Which of these South Indian cybercrime movies have you watched?

Cybercrime, which has seen an increasing trend, seems to have influenced many directors in South India. In an effort to raise awareness about these otherwise lesser-known crimes, these films feature different types of cases that could happen to anyone. From Kee to PSV Garuda Vega, these South Indian films are based on different types of cyber crime.

Here is a list of South Indian movies based on cybercrime.

#1 Kee

Directed by Kalees, the Tamil story revolves around a hacker, blessed with a happy family, who falls in love with a girl. However, his life changes when he becomes a victim of cyberbullying which leads him to another hacker. The cast includes Jiiva, Anaika Soti, and Nikki Galrani in the lead roles. Watch the movie on Disney+Hotstar.

#2 Thiruttu Payale 2

Directed by Susi Ganesan, the Tamil film is about an honest policeman assigned to listen to the calls of elite professionals by a senior official. The job leads him to a sociopath who uses the online medium and sets out to expose his misdeeds. The film stars Bobby Simha, Amala Paul and Prasanna in the lead roles. Watch the movie on Sony Liv.

Lens #4

Directed by Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan, the bilingual film released in Malayalam and Tamil stars himself, Misha Ghoshal and Anand Sami in the lead roles. The story is about a married man who is addicted to webcams and voyeurism and is forced to watch a stranger’s suicide online. Watch the movie on netflix.


The story revolves around a man who, together with a hacker, goes on a mission to expose a government scandal. Watch how those in power threaten the duo as dark secrets begin to unravel. Directed by Vishnuvardhan, Tamil movie stars, Ajith, Arya, Tapsee Pannu and Nayanthara in lead roles.

#6 PSV’s Garuda Vega

Another film revolves around government, where classified information is stolen by a hacker, and how an NIA agent becomes embroiled in a murder investigation that leads him to the hacker. The Telugu movie is directed by Praveen Sattaru and the cast includes Rajasekhar, Shraddha Das, Pooja Kumar and Arun in the lead roles. Watch the movie on MX reader.

#7 Gultoo

A Kannada film directed by Janardhan Chikkanna shows how an employee of an IT company wishes to start his own start-up and how his dreams are shattered when he is arrested for cybercrime. The cast includes Naveen Shankar, Avinash, and Sonu in the lead roles. Watch the movie on See.

#8 Irumbu Thirai

Directed by PS Mithran, the Tamil film tells the story of a military officer who borrows money from a bank using fake papers for the purpose of his sister’s marriage. When the money disappears from his account, his investigation leads him to the hacker. The cast includes Vishal, PS Mithran, Arjun Sarja and Samantha Ruth Prabhu in the lead roles. Watch the movie on Disney+Hotstar.

Let us know which of these South Indian cybercrime movies is your favorite in the comments below!

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