Most searched movies in 2023 – Animal is not in the Top 10 and Adipurush beats Pathaan

Dec 11, 2023

By: Abhishek Jha and Ayush Mehrotra

#10 Varisu

Jan 8 to Jan 14 saw Indians searching for Varisu the most. The Tamil movie, directed by Vamshi Paidipally, stars Vijay and Rashmika Mandanna in the lead.

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#9 Tiger 3

The search for Tiger 3 peaked between Nov 12-18. The Hindi film starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif is directed by Maneesh Sharma and produced by Yash Raj Films.

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#8 Leo

​The search for Leo peaked in India between Oct 15-21. The Tamil movie stars Vijay, Trisha and Sanjay Dutt among others and is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj.

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#7 Jailer

The search for Jailer peaked in the Aug 6-12 week. The Rajinikanth starrer is directed by Nelson Dilipkumar and also has Tamannaah Bhatia in the cast.

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#6 The Kerala Story

May 7-13 saw the search for The Kerala Story peak in India. The summer hit movie is directed by Sudipto Sen and stars Adah Sharma, Yogita Bihani, Sonia Balani, and Siddhi Idna

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#5 Pathaan

The search for Pathaan peaked between Jan 22-28 as the SRK starrer released during the Republic Day weekend. The first out of two big hits by Sharukh Khan this year is directed by Siddharth Anand and produced by Yash Raj Films.

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#4 Adipurush

The controversial Adipurush, which received flack for some of its dialogues was the fourth most searched movie in 2023 by Indians. The movie’s search peaked during June 18-24. It starred Saif Ali Khan, Prabhas and Kriti Sanon in the lead and was directed and co-written by Om Ra

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#3 Oppenheimer

Only one foreign film has made it to the list of the top-10 searched movies in India and it is the Cristopher Nolan directed Oppenheimer. One of the frontrunners for an Oscar, it boasts of a mega star cast including Cillian Murphy, Robert Downing Jr and Emily Blunt.

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#2 Gadar 2

The return of Sunny Deol as Dara Singh saw Google search peak between Aug 13-19. The movie directed by Anil Sharma is a sequel and also stars Amisha Patel and Simrat Kaur.

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#1 Jawan

It has been SRK’s year. Jawan, directed by Atlee, was the most searched movie on Google by Indians in 2023 peaking in the Sept 3-9 week. The second blockbuster by Shahrukh Khan in 2023, also stars Nayanthara and Sanya Malhotra.

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