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'Paruthi Veeran' rules the roost at filmfare awards

Monday, July 14, 2008 • Tamil Comments
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It was a joyous moment for Tamil cinema as 'Paruthi Veeran' grabbed six awards including the awards for best actor and actress at the 55th annual Filmfare Awards held in Chennai on Saturday. Veteran film personalities Sivakumar and Jayapradha were conferred the lifetime achievement awards on the occasion.

Quite typical to any film award functions, the annual Filmfare awards at Chennai Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium witnessed variety dance performances by Poonam Bajwa, Rambha, Dhivya, Hanshika Motwani, Shobana, Namitha, Shriya, Raja and Vineeth. Members of dance master Kala's troupe accompanied them on stage.

The awards function was graced by the who's who of Indian cinema besides noted politician Amar Singh.

The list of awardees in Tamil:

  • Ameer (best director – 'Paruthi Veeran')
  • Karthi (best actor – 'Paruthi Veeran')
  • Priyamani (best actress – 'Paruthi Veeran')
  • Sujatha (best character actress – 'Paruthi Veeran')
  • Saravanan (best character actor – 'Paruthi Veeran')
  • K V Anand (best cinematography – 'Sivaji')
  • A R Rahman (best music director – 'Sivaji')
  • Pa Vijay (best lyricist – 'Unnale Unnale')
  • Prem Rakshith (best choreographer – 'Azhagiya Thamizh Magan')
  • S P Balasubramaniam (best male singer – 'Mozhi')
  • Sadhana Sargam (best female singer – 'Kireedam')

Sivakumar was given lifetime achievement award by his sons Suriya and Karthi. It turned out to be an emotional moment as Sivakumar was almost moved to tears. Jayapradha was given the award by Amar Singh.

The glittering awards function was attended by Mohanlal, Ileana, Nayantara, Sarath Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Venkatesh, Madhavan, Rakshitha, Allu Arjun, Srikanth, Lingusamy, Vasanth, Ravi Theja, Swarnamalya, Sumalatha, Charmi, Vimala Raman, Sindhoora, Lakshmi Rai, Saranya, Poornima, Meena, Shaam, Naren among others.

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