47th Filmfare Awards South (2000)

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The 47th Filmfare Awards South (2000) is a segment of the annual Filmfare Awards South. The ceremony was held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India on 22 April June 2000.

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-47th Filmfare Awards South
  7. Most Awards
  8. Special Jury Award
  9. Lifetime Achievement Award
  10. Highlights
  11. Technical Awards

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.

However, the 47th Filmfare Awards South (2000) was held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India on 22 April 2000.

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-47th Filmfare Awards South (2000)

Winners of Tamil Cinema Awards

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmA. Kandasamy (Producer)Sethu
Best DirectorBalaSethu
Best ActorAjith KumarVaalee
Best ActressRamya Krishnan Padayappa
Best Music DirectorA. R. RahmanMudhalvan

Winners of Telugu Cinema Awards

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmR. B. Choudary
(Producer)
Raja
Best DirectorB. GopalSamarasimha Reddy
Best ActorChiranjeevi Sneham Kosam
Best ActressSoundaryaRaja
Best Music DirectorS. A. RajkumarRaja

Winners of Malayalam Cinema Awards

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmP. V. Gangadharan (Producer)Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal
Best DirectorShyamaprasadAgnisakshi
Best ActorMohanlalVanaprastham
Best ActressManju Warrier Pathram
Best Music DirectorVidyasagarNiram

Winners of Kannada Cinema Awards

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmShilpa Srinivas (Producer)Upendra
Best DirectorUpendraUpendra
Best ActorShiva RajkumarA.K.47
Best ActressTaraKanooru Heggadithi
Best Music DirectorK. KalyanChandramukhi Pranasakhi

Special Jury Award

NameFilm
Vikram
(Actor)
Sethu
Filmfare South-Special Award 2000

Lifetime Achievement Award

NameOccupation
Pandari BaiActress
SundaramDance Choreographer
Filmfare Lifetime Achievement (South) 2000

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.
  • Jyothika won the Best Filmfare Debut-South in the 47th Filmfare Awards South (2000).
  • She won the award for Tamil language films Vaalee.

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.
  • Vasundhara Das won the Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer-South in the 47th Filfmare Awards South (2000).
  • She won the award for the song “Shakalaka Baby” from the Tamil language film Mudhalvan. 

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.
  • Santosh Sivan also won the Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer-South in the 47th Filmfare Awards South (2000).
  • He won the award for the Malayalam language film Vanaprastham.

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.
  • Chinni Prakash won the Award for the Tamil language film Mudhalvan in the 47th Filmfare Awards (2000).

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.
  • Filmfare Award for Best Art Director-South was not awarded in the 47th Filmfare Awards South (2000).  

Most Awards-47th Filmfare Awards South (2000)

FilmLanugageAwards
RajaTelugu3
UpendraKannada2
SethuTamil2
Most Awards 47th Filmfare Awards South (2000)
  • Telugu language film Raja won the most awards in the 47th Filmfare Awards South (2000).
    • The film won Best Film (Telugu), Best Actress (Telugu), and Best Music Director (Telugu).
    • Soundarya won the Best Actor (Telugu).
    • S.A. Rajkumar won the Best Music Director (Telugu).
  • Kannada film Upendra won two (2) awards.
    • The film won Best Film (Kannada) and Best Director (Kannada).
    • Upendra Rao won the Best Director (Kannada).
  • Tamil language film Sethu also won two (2)  awards.
    • The film won Best Film and Best Director.
    • Bala won the Best Director (Tamil).

Highlights (47th Filmfare Awards South)

  • Actor Vikram received the Special Filmfare Award-South.
    • The award was not given for the last 1997 and 1998. 
    • 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).
  • Actress Pandari Bai and Dance Choreographer Sundaramreceived the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award South in the 47th Filmfare Awards South (2000).
  • Film Sethu won the Best Film (Tamil) Award.
    • The film won two awards including Best Director.
    • Bala won the Best Director (Tamil).
  • Film Raja won the Best Film (Telugu) Award.
    • The film won three (3) awards including Best Actress and Best Music Director (Telugu).
    • Soundarya won the Best Actress (Telugu)
  • Film Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal won the Best Film (Malayalam) Award.
  • Film Upendra won the Best Film (Kannada) Award.
    • The film won two (2) awards including Best Director.
    • Upendra Rao won the Best Director (Kannada).
  • Bala won the Best Director (Tamil) Award for the film Sethu.
    • B. Gopal won the Best Director (Telugu) Award for the film Samarasimha Reddy.
    • Shyamaprasad won the Best Director (Malayalam) Award for the film Agnisakshi.
    • Upendra Rao won the Best Director Award (Kannada) for the film Upendra.
  • Ajith Kumar won the Best Actor (Tamil) Award for the film Vaalee.
    • Chiranjeevi won the Best Actor (Telugu) Award for the film Sneham Kosam.
    • Mohanlal won the Best Actor (Malayalam) Award for the film Vanaprastham.
    • Shiva Rajkumar won the Best Actor (Kannada) for the film A.K.47.
  • Ramya Krishnan won the Best Actress (Tamil) Award for the film Padayappa.
  • Soundarya won the Best Actress Award (Telugu) for the film Raja in the 47th Filmfare Awards South (2000).
    • Soundarya won the Best Actress (Telugu) for the 2nd consecutive year.
    • She won the Best Actress Award (Telugu) for the film Antahpuram in the 46th Filmfare Awards South (1999).
  • Manju Warrier won the Best Actress (Malayalam) Award for the film Pathram in the 47th Filmfare Awards South (2000).
  • Tara won the Best Actress (Kannada) for the film Kanooru Heggadith.
  • A.R. Rahman won Best Music Director (Tamil) for the film Mudhalvan in the 47th Filmfare Awards (2000).
  • S. A. Rajkumar won the Best Music Director (Telugu) for the film Raja.
  • Vidyasagar won the Best Music Director (Malayalam) Award for the film Niram in the 47th Filmfare Awards South (2000).
    • Vidyasagar won the Best Music Director (Malayalam) for the 2nd consecutive year.
    • He won the Best Music Director (Malayalam) Award for the film Summer in Bethlehem in the 46th Filmfare Awards (1999).
  • K. Kalyan won the Best Music Director (Kannada) Award for the film Chandramukhi Pranasakhi.
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