List of south OTT releases to watch in May 2024: Aadujeevitham, Manjummel Boys and more

    As May kicks off, check out some of the most exciting South Indian OTT releases

    South OTT releases in May

    South OTT releases in May

    Whether it's Mollywood or Tollywood, the South Indian film industry has been in the spotlight for delivering some of the best movies since the start of 2024. Ever since the boom of OTT in India, viewers have enjoyed engaging stories and intriguing performances of South Indian films on streaming platforms. With exciting new releases coming in May, let's take a look at the complete list of South Indian OTT releases for the month.

    Manjummel Boys

    Streaming platform: Disney+ Hotstar

    Streaming date: May 5, 2024

    Based on a real-life incident that took place in 2006, this survival thriller explores the unexpected misadventure experienced by a group of friends when they take a trip to Kodaikanal. How the friends embark on a daring rescue mission to save one of them from the treacherous Guna Caves forms the crux of the story. Directed by Jan.E.Man-fame director Chidambaram, the film stars an ensemble cast which includes Soubin Shahir, Sreenath Bhasi, Balu Varghese, Ganapathi S. Poduval, Jean Paul Lal, Deepak Parambol, Abhiram Radhakrishnan, Arun Kurian, Khalid Rahman, Chandu Salimkumar, Shebin Benson, and Vishnu Reghu.


    Streaming platform: Disney+ Hotstar

    Streaming date: May 10, 2024

    This survival drama is an adaptation of the 2008 best-selling Malayalam novel Aadujeevitham by Benyamin, which is based on the real-life story of Najeeb, a Malayali immigrant labourer. The film follows Najeeb Muhammed, who travels to Saudi Arabia when he is offered a job to make a better living. However, he finds himself trapped by an Arab who forces him to lead a slave-like existence, herding goats in the middle of the desert for many years. The film narrates his struggles and his eventual escape from the control of his Arab employer. Directed by acclaimed director Blessy, Prithviraj Sukumaran has essayed the role of Najeeb in this tragic tale.

    Ranam Aram Thavarel

    Streaming platform: Aha

    Streaming date: May 1, 2024

    Starring Vibhav Reddy, this crime thriller revolves around a facial reconstruction artist's quest to find a serial killer. How he manages to tackle the killer and help the cops in solving the cast forms the crux of the story.


    Streaming platform: Amazon Prime Video

    Streaming date: Yet to be announced

    Directed by popular Tamil director Hari, this Vishal-starrer action drama revolves around a henchman whose life changes when he rescues a girl from a bunch of goons who want to murder her. What happens next forms the rest of the story. Besides Vishal, this film also stars Samuthirakani and Priya Bhavani Shankar in pivotal roles.


    Streaming platform: Amazon Prime Video

    Streaming date: Yet to be announced

    Starring Vijay Antony and Mrinalini in leading roles, this romantic comedy film is directed by debutant Vinayak Vaithianathan and follows Arivazhagan getting hitched to a disinterested woman named Leela who is passionate about acting and wants to become an actor. What happens between the couple after the wedding is the rest of the story.

    The Boys

    Streaming platform: Aha Tamil

    Streaming date: May 7, 2024

    This horror-comedy directed by Santhosh P. Jayakumar follows five friends–Karthi, Akira, Kolaar, Baby, and James, who share a carefree lifestyle as roommates. Their focus is on having a good time, but when they move into a new house, their lives take a surprising twist. The house is full of hidden secrets, leading to unexpected and hilarious events as the friends navigate its mysteries and absurdities.

    Asuraguru (Telugu-dubbed)

    Streaming platform: Aha

    Streaming date: May 3, 2024

    The Tamil film Asura Guru, featuring Vikram Prabhu and Mahima Nambiar, is slated for release of its Telugu dubbed version on Aha. Directed by Rajdeep, the action thriller follows the story of Shakti (played by Vikram Prabhu), a thief who robs the rich to support ordinary people. Mahima Nambiar portrays Divya, who initially attempts to reveal Shakti's crimes but eventually teams up with him.

    Pranaya Vilasam (Telugu-dubbed)

    Streaming platform: ETV Win

    Streaming on: May 2, 2024

    The Telugu dubbed version of the Malayalam film Pranaya Vilasam debuted on ETV Win on May 2, 2024. Directed by Nikhil Muraly, this romantic drama features Mamitha Baiju, Arjun Ashokan, and Anaswara Rajan. Pranaya Vilasam reunites the lead cast from Super Sharanya and explores the theme of first love.

    Siddharth Roy

    Streaming on: Aha

    Streaming date: May 3, 2024

    Directed by Yashaswi, Siddharth Roy is now available on the Aha from May 3rd following its theatrical debut on February 23rd. The film stars Deepak Saroj in the lead role with Tanvi Negi. It follows the journey of Siddharth Roy, a logical thinker, whose outlook on life is transformed after meeting Indu, portrayed by Tanvi Negi.

    Happy Ending

    Streaming platform: Aha

    Streaming Date May 3, 2024

    Directed by Kowshik Bheemidi, the film follows Harsh, who is cursed by a godman in his childhood that anyone who he gets close to or fantasises about dies. The film stars Yash Puri, Apoorva Rao and Vishnu Oi among others.