With everyone having to stay indoors for most part of 2020, Twitter was where all the noise shifted to. Several stars turned to Twitter to keep audiences informed and contribute to the awareness around the pandemic. Others kept fans on Twitter posted on all things work – announcing movies, sharing behind-the-scenes updates, and more.

Here’s a look at the most popular conversations from the world of Tamil and Telugu entertainment on Twitter.

2020 has been an unparalleled experience for everyone, putting a pause on many things. However, even the pandemic couldn’t hold back the excitement of movie enthusiasts across India’s Southern states. Tamil and Telugu entertainment fandoms own a particularly massive space on Twitter, which only keeps growing by the year. This year too, Twitter brought fans closer to their favourite stars by giving them a space to connect, have a conversation, and navigate the year together.

From spreading awareness about the pandemic and entertaining their audiences, to sharing movie release plans, 2020 enabled South Indian cinema to engage a lot more with their admirers. Fans, too, left no stone unturned in showing their love for their favourites.

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Most Retweeted Tweet from a Tamil star: Vijay’s selfie with his fans from February 2020.

Actor Vijay Joseph enjoys a massive following on Twitter, as he does in the cinema world. His selfie with his fans, taken at Neyveli, was the most retweeted tweet of the year, and thus the most retweeted among the Tamil stars on Twitter.

Most Retweeted Tweet from a Telugu star: Mahesh Babu’s birthday wish to Pawan Kalyan

Mahesh Babu’s tweet wishing his fellow actor Pawan Kalyan on the latter’s birthday, was the most Retweeted Tweet by a Telugu star on Twitter. Picking up on nostalgia being one of the big topics of conversation this year, the Tweet revisits an old picture and showcases how stars and fans continued to take every opportunity to come together in celebration.

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Most mentioned South Indian actors of 2020

1. Mahesh Babu
2. Pawan Kalyan
3. Vijay
4. NTR Jr.
5. Suriya

1. Keerthy Suresh
2. Kajal Aggarwal
3. Samantha Akkineni
4. Rashmika Mandanna
5. Pooja Hegde

Most Tweeted about South Indian movies in 2020

#Master – Expected in 2020, but delayed because of the pandemic, Vijay’s movie #Master is one of the most anticipated Tamil releases of 2021. The release of songs and trailers across the year managed to garner love from fans with the movie topping conversation charts in 2020.

#VakeelSaab – Marking the comeback of Telugu actor Pawan Kalyan, the movie #VakeelSaab is a remake of the Hindi movie, Pink. The release of the movie’s motion poster received heaps of praises and immense love from fans on Twitter.

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#Valimai – Ajith fans took to Twitter to share their happiness about the upcoming film and developments related to the movie throughout the year. The film facilitated conversations around the actor’s birthday and the announcement that they were resuming shooting.

#SarkaruVaariPaata – Director Parasuram Petla and music composer Thaman took to Twitter and shared the motion poster of the much-anticipated movie on Mahesh Babu’s birthday which received immense love and admiration from fans.

#SooraraiPottru – Starring actors Suriya and Aparna Balamurali #SooraraiPottru was one of 2020’s biggest and most talked about releases. Tamil fans declared the movie a masterpiece on Twitter while praising the performances of lead actors.

Special mention: #RRR Starring actors NTR Jr., Ram Charan and Alia Bhatt, the period action drama written and directed by SS Rajamouli led discussions on Twitter as people Tweeted about various updates related to the movie. #KhabarLive #hydnews