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 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
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
Kannada movie Addhuri was a love story. Debutant Dhruv
Sarja and Radhika Pandit played lead roles in this film. It has got
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.