The 8th South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) is set to take the stage this Summer in Qatar, on 15 – 16 August at the Lusail Indoor Arena, featuring a galaxy of South Indian stars. The two-day event is the most-viewed award show in the industry with awards across four languages – Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam.  

The show will see 100 awards in 50 categories handed out over the two-day extravaganza. HE Shri P Kumaran, India’s Ambassador to Qatar, will attend the festivities which will commence on India’s Independence Day and as a highlight of the India-Qatar Year of Culture.

South Indian cinema, less well known as its northern counterpart, is far more prolific, and accounts for about 50% of annual domestic box office collections. SIIMA, which is held outside India, aims to introduce a broader audience to South Indian cinema, continuing to build upon the ever-widening popularity of Indian cinema.

The event is managed by ONE FM 89.6, and will be held at the Lusail Indoor Arena, which has a capacity of 8,000 people. Ticket prices range from QAR50 to QAR3000 and available at

Summer in Qatar includes a plethora of entertainment shows, music concerts and comedy performances by top international artists, including summer camps for children and youth, thrilling experiences and sporting tournaments in addition to exciting travel, hospitality and retail promotions. Summer in Qatar will run until 16 August.

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