Everything That Made News In Entertainment From The South (15 - 21 January)

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Trailer of social drama Ayali is out (Tamil)

Ayali is a social drama that follows a young girl and her dreams of becoming a doctor. It is set in the Veerappannai village where the custom is to marry off girls after hitting their puberty, fearing the wrath of Goddess Ayali.

Vineeth Sreenivasan-Biju Menon starrer Thankam gets a trailer (Malayalam)

Billed as a thriller, the film is set in the backdrop of the gold business in Tamil Nadu. National award winning director Syam Pushkaran has penned the script for the film. The trailer of the film shows Vineeth Srinivasan on the run from a team of investigators.

Tanuja gets a release date (Kannada)

Based on a real life incident, the film follows the journey of Tanuja, a farmer's daughter and her dream of becoming a surgeon. The film depicts Tanuja’s struggle of writing the NEET exam during the pandemic. Tanuja is slated to hit screens on February 3.

RJ Balaji starrer Run Baby Run gets a trailer (Tamil)

Billed as a mystery thriller, the trailer introduces us to RJ Balaji, who is seemingly framed in a missing person's case. Run Baby Run is directed by Jiyen Krishnakumar. Produced by Prince Pictures, the film stars RJ Balaji, Aishwarya Rajesh in lead roles. S. Yuva has handled the cinematography and the editing has been done by G. Madan. The music for the film has been scored by Sam CS. Momo in Dubai gets a trailer (Malayalam)

Momo in Dubai gets a trailer (Malayalam)

Momo in Dubai is a feel good family entertainer that follows Momo, who moves to Dubai with his family for a better living. Momo is the youngest child in the family, and the trailer shows his life in both Kerala and India. Directed by Ameen Aslam and written by Zakariya and Ashif Kakkodi, it stars Aneesh Gopinathan, Anusithara, Johany Antoney and Athrey.

Malashree plays a  police commissioner in Kendada Seragu (Kannada)

Kendada Seragu is a women centric film that revolves around sports, mainly wrestling. Malashree will be essaying the role of a cop in the film, which is based on a novel by Rocky Somli. Rocky who has worked as a dialogue writer and lyricist in various films, makes his directorial debut with Kendada Seragu

Tamannaah joins the cast of Jailer (Tamil)

Tamannaah who was last seen in Gurthunda Seethakalam, joins the cast of Rajinikanth starrer Jailer. This film marks her first collaboration with the superstar. Directed by Nelson Dilipkumar, Jailer features an ensemble cast including Shivrajkumar, Ramya Krishnan, Vasanth Ravi and Yogi Babu. The film is produced by Sun Pictures and has music by Anirudh Ravichander. 

First look of Varalaxmi Sarathkumar from Michael is out (Tamil)

Sundeep Kishan starrer Michael is an action entertainer. Helmed by Ranjit Jeyakodi, the film promises to take one on an action-filled ride and the makers of the film have shared the character poster of Varalaxmi Sarathkumar. The poster shows the character of Varalaxmi holding a gun with an intense look and she is addressed as, ‘The Knight’s Angel.’ Michael is set to hit screens on February 3rd. 

Engga Hostel gets a trailer (Tamil)

Engga Hostel is the Tamil adaptation of the Hindi series Hostel Daze. The trailer shows us a glimpse of the lives of students in an Engineering college and their hostel experience. The series follows six students and their everyday struggle of navigating love, friendship, and academics. The show premieres on Amazon Video from January 27. 

Character poster of Krithi Shetty from Custody is out (Telugu)

Naga Chaitanya starrer Custody is a Tamil-Telugu bilingual film. Actor Krithi Shetty plays the female lead and the makers of the film released her first look on social media. The poster doesn’t reveal much but it gives a glimpse of the character Revathi essayed by Krithi, who looks a bit terrified. The film is slated to hit the screens on May 12.