46th Filmfare Awards South (1999)

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The 46th Filmfare Awards South (1999) is a segment of the annual Filmfare Awards South. The ceremony was held at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India on 24 April June 1999.

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-46th Filmfare Awards South
  7. Most Awards
  8. Special Jury Award
  9. Lifetime Achievement Award
  10. Highlights
  11. Technical Awards
  12. Filmfare Awards for Best Female Debut-South
  13. Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer-South
  14. Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer-South
  15. Filmfare Award for Best Choreographer-South
  16. Filmfare Awards for Best Art Director-South

Show Host

G. Sivakumar Reddy hosted the 46th Filmfare Awards South (1999).

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.

The 46th Filmfare Awards South (1999) were held at Lalitha Kala Thoranam, Public Gardens, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India on 24 April 1999.

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.

Filmfare Award for Best Art Director-South was introduced in the 46th Filmfare Awards South (1999).

List of Winners-46th Filmfare Awards South (1999)

Winners of Tamil Cinema Awards

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmA. M. Rathnam (Producer)Natpukkaga
Best DirectorCheranDesiya Geetham
Best ActorR. SarathkumarNatpukkaga
Best ActressKausalyaPooveli
Best Music DirectorA. R. RahmanJeans

Winners of Telugu Cinema Awards

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmP. Kiran
(Producer)
Antahpuram
Best DirectorP. KiranAntahpuram
Best ActorVenkatesh Ganesh
Best ActressSoundaryaAntahpuram
Best Music DirectorMani SharmaChoodalani Vundi

Winners of Malayalam Cinema Awards

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmC.Karunakaran (Producer)Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala
Best DirectorSreenivasanChinthavishtayaya Shyamala
Best ActorBalachandra MenonSamaantharangal
Best ActressManju Warrier Kanmadam
Best Music DirectorVidyasagarSummer in Bethlehem

Winners of Kannada Cinema Awards

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmJaimala (Producer)Thaayi Saheba
Best DirectorGirish KasaravalliThaayi Saheba
Best ActorRamesh AravindHoomale
Best ActressJaimalaThaayi Saheba
Best Music DirectorHamsalekhaYaare Neenu Cheluve

Special Jury Award

NameFilm
Ramoji RaoFor outstanding contribution to South Indian Cinema
Filmfare South-Special Award 1999

Lifetime Achievement Award

NameOccupation
LakshmiActress
Allu RamalingaiahActor
Filmfare Lifetime Achievement (South) 1999

Technical Awards

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 became the first winner of the award.
  • She won the award for the Tamil language films Nerukku Ner, Once More, and VIP.
  • Isha Koppikar received the Best Filmfare Debut-South in the 46th Filmfare Awards South (1999).
  • She won the award for Tamil language films Kadhal Kavithai and En Swasa Kaatre.

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.
  • Vandemataram Srinivas won the award for the Song “Priyurale” from the Telugu language film Aahaa in the 46th Filmfare Awards-South (1999).

Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer-South

  • Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer-South was first introduced in the 45th Filmfare Awards-South (1998).
  • Santosh Sivan became the first winner of the Award.
  • He won the award for the Tamil language film Iruvar.
  • The award was not given in the 46th Filmfare Awards (1999).

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 became the first person to received the award
  • She won the award for the Telugu language film Preminchukundam Raa.
  • Suchitra Chandrabose won the Award for the Telugu language film Ooyala in the 46th Filmfare Awards (1999).

Filmfare Award for Best Art Director-South

  • Filmfare Award for Best Art Director South was first introduced in the 46th Filmfare Awards-South (1999).
  • Thotta Tharani won the award for the Telugu language film Choodalani Vundi. 

Most Awards-46th Filmfare Awards South (1999)

FilmLanugageAwards
AntahpuramTelugu3
Thaayi SahebaKannada3
NatpukkagaTamil2
Chinthavishtayaya ShyamalaMalayalam2
Most Awards 46th Filmfare Awards South (1999)
  • Two films won the most awards (3) each.
  • Telugu language film Antahpuram won three (3) awards.
    • The film won Best Film (Telugu), Best Director (Telugu), and Best Actress (Telugu).
    • P. Kiran won the Best Director (Telugu).
    • Soundarya won the Best Actor (Telugu).
  • Kannada film Thaayi Saheba won three (3) awards.
    • The film won Best Film (Kannada), Best Director (Kannada), and Best Actress (Kannada).
    • Girish Kasaravalli won the Best Director (Kannada).
    • Jaimala won the Best Actress (Kannada).
  • Malayalam language film Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala won two (2) awards.
    • The film won Best Film (Malayalam) and Best Director (Malayalam).
    • Sreenivasan won the Best Director (Malayalam).
  • Tamil language film Natpukkaga also won two (2) awards.
    • The film won Best Film and Best Actor.
    • R. Sarathkumar won the Best Actor (Tamil).

Highlights (46th Filmfare Awards South)

  • Ramoji Rao received the Special Filmfare Award-South.
    • The award was not given for the last two years. 
    • Earlier the Filmfare Special Award South was also not given from 1987 to 1995.
    • Thereafter, 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).
  • Allu Ramalingaiah (Comedian) and Lakshmi (Actress) received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award South in the 46th Filmfare Awards South (1999).
  • Film Natpukkaga won the Best Film (Tamil) Award.
    • The film won two awards including Best Actor.
  • Film Antahpuram won the Best Film (Telugu) Award.
    • The film won three (3) awards including Best Director and Best Actress.
  • Film Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala won the Best Film (Malayalam) Award.
    • The film also won two awards including Best Director (Malayalam).
  • Film Thaayi Saheba 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 Desiya Geetham.
    • Cheran won the Best Director (Tamil) Award for the 2nd consecutive year.
    • He won the Best Director (Tamil) Award for the film Bharathi Kannamma in the 45th Filmfare Awards South (1998).
  • P. Kiran Rao won the Best Director (Telugu) Award for the film Antahpuram.
  • Sreenivasan won the Best Director (Malayalam) Award for the film Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala.
  • Girish Kasaravalli won the Best Director Award (Kannada) for the film Thaayi Saheba.
  • R. Sarathkumar won the Best Actor (Tamil) Award for the film Natpukkaga.
    • R. Sarathkumar won the Best Actor (Tamil) for the 2nd consecutive year.
    • He won the Best Actor (Tamil) Award for the film Suryavamsam in the 45th Filmfare Awards South (1998).
  • Venkatesh won the Best Actor (Telugu) Award for the film Ganesh.
  • Balachandra Menon won the Best Actor (Malayalam) Award for the film Samaantharangal.
  • Ramesh Aravind won the Best Actor (Kannada) for the film Hoomale.
    • Ramesh Aravind won the Best Actor (Kannada) Award for the 2nd consecutive year.
    • He won the Best Actor (Kannada) for the film Arutha Varshini in the 45th Filmfare Awards South (1998).
  • Kausalya won the Best Actress (Tamil) Award for the film Pooveli.
  • Soundarya won the Best Actress Award (Telugu) for the film Antahpuram.
  • Manju Warrier won the Best Actress (Malayalam) Award for the film Kanmadam in the 46th Filmfare Awards South (1999).
    • Manju Warrier won the Best Actress (Malayalam) for the 3rd consecutive year. 
    • Manju Warrier won the Best Actress (Malayalam) Award for the film Ee Puzhayum Kadannu in the 44th Filmfare Awards South (1997).
    • She also won the Best Actress (Malayalam) Award for the film Kaliyattam in the 45th Filmfare Awards South (1998).
    • Jaimala won the Best Actress (Kannada) for the film Thaayi Saheba in the 46th Filmfare Awards (South) 1999.
    • Jaimala won the Best Actress (Kannada) for the 2nd consecutive year. 
    • She won the Best Actress (Kannada) for the film Nagamandala in the 45th Filmfare Awards South (1998).
  • A.R. Rahman won Best Music Director (Tamil) for the film Jeans in the 46th Filmfare Awards (1999).
  • Mani Sharma won the Best Music Director (Telugu) for the film Choodalani Vundi.
  • Vidyasagar won the Best Music Director (Malayalam) Award for the film Summer in Bethlehem.
  • Hamsalekha won the Best Music Director (Kannada) Award for the film Yaare Neenu Cheluve.
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