Hyderabad: It is time for some gala time in south India as the South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) are back with their 10th edition. The event will be held in Bengaluru on 10th and 11th September 2022. Brinda Prasad Adusumilli, Chairperson of SIIMA has announced SIIMA Nominations for the films released in 2021 in the 4 South Indian Languages.
Pushpa: The Rise (Telugu), Karnan (Tamil), Roberrt (Kannada), and Minnal Murali (Malayalam) are leading the SIIMA Nominations for the 2021 SIIMA in most of the popular categories in their respective languages.
Pushpa, starring Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna has taken the top place with 12 nominations for Telugu films. Akhanda starring Balakrishna and directed by Boyapati Srinu having 10 Nominations is in the second position. Uppena and Jathi Ratnalu with 8 Nominations each are sharing the third position.
In Tamil Mari Selvaraj's Karnan starring Dhanush is leading with 10 nominations while Doctor Sivakarthikeyan and directed by Nelson with 9 Nominations in the second position. Master and Thalaivii with 7 Nominations each are sharing the Third position.
In Kannada 'Roberrt' directed by Tharun Sudhir staring Darshan is leading with 10 categories while Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana directed by Raj B Shetty starring Rishab Shetty with 8 Nominations is in the second position and Yuvaratnaa Directed by Santhosh Ananddram starring Puneeth Rajkumar with 7 Nominations is in the third position.
'Minnal Murali' directed by Basil Joseph and starring Tovino Thomas is leading with 10 Nominations while Kurup Starring Dulquer Salman and Directed by Srinath Rajendran with 8 Nominations in the second position. Malik and directed by Mahesh Narayan and Joji directed by Dileesh Pothan both starring Fahad Fasil with 6 Nominations each are sharing the third position.
For the South Indian film industry, 2021 has been a benchmark year with movies like Pushpa: The Rise, Karnan, Minnal Murali, Akhanda, Thalaivii, Master, Maanadu, Sarpetta Parambarai, Uppena, Roberrt, and Doctor garnering national recognition along with commercial success in the respective languages.