Samantha Ruth Prabhu is easily among the top five South actresses in today’s times, ruling the hearts of both Tamil and Telugu moviegoers. Having begun a career with the breezy and well-deserved romantic film, Ye Maaya Chesave, Sam has gone on to be part of some of the biggest hits in recent times, displaying a keen script sense, and constantly holding her own opposite heroes who’re vastly more experience and much-bigger stars.
Samantha has now reached a stage where her inclusion brings sufficient heft to a project, with the audience emerging in big numbers on the strength of her name as much as that of the leading man. In short, she’s now a big enough draw to command her own, loyal fan-base regardless of the male lead cast opposite her. So, with huge expectations, we take a look at Samanthas forthcoming films, which we feel could set the box-office on fire.
1.) Irumbu Thirai
This out-an-out commercial action entertainer has Samantha opposite Vishal in the latter’s home production. Vishal’s action movies are known to be extremely Masa friendly, and a fresh treatment coupled with the added spice of Samantha could turn it into a box-office smash.
2.) Aneethi Kathaigal
Samantha is touted to play a strong supporting role in this intense action-drama, which stars Vijay Sethupathi in the lead. Both the critics and audience have high expectation from this one, which is touted to have political undertones and supposedly villainous Samantha for the first time in her career.
3.) Vijay 61
Possibly the biggest of her upcoming film, Vijay 61 brings back the much-loved onscreen pair of Ilaya Thalapathy Vijay and Samantha for the third time, where shes cast opposite one of the formers three characters. Her scenes are opposite Vijay as a magician and they promise to be a hoot. With their Theri Director, Atlee, handling the reins, this one has box-office gold written all over it.
4.) Savitri Biopic
Titled Nadigaiyar Thilagam in Tamil and Mahanati in Telugu, the Savitri biopic is the kind of author-backed women-centric film wed love to see more of Samantha in, and this one looks like a firm step in that direction. While Keerthy Suresh will be essaying the role of Savitri, Samantha will be playing another legendary actress, and its from her perspective that the film will be narrated.
Another big film that Samantha is a part of; RC11 is an action-thriller that stars Ram Charan as a simple villager who seeks the aid of Samantha to save his village from the plight its facing. With a Director like Sukumar, who understands the pulse of the Telugu audience, this one looks like another sure-shot winner.