SIIMA Awards 2023 full winners list: Second day of the event recognizes excellence in Tamil and Malayalam cinema | Telugu Movie News

SIIMA Awards 2023 full winners list: Second day of the event recognizes excellence in Tamil and Malayalam cinema | Telugu Movie News

The South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) 2023, one of the most anticipated events in the Indian film industry, has come to a triumphant close, leaving cinephiles buzzing with excitement. Celebrating the finest achievements in Tamil and Malayalam cinema, SIIMA 2023recognized and honored the exceptional talents that have contributed to the magic of the silver screen.
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The second day of the event, held on September 16, was marked by astar-studded ceremony that unveiled the winners in various categories.
In Tamil cinema, the awards were a proof to the remarkable talents that have graced the industry, from outstanding actors to brilliant technicians and filmmakers. Anirudh Ravichander’s mesmerizing music in ‘Vikram‘ and Ilango Krishnan’s poignant lyrics in ‘Ponniyin Selvan – 1‘ were among the highlights. Furthermore, the event celebrated the debutants who made a splash in the industry, paying tribute to the promising future of Tamil cinema.
Meanwhile, the Malayalam film industry also saw its luminaries being recognized for their outstanding contributions. The awards acknowledged the melodious tunes of Vinayak Sasikumar, the soulful singing of Mridula Warrier, and the stunning cinematography by Sharan Velayudhan, among others. It was a night of honor and celebration, as emerging talents were celebrated alongside veterans who have left an indelible mark on the world of cinema.
Let’s take a closer look at the illustrious winners and their remarkable achievements at SIIMA 2023 in both Tamil and Malayalam cinema.
Tamil Cinema HIghlights:
The Tamil film industry is renowned for its rich storytelling, talented artists, and memorable music. At SIIMA 2023, several luminaries were acknowledged for their exceptional work in various categories.
Best Music Director (Tamil): Anirudh Ravichander for ‘Vikram’
Anirudh Ravichander’s enchanting music in ‘Vikram’ resonated with audiences, making him a deserving winner.
Best Lyric Writer (Tamil): Ilango Krishnan for ‘Ponniyin Selvan – 1’
Ilango Krishnan’s poetic lyrics in ‘Ponniyin Selvan – 1’ added depth to the film’s narrative.
Best Cinematographer (Tamil): Ravi Varman for ‘Ponniyin Selvan – 1’
Ravi Varman’s visual storytelling in ‘Ponniyin Selvan – 1’ was a masterpiece of cinematography.
Best Debutant Actor (Tamil): Pradeep Ranganathan for ‘Love Today’
Pradeep Ranganathan’s debut performance left a lasting impression on the audience.
Best Debutant Actress (Tamil): Aditi Shankar for ‘Viruman’
Aditi Shankar’s impressive debut earned her well-deserved recognition.
Best Debutant Director (Tamil): R Madhavan for ‘Rocketry – The Nambi Effect’
R Madhavan’s directorial debut was a triumph, and he was honored as the best debutant director.
Best Supporting Actress (Tamil): Vasanthi for ‘Vikram’
Vasanthi’s scintillating performance added depth to ‘Vikram.’
Best Debutant Producer (Tamil): Gautham Ramachandran for ‘Gargi’
Gautham Ramachandran’s dynamic production work in ‘Gargi’ earned him recognition.
Best Supporting Actor (Tamil): Kaali Venkat for ‘Gargi’
Kaali Venkat’s memorable role in ‘Gargi’ was acknowledged with this award.
Best Actor in a Negative Role (Tamil): SJSuryah for ‘Don’
SJSuryah’s villainous portrayal in ‘Don’ was unforgettable.
Best Actor in a Comedy Role (Tamil): Yogi Babu for ‘Love Today’
Yogi Babu’s comedic brilliance in ‘Love Today’ brought laughter to the audience.
Extraordinary Achievement Award (Tamil): Mani Ratnam
The legendary filmmaker Mani Ratnam was honored for his outstanding contributions to the industry.
Best Playback Singer – Male (Tamil): Kamal Haasan for ‘Vikram’ (Pathala Pathala)
Kamal Haasan’s soulful vocals in ‘Vikram’ left an indelible mark.
Best Production Designer (Tamil): Thota Tharani for ‘Ponniyin Selvan – 1’
Thota Tharani’s exceptional production design enhanced the visual appeal of the film.
Best Director (Tamil): Lokesh Kanagaraj for ‘Vikram’
Lokesh Kanagaraj’s directorial brilliance in ‘Vikram’ was recognized with this prestigious award.
Best Film (Tamil): ‘Ponniyin Selvan – 1’
‘Ponniyin Selvan – 1’ was celebrated for its breathtaking storytelling and cinematic brilliance.
Best Actor in a Leading Role – Critics (Tamil): R Madhavan for ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’
Madhavan’s exceptional performance in ‘Rocketry’ earned him critical acclaim.
Popular Choice Best Actress (Tamil): Trisha Krishnan for ‘Ponniyin Selvan – I’
Trisha Krishnan’s captivating performance in ‘Ponniyin Selvan – I’ won the hearts of audiences.
Popular Choice Best Actor (Tamil): Kamal Haasan for ‘Vikram’
Kamal Haasan’s charismatic portrayal in ‘Vikram’ earned him popular acclaim.
Best Actress Critics (Tamil): Keerthy Suresh for ‘Saani Kaayidham’
Keerthy Suresh’s stellar performance garnered critical praise.
These winners represent the best of Tamil cinema, showcasing the immense talent and creativity in the industry. SIIMA 2023 celebrated their contributions and achievements, reinforcing the industry’s commitment to excellence.
Malayalam Cinema Highlights:
Malayalam cinema continues to push boundaries, and SIIMA 2023 celebrated the talents that make it shine.
Vinayak Sasikumar’s poignant lyrics in the song “Parudeesa” from “Bheeshma Parvam” earned him the Best Lyric Writer (Malayalam) award, while Mridula Warrier’s enchanting voice in “Mayilpeeli” from “Pathonpatham Noottandu” won her the Best Playback Singer – Female (Malayalam) accolade.
Sharan Velayudhan’s outstanding cinematography in “Saudi Vellakka” earned him the Best Cinematographer (Malayalam) award, and Ranjith Sajeev’s exceptional role in “Mike” made him the Best Debutant Actor (Malayalam).
Bindu Panicker’s remarkable performance in “Rorschach” secured her the Best Supporting Actress (Malayalam) award, while Basil Joseph’s outstanding performance in “Jaya Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey” earned him the Special Jury Appreciation Award.
Gayathrie Shankar’s noteworthy performance in her debut film “Nna Thaan Case Kodu” won her the Best Debutant Actress (Malayalam) award, and Lal’s role in “Mahaveeryar” earned him the Best Supporting Actor (Malayalam) title.
Abhinav Sunder Nayak’s directorial debut in “Mukundan Unni Associates” was recognized with the Best Debutant Director (Malayalam) award, and Rajesh Madhavan’s rib-tickling performance in “Nna Thaan Case Kodu” secured him the Best Actor in a Comedy Role (Malayalam) award.
Vineeth Sreenivasan’s incredible portrayal in “Mukundan Unni Associates” earned him the Best Actor in a Negative Role (Malayalam) award, while his directorial excellence in “Hridayam” was celebrated with the Best Director (Malayalam) honor.
“Nna Thaan Case Kodu” by STK Frames and Kunchacko Boban Productions triumphed as the Best Film (Malayalam) at SIIMA 2023, and Unni Mukundan Films, the producer of “Meppadiyan,” emerged as the Best Debutant Producer (Malayalam).
Kalyani Priyadarshan’s outstanding performance in “Bro Daddy” earned her the Best Actress in a Leading Role (Malayalam) award, while Darshana Rajendran’s exceptional act in “Jaya Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey” garnered her the Best Actress in a Leading Role – Critics (Malayalam) award.
Kunchacko Boban’s remarkable performance in “Nna Thaan Case Kodu” earned him the Best Actor in a Leading Role – Critics (Malayalam) award, and Tovino Thomas, the charismatic talent, secured the Best Actor (Malayalam) award for his exceptional performance in “Thallumaala.”
Basil Joseph accepted the award on behalf of Tovino Thomas, further highlighting the camaraderie and unity within the industry.
SIIMA 2023 not only recognized excellence but also showcased the diversity, talent, and creativity that continue to shape the rich cinematic landscape of Tamil and Malayalam cinema. The event left an indelible mark, honoring the dedication and artistry of these incredible artists and filmmakers, ensuring that their contributions are celebrated and cherished by audiences worldwide.

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