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Baahubali, Ennu Ninte Moideen win laurels at IIFA Utsavam

Baahubali, Ennu Ninte Moideen win laurels at IIFA Utsavam
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Filmmaker SS Rajamouli-'s magnum opus, ‘Baahubali’ and Malayalam romantic drama, ‘Ennu Ninte Moideen’ bagged the Best film awards at the first edition ...

Filmmaker SS Rajamouli's magnum opus, ‘Baahubali’ and Malayalam romantic drama, ‘Ennu Ninte Moideen’ bagged the Best film awards at the first edition of IIFA Utsavam.

The first day of the two-day event honoured the Best talent across Tamil and Malayalam film industries late on Sunday.

Of the 12 award categories, ‘Baahubali’, a Tamil-Telugu bilingual, bagged six awards, including the Best Direction and Best Picture.

Other awards the film pocketed include Best Supporting Role; Male for Sathyaraj and Female for Ramya Krishnan.

‘Baahubali’ also won awards for Best Playback Singer Male and Female for Haricharan Seshadri and Geetha Madhuri, respectively.

Actor Jayam Ravi was awarded the Best Leading Role Male for his performance in last year's critically and commercially-acclaimed, ‘Thani Oruvan’.

The Best Leading Role Female award was won by Nayanthara for her performance in horror-thriller, ‘Maya’.

For her impressive work in eliciting humour in horror-comedy ‘Kanchana 2’, actress Kovai Sarla won the Best actor in a Comic Role award. ‘Roja’ fame Arvind Swamy bagged the Best actor in a Negative Role for ‘Thani Oruvan’.

Young sensational composer, Anirudh Ravichander won the award for Best Music Direction for last year's blockbuster ‘Kaththi’.

Actor Dhanush was awarded the Best lyricist for his work in ‘Maari’. In the Malayalam film awards category, Prithiviraj-starrer romantic drama ‘Nenu Ente Moideen’ bagged a total of five awards, including Best Picture.

Actor Prithiviraj Sukumaran and Paravthi won the Best Leading Role Male and Female awards for the same film.

Lena Kumar, who played Prithiviraj's mother in the film, pocketed the Best Supporting Role Female award, while Shreya Ghosal won the Best Playback Singer Female award.

Filmmaker Lal Jose won the award for Best Direction for the film ‘Neena’. Aju Varghese won the award for Best Supporting Role Male for his work in highly-successful film, ‘Oru Vadakkan Selfie’.

Last year's widely popular blockbuster ‘Premam’, a coming of age tale, bagged five awards, including Best Music Direction for Rajesh Murugesan.

Other awards for the film include Best Playback Singer Male for Vijay Yesudas and Lyrics for Shabareesh Verma.

Vinay Forrt won the Best actor in a Comic Role award for ‘Premam’, while Jayasuriya bagged the Best actor in a Negative Role for his work in ‘Iyobinte Pusthakam’.

At the award ceremony, special tributes were paid to late filmmaker K Balachander, music composer MS Vishwanathan and producer TE Vasudevan.

TAMIL WINNERS
Category Entry Film
Best Picture Arka Media Works (P) Ltd Baahubali-The Beginning
Direction S.S Rajamouli Baahubali-The Beginning
Leading Role Male Jayam Ravi Thani Oruvan
Leading Role Female Nayanthara Maya
Supporting Role Male Sathyaraj Baahubali-The Beginning
Supporting Role Female Ramya Krishnan Baahubali-The Beginning
Comic Role Kovai Sarala Kanchana 2
Negative Role Arvind Swamy Thani Oruvan
Music Direction Anirudh Ravichander Kaththi
Lyrics Dhanush Maari
Playback Singer Male Haricharan Baahubali-The Beginning
Playback Singer Female Geetha Madhuri Baahubali-The Beginning

MALYALAM WINNERS
Category Entry Film
Best Picture Suresh Raj, Binoy Shankarath and Ragy Thomas Ennu Ninte Moideen
Direction Lal Jose Neena
Leading Role Male Prithviraj Sukumaran Ennu Ninte Moideen
Leading Role Female Parvathi Menon Ennu Ninte Moideen
Supporting Role Male Aju Varghese Oru Vadakan Selfie
Supporting Role Female Lena Kumar Ennu Ninte Moideen
Comic Role Vinay Forrt Premam
Negative Role Jayasurya Iyobinte Pusthakam
Music Direction Rajesh Murugesan Premam
Lyrics Shabareesh Varma Premam
Playback Singer Male Vijay Yesudas Premam
Playback Singer Female Shreya Ghoshal Ennu Ninte Moideen

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