The entire world is currently facing a quarantine. With lockdowns imposed, and shops, markets, and offices closed down, Coronavirus is taking a toll not only on the number of deaths but also on the economy and livelihood of the people. Though we never expected this situation for several generations, filmmakers across the world have always given us warnings through movies based on pandemics, viruses, and small outbreaks. Moviemakers from South Indian film industries are no exception in this case. To prove this point, we are here today going to share with you the list of South Indian movies that predicted the virus well before Coronavirus pandemic.
1. Virus (2019) - Malayalam
The movie 'Virus' that was released in 2019 is an outstanding effort of a talented director and the actors in portraying the Nipah Virus outbreak that took place for real in 2018 in Kerala.
Aashiq Abu directed this best South Indian Virus based movie that meets international standards. It features notable names from the Mollywood in different roles. You can watch Virus now on Amazon Prime Video.
2. Aruvi (2017) - Tamil
Aruvi, released in 2017, is famous for spreading awareness on HIV/AIDS. Director Arun Prabhu showed the situations that are faced by a girl who becomes HIV positive, especially the attitude of society, through the stunning performance of Aditi Balan.
It also stars Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, Swetha Shekar, Mohammed Ali Baig, Shwetha Shekar, Pradeep Anthony, and Anjali Varadhan. Aruvi is available on Amazon Prime Video.
3. 7aum Arivu – Tamil
Dong Lee comes from China to initiate a biological war. A genetic engineering student tries to fight this by invoking the skills of Bodhidharma through his offspring.
Directed by AR Murugadoss, this best South Indian Virus based film stars Suriya and Shruthi Haasan in the leading roles. Tunes by Harris Jayaraj for '7aum Arivu' are also soothing. You can watch it now on Sun NXT.
4. Dasavatharam – Tamil/Telugu
After coming to know the potential of a bio-weapon, a scientist tries his best to protect it from being misused. Kamal Haasan appears in 10 roles in this movie that also stars Mallika Sherawat, Asin, Jayaprada, etc.
KS Ravi Kumar directed Dasavatharam, and the Telugu version of this cinema is available to watch on Sun NXT.
5. Sometimes – Tamil
Seven persons from different backgrounds wait at an HIV testing center anxiously for their results. This best South Indian Virus based cinema gives the right message that HIV/AIDS is not a deadly disease, but more a chronic condition like Diabetes.
Directed by Priyadarshan, it stars Sriya Reddy, Prakash Raj, and Ashok Selvan in essential characters. Sometimes is available to watch on Netflix.
6. Heart Beats – Malayalam – 2007
Heart Beats is a pleasant film with the right message. We are not revealing the plot here as it will be a spoiler. However, you will enjoy watching it.
Directed by Vinu Anand, it stars Indrajith Sukumaran, Simran, Biju Menon, Venu Nagavally, Cochin Haneefa, Manikuttan, and others. Heart Beats can be watched on Sun NXT at present.
7. Mukhaputa – Kannada
A traditional woman adopts a baby girl. But later, after a couple of years, she comes to know that the baby has HIV since birth.
Directed by Roopa Iyer, this best South Indian Virus based movie also stars Sanya Iyer in a crucial role. You can watch Mukhaputa on Hotstar.
8. Naalai Manithan – Tamil – 1989
A doctor finds a drug to bring back people from the dead. It becomes a success. But the dead man goes on killing several others and very soon the city is filled with a lot of murders.
Directed by Velu Prabhakaran, 'Naalai Manithan' stars Prabhu and Amala in pivotal characters. You can watch this movie on YouTube at present.
9. Miruthan – Tamil – 2016
When an intoxicated dog bites a security guard, it results in a zombie outbreak. Karthik, a cop, joins hands with a team of doctors to find an antidote for the epidemic.
Directed by Shakti Soundar Rajan, this movie stars Jayam Ravi, Lakshmi Menon, Kaali Venkat, and Amit Bharghav in leading roles. You can stream this best South Indian Virus based cinema on Sun NXT currently.
10. Vaayai Moodi Pesavum - Tamil
The residents of Panimalai hill station face trouble as the government bans the speaking to prevent the spread of 'Dumb-flu,' which spreads only through talking.
Directed by Balaji Mohan, this movie stars Dulquer Salmaan, Nazriya Nazim, Pandiarajan, John Vijay and others in essential characters. You can watch this movie on Zee5 at present.
There is no need to be panicked about Coronavirus. And the best South Indian Virus based movies listed above will give you a glance at the viruses, outbreaks, and pandemics. We hope you will find confidence through them.