'I', 'Gopala Gopala', 'Vaastu Prakaara', 'Ivan Maryadaraman'
'I', 'Gopala Gopala', 'Vaastu Prakaara', 'Ivan Maryadaraman'Facebook

Sankranthi has proved to be beneficial for the South Indian film industry, which is set to treat the audience with movies such as "I", "Gopala Gopala", "Vaastu Prakaara", "Siddhartha", Jackson, "Mili", "Ivan Maryadaraman", "Village Guys" and "Ellam Chettante Ishtam Pole" during this festive season.

Here are the complete details of Sankranthi releases from Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.

Vikram's 'I'

Among the nine releases, "I" [ai], which is a Tamil romantic thriller, is the most talked about and highly-awaited film. Its promos have created curiosity among the film-goers not only down South, but across the country. Made on a whopping budget, the movie is slated to release simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu in a large number of cinema halls across Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra. It is expected to lead the race in South Indian box office.

Director: Shankar
Producer: V Ravichandran, D Ramesh Babu
Cast: Vikram, Amy Jackson
Music: AR Rahman
Cinematographer: PC Sreeram
Release date: 9 January 2015

'Gopala Gopala'

"Gopala Gopala" is a Telugu satirical drama film, which is another much-hyped release after "I". The movie has created a lot of positive buzz for two reasons. Firstly, it is the remake of Bollywood movie "OMG – Oh My God!". Secondly, Power Star Pawan Kalyan is playing a pivotal role in it. Scheduled to release in record number of theatres in all South Indian regions, this film is going to be the second biggest release for Sankranthi.

Director: Kishore Kumar Pardasany
Producer: D Suresh Babu and Sharat Marar
Cast: Daggubati Venkatesh, Pawan Kalyan, Shriya Saran
Music: Anoop Rubens
Cinematographer: Jayanan Vincent
Release date: 9 January 2015

'Vaastu Prakaara'

"Vaastu Prakaara" is a satirical Kannada film, which has been directed by ace film-maker Yogaraj Bhat. Starring popular actors Rakshit Shetty and Jaggesh, the film deals with the belief of Indians in astrology and superstition and how it is being blindly followed and overlooked over science. Its unique story and high entertainment quotient are going to be two main highlights of the film. Apart from Karnataka, the movie is also likely to release in Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune and Mumbai.

Director: Yogaraj Bhat
Producer: N Kumar and Yogaraj Bhat
Cast: Rakshit Shetty, Jaggesh, Aishani Shetty, Parul Yadav, Anant Nag, TN Seetharam, Sudha Rani, Sudha Belawadi and others
Music: V Harikrishna
Cinematography: Santosh Rai Pathaje
Release date: 14 January 2015


"Siddhartha" is a romantic Kannada film, which has been directed by Milana fame Prakash and produced by Parvathamma Rajkumar. The movie marks the acting debut of Raghavendra Rajkumar's son Vinay, because of which the movie has been creating buzz ever since it went on floors.

Director: Prakash
Producer: Parvathamma Rajkumar
Cast: Vinay Rajkumar, Apoorva Arora, Sudharani, Nayana Puttaswamy, MS Umesh, Deepika, Nikki Galrani
Music: V Harikrishna
Cinematography: Krishna Kumar
Release date: 14 January 2015


"Jackson" is a romantic comedy film and it is a Kannada remake of the Tamil blockbuster film "Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara". It marks the directorial debut of Sanath Kumar, who has earlier worked as editor with director Yogaraj Bhat. Hit duo Duniya Vijay and Rangayana Raghu will be seen together this movie.

Director: Sanath Kumar
Producer: Sundar Gowda and Anil
Cast: Duniya Vijay, Pavana Gowda and Rangayana Raghu
Music: Arjun Janya
Cinematography: Selvam
Release date: 15 January 2015

Ivan Maryadaraman

"Ivan Maryadaraman" is a highly-anticipated Malayalam comedy film. Starring Dileep and Nikki Galrani in the leads, this movie is a remake of SS Rajamouli's blockbuster film "Maryada Ramanna", which has already been remade in Tamil, Kannada and Hindi proved successful everywhere. The Malayalam remake is expected to repeat the magic of its original version at the box office.
Director: Suresh Divakar
Producer: Anto Joseph
Cast: Dileep, Nikki Galrani
Music: Gopi Sunder
Release date: 9 January 2015


"Mili" is a female-centric Malayalam movie, which has been creating ripples in the media ever since it was announced. The hype surrounding this film is mainly due to the direction of Rajesh Pillai, who has earlier contributed the trend-setter movie, "Traffic". Amala Paul is playing the titular role and her presence is another reason for its hype. The film revolves around story of a woman, who is struggling to come up in life.
Director: Rajesh Pillai
Cast: Nivin Pauly, Amala Paul, Kasthuri, Poorna and Praveena
Music: Gopi Sunder and Shan Rehman
Cinematography: Anish Lal
Release Date: 9 January 2015

Village Guys

"Village Guys" is a Malayalam romantic comedy entertainer and it tells the story of four 'village guys' (as the hinted by the title) from varied backgrounds and the girl whom they come across.
Director: Shan
Producer: Prakash, Shahul, Basheer
Cast: Asokan, Nakshatra, Nirmal Jacob, Dr. Haneesh Khani, Shafi Basheer, Navami
Music: Unni Nambiar
Cinematography: Vasudevan
Release date: 9 January 2015

Ellam Chettante Ishtam Pole

This is also one of four most-hyped Malayalam films slated to release during Sankranthi festival.
Director: Haridas
Producer: Dr Sudhakaran Nair
Cast: Manikandan Pattambi, Sunil sughadha, Kalinga Sasi, Balchandran Chullikkad, Sidharth Siva, EA Rajendran and others
Music: Yoonasco
Cinematography: Vipin Mohan
Release date: 9 January 2015