South Indian International Movie Award 2017


A two-day event, the SIIMA 2017 hosted at Abu Dhabi on June 30th and July 1st concluded successfully with an exotic overdose of awards, silver screen glamour, star spotting and brilliant entertainment. Held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the red carpet was graced by the best of four cinematic genres – Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam.

South Indian movie stars like Rana Daggubati, Allu Sirish, Rakul Preet, Nayanthra, Madhavan and many others gathered with entertainers from Bollywood,  Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif at the event. While the Bollywood hotties promoted their upcoming movie and cheered the winners, they gave a stage performance of Lungi Dance.

Friday the 30th of June saw the Telugu and Kannada movie stars receive their awards. Being the first day the award ceremony was dazzled by performances of Armaan Malik, Akhil Akkineni and Regina Cassandra, heralding the hit ceremony.

While we give you the full list of the Telugu movie award winners, it is of significant note that tribute was paid to late Dasari Narayana Rao, a stalwart Indian filmmaker felicitated with two National Awards

The list of award winners are –

Best Telugu Music Director – Devi Sri Prasad for Janatha Garage

Best Playback Singer, male – Sagar

Best Playback Singer, female – Ramya Behara

Best Lyricist in Telugu – Ramajogaya Shastri for Pranamam, Janatha Garage

Best Comedian, Telugu – Priyadarshi for Pelli Choopulu

Best Actor in Negative Role – Jagapathi Babu for Nannaka Prematho

Best Actor in Supporting Role – Srikanth for Sarrainodu

Best Actress in Supporting Role – Anasuya Bhardwaj  for Kshanam

Best Debutant, Male – Roshan for Nirmala Convent

Best Debutant, female – Nivetha Thomas for Gentleman

Best Debuatant Directore – Tharun Bhasckar for Pelli Choopulu

Best Director – Vamshi Paidipally for Oopiri

Best Film – Pelli Choopulu

Best Actor – Nani for Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha

Best Actress – Rakul Preet for Nannako Prematho

Best Actor, Critics Award – Nani for Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha

While the first day was for felicitating the Telugu and Kannada movie award winners, the following day was for Tamil and Malayalam award winners.

We wish the winners many congratulations and the best wishes for entertaining us in future. Our dear readers we do hope all your favourites made it.

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