Mohanlal's award winning Malayalam movie Spirit has been nominated among the final four movies, for the prestigious South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA). The nominations were selected by an elite panel and the winners will be selected by an online voting system.
Spirit was directed by Ranjith. Mohanlal played the role of a chronic alcoholic in the film, who later gets rid off the habit and conducts a show against drinking alcohol. His character won much applause for the same. Kaniha played the female lead in Spirit.
Spirit has also got many nominations at SIIMA. The movie gives a social message on alcoholism. The state government has also given tax benefit for the film. Mohanlal says that he is very happy to be a part of such a good movie both as an actor and also as a producer.
Vijay starrer Thuppakki was directed by AR Murugadoss. Kajal Aggarwal played the female lead. The movie is in the lead in Tamil category with 10 nominations. Actor Dhanush has been nominated for three categories including Best Actor, Singer and Lyricist.
Gabbar Singh was directed by Harish Shankar. Pawan Kalyan and Shruti Hassan played the lead roles in the film. The movie has got 13 nominations including the Best Actor and Actress and is in the lead in Telugu. Shruti Hassan has been nominated for three categories.
Kannada movie Addhuri was a love story. Debutant Dhruv Sarja and Radhika Pandit played lead roles in this film. It has got nine nominations.
There are 19 categories of awards for each regional movie. The awards will be presented on September 12 and 13 at UAE, which will be attended by all the stunning stars from all the regional languages. The SIIMA is to utilise this opportunity to market the south film industry and to promote it globally.