SIIMA 2018 Nominations: Vijay's Mersal Beats Madhavan And Vijay Sethupathi's Vikram Vedha

The nominations for the seventh edition of the South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) released on the Internet on Wednesday and Atlee Kumar's Mersal, starring Vijay, is leading with 12 nods, including Best Film, Best Actor (for Vijay) and Best Actress (for Nithya Menen). Malayalam film Parava is competing in 10 categories while R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi's Tamil thriller Vikram Vedha and Malayalam film Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum have nine lives each at SIIMA 2018. Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi, who debuted in Tamil filmVivegam, also found a spot on the nominations list for Best Actor In Negative Role. SIIMA 2018 will be held in Dubai this year - third time after its debut edition in 2012 and then for the 4th time in 2015.



  1. BEST FILM- Mersal
  2. BEST DIRECTOR-Atlee
  3. BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (MALE) -Vijay (Mersal)
  4. BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (FEMALE)-Nithya Menen (Mersal)
  5. BEST ACTOR IN A NEGATIVE ROLE-S J Surya (Mersal and Spyder)
  6. BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR-AR Rahman (Mersal & Kaatru Veliyidai)
  7. BEST LYRICS WRITER-Vivek (Aalaporan - Mersal)
  8. BEST PLAYBACK SINGER (MALE)-AR Rahman (Neethanae - Mersal)
  9. Sid Sriram (Macho - Mersal)
  10. BEST PLAYBACK SINGER (FEMALE)-Shreya Ghoshal (Neethanae - Mersal)
  11. BEST COMEDIAN-Yogi Babu (Mersal)
  12. BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER-G.K Vishnu (Mersal)


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