Edison Awards 2016
JAYAM RAVI, NAYANTARA WIN THE HONOURS AND MORE CELEBRITIES FELICITATED
Beautiful moments! Wowing acclaims! Such was the evening of Valentine Day that was graced with lovely exquisite scenarios. The 9th Edition of Edison Awards commemorated in the honour of Thomas Alva Edison, father of Cinema is held every year, felicitating the best personalities of Tamil film industry. Mr. Selvakumar, CEO, MY TAMIL MOVIE online portal played a perfect host in welcoming the guest of honours.
The event commenced with a much fanfare, where the entire auditorium was spangled with immense applauses and acclaims for the spellbinding dance performance.. It included the devotional commencement with the team giving beautiful performance the song ‘Malargal Ketten’ from O Kadhal Kanmani followed by Ajith Kumar starrer ‘Veera Vinayaka’. The dance involved various genres in musical panoramas. Aftermath, picking up the theme of ‘Baahubali’, it was more splendiferous moments to see that the young dancers were studded with high energy levels and enthusiastic approach towards the songs of MM Keeravani.
Jayam Ravi bagged the ‘Best Actor Award’ for an impeccable performance as Mithran IPS in ‘Thani Oruvan’ and the film won incredible awards for ‘Best Villain’ (Aravind Swamy), ‘Best Direction’ (Mohan Raja), Best Actor in Character Role (Thambi Ramaiah). Nayantara bagged ‘Best Actress’ for ‘Naanum Rowdy Thaan’ with Vignesh Shivan, director of the film receiving it on her behalf.
Some of the best moments during the awards ceremony are as follows –
Best choreographer award
Producer Kutty Padmini was there on the dais to present the best choreographer award. Indeed, it was a much sensational moment as the contenders were completely astounding. Nevertheless, it was Satish Krishnan for the song ‘Adhaaru Adhaaru’ from Yennai Arindhaal.
Best Education Programme in Malaysian TV
Mr. Thiyagarajan won the incredible accolade for this show ‘Vanakkam Malaysia’. This special jury award was given for the sake of youth empowerment award. Speaking on the occasion, he said, “This show has been happening for the past 5 years and to take it to the next level, we organized it on the international level to showcase the eminence of youngsters. I ardently thank Mr. Raja of Astro for being an ardent support towards this endeavour and wholehearted thanks to Mr. Selvakumar for encouraging us through this great gesture….”
Lifetime Achievement Award – Veteran actor Radharavi
Datto Radharavi bagged the Lifetime Achievement for his immense performance in multi-dimensional roles. Speaking on the occasion, the versatile actor uttered, “I am so much privileged to have the great personalities like ministers from Malaysia, actors and everyone from the industry. I am always spellbound over the name ‘Edison’ for he was the father of cinema.
Best Supporting Role – Male actor (Sriman for Kanchana 2)
Actor Sriram holds a prominent factor in the ‘Kanchana’ franchise and this time, he bagged the best supporting role male for the film ‘Kanchana 2’. “This is the third Edison awards I am getting it. I am so much privileged to get it from a versatile actor like Radharavi sir,” said Sriman.
Best Male actor Villain – Aravind Swamy (Thani Oruvan)
“It has been a long run dream for me to perform a negative role like Siddarth Abhimanyu. I wanted to perform such a role that audience should love me in spite of my antagonistic nature,” said Aravind Swamy.
Best Debut actor – GV Prakash for Darling
Music director turned actor GV Prakash winning the awards said, “I have bagged Edison awards for music director, but I am getting it for best performance… I am so much exhilarated to get the awards from Aravind Swamy sir…”
Best performance for social awareness film – Srushti Dange
Actress Srushti Dange won the best performance for social awareness film awards for the movie ‘Kathukutty’, which was based on the social awareness movie. “This is my first awards and I dedicate this to each and everyone from the team. It has involved lots of hard work and scrutinising efforts put together…”
Favourite song of the year – Danga Maari from Anegan
Obviously, nothing can stop the invigorations of the ones, who hear this Marana Mass Gaana and the track composed by Harris Jayaraj has bagged ‘Favourite Song of the Year’, which was received by Marana Gaana Viji, who had crooned the number. Speaking on the occasion, he uttered, “Before this song, I had no money to have my food. But now, no time for having food…. The Gaana that is famous across Coovum river has become world famous now….” The entire auditorium was studded with incredulous response when he reprised the song amidst whistles and applause from the crowd.
Best Music Director Debut – Hip Hop Tamizha (Thani Oruvan)
“My father used to insist me getting into job for my independent albums didn’t fetch me money. I wanted to make music for film because of my commitments. I am so happy about the people’s love and heart for supporting me,” said Hip Hop Tamizha. He came up with a free style a rap based on ‘Tamizhanda’, which was a tribute to Tamizh.
Best Lyricist – Madhan Karky (Pookkaley Sattru – I)
“I earnestly thank Shankar sir and Rahman for giving a great opportunity. Each and every song in the film ‘I’ was an acid test, which involved lots of great work,” said Madhan Karky….
Raghava Lawrence bagged couple of honours of ‘Best Extraordinary Actor’ for his best performance in ‘Kanchana 2’ and ‘The Bounty Deed’ for his philanthropic deeds.