48th Filmfare Awards South (2001)

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The 48th Filmfare Awards South (2001) is a segment of the annual Filmfare Awards South. The ceremony was held in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India on 07 April 2001.

Post Content:

  1. Venue
  2. About Filmfare Awards South
  3. Introduction of Filmfare Awards South
  4. Introduction of New Categories
  5. List of Winners-48th Filmfare Awards South
  6. Most Awards
  7. Special Jury Award
  8. Filmfare Awards for Best Female Debut-South
  9. Filmfare Awards for Best Male Debut-South
  10. Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer-South
  11. Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer-South
  12. Filmfare Award for Best Choreographer-South
  13. Filmfare Awards for Best Art Director-South
  14. Lifetime Achievement Award
  15. Highlights
  16. Technical Awards

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.

The 48th Filmfare Awards at Lalitha Kala Thoranam, Public Gardens, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India on 07 April 2001.

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).

Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut-South was introduced in the 48th Filmfare Awards South (2001). Earlier the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut-South was introduced in the 45th Filmfare Awards-South (1998).

List of Winners-48th Filmfare Awards South (2001)

Winners of Tamil Cinema Awards

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmKalaipuli S. Thanu (Producer)Kandukondain Kandukondain
Best DirectorRajeev MenonKandukondain Kandukondain
Best ActorKamal HaasanHey Ram
Best ActressJyothikaKushi
Best Music DirectorA. R. RahmanAlaipayuthey

Nominees and Winners of Telugu Cinema Awards

+ indicates winner

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Film+Ramoji Rao
(Producer)
Nuvve Kavali
M. V. LakshmiKshemanga Velli Labhanga Randi
D. Suresh BabuKalisundam Raa
Shyam PrasadChirunavvutho
Best Director+K. Vijaya Bhaskar Nuvve Kavali
E. V. V. SatyanarayanaChala Bagundi
TejaChitram
Uday ShankarKalisundam Raa
Best Actor+VenkateshJayam Manade Raa
Best Actress+Richa PallodNuvve Kavali
Best Music Director+Mani Sharma Chirunavvutho
Vandemataram SrinivasDevullu
S. A. RajkumarKalisundam Raa
KotiNuvve Kavali

Winners of Malayalam Cinema Awards

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmJayaraj (Producer)Karunam
Best DirectorJayarajKarunam
Best ActorMammoottyArayannangalude Veedu
Best ActressSamyuktha Varma Mazha
Best Music DirectorMohan SitharaJoker

Winners of Kannada Cinema Awards

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best FilmSarovar Sanjeev RaoSparsha
Best DirectorSunil Kumar DesaiSparsha
Best ActorVishnuvardhanYajamana
Best ActressSudharaniSparsha
Best Music DirectorHamsalekhaPreethse

Special Jury Award

NameFilm
Venkatesh
(Actor)
Kalsudam Raa
(Telugu)
Filmfare South-Special Award 2001

Lifetime Achievement Award

NameOccupation
SheelaActress
D. RamanaiduFilm Producer
Filmfare Lifetime Achievement (South) 2001

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.
  • Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut-South was not given this year.

Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut-South

  • Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut-South was first introduced in the 48th Filmfare Awards-South (2001).
  • R. Madhavan became the first winner of the award.
  • He won the award for the Tamil language film Alaipayuthey.

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. 
  • Sriram Prabhu M won the Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer-South in the 48th Filmfare Awards South (2001).
  • He won the award for the song “Ekkada Vunna Pakkana Nuvve Vunat Untundi” from the Telugu language film Nuvve Kavali.

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.
  • P.C. Sreeram won the Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer-South in the 48th Filmfare Awards South (2001).
  • He won the award for the Tamil language film Alaipayuthey.

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.
  • Raghava Lawrence won the Award for the Telugu language film Annayya in the 48th Filmfare Awards (2001).

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 48th Filmfare Awards South (2001).  

Most Awards-48th Filmfare Awards South (2001)

FilmLanugageAwards
Nuvve KavaliTelugu3
SparshaKannada3
KarunamMalayalam2
Kandukondain KandukondainTamil2
Most Awards 48th Filmfare Awards South (2001)
  • Kannada language film Sparsha and Telugu language film Nuvve Kavali won the most awards in the 48th Filmfare Awards South (2001).
  • Nuvve Kavali won Best Film (Telugu), Best Director (Telugu), and Best Actress (Telugu).
    • K. Vijaya Bhaskar won the Best Director (Telugu).
    • Richa Pallod won the Best Actress (Telugu).
  • Kannada film Sparsha also won three (3) awards.
    • The film won Best Film (Kannada), Best Director (Kannada), and Best Actress.
    • Sunil Kumar Desai won the Best Director (Kannada).
    • Sudharani won the Best Actress (Kannada).
  • Tamil film Kandukondain Kandukondain won two awards.
    • The film won Best Film (Tamil) and Best Director (Tamil).
    • Rajeev Menon won the Best Actor (Tamil).
  • Malayalam language film Karunam also won two (2)  awards.
    • The film won Best Film and Best Director.
    • Jayaraj won the Best Director (Malayalam).

Highlights-48th Filmfare Awards South

  • Actor Venkatesh received the Special Filmfare Award-South for the Telugu language film Kalsudam Raa.
    • 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 Sheela and Film Producer D. Ramanaidu the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award South in the 48th Filmfare Awards South (2001).
  • Film Kandukondain Kandukondain won the Best Film (Tamil) Award.
    • The film won two awards including Best Director.
    • Rajeev Menon won the Best Director (Tamil) award.
  • Film Nuvve Kavali won the Best Film (Telugu) Award.
    • The film won three (3) awards including Best Director and Best Actress.
    • K. Vijaya Bhaskar won the Best Director (Telugu) award.
    • Richa Pallod won the Best Actress (Telugu) award.
  • Film Karunam won the Best Film (Malayalam) Award.
    • The film won two awards including Best Director.
    • Jayaraj won the Best Director (Malayalam) award.
  • Film Sparsha won the Best Film (Kannada) Award.
    • The film won three (3) awards including Best Director, Best Actress, Best Music Director.
    • Sunil Kumar Desai won the Best Director (Kannada).
    • Sudharani won the Best Actress (Kannada).
  • Rajeev Menon won the Best Director (Tamil) for the film Kandukondain Kandukondain.
    • K. Vijaya Bhaskar won the Best Director (Telugu) Award for the film Nuvve Kavali.
    • Jayaraj won the Best Director (Malayalam) Award for the film Karunam.
    • Sunil Kumar Desai won the Best Director Award (Kannada) for the film Sparsha.
  • Kamal Haasan won the Best Actor (Tamil) Award for the film hey Ram.
    • Venkatesh won the Best Actor (Telugu) Award for the film Jayam Manade Raa.
    • Mammootty won the Best Actor (Malayalam) Award for the film Arayannangalude Veedu.
    • Vishnuvardhan won the Best Actor (Kannada) for the film Yajamana.
  • Jyothika won the Best Actress (Tamil) Award for the film Kushi.
    • Richa Pallod won the Best Actress Award (Telugu) for the filmNuvve Kavali.
    • Samyuktha Varma won the Best Actress (Malayalam) Award for the film Mazha.
    • Sudharani won the Best Actress (Kannada) for the film Kanooru Heggadith.
  • A.R. Rahman won Best Music Director (Tamil) for the film Alaipayuthey in the 48th Filmfare Awards (2001).
  • Mani Sharma won the Best Music Director (Telugu) for the film Chirunavvutho.
  • Mohan Sithara won the Best Music Director (Malayalam) Award for the film Joker.
  • Hamsalekha won the Best Music Director (Kannada) Award for the film Preethse.
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