49th Filmfare Awards South (2002)

0
1012

The 49th Filmfare Awards South (2002) is a segment of the annual Filmfare Awards South. The ceremony was held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India on 20 April June 2002.

Post Content:

  1. Venue
  2. About Filmfare Awards South
  3. Introduction of Filmfare Awards South
  4. Introduction of New Categories
  5. List of Winners-49th Filmfare Awards South
  6. Most Awards and Nominations
  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. Technical Awards
  16. Awards Highlights

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 award function started to be held in Chennai and Hyderabad in alternate years since the 43rd Filmfare Awards South (1996).

The 49th Filmfare Awards South (2002) were held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India on 20 April 2002.

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).

Three 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.

Two new new categories were introduced in the 46th Filmfare Awards South (1999).

  • Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer-South
  • Filmfare Award for Best Art Director-South.

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-49th Filmfare Awards South (2002)

Nominees and Winners of Tamil Cinema Awards

+ indicates winner

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Film+R. B. Choudary (Producer)Aanandham
Appachan (Producer)Friends
Aroma Mani (Producer)Kasi
Best Director+Cheran Pandavar Bhoomi
BalaNandha
N. LingusamyAanandham
VinayanKasi
Best Actor+VikramKasi
Ajith KumarPoovellam Un Vasam
Kamal HaasanAalavandhan
Best Actress+Laila Nandha
DevayaniAanandham
JyothikaPoovellam Un Vasam
Best Music Director+Harris Jayaraj Minnale
IlaiyarajaKasi
S. A. RajkumarAanandham

Nominees and Winners of Telugu Cinema Awards

+ indicates winner

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Film+P. Kiran
(Producer)
Nuvvu Nenu
A.M. RatnamKushi
N Devi PrasadMurari
Ramalingeswara Rao
Best Director+Teja Nuvvu Nenu
B. GopalNarasimha Naidu
Krishna VamsiMurari
Best Actor+Uday Kiran Nuvvu Nenu
Balakrishna NandamuriNarasimha Naidu
Mahesh BabuMurari
Pawan KalyanKushi
Best Actress+Bhoomika ChawlaKushi
LayaPreminchu
Sonali BendreMurari
SimranNarasimha Naidu
Best Music Director+R. P. Patnaik Nuvvu Nenu
Mani SharmaNarasimha Naidu
Murari

Nominees and Winners of Malayalam Cinema Awards

+ indicates winner

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Film+M. V. Shreyams Kumar (Producer)Meghamalhar
Bose Varghese (Producer)Theerthadanam
C Subramanya Menon (Producer)Uthaman
J Jayaraj (Producer)
Best Director+VinayanKarumadikkuttan
Anil BabuUthaman
KamalMeghamalhar
Best Actor+Jayaram Theerthadanam
Biju MenonMeghamalhar
JayaramUthaman
Best Actress+Samyuktha Varma Meghamalhar
ChippyKattu Vannu Vilichappol
Sindhu MenonUthaman
Best Music Director+Suresh PetersRavanaparabhu
Mohan SitaraIshtam
M. G. RadhakrishnanKattu Vannu Vilichappol

Nominees and Winners of Kannada Cinema Awards

+ indicates winner

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Film+Jai Jagadish (Producer)Kothigalu Saar Kothigalu
+Vijayalakshmi Singh (Producer)
+Dushyanth Singh (Producer)
+Srinidhi (Producer)
K. Mustafa (Producer)Huchcha
Smt. A. Meharunnisa Rehman (Producer)
Ramesh Yadav (Producer)Vaalee
Best Director+Nagathihalli ChandrashekarNanna Preethiya Hudugi
S. MahendarVaalee
Om Prakash RaoHuchcha
Best Actor+SudeepHuchcha
Ramesh AravindKothigalu Saar Kothigalu
VishnuvardhanKotigobba
Best Actress+PremaKanasugara
Rekha VedavyasHuchcha
ShruthiGattimela
Best Music Director+Gurukiran Chithra
Rajesh RamanathHuchcha
Rajesh RamanathVaalee

Special Jury Award

The Filmfare Special Award was not presented in the 49th Filmfare Awards (2002).

Lifetime Achievement Award

NameOccupation
M. S. ViswanathanMusic Director, Singer, Actor
Dasari Narayana RaoFilm Producer and Director
Filmfare Lifetime Achievement (South) 2002

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.
  • Reemma Sen received the award in the 49th Filmfare Awards South (2002) for the Tamil language film Minnale.

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.
  • The Best Male Debut-South was not awarded in the 49th Filmfare Awards (2002).

Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singer-South

  • Filmfare 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.
  • Bombay Jayashri won the Best Playback Singer-South in the 49th Filmfare Awards South (2002).
  • She won the award for the Tamil language film Minnale.

Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer-South

  • Filmfare 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.
  • R. Rathnavelu won the Best Cinematographer-South in the 49th Filmfare Awards South (2002).
  • He won the award for the Tamil language film Nandha.

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 Tamil language film Annayya in the 49th Filmfare Awards (2002).
  • Raghava Lawrence won the Best Choreographer Award for the 2nd consecutive year.
  • He 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 49th Filmfare Awards South (2002) for the 3rd consecutive year.

Most Nominations and Most Awards-49th Filmfare Awards South (2002)

Most Awards-Tamil Cinema

FilmAwardsNominations
Minnale31
Nandha22

Most Nominations-Tamil Cinema

FilmNominationsAwards
Aanandham41
Kasi41
Nandha22
Poovellam Un Vasam20

Highlights-Most Awards and Most Nominations (Tamil Cinema)

  • Tamil language films Aanandham and Kasi won the most awards (4 each) in the 49th Filmfare Awards South (2002).
    • Film Aanandham received four nominations.
    • The film received nominations for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Music Director.
    • Film Aanandham won only one award for the Best Film (Tamil).
  • Film Kasi also received four (4) nominations.
    • The film received nominations for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Music Director.
    • The film won only one (1) award for Best Actor.
    • Vikram won the award for Best Actor (Tamil).
  • Tamil language film Minnale won the most awards (4).
    • Minnale received only one (1) nominations for Best Music Director (Tamil) and won the same.
    • However, the film also won Best Female Debut, Best Female Playback Singer (South) and Filmfare Special Award (South).
    • Hence, Minnale won three (4) awards even after receiving only one (1) nominations.
    • Harris Jayaraj won the award for Best Music Director (Tamil).
    • Bombay Jayshri won the Best Female Playback Singer-South.
    • Actress Reemma Sen won the Special Filmfare Award for the film Minnale.
  • Tamil language film Nandha won the second most awards (2) in the 49th Filmfare Awards (2002). 
    • The film received two (2) nominations and won both of them.
    • Bala won the award for Best Director (Tamil).
    • Laila won the award for Best Actress (Tamil).
  • Tamil language film Poovellam Un Vasam received two (2) nominations.
    • Ajith Kumar received a nomination for Best Actor (Tamil).
    • Jyothika received a nomination for the Best Actress (Tamil).
    • However, the film did not win any awards.

Most Awards-Telugu Cinema

FilmAwardsNominations
Nuvvu Nenu44
Kushi13

Most Nominations-Telugu Cinema

FilmNominationsAwards
Murari50
Nuvvu Nenu44
Narasimha Naidu40
Kushi31

Highlights-Most Awards and Most Nominations (Telugu)

  • Telugu language film Nuvvu Nenu won the most awards (4) in the 49th Filmfare Awards South (2002).
    • Film Nuvvu Nenu received four (4) nominations and won all of them.
    • The film received nominations for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Music Director.
    • Teja won the award for Best Director (Telugu).
    • Uday Kiran won the award for Best Actor (Telugu).
    • R. P. Patnaik won the award for Best Music Director (Telugu).
  • Telugu language film Kushi received three (3) nominations.
    • Pawan Kalyan received a nomination for Best Actor and Bhoomika Chawla received a nomination for Best Actress.
    • The film won only one (1) award.
    • Bhoomika Chawla won the Best Actress (Telugu).
  • Telugu Film Kushi (2001) is a remake of a Tamil film (2000) with the same name.
    • Tamil film Kushi (2000) was also remade in Hindi as Khushi (2003) and in Kannada as Eno Onthara.

Most Awards-Malayalam Cinema

FilmAwardsNominations
Meghamalhar24
Karumadikkuttan11
Ravanaparabhu11
Theerthadanam12

Most Nominations-Malayalam Cinema

FilmNominationsAwards
Meghamalhar42
Uthaman40
Theerthadanam21
Kattu Vannu Vilichappol20

Highlights-Most Awards and Most Nominations (Malayalam Cinema)

  • Malayalam language film Meghamalhar won the most awards (2) in the 49th Filmfare Awards South (2002).
    • Film Meghamalhar received four (4) nominations and won two (2) of them.
    • The film received nominations for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress.
    • The film won awards for Best Film (Malayalam) and Best Actress (Malayalam).
    • Samyuktha Varma won the award for Best Actress (Malayalam).
  • Film Uthaman received four (4) nominations too.
    • The film received nominations for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress
    • However, the film could not win any awards.
  • By receiving four (4) nominations each, film Uthaman and Meghamalhar became the most nominated film in the 49th Filmfare Awards South (2002).
  • Film Karumadikkuttan received one (1) nomination and won the same.
    • The film received a nomination for the Best Director.
    • Vinayan won the Best Director (Malayalam).
  • Film Ravanaparabhu also received one (1) nomination and won the same.
    • The film received a nomination for the Best Music Director (Malayalam).
    • Suresh Peters won the Best Director (Malayalam) in the 49th Filmfare Awards South (2002).
  • Film Theerthadanam received two (2) nominations and won one of them.
    • Theerthadanam received nominations for Best Film and Best Actor.
    • Jayaram won the award for Best Actor (Malayalam).
  • Film Kattu Vannu Vilichappol also received two nominations.
    • The film received nominations for Best Actress and Best Music Director.
    • However, the film could not win any awards.

Most Awards-Kannada Cinema

FilmAwardsNominations
Huchcha15
Kothigalu Saar Kothigalu12
Nanna Preethiya Hudugi11
Chithra11
Kanasugara11

Most Nominations-Kannada Cinema

FilmNominationsAwards
Huchcha51
Vaalee30
Kothigalu Saar Kothigalu21

Highlights-Most Awards and Most Nominations (Kannada Cinema)

  • No Kannada language film received more than one award in the 49th Filmfare Awards South (2002)
  • Kannada language film Huchcha received all five (5).
    • By receiving five nominations the film became the most nominated film in the 49th Filmfare Awards South (2002).
    • Huchcha also became the first film to receive all five (5) nominations in the Filmfare Awards South.
    • Huchcha won one award for Best Actor.
    • Sudeep won the Best Actor (Kannada).
  • Kannada language film Vaalee received the second-most nominations (3) in the 49th Filmfare Awards South (2002).
    • However, the film did not win any awards.
  • Film Kothigalu Saar Kothigalu received two (2) nominations.
    • The film received nominations for Best Film and Best Actor.
    • Kothigalu won one (1) award out of two nominations.
    • The film won the award for Best Film (Kannada).
  • Film Nanna Preethiya Hudugi received only one (1) nominations and won the same.
    • The film received and won the award in the category of Best Director (Kannada).
    • Nagathihalli Chandrashekar won the award for Best Director (Kannada).
  • Film Chithra received only one nomination and won the same.
    • The film received and won in the category of Best Music Director (Kannada).
    • Gurukiran won the award for the Best Music Director (Kannada).
  • Film Kanasugara also received only one (1) nomination and won the same.
    • The film received and won the award in the category of Best Actress.
    • Prema won the award for Best Actress (Kannada).
Filmfare Awards
Filmfare Awards South
Spread the love

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here