61st Idea Filmfare Awards 2013 South, Chennai
The 61st Idea Filmfare Awards 2012 (South) saw the crème de la crème of the South Indian film industry converge to one roof in Chennai. It was a night where upcoming stars rubbed shoulders with veterans and legends. Scintillating performances and entertaining hosts gave perfect complement to the awards winners. It was an evening of excellence and grandeur.
The cutest couple in Chennai, singer Chinmayi and actor Rahul played the perfect hosts entertaining the audiences with their wit and flawless chemistry. Sizzling performances by the most glamorous girls in all of South India added the extra oomph in the night. Asha Sarath danced to the tunes of Malayalam songs like Arrivin nilaave and Angopangam. Sruthi Hariharan swayed to Kannada hits Thinbedakami and Nee Thorebeda from Lucia and Tamil numbers Nallavannu Solvaanga from Veeram and Yeppa Mama Treatu from Jilla.
Tamil diva Sanchita Shetty rocked the stage with chartbusters like Kasu Pannau Duddu Money Money, Mama Dowser and Ethir Neechal title track. The prettiest face in Bangalore, Parul Yadav scorched it up with Kannada numbers like Pyarge Aagbittaite (Govindaya Namaha), Kai kaya (Chingari), Baite baite (Varadanayaka) and Darling darling (Madarangi).
Rima Kallingal wowed with Malayalam numbers Chillane (22 Female Kottayam), Theerathe neelunne (Thira), Nenjile from the movie 1983 and Mangalyam from Bangalore Days. The super-hot Catherine Tresa boogied to hit Rajinikanth numbers in both Tamil and Telugu. Songs like Style from Sivaji, Rakamma kayya thattu from Thalapathi and Elephunk by the legendary Ilayaraja brought the house down.
Taapsee Pannu electrified with Tamil hits like Anjana anjana from Vandhan Vendran, Yathe yathe from Adukalam, En Fuse Pochu from Arrambam and followed up with Telugu numbers like Ekkadekkada from Veera, Akasham Baddalaina from Mr. Perfect and Naughty girl from Shadow. And finally everyone’s favourite Shruthi Haasan pulled out all stops with hits like Dappa Dappa, Why this Kolavari Di, Pilla Nuvuu Leni Jeevitham and Cinimaa Chupista Mama.
Stars and celebrities from the four South industries showed unparalleled gusto in celebrating the winners and the nominees. The well-deserved Critics’ Award winners Dhanush for Tamil film Mariyan and Prithviraj for Malayalam film Celluliod were received with thundering applause. And the Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to Jayabharathy and to Late Balu Mahendra, which was received by his wife who were visibly humbled by the adulation showered on them by their peers and the cheering crowds alike.
The title sponsor for the show was Idea Cellular and the associate sponsors were NAC Jewellers and Reliance Trends The other sponsors were Radio Partner – Radio Mirchi; Beauty Partner - Close Up; Beverage Partner - Signature, Packaged Drinking Water; Multiplex Partner – Orienta Cine Advertising and Trophy Partner – The Award Gallery;
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Below mentioned are the winners list:
Best Cinematographer Award goes to Rajeev Menon (Kadal)
Best Choreographer Award goes to VJ Sekhar for Top lesi poddi (Iddarammayilatho)
Best Debut (Male) Award goes to Nivin Pauly (Neram) & Gautham Karthik (Kadal)
Best Debut (Female) Award goes to Nazariya (Neram)
Winners of the Malayalam Industry:
Best Film (Malayalam) Award goes to Drishyam
Best Director (Malayalam) Award goes to Shyamaprasad for Artist
Best Actor (Male) (Malayalam) Award goes to Fahad Fazil for North 24 Kadam
Best Actor (Female) (Malayalam) Award goes to Ann Augustin for Artist
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) (Malayalam) Award goes to Murali Gopi for Left Right Left
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) (Malayalam) Award goes to Asha Sarath for Drishyam
Best Music Director (Malayalam) Award goes to M Jayachandran for Celluloid
Best Lyrics (Malayalam) Award goes to Madhu Vasudev for Ottakku Padunna (Nadan)
Best Playback Singer (Male) (Malayalam) Award goes to Vijay Yesudas for Thirayum theeravum (Memories)
Best Playback Singer (Female) (Malayalam) Award goes to Vaikom Vijayalakshmi for Ottakkupadunna (Nadan)
The Winners of the Kannada Awards:
Best Film (Kannada) Award goes to Mynaa
Best Director (Kannada) Award goes to Pawan Kumar for Lucia
Best Actor (Male) (Kannada) Award goes to Prem for Charminar
Best Actor (Female) (Kannada) Award goes to Amulya for Shravani Saubramanya
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) (Kannada) Award goes to Achyuth Kumar for Lucia
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) (Kannada) Award goes to Kalyani - Jayamanna Maga
Best Music Director (Kannada) Award goes to Arjun Janya for Bhajarangi
Best Lyrics (Kannada) Award goes to Siddu Kodipura for Banalli badalago (Simpallag Ond Love Story)
Best Playback Singer (Male) (Kannada) Award goes to Poorna Chandra Tejasvi for Thinbedaalkammi (Lucia)
Best Playback Singer (Female) (Kannada) Award goes to Sowmya Raoh for Karagida bannalli (Simpallag Ond Love Story)
The winners of the Telugu Film Industry:
Best Film (Telugu) Award goes to Attarintiki Daredi
Best Director (Telugu) Award goes to Trivikram Srinivas for Attarintiki Daredi
Best Actor (Male) (Telugu) Award goes to Mahesh Babu for Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu
Best Actor (Female) (Telugu) Award goes to Nithya Menen for Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) (Telugu) Award goes to Sunil for Tadakha
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) (Telugu) Award goes to Lakshmi Manchu for Gundello Godari
Best Music Director (Telugu) Award goes to Devi Sri Prasad for Attarintiki Daredi
Best Lyrics (Telugu) Award goes to Srimani for Aardugula Bulletu (Attarintiki Daredi)
Best Playback Singer (Male) (Telugu) Award goes to Kailash Kher for Pandagala Digivachavu (Mirchi)
Best Playback Singer (Female) (Telugu) Award goes to Chitra for Seethamma Vaakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (Seethamma Vaakitlo Sirimalle Chettu)
The winner of the Tamil film Awards:
Best Film (Tamil) Award goes to Thanga Meengal
Best Director (Tamil) Award goes to Bala (Paradesi) for Attarintiki Daredi
Best Actor (Male) (Tamil) Award goes to Adharva for Paradesi
Best Actor (Female) (Tamil) Award goes to Nayantara (Rajarani)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) (Tamil) Award goes to Satyaraj for Raja Rani
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) (Tamil) Award goes to Dhansika for Paradesi
Best Music Director (Tamil) Award goes to AR Rahman (Kadal)
Best Lyrics (Tamil) Award goes to Na. Muthukumar for Aananda Yazhai (Thanga Meengal)
Best Playback Singer (Male) (Tamil) Award goes to Sriram Parthasarathy for Anandha Yazhai (Thangameengal)
Best Playback Singer (Female) (Tamil) Award goes to Shakthisree Gopalan for Nenjukulla (Kadal)
Lifetime Achievement Award - Jayabharathy
Lifetime Achievement Award - Late Balu Mahendra
Best Actor Critics Awards Tamil - Dhanush (Mariyan)
Best Actor Critics Awards Malayalam - Prithviraj (Celluliod)