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The 53rd Filmfare Awards South (2006) is a segment of the annual Filmfare Awards South. The ceremony was held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India on 09 September 2006.

Post Content:

  1. Venue
  2. About Filmfare Awards South
  3. Introduction of Filmfare Awards South
  4. Introduction of New Categories
  5. List of Winners-53rd 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 Female Playback Singer-South
  11. Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer-South
  12. Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer-South
  13. Filmfare Award for Best Choreographer-South
  14. Filmfare Awards for Best Art Director-South
  15. Lifetime Achievement Award
  16. Technical Awards
  17. 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 53rd Filmfare Awards South (2006) were held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India on 09 September 2006.

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.

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Best Music Director Award South was introduced in the 38th Filmfare Awards South (1991).

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Four new award categories were introduced in the 50th Filmfare Awards South for Tamil and Telugu Cinema. These categories were Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Villain, and Best Comedian.

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Three new award categories were introduced in the 53rd Filmfare Awards-South.

  • Best Lyricist
  • Best Editor
  • Best Action Director

Further:

  • Best Female Playback Singer and Best Male Playback Singer were introduced in the 53rd Filmfare Awards-South (2006) both Male and Female awards were made separated.
  • Earlier a common award for available both Male and Female Singers since 45th Filmfare Awards-South (1998).

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List of Winners-53rd Filmfare Awards South (2006)

Nominees and Winners of Tamil Cinema Awards

+ indicates winner

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Film+V. Ravichandran (Producer)Anniyan
Best Director+Shankar Anniyan
AR MurugadossGhajini
Best Actor+VikramAnniyan
JiivaRaam
Sarath KumarAyya
SuriyaGhajini
Best Actress+Asin Ghajini
AsinMajaa
JyothikaChandramukhi
Meera JasmineKasthuri Maan
SadhaAnniyan
Best Supporting Actor+RajkiranThavamai Thavamirundhu
Best Supporting Actress+Saranya PonvannanThavamai Thavamirundhu
Best Comedian+VadiveluChandramukhi
Best Villain+Prakash RajSivakasi
Best Music Director+Harris JayarajAnniyan
Best Lyricist+VairamuthuVairamuthu (O Sukumari)
ThamaraiGhajini (Oru Maalai)
Best Male Playback Singer+KarthikGhajini (Oru Maalai)
Best Female Playback Singer+Binny KrishnakumarChandramukhi (Raa Raa)

Nominees and Winners of Telugu Cinema Awards

+ indicates winner

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Film+M. S. Raju
(Producer)
Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana
D. Kishore (Producer)Athadu
M. Ram Mohan (Producer)
R. B. Choudary (Producer)Sankranthi
Nagarjuna (Producer)Super
B. V. S. N. Prasad (Producer)Chhatrapati
Best Director+Trivikram Srinivas Athadu
PrabhudevaNuvvostanante Nenoddantana
Muppalaneni SivaSankranthi
Puri JagannadhSuper
S. S. RajamouliChhatrapati
Best Actor+SiddharthNuvvostanante Nenoddantana
Mahesh BabuAthadu
VenkateshSankranthi
NagarjunaSuper
PrabhasChhatrapati
Best Actress+Trisha Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana
TrishaAthadu
Charmee KaurAnukokunda Oka Roju
Ayesha TakiaSuper
Shriya SaranChhatrapati
Best Supporting Actor+SrihariNuvvostanante Nenoddantana
SrihariMahanandi
SrikanthSankranthi
ShafiChhatrapati
Jagapati BabuAnukokunda Oka Roju
Best Supporting Actress+Neha Oberoi Balu ABCDEFG
VedaNuvvostanante Nenoddantana
Anushka ShettySuper
SangeethaSankranthi
BhanupriyaChhatrapati
Best Comedian+Ali Super
SunilNuvvostanante Nenoddantana
BrahmanandamAthadu
Venu MadhavChhatrapati
Athanokkade
Best Villain+Ashish VidyarthiAthanokkade
Pradeep RawatChhatrapati
Arbaaz KhanJai Chiranjeeva
Sayaji ShindeAndhrudu
Prakash RajBunny
Best Music Director+Devi Sri PrasadNuvvostanante Nenoddantana
Mani SharmaAthadu
S. A. RajkumarSankranthi
Sandeep ChowtaSuper
M.M. KeeravaniChhatrapati
Best Lyricist+Sirivennela Sitaramasastri Ghal Ghal from Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana
Sirivennela SitaramasastriJagamanta Kutumbam from Chakram
Chandrullo unde from Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana
ChandraboseInthe Inthinte from Balu ABCDEFG
Sivasakthi DattaAgni Skalana from Chhatrapati
Best Male Playback Singer+Shankar MahadevanChandrullo Unde from Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana
SagarJabilammavo from Bunny
KarthikPilichina from Athadu
S.P. BalasubrahmanyamGhal Ghal Ghal Ghal from Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana
M. M. KeeravaniTrisha Achata Ichata from Allari Bullodu
TippuSomething Something from Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana
Best Female Playback Singer+SmitaEvaraina from Anukokunda Oka Roju
MalathyJabilammavo from Bunny
Shreya GhoshalPillagali Allari from Athadu
Neeke Nuvvu from Modati Cinema
Kavitha KrishnamurthyPilichina from Athadu
K. S. ChitraManasa Manasa from Nireekshana

Nominees and Winners of Malayalam Cinema Awards

+ indicates winner

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Film+P. V. Gangadharan (Producer)Achuvinte Amma
Best Director+BlessyThanmathra
Best Actor+MohanlalThanmathra
Best Actress+Meera JasmineAchuvinte Amma
Best Music Director+Ilaiyaraaja Achuvinte Amma

Nominees and Winners of Kannada Cinema Awards

+ indicates winner

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Film+Ajay R. Gowda (Producer)Nenapirali
P. Ram Prasad (Producer)Jogi
Nagathihalli (Producer)Amruthadhare
Chandrashekhar (Producer)
Parvathamma Rajkumar (Producer)Akash
Prabhakar (Producer)Anna Thangi
Best Director+Ratnaja Nenapirali
PremJogi
Nagathihalli ChandrashekharAmruthadhare
Om Prakash RaoAnna Thangi
Best Actor+Prem Kumar Nenapirali
Shivaraj KumarJogi
Puneeth RajkumarAkash
SudeepMy Autograph
UpendraAuto Shankar
Best Actress+Vidya VenkateshNenapirali
RamyaAmruthadhare
Shilpa ShettyAuto Shankar
RadhikaAnna Thangi
MeenaMy Autograph
Best Music Director+Hamsalekha Nenapirali

Special Jury Award for Outstanding Scores

NameFilm
Harris JayarajGhajini
Devi Sri PrasadNuvvostanante Nenoddantana

Lifetime Achievement Award

NameOccupation
SukumariActress
K. Surednranatha ThilakanActor
Filmfare Lifetime Achievement (South) 2006

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.
  • Padmapriya Janakiraman received the award in the 53rd Filmfare Awards South (2006) for the Tamil language film Thavamai Thavamirundhu.

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.
  • Arya (Jamshad Cethirakath) won the award in the 53rd Filmfare Awards South (2006).
  • He won the award for the Tamil language film Arinthum Ariyamalum.

Filmfare Award for Best Female 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.
  • In the 53rd Filmfare Awards-South (2006) both Male and Female awards were made separated.
  • Binny Krishnakumar won the Best Female Playback Singer-South in the 53rd Filmfare Awards South (2006).
  • She won the award for the song Raa Raa from the Tamil language film Chandramukhi.

Filmfare Award for Best Male 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.
  • In the 53rd Filmfare Awards-South (2006) both Male and Female awards were made separated
  • Karthik won the Best Male Playback Singer-South in the 53rd Filmfare Awards South (2006).
  • He won the award for the song Oru Maalai from the Tamil language film Ghajini.

Technical Awards

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.
  • Ravi Varman and Manikandan won the Best Cinematographer-South in the 53rd Filmfare Awards South (2006).
  • They won the award for the Tamil language film Anniyan.

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.
  • Prabhu Deva won the award in the 53rd Filmfare Awards South (2006).
  • He won the award for the Telugu language film Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana.

Filmfare Award for Best Art Director-South

Most Nominations and Most Awards-53rd Filmfare Awards South (2006)

Most Awards-Tamil Cinema

FilmAwardsNominations
Anniyan67
Thavamai Thavamirundhu33
Ghajini25
Chandramukhi23

Most Nominations-Tamil Cinema

FilmNominationsAwards
Anniyan74
Ghajini52
Chandramukhi32
Thavamai Thavamirundhu33

Highlights-Most Awards and Most Nominations (Tamil Cinema)

  • Tamil language film Anniyan won the most awards in the 53rd Filmfare Awards South (2006) in the Tamil Cinema category.
    • The film received five (5) nominations in the main award categories.
    • The film won four (4) awards in the main award categories.
  • Anniyan won in the category of Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Music Director.
    • Shankar won the award for Best Director (Tamil).
    • Vikram won the award for Best Actor.
    • Harris Jayaraj won the award for Best Music Director (Tamil).
    • Ravi Varman and Manikandan won the award for Best Cinematographer-South for the film Anniyan.
    • Subu Cyril won the Best Art Director Award for the film Anniyan.
    • Thus the total number of awards won by the film Anniyan becomes six (6) out of seven (7) nominations.
    • Sudha received a nomination for Best Actress (Tamil) but did not win the award.
  • Film Thavamai Thavamirundhu received three (3) nominations and won all of them.
    • The film won two awards in the main categories Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress.
    • Rajkiran (J. Mohideen Abdul Khadar) won the award for Best Supporting Actor (Tamil).
    • Saranya Ponvannan won the award for Best Supporting Actress (Tamil).
    • Padmapriya Janakiraman won the award Best Female Debut-South for the film Thavamai Thavamirundhu.
  • Film Ghajini received five (5) nominations and won two (2) of them.
    • The film received nominations for Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Lyricist, and Best Male Playback Singer.
    • Ghajini won in the category of Best Actress and Best Male Playback Singer.
    • Asin won the award for Best Actress.
    • Karthik won the award for Best Male Playback Singer for the song Oru Maalai from Ghajini.
  • Tamil language film Ghajini (2005) was inspired by the American Film Memento (2000).
    • The film was remade in Hindi with the same name Ghajini (2008).
    • The Hindi version became a blockbuster in the year 2008 and became the Highest Grossing Bollywood film in 2008.
    • Ghajini (2008) was made on a budget of approximately 68 Cr and earned approximately 232 Cr Worldwide.
  • Film Chandramukhi received three (3) nominations and won two (2) of them.
    • The film received nominations for Best Actress, Best Comedian, and Best Female Playback Singer.
    • Vadivelu won the award for Best Comedian (Tamil).
    • Binny Krishnakumar won the Best Female Playback Singer for the song Raa Raa.
    • Jyothika received a nomination for Best Actress (Tamil) but did not win the same.

Most Nominations and Most Awards-53rd Filmfare Awards South (2006)

Most Awards-Telugu Cinema

FilmAwardsNominations
Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana915
Athadu19
Super17
Anukokunda Oka Roju13

Most Nominations-Telugu Cinema

FilmNominationsAwards
Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana159
Chhatrapati100
Super71
Sankranthi50
Anukokunda Oka Roju31

Highlights-Most Awards and Most Nominations (Telugu)

  • Telugu language film Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana won the most awards in the 53rd Filmfare Awards in all language categories.
    • The film received fifteen (15) nominations and won nine (9) of them.
    • By receiving fifteen (15) nominations, Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana became the most nominated film, in all language categories, in the 53rd Filmfare Awards South (2006).
  • Film Chhatrapati received 2nd Highest Nominations in the 53rd Filmfare Awards South (2006).
    • However, the film did not win any awards.
    • Chhatrapati became the first film that could not win any awards after receiving ten (10).
  • Film Athadu received nine (9) nominations and won only one (1) of them.
    • Trivikram Srinivas won the award for Best Director (Telugu).
    • Actress Trisha received another nomination for Best Actress (Telugu) for the film Athadu.
  • Telugu language film Super received seven (7) nominations and won one of them.
    • Ali won the award for Best Comedian (Telugu) for the film Super.
  • Telugu language film Sankranthi received five (5) nominations.
    • However, the film could not win any awards.
  • Telugu language film Anukokunda Oka Roju received three (3) nominations.
    • The film won one award in the category of Best Female Playback Singer.
    • Smita won the award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song Evaraina.

Nominations and Awards received by film Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana

CategoryNameNomination/Won
Best Film (Telugu)M. S. Raju
(Producer)
Won
Best Actor (Telugu)SiddharthWon
Best Actress (Telugu)TrishaWon
Best Supporting Actor (Telugu)SrihariWon
Best Music Director (Telugu)Devi Sri PrasadWon
Best Lyricist (Telugu)Sirivennela Sitaramasastri (for the song Ghal Ghal)Won
Best Male Playback SingerShankar Mahadevan (for the song Chandrullo unde)Won
Special Jury AwardDevi Sri PrasadWon
Best Dance Choreographer-SouthPrabhu DevaWon
Best Director (Telugu)Prabhu DevaNomination
Best Supporting Actress (Telugu)VedaNomination
Best Comedian (Telugu)Sunil VarmaNomination
Best Lyricist (Telugu)Sirivennela Sitaramasastri (for the song Chandrullo unde)Nomination
Best Male Playback SingerS.P. Balasubrahmanyam (for the song Ghal Ghal)Nomination
Best Male Playback SingerTipu (for the song Something something)Nomination

Most Nominations and Most Awards-53rd Filmfare Awards South (2006)

Most Awards-Malayalam Cinema

FilmAwards
Achuvinte Amma3
Thanmathra2

Most Nominations-Malayalam Cinema

FilmNominations
Achuvinte Amma3
Thanmathra2

Highlights-Most Awards and Most Nominations (Malayalam Cinema)

  • Malayalam language film Achuvinte Amma won the most awards (3) in the Malayalam Cinema category.
    • The film won the categories of Best Film, Best Actress, and Best Music Director.
    • Meera Jasmine won the award for Best Actress (Malayalam).
    • Ilaiyaraaja won the award for Best Music Director (Malayalam).
  • Film Thanmathra won two awards.
    • The film won the categories of Best Director and Best Actor.
    • Blessy won the award for Best Director (Malayalam).
    • He won the award for Best Director (Malayalam) for the 2nd consecutive Award.
    • Bless won the award for Best Director (Malayalam) for the film Kazhcha in the 52nd Filmfare Awards South (2005).
    • Mohanlal won the award for Best Actor (Malayalam).

Most Nominations and Most Awards-53rd Filmfare Awards South (2006)

Most Awards-Kannada Cinema

FilmAwardsNominations
Nenapirali55

Most Nominations-Kannada Cinema

FilmNominationsAwards
Nenapirali55
Jogi30
Amruthadhare30
Anna Thangi30
Akash20
My Autograph20
Auto Shankar20

Highlights-Most Awards and Most Nominations (Kannada Cinema)

  • Kannada language film Nenapirali received all five nominations and won all of them.
    • Nenapirali became the second film in the history of Filmfare Awards to win all Main Awards in a single year.
    • Ratnaja won the award for Best Director (Kannada).
    • Prem Kumar won the award for Best Actor (Kannada).
    • Vidya Venkatesh won the award for Best Actress (Kannada).
    • Hamsalekha won the award for Best Music Director (Kannada).
  • Earlier Kannada Film Apthamitra received and won all five nominations in the 52nd Filmfare Awards South (2005).
  • Film Jogi, Amruthadhare, and Anna Thangi received three (3) nominations each.
    • However, no film did win any awards.
  • Film Akash, My Autograph, and Auto Shankar received two (2) nominations each.
    • However, no film could win any awards.
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