Galaxy of stars shine at the 65th Jio Filmfare Awards South 2018

Filmfare, the most iconic brand in the entertainment industry, hosted the 65th edition of its prestigious awards down south, marking the celebration and recognition of the outstanding work showcased by the south film fraternity. The gala night held at Hyderabad International Convention centre (HICC) witnessed prominent personalities come together to witness the deserving ones taking home the coveted Black Lady. Vijay Devarakonda, R. Madhavan, Rakul Preet Singh, Rana Daggubati, and Regina Cassandra dominated the evening with their presence.

The hosts for the evening, actors Padam Sundeep Kishan and Rahul Ravindran perfectly synced their impromptu anecdotes with the on-stage action keeping the audience well engaged. The high decibel quotient of the evening was amplified by the powerful and captivating performances by renowned artists. Rakul Preet Singh enthralled the audience with her performance on songs like ‘Telusa Telusa,’ ‘Pakka Local,’ ‘Karuthavanlaam’ to name a few. Regina Cassandra paid a tribute to the legendary actress Sridevi with a beautiful performance on ‘Sendura Poove,’ ‘Abbanee Tiyyani,’ and ‘Aku Chaatu Pinda Thadise.’ Sakshi Agarwal, Ashika Ranganath, and Ahaana Krishna were among others who regaled the audience with their stupendous performances.

The list of awardees is as below:

TELUGU

 Best Film

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion 

 

Best Director

S.S. Rajamouli – Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

 

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male)

Vijay Deverakonda – Arjun Reddy

Best Actor (Critics)
Venkatesh – Guru

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female)

Sai Pallavi – Fidaa



 

Best Actress (Critics)
Ritika Singh – Guru  

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)

Rana Daggubati – Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)

Ramya Krishna – Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

 

Best Music  

M.M. Keeravani – Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

 

Best Lyrics

M.M. Keeravani – ‘Dandaalayyaa’ (Baahubali 2: The Conclusion)

 

Best Playback Singer (Male)

Hemachandra – ‘Oosupodhu’ (Fidaa)


Best Playback Singer (Female)

Madhu Priya – ‘Vachchinde’ (Fidaa)

 

 TAMIL

Best Film

Aramm

 

Best Director

Pushkar Gayathri – Vikram Vedha

                       

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male)

Vijay Sethupathy – Vikram Vedha

Best Actor (Critics)
Karthi – Theeran Adigaram Ondru 
R. Madhavan – Vikram Vedha

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female)

Nayanthara – Aramm

Best Actress (Critics)
Aditi Balan – Aruvi

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)

Prasanna – Thiruttupayale 2

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)

Nithya Menen – Mersal

 

Best Music Album
A.R. Rahman – Mersal

 

Best Lyrics

Vairamuthu – ‘Vaan’ (Kaatru Veliyidai)

 

Best Playback Singer (Male)

Anirudh Ravichander – ‘Yaanji’ (Vikram Vedha)

 

Best Playback Singer (Female)

Shashaa Tirupati – ‘Vaan’ (Kaatru Veliyidai)

 

MALAYALAM 

Best Film

Thondimuthalum Driksakshium

 

Best Director

Dileesh Pothen – Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum 

 

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male)

Fahad Fazil – Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum

Best Actor (Critics)
Tovino Thomas – Mayandhi


Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female)

Parvathy – Take Off

Best Actress (Critics)
Manju Warrier – Udaranam Sujatha

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)

Alencier – Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)

Shanthi Krishna – Njandukalude Nattil Oru Idavella

 

Best Music

Rex Vijayan – Mayanadhi

 

Best Lyrics

Anvar Ali – ‘Mizhiyil Ninnu Mizhiyilekku’ (Mayanadhi)

 

Best Playback Singer (Male)

Shabaz Aman – ‘Mizhiyil Ninnu Mizhiyilekku’ (Mayanadhi)

 

Best Playback Singer (Female)
K.S. Chitra – ‘Nadavaathil’ (Kambhoji)

 

KANNADA  

Best Film

Ondu Motteya Kathe            

 

Best Director 

Tarun Sudhir – Chowka

 

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) 

Puneet Rajkumar – Rajakumara



 

Best Actor (Critics)
Dhananjaya – Allama

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female)

Shruthi Hariharan – Beautiful Manasugalu

Best Actress (Critics)
Shraddha Srinath – Operation Allemellama

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)

P. Ravishankar – College Kumar

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)

Bhavani Prakash – Urvi

 

Best Music  

B.J. Bharath – Beautiful Manasugalu

 

Best Lyrics

V. Nagendra Prasad – ‘Appa I Love You’ (Chowka)

 

Best Playback Singer (Male)

Armaan Malik – ‘Ondu Malebillu’ (Chakravarthi)

 

Best Playback Singer (Female)

Anuradha Bhat – ‘Appa I Love You’ (Chowka)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Kaikala Satyanarayana

Debut Awards
Best Debut (Male)
Vasanth Ravi – Taramani (Tamil)
Antony Varghese – Angamali Diaries (Malayalam)

 

Best Debut (Female)
Kalyani Priyadarshan – Hello (Telugu)
Aishwarya Lekshmi – Njandukalude Naatil Oridavela (Malayalam)

                                                                                                                                                         

-Press Release

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