Hottest New South Indian Movies On OTT In January 2023


The South Indian Film industry, popularly known as Tollywood has recently started gaining the appreciation it has always deserved. This is all thanks to famous south Indian Blockbuster hits like KGF, Baahubali, Kantara, and Pushpa. However, not all movies produced in the peninsula are released all over India. This has led to cinephiles and in general, the Indian cinema missing out on gems of movies but not anymore. Owing to the rise of OTT platforms, several underrated South Indian Movies have been released on these platforms in the past few years. There are going to be a number of new South Indian movies on OTT in January 2023 too. Let’s take a look, shall we?


1. Varalaru Mukkiyam

Varalaru Mukkiyam is a hilarious Tamil romantic comedy directed by Santhosh Rajan. This directorial debut stars Kashmira Pardeshi and Jiva in the main roles and makes for an amazing treat for all fans of light-hearted movies. It had a theatrical release on 9th December 2022 and will be released on Netflix on 15th January.


2. Hit 2: The second case 

Hit: The first case being a success, director Sailesh Kolanu was back with the second movie of the franchise in no time. It is a Telugu crime thriller that has the right amount of suspense and will leave you amazed with every twist and turn in the plot. It is available to watch on Amazon Prime.

3. Naai Sekar Returns

A slapstick comedy, Naai Sekar returns is perfect for anyone who wants a lighthearted movie after a tiresome day at work. The Tamil comedy stars Vadivelu in the titular role along with Shivani Narayanan and Sanjana Singh. Chaos ensues when a gangster’s dog is abducted by a local kidnapper for ransom. Watch the movie only on Netflix to know more!

4. Gatta Kusthi

Starring Aishwarya Lekshmi and Vishnu, Gatta Kusthi is a Tamil sports comedy that deals with the struggle of a wrestler’s partner to be a traditional wife. It touches on a very serious topic in a humorous way making it a must-watch. It is one of the most awaited new South Indian movies on OTT in January 2023, now available on Netflix.

5. Saudi Vellaka

With a new cast ensemble that truly reflects the idea of the film’s setting, Saudi Vellakka is a courtroom drama that will take you through a series of emotions. The movie has attempted to convey the inefficiency of the judicial system in a funny and playful manner. It is available to watch on SonyLIV.

6. Head Bush

Head Bush is a Kannada period drama set in 1970. It depicts the unseen days of Bengaluru and is widely appreciated for its direction by Shoonya. It is considered to be a Kannada blockbuster of 2022 and will be streaming on Zee5 this month.


 7. Parole

A 2022 Tamil crime thriller, Parole stars Linga, R. S. Karthik, Kalpika Ganesh, and Monisha Murali in the lead roles. It revolves around the story of two brothers out of whom one is a criminal on parole who reunite to perform their mother’s last rites. Watch the drama unfold as two worlds collide, and watch Parole on Amazon Prime.

8. Jaya jaya jaya jaya hey 

Jaya jaya jaya jaya hey is another movie that deals with a sensitive topic in a lively yet wise manner. It is about a married woman who fights for her right to continue studying even after marriage. The plot as mentioned earlier is brilliant with an amazing screenplay- all actors have done justice to their roles. It is motivating and eye-opening and one of the best new South Indian movies on OTT in January 2023. You can catch the movie on Hotstar.

9. Kaapa

Kaapa is a Malayalam crime action thriller about gang wars. Its well-staged action scenes will give leave your mouth open in awe and surprise and will leave you wanting more. Directed by Shaji Kailas, the movie had a theatrical release on 22nd December 2022 and is now available to watch on Netflix.

10. 18 pages 

18 pages is a Telugu rom-com that is an ideal movie for all hopeless romantics. A young boy falling in love with a girl after reading her 18-page diary, sounds unrealistic, right? Well, the movie will prove otherwise. It is a beautiful and mesmerizing film which will keep you on your toes. Watch 18 pages only on Netflix from January 27th

11. Dhamaka

Another Telugu movie, Dhamaka will tickle your funny bones while also fulfilling the desires of the action keeda in you. With an amazing screenplay and an even more amazing cast ensemble, the movie is a blockbuster entertainer. Watch Dhamaka on Netflix releasing on the 22nd of January!

Give your new year’s resolution list a hint of entertainment by resolving to watch these new South Indian movies on OTT in January 2023. Let us know which movie you liked the most! Until next time!

Also read: 12 Upcoming South Indian Movies In January 2023 That You Cannot Miss

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