best films on ott

Here are the synopses for some of the best or most popular films that released in 2018 across the four South Indian industries. Take your pick to make your own list for the year. And the best part, all of them come with subtitles.


Sila Samayangalil (Sometimes) – Netflix

A group of strangers nervously await the results of an HIV test, but only one of them has been tested positive. Who could it be?

Read the review here.

Imaikkaa Nodigal – Amazon Prime Video

A clever CBI officer is on the trail, trying to hunt down a serial killer, who the police claims to have killed two years ago.

Read the review here.

Kaala – Amazon Prime Video

The efforts of a Dharavi resident to unite the people against a ruthless politician, who wants to take control of their land.

Read the review here.

Pariyerum Perumal – Amazon Prime Video

An idealistic youth enters college with high hopes but the reality of caste has other plans for him.

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Kadai Kutty Singham – Amazon Prime Video

A small town farmer’s struggle to keep his large family united as he falls in love with a girl from a rival family.

Read the review here.

Thaana Serndha Koottam – Amazon Prime Video

A remake of the Hindi film Special 26. A man forms a team of thieves and raids rich men by posing as government officials.

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Irumbu Thirai – Zee 5

A army officer borrows money from a bank using fake documents. But when that money goes missing, he sets out on an investigation, unearthing a deadly web of hackers.

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Kolamavu Kokila – Zee 5

Kokila, who has major financial issues, gets into a cocaine smuggling operation to save her dying mother.

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Pyaar Prema Kaadhal – Zee 5

Young lovers, who live together, face a conundrum when their relationship is disapproved by his conservative parents.

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Vishwaroopam 2 – Hotstar

A ‘circumquel’ to the 2013  spy thriller, where a RAW agent tracks down an Al Qaeda mastermind when he makes his way into India.

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Mahanati – Amazon Prime Video

The biopic of legendary actress Savitri as she rises to the top and her eventual fall from grace after marriage to Gemini Ganesan.

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U-Turn – Amazon Prime Video

A young female reporter tries to write a story on traffic rule offenders. But when these offenders start dying, one after another, she uncovers a darker, paranormal truth.

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Goodachari – Amazon Prime Video

A RAW agent in wrongly implicated in the murder of two officers. It’s up to him to prove his innocence.

Watch the trailer here.

Srinivasa Kalyanam – Amazon Prime Video

A couple fall in love and decides to get married. But problems arise when there are differences of opinion between the man and his lover’s father.

Watch the trailer here.

RX 100 – Amazon Prime Video

How a man’s life is turned upside when his lover chooses another man over him.

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Rangasthalam – Amazon Prime Video

A young hearing-impaired man and his brother decide to end the 30-year rule of a tyrant.

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Bharat Ane Nenu – Amazon Prime Video

Bharat, an Oxford graduate, is forced to become Chief Minister after the death of this father.

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Geetha Govindam – Zee 5

A young lecturer wants to get married at the earliest and tries to woo a girl who is not too easy to convince.

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Naa Peru Suriya Na Illu India – Zee 5

A hot-headed soldier, who dreams of serving on the LOC, gets court-marshalled due to anger management issues.

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Bhaagamathie – Zee 5

An IAS officer gets possessed by a spirit when she gets trapped in a haunted house while investigating a corrupt politician.

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Aalorukkam – Netflix

An aged father seeks the help of a doctor and journalist to track down his son who left him 16 years ago.

Watch the trailer here.

Swathanthryam Ardharathriyil (Freedom of Midnight) – Netflix

A prisoner assembles a team to device a jailbreak.

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Eeda – Netflix

Two young adults from opposite ends of the political spectrum, fall in love in a Kerala city that’s torn by violence.

Read the review here.

Sudani From Nigeria – Netflix

A soccer club manager brings home an injured African player to recuperate, forming an unlikely friendship.

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Katheyondu Shuruvagide – Amazon Prime Video

A resort owner faces struggles to keep his business afloat when things take a drastic turn after he gets female guest.

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Humble Politiciann Nograj – Amazon Prime Video

A corrupt politician aspires to become an MLA but has to face several obstacles on the way.

Watch the trailer here.

Andhagaara – Amazon Prime Video

A gang of goons steal money from a musician, who suffers from nighttime blindness.

Watch the trailer here.


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