South Indian films seem to be ruling the roost as nine out of ten most popular Indian movies on the IMDb list, are from southern states starting with SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus RRR which landed the top spot followed by The Kashmir Files – the only Hindi language film in the list.
Speaking on RRR being the IMDb Most Popular Indian Film of 2022, filmmaker Rajamouli said, “RRR is a tale of friendship which everyone can relate to, told in a style that’s inspired by ancient Indian storytelling and is a film I hold very close to my heart.”
He added, “I am grateful to IMDb for the honour and would like to thank viewers worldwide for their love and appreciation. This celebration belongs to the entire cast and crew who worked relentlessly to create the magic viewers witnessed on screen.”
The third spot on the list was grabbed by Yash-starrer KGF: Chapter 2 followed by Vikram which starred the heavyweights of Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu cinema – Kamal Haasan, Vijay Sethupathi, Fahad Faasil and Suriya.
The Rishab Shetty-starrer surprise superhit Kantara too, features on the the list at the fifth position with R Madhavan’s directorial debut Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, a biopic on the Indian space scientist Nambi Narayanan, grabbing the No. 6 position.
Major, another biopic on the list, based on the Indian Army officer – Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, who laid his life in service to the nation during the 26/11 attacks of Mumbai, is on the No. 7 spot.
Dulquer Salmaan, Mrunal Thakur and Rashmika Mandana-starrer Sita Ramam landed on the No, 8 spot with Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1 on 9th and 777 Charlie on the 10th spot respectively. As for web series, Panchayat is the most popular Indian series as per IMDb followed by Delhi Crime, Rocket Boys and Human on second, third and fourth spots respectively.