IIFA Utsavam, the two day magnum event, came to an end last night. Most of our favourites took home the laurels, in Telugu and Kannada cinema. The award ceremony was attended by Akhil Akkineni, Aditi Rao Hydari, Raai Laxmi, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Jr NTR amongst many others. The event was certainly class apart with the attendance it marked. The next edition, in 2018, is only going to get bigger and better, going by the turn out this year.
While the day 1 of IIFA Utsavam celebrated and honoured Malayalam and Tamil cinema, the second day was dedicated to Kannada and Telugu. Janatha Garage managed to bag five trophies, and rightly so. Seriously, can you say there was a better contender for Best Actor Award other than Jr NTR? The Best Comic Role award was bagged by Priyadarshi Pullikonda for his wonderful performance in last year's sleeper hit Pelli Choopulu. Veteran filmmaker K. Raghavendra Rao was honoured with Lifetime Achievement award for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema. In the Kannada industry, well-known actor Dwarakish was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.
The event saw enigmatic performances that kept everyone entertained. Akhil's act received the maximum cheers from the audience present. Also Read: IIFA Utsavam 2017 finale: Akhil Akkineni, Shriya Saran, Aditi Rao Hydari step out in style to celebrate Kannada and Telugu cinema - view pics
Here is a full winners list for your ease!
Best Picture: Kirik Party
Best Actress: Parul Yadav (Killing Veerappan)
Best Actor: Rakshit Shetty (Kirik Party)
Best Director: Pawan Kumar (U-Turn)
Best Story: Pawan Kumar (U-Turn)
Best Supporting Role Female: Aparna Gopinath (Charlie)
Best Supporting Role Male: Rajeevi Ravi (Kammatipaadam)
Best Playback Singer Female: Geetha (Maheshinte Prathikaaram)
Best Playback Singer Male: Vijay Prakash (Kirik Party)
Best Music Direction: B Ajaneesh Loknath (Kirik Party)
Best Film: Janatha Garage
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Best Actress: Samantha Ruth Prabhu (A Aa)
Best Actor: Jr NTR (Janatha Garage)
Best Director: Siva Koratala (Janatha Garage)
Best Actor in a comic Role: Priyadarshi (Pellichoopulu)
Best Supporting Role Female: Anupama Parameshwaran (Premam)
Best Supporting Role Male: Allu Arjun (Rudhramadevi)
Best Playback Singer Female: Geetha (Janatha Garage)
Best Playback Singer Male: Hari Charan (Krishnagadi Veera Prema Gadha )
Best Music Direction: Devi Sri Prasad (Janatha Garage)