12 South Indian Movies That Made More Money Than Many Bollywood Hits

South Indian movies when compared to Bollywood does not always have the luxury of getting nationwide and universal attention. There are usually rare misconceptions too outside regarding it is only Bollywood movies from India that are universally appealing and having blockbuster value. But South Indian films (we are talking about Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil and Marathi) produce good and enjoyable films that occasionally Bollywood remake too. So, we at The Cinemaholic here are listing some of the highest-grossing South Indian Films that actually made more money than many Bollywood films.

Even though many of the films mentioned here are strictly commercial and gained such gross heavily due to fan bases, huge buzzes, and due to the assistance of many popular production companies, there is no denying that at least some of them possess greater artistic value than many of the utter trash Bollywood hits. It is to be noted that the ranking is strictly based on commercial achievements and there can be slight variations in the final gross value of some of these. With that clarified, here is the list of 12 biggest South Indian movie hits.


12. Magadheera (2009, Telugu) – Rs. 150 crores


11. Lingaa (2014, Tamil) – est. Rs. 154 crores


10. Theri (2016, Tamil) – est. Rs. 156 crores

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9. Khaidi No. 150 (2017, Telugu) – Rs. 164 crores

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8. Thuppakki (2012, Tamil) – Rs. 180 crores

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7. Pulimurugan (2016, Malayalam) – Rs. 180 crores