Award makes them happy and high
By Behindwoods News Bureau.
September 06, 2007
Tamil Nadu government has announced its awards for excellence in cinema for the years 2005 and 2006 in various categories in a press announcement released today. The award honors full-length Tamil movies and includes various categories namely Actor – Male, Actor – Female, and Technicians.
Besides, the government has also pronounced awards in the category `Kalaithurai Vithagar’ for significant contribution for Tamil cinema. Awards for students of Television and Film institute also have been announced.
A panel of judges that included eminent personalities such as Justice Mohan, director S.P. Muthuraman, Sivakumar, Charuhaasan, Deva, and Sripriya scrutinized the movies.
The best movie category award for the year 2005 is shared by Chandramukhi and Gajini followed by Anniyan and Davamai Davamirundu for the next two honors. Superstar Rajinikanth qualified for the best actor in male lead award and Jyothika for the best actor in female lead award both for their respective performances for Chandramukhi. Vijay and Meera Jasmine are conferred with the special jury awards. Harris Jeyaraj won the best music director award for his rendition in movies such as Anniyan and Gajini.
For the year 2006, Veyil bagged the best film award followed by Paruthi Veeran and Thiruttu Payale for the second and third prizes. Kamal haasan and Priya Mani are declared the best actor in male and female lead respectively. Special jury awards are bagged by Karthi, Pakru, and Sandhya. Yuvan Shankar Raja bagged the best music director award.
Significant personalities who won the Kalaithurai Vithagar awards include Ajith Kumar the MGR award, Vikram the Sivaji Ganesan award, Vivek the Kalaivanar award, and Thangar Pachan the Raja sando award.
The awards and cash prizes will be bestowed upon the individuals by Chief Minister Karunanidhi in an event in Chennai hosted by the government soon, the announcement read.
[Friday, September 07, 2007]
The State government has announced its awards for best films and film personalities for the year 2005 and 2006. Check out what the awardees had to say about being selected for the coveted award.
Vijay (Best Actor – special Prize Thirupachi): “I am thrilled to win the recognition of the State government. I dedicate this award to my fans, the cast and crew of Thirupachi, who motivated me and encouraged me to achieve it”.
Jyothika (Best Actress Chandramukhi) : “I thank my director P Vasu and ‘Super star’ Rajnikanth for their support to help me pull off a good performance. At a time when I have given birth to my baby (Diya), the award has come at the right time”.
Prabhu (Best Film – Chandramukhi) : “Rajnikanth and P Vasu deserve credit for mega hit of Chandramukhi. Every person in the unit toiled hard to get the basics right in the movie. I thank Chief Minister M Karunanidhi for honouring Chandramukhi with such an award”.
Suriya (Best Actor Ghajini): “It was a tough and challenging role. But thanks to the guidance of my director A R Murugadoss it shaped out well. The award has come as a tonic for me. I hope to repeat the feat in coming years”.
Priyamani (Best Actress – Paruthiveeran) : “It is a joy to be selected for such rare honour. Director Ameer deserves all credit for helping me clinch this award”.
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