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Budget: Rs 350 crores Worldwide collections: Rs 420.6 cr Release: 30 August, 2019 The action thriller, written and directed by Sujeeth Reddy, may have been panned by critics for its sexism and waste of talent, but that did not stop it from becoming the highest grossing South Indian film of 2019. Made on a colossal budget of Rs 350 crores, Saaho was both one of the most expensive Indian films ever made, and the highest grossing South Indian film, with its collections crossing Rs 400 crores. Saaho was filmed simultaneously in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu and starred Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor, Jackie Shroff and Neil Nitin Mikesh. The much-hyped spy thriller's.success rode primarily on its popularity in the Hindi language regions, while in Tamil Nadu, the film registered a sub-par performance.

Year In Review: Top 10 South Indian grossers of 2019

The year 2019 saw South Indian films dominate headlines and box office figures. While the Ajith starrer Viswasam topped Twitter’s most influential moments’ list, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections and cricket, the Vijay starrer Bigil broke records to cross the Rs 300 crore mark and become the highest-grossing Tamil film of the year.

As 2019 draws to a close, we take a look at the top 10 grossing South Indian films of 2019, as per IMDb.