40th Filmfare Awards South (1993)

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The 40th Filmfare Awards South (1993) is a segment of the annual Filmfare Awards South. The ceremony was held in Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu 13 October 1993.

Show Host

Actress Priya Raman hosted the 40th Filmfare Awards South (1993). Kalpateak produced the award ceremony. Some Bollywood celebrities were also present at the ceremony.

Venue

Initially, Filmfare Awards South was part of the Filmfare Awards (Hindi Cinema). Therefore, the award ceremonies were held in Bombay (now Mumbai) from 1964 to 1971 in a row.

Filmfare Awards South was held in Chennai for the first time in the year 1972. Moreover, it was the first time when the show was held outside Bombay.

However, the show was again held in Bombay in the years 1973 and 1974. 

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

The 39th Filmfare Awards were also held in Bombay along with Filmfare Awards (Hindi Cinema) on 31 March 1993.

The 40th Filmfare South was held at the Kamaraj Hall, Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu.

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 onward all awards were presented in all four main categories as such Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress.

Best Music Director Award South was introduced in the 38th Filmfare Awards South (1991).

List of Winners of 40th Filmfare Awards South (1993)

Winners of Tamil Cinema Awards

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmK. Balachander (Producer)Roja
Best DirectorK. BalachanderVaaname Ellai
Best ActorKamal HaasanThevar Magan
Best ActressRevathiThevar Magan
Best Music DirectorA. R. RahmanRoja

Winners Telugu Cinema Awards

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmK. Devi Vara Prasad (Producer)Gharana Mogudu
Best DirectorK. VishwanathAapadbandhavudu
Best ActorChiranjeeviAapadbandhavudu
Best ActressRevathiAnkuram
Best Music DirectorK. V. MahadevanSwati Kiranam

Winners of Malayalam Cinema Awards

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmBhavani Hariharan (Producer)Sargam
Best DirectorSibi MalayilSadayam
Best ActorMuraliAadhaaram
Best ActressGeethaAadhaaram
Best Music DirectorBombay RaviSargam

Winners of Kannada Cinema Awards

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmSrihari Khoday (Producer)Mysore Mallige
Best DirectorT. S. NagabharanaMysore Mallige
Best ActorCharuhasanKubi Matthu Iyala
Best ActressSudha RaniMysore Mallige
Best Music DirectorC. AshwathMysore Mallige

Special Jury Award

Filmfare Special Award not presented in the 40th Filmfare Awards South (1993).

Lifetime Achievement Award

NameOccupation
L.V. PrasadProducer & Director
Filmfare Lifetime Achievement (South) 1993

Most Awards-40th Filmfare Awards South (1993)

  • Kannada language film Mysore Mallige won four awards.
    • The film won Best Film (Kannada), Best Director (Kannada), Best Actress (Kannada), and Best Music Director (Kannada).
    • T. S. Nagabharana won the Best Actor (Kannada).
    • Sudha Rani won the Best Actress (Kannada).
    • C. Ashwath won the Best Music Director (Kannada).
  • Tamil language film Thevar Magan won two awards.
    • The film won Best Actor (Tamil) and Best Actress (Tamil).
    • Kamal Haasan won the Best Actor (Tamil).
    • Revathi won the Best Actress (Tamil).
  • Telugu language film Aapadbandhavudu won two awards.
    • The film won Best Director (Telugu) and Best Actor (Telugu)
    • K. Vishwanath won Best Director (Telugu).
    • Chiranjeevi won Best Actor (Telugu).
  • Malayalam language film Sargam won two awards.
    • The film won Best Film (Malayalam) and Best Music Director (Malayalam).
    • Bombay Ravi won the Best Music Director (Malayalam) Award.
  • Another Malayalam language film Aadhaaram won two awards too.
    • The film won Best Actor (Malayalam) and Best Actress (Malayalam).
    • Murali won the Best Actor (Malayalam).
    • Geetha won the Best Actress Malayalam.

Highlights (40th Filmfare Awards South)

  • 39th Filmfare Awards South were held on 31 March 1993 and 40th Filmfare Awards were held on 13 October 1993.
    • It was the only occasion when two Filmfare award ceremonies were held in a single year. 
  • Filmfare Special Award was not given in the 40th Filmfare Awards South (1993).
  • Film Producer & Director L.V. Prasad received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • Film Rok won the Best Film (Tamil) Award.
    • Film Gharana Mogudu won the Best Film (Telugu) Award.
    • Film Sargam won the Best Film (Malayalam) Award.
    • Film Mysore Mallige won the Best Film (Kannada) Award.
  • K. Balachander won the Best Director (Tamil) Award for the film Vaaname Ellai.
  • K. Vishwanath won the Best Director (Telugu) Award for the film Aapadbandhavudu.
  • Sibi Malayil won the Best Director (Malayalam) Award for the film Sadayam.
    • Sibi Malayil won the Best Director (Malayalam) for the 2nd consecutive year.
    • He won the Best Director (Malayalam) Award for the film Bharatham in the 39th Filmfare Awards South.
  • T. S. Nagabharana won the Best Director Award (Kannada) for the film Mysore Mallige.
  • Kamal Haasan won the Best Actor (Tamil) Award for the film Thevar Magan.
    • Kamal Haasan won the Best Actor (Tamil) Award for the 2nd consecutive year.
    • He won the Best Actor (Tamil) Award for the film Guna in the 39th Filmfare Awards South.
  • Chiranjeevi won the Best Actor (Telugu) Award for the film Aapadbandhavudu.
  • Murali won the Best Actor (Malayalam) Award for the film Aadhaaram.
  • Charuhasan won the Best Actor (Kannada) Award for the film Kubi Matthu Iyala.
  • Revathi won the Best Actress (Tamil) Award for the film Thevar Magan.
    • Revathi also won the Best Actress (Telugu) Award for the film Ankuram.
    • Revathi became the 4th Actress to win the Best Actress Award for different language films in a single year
    • Earlier Jayalalithaa won Best Actress (Tamil) and Best Actress (Telugu) in the 20th Filmfare Awards South (1973).
    • Thus, Jayalalithaa became the first Actor (Male or Female) to win the Best Actress Award for different language films in a single year.
    • Thereafter, Lakshmi won Best Actress (Tamil) and Best Actress (Malayalam) in the 22nd Filmfare Awards South (1975).
    • Thus, Lakshmi became the 2nd Actress to win the Best Actress Award for different language films in a single year.
    • Poornima Bhagyaraj also won the Best Actress Award (Malayalam) for the film Olangal in the 30th Filmfare Awards South (1983).
    • Poornima Bhagyaraj became the 3rd Actress to win the Best Actress Award for different language films in a single year.
  • Geetha won the Best Actress Award (Malayalam) for the film Aadhaaram.
  • Sudha Rani won the Best Actress (Kannada) Award for the film Mysore Mallige.
  • A.R. Rahman won his first Best Music Director (Tamil) for the film Roja.
    • K. V. Mahadevan won the Best Music Director (Telugu) Award for the film Swati Kiranam.
    • Bombay Ravi won the Best Music Director (Malayalam) Award for the film Sargam.
    • C. Ashwath won the Best Music Director (Kannada) Award for the film Mysore Mallige.

Bollywood celebrities at 40th Filmfare Awards South (1993)

Many Bollywood celebrities were invited to the 40th Filmfare Awards (1993). Here is the list of some of the awards presented by Bollywood celebrities:

  • L.V. Prasad received Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award South from Bollywood actress Vyjayanthimala.
  • Kamal Haasan received the Best Actor (Tamil) Award from Bollywood Actress Dimple Kapadia.
  • Murli received the Best Actor (Malayalam) Award from Bollywood Actor Chunky Pandey.
  • Revathi received the Best Actress (Tamil) Award from Bollywood Producer & Director Pahlaj Nihalani.
  • Revathi received the Best Actress (Telugu) from Bollywood Actress Reena Roy.

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