The 65th Filmfare South Awards was held on Saturday, June 16, at Novotel and HICC Complex, Hyderabad. The event witnessed coming together of some of the leading names of all four South Indian film industries - Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.
The event was commenced after 7 pm and ended at 12 am. The evening was packed with some electrifying performances from Rakul Preet, Lakshmi Rai, Ashika Ranganath, Shamna Kasim, Regina Cassandra, Sakshi Agarwal and many others.
Rana Daggubati, Puneeth Rajkumar, Vijay Deverakonda, Sai Pallavi, Madhavan, Shraddha Srinath, Shruti Hariharan, KS Ravikumar, Rashmika Mandanna, Priyamani, Prasanna with his wife Sneha, Bhavana, Bhumika Chawla, Amala Paul, Nithya Menen, Kiara Advani, Ritika Singh and a host of celebrities from the four industries were present.
Eesha Rebba, Rahul Ravindran and Sundeep Kishan hosted the awards ceremony, which is instituted by Times Group.
Here is the complete list of winners
|Best Film||Aramm||Baahubali 2||Ondu Motteya Kathe||Thondimuthalum Driksakshium|
|Best Director||Pushkar Gayathri for Vikram Vedha||SS Rajamouli for Baahubali 2||Tarun Sudhir for Chowka||Dileesh Pothen for Thondimuthalum|
|Best Debut (Male)||Vasanth Ravi for Taramani||Antony Varghese for 'Angamaly Diaries'|
|Best Debut (Female)||Aishwarya Lekshmi for 'Njandukalude Naattil Oridavela'|
|Best Actor Critics Award (Male)||Karthi for 'Theeran Adigaram Ondru' and Maddy for Vikram Vedha||Venkatesh for Guru||Dhananjaya for Allama||Tovino Thomas (Mayaanadhi)|
|Best Actor Critics Award (Female)||Aditi Balan for Aruvi||Ritika Singh for Guru||Shraddha Srinath for Operation Alamelamma||Manju Warrier for 'Udhaharanam Sujatha'|
|Best Actor||Vijay Sethupathy for Vikram Vedha||Vijay Devarakonda for Arun Reddy||Puneeth for Raajakumara||Fahad Fazil for Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum|
|Best Actress||Nayanthara for Aramm||Sai Pallavi for Fidaa||Shruthi Hariharan for Beautiful Manasugalu||Parvathy for Take Off|
|Best Supporting Actor||Prasanna for Thiruttupayale 2||Rana Daggubati for Baahubali 2||P Ravishankar for College Kumar||Alencier Ley (Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum)|
|Best Supporting Actress||Nithya Menen for Mersal||Ramya Krishnan for Baahubali 2||Bhavani Prakash for Urvi||Shanthi Krishna (Njandukalude Naattil Oridavela)|
|Best Music Album||AR Rahman for Mersal||MM Keeravani for Baahubali 2||BJ Bharath wins Best Music Director for 'Beautiful Manasugalu'||Rex Vijayan for 'Mayaanadhi'|
|Best Lyrics||Vairamuthu for 'Vaan' - 'Kaatru Veliyidai'||V Nagendra Prasad wins Best Lyrics for Appa I Love You in Chowka||Anwar Ali for 'Mizhiyil Ninnum' - 'Mayaanadhi'|
|Best Playback Singer (Male)||Anirudh Ravichander for 'Yaanji' - 'Vikram Vedha'||Hemachandra (Fidaa)||Armaan Malik for Ondu Malebillu- Chakravarthy||Shahbaz Aman for 'Mizhiyil Ninnum' - 'Maayaanadhi'|
|Best Playback Singer (Female)||Shashaa Tirupati for 'Vaan' 'Kaatru Veliyidai'||Madhu Priya (Fidaa)||Anuradha Bhat for Appa I Love You- Chowka||KS Chitra for 'Nadavaathil' - 'Kamboji'|
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12.49 pm: Puneeth Rajkumar wins Best Actor in Leading Role (Kannada) for Raajakumara.
12.45 pm: The award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) - Telugu goes to Vijay Deverakonda for Arjun Reddy.
The award for Best Director - Malayalam goes to Dileesh Pothen for Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum.
The award for Best Director (Popular) - Kannada goes to Tarun Sudhir for Chowka.
The award for Best Director - Telugu goes to SS Rajamouli for Baahubali 2.
The award for Best Director - Tamil goes to Pushkar Gayathri for Vikram Vedha.
The award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female) - Telugu goes to Sai Pallavi for Fidaa.
The award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) - Tamil goes to Vijay Sethupathy for Vikram Vedha.
12.26pm: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female): Kannada: Sruthi Hariharan for Beautiful Manasugalu
12.24 am: Baahubali 2: The Conclusion wins the Best Film (Telugu) Award.
12.20 am: Best Film (Tamil) is Aramm
11.55pm: The award for Best Actor (Female) - Malayalam goes to Parvathy for Take Off.
11.50pm: The award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) - Malayalam goes to Shanthi
The award for Best Actor Critics (Male) - Kannada goes to Dhananjaya for Allama.
The award for Best Actor Critics (Female) - Malayalam goes to Manju Warrier for Udaranam Sujatha.
Aditi Balan wins the Best Actress (Critics) Award for Aruvi.
The Best Actor (Critics) Award goes to Karthi for Theeran Adhi gaaram Ondru and Madhavan for Vikram Vedha
Prasanna wins Best Actor (Tamil) in Supporting Role for Thiruttupayale 2
11.48pm: Krishna for Njandukalude Nattil OruIdavella. The award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) - Malayalam goes to Alencier for Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum.
11.45 pm: The award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) - Kannada goes to Bhavani Prakash for Urvi.
11.40 pm: The award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) - Kannada goes to P Ravishankar for College Kumar.
11.35 pm: The award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) - Telugu goes to Ramya Krishna for Baahubali2.
11.32 pm: The award for Best Actor (Critics) - Telugu goes to Venkatesh for Guru.
11.25pm: The award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) - Tamil goes to Nithya Menen for Mersal.
11.20 pm: The award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) - Tamil goes to Prasanna for Thiruttupayale 2.
10.40pm: The award for Best Music Album - Tamil goes to AR Rahman for Mersal.
10.35pm: The award for Best Music Album - Malayalam goes to Rex Vijayan for Mayanadhi.
10.30pm: Rana Daggubati wins Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) for Baahubali 2.
10.15 pm: The award for Best Music Album - Telugu goes to MM Keeravani for Baahubali 2.
10.00 pm: Kiara Advani, Rana Daggubati, Bhavana and many others walk the red carpet.
9.52 pm: The lifetime achievement award goes to Kaikala Satyanarayana.
9.45 pm: The award for Best Playback Singer (Male) - Telugu goes to Hemachandra for Oosupodhu for Fidaa.
9.40 pm: The award for Best Playback Singer (Female) - Telugu goes to Madhu Priya for Vachchinde for Fidaa.
9.38 pm: Manvitha Harish sets the stage on fire.
9.30 pm: The award for Best Playback Singer (Male) - Malayalam goes to Shabaz Aman for Mizhiyilninnumizhiyilekku for Mayanadhi.
9.25 pm: The award for Best Playback Singer (Male) - Kannada goes to Armaan Malik for Ondu Malebillu for Chakravarthi.
9.16 pm: Anirudh wins Best Playback Singer (Male) Tamil for Vikram Vedha.
The award for Best Playback Singer (Female) - Tamil goes to Shashaa Tirupati for Vaan in Kaatru Veliyidai.
KS Chitra wins Best Playback singer (Female) Malayalam for Kambhoji.
9.10 pm: The award for Best Lyrics (Malayalam) goes to Anvar Ali for Vaan Mizhiyil Ninnu Mizhiyilekku.
9.00pm: The award for Best Lyrics (Telugu) goes to MM Keeravani for Dandaalayyaa for Baahubali 2.
8.57 pm: V Nagendra Prasad wins Best Lyrics (Kannada) for Appa I Love You for Chowka.
8.54 pm: Tamil television stars Divyadarshini and Ma Ka Pa Anand attend the event.
Sai Pallavi takes over the red carpet.
8.53 pm: The award for Best Lyrics (Tamil) goes to Vairamuthu for Vaan Kaatru Veliyidai.
8.50 pm: Shamna Kasim has got the crowd grooving with her performance.
8.48 pm: Bhumika Chawla looks gorgeous in her stylish costume.
8.45 pm: Preetha Hari, Sridevi Vijayakumar and Ahaana Krishna are here.
8.37 pm: The award for Best Debut (Male) goes to VasanthRavi for #Taramani (Tamil)
8.37 pm: Antony Varghese wins Best Debut Angamali Diaries (Malayalam).
8.35 pm: Celebrity couple Sneha and Prasanna pose for the camera.
8.25 pm: The award for Best Production Design goes to Sabu Cyril for Baahubali2.
The award for Best Choreography goes to Sekhar VJ for Ammadu Let Us Kummudu from Khaidi No 150 and Vachchinde from Fidaa.
The award for Best Cinematographer goes to KK SenthilKumar for Baahubali 2.
8.20 pm: Rakul Preet raises the temperature in a low cut dress!
8.20 pm: Powerstar Puneeth Rajkumar from Sandalwood walks the red carpet. Krishi Thapanda of Bigg Boss Kannada is spotted at the venue.
8.15 pm: Gorgeous Shraddha Srinath walks the red carpet.
8.02pm: Anuradha Bhat, Nagendra Prasad, Tharu Sudhir and Bharath BJ are spotted from Sandalwood.
8.05pm: Lizzy with Kayani Priyadarshan arrives.
7.59 pm: Armaan Malik and Aishwarya Nair walk the red carpet.
7.40 pm: Navya Nair walks the red carpet.
7.30 pm: Sundeep Kishan, Rahul Ravindran, Eesha Rebba and singer Chitra spotted at the venue.
7.15 pm: Ambika, guitarist Rex Vijayan and veteran actress Seema walk the red carpet.
6.57 pm: Baahubali cinematographer KK Senthil with his wife arrives.
6.38 pm: Stage is set for the grand event.
It is an annual event that unites the four film industries of South – Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. Rakul Preet, Lakshmi Rai, Ashika Ranganath, Shamna Kasim, Regina Cassandra, Sakshi Agarwal and many other celebs will thrill the guests with their performances.
Trisha Krishnan, Mahesh Babu, Jr NTR, Samantha, Manvitha Harish, Vijay Deverakonda and many other celebrities from the South Indian film industry will attend the function.
History of Filmfare South Awards
The first Filmfare Awards (South) was held in 1963 at the prestigious Kalaivanar Arangam in Chennai, which was then the hub of film activities. The inaugural event saw the coming together of Tamil and Telugu film industries. Malayalam and Kannada were only included in 1966 and 1969, respectively.
Sundeep Kishan and Rahul Ravindran will be hosting the event.