Pongal Box Office Showdown: Dhanush,Mahesh Babu,Vijay Sethupathi, Sivakarthikeyan Films in the Race

Get ready for a cinematic treat this Pongal! From 'Ayalaan' to 'Guntur Karam' and 'Abraham Ozler,' top stars light up the screen. Which movie will steal your heart? 🎬✨ #Pongal2024 #SouthIndianCinema
Pongal Releases 2024
Pongal Releases 2024

Every year, many families make it a tradition to watch new films in theaters and celebrate on holidays. This anticipation for festive releases extends to the South Indian film industry, with top stars in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam gearing up for Pongal releases this year. Let's take a closer look at the exciting lineup:

Tamil Releases:


The shooting for 'Ayalaan' commenced in 2018, with meticulous efforts put into creating 4500 graphics shots to bring the character of Alien to life. Starring Sivakarthikeyan and Rakul Preet Singh, the film, directed by Ravikumar, is set for a Pongal release on January 12.

Ayalaan & Captain Miller
Ayalaan & Captain Miller

Captain Miller:

Amidst great expectations, 'Captain Miller' starring Dhanush, Priyanka Mohan, and Sandeep Kishan is preparing for a Pongal release on January 12. The film has generated buzz, partly fueled by Dhanush's intriguing poster.

Mission - Chapter 1:

Directed by AL Vijay, 'Mission' features Arun Vijay, Amy Jackson, and Nimisha Sajayan. Making a comeback in Tamil after '2.o', Amy Jackson, the film is scheduled for release on January 12.

Mission & Merry christmas
Mission & Merry christmas

Merry Christmas:

'Merry Christmas' boasts a star-studded cast, including Vijay Sethupathi, Katrina Kaif, Radhika Sarathkumar, and Radhika Apte. Directed by Sriram Raghavan, the film, shot simultaneously in Hindi and Tamil, marks Katrina Kaif's debut in Kollywood. It is set for a Pongal release on January 12.

Telugu Releases:

Guntur Karam:

Mahesh Babu's 28th film, directed by Trivikram, is eagerly anticipated for its Pongal release on January 13. Actresses Srileela and Meenakshi Chowdary play the female leads.

Guntu Kaaaram & Saindhav
Guntu Kaaaram & Saindhav


Venkatesh's 75th film, 'Saindhav,' directed by Shailesh Kolanu, is set to hit screens on January 13. With Arya, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Shraddha Srinath in the cast, Santhosh Narayanan has composed the music for the film.


Starring Ravi Teja and Anupama Parameswaran, 'Eagle' is the second directorial venture of cinematographer Karthik Kattaneni. Initially scheduled for a January 13 release, it is speculated to adjust its date due to the competitive lineup during Sankranti.

Eagle & Naa saami ranga
Eagle & Naa saami ranga

Naa Sami Ranga:

'Naa Saami Ranga,' the Telugu remake of the Malayalam movie 'Porinju Mariam Jose,' stars Nagarjuna in the lead role. Scheduled for release on January 14, the film has music composed by Keeravani.

Hanu Man:

'Hanu Man,' releasing on January 12, features Teja Sajja, Amrita, and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar in lead roles. Directed by Prashanth Varma of 'Zombie Reddy' fame, the film holds promise for the Pongal festivities.

Hanu Man & Abraham Ozler
Hanu Man & Abraham Ozler

Malayalam Release:

Abraham Ozler:

Directed by Mithun Manuel Thomas, 'Abraham Ozler' stars Jayaram, Arjun Ashokan, and Anaswara Rajan, with a cameo appearance by Mammootty. The film is slated for release on January 11.


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