7th Annual Vijay Awards - Grand Success

7th Annual Vijay Awards - Grand Success

                        Vijay TV’s Prestigious 7th Annual Vijay Awards
                         Chennai most Extravagant Award Ceremony

The much awaited Vijay TV’s 7th Annual Vijay Awards was held much bigger and bolder this year as well.  Close up Vijay Awards powered by Malles Constructions was attended by an array of stars from the film industry, eminent directors, notable producers, top-notch technicians.  With international standards, grandiose sets and with live performances of the stars on stage, VIJAY AWARDS was held on 11 May 2013 at Nehru Indoor Stadium Chennai.

Awards…
Favorites
There were awards covering every aspect of cinema, including a special award to Unsung Heroes.  Majority of the awards were decided by the judges through a system of voting.  There were a handful of awards however, that were left to an even bigger panel of judges; THE AUDIENCE! Called the ‘Favourite’ Awards, the winners are decided only by the audience.  

Favourite categories were voted by public.  Star Vijay came up with three innovative ways of getting the people to vote.  First up was the option to vote online.  The second option was to send SMS and the third allowed people to give a missed call.  

The Jury
The Jury for the 7th Annual Vijay Awards was cinematographer Rathnavel, Director Vetrimaran, Director/Actor Cheran, Director Venkatprabhu, Director Yugi Sethu.

The Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award
One of the biggest highlight of the show is Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award for Excellence in Indian Cinema was bagged by actor Shahrukh Khan.  It is a celebration of individual who have taken Tamil cinema to the next level through their own hard work, devotion, insatiable passion and inimitable talent.  This prestigious award was bagged by actor Kamal Haasan in 2006, Director Mani Ratnam in 2007, Music

Director A.R. Rahman in 2008, actor Rajnikanth in 2009, Director K. Balachander in 2010 and singer SPB in 2011.  

Short Film Award – New
Some of the greatest achievements started out as somebody’s small dream.  The small screen has paved way for many young dreamers.  And Star Vijay has been that launch pad to quite a few talents.  Joining forces with Fox Star Studios, Star Vijay has lit a bonfire of hope for aspiring movie makers.

Teasers of the nominated short films will be screened at the Star Vijay Award show, and one winner will be picked from the lot.  Besides being honoured on the same stage by silver screen veterans, the winner/director of the short film will be given the opportunity to direct a feature film produced by Fox Star Studios!
The winner of Short film director award - ‘Warrant’ directed by Mamundi.

Performances
The Star Vijay Awards show is an evening of extravagance.  Over the years, the stage has come alive with performers from across the four major movie industries in the country.  This year they have whole lot of interesting performances planned.  One among them was the National Award winning dancer-choreographer Birju Maharaj.  Actors Sidarth, Tamanna, Varalaxi, Vedika gave spectacular live performance.  The Award ceremony was hosted by actor Madhavan and Neeya Nana fame Gopinath.  

AWARDS AND WINNERS:
Winners…

*Favourite Hero Vijay (Thuppakki)  
*Favourite Heroine Kajal Aggarwal (Thuppakki)
*Favourite Film Thuppakki
*Favourite Director A.R. Murugadoss (Thuppakki)
*Favourite Song Google Google (Thuppakki)
*Best Debut Actor Male Vikram Prabhu (Kumki)
*Best Debut Actor Female Varalaxmi (Poda Podi)
*Entertainer of the year award Actor Vijay
*Best Actor Male Dhanush (3)
*Best actor – female Samantha (Neethaney En Ponvasantham NEPV)
*Best Director Balaji Sakthivel (Vazhakku Enn 18/9)
*Best film Vazhakku Enn 18/9
*Best Music Director D. Imman (Kumki)
*Best Villain Sudeep (Naan Ee)
*Best Dialogue Rajesh (OkOk)
*Best Make up Sarath Kumar (Aravaan)
*Best Costume Designer award S. Rajendran (Aravaan)
*Best Supporting Actor Male Sathyaraj (Nanban)
*Best Supporting Actor Female Anupama Kumar (Muppozhuthum un Karpanai)
*Best Comedian award Santhanam (Oru Kal Oru Kannadi)
*Best Cinematographer Award Gopi Amarnath (Pizza)
*Best Editor Award Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao (Naan Ee)
*Best Stunt Director Award Anal Arasu (Thadayara Thaakka)
*Best Choreographer Award Robert (Poda Podi – love panlama venama)
*Special Jury Award Vijay Sethupathy, Aarohanam
*Best Art Director award R.K. Vijay Murugan (Aravaan)
*Best screenplay/ writer award Karthick Subbaraj – Pizza)
*Best Lyricist Award Thamarai (Kangal Neeye – Muppozhudhum un karpanaigal)
*Best BGM Yuvan Shankar Raja
*Best Play back singer Male Mohit Chauhan (Ponipo – 3)
*Best Play back singer Female Ramya NSK (Satru Munbu – NEPV)
*Best find of the year award Anirudh
*Best Crew of the year award Pizza
*Close up Face of the year award Udhayanidhi Stalin
*Best Debut Director Balaji Tharaneetharan (Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kanom)
*Best SHORT FILM award ‘Warrant’ directed by Mamundi.
*Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award for Excellence in Indian Cinema Actor Shahrukh Khan

Published On : May 13, 2013

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