Winners of the SIIMA 2023 competition for Telugu and Kannada films were revealed on Friday. On Saturday, the second list of winners will be revealed.
Kannada film Kantara and the Telugu film RRR both took home major prizes at the South Indian International Movie Awards 2023 (SIIMA) on Friday in Dubai. Sita Ramam also received numerous honors, including the prestigious Best Film (Telugu) award. SS Rajamouli won the Best Director prize for RRR despite though he was unable to attend the event. Several more stars joined Jr NTR and Allu Aravind on stage as they accepted his trophy on his behalf. At the ceremony, Jr. NTR also took home the Best Actor honor.
The most prizes were given to Rishab Shetty’s film Kantara, making him the night’s biggest celebrity. However, 777 Charlie won the Best Film prize in Kannada. The complete list of SIIMA 2023 winners is shown below.
Our visionary and legendary filmmaker, @ssrajamouli, truly steered the ship of RRR to international glory. Sir, your direction continues to set new standards in Indian cinema! Congratulations on winning the Best Director (Telugu) award, and thank you for giving the world RRR!… pic.twitter.com/KmB3dED2tW— SIIMA (@siima) September 15, 2023
(Telugu) SIIMA 2023 winners
Sita Ramam won Telugu’s Best Film Award.
Best Telugu director: RRR’s SS Rajamouli
Jr. NTR for RRR was named the best actor in a leading Telugu role.
Sreeleela for Dhamaka won the Telugu Film’s Best Actress in a Leading Role award.
Adivi Sesh for Major: Best Actor in a Leading Role – Critics (Telugu)
Critics’ Choice for Telugu’s Best Actress in a Leading Role: Mrunal Thakur for Sita Ramam
Telugu’s Best New Producers: Sharath and Anurag for Major
Telugu’s Most Promising Newcomer: Ganesh Bellamkonda
Telugu actress Mrunal Thakur, for Sita Ramam, won for best newcomer.
Telugu’s top music director is MM Keeravaani for RRR.
The Telugu song “Naatu Naatu” by Chandrabose won the award for best lyrics.
Male Telugu playback singer of the year (Miryala Ram, DJ Tillu title track)
Mangli, singing Jinthaak in Dhamaka, won the Telugu language category for best playback singer.
Senthil Kumar won the Telugu Film’s Best Cinematographer award for RRR.
Telugu’s best debut filmmaker is Mallidi Vassisht for the film Bimbisara.
Sangeetha for Masooda, Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Telugu)
Telugu’s Year’s Most Exciting Movie: Nikhil Siddhartha for Karthikeya 2
Suhas for HIT – 2 won the award for best actor in a negative role in Telugu.
Srinivasa Reddy for Karthikeya 2 won the Telugu film’s Best Actor in a Comedy Role award.
Rana Daggubati won the award for Telugu’s Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Bheemla Nayak.
Winners of SIIMA 2023 in Kannada
777 is the top movie in Kannada. Charlie
Kannada actor Yash won for KGF Chapter 2’s Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Srinidhi Shetty for KGF Chapter 2 won the award for best actress in a leading role in Kannada.
Rishab Shetty for Kantara won the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
Sapthami Gowda for Kantara won the award for “Best Actress in a Leading Role” among critics in Kannada.
Rishab Shetty received a Special Appreciation Award for Kantara, a Pathbreaking Story in Kannada.
Achyuth Kumar for Kantara was named the best actor in a negative role in Kannada.
Diganth Manchale for Gaalipata 2 won the award for best actor in a supporting role in Kannada.
Shubha Raksha for Home Minister won the award for “Best Actress in a Supporting Role” in Kannada.
Apeksha Purohit and Pavan Kumar Wadeyar for Dollu won the award for best debut producer in Kannada.
Pruthvi Shamanur for Padavi Poorva won the award for best debut actor in Kannada.
Neetha Ashok for Vikrant Rona won the Kannada award for best debut actress.
Mukesh Laxman received a special commendation for Kantara.
Rakshit Shetty for Charlie 777 received the Special Appreciation Award for Actor in a Lead Role (Kannada).
Prakash Thuminad for Kantara won the award for best actor in a comedy role in Kannada.
Sagar Puranik’s film Dollu won the award for best debut director in Kannada.
B. Ajaneesh Loknath for Kantara was named the best music director in Kannada.
Pramod Maravanthe, for Singara Siriye in Kantara, won the award for best lyricist in Kannada.
Vijay Prakash for Singara Siriye won the award for best male playback singer in Kannada.
Sunidhi Chauhan, for Ra Ra Rakkamma in Vikrant Rona, won the award for best female playback singer in Kannada.
Bhuvan Gowda won the title of best Kannada filmmaker for KGF Chapter 2.