Movie titles play a key role in sparking interest in cinema. The more unique the name, the more audiences connect with the movie. Nowadays, many movies are being made for a pan-India audience, and directors are choosing titles that are commonly used in specific regions, making these titles interesting and new to people from other areas. Let’s explore the meanings behind some of these unique movie titles.
Naga Chaitanya’s latest movie is titled ‘Thandel.’ The term ‘Thandel’ means the leader of a group of fishermen, who steers the boat during fishing expeditions. Directed by Chandoo Mondeti and featuring Sai Pallavi as the heroine, this film is produced by Allu Aravind.
Prabhas stars in Salaar, directed by KGF fame Prashanth Neel. The title has various meanings, including leader and savior. Shruti Haasan plays the female lead in this film, set for a worldwide release on December 22.
‘Dunki’ is a Bollywood movie starring Shahrukh Khan. The title refers to the illegal crossing of national borders. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the film also stars Taapsee Pannu in a key role and is set to release on December 21.
Chiyaan Vikram’s new film, ‘Thangalaan’, is named after a tribe in Tamil Nadu. Based on events in Karnataka’s Kolar Gold Fields (KGF), the film features Malavika Mohanan opposite Vikram and is directed by Pa. Ranjith. It is scheduled to release on January 26, 2024.
Suriya’s upcoming movie ‘Kanguva’ means ‘a person with fiery energy or a warrior.’ This periodic action drama stars Disha Patani opposite Suriya and is directed by Shiva. The film is expected to release in the summer of next year.
Starring Varun Tej and Meenakshi Chaudhary, ‘Matka’ is a film based on a type of gambling. The movie, which recently began shooting, is directed by Karunakumar.
‘Raghava Lawrence and SJ Suryah star in ‘Jigarthanda DoubleX,’ named after a popular cold drink from Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Directed by Karthik Subbaraj, the film received an average response and was recently released.
Shivakarthikeyan and Rakul Preet Singh star in ‘Ayalaan’ (Ayalaan), which means ‘neighbor.’ The film explores a friendship between a human and an alien, directed by Ravi Kumar and set to release during Sankranti next year.