45th Filmfare Awards South (1998)

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The 45th Filmfare Awards South (1998) is a segment of the annual Filmfare Awards South. The ceremony was held at Madras (now Chennai), Tamiln Nadu, India on 13 June 1998.

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-45th Filmfare Awards South
  7. Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer-South
  8. Most Awards
  9. Special Jury Award
  10. Lifetime Achievement Award
  11. Highlights
  12. Bollywood Celebrities

Show Host

Raajeshwari Sachdev hosted the 44th Filmfare Awards South (1997).

Former Actress Heera Rajgopal and VJ Karthik jointly hosted the 43rd Filmfare Awards South (1996).

Earlier actress Priya Raman hosted the show for three consecutive years. She hosted the 39th, 40th, and 41st Filmfare Awards South.

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 44th Filmfare South (1996) was held at the Ravindra Bharati Auditorium, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh on 30 August 1997. This was the first time when Filmfare Awards South were held outside Bombay/Mumbai or Madras/Chennai.

However, the 45th Filmfare Awards South (1998) were again held at Mammoth Kamraj Hall, Madras (now Chennai) on 13 June 1998.

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).

Four new categories were introduced in the 45th Filmfare Awards South (1998).

  • Filmfare Award South for Best Cinematography.
  • Filmfare Award South for Best Choreography.
  • Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut South.
  • Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer-South.

List of Winners-45th Filmfare Awards South (1998)

Winners of Tamil Cinema Awards

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmHenry (Producer)Bharathi Kannamma
Best DirectorCheranBharathi Kannamma
Best ActorR. SarathkumarSuryavamsam
Best ActressMeenaBharathi Kannamma
Best Music DirectorA. R. RahmanMinsara Kanavu

Winners of Telugu Cinema Awards

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmV. Doraswamy Raju
(Producer)
Annamayya
Best DirectorK. Raghavendra RaoAnnamayya
Best ActorAkkineni NagarjunaAnnamayya
Best ActressVijayashantiOsey Ramulamma
Best Music DirectorVandemataram SrinivasOsey Ramulamma

Winners of Malayalam Cinema Awards

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmPuthoor Narayanan Nair (Producer)Bhoothakkannadi
N. Krishnakumar (Producer)
V. Mani (Producer)
Best DirectorJayarajKaliyattam
Best ActorMammoottyBhoothakkannadi
Best ActressManju WarrierKaliyattam
Best Music DirectorKaithapram Damodaran NamboothiriKaliyattam

Winners of Kannada Cinema Awards

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmBharathi Devi (Producer)Amrutha Varshini
Best DirectorT. S. NagabharanaNagamandala
Best ActorRamesh AravindAmrutha Varshini
Best ActressVijayalakshmiNagamandala
Best Music DirectorDevaAmrutha Varshini

Special Jury Award

The Filmfare Special Award South was not awarded in the 45th Filfmare Awards South (1998).

Lifetime Achievement Award

NameOccupation
Sistala JanakiSinger
Nedumudi Venu
(Keshavan Venugopal)
Actor
Filmfare Lifetime Achievement (South) 1998

Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer-South

  • Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer-South was first introduced in the 45th Filmfare Awards-South (1998).
  • Mano won the award for the Song “Rukuruku Rukmini” from the Telugu language film Pelli.

Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer-South

  • Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer South was first introduced in the 45th Filmfare Awards-South (1998).
    • Santosh Sivan won the award for the Tamil language film Iruvar. 

Filmfare Award for Best Dance Choreographer-South

  • Filmfare Award for Best Dance Choreographer South was first introduced in the 45th Filmfare Awards-South (1998).
    • Brinda Master won the award for the Telugu language film Preminchukundam Raa. 

Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut-South

  • Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut-South was first introduced in the 45th Filmfare Awards-South (1998).
    • Simran Bagga won the award for the Tamil language films Nerukku Ner, Once More, and VIP..

Most Awards-45th Filmfare Awards South (1998)

FilmLanugageAwards
Bharathi KannammaTamil3
AnnamayyaTelugu3
KaliyattamMalayalam3
Amrutha VarshiniKannada3
Osey RamulammaTelugu2
BhoothakkannadiMalayalam2
Most Awards 45th Filmfare Awards South (1998)
  • Three films won the most awards (3) each.
  • Kannada Language film Amrutha Varshini won three (3) awards.
    • The film won Best Film (Kannada), Best Actress (Kannada), and Best Music Director (Kannada).
    • Ramesh Aravind won the Best Actor (Kannada).
    • Deva won the Best Music Awards (Kannada).
  • Telugu language film Annamayya won three (3) awards.
    • The film won Best Film (Telugu), Best Director (Telugu), and Best Actor (Telugu).
    • K. Raghavendra Rao won the Best Director (Telugu).
    • Akkineni Nagarjuna won the Best Actor (Telugu).
  • Malayalam language film Kaliyattam won three (3) awards.
    • The film won Best Director (Malayalam), Best Actress (Malayalam), and Best Music Director (Malayalam).
    • Jayaraj won the Best Director (Malayalam).
    • Manju Warrier won the Best Actress (Malayalam).
    • Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri won the Best Music Director (Malayalam).
  • Malayalam language film Bhoothakkannadi won two (2) awards.
    • The film won Best Film (Malayalam) and Best Actor (Malayalam).
    • Mammootty won the Best Actor (Malayalam).
  • Telugu language film Osey Ramulamma also won two (2) awards.
    • The film won Best Actress and Best Music Director.
    • Vijayashanti won the Best Actress (Telugu).
    • Vandemataram Srinivas won Best Music Director (Telugu).

Highlights (45th Filmfare Awards South)

  • The Special Filmfare Award was not given for the 2nd consecutive year.
    • Earlier the Filmfare Special Award South was not given from 1987 to 1995.
    • The award was presented after nine years in 1996. Akhil Akkineni received the award as a Child Artist in the 43rd Filmfare Awards South (1996).
  • Sistala Janaki (Singer) and Nedumudi Venu received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award South in 45th Filmfare Awards South (1998).
  • Film Bharathi Kannamma won the Best Film (Tamil) Award.
    • The film won three awards including Best Director and Best Actress.
  • Film Annamayya won the Best Film (Telugu) Award.
    • The film also won three (3) awards including Best Director and Best Actor.
  • Film Bhoothakkannadi won the Best Film (Malayalam) Award.
    • The film also won two awards including Best Actor (Malayalam).
  • Film Amrutha Varshini won the Best Film (Kannada) Award.
    • The film won three (3) awards including Best Director and Best Actress
  • Cheran won the Best Director (Tamil) Award for the film Bharathi Kannamma.
  • K. Raghavendra Rao won the Best Director (Telugu) Award for the film Annamayya.
  • Jayaraj won the Best Director (Malayalam) Award for the film Kaliyattam.
  • T. S. Nagabharana won the Best Director Award (Kannada) for the film Nagamandala.
    • T.S. Nagabharana won the Best Director (Kannada) for the 2nd consecutive year.
    • He won the Best Director Award (Kannada) for the film Janumada Jodi in the 44th Filmfare Awards South (1997).
  • R. Sarathkumar won the Best Actor (Tamil) Award for the film Suryavamsam.
    • Akkineni Nagarjuna won the Best Actor (Telugu) Award for the film Annamayya.
    • Mammootty won the Best Actor (Malayalam) Award for the film Bhoothakkannadi.
    • Ramesh Aravind won the Best Actor (Kannada) for the film Arutha Varshini.
  • Meena won the Best Actress (Tamil) Award for the film Bharathi Kannamma.
  • Vijayashanti won the Best Actress Award (Telugu) for the film Osey Ramulamma.
  • Manju Warrier won the Best Actress (Malayalam) Award for the film Kaliyattam.
    • Manju Warrier won the Best Actress (Malayalam) for the 2nd consecutive year. 
    •  She won the Best Actress (Malayalam) Award for the film Ee Puzhayum Kadannu in the 44th Filmfare Awards South (1997).
  • Vijayalakshmi won the Best Actress (Kannada) for the film Nagamandala.
  • A.R. Rahman won Best Music Director (Tamil) for the film Minsara Kanavu in the 45th Filmfare Awards (1998).
  • Vandemataram Srinivas won the Best Music Director (Telugu) for the film Osey Ramulamma.
  • Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri won the Best Music Director (Malayalam) Award for the film Kaliyattam.
    • Kaithapram Damodaran Namboothiri won the Best Music Director (Kannada) for the 2nd consecutive year.
    •  He won the Best Music Director (Malayalam) Award for the film Desadanam in the 44th Filmfare Awards South (1997). 
  • Deva won the Best Music Director (Kannada) Award for the film Amrutha Varshini.

Bollywood celebrities at 45th Filmfare Awards South (1998)

Some Bollywood celebrities were invited to the 45th Filmfare Awards (1998). Here is the list of some of the awards presented by Bollywood celebrities:

  • R. Sarathkumar received the Best Actor (Tamil) from Bollywood Actresses Rekha and Karisma Kapoor.
  • Akkineni Nagarjuna received Best Actor (Telugu) from Bollywood celebrities, Akshay Kumar and Tabu.
  • Ramesh Aravind received Best Actor (Kannada) from Bollywood Producer Boney Kapoor.
  • Dulquer Salman received Best Actor (Malayalam) from South and Bollywood Actress Sridevi.
  • Meena won the Best Actress (Tamil). Her father received the award from South and Bollywood Actress Jaya Prada.
  • Manju Warrier received Best Actress (Malayalam) from Bollywood Actress Sonali Bendre.
  • Vijayalakshmi received Award from Bollywood Actress Shilpa Shetty.
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