Dhanush, Shruti Haasan win top laurels at SIIMA awards
Dhanush and Shruti Haasan bagged the best actor awards in Tamil and Telugu At the star-studded second edition of South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) at Sharjah Thursday-Friday.
SIIMA felicitates the best talent across the four southern industries - Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.
In Tamil, films "Thuppakki", "3" and "Kumki" pocketed four awards each.
"Raanjhanaa" star Dhanush bagged three awards, which include best actor, best lyricist and best playback singer male for Tamil romantic-drama "3". Hansika Motwani won the best actor award for her Tamil comedy "Oru Kal Oru Kannadi".
While Vijay Sethupathi won the best actor critics award, Kajal Agarwal won the best actress critics award for her performance in "Thuppakki", which also received awards for best actor in a negative role (Vidyut Jamwal), best music director (Harris Jayaraj) and best fight choreographer (Kecha).
"Kumki" was adjudged the best film award. It also won best cinematographer (Sukumar), best comedian (Thambi Ramaiah) and best debutant actor male (Vikram Prabhu).
R. Madhavan won the best actor in a supporting role male award for Tamil action-drama "Vettai", while actress Saranya Ponvannan pocketed the best actor in a supporting role female award for her performance in Tamil romantic-drama "Neerparavai".
Best director award in Tamil was bagged by Balaji Sakthivel for his national award-winning film "Vazhakku En 18/9".
Saindhavi won the best playback singer female for her song Uyrin Uyire from "Thaandavam".
In the special award category, Lakshmi Menon was adjudged best debutant actress for "Sundarapandian", Karthik Subbaraj won the best debutant director award for "Pizza" and C.V Kumar bagged the best debutant producer award for "Attakathi".
In Telugu, Pawan Kalyan-starrer "Gabbar Singh", remake of "Dabangg", bagged six awards, while S.S Rajamouli's "Eega" won three awards.
"Gabbar Singh" won awards for best actor (Pawan Kalyan), best actress (Shruti Haasan), best director (Harish Shankar), best comedian (Sreenu), best music director (Devi Sri Prasad) and best fight choreographer (Ram-Lakshman).
"Eega" bagged the best film award along with best actor in a negative role (Sudeep) and best cinematographer (K.K Senthil Kumar).
Allu Arjun-starrer "Julayi) and Rana Daggubati-starrer "Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum" (KVR) won two awards each.
Ran and Nayanthara were adjudged the best actor and actress critics award for their performance in KVR, while "Julayi" received awards for best actor in a supporting role male (Rajendra Prasad) and best dance choreographer (Sekhar)
Saloni Aswani won the best actor in a supporting role female award for her performance in "Bodyguard".
Singer-composer S.S Thaman bagged best playback singer male award for the song "Sir Osthara" (Businessman), while Geetha Madhuri pocketed the best playback singer female award for the song "Melkalu" (Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu).
Sudheer Babu and Regina Cassandra won the best debutant actor and actress awards for their film "Siva Manasulo Shruti".
Filmmaker Maruthi won the best debutant director and producer awards for "Ee Rojullo".
In Malayalam, romantic-drama "Thattathin Maraathu" bagged three awards for best music director (Shan Rahman), best debutant actress (Isha Talwar) and best lyricist (Anu Joseph) for the song "Muthuchuppi".
The best actor and actress awards were bagged by superstar Mohan Lal for "Spirit" and Amala Paul for "Run Baby Run".
Best actor critics award was won by Fahadh Faasil for "Diamond Necklace", while Rima Kallingal pocketed the best actress critics award for "22 Female Kottayam".
"Ustad Hotel" was adjudged the best film in Malayalam.
Nandu and Swetha Menon bagged the best actor in supporting role male and female awards for "Spirit" and "Ozhimuri", respectively.
Prathap Pothen bagged the best actor in a negative role award for his performance in "22 Female Kottayam".
Suraj Venjaramood won the best comedian award for "Mr. Marumakan".
Sameer Thahir bagged the best cinematographer award for "Diamond Necklace".
Brinda pocketed the best dance choreographer award for the song "Aatumanal Payayi" from "Run Baby Run", while the best fight choreographer award was handed over to Kanal Kannan for "Mallu Singh".
Vijay Yesudas and Remya Nambeesan were adjudged the best playback singer male and female for songs "Mazha Kondu" (Spirit) and "Andalonde" (Ivan Mefharoopan), respectively.
Dulquer Salmaan won the best debutant actor award for "Second Show".
In the Kannada section, A.P Arjun directorial "Addhuri" bagged five awards, including best director, best cinematographer (Surya S. Kiran), best lyricist (AP Arjun) for the song "Ammatte", best playback singer female Vani Harikrishna for the song "Mussanje Veleli" and best debutant actor Dhruva Sarja.
Best film award in Kannada was given to Katariveera Surasaundarangi"
Shivrajkumar and Priyamani bagged the best actor and actress awards for films "Shiva" and "Charulatha", respectively.
While Upendra won the best actor critics award for "Katariveera Surasaundarangi", Ragini Dwivedi won the best actress critics award for "Shiva".
Ranagayana Raghu won the best actor in a supporting role male award for "Romeo", Nidhi Subbaiah won the best actor in a supporting role female for "Anna Bond".
Pooja Gandhi was awarded the best actor in a negative role for her critically acclaimed performance in crime-drama "Dandupalya".
Best dance choreography award was bagged by Imran Sardhariya for the song "Tumba Nodbedi" from "Anna Bond", while best fight choreography award was won by Ravi Varma for the film "Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna".
V Harikrishna won the best playback singer male award for the song "Tumba Nodbedi" from "Anna Bond".
Arjun Janya won the best music director award for "Romeo".
"Govindaya Namaha" bagged three awards that include best debutant actress (Parul Yadav), best debutant director (Pawan Wadeyar) and best debutant producer (K.A. Suresh).