Several South Indian filmmakers have been constantly providing entertainment to the fans on the online streaming platforms as the theatre business is put on hold due to COVID -19. These platforms have provided a good source of entertainment to the people, through which they can divert their mind from this stressful situation which is prevailing in our lives due to COVID.
Here is the list of the best regional films that have released this year.
Master streames on ZEE5. It is a 2021 Indian Tamil- language action Thriller film written and directed by Lokesh Kanagraj. Master was initially planned for theatrical release on 9 April 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in India. It revolves around an alcoholic professor, J. D. (Vijay), who takes a three-month teaching job in a juvenile home, which is controlled by the nefarious Bhavani (Sethupathi). The film stars Vijay, Vijay Sethupathi, and Malavika Mohanan while Arjun Das, Andrea Jeremiah and Shanthanu Bhagyaraj play supporting roles.
Drishyam 2, is a 2021 Indian Malayalam-language crime drama film written and directed by Jeethu Joseph. A sequel to their 2013 film Drishyam, the film stars Mohanlal, Meena, Ansiba Hassan and Esther Anil, reprising their roles from the original. The story takes place six years after the events of Drishyam. This movie can be seen on Amazon Prime Video.
The Priest is a 2021 Indian Malayalam-language supernatural horror mystery film directed by debutant Jofin T. Chacko. The film streams on Amazon Prime.
Joji is a 2021 Indian Malayalam-language crime drama film directed by Dileesh Pothan and written by Syam Pushkaran. The story is inspired from William Shakespeare's play Macbeth. Fahadh Faasil plays the title character, while Baburaj, Shammi Thilakan, and Unnimaya Prasad play other pivotal roles. The plot revolves around a wealthy family of three sons and a father living in a countryside of Kerala. Joji can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video.
Teddy is a 2021 Indian Tamil-language action thriller film written and directed by Shakti Soundar Rajan. The film stars a teddy bear in the titular role as a special character, while Arya along with Sayyeshaa feature in the lead roles. Sathish, Sakshi Agarwal and Magizh Thirumeni play supporting roles in the film. It can be streamed on Disney+Hotstar.
Irul is a 2021 Indian Malayalam-language mystery crime thriller film directed by Naseef Yusuf Izuddin in his directorial debut. The film can be streamed on Netflix.
Mathil is a 2021 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by Mithran Jawahar. Cast- K. S. Ravikumar, Shanjith, Mime Gopi, and Madhumita. The film streams on Zee5.
Vakeel Saab can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video. Vakeel Saab is a 2021 Indian Telugu-language legal drama film written and directed by Venu Sriram. It is a remake of the 2016 Hindi film Pink, the film stars Pawan Kalyan, Nivetha Thomas, Anjali, Ananya Nagalla, Prakash Raj, and Shruthi Haasan. As of May 2021, Vakeel Saab is the highest grossing Telugu film of the year.