If there was ever an year dominated by regional language films, it would be 2017. The top three films in IMDB’s list of Top 10 Indian Movies of 2017 are from the south, with a total of five southern language films in the list.
The gritty, neo noir Vikram Vedha beat several Bollywood biggies and one of India’s biggest blockbusters of the year – Baahubali: The Conclusion, to top IMDB’s list. The second place was taken by Baahubali 2 (of course), but the surprise that took the cake is the Telugu film industry’s Arjun Reddy in third place.
The Aamir Khan-Zaira Wasim starrer Secret Superstar took fourth place, while Irrfan Khan’s Hindi Medium came fifth. Actors Akshay Kumar and Rana Daggubati both have two films apiece in the list; the former with Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Jolly LLB 2, and the latter with Baahubali 2 and Ghazi Attack.
The lone Malayalam film in featured in the list is the Mammootty starrer The Great Father at tenth place.