The South Indian film business is thriving thanks to strong audience, entertaining material, and fantastic statistics. Following the COVID-19 shutdown, the public has begun to welcome films with open minds, especially small films, regardless of their budget or cast. Long obsessed with celebrities and popular directors, audiences have started to support up-and-coming talents and young filmmakers who are full of original thoughts and ideas.
Up to this point in 2022, we have witnessed a number of low-budget films that have outperformed the major names competing to take the top spots at the box office. Small-budget films like Ashoka Vanam Lo Arjuna Kalyanam, Samamathe, Irvan Nizhal, Meddipaye, and others have excelled while high-profile and highly anticipated films like Ghani, The Warriorr, and O2 fell short of expectations. According to their budget and other considerations, these films undoubtedly left a lasting impression on viewers—even if they didn't join the 100 crore club.
The romantic comedy Ashoka Vanam Lo Arjuna Kalyam by Vishwak Sen tells the tale of a guy in his 30s who is in great need of marriage. The simple narrative, which was directed by Ravi Kiran Kola, connected with the Telugu audience since it included the ideal blend of amusement, social issues, and a range of emotions. The film successfully depicts sensitive topics including inter-caste marriage, late marriage, female child birth, forced marriage, and peer pressure.
Sammathame, a romance film directed by Kiran Abbavaram, can only please Telugu audiences. Sammathame has a nice climax despite the thin plot and a ton of additional aspects. Sammathame, written and directed by Gopinath Reddy, has Chandini Chowdary and Kiran Abbavaram in the key parts. The urban romance investigates what transpires when a woman who is independent encounters a man who wants to force her to adopt his way of life.
The movie received mediocre reviews at the box office, but Aha, an OTT platform, has been responding well to it. It's just a light, enjoyable watch; nothing more or less, but it's unquestionably a successful small film.
Iravin Nizhal by R Parthiban has received positive reviews all over the internet. A recent Cannes Film Festival screening of the low-budget film took place. Iravin Nizhal is the first nonlinear single-shot motion picture ever made. The film, which was directed by Parthiban, centers on a 50-year-old man who considers the roads he has traveled during his life.
Despite being short, the movie has been well received by both reviewers and viewers. As the movie is becoming popular, the box office results are not particularly noteworthy. AR Rahman is the composer of music.
Meppadiyan, a Malayalam movie directed by Vishnu Mohan, had Unni Mukundan as the lead. In Meppadiyan, Jayakrishnan, a mechanic and garage owner, engages in a significant land transaction but ultimately finds himself in a challenging circumstance. The movie has received favorable reviews from audiences too.