31st Filmfare Awards South (1984)

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The 31st Filmfare Awards South (1984) was held in Chennai. It was the 10th time in a row when the ceremony was held in Chennai.

In the year 1972, the show was first held in Chennai. It was the first time when the show was held outside Bombay. The show was again held in Bombay in the years 1973 and 1974. Earlier the ceremony was held in Bombay from 1964 to 1971 in a row.

Thereafter since the 22nd Filmfare Awards South (1975), the ceremony started regularly in Chennai.

About Filmfare Awards South

Filmfare Awards South is a separate segment of the annual Filmfare Awards. The First Filmfare Awards were given on 21 March 1954.

Initially, only Hindi cinema personalities get nominated and awarded in various Filmfare Categories. Thereafter, Filmfare started new segments like Filmfare South, Filmfare Marathi, and Filmfare Bengali.

Filmfare Magazine presents Filmfare Awards. The Time Group publish the Filmfare magazine. Filmfare Awards acknowledge and honor the talent of Hindi Cinema. Whereas Filmfare Awards South aims to consider South Indian Films and related film personalities to honor and encourage them.

Introduction of Filmfare Awards South 

South Film Industry makes films in mainly four languages namely Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada. Thus, Filmfare Magazine introduced the new segment of Filmfare Awards for South.

The First Filmfare Award was held in the year 1954 in Bombay (now Mumbai). Filmfare presented awards, for Hindi Cinema, in five categories only.

Thereafter, Filmfare introduced Filmfare Awards South in the year 1964. Meaning thereby, after ten (10) years of the First Filmfare Awards held in Bombay (now Mumbai).

In the meantime, Filmfare also introduced Filmfare Awards East and Filmfare Marathi Awards in 1963. Filmfare Awards East were initially meant for Bangla Cinema. However, Assamese and Odia cinema were also included in the year 2014.

South Indian Films (Tamil and Telugu only) were considered in the 11th, 12th, and 13th Filmfare Awards South. Malayalam Films were added to the 14th Filmfare Awards South (1967). Thereafter, Kannada Films were also added to the 17th Filmfare Awards South. Thus, all four languages of South Indian Films were considered for awards since the 17th Filmfare Awards South (1970).

Introduction of New Categories

Filmfare Awards South presented awards in the category of Best Film only from 1964 to 1972.

Filmfare introduced new categories of awards in the 20th Filmfare Awards (1973). These new categories were Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress.

Thus, the number of award categories became four (4) since the 20th Filmfare Awards South (1973). Now onwards all awards were presented in all four main categories as such Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress.

List of Winners of 31st Filmfare Awards South (1984)

Winners of Tamil Cinema Awards

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmChithra Lakshmanan (Producer)Mann Vasanai
Best DirectorA. JagannathanVellai Roja
Best ActorK. BhagyarajMundhanai Mudichu
Best ActressLakshmiUnmaigal

Winners Telugu Cinema Awards

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmP. Venkateshwara Rao (Producer)Neti Bharatham
Best DirectorK. ViswanathSagara Sangamam
Best ActorKamal HaasanSagara Sangamam
Best ActressJaya PradaSagara Sangamam

Winners of Malayalam Cinema Awards

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmRajan Joseph (Producer)Koodevide
Best DirectorBalachandra MenonKaryam Nissaram
Best ActorBharath GopiKattathe Kilikkoodu
Best ActressSeemaAaroodam

Winners of Kannada Cinema Awards

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmPrema KaranthPhaniyamma
Best DirectorPrema KaranthPhaniyamma
Best ActorGirish Karnad Ananda Bhairavi
Best ActressSuhasiniBenkiyalli Aralida Hoovu

Special Jury Award

NameFilm
Actress RevathiMan Vasanai
(Tamil)
Special Jury Awards (1984)-Filmfare South

Lifetime Achievement Award

NameOccupation
S. P. BalasubrahmanyamActor, Singer, Composed
(in 1984)
Filmfare Lifetime Achievement (South) 1984

Most Awards-31st Filmfare Awards South (1984)

  • Film Sagara Sangamam won three awards. 
    • The film won Best Director (Telugu), Best Actress (Telugu), and Best Actor (Telugu).
    • K. Viswanath won the Best Director (Telugu) Award.
    • Kamal Haasan won the Best Actor Award (Telugu).
    • Jaya Prada won the Best Actress Award (Telugu).
  • Film Phaniyamma won two awards.
    • The film won Best Film (Kannada) and Best Director (Kannada).
    • Prema Karan won the Best Director (Kannada) Award.

Highlights (31st Filmfare Awards South)

  • Special Filmfare Award was given to Actress Revathi for the Tamil Language film Man Vasanai.
    • Revathi is the screen name of Asha Kelunni.
    • Special Award was not given for the last five years from 1979 to 1983
  • Filmfare introduced Lifetime Achievement Award in the 31st Filmfare Awards South (1984).
  • Mann Vasanai won the Best Film Award (Tamil).
    • Neti Bharatham won the Best Film Award (Telugu).
    • Koodevide won the Best Film Award (Malayalam).
    • Phaniyamma won the Best Film Award (Kannada).
  • A. Jagannathan won the Best Director (Tamil) Award for the film Vellai Roja.
  • K. Viswanath Rao won the Best Director Award (Telugu) for the film Sagara Sangamam.
    • K. Vishwanath won the Best Director (Telugu) Award for the 2nd consecutive year.
    • He won the Best Director Award (Telugu) for the film Subhalekha in the 30h Filmfare Awards South (1983).
  • Bharath Gopi won the Best Director Award (Malayalam) for the film Kattathe Kilikkoodu.
  • Prema Karanth won the Best Director Award (Kannada) for the film Phaniyamma.
  • K. Bhagyaraj won the Best Actor Award (Tamil) for the film Mundhanai Mudichu.
  • Kamal Haasan won the Best Actor Award (Telugu) for the film Sagara Sangamam.
  • Bharath Gopi won the Best Actor Award (Malayalam) for the film Kattathe Kilikkoodu.
    • Bharath Gopi won the Best Actor (Malayalam) for the 2nd consecutive year.
    • He won the Best Actor Award (Malayalam) for the film Ormakkayi in the 30h Filmfare Awards South (1983).
  • Girish Karnad won his first Best Actor (Kannada) Award for the film Ananda Bhairavi.
  • Lakshmi won the Best Actress Award (Tamil) for the film Unmaigal.
    • Earlier Lakshmi won Best Actress (Tamil) and Best Actress (Malayalam) in the 22nd Filmfare Awards South (1975).
    • She became the 2nd Actress to win the Best Actress Award for different language films in a single year.
    • Jayalalithaa is the first Actor (Male or Female) to win the Best Actress Award for different language films in a single year.
    • She won Best Actress (Tamil) and Best Actress (Telugu) in the 20th Filmfare Awards South (1973).
  • Jaya Prada won the Best Actress Award (Telugu) for the film Sagara Sangamam.
  • Seema won the Best Actress (Malayalam) for the film Aaroodam.
  • Suhasini won the Best Actress Award (Kannada) for the film Benkiyalli Aralida Hoovu.

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