 film ‘Thani Oruvan,’ ‘Thani Oruvan 2’ is an upcoming action thriller movie written and directed by Mohan Raja that will see Nayanthara and Jayam Ravi reprise their respective roles as Mahima and Mithran IPS. Mohan Raja is also cast. As per reports, shooting for the project was set to commence in early 2024. Thus, we can expect the movie to be released sometime in 2025, possibly in the first half. You can watch the announcement video here.

6. Wikki6 (TBA)

‘Wikki6’, an action comedy film helmed by Vignesh Shivan, his sixth directorial, will feature Nayanthara as one of the lead characters, alongside Vijay Sethupathi and Pradeep Ranganathan. S.J. Suryah and Mysskin are also cast. The story shows what happens when a father and his son are smitten by the same call girl. Kamal Haasan serves as a producer. As of March 2023, the screenwriter Vignesh Shivan was reported to be working on the script for ‘Wikki6.’ At the moment, it is in the pre-production stage.

7. Untitled Raghava Lawrence/Rathinakumar Project (TBA)

Set to star in an upcoming untitled movie project alongside Raghava Lawrence, Nayanthara will work under the direction of Rathna Kumar, who is best known for his work on ‘Aadai,’ ‘Meyaadha Maan,’ and ‘Bench Talkies.’ Although most of the plot details are kept under wraps, what we can tell you is that it will be a pure horror film and is currently in its pre-production stage. Nayanthara is not a stranger to the horror genre as she stars in ‘Airaa,’ ‘Maya,’ and ‘Kolaiyuthir Kaalam.’

8. Dear Students (TBA)

Co-written and co-directed by debutants Sandeep Kumar and George Philip Roy, ‘Dear Students’ is set to star Nayanthara in the lead female role. Reuniting with her after the 2019 comedy-drama movie ‘Love Action Drama’ will be Nivin Pauly, who is also attached as one of the producers of the project. No other details about the project, which is in pre-production, are available as of now. You can watch Nayanthara’s onboard announcement video here.

9. Benz (TBA)

Directed by Bakkiyaraj Kannan, ‘Benz’ will star Nayanthara, Raghava Lawrence, and Suriya. Currently in its pre-production phase, the script has been penned by Lokesh Kanagaraj. Lokesh’s track record, with ‘Master,’ ‘Vikram,’ and ‘Kaithi,’ promises that ‘Benz’ will be a full-fledged action flick. More details about this project are awaited, including a release date.

10. Spirit (TBA)

Currently in its pre-production, ‘Spirit’ is written and to be directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga. Nayanthara stars alongside Prabhas and Kiara Advani. While the plot is under wraps, the story will be of an honest police officer.

11. Bazooka (TBA)

Nayanthara will be teaming up with Mammootty for filmmaker-actor Gautham Vasudev Menon’s Malayalam directorial debut ‘Bazooka.’ Nayanthara and Mammootty will be playing the leads. While the film is expected to arrive in 2025, there are no reports about production, and it is in its script stage.

12. Untitled Nayanthara/Arunraja Kamaraj Project (TBA)

The only news about this project, reprtedly titled ‘Prince-Prince,’ is that director Arunraja Kamaraj and Nayanthara are coming together. Kamaraj directed ‘Kanaa’ (2018), ‘Nenjukku Needhi’ (2022), and the web series ‘Label’ (2023), all of which were well-received. An announcement of the film is expected to be made soon along with other details about production and release.

13. Baiju Bawra (TBA)

To be directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, this is the remake of the 1952 Hindi romance musical directed by Vijay Bhatt. It follows Baiju, a young musician, who challenges Mughal Emperor Akbar’s court musical maestro Tansen for a musical duel. This is so that Baiju can avenge his father’s death for which he holds Tansen responsible. Along with Nayanthara, Ranveer Singh, and Alia Bhatt are also reported to be in it. More details about this intriguing project are awaited.

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