Amidst the scintillating skyline of Dubai, the South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) 2023 spotlighted the finest of the Telugu and Kannada film industries. Celebrating the exemplary contributions of stars and technicians, we present to you the Telugu cinema luminaries who graced the winner’s podium at this year’s SIIMA:
Best Film: “Sita Ramam,” a cinematic treasure produced by the illustrious Ashwini Dutt – Vyjayanthi Movies & Swapna Cinema.
Best Director: SS Rajamouli, the mastermind behind the legendary “RRR,” was duly honored for his craft.
Best Actor: “RRR” provided a platform for Jr. NTR to exhibit his stellar acting prowess, fetching him the Best Actor accolade.
Best Actress: Sreeleela’s riveting act in “Dhamaka” won the hearts of critics and audiences alike, landing her the Best Actress award.
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: “Bheemla Nayak” showcased Rana Daggubati’s versatility, earning him the accolade for Best Supporting Actor.
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Sangeetha’s compelling portrayal in “Masooda” was honored with the Best Supporting Actress award.
Best Actor (Critics Choice): Adivi Sesh’s compelling role in “Major” earned him rave reviews and the Critics’ Choice Best Actor title.
Best Actress (Critics Choice): Mrunal Thakur’s captivating performance in “Sita Ramam” cemented her position as the Critics’ Choice Best Actress.
Best Villain: “HIT 2” saw Suhas’s transformation into a gripping antagonist, deserving of the Best Villain award.
Best Music Composer: MM Keeravani’s enthralling melodies for “RRR” echoed across the industry, making him the chosen Best Music Composer.
Best Lyrics: Chandrabose’s poetic genius was exemplified in “Naatu Naatu -RRR,” earning him the Best Lyrics title.
Best Playback Singer Male: Ram Miryala’s vocal magic in “DJ Tillu” was aptly recognized, crowning him as the Best Male Playback Singer.
Best Playback Singer Female: Mangli’s soulful rendition in “Jinthak – Dhamaka” garnered her the Best Female Playback Singer accolade.
Best Debut Actor: Ashok Galla’s impressive foray into cinema with “Hero” garnered him the Best Debut Actor recognition.
Best Debut Actress: Mrunal Thakur made a dazzling entrance with “Sita Ramam,” winning the Best Debut Actress award.
Best Debut Director: Mallidhi Vasishta’s striking directorial debut with “Bimbisara” was acknowledged as he clinched the Best Debut Director award.
Best Debut Producer(s): For the film “Major,” the dynamic duo of Sharath and Anurag were lauded as the Best Debut Producers.
Best Cinematographer: The mesmerizing visual narrative of “RRR” by K.K. Senthil Kumar secured him the Best Cinematographer title.
Best Comedian: Srinivasa Reddy’s impeccable comedic chops in “Karthikeya 2” won him accolades and the Best Comedian award.
Sensation Of The Year: The film “Karthikeya 2” caused a cinematic stir, rightfully earning the Sensation of the Year award.
Promising Newcomer: Ganesh Bellamkonda’s fresh talent was unmistakably evident, winning him the title of Promising Newcomer.
Flipkart Fashion Youth Icon: Shruti Haasan, with her impeccable style, was honored as the Flipkart Fashion Youth Icon of the year.
The SIIMA 2023 bore testimony to the unmatched talent and commitment of the Telugu film industry. A thunderous applause to all the winners who have etched their names in the annals of cinema!