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Best Tamil dubbed movies: Premalu, Allu Arjun's Pushpa, Rishab Shetty's Kantara and more on the list

Below is a list of films from other languages that have been expertly dubbed in Tamil and managed to strike a chord with Tamil audiences worldwide.

Best Tamil dubbed movies: Premalu, Allu Arjun's Pushpa, Rishab Shetty's Kantara and more on the list
Best Tamil dubbed movies

Last Updated: 08.57 PM, Mar 21, 2024


The Indian film industry has witnessed a seismic shift in the last few years, bringing audiences closer by cutting through the barriers of language and culture. With pan-India releases becoming the norm across the country, people are now more open to watching movies made in other languages. Dubbing efforts have also played a significant role in bridging the gap between audiences of different languages.

Below is a list of films from other languages that have been expertly dubbed in Tamil and managed to strike a chord with Tamil audiences worldwide.



Premalu stands out as one of the biggest blockbusters in the history of Malayalam cinema . Despite being made on a modest budget, it raked in over Rs 100 crore from worldwide ticket sales. Penned and directed by Girish AD, the film features Naslen K. Gafoor and Mamitha Baiju in the lead roles. This romantic drama revolves around an average Joe's attempts to impress a girl who seems out of his league.


SS Rajamouli's RRR is a Telugu period drama that not only uplifted the Indian mainstream industry but also placed the Telugu film industry on the global stage. It achieved this feat by winning an Oscar for the song 'Naatu Naatu' and creating history. Set against the backdrop of British India, RRR narrates the story of two Telugu tribal leaders confronting imperial forces. The leading stars, Ram Charan and Jr NTR, even dubbed their lines for the Tamil version.

KGF: Chapter 1 and 2

KGF is a two-part gangster drama that reshaped the image of the Kannada film industry. Crafted by Prashanth Neel, the movie chronicles the rise and fall of one of the deadliest gangster characters ever depicted on Indian celluloid. In KGF, Yash's Rocky ascends the ranks of India's criminal underworld, journeying from his humble origins in Mumbai's streets to fulfill his mother's dying wish. Following the release of KGF 2, Yash became an instant sensation among Tamil audiences.

Baahubali 1 and 2

The impact of director SS Rajamouli's Baahubali film series on the Indian film industry cannot be overstated. Following the monumental success of Baahubali 2 in 2017, the landscape of the Indian film industry underwent a significant transformation, with Southern cinema emerging as a dominant force across the country. The two-part epic drama tells a good old tale of good verses evil in a spectacular fashion.


With Kantara, Rishab Shetty rose from regional obscurity to become a pan-India sensation. Set against the scenic backdrop of coastal Karnataka, this original Kannada film vividly portrays village folklore in a visually captivating manner. Rishab Shetty's stellar performance garnered widespread acclaim, propelling the film to remarkable success even in Tamil Nadu, where superstars like Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan praised its brilliance.


Amid a turbulent period for Bollywood, marked by controversies and overshadowing by South Indian films, Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan made a resounding come back with Jawan, silencing his critics. Penned and helmed by Atlee, the film features Shah Rukh Khan in a dual role, alongside Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupathi, captivating Tamil audiences and reaffirming his star power.

Pushpa: The Rise

Written and directed by Sukumar, Pushpa: The Rise was originally produced in Telugu. Starring Tollywood superstar Allu Arjun, the film follows the battle exploits of Pushpa Raj, a downtrodden woodcutter who rises through the ranks of a crime syndicate with his unwavering grit and courage. The film also features Rashmika Mandanna and Fahadh Faasil in pivotal roles. Apart from securing Allu Arjun's first National Award, the film catapulted him to national fame.

Sapta Saagaradaache Ello – Side B

Sapta Saagaradaache Ello – Side B is a Kannada masterpiece written and directed by Hemanth Rao. This two-part tragic romantic drama narrates the story of Manu, portrayed by Rakshit Shetty, who makes a hasty decision that forever changes his life. In Side B, Manu grapples with life upon his release from a 10-year prison sentence, striving to secure the future of his lover, now married to another man.

King of Kotha

King of Kotha was touted to be the biggest film in Dulquer Salmaan's career in terms of scale and ambition. Dulquer, a pan-Indian star in his own right, plays the role of a ruthless gangster in this film. It depicts the tale of a legendary gangster who returns to his hometown upon learning of his family's jeopardized safety, unleashing chaos in the process.

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