Tamil movies as well as Telugu movies are known for their unconventional storylines, beautiful locations, compelling characters, and overall gripping narratives. With every passing year, Tollywood as well as Kollywood filmmakers can be seen taking strides and breaking new ground in terms of storytelling and visuals. One of the areas in which Tollywood and Kollywood producers and directors are making more progress than others are the movies that belong to the science fiction genre. Complete with awe-inspiring visuals and stories with high stakes, South Indian science fiction films are becoming progressively better and more impactful with time. This article will look at a total of 5 such handpicked movies from both Tollywood and Kollywood that will satisfy your cravings for a good thrill as well as stories told on a large scale. Read on to know more.
- Time Story (2016)
This 2016 Surya starrer is a film that spans two generations and is a tale about greed, time travel, and finding your own identity. This movie sees Suriya play a total of three different characters, most of whom interact with each other as the film progresses. The film essentially tells the story of a brilliant scientist who made a watch with incredible time-traveling abilities and then the story of his evil twin brother, who seeks to recover it nearly three decades after he first learned about it. The movie can be streamed on ZEE5 Global.
- Okka Kshanam (2017)
This mind-bending Telugu Sci-Fi film sees Allu Sirish and Surbhi frontlining the feature as a happily married couple who cross paths with another couple with whom they share a vast number of similarities. In fact, their lives are so similar that it begins to worry Allu and Surbhi’s characters. It does not take time for the leading duo to figure out that their newest couple friends are essentially living a life parallel to them, but just one year ahead. Due to the same, the leading duo manages to foresee an unfortunate and devastating event that they must avoid in the future at any cost. This movie can be streamed on Disney+ Hotstar.
- Captain (2022)
Second on the list of Tamil movies belonging to the Science Fiction genre is a creature feature that has a team of soldiers determined to uncover the mystery of a forest at its center. Within a short amount of time, this team figures out that they are now going to be up against a formidable force of nature that has been hiding in the woods for over half a century. What follows is a series of events full of destruction, bloodshed, and mayhem. The movie can be streamed on ZEE5 Global.
- Antariksham 9000 KMPH (Telugu)
This movie stars Varun Tej Konidela as Dev, a retired astronaut who is called back to duty one last time for a very important mission. The stakes are that if the mission in question fails, one man-made object orbiting the earth will have a catastrophic collision with a similar object, which will cause a blackout all over the earth. Complete with high stakes and awe-inspiring visuals of outer space, this is one of those Telugu movies that are certainly worth one’s time.
- Yashoda (Tamil)
This Samantha Ruth Prabhu film is about the dark side of the medical world as well as sisterly love. This movie tells the story of a woman who agrees to become a surrogate mother for someone and then is admitted to a state-of-the art facility, where she believes she will find her missing sister. But, as time passes, the to-be surrogate mother learns several dark secrets regarding the facility she has been brought to. The movie can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video.