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The 54th Filmfare Awards South (2007) is a segment of the annual Filmfare Awards South. The ceremony was held in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India on 04 August 2007.

Post Content:

  1. Venue
  2. About Filmfare Awards South
  3. Introduction of Filmfare Awards South
  4. Introduction of New Categories
  5. List of Winners-54th Filmfare Awards South (Main Awards)
  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 Cinematographer-South
  11. Filmfare Award for Best Choreographer-South
  12. Filmfare Awards for Best Art Director-South
  13. Lifetime Achievement Award
  14. Technical Awards
  15. 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 54th Filmfare Awards South (2007) were held at the International Convention Centre Hitex, Hyderabad, India on 04 August 2007.

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

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List of Winners-54th Filmfare Awards South (2007)

Nominees and Winners of Tamil Cinema Awards

+ indicates winner

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Film+S. Shankar (Producer)Veyyil
Best Director+Vasanthabalan Veyyil
Best Actor+Ajith KumarVaralaru
Best Actress+BhavanaChithiram Pesuthadi
Best Supporting Actor+PasupathyE
Best Supporting Actress+Saranya PonvannanEmmtan-Magan
Best Music Director+A. R. RahmanSillunu Oru Kadhal
Best Lyricist+Na. MuthukumarUrugude Marugude from Veyyil
Best Male Playback Singer+Gaana UlaganathanVaala Meenukkum from Chithiram Pesuthadi
Best Female Playback Singer+Shreya GhoshalMunbe Vaa from Sillunu Oru Kadhal

Nominees and Winners of Telugu Cinema Awards

+ indicates winner

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Film+Dil Raju
(Producer)
Bommarillu
Puri Jagannadh (Producer)Pokiri
Manjula Ghattamaneni (Producer)
G. V. G. Raju (Producer)Godavari
Konda Krishnam Raju (Producer)Sri Ramadasu
Best Director+Puri Jagannadh Pokiri
BhaskarBommarillu
S. S. RajamouliVikramarkudu
Sekhar KammulaGodavari
Best Actor+Mahesh Babu Pokiri
SiddharthBommarillu
NagarjunaSri Ramadasu
Jr. NTRRakhi
Best Actress+Genelia D'SouzaBommarillu
Ileana D'CruzPokiri
Kamilini MukherjeeGodavari
Aarthi AgarwalAndala Ramudu
Geetha SinghKithakithalu
Best Supporting Actor+Saikumar Samanyudu
Prakash RajBommarillu
NassarPokiri
Rajendra PrasadBhagyalakshmi Buperdraw
Best Supporting Actress+Sandhya Annavaram
JayasudhaBommarillu
Style
Charmy KaurRakhi
Best ComedianNot Awarded
Best VillainNot Awarded
Best Music Director+Devi Sri PrasadBommarill
ChakriDevadasu
K. M. Radha KrishnanGodavari
Mani SharmaPokiri
Best Lyricist+Veturi Sundararama MurthyUppongile Godavari from Godavari
BhaskarabhatlaBommanu Geesthe from Bommarillu
SirivennelaMuvvala Navvakala from Pournami
KandikondaSamarame from Pokiri
Best Male Playback Singer+S. P. BalasubrahmanyamAdigo Bhadradri from Sri Ramadasu
ChakriNuvvantene Ishtam from Devadasu
NihalGala Gala from Pokiri
SiddharthApudo Ipudo from Bommarillu
Best Female Playback Singer+Mamta MohandasRakhee Rakhee from Rakhi
K. S. ChithraManasa Vaacha from Godavari
Muvvala Navvakala from Pournami
Gopika PoornimaBommanu Geesthe from Bommarillu

Nominees and Winners of Malayalam Cinema Awards

+ indicates winner

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Film+P. V. Gangadharan (Producer)Notebook
Best Director+Roshan AndrewsNotebook
Best Actor+MammoottyKarutha Pakshikal
Best Actress+Padmapriya JanakiramanKarutha Pakshikal
Best Supporting Actor+Jagathy SreekumarVaasthavam
Best Supporting Actress+Roma AsraniNotebook
Best Music Director+RaveendranVadakkumnadhan
Best Lyricist+Gireesh Puthenchery Vadakkumnadhan
Best Male Playback Singer+K. J. YesudasVadakkumnadhan
Best Female Playback Singer+K. S. ChithraVadakkumnadhan

Nominees and Winners of Kannada Cinema Awards

+ indicates winner

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Film+E. Krishna (Producer)Mungaru Male
Best Director+Indrajit LankeshAishwarya
Best Actor+Puneeth RajkumarArasu
Best Actress+RamyaTananam Tananam
Best Supporting Actor+Rangayana RaghuCyanide
Best Supporting Actress+LeelavathiKannadada Kanda
Best Music Director+Mano MurthyMungaru Male
Best Lyricist+K. Kalyan Tananam Tananam
Best Male Playback Singer+Hemanth KumarKallarali Hoovagi
Best Female Playback Singer+K. S. ChithraMy Autograph

Special Jury Award-Legends (Honorary Award)

NameOccupation
ChinjeeviActor (Telugu)
MammoottyActor (Malayalam)

Lifetime Achievement Award

NameOccupation
P. SusheelaSinger
Krishnam RajuActor
Filmfare Lifetime Achievement (South) 2007

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.
  • Ileana D’Cruz received the award in the 54th Filmfare Awards South (2007) for the Telugu language film Devadasu.

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.
  • Ram Pothineni won the award in the 54th Filmfare Awards South (2007).
  • He won the award for the Telugu language film Devadasu.

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.
  • S. Gopal Reddy won the Best Cinematographer-South in the 54th Filmfare Awards South (2007).
  • They won the award for the Telugu language film Sri Ramadasu.

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 in the 54th Filmfare Awards South (2007).
  • He won the award for the Telugu language film Style.
  • Earlier, Raghava Lawrence won the Award for three consecutive year.
  • He won the Award for the Telugu language film Annayya in the 48th Filmfare Awards (2001).
  • Raghava Lawrence won the Award for the Tamil language film Annayya in the 49th Filmfare Awards (2002) for the 2nd consecutive year.
  • He won the award for the Telugu language film Indra in the 50th Filmfare Awards (2003) for the 3rd consecutive year.

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 from the 47th Filmfare Awards South (2000) to the 52nd Filmfare Awards South (2005) for six consecutive years.
  • Subu Cyril won the Best Art Director Award in the 53rd Filmfare Awards South (2006).
  • He won the award for the Tamil language film Anniyan.
  • The Award was not presented in the 54th Filmfare Awards-South (2007).

Most Nominations and Most Awards-54th Filmfare Awards South (2007)

Most Awards-Tamil Cinema

FilmAwards
Veyyil3
Sillunu Oru Kadhal2
Chithiram Pesuthadi2
Varalaru1
E1
Emmtan-Magan1

Most Nominations-Tamil Cinema

FilmNominations
Veyyil3
Sillunu Oru Kadhal2
Chithiram Pesuthadi2

Highlights-Most Awards and Most Nominations (Tamil Cinema)

  • Tamil language film Veyyil won the most awards in the 54th Filmfare Awards South (2007) in the Tamil Cinema category.
    • The film won three (3) awards in the main award categories.
    • Anniyan won in the category of Best Film, Best Director, and Best Lyricist.
    • Vasanthabalan won the award for Best Director (Tamil).
    • Nagarajan Muthukumar won the award for Best Lyricist for the song Urugude Marugude.
  • Tamil Language film Sillunu Oru Kadhal won two (2) awards.
    • The film won in the category of Best Music Director and Best Female Playback Singer.
    • A.R. Rahman won the award for Best Music Director.
    • Shreya Ghoshal won the award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song Munbe Vaa.
  • Film Chithiram Pesuthadi also won two (2) awards.
    • The film in the category of Best Actress and Best Male Playback Singer.
    • Bhavana won the award for Best Actress (Tamil) for the film.
    • Gaana Ulaganath won the award for Best Playback Singer Male for the song Vaala Meenukkum from Chithiram Pesuthadi.
  • Ajith won the award for Best Actor (Tamil) for the film Varalaru.
  • Pasupathy won the award for Best Supporting Actor for the film “E”.
  • Saranya Ponvann won the award for Best Supporting Actress for the film Emmtan-Magan.

Most Nominations and Most Awards-54th Filmfare Awards South (2007)

Most Awards-Telugu Cinema

FilmAwardsNominations
Bommarillu29
Pokiri28
Sri Ramadasu24
Godavari16
Rakhi13
Style12

Most Nominations-Telugu Cinema

FilmNominationsAwards
Bommarillu92
Pokiri82
Godavari61
Sri Ramadasu42
Rakhi33
Style21
Pournami20
Samanyudu11

Highlights-Most Awards and Most Nominations (Telugu)

  • Telugu film Bommarillu received the most nominations in the 54th Filmfare Awards South (2007).
    • The film received nine (9) nominations and won two of them.
  • Bommarillu also became one of the Most Awarded films of Telugu language in the 54th Filmfare Awards-South along with Sri Ramadasu and Pokiri, which also won two awards each.
    • Bommarillu won in the category of Best Film and Best Actress.
    • Genelia D’Souza won the award for Best Actress (Telugu).
  • Film Pokiri received the second most nominations.
    • The film received eight (8) nominations and won two (2) of them.
    • Pokiri won in the category of Best Director and Best Actor.
    • Puri Jagannadh won the award for Best Director.
    • Mahesh Babu won the award for Best Actor.
  • Film Godavari received six (6) nominations.
    • However, the film won only one award in the category of Best Lyricist.
    • Veturi Sundararama Murthy won the award for Best Lyricist for the song Uppongile Godavari.
  • Film Sri Ramadasu received four (4) nominations and also won two of them.
    • The film won in the category of Best Male Playback Singer and Best Cinematography.
    • S. P. Balasubrahmanyam won the award for Best Male Playback Singer-Telugu for the song Adigo Bhadradri.
    • S. Gopal Reddy won the award for Best Cinematographer-South.
  • Film Rakhi received three (3) nominations for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Female Playback Singer-Telugu.
    • Jt. NTR received a nomination for Best Actor.
    • Charmy Kaur received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
    • Mamta Mohandas won the award for Best Female Playback Singer-Telugu for the song Rakhee Rakhee.
  • Film Style received two (2) nominations and won one of them.
    • The film received nominations for Best Supporting Actress-Telugu and Best Choreographer-South.
    • Raghava Lawrence won the award for Best Choreographer-South.
    • He won the award for Best Choreographer-South for the 4th time.

Most Nominations and Most Awards-54th Filmfare Awards South (2007)

Most Awards-Malayalam Cinema

FilmAwards
Vadakkumnadhan4
Notebook3
Karutha Pakshikal1
Vaasthavam1

Most Nominations-Malayalam Cinema

FilmNominations
Vadakkumnadhan4
Notebook3
Karutha Pakshikal1
Vaasthavam1

Highlights-Most Awards and Most Nominations (Malayalam Cinema)

  • Malayalam language film Vadakkumnadhan won the most awards (4) in the Malayalam Cinema category.
    • The film won the categories of Best Music Director, Best Lyricist, Best Male Playback Singer-Malayalam, and Best Female Playback Singer-Malayalam.
    • Raveendran won the award for Best Music Director.
    • Gireesh Puthenchery won the award for Best Lyricist-Malayalam.
    • K.J. Yesudas won the award for Best Male Playback Singer-Malayalam.
    • K.S. Chithra won the award for Best Female Playback Singer-Malayalam.
    • She also won the award for Best Female Playback Singer-Kannda for the film My Autograph.
    • K.S. Chithra received nomination for Best Female Playback Singer-Telugu too. She received the nomination for the song Manasa Vaacha from Godavari.
  • Film Notebook won three (3) awards in the category of Best Film, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress.
    • Roshan Andrews won the award for Best Director (Malayalam).
    • Roma Asrani won the award for Best Supporting Actress-Malayalam.
  • Film Karutha Pakshikal won two awards (2) in the category of Best Actor-Malayalam and Best Actress-Malayalam.
    • Mammootty won the Best Actor (Malayalam).
    • Padmapriya Janakiraman won the Best Actress-Malayalam.
  • Film Vaasthavam won one (1) award in the category of Best Supporting Actor-Malayalam.
    • Jagathy Sreekumar won the award for Best Supporting Actor-Malayalam for the film Vaasthavam.

Most Nominations and Most Awards-54th Filmfare Awards South (2007)

Most Awards-Kannada Cinema

FilmAwardsNominations
Mungaru Male22
Tananam Tananam22
Aishwarya11
Arasu11
Cyanide11
Kallarali Hoovagi11
My Autograph11

Most Nominations-Kannada Cinema

FilmNominationsAwards
Mungaru Male22
Tananam Tananam22

Highlights-Most Awards and Most Nominations (Kannada Cinema)

  • K.S. Chithra won the award for Best Female Singer-Kannada for the film My Autograph in the 54th Filfmare Awards-South (2007).
    • Sudeep received a nomination for Best Actor-Kannada for the film My Autograph in the 53rd Filmfare Awards-South (2006).
    • Further, Meena received a nomination for Best Actress-Kannada for the film My Autograph in the 53rd Filmfare Awards-South (2006).
    • Thus, My Autography became the first film in the History of Filmfare Awards to receive nomination/award in two consecutive Filmfare Award ceremonies.
  • Kannada films Mungaru Male and Tananam Tananam won the most award in the Kannada award categories. 
    • Both films received two (2) awards each.
  • Mungaru Male won in the category of Best Film and Best Music Director.
    • Mano Murthy won the award for Best Music Director-Kannada.
  • Film Tananam Tananam won awards in the category of Best Actress and Best Lyricist.
    • Ramya won the award for Best Actress-Kannada.
    • K. Kalyan won the award for Best Lyricist for the song Tananam Tananam.
  • No other film could win more than one award.
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