Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Whos bagged the Vijay Music awards

More than 50 years of Tamil cinema music, affectionately termed as ‘mellisai,' came to life at the Vijay TV Music Awards held here on Wednesday.

It was an evening of contrasts. The first-time music director and the cinematic legend, the rebellious folk number and the mellifluous Carnatic score, first-time award winners and lifetime achievers - all came together, fused by the rhythm of music.

In the 149 films that were released in 2010, 700-odd songs were composed involving more than 500 musicians. Many of them were honoured and recognised over the course of the event.

The evening got off to a moving start with veteran playback singers - P.B. Sreenivas, L.R.Eswari and Vani Jairam - being presented the ‘Isaiah Assangal' award by young, aspiring singers.

Reminiscing her formative years, Eswari said “In our times, there were no awards like this to motivate us. Only the sound of the audience's applause kept us going. The younger generation is both blessed and lucky in that regard.” Other special awards that were given included K.J. Yesudas - Evergreen voice, M.S. Viswanathan - Isai Chakravarthi, A.R.Rahman - Global Indian, and Illayaraja - Lifetime achievement.

‘Kilimanjaro' from Enthiran was adjudged the popular song of the year. Other popular awards that were determined through an audience vote included male and female playback singers, Karthik for ‘Usurae Poguthae' and Chinmayee for ‘Kilimanjaro'.

While popular song of the masses went to ‘Kadhal Vandhale' from Singam composed by Devi Sri Prasad, the popular album of the year was given to A.R. Rahman's musical Vinnaithandi Varuvaya.

Popular duet and melody awards were bagged by songs in the film ‘Paiya'. A number of ‘best in category' awards, selected by a panel of judges, were also presented. The awards included: Best music director - A.R.Rahman, Lyricist with most number of hits - Na.Muthukumar, Best song sung by an actor - Kamal Haassan for Neela Vaanam, Best sound mixing - Resul Pookutty and Co. for Enthiran, Best Male and Female singers - Vijay Prakash and Andrea Jeremiah, and Best folk song - Jilla Vittu from the film Eesan.

The ceremony was interspersed with performances. Singer Hariharan entertained the audience with some soul stirring numbers. A special fusion performance was rendered by the classical music family trio L. Subramaniyam, Kavita Krishnamurthy and their son Ambi Subramaniyam.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Vote for Vijay TV Music Awards

If there could be one channel that is gaining high TRPs without any mega-serials and stereotyped programs, it can be none other than Vijay TV. The channel group has been carving a niche for its spectacular USP of coming up with newfangled concepts. Moreover, it has become the darling of masses as it gives more opportunities for the new talents and its ability to register the names of unregistered heroes.

Vote for Vijay TV Music Awards

The channel network in collaboration with India Gate Basmati Rice is hosting a grand musical awards for the following categories.


    The best of the best
    Best Male Singer
    Best Female Singer
    Best Music Director
    Best Lyricist with the maximum hits of 2010
    Best Singer with the maximum hits of 2010
    Encouraging the young talent with
    Best Debut Singer
    Best Debut Music Director
    Applauding Technical Excellence
    Best Background ScoreBest Sound Mixing
    Appreciating Special efforts
    Best Song Sequence in a movie
    Honoring the legends
    Lifetime Achievement Award

Jury Award for outstanding contribution to Tamil Film Music

    The Popular Awards
    Popular Album of the year
    Popular Song of the year
    Popular Singer Male
    Popular Singer Female
    Popular Song of the Masses
    Popular Duet of the year
    Popular Melody of the year
    Popular song sung by a Music Director

People can vote for their favorite artists through the vans that will travel across various parts of Chennai City

Star Vijay Middle East launch event telecast today

South Indian television channel Star Vijay, which launched its Middle East operations with a star-studded show in Dubai recently, will telecast the inaugural event on May 7.
Super star Vikram formally launched the channel during the programme which is now available from the package of leading cable TV operators, including e-vision and Pehla.
From a dramatic entry by actor Vikram who drove through the crowd with an entourage onto the stage to a melodious mix of some evergreen Ilayaraja melodies by ace performers Shankar Mahadevan, Srinivas, Hariharan, Velmurugan, Chinmayee and Suchi, the audience in Dubai was left spellbound. Shankar, in his usual style rocked the audience with some unforgettable numbers and kept the momentum of the evening always on a high. Further, the event also featured some scintillating performances by the leading damsels of Kollywood, namely Sneha, Sandhya, Sana Khan and
Poorna. Vijay TV stars Gopinath of Neeya Naana fame and Sivakarthikeyan also made their presence felt by enthralling the audience with some of their trademark repartees.
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