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Top 8 South films that ruled Bollywood in 2022

Top 8 south films that ruled Bollywood in 2022

From the highest-grossing blockbusters to the cult classics, South Indian films have left an indelible mark on the landscape of Bollywood in 2022. Over the past few years, we have seen steady growth in the number of South Indian films being released in Bollywood and their reception has been nothing short of spectacular. With the promise of an exciting new year ahead, let’s take a look at the top 8 South Indian films that have reigned supreme in 2022.

Top 8 South films that ruled Bollywood in 2022
Top 8 South films that ruled Bollywood in 2022

 From the highly anticipated KGF Chapter 2 to the much-awaited RRR, South films have stolen the hearts of moviegoers all over the world.

1. KGF Chapter 2:

KGF 3 is on the way, Post Credit scene hints at it
KGF Chapter 2 still

KGF Chapter 2, the sequel to the 2018 blockbuster KGF, had fans eagerly waiting for its release. Starring Yash, Sanjay Dutt, and Raveena Tandon, the film proved to be an instant hit. With Yash and Sanjay Dutt’s intensive acting, stunning visuals, heart-stopping action sequences, and engaging story, KGF: Chapter 2 was one of the top box office earners in 2022. KGF 2 crossed Rs 1000 crore at the domestic box office. The Yash film is the second PAN India release after Baahubali 2 to achieve such an Everest feat.

2. RRR:

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RRR movie still

The magnum opus of SS Rajamouli’s films has created waves of excitement all over the world. From India to the United States, people have been mesmerized by the incredible storytelling, visual effects, and innovative cinematography of his films. Now, the film has been nominated for two categories at the prestigious Golden Globe Awards, to be held in January 2023.

From the red carpet to the awards podium, the journey of RRR is sure to be an exciting one – and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for this captivating movie!RRR, starring Jr NTR, Ram Charan, and Alia Bhatt, was touted as a historical drama set in the pre-independence era. The film was one of the highest grosser of 2022 and is remembered for its captivating storyline and grand visuals.

3. Kantara:

The ‘Kantara’ movie has created a huge wave of appreciation in the Indian movie industry as it has managed to successfully showcase the culture of India in the most attractive way. Kantara, a blockbuster hit of the year starring Rishab Shetty, has achieved the unthinkable. It has collected approx 450 crores with a budget of just 16 crores.


The film has been lauded for its accurate portrayal of the traditional Bhoota Kola ritual, with critics remarking on its authenticity and its impact on the audience. The performances of lead actors Shetty and Kishore have been praised for their energy and chemistry, with both actors bringing the characters to life and captivating the audience.

Kantara has been a huge commercial success, becoming the second highest-grossing Kannada film of all time, as well as the second highest-grossing Kannada film of 2022. The film is also praised by Bollywood celebrities.

4. PS 1 Movie:

Ponniyin Selvan
Ponniyin Selvan 1

Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus ‘Ponniyin Selvan: I’ (PS1) has ruled the box office ever since its release on September 30. Featuring Jayam Ravi in the role of Arulmozhivarman, the film also stars Vikram, Karthi, Trisha, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in key roles.

The story of ‘Ponniyin Selvan’ revolves around the life of Arulmozhivarman, who eventually becomes the Chola emperor Rajaraja I. The movie has received positive reviews from both fans and critics alike and has now officially joined the prestigious Rs. 500 crore club globally with its worldwide collections. 

The success of ‘Ponniyin Selvan 1’ has been credited to the director’s vision and the hard work put in by the cast and crew. The movie has created an impact on people’s hearts and minds and has become one of the most successful movies of the year.

5. 777 Charlie:

The success of Rakshit Shetty’s ‘777 Charlie’ has been a story of teamwork and hard work. The film not only won hearts with its emotional content and charming protagonist, Charlie the dog but also showed us how team effort is essential for achieving any big victory.


Director K Kiranraj has proven to be a force to be reckoned with in the industry with his unusual debut of a story around a dog and its journey. His experienced and creative eye is evident as he has crafted an exciting and heart-warming tale.

From the special effects to the intricate camera work, every effort has been put into making ‘777 Charlie’ an entertaining and engaging movie.

6. Karthikeya 2

Telugu film Karthikeya 2 starring Nikhil Siddharth has done exceptionally well at the box office. In the first week of its release, the movie not only struck a chord with the Telugu audience but also impressed the Hindi audience with its dubbed version. On Tuesday, the movie did even better than Aamir Khan starrer Laal Singh Chaddha and Akshay Kumar’s Raksha Bandhan.

karthikeya 2 hindi dubbed full movie
Karthikeya 2

This is a huge achievement for the Telugu film industry, proving that the audience is ready to embrace a wide variety of content. The success of Karthikeya 2 speaks volumes about the storyline, performance, and technical brilliance of the movie. The movie is a sequel to 2014’s Karthikeya and is based on the mysterious ‘Subramanya Swamy’ temple in Palakollu, West Godavari district. The movie is directed by Chandoo Mondeti and produced by SKN, a renowned film production house.

7. Vikram:

Kamal Haasan’s last release, ‘Vikram’, has been met with unprecedented success and appreciation from fans and critics alike. It is considered to be the second film in the Lokesh Kanagaraj Universe (LCU) after Karthi-starrer ‘Kaithi’ was released in 2019. The film was released in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi, and has gone on to gross over Rs 400 cr at the box office worldwide.

Vikram movie
Vikram movie still

The film is a unique combination of Haasan, Vijay Sethupathi, and Fahadh Faasil, and the three have delivered stellar performances. With ‘Vikram’, Haasan makes a triumphant return to the big screen after a few years. His fans were delighted to have him back and have responded positively to the film.

The success of ‘Vikram’ has proved that Haasan’s fans are still loyal and that he still has the star power to draw audiences. The film has become the highest-grossing film in his career and is a testament to his enduring popularity. 

8. Vikrant Rona:

The  Kannada movie ‘Vikrant Rona’, directed by Anup Bhandari, was released today, July 28, and set the box office on fire with Rs 158 crores. The film is a high-budget action adventure fantasy starring Sudeep, Nirup Bhandari, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Neetha Ashok, and was released in different languages – Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, English, Arabic, German, Russian, and Mandarin.


The film is set in a fantasy world of adventure and danger and is filled with intense action sequences and eye-catching visuals. . The movie is also a great example for the Kannada film industry to prove its mettle in the pan-Indian market. 

In conclusion, the South film industry has made a huge impact on the Bollywood film industry in 2022 with some of the highest-grossing films of the year. These films have not only been critically acclaimed but have also been successful commercially, thus making them some of the best south films that ruled Bollywood in 2022.


Varun is a senior editor at Moviezupp, a popular entertainment website devoted to all things movies. He is an experienced reviewer, writer, and news reporter. Varun has been covering the Telugu cinema scene for several years, writing on everything froml film festivals to regional and national releases.