By now, theatres and OTT platforms have had their own shares of success. With recent OTT releases like Mammootty’s Puzhu and the Tamil feature Saani Kaayidham garnering praises, films like Don and Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 that released in theatres, are also doing well.
While there is much to look forward to from OTT platforms, with many of them recently announcing a line-up of content, theatres are equally geared up for several film premieres. The much-awaited multi-starrer Tamil film Vikram is set to hit the big screens in June, as well as other notable Telugu releases like Major and Ante Sundaraniki.
On that note, Silverscreen India compiles a list of Tamil and Telugu films that are set to open in theatres for the month of June.
Major – June 3
After several delays, Adivi Sesh’s Major is finally hitting theatres. The film is based on the life of late Major Unnikrishnan, who was leading the National Security Guard commandos during the 2008 Mumbai terror attack. Sesh will be seen stepping into the shoes of the martyr. The film also stars Sobhita Dhulipala and Saiee Manjrekar. Dhulipala will be essaying the role of Pramoda, one of the hostages at the Taj hotel, when the terrorists took over on 26/11. Sesh, in a recent Q/A session on Twitter, said that the film will be released at the normal ticket rates, amid times when tickets for Telugu films have been hiked. Recently, the makers also announced that exclusive previews of the film will be shown across various cities, before its official release. The film will release in Telugu, Hindi, and Malayalam.
Vikram – June 3
Produced and headlined by Kamal Haasan, Vikram is one of the much-anticipated Tamil films of the year. It marks Haasan’s return to the big screen four years since Vishwaroopam 2 (2018). Written and directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, Vikram also stars Vijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil, Suriya in a cameo role, Narain, Gayathrie, Kalidas Jayaram, Shivani Narayanan, and Arjun Das, among others. The film has acquired much anticipation in recent times, with the trailer having a few connections to one of Lokesh’s previous films Kaithi. It was also noted that the film bears similarities to Haasan’s 1986 Tamil spy action film of the same name, but one has to wait and watch, if Lokesh has interlinked the worlds of these films.
Ante Sundaraniki – June 10
This upcoming Telugu film starring actors Nani and Nazriya Nazim Fahadh marks the debut of the latter in the Telugu film industry. Written and directed by Vivek Athreya, Ante Sundaraniki is touted to be a romantic comedy, with Nani hailing from a traditional, upper-caste Hindu family, while Nazriya will play his love interest, who comes from a Christian family. Aside from Telugu, the film is also releasing in Tamil as Adade Sundara and in Malayalam as Aha Sundara. The film also stars Nadhiya, Harshavardhan, Rahul Ramakrishna and Suhas, among others. Mythri Movie Makers have backed the project.
Maha – June 10
This Tamil film led by Hansika Motwani, marks the actor’s 50th film. Aside from Motwani, Maha will also feature Silambarasan in a pivotal role. Srikanth, Thambi Ramaiah, Karunakaran, Nasser, Jayaprakash, Chaya Singh, and a few other prominent actors will also be seen. Directed by UR Jameel, the film is produced by Etcetera Entertainment and Malik Streams Production & Distribution. The music is composed by Ghibran.
Veetla Vishesham – June 17
A Tamil remake of the hit Hindi film Badhaai Ho, Veetla Vishesham is directed by RJ Balaji and NJ Saravanan. The film stars a host of actors, including RJ Balaji, Urvashi, Sathyaraj, and the late KPAC Lalitha, among others. Boney Kapoor has produced the film. Badhaai Ho was released in 2018 and revolves around a family, whose middle-aged parents get pregnant, much to the chagrin of their children. From the looks of the poster, Urvashi will perhaps be essaying the role of the expecting mother, originally portrayed by Neena Gupta.
Godse – June 17
Godse is an upcoming Telugu political thriller led by actors Satya Dev and Aishwarya Lekshmi. The film’s director Gopi Ganesh Pattabhi, had earlier said to Silverscreen India that the film will be about the concept of unemployment among the youth in the country. While Satya Dev plays the role of a businessman, Aishwarya is a police official, and Sijju Menon stars as the antagonist. Actors Brahmaji, Tanikella Bharani, Nagababu Konidela, Varghese, Prudhvi Raj, Noel Sean, Priyadarshi, Chaitanya Krishna, Pawan Santhosh, and Guru Charan will also be seen.
Rama Rao On Duty – June 17
Directed by Sarath Mandava, this action thriller Telugu film stars Ravi Teja as a government official from Andhra Pradesh. The film is based on real incidents. Other cast members in the film include Divyasha Kaushik, Rajisha Vijayan, Venu Thottempudi, Nasser, Tanikella Bharani, Rahul Rama Krishna, Eerojullo Sree, Madhu Sudan Rao, Surekha Vani, and others.
Yaanai – June 17
Arun Vijay, who was last seen in Oh My Dog, is set to star in Yaanai, next. Aside from Arun Vijay, Yaanai also stars Radhika Sarathkumar, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Yogi Babu, Prakash Raj, and several other known faces. The film’s is written and directed by Hari. It is notable that the upcoming film marks Arun’s first collaboration with Hari, who is also his brother-in-law.
Maamanithan June 23
This upcoming Tamil film marks the fourth collaboration between actor Vijay Sethupathi and director Seenu Ramasamy, where the former plays the role of an auto driver. Gayathrie will be seen portraying the character of his wife. Yuvan Shankar Raja has produced and also composed the music for the film, along with his father Ilaiyaraaja. The film also features Guru Somasundaram, late KPAC Lalitha, Jewel Mary, and others.
Iravin Nizhal – June 24
According to the makers, Iravin Nizhal is said to be the first-ever Tamil film to be made as a single-shot, non-linear narrative. The film is helmed by actor-filmmaker Radhakrishnan Parthiban, with music directed by AR Rahman. While Parthiban has written the story, screenplay and dialogues, aside from headlining it, the film also stars known faces such as Varalakshmi Sarathkumar, Robo Shankar, and Priyanka Ruth, among others.