The most anticipated South Indian International Movie Awards- SIIMA is back with its 5th edition on 30th June and 1st July 2016, in Singapore.
Taking the South Indian Movie industry onto a global platform, the SIIMA nomination process is executed by a panel of veteran judges from the Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam industries. The process then goes into the hands of the audiences, who vote online to give the final verdict of the winners. This year, leading with the highest number of nominations in the various select categories are OK Kanmani and Naanum Rowdy Dhaan in Tamil, Baahubali and Srimanthudu in Telugu, Kendasampige and Rangi Taranga in Kannada, and Premam and Ennu Ninte Moideen in Malayalam.
OK Kanmani is a Tamil romantic drama, directed by Mani Ratnam, which is leading the order with 9 nominations in categories like Best Director, Film and Music Director etc.Vignesh Shivan’s Naanum Rowdy Dhaan is next on the list with 8 nominations, which is nominated in the categories of Best Film, Actress and Director etc.
In the Telugu order there is, the SS Rajamouli directed historical drama film – Baahubali starring Prabhas and Rana Daggubati who have been nominated in 11 categories like the Best Actor, Director and Film etc. Giving them equal competition is the Mahesh Babu and Shruti Hassan starrer Srimanthudu, directed by Koratala Siva, which is also amounting to 11 nominations in the categories of Best Actor, Actress and Director etc.
Leading the Kannada order with a tie of 10 nominations each are Kendasampige, directed by Duniya Soori, while Rangi Taranga by Anup Bhandari follows it with a total of 9 nominations. Both have made it to the categories of Best Lyricist, Female Singer and Debutants etc.
While in the Malayalam order with 14 nominations is the romantic drama – Premam featuring Nivin Pauly, and directed by Alphonse Putharen, with nominations in the categories of Best Director, Actor and Film. Breaking even with it is the biographical romantic drama, Ennu Ninte Moideen by R. S. Vimal with 10 nominations, too.
Coming to Singapore on the 30th June and 1st July, by bringing together the best of the South Film Industry, SIIMA would witness the best of Entertainment being awarded under one roof. Open to public voting from 25th May (Wednesday), fans will be able to vote for their favourite stars and movies on official website.
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