SIIMA 2023 Winners: Celebrating Excellence in South Indian Cinema

The second day of the prestigious South Indian International Awards (SIIMA) 2023 concluded on Saturday night, honoring some of the best works in Tamil and Malayalam cinema. The event was graced by the presence of renowned stars such as Kamal Haasan, Trisha, Mani Ratnam, Lokesh Kanagaraj, R Madhavan, Rajesh Madhavan, Vineeth Sreenivasan, and Kunchacko Boban, who clinched top awards for their outstanding contributions to the film industry.

Tamil Cinema Triumphs

In the Tamil film industry, Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus “Ponniyin Selvan 1” claimed the coveted Best Film award. R Madhavan, known for his exceptional performance in “Rocketry,” secured the Best Actor in a Leading Role and the Best Director Debut awards. Kamal Haasan, an icon in Indian cinema, won the Popular Choice For Best Actor for his role in “Vikram,” while Trisha bagged the Popular Choice For Best Actress for her outstanding performance in “PS 1.” Lokesh Kanagaraj, the mastermind behind “Vikram,” was awarded the Best Director title.

Here’s a complete list of Tamil cinema winners at SIIMA 2023:

Category Winner
Best Debut Actress Aditi (Viruman)
Best Debut Actor Pradeep Ranganathan (Love Today)
Best Debut Director Madhavan (Rocketry)
Best Actor In Comedy Role Yogi Babu (Love Today)
Best Actor In Negative Role SJ Suryah (Don)
Best Supporting Actor (Male) Kaali Venkat (Gargi)
Best Supporting Actress (Female) Vasanthi (Vikram)
Best Production Designer Thota Tharani (PS1)
Best Lyric Writer Ilango Krishnan (Ponni Nadhi)
Best Cinematographer Ravi Varman (PS1)
Achievement Award Mani Ratnam
Best Playback Singer (Male) Kamal Haasan (Pathala Pathala)
Best Playback Singer (Female) Jonita (Arabic Kuthu)
Popular Choice Best Actress Trisha (PS1)
Popular Choice Best Actor Kamal Haasan (Vikram)
Best Actress Critics Keerthy Suresh (Saani Kaayidham)
Best Actor in a Leading Role Madhavan (Rocketry)
Best Music Director Anirudh R (Vikram)
Best Film Ponniyin Selvan 1
Best Director Lokesh Kanagaraj (Vikram)

Malayalam Cinema’s Triumph

In the Malayalam film industry, the crime comedy film “Nna Thaan Case Kodu” clinched the title of Best Film. Notably, the following individuals received accolades for their exceptional contributions:

  • Best Lyricist: Vinayak Sasikumar for “Parudeesa” from “Bheeshma Parvam”
  • Best Playback Singer (Female): Mridula Warrier for “Mayilpeeli” from “Pothanpatham Noottandu”
  • Best Cinematography: Sharan Velayudhan for “Saudi Vellakka”
  • Best Debut Actor: Ranjith Sajeev for “Mike”
  • Best Debut Actress: Gayathrie Shankar for “Nna Thaan Case Kodu”
  • Best Supporting Actress: Bindu Panicker for “Rorschach”
  • Best Supporting Actor: Lal for “Mahaveeryar”
  • Special Jury Award: Basil Joseph for “Jaya Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey”
  • Best Debut Director: Mukundan Unni Associates
  • Best Actor in Comedy Role: Rajesh Madhavan for “Nna Thaan Case Kodu”
  • Best Actor in a Negative Role: Vineeth Sreenivasan for “Mukundan Unni Associates”
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role: Kalyani Priyadarshan for “Bro Daddy”
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role (Critics): Darshana Rajendran for “Jaya Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey”
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (Critics): Kunchacko Boban for “Nna Thaan Case Kodu”
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role: Tovino Thomas for “Thallumaala”
  • Best Director: Vineeth Sreenivasan for “Hridayam”
  • Best Film: “Nna Thaan Case Kodu”

  • Best Debut Producer: Meppadiyan

Congratulations to all the winners for their remarkable contributions to South Indian cinema. SIIMA 2023 showcased the incredible talent and creativity present in both Tamil and Malayalam cinema, and we look forward to more outstanding films in the future.

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