The 59th Idea South Filmfare Awards was held in Chennai on June 8, Sunday
Mahesh Babu‘s Dookudu walked away with six awards in Tollywood, while Mollywood and Kollywood stole the show in offbeat films.Dhanush won the best actor award in Tamil and Anjali was adjudged as the best actress, for their performance in Aadukalam and Engeyum Eppodhum respectively, at the 59th Filmfare Awards ceremony (South). Besides the best actor honour for Dhanush, Aadukalam bagged three other awards – best film, best director (Vetrimaran) and best music composer (GV Prakash Kumar).
Ananya bagged best supporting actress for Engeyum Eppodhum. Sara sara…, the chartbuster song from Sargunam’s Vaagai Sooda Va bagged two honours – best singer (Chinmayee) and best lyrics (Vairamuthu). The best female debut award went to Shruthi Haasan and the actor received the award from none other than her father Kamal Haasan. The who’s who of Tamil cinema, including Vikram, Dhanush, Karthi Sivakumar, Nayanthara and Tamannah were at the awards function.
In Kannada, Puneeth Rajkumar and Ramya won best actor awards for Hudugaru and Sanju Weds Geetha, respectively. Apart from the main two awards, Olave Mandaara, starring Srikanth and Akanksha was named best film, while Jayatheertha got the best director award for the same film. Sanju Weds Geetha won three awards in the music category; Shreya Ghoshal was adjudged best female singer for the song Gaganave baagi, Kaviraj got the best lyricist award for the same film. Jessie Gift was named best music composer. Chetan Soska won best male playback singer for his soulful number, Yaarig helona namma problem for the film Lifeu Ishtene.
In the supporting award categories, Shruthi was adjudged best supporting actress for Puttakkana Highway and Ravishankar got the best supporting actor award.