Mumbai: After establishing itself as a pioneer in exhibiting path-breaking films like Devadasa (Telugu) and Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakeel (Malayalam) for audience across the southern landscape, Viacom18 Studios looks at further consolidating its position in the regional market with a slew of six films in its South slate for the year 2019-2020.
Indulging India’s diverse audience with assorted and delectable flavors of cinema, the studio presents its upcoming south slate with films starring the biggest names of the industry. These six films will be made in Telugu and Tamil languages are expected to release by the end of this year.
Commenting on the line up, Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Studios, says, “I have always believed that good content transcends regions, languages and even platforms and our recent content successes especially across regional markets is a testament to this belief. As story tellers, we want to continue to tell good stories and connect with our audiences and are collaborating with some of the best talent especially in the South to further consolidate and strengthen our position in the market.”
The studio has carved its place in the industry at the pinnacle of entertaining and meaningful cinema. In Telugu, the studio has signed ‘MANMADHUDU – 2’, A rom-com sequel to blockbuster movie Manmadhudu, starring Nagarjuna and Rakul Preet Singh and directed by Rahul Ravindran that is set for release on 9thAugust 2019.
In Tamil, the studio has signed five movies namely ‘KANNUM KANNUM KOLLAIYADITHAAL”, an upcoming romantic film starring Dulquer Salmaan and Rithu Varma in the lead roles and directed by Desingh Periyasamy, SARBATH, movie staring Kathir and Rahasya in the lead and directed by Prabhakar, TUGHLAK DURBAR, a mass film with satire, drama and action, the film will be a political fantasy starring Vijay Sethupati and directed by Delli Prasad. An Untitled drama based movie Starring Chiyaan Vikram that will be directed by R. Ajay Gnanamuthu and a musical by AR Rahman that will be released in August 2020 and another Unitiled film with Karthi and Jyothika in the lead and directed by Jeethu Joseph that will be released in October 2019.