8 Romantic Movies From South India That We Couldn’t Help But Fall In Love With

Written by Indrani Karmakar  • 

It’s almost impossible to loathe a film that so beautifully captures what it is like to be in love. Romance is a genre that has constantly dominated the big screen. Of course, the plots have changed with time, but the writers and directors have persisted on these heartwarming stories. South Indian movies have recently greatly aided in rediscovering this genre. In fact, Bollywood, which is famous for its romantic dramas, has tough competition with these films from the South emerging as fan favorites. To help you restore your trust in this genre, we have chosen a few films for you to binge watch. Read on to add them to your must-watch list!

1. Sita Ramam

Sita Ramam
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Sita Ramam is a beautifully written love story. It starts with Lieutenant Ram, the orphan Indian army man deployed at the Kashmir borders in 1964. He begins receiving love messages from Sita Mahalakshmi anonymously. Then he sets out on a mission to find Sita and confess his love for her. How romantic could it get?

2. Sillu Karuppatti

Sillu Karuppatti
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The movie,Sillu Karuppatti is an anthology of four love stories with protagonists from four different age groups. The only thing that truly unites them is love. The director aims to depict love from a broader perspective through four characters, each revealing different life stages. Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it?

3. Kumbalangi Nights

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The movie Kumbalangi Nights focuses on the conflicted relationship between four siblings who live in an unhappy home. The film is set in a fishing hamlet. The story explores how the brothers eventually come together to defend one another as a family. It also depicts the story of these misfits who discover the value for family through love.

4. Fidaa

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The main focus of the playful love story Fidaa is the romance between Bhanumathi (Sai Pallavi) & Varun (Varun Tej). Despite falling in love, they have different objectives and priorities. How Varun convinces Banumathi to marry him is the primary tension in the narrative.

5. O Kadhal Kanmani

O Kadhal Kanmani
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In the movie O Kadhal Kanmani, is set in the busy city of Mumbai, where two young individuals decide to pursue a causal relationship. They decide against getting married and instead opt to live together. They keep having fun until they get to a fork in the road where they need to decide whether to stay together or seperate.

6. Premam

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George’s love and affection are examined throughout this romantic comedy Premam. From his school days to adolescence, the story’s main character is a young boy who experiences several stages of love. First, during his school career and again during her college years. His ideal of finding love seems to be within grasp, but it never materializes.

7. Varane Avashyamund

Varane Avashyamund
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This slice-of-life story focuses on the connections and effects of four people residing within the same apartment complex. French instructor Neena (Shobana) and teenage daughter Nikitha, who only want an arranged marriage, are single mothers. While retiring, Major Unnikrishnan is uninterested and reluctant to interact with anyone. And a teenager named Fraud (Dulquer) is virtually in charge of his priorities. So you can see the kind of diverse situations we are talking about!

8. Kathmandu Shuruvaagide

Kathmandu Shuruvaagide
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This plodding romance drama explores love and marriage from several perspectives. The three spouses whose love stories are shown in the movie are Diganth & Pooja Devariya, Ashwin Rao Pallaki & Shreya Anchan, followed by the elderly couple Babu Hirannaiah & Aruna Balraj. The slow-moving love story allows you to connect to any of these couples and feel the warmth of love in person

The movie industry in South India had previously earned a name in power pact action movies. However, these gems are evidence that the industry has more than just action movies. All the popular OTT platforms have the best collection of such films, which can promise to hook you to the screen through the movie’s length. So which of these movies are you a fan of? Let us know in the comments section!

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