Thursday, June 11, 2009

Vijay Awards 2008 - A Recap

The second Annual Reliance Mobile Vijay Awards 2007 was held on May 3, 2008 at Jawarharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium amidst much glitz and glamour. The ceremony witnessed the most popular faces and technicians assembled together for the grand spectacle. The Rasigan Expresss, the publicity vehicle traveled across the state and collected votes from the public for their favorite stars. These awards gives the viewers an opportunity to choose their favorite star as the winner.

Amidst much fanfare... The award winners were announced...

The award for the 'Favorite HERO' was given to the one and only Super Star Rajnikanth (Sivaji). The special award - 'Entertainer of the Year' declared by the Jury was given to Ilayathalapathy Vijay (Pokkiri & Azagiya Thamizh Magan). The 'Best Music Director' award was bagged by A R Rehman for his foot-tapping numbers in Sivaji. The prestigious 'Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan award for excellence in Tamil Cinema' was presented to Maniratnam; a man who has taken Tamil cinema beyond the borders of Tamilnadu and overseas. The Award for the 'Favorite HEROINE' was given to the ravishing Nayantara (Billa), the current heart throb of Tamilnadu. The award for the Best Actor (Male) was given to Satyaraj for his outstanding performance in Onbadhu Roobai Nottu and the Best Actor (Female) award was given to Priyamani for her memorable performance in the film Paruthiveeran. Award for the Best Director was bagged by Vettrimaran; for the slick and very different 'Polladhavan'. This year, the media agencies and advertisers voted for the 'Icon of the year' award which was unanimously given to the actor Suriya. The award for the Favorite FILM was bagged by the blockbuster Pokkiri and the award for the Favorite DIRECTOR was bagged by Prabhu Deva for the same film.

The award for the 'Contribution to Tamil Cinema' was given to 'Film News' Anandan. Special jury Award for the 'Face of the year' was given to Actor Silambarasan; whose venture into Tamil television; took the industry by storm. Paruthiveeran, the rural love story with its raw emotions was adjudged the Best Film by the Jury. The award for the Best Comedian was bagged by the popular comedian Vadivelu (Marudamalai). 'Polladhavan' won 3 more awards in the Cinematography (Velraj), Stunt Direction (Rambo Rajkumar) and the Best Villian (Kishore) category. Best Playback Singer Male award was bagged by Krish for the song June Ponal (Unnalae Unnalae) and the Best Playback Singer Female Award was won by the VIVA fame Neha Bhasin (Song: Pesugiren, Film: Satham Podathey). Best Find of the Year award was given to the debut director Venkat Prabhu (Chennai - 600028) and the Award for the Best Crew was given to the 'Chennai - 600028' team.

The super star starrer 'Sivaji' bagged two awards, the Best Lyricist Award went to Na Muthukumar (Ballelakka) and Best Art Direction went to Thota Tharani for his grand sets. Best Supporting Actor award was given to Prakash Raj (Mozhi) and to Sujatha for her commendable performance in Paruthiveeran. The award for the Best Dialogue Writer was given to Viji (Mozhi) and the award for the Best Choreographer was won by Dinesh (Pokkiri - Vasantha Mullai). The award for Best Actor Male in a debut performance was bagged by Karthi (Paruthiveeran); while the award for Best Actor Female in a debut performance was given to Anjali for the film Kattradhu Thamizh. The Best Editor award was won by Srikar Prasad (Kattradu Thamiz). In addition to the glittering line up of stars present; the show was peppered with sizzling performances by the gorgeous Sada, the sexy siren Ragasiya, the stunning Neha Bhasin, and the dazzling Kamna; these ladies added that extra quotient of style with their grooves. The popular rap artiste BLAZE joined in the celebrations with his many foot tapping numbers

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