56th Idea Filmfare Awards 2008
The 56th Idea Filmfare Awards 2008 was a star studded event held on Friday, July 31, 2009 at the Hyderabad International Convention Center. The stars came out in their best as Filmfare announced its much awaited winners for the finest talent in South India at the awards night. The 56th Idea Filmfare Awards ceremony The evening shone bright, as the stars trooped in, shining in their glitzy best and made the event memorable studded with glamour and magical.
The venue was graced with personalities like Tabu, Reema Sen, Raima Sen, Ileana, Shriya Saran, Rohini, Nagarjuna, Dasari Narayana Rao, S Gopal Reddy and many many more. The highlights of the evening were enthralling performances by Genelia D’Souza who swayed to sizzling tracks from Satya In Love and Ready, Priyamani set the stage ablaze with tracks from Nanda Love Nanditha, Pudhiya Mugam and Billa, Sneha set the energy pumping with Paruvapu Vaana, Kaala Kaala Kadhada and Indrasabha and the sexy Mumait Khan performed tracks from Indira, Villu and Punnaminagu. In the midst of all this entertainment, the envelopes were opened on stage to reveal the award winners of 2008. Winners accepted the coveted black statuette with excitement and fervor, as the air filled with thunderous applause and cheers.
Suriya took home the Best Actor Award (male) for his performance in Vaaranam Aayiram in the Tamil Category; Allu Arjun won in the Telugu Category for Parugu, Lal won for his performance in Thalappam in the Malayalam Category and Ganesh walked away with the award for his performance in Gaalipata in the Kannada Category respectively. The Best Actor (Female) Awardees were Parvathy for Poo in the Tamil Category, Swathi for Asta Chamma in Telegu, Priyamani for Thirakkadha in Malayalam and Radhika Pandit for her performance in Moggina Manasu in Kannada. Veturi Sundara Rama Murthy accepted the lifetime achievement award.
Speaking on the occasion Mr.Tarun Rai, CEO, Worldwide Media said; “For 56 years Filmfare has celebrated the immense talent of the South Indian film industry. This year's Awards show was another milestone for the film industry here as well as for Filmfare. And it was an honor, for me, to be under the same roof as so many talented people from the film industry. On behalf of Filmfare I would like to raise a toast to the winners of the coveted Black Lady.”
Mr. Pradeep Shrivastava, Chief Marketing Officer, IDEA Cellular gave away the award to Swati for Best Actress in the Telugu Films Category at the 56th Idea Filmfare Awards ceremony. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Shrivastava said, “We are delighted to be part of this dazzling show tonight. Music, Film &
Entertainment is at the core of IDEA’s customer engagement strategy, and we are happy to bring the most prestigious South Cinema awards ceremony to millions of IDEA subscribers in the region”.
The Filmfare Awards’ 56th edition is presented this year by the leading telecom operator, Idea Cellular and the associate sponsors are Zandu Balm and Santoor.
Watch out for all this and more when this spectacular, starry, starry night will be telecast exclusively on Sun TV.
56th Idea Filmfare Awards 2008
And the Winners are...
Best Film: Subramaniyapuram
Best Director: M Sasi Kumar (Subramaniyapuram)
Best Actor (Male): Suriya (Vaaranam Aayiram)
Best Actor (Female): Parvathy (Poo)
Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Male): Ajmal (Anjathey)
Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Female): Simran (Vaaranam Aayiram)
Best Music: Harris Jayaraj (Vaaranam Aayiram)
Best Lyricist: Thamarai (Nenjukkual peithidum – Vaaranam Aayiram)
Best Playback Singer (Male): Naresh Iyer (Munthinam partheyney—Vaaranam Aayiram)
Best Playback Singer (Female): Deepa Miriam (Kangal irundal—Subramaniyapuram)
Best Film: Gamyam
Best Director: Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi (Gamyam)
Best Actor (Male): Allu Arjun (Parugu)
Best Actor (Female): Swathi (Asta Chamma)
Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Male): Allari Naresh (G