As the Tamil audience revels in the success of Maniratnam’s magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan 2, the fun ride isn’t over for movie buffs. Given that it’s summer vacation, the film industry is gearing up with a good number of much-awaited releases this May 2023.
From Vijay Antony’s long-anticipated Pichaikkaran 2 to Aishwarya Rajesh’s Farhana, Tamil cinema audiences are in for a visual treat of all genres this summer.
Tamil Movie Releases May 2023
Here’s a look at the intriguing list of Tamil films that are scheduled to hit theatres in May 2023.
Aishwarya Rajesh starrer Farhana is directed by Monster fame Nelson Venkatesan. The cast of the film includes Selvaraghavan, Jithan Ramesh, Anumol, Aishwarya Dutta, and Kitty. SR Prakash Babu and SR Prabu are bankrolling the film under their Dream Warrior Pictures company. As per the ">trailer, Farhana narrates the story of a middle-class woman who works at a call centre due to a financial crisis. Her job gives her the freedom to explore, but it also gets her entangled in a web of dancers. The movie is set to be released on May 12, 2023.
The long-awaited third instalment of the Pizza series features Ashwin Kakumanu. Pavithrah Marimuthu, Gaurav Narayan, and Abhishek Shankar are cast in lead roles, while Kaali Venkat and Anupama Kumar play supporting characters. Pizza 3 is directed by debutant director Mohan Govind and produced by CV Kumar under Thirukumaran Entertainment. The horror film narrates the story of the mysterious happenings at a restaurant. The film will hit theatres on May 12, 2023.
Shanthanu’s Raavana Kottam features Kayal Anandhi as the female lead. The film is directed by Vikram Sugumaran and bankrolled by Kannan Ravi. Actors Prabhu, Illavarasu, Deepa Shankar, Aruldoss, and PL Thennappan are cast in supporting roles. Raavana Kottam features Shantanu Bhagiyaraj as a kabaddi player. The film seems to be a typical village drama, narrating the story of a feud between two villages. The movie will be out in theatres on May 12, 2023.
Kaasethan Kadavulada is a heist comedy film and a modern-day remake of the 1972 Tamil film of the same name. The film stars Shiva, Priya Anand, Yogi Babu, and Karunakaran in the lead roles. Urvashi, Thalaivasal Vijay, CWC Pugazh, Sivvangi Krishnakumar, and Manobala play supporting characters. The film tells the tale of a man who collaborates with two other men to steal money from his stepmother. The film is directed and produced by R. Kannan. The movie is scheduled to be released on May 12, 2023.
The long-awaited sequel to the 2016 movie Pichaikkaran is ready to hit theatres this summer. Actor-composer Vijay Antony, who plays the lead in the film, is making his directorial debut. The cast also includes Ritika Singh, Kavya Thapar, Joh Vijay, Dev Gill, and Hareesh Paredi. The plot revolves around a businessman named Vijay Gurumoorthy, who is killed by Sathya (Vijay Antony). The film is bankrolled by Vijay Antony Film Corp. The film will be released on May 19, 2023. Dubbed versions will be simultaneously released in Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada.
Telugu actor Naga Chaitanya is making his debut in the Tamil film industry in the bilingual film Custody. The film is helmed by director Venkat Prabhu, who is making his directorial debut in Telugu. Krithi Shetty, Priyamani, Arvind Swamy, Sarathkumar, and Sampath Raj. The plot revolves around Shiva, a police constable assigned to produce a gangster named Raju, alias Raazu, in court. When Raazu’s rivals attempt to kill him, Shiva and his girlfriend Revathi have no other option but to protect Raazu for 48 hours. The film is scheduled to release in theatres on May 12, 2023.