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From ‘Etharkkum Thunindhavan’ to ‘RRR’: Tamil & Telugu Films Hitting Theatres This March

With theatres across South India currently operating at a full capacity, many big-budget Tamil and Telugu films are gearing up to hit movie screens. March has several films lined up for release, including biggies like RRR, Etharkkum Thunindhavan, and Radhe Shyam.


Recent releases like Valimai and Bheemla Nayak are running successfully in theatres, and more star-studded films like Beast, KGF Chapter 2, Acharya, Sarkaru Vaari Paata are set to arrive in the coming months as well.

On that note, here is a list of Tamil and Telugu films that are hitting the big screens in March.

Hey Sinamika – March 3

This Tamil film, starring Dulquer Salmaan, was earlier slated for theatrical release on February 25, but its premiere was pushed to March 3. It marks the directorial debut of choreographer Brindha Gopal and has Kajal Aggarwal and Aditi Rao Hydari playing the female protagonists. The script of this romantic comedy is written by lyricist Madhan Karky. A dubbed Telugu version of the film is out as well.


Aadavallu Meeku Johaarlu – March 4

This Telugu film, starring Sharwanand and Rashmika Mandanna, is directed by Tirumala Kishore. Touted as an “out and out family entertainer,” the film also features Khushbu, Radhika Sarathkumar, Urvashi, and Vennela Kishore, among others. Backed by Sudhakar Cherukuri under the SLV Cinemas banner, the film is narrated by director Sukumar.


Sebastian PC 524 – March 4

After being delayed by a year, this Telugu film, led by Kiran Abbavaram and Komalee Prasad, is set to hit the big screens on March 4. In an earlier conversation with Silverscreen India, the lead actors shared that Kiran essays the role of a police officer with night blindness, while Komalee plays a girl from a rural background. “I would call it a dark crime comedy and it is not in a regular format,” the latter had said. The film is written and directed by Balaji Sayyapureddy, with music by Ghibran.


Etharkkum Thunindhavan – March 10


Actor Suriya, whose last two films, Jai Bhim and Soorarai Pottru, premiered directly on Amazon Prime Video, shared that he was elated to see Etharkkum Thunindhavan release in theatres, during a press meet on Wednesday. “This is a film meant to be watched in theatres, made for my fans. At the same time, it will address an issue that is often brushed aside at homes,” Suriya had said.

Produced by Sun Pictures and directed by Pandiraj, the Tamil film also stars Priyanka Arul MohanSathyarajVinay RaiSoori, and Ilavarasu, among others.


Radhe Shyam – March 11  

A pan-Indian movie from the Telugu film industry, this period romantic drama starring Prabhas and Pooja Hegde will release in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, and Malayalam. Radhe Shyam is set in 1970s Europe and features Prabhas as a palm-reader. Written and directed by Radha Krishna Kumar, the film is produced by the UV Creations and T-Series, and presented by Krishnam Raju under the Gopi Krishna Movies banner.


Kuthiraivaal – March 18

Initially slated for release on Friday, the makers announced on Wednesday that this Tamil film will now premiere on March 18. Kuthiraivaal is produced by Pa Ranjith’s Neelam Productions, alongside Vignesh Sundaresan’s Yaazhi Films. In a previous conversation with Silverscreen India, the film’s directors Manoj Leonel Jahson and Shyam Sunder had said that Kuthiraivaal falls under the magical realism genre but also has political undertones. Headlined by Kalaiarasan, the film revolves around an alcoholic bank employee, who wakes up one day with a horse’s tail.


RRR – March 25

RRR is a big-budget, pan-Indian film directed by SS Rajamouli. The film’s release was postponed from January to March 25, due to the pandemic restrictions in theatres. RRR features an ensemble star cast from various film industries, including Telugu actors Ram Charan and Junior NTR, Hindi actors Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn, Irish actor Alison Doody, Shriya SaranRay Stevenson, and Olivia Morris. It will be released in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada, and Malayalam.