SIIMA Awards 2021: The SIIMA (South Indian International Movie Awards) awards are the most prestigious awards in the South Indian film industry. Every year this award function is celebrated like a big festival. But due to corona, this function has not been held for the past three years. However, due to the favorable conditions, the organizers have decided to present the ‘SIIMA’ Awards for the year 2019 this year. All the South Stars are attending the awards ceremony in Hyderabad.
Superstar Mahesh Babu was the special attraction at the ‘SIIMA’ celebrations. Mahesh along with blockbuster director Vamsi Paidipally attended the award function. Mahesh seemed to be cool and stylish at this event. Mahesh – Vamsi combo ‘Maharshi‘ movie has been nominated in 10 categories in SIIMA. Maharshi has been nominated for a National Award in the categories of Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Music Director, Best Lyricist, Best Playback Singer (Male), Best Villain, Best Cinematographer.
However, Mahesh Babu was nominated for the ‘Best Actor award for ‘Maharshi’ movie. Mahesh received the award at the hands of senior actress Radhika Sarath Kumar. Vamsi Paidipally won the award for Best Director. Overall, ‘Maharshi’ seems to have bagged five awards in various categories. The details of SIIMA winners for the year 2019 are as follows.
Winners of Saima Awards-2019 (Telugu):
Best Movie: Jersey (Sithara Entertainments)
Best Entertaining Film / Movie: F2 (Sri Venkateswara Creations)
Best Director: Vamsi Paidipally (Maharshi)
Best Actor: Mahesh Babu (Maharshi)
Best Actor (Critics): Nani (Jersey)
Best Actress: Samantha (O Baby)
The Best Actress (Critics): Rashmika Mandanna (Dear Comrade)
Best Supporting Actor: Allari Naresh (Maharshi)
Best Supporting Actress: Lakshmi (O Baby)
*Best Music Director Devisree Prasad (Maharshi)
*Best Songwriter: Srimani (Ede Kadha, Maharshi)
Best Singer Male: Anurag Kulkarni (Ismart Shankar-Title Song)
Best Singer Female: Chinmayi (Priyatama, Majili)
Best Villain: Karthikeya Gummakonda (Gang Leader)
The Best Debut Hero: Sri Simha (Mattu Vadalara)
Best Debut Heroine: Shivatmika Rajasekhar (Dorasani)
Best Debut Director: Swaroop RST (Agent Sai Srinivasa Atreya)
Best Debut Producer: Studio 99 (Mallesham)
Best Cinematographer: Sanu Varghese (Jersey)
Best Comedian: Ajay Ghosh (Raju Gari Gadi 3)