Nandamuri Balakrishna and Nayantara's 'Sri Rama Rajyam' is a feel good film and audiences loved it.
Cheran, Prasanna, Haripriya and Nikita Thukral's 'Muran' got positive reviews and eventually became a hit.
Released on December 9, 2011, Silambarasan's 'Osthe' got good reviews and is still going strong at the box office. It is a remake of Salman Khan's hit film 'Dabangg'.
This romantic comedy has Lal, Asif Ali, Shweta Menon, Mythili and Baburaj in the lead roles. The film successfully completed 100 days in all major centers.
Vijay and Asin's 'Kaavalan' was termed a 'fun film' and succeeded in grabbing eyeballs.
With Ajith Kumar, Arjun, Trisha Krishnan and Vaibhav Reddy in key roles, 'Mankatha' is a thriller.
From 'Aadukalam', 'Velayudham' to 'Sarathi' and 'Traffic' have a look at the best southern films of this year.
Dhanush was seen romancing Richa Gangopadhyay in 'Mayakkam Enna'.
Released in January 2011, Dhanush and Taapsee Pannu's 'Aadukalam' won six awards at the 58th National Film Awards.
After getting a thumbs up from the critics, 'Adaminte Makan Abu' has become India's official entry to be considered for nomination in the Best Foreign Film category for the 84th Academy Awards.
'Only Vishnuvardhana' is a Kannada thriller starring Sudeep, Priyamani and Bhavana Menon in the lead roles and is said to be a tribute to the legendary actor Vishnuvardhan.
Pawan Kumar, who assisted well-known director-writer Yogaraj Bhat, makes an impact with his directorial debut 'Lifu Ishtene', which boasts of his natural flair for story telling and believable characters. The aspirations, desires and frustrations of youngsters are well documented in the film.
Vishal and Sameera Reddy in 'Vedi'. The film is a remake of the 2008 Telugu film 'Souryam'.
'Kempe Gowda', a 2011 Kannada action film starring Sudeep and Ragini Dwivedi in the lead roles, was declared a blockbuster. This is the remake of the Tamil superhit film 'Singam'.
Directed by actor Darshan's brother Dinakar Thoogudeepa, the film is an entertaining venture and has all ingredients of a typical commercial film. The film is a must-watch for everyone who was eagerly waiting for a big blockbuster extravaganza. This is Thoogudeepa's third venture and, just like his first film 'Jothe Jotheyali', this film too has massive potential to be a commercial success because of its neat packaging and gripping script.
Despite getting average reviews, Suriya and Shruti Haasan's '7 Aum Arivu' turned out to be a box office hit.
Vijay, Genelia D'Souza and Hansika Motwani starrer 'Velayudham' released around Diwali and enjoyed a great opening. Critics termed it a 'Paisa Vasool' film.
Pawan Kalyan and Sarah-Jane Dias in 'Panjaa'.
Dookudu is an action comedy directed by Sreenu Vaitla and stars Mahesh Babu and Samantha. The film was released on September 23, 2011, with the largest worldwide opening for a Telugu film.
Pawan Kalyan and Trisha Krishnan's 'Theenmaar' was directed by Jayanth Paranji. The film is a remake of the successful hindi film 'Love Aaj Kal'.
'Makeup Man' is a Malayalam hit film directed by Shafi. Starring Jayaram and Sheela in the lead roles, it tells the story of a couple's life that goes topsy turvy when she lands a role in a film and he is forced to disguise himself as her makeup man.
'Traffic', released in January, is a thriller film. It stars Sreenivasan, Rahman, Kunchako Boban, Asif Ali, Anoop Menon, Vineeth Sreenivasan, Sandhya, Roma and Remya Nambeesan.