The biggest celebration of South Indian cinema, the Fortune Sunflower Oil IIFA UTSAVAM, co-powered by GIONEE smartphone and Renault-Passion for Life, was a splendid event that witnessed the coming together of the biggest superstars of the Tamil and Malayalam Film Industries on January 24, 2016. With some of the year’s biggest films taking home the prestigious awards, the evening came alive as some of the most prolific names in the South Indian film industry came together to revel in the success of Tamil and Malayalam Cinema in 2015.
In the Tamil Film Awards, Baahubali-The Beginning took home the highest number of accolades with a total tally of six awards including Best Picture, Direction, Supporting Role (Male), Supporting Role (Female), Playback Singer (Male) and Playback Singer (Female). For the Malyalam Film Awards, Ennu Ninte Moideen took home the highest number of accolades with a total tally of six awards including Best Picture, Leading Role (Male), Leading Role (Female), Supporting Role (Female) and Playback Singer (Female).
Jayam Ravi won the award for Leading Role (Male) for his performance in Thani Oruvan (Tamil) while Nayanthara walked away with the award for Leading Role (Female) for Maya (Tamil). Prithviraj Sukumaran and Parvathi Menon won Best Actor and Best Actress for their film Ennu Ninte Moideen.
The evening also saw some incredible performances. Kavya Madhavan opened the evening with a fantastic routine. Superstar divas Shriya Saran, Adah Sharma, Tapsee Pannu, Mamta Mohandas, and Nikki Galrani held the audience spell-bound with a stunning performance. The dynamic star Bharath also lit the stage on fire with some incredible moves.
Kavya Madhavan commented,
“IIFA UTSAVAM put up a fantastic show. I am ecstatic at the roaring response my performance has and I am eagerly looking forward to many more years of IIFA UTSAVAM. I am glad to be a part of the first ever IIFA UTSAVAM which was not only entertainment packed but also a noble initiative.”
Nasser, Actor and President, Nadigar Sangam said,
“As a member of the South Indian film fraternity, it excites me to see our cinema being given a global platform and deserving talent walk away with prestigious honors. Our South Indian Film Industry as a whole has contributed immensely to the world of cinema with its terrific productions, live wire acting and ambitious projects. IIFA UTSAVAM has pulled off a spectacular awards night!”
The Fortune Sunflower Oil IIFA UTSAVAM 2016 was an entertainment powerhouse that unfolded in the presence of the most incredible talent in the film industry. IIFA Utsavam 2016 will be telecasted on Sun Network.
For the full list of Tamil and Malayalam winners at IIFA Utsavam 2016, click here!