The 100 crore club of South Indian Cinema

by SathishNarayan | created - 20 Nov 2013 | updated - 25 Oct 2016 | Public

List of South Indian movies that have managed to gross atleast 100 crores worldwide in its theatrical collections..

Hindi version's collections of the movie is not included as its only for south indian launguages..

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1. Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)

Not Rated | 159 min | Action, Drama

In ancient India, an adventurous and daring man becomes involved in a decades old feud between two warring people.

Director: S.S. Rajamouli | Stars: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj

Votes: 92,871 | Gross: $6.74M

The movie was made to break records n it shows.. The gross just in south Indian languages is in itself is an indication of the growing South Indian market!!

Worldwide Gross in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam - 410 crores

Worldwide Nett - 364 crores

Worldwide Share - 238 crores

2. Enthiran (2010)

Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A brilliant scientist builds a humanoid robot to protect mankind, but things go awry when human emotions are programmed and inner turmoil causes the robot to act against him.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Danny Denzongpa, Santhanam

Votes: 23,022 | Gross: $4.37M

This Shankar - Rajinikanth movie held the record as the highest for a long time before it was broken by the deserving Bahubali!!

Worldwide Gross in Tamil and Telugu - 281 crores

Worldwide Nett - 245 crores

Worldwide Share - 157 crores

3. I (2015)

Not Rated | 188 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A simple body builder's life took an unexpected turn when he became a model by his beloved . When five men made his life 'better from hell' then story proceeds by how a disabled man took revenge from them in a very gore ways.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Vikram, Amy Jackson, Suresh Gopi, Upen Patel

Votes: 17,355

The first Vikram starrer that catapulted him to the superstar status!! Thanks to the magician Shankar for it..

Worldwide Gross in Tamil and Telugu - 220 crores

Worldwide Nett - 182 crores

Worldwide Share - 109 crores

4. Lingaa (2014)

Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Drama

A small-time thief reforms after learning about the role played by his grandfather in building a dam.

Director: K.S. Ravikumar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Anushka Shetty, Sonakshi Sinha, Jagapathi Babu

Votes: 4,481

The movie's record breaking openings re established Rajini as the South Indian box office emperor still!!

Worldwide Gross in Tamil and Telugu - 157 crores

Worldwide Nett - 140 crores

Worldwide Share - 87 crores

5. Magadheera (2009)

Not Rated | 147 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

A bike stuntman recalls his previous life as a warrior, and pursues his love's reincarnation. A sinister figure from their shared past threatens to separate them forever.

Director: S.S. Rajamouli | Stars: Ram Charan, Kajal Aggarwal, Dev Gill, Srihari

Votes: 16,039

The movie was a trend setter for period films in south india and was loved by this part of the country..

Worldwide Gross in Tamil and Telugu - 151 crores

Worldwide Nett - 131 crores

Worldwide Share - 83 crores

6. Srimanthudu (2015)

Not Rated | 158 min | Action, Drama

Harsha, a multi-millionaire who has everything, still feels that there is something missing in his life. In an attempt to fill the void, he adopts a village to bring change in the people.

Director: Koratala Siva | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Shruti Haasan, Jagapathi Babu, Sampath Raj

Votes: 9,699

Mahesh Babu makes a big comeback with the movie.. The prince charming shows that he is not behind the other biggies..

Worldwide Gross in Tamil and Telugu - 145 crores

Worldwide Nett - 129 crores

Worldwide Shares - 85 crores

7. Sivaji (2007)

Not Rated | 188 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A software engineer comes to India to serve the nation and invest in nation's welfare. A few corrupt officials and politicians try to stop him but he overcomes all obstacles.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Shriya Saran, Suman, Vivek

Votes: 15,551

The Rajini starrer was a South Indian Industrial Hit when it released and the first South Indian movie to gross 100 or more crores worldwide!!

Worldwide Gross in Tamil and Telugu - 139 crores

Worldwide Nett - 118 crores

Worldwide Shares - 86 crores

8. Atharintiki Daaredi (2013)

Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

The scion of a powerful family is tasked with retrieving an estranged family member.

Director: Trivikram Srinivas | Stars: Pawan Kalyan, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Pranitha, Boman Irani

Votes: 7,748

Telugu cinema's industrial hit was a massive collector worldwide..

Worldwide Gross in Tamil and Telugu - 134 crores

Worldwide Nett - 111 crores

Worldwide Share -75 crores

9. Kaththi (2014)

Not Rated | 166 min | Action, Drama

Jeevanandham is a social activist who fights against a monstrous MNC company to restore farming. Because of destiny, Kathiresan impersonates Jeevanandham and leads the war.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Tota Roy Chowdhury

Votes: 15,543

The proud moment for Vijay as this is his 2nd movie in this elite list!! Proving himself to be a box office emperor..

Worldwide Gross in Tamil and Telugu - 134 crores

Worldwide Nett - 122 crores

Worldwide Share - 73 crores

10. Thuppakki (2012)

Not Rated | 165 min | Action, Thriller

An army captain is on a mission to track down and destroy a terrorist gang and deactivate the sleeper cells under its command.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Kajal Aggarwal, Vidyut Jammwal, Sathyan

Votes: 21,291

The Vijay - AR Murugadass combo had a massive box office run..

Worldwide Gross in Tamil and Telugu - 131 crores

Worldwide Nett - 115 crores

Worldwide Share - 72 crores

11. Vedalam (2015)

Not Rated | 148 min | Action, Drama

A doting brother who works as a cab driver tries to hunt down three notorious criminals in Kolkata who had harmed his sister.

Director: Siva | Stars: Ajith Kumar, Shruti Haasan, Lakshmi Menon, Soori

Votes: 5,190

The movie emerged as Ajith's career best in numbers..

Worldwide Gross in Tamil and Telugu - 126 crores

Worldwide Nett - 117 crores

Worldwide shares - 70 crores

12. Singam 2 (2013)

Not Rated | 166 min | Action, Thriller

Tough cop Durai Singam performs an undercover operation and identifies some nefarious activities in the seas around the coastal town.

Director: Hari | Stars: Suriya, Anushka Shetty, Hansika Motwani, Vivek

Votes: 5,000

Surya's career best collector made superb figures to be in this list so high..

Worldwide Gross in Tamil and Telugu - 125 crores

Worldwide Nett - 115 crores

Worldwide Share - 69 crores

13. Kanchana 2 (2015)

Not Rated | 166 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

A couple of revenge seeking ghosts haunts an innocent man, and the people surrounding him, to get justice for their murders.

Director: Lawrence Raghavendra | Stars: Lawrence Raghavendra, Tapsee Pannu, Kovai Sarala, Nithya Menon

Votes: 1,095

The Raghava Lawrence show pushes him into an elite list of Superstars!!

Worldwide Gross in Tamil and Telugu - 114 crores

Worldwide Nett - 100 crores

Worldwide Share - 60 crores

14. 7 Aum Arivu (2011)

Not Rated | 168 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A genetic engineering student tries to bring back the skills of a legend of the past and use his skills to save India from a deadly virus attack by China.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Suriya, Shruti Haasan, Johnny Nguyen, Abhinaya

Votes: 8,843

The Surya AR Murugadass combo was a huge movie in terms of production and box office..

Worldwide Gross in Tamil and Telugu - 110 crores

Worldwide Nett - 85 crores

Worldwide Shares - 58 crores

15. Vishwaroopam (2013)

Not Rated | 148 min | Action, Thriller

When a classical dancer's suspecting wife sets an investigator behind him, a series of violent events are triggered, revealing his real identity and connection to a darker world.

Director: Kamal Haasan | Stars: Pooja Kumar, Miles Anderson, Kamal Haasan, Rahul Bose

Votes: 37,779

The Kamal Haasan starrer stormed the box office when it ultimately released in Jan/Feb 2013 after a lot of controversy..

Worldwide Gross in Tamil and Telugu - 110 crores

Worldwide Nett - 85 crores

Worldwide Share - 49 crores

16. Race Gurram (2014)

Not Rated | 163 min | Action, Comedy

Two brothers have two different approaches to life. While one brother follows rules and regulations, the other does things his own way.

Director: Surrender Reddy | Stars: Allu Arjun, Shruti Haasan, Shaam, Ravi Kishan

Votes: 7,577

The movie is the 1st Allu Arjun movie to make into this list..

Worldwide Gross in Tamil and Telugu - 107 crores

Worldwide Nett - 89 crores

Worldwide Share - 59.5 crores

17. Gabbar Singh (2012)

Not Rated | 153 min | Action, Comedy

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Director: Harish Shankar | Stars: Pawan Kalyan, Shruti Haasan, Abhimanyu Singh, Srinivasa Rao Kota

Votes: 5,259

The movie is the 2nd Pawan Kalyan movie in this elite league!!

Worldwide Gross in Tamil and Telugu - 106 crores

Worldwide Nett - 88.5 crores

Worldwide Share - 60.5 crores

18. Arrambam (2013)

Not Rated | 157 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

A mysterious man along with a young computer hacker tries to unveil a major government conspiracy which resulted in several bloody deaths.

Director: Vishnuvardhan | Stars: Ajith Kumar, Arya, Nayanthara, Tapsee Pannu

Votes: 8,043

The movie was a belter in the box office and Ajith's biggest hit in his career..

Worldwide Gross in Tamil and Telugu - 105 crores

Worldwide Nett - 96 crores

Worldwide Share - 58 crores

19. Dookudu (2011)

170 min | Action, Comedy

Ajay, (Mahesh Babu) an undercover cop, is assigned to catch a dangerous mafia don with whom he has a personal score to settle.

Director: Sreenu Vaitla | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Sonu Sood, Srinivasa Rao Kota

Votes: 11,751 | Gross: $1.56M

The first Mahesh Babu starrer to make into this Elite list..

Worldwide Gross in Tamil and Telugu - 101 crores

Worldwide Nett - 84 crores

Worldwide Shares - 56.5 crores

20. Dasavatharam (2008)

Not Rated | 189 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

After realizing the danger of a bio-weapon, a scientist wants to protect it from being misused. The vial accidentally reaches India, and he must race against time to prevent a potential disaster.

Director: K.S. Ravikumar | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Asin, Jaya Prada, Mallika Sherawat

Votes: 7,924

The Kamal Haasan magnum opus was the 2nd South Indian movie to enter this list!

Worldwide Gross in Tamil and Telugu - 100 crores

Worldwide Nett - 86 crores

Worldwide Shares - 59 crores

21. Theri (2016)

Not Rated | 157 min | Action, Drama

When his daughter's life is endangered by a local gang, Joseph Kuruvilla will do whatever it takes to stop them. However, at the same time, his dangerous past slowly resurfaces.

Director: Atlee Kumar | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Amy Jackson, Baby Nainika

Votes: 11,200

Vj yet again makes into this big league!! Moves on to the next level of Superstardom!!

Worldwide Gross in Tamil and Telugu - 130+ crores

Worldwide Nett - 110 crores (estimated)

Worldwide Shares - 80 crores (estimated)

22. Sarrainodu (2016)

Not Rated | 159 min | Action, Drama

An intense battle breaks out between an evil son of a politician and an ex army man who can't tolerate injustice.

Director: Boyapati Srinu | Stars: Allu Arjun, Aadhi, Rakul Preet Singh, Catherine Tresa

Votes: 3,197

Allu Arjun makes a comeback into this list! The future only looks great for this young Superstar!!

Worldwide Gross in Tamil and Telugu - 101 crores (counting)

Worldwide Nett - 85 crores (estimated)

Worldwide Shares - 64 crores (estimated)

23. 24 (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 164 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A scientist invents a time machine, which leads to a bitter battle between his evil twin brother and his son.

Director: Vikram K. Kumar | Stars: Suriya, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nithya Menon, Saranya Ponvannan

Votes: 14,570

To be Updated soon

24. Janatha Garage (2016)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Drama

A student who loves the nature unites with the Mechanic who loves to help the people. Both of them should face the Most deadly business man to save his people of Garage.

Director: Koratala Siva | Stars: Mohanlal, N.T. Rama Rao Jr., Santosh Kumar Yadav, Samantha Ruth Prabhu

Votes: 4,915

The Jr NTR starter has elevated him to the next level in Box Office.. A fab hit..

Worldwide Gross in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam - 135 crores

Worldwide Nett - 113 crores

Worldwide Shares - 82 crores

25. Kabali (2016)

TV-MA | 153 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Returning from prison, aged gangster Kabali confronts those who had destroyed his life. While doing so, he learns about what had happened to his family when he was gone.

Director: Pa. Ranjith | Stars: Rajinikanth, Winston Chao, Radhika Apte, Dhansika

Votes: 10,407

To be Updated soon

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