The 8th annual Vijay Awards was held in a grand manner at Nehru Stadium, Chennai on Saturday.
The event was a star-studded affair with the presence of several big stars of Indian cinema including Kamal Haasan, Shah Rukh Khan, Suriya, Vijay, Oscar winner A.R.Rahman, director Shankar and Prabhu among others.
Happy to be with such talented & humble artistes at Vijay. Now match in room which is as big as a football field!!!! pic.twitter.com/opVhnZnPbx
— SHAH RUKH KHAN (@iamsrk) July 5, 2014
Other celebrities including Santhanam, Ramya Krishnan, Vikram Prabhu, Nayantara, Arjun, Hansika, Kushboo, Dhansika, Nazriya Nazim, Sivakarthikeyan, music composer Anirudh, Nani of "Naan Ee" fame, Parthepan, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Vani Kapoor of "Aaha Kalyanam" fame and Rajeev Menon were also present for the grand event. To look at the pictures click HERE and HERE.
"Thala" Ajith's "Arrambam", which hit the screens in 2013, won the Vijay Award for favourite film. Ilayathalapathy Vijay won the favourite hero award, while versatile actor Kamal Haasan bagged the best actor award for "Vishwaroopam."
— Vijay Television (@vijaytelevision) July 5, 2014
Sivakarthikeyan, who is on a roll with back-to-back successful films, bagged the best entertainer of the year award. Santhanam won the best comedian award for the fifth consecutive time.
Thanks @vijaytelevision for the best comedian award for the 5th consecutive time.
— Santhanam (@iamsanthanam) July 5, 2014
Best director – Bala for "Paradesi"
Best debut director – Atlee for "Raja Rani"
Best music director – A.R. Rahman for "Kadal"
Best actor (special jury award) – Vijay Sethupathi
Best supporting actor – Bharathiraaja for "Pandiya Naadu"
Best supporting actress – Dhansika for "Paradesi"
Best song – "Ethir Neechaladi" from "Ethir Neechal"
Best choreography – Brinda master for "Kadal"
Best debut actor – Gautham Karthik for "Kadal"
Best debut actress – Nazriya Nazim for "Raja Rani"
Best film - "Thangameengal"
Jury award for best film "Soodhu Kavvum"
Best crew - "Ethir Neechal"
Best villain – Arjun for "Kadal"
Best BGM award – Santhosh Naryanan for "Soodhu Kavvum"
Best art director - Ilayaraja for "Vishwaroopam"
Best lyricist - Na Muthukumar for "Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga"
Best cinematography – Rajeev Menon for "Kadal"
Favourite song - "Udha Colour Ribbon from "Varuthapadatha Vaalibar Sangam"
Best actress and favourite actress awards – Nayanthara for "Raja Rani"
Best male playback singer – Yuvan Shankar Raja for "Komban Sura" song from "Mariyaan"
Best female playback singer – Shakthi Shree Gopalan for "Nenjukulle" song from "Kadal"
Entertainer of Indian cinema award – Shah Rukh Khan
Chevalier Sivaji award – Shankar
Best costume designer : Poornima for "Paradesi"
Best stunt director: Anal Arasu for "Paandianadu"
Best screenplay : Nalan Kumarasamy for "Soodhu Kavvum"
Best dialogue writer: Naveen for "Moodar Koodam"
— Hansika (@ihansika) July 5, 2014