The 63rd Filmfare Awards (2016) was held at Hyderabad Convention Centre, on Saturday, June 18. The grand event was attended by who's who of Southern film industry. It was started at 6 pm and wrapped up at 12 am.
Chinmayee and Rahul Ravindran hosted the 63rd Filmfare Awards. Kannada actress Haripriya started the proceedings with her energetic performance and the first award to be given on the day was the Best Cinematography Award to KK Senthil Kumar for his brilliant work in "Baahubali."
The awards, instituted by the Times Group, is an annual event that unities the four South Indian film industries (Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada).
Stars who Graced the Event
Mega star Chiranjeevi, Mammootty, Suriya, Chiyaan Vikram, Rana Daggubati, Allu Arjun, Ram Charan Teja, Puneeth Rajkumar, Nivin Pauly, Arya, Nayanthara, Dhanush, Suriya, Venkatesh, Jayam Ravi, AR Rahman, Anushka Shetty and many others were spotted.
Actresses who added color to the event
Payal Ghosh, Pranitha, Amy Jackson, Sai Pallavi, Rakul Preet Singh, Ritwika Singh, Parul Yadav, Catherine Tresa, Parvathy, Aparna Vinod and a host of actresses walked the red carpet in their designer clothes.
Jaya Pradha, Khushboo, Jayanth Kaikini, Sudharani, Mohan Babu, Dasari Narayana Rao, Jayasudha and many others were part of the event.
Sekhar V J Kung Fu Kumaari (Bruce Lee - The Fighter)
K K Senthil Kumar Baahubali
G V Prakash (Darling) - Tamil
Akhil Akkineni (Akhil) - Telugu
Pragya Jaiswal (Kanche) - Telugu
Sai Pallavi (Premam) - Malayalam
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Dr. M. Mohan Babu
CRITICS JURY AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR (FEMALE)
Amala Paul (Mili) - Malayalam
Rachitha Ram (Ranna) - Kannada
Jyotika (36 Vayadhinile) - Tamil
Nithya Menon (Malli Malli Idhi Rani Roju) - Telugu
CRITICS JURY AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR (MALE)
Jayasurya (Su Sudhi Vatmeekam) - Malayalam
Sanchari Vijay (Nanu Avanalla Avalu) - Kannada
Jayam Ravi (Thani Oruvan) - Tamil
Nani (Bhale Bhale Magadivoy) - Telugu
BEST PLAYBACK SINGER (FEMALE)
Shreya Ghosal (Kathirunnu Kathirunnu - Ennu Ninte Moideen) - Malayalam
Inchara Rao (Kareyole - RangiTaranga) - Kannada
Shweta Mohan (Enna Sola - Thanga Magan) - Tamil
Geetha Madhuri (Jeevanadhi - Baahubali) - Telugu
BEST PLAYBACK SINGER (MALE)
Vijay Yesudas (Malare Ninne - Premam) - Malayalam
Santhosh Venky (Raja Raniyenthe - Raate) - Kannada
Sid Sriram (Ennodo Nee Irundhal - I) - Tamil
M L R Karthikeyan (Pora Srimanthudu - Srimanthudu) - Telugu
Rafeeq Ahmed (Kathirunnu Kathirunnu - Ennu Ninte Moideen) - Malayalam
Jayanth Kaikini â€“ (Nenepe Nithya Mallige - Kendasampige) - Kannada
Madhan Karky (Pookalaey Satru - I) - Tamil
Sirivennala Seetharama Sastry (Raa Mundadugedham - Kanche) - Telugu
M. Jayachandran (Ennu Ninte Moideen) - Malayalam
Sridhar V Sambhram (Krishna Leela) - Kannada
A R Rahman (I) - Tamil
Devi Sri Prasad (Srimanthudu) - Telugu
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (MALE)
Tovino Thomas (Ennu Ninte Moideen) - Malayalam
Saikumar (RangiTaranga) - Kannada
Arvind Swami (Thani Oruvan) - Tamil
Allu Arjun (Rudhramadevi) - Telugu
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (FEMALE)
Lena (Ennu Ninte Moideen) - Malayalam
Sudharani (Vastuprakara) - Kannada
Radhika Sarathkumar (Thanga Magan) - Tamil
Ramya Krishnan (Baahubali) - Telugu
Pathemari - Malayalam
RangiTaranga - Kannada
Kaaka Muttai - Tamil
Baahubali - Telugu
R.S.Vimal (Ennu Ninte Moideen) - Malayalam
Anup Bhandari (RangiTaranga) - Kannada
Mohan Raja (Thani Oruvan) - Tamil
S S Rajamouli (Baahubali) - Telugu
BEST ACTOR (FEMALE)
Parvathy (Ennu Ninte Moideen) - Malayalam
Parul Yadav (Aatagaara) - Kannada
Nayanthara (Naanum Rowdy Dhaan) - Tamil
Anushka Shetty (Rudhramadevi) - Telugu
BEST ACTOR (MALE)
Mammootty (Pathemari) - Malayalam
Puneeth Rajkumar (Ranavikrama) - Kannada
Vikram (I) - Tamil
Mahesh Babu (Srimanthudu) - Telugu
12.30 pm: Curtains dropped to the 63rd Filmfare Awards.
12.20 pm: Megastar Chiranjeevi presents the award for Mammootty.
12.15 pm: Best Actor in Leading Role (Male) - Puneeth Rajkumar for "Ranavikrama" in Kannada, Mahesh Babu for "Srimanthudu" in Telugu, Vikram for "I" in Tamil and Mammootty for "Pathemari" in Malayalam.
11.40 pm: Best Actor in Leading Role (Female) - Parvathy for "Ennu Ninte Moideen" in Malayalam, Parul Yadav for "Aatagara" in Kannada, Nayanthara for "Naanum Rowdydhaan" in Tamil and Anushka Shetty for "Rudhramadevi" in Telugu.
11.30 pm: Rakul Preet Singh performing on stage.
11.20 pm: Best Director Award - RS Vimal for "Ennu Ninte Moideen" in Malayalam, Anup Bhandari for "RangiTaranga" in Kannada, Mohan Raja for "Thani Oruvan" and SS Rajamouli for "Baahubali.
11.00 pm: Best Movie Award - "Pathemari" in Malayalam, "RangiTaranga" in Kannada, "Kaakha Muttai" in Tamil and "Baahubali" in Telugu.
10.50 pm: Best Actor Female - Jyothika for "36 Vayadhinile" in Tamil, Rachita Ram for "Ranna" in Kannada, Nithya Menen for "Malli Malli Idhi Rani Roju" and Amala Paul for "Mili" in Malayalam.
10.40 pm: Critics Jury Award for Best Actor (Male) - Jayasuriya for "Su..Su..Sudhi Vatmeekam" in Malayalam, Sanchari Vijay for "Naanu Avanalla Avalu" in Kannada, Jayam Ravi for "Thani Oruvan" in Tamil and Nani for "Bhale Bhale Magadivoy" in Telugu.
10.30 pm: Hot and happening Catherine Tresa sizzles on stage with her performance.
10.20 pm: Best Supporting Role Award (Male) - Tovino Thomas for "Ennu Ninte Moideen" in Malayalam, Saikumar for "RangiTaranga" in Kannada, Arvind Swamy for "Thani Oruvan"in Tamil and Allu Arjun for "Rudhramadevi" in Telugu.
10.00 pm: Best Supporting Role Award (Female)- Lena wins "Ennu Ninte Moideen" in Malayalam, Sudharani for "VastuPrakara" in Kannada, Radhika Sarathkumar for "Thanga Magan" in Tamil and Ramya Krishna for "Baahubali in Telugu.
9.55 pm: Rana Daggubati arrives.
9.40 pm: Mohan Babu awarded Lifetime Achievement Award by veteran Dasari Narayana Rao.
9.30 pm: Pranitha sets the stage on fire with her hot performance.
9.20 pm: AR Rahman receives the award from evergreen Jayaprada.
9.15 pm: Best Music Director Awards - M Jayachandran for "Ennu Ninte Moideen" in Malayalam, Sridhar V Sambhram for "Krishna Leela" in Kannada, Devi Sri Prasad for "Srimanthudu" in Telugu and AR Rahman for "I" in Tamil.
9.00 pm: Sid Sriram walks away with Best Singer (Male) in Tamil for "Ennodo Nee Irundhal" ("I") and MLR Karthikeyan wins "Pora Srimanthuda" ("Srimanthudu") in Telugu.
Santosh Venki wins Best Singer for "Raja Rani"("Raate") in Kannada.
8.57 pm: Vijay Yesudas wins Best Playback Singer Award (Male) for "Malare Ninne" ("Premam").
8.57pm: Best Playback Singer (Female) in Malayalam goes to Shreya Ghoshal for "Kathirunnu Kathirunnu" ("Ennu Ninte Moideen").
Inchara Rao wins Best Playback Singer (Female) "Kareyole" in "RangiTaranga."
Geetha Maduri wins Best Playback Singer award (Female) for "Jeevanadhi" in "Baahubali."
8.40 pm: Madhan Karky wins Best Lyricist Award for "Pookkalae Sattru" in the film "I" and legendary filmmaker K Vishwanath presents it. Karky dedicates the trophy to his wife Nandhini.
Shwetha Mohan wins the Best Playback Singer (Tamil) for "Thangamagan "Enna Solla."
8.35 pm: Sirivennala Seetharama Sastry wins Best Lyrics (Telugu) for "Raa Mundadugedham" ("Kanche").
8.30 pm: The award for Best Lyrics (Kannada) goes to Jayanth Kaikini for "Nenepe Nithya Mallige" ("Kendasampige").
8.25 pm: The award for Best Lyrics (Malayalam) goes to Rafeeq Ahmed for "Kathirunnu Kathirunnu" ("Ennu Ninte Moideen").
8.16 pm: Akhil Akkineni wins for Best Debut in Telugu, while GV Prakash bags for "Darling" in Tamil.
8.12 pm: The award for Best Choreographer goes to Sekhar VJ for Kung Fu Kumaari from "Bruce Lee â€“ The Fighter" in Telugu.
8.10 pm: Sai Pallavi for "Premam"in Malayalam and and Pragya Jaiswal for "Kanche"in Telugu bag the Best Debutant (Female).
8.06 pm: Pranith and AM Rathnam present Best Cinematographer Award for Telugu to KK Senthilkumar for "Baahubali.
7.57 pm: Kannada actress Haripriya kicks off the event with her performance.
7.50 pm: The show begins.
7.35 pm: Hotties Amy Jackson, Pranitha, Shruti Hariharan, Sai Pallavi and Rakul Preet Singh. spotted walking red carpet.
7.15 pm: Guests are arrivng one after the other. Now, Akhil Akkineni comes to the venue.
7.05 pm: Anchors Chinmayi and Rahul Ravindran at the red carpet.
6.55 pm: Kannada actress Sudharani and yesteryear actress Ambika arrive.
6.50 pm: Telugu lyricist Sirivennela Sitaramasastri arrives with his family.
6.27 pm: The red carpet is rolled out and ready for theawards ceremony.
6.00 pm: The stage is set for the 63rd Filmfare Awards South.
The awards ceremony is being hosted by Chinmayi and Rahul Ravindran. The event is graced by the who's who of four industries, including Chiyaan Vikram, Ram Charan Teja, Venkatesh, Mammootty, Mohan Babu, Allu Arjun, Dulquer Salmaan and Puneeth Rajkumar.
This year, SS Rajamouli's magnum opus "Bahubali" and Mahesh Babu's "Srimanthudu" have dominated the Telugu nomination list. Mani Ratnam's "Ok Kanmani" is leading in Tamil, "Krishna Leela," "RangiTaranga" rule the Kannada list. Prithviraj Sukumaran's "Ennu Ninte Moideen," Dulquer Salmaan's "Charlie" and Mammootty's "Pathemari" have been nominated in most of the Malayalam categories.