42nd Filmfare Awards South (1995)

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The 42nd Filmfare Awards South (1995) is a segment of the annual Filmfare Awards South. The ceremony was held in Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu 23 September 1995.

Post Content:

  1. Show Host
  2. Venue
  3. About Filmfare Awards South
  4. Introduction of Filmfare Awards South
  5. Introduction of New Categories
  6. List of Winners-42nd Filmfare Awards South
  7. Most Awards
  8. Special Jury Award
  9. Lifetime Achievement Award
  10. Highlights
  11. Bollywood Celebritis-Filfmare Awards South

Show Host

Actress Priya Raman hosted the 42nd Filmfare Awards South (1995). She hosted the show for the 3rd consecutive year.

Manikchand 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 42nd Filmfare South (1995) was held at the Kamaraj Hall, Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu on 23 September 1995.

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-42nd Filmfare Awards South (1995)

Winners of Tamil Cinema Awards

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmBharathiraja (Producer)Karuththamma
Best DirectorShankarKadhalan
Best ActorR. SarathkumarNattamai
Best ActressRevathiPriyanka
Best Music DirectorA. R. RahmanKadhalan

Winners Telugu Cinema Awards

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmP.V.V.S.N.Murthy
(Producer)
Aame
G. Nirmala Reddy (Producer)
Best DirectorS.V. Krishna ReddyShubha Lagnam
Best ActorRajasekharAnna
Best ActressAamaniShubha Lagnam
Best Music DirectorM M KeeravaniCriminal

Winners of Malayalam Cinema Awards

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmDr. M. M. Ramachandran (Producer)Sukrutham
Best DirectorHariharanParinayam
Best ActorMohanlalPavithram
Best ActressShobhanaThenmavin Kombath
Best Music DirectorBombay RaviParinayam

Winners of Kannada Cinema Awards

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmVizag Raju (Producer)Karulina Koogu
Best DirectorRajendra Singh BabuMahakshathriya
Best ActorVishnuvardhanHaalunda Thavaru
Best ActressShruthiHettha Karulu
Best Music DirectorHamsalekhaHaalunda Thavaru

Special Jury Award

Filmfare Special Award not presented in the 42nd Filmfare Awards South (1995).

Lifetime Achievement Award

NameOccupation
Hrishikesh MukherjeeDirector and Producer
K. VishwanathDirector
K. BalachanderDirector
B. Saroja DeviActress
Soumitra ChatterjeeActor
Madhu
(Madhavan Nair)
Actor
Filmfare Lifetime Achievement (South) 1995

Most Awards-42nd Filmfare Awards South (1995)

  • Tamil language film Kadhalan won two (2) awards.
    • The film won Best Director (Tamil) and Best Music Director (Tamil).
    • Shankar won the Best Director (Tamil).
    • A.R. Rahman won the Best Music Director (Tamil).
  • Telugu language film Shubha Lagnam won two (2) awards.
    • The film won Best Director (Telugu) and Best Actress (Telugu).
    • S.V. Krishna Reddy won the Best Director (Telugu).
    • Aamani won the Best Actress (Telugu).
  • Malayalam language film Parinayam won two (2) awards.
    • The film won Best Director (Malayalam) and Best Music Director (Malayalam).
    • Hariharan won the Best Director (Malayalam).
    • Bombay Ravi won the Best Music Director (Malayalam).
  • Kannada language film Haalunda Thavaru also won two (2) awards.
    • The film won Best Actor (Kannada) and Best Music Director (Kannada).
    • Vishnuvardhan won the Best Actor (Kannada). 
    • Hamsalekha won the Best Music Director (Kannada).

Highlights (42nd Filmfare Awards South)

  • Filmfare Special Award was not given in the 40th Filmfare Awards South (1993).
  • Six celebrities received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award South.
    • This was the first and last time when six persons were given Lifetime Achievement in the same year.
    • Hrishikesh Mukherjee, K. Vishwanath, K. Balachander, B. Saroja Devi, Soumitra Chatterjee, and Madhu (Madhavan Nair) received the award.
  • Film Karuththamma won the Best Film (Tamil) Award.
    • Film Aame won the Best Film (Telugu) Award.
    • Film Sukrutham won the Best Film (Malayalam) Award.
    • Film Karulina Koogu won the Best Film (Kannada) Award.
  • Shankar won the Best Director (Tamil) Award for the film Kadhalan.
    • Shankar won the Best Director (Tamil) for the 2nd consecutive year.
    • He won the Best Director (Tamil) Award for the film Gentleman in the 41st Filmfare Awards South (1994).
  • S.V. Krishna Reddy Rao won the Best Director (Telugu) Award for the film Shubha Lagnam.
  • Hariharan won the Best Director (Malayalam) Award for the film Parinayam.
  • Rajendra Singh Babu won the Best Director Award (Kannada) for the film Mahakshathriya.
    • Rajendra Singh Babu won the Best Filmfare Director (Malayalam) for the 2nd consecutive year.
    • He won the Best Director Award (Kannada) for the film Hoovu Hannu in the 41st Filmfare Awards South (1994).
  • R. Sarathkumar won the Best Actor (Tamil) Award for the film Nattamai.
  • Rajasekhar won the Best Actor (Telugu) Award for the film Anna.
  • Mohanlal won the Best Actor (Malayalam) Award for the film Pavithram.
    • Mohanlal won the Best Actor (Malayalam) for the 2nd consecutive year.
    • He won the Best Actor (Malayalam) Award for the film Devasuram in the 41st Filmfare Awards South (1994).
  • Vishnuvardhan won the Best Actor (Kannada) Award for the film Haalunda Thavaru.
  • Revathi won the Best Actress (Tamil) Award for the film Priyanka.
  • Aamani won the Best Actress Award (Telugu) for the film Shubha Lagnam.
  • Shobhana won the Best Actress (Malayalam) Award for the film Thenmavin Kombath.
  • Shruthi won the Best Actress (Kannada) for the film Hettha Karulu.
  • A.R. Rahman won Best Music Director (Tamil) for the film Kadhalan in the 42nd Filmfare Awards (1995).
  • M. M. Keeravani won the Best Music Director (Telugu) Award for the film Criminal.
    • M. M. Keeravani won the Best Music Director (Telugu) for the 2nd consecutive year.
    • He won the Best Music Director (Telugu) Award for the film Allari Priyudu in the 41st Filmfare Awards South (1994).
  • Bombay Ravi won the Best Music Director (Malayalam) Award for the film Parinayam.
  • Hamsalekha won the Best Music Director (Kannada) Award for the film Haalunda Thavaru.
    • Hamsalekha won the Best Music Director (Kannada) for the 2nd consecutive year.
    • He won the Best Music Director (Kannada) Award for the film Aakasmika.

Bollywood Celebrities at 42nd Filmfare Awards South (1995)

Some Bollywood celebrities were invited to the 42nd Filmfare Awards (1995). Here is the list of some of the awards presented by Bollywood celebrities:

  • Legendary Hrishikesh Mukherjee received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award South from Bollywood Director Shekhar Kapoor.
  • Actor Soumitra Chatterjee received Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award South from Bollywood Actor Nana Patekar.
  • R. Sarathkumar received Best Actor (Tamil) from Bollywood Actress Manisha Koirala.
  • Revathi received Best Actress (Tamil) from Bollywood Actress Shilpa Shetty.
  • Khusbhu received Best Film (Tamil) from Bollywood Actress Sonali Bendre. 
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