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59th Filmfare Awards-South (2012)

59th Filmfare Awards-South (2012) at a glance:

Date7 July 2012
Place HeldChennai, Tamil Nadu
HostsKarthik (Singer)
Chinmayi Sriprada (Singer)
Most Aards6
Dookudu (Telugu)
Most Nominations10
Dookudu (Telugu)
Best Film-TamilAadukalam
Best Film-TeluguDookudu
Best Film-MalayalamTraffic
Best Film-KannadaOlave Mandara
Previous Filmfare Award-South58th Filmfare Awards-South (2011)
Next Filmfare Awards-South60th Filfmare Awards-South (2013)

The 59th Filmfare Awards South (2012) is a segment of the annual Filmfare Awards South. The ceremony was held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, on 7th July 2012.

Singers Karthik and Chinmayi Sripada hosted the show.

Content:

  1. Venue
  2. About Filmfare Awards-South
  3. Introduction of Filmfare Awards-South
  4. List of Winners and Nominees-59th Filmfare Awards-South (Main Awards)
  5. Most Awarded Films in 59th Filmfare Awards-South (2012)
  6. Most Nominated films in 59th Filmfare Awards-South (2012)
  7. Special Jury Award
  8. Filmfare Awards for Best Female Debut-South
  9. Filmfare Awards for Best Male Debut-South
  10. Filmfare Awards for Best Cinematographer-South
  11. Filmfare Awards for Best Choreographer-South
  12. Filmfare Awards for Best Art Director-South
  13. Lifetime Achievement Award
  14. Critics Award for Best Actor
  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 59th Filmfare Awards South (2012) was held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai, India on 7th July 2012.

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 or four film industries 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 four awards were presented in all four main categories as such Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress belong to four film industries of South Indian Cinema.

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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 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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  • Filmfare Best Costume Design-South was introduced in the 58th Filmfare Awards-South (2011).
  • Manish Malhotra received the award for Best Costume Design-South for the Tamil language Science Fiction Enthiran.

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  • Critics Award was introduced in the 59th Filmfare Awards-South (2012).
  • Best Actor-Critics (Tamil) was awarded in the 59th Filmfare Awards-South (2012).
  • Vikram won the award for the film Deiva Thirumagal (Tamil).

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List of Winners-59th Filmfare Awards South (2012)

Nominees and Winners of Tamil Cinema Awards

+ indicates winner

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Film+Kathiresan (Producer)Aadukalam
Udhayanidhi Stalin (Producer)7aum Arivu
M. Chinthamani (Producer)Deiva Thirumagal
Ronnie Screwvala (Producer)
Kumar (Producer)Ko
Jayaraman (Producer)
Dhayanidhi Alagiri (Producer)Mankatha
Vivek Rathnavel (Producer)
Best Director+Vetrimaaran Aadukalam
K. V. AnandKo
A. R. Murugadoss7aum Arivu
Venkat PrabhuMankatha
A. L. VijayDeiva Thirumagal
Best Actor+Dhanush Aadukalam
Ajith KumarMankatha
JiivaKo
Suriya7aum Arivu
Vikram Deiva Thirumagal
Best Actress+Anjali Engaeyum Eppothum
Asin ThottumkalKaavalan
Anushka ShettyDeiva Thirumagal
IneyaVaagai Sooda Vaa
Richa GangopadhyayMayakkam Enna
Shruthi Haasan 7aum Arivu
Best Supporting Actor+Ajmal AmeerKo
V. I. S. Jayabalan Aadukalam
SanthanamSiruthai
SanthanamDeiva Thirumagal
Sunder RamuMayakkam Enna
Best Supporting Actress+AnanyaEngaeyum Eppothum
Amala PaulDeiva Thirumagal
Lakshmi RaiMankatha
Manisha KoiralaMappillai
Mithra KurianKaavalan
Best Music Director+G. V. Prakash KumarAadukalam
M GhibranVaagai Sooda Vaa
G. V. Prakash KumarDeiva Thirumagal
Harris JayarajKo
7aum Arivu
Best Lyricist+VairamuthuSaara Saara from Vaagai Sooda Vaa
Madhan KarkyNee Korinaal from Nootrenbadhu
Na. MuthukumarMun Andhi from 7aum Arivu
Vizhigalil Oru from Deiva Thirumagal
ThamaraiEngeyum Kadhal from Engeyum Kadhal
Best Male Playback Singer+Aalap RajuEnamo Aedho from Ko
G. V. Prakash KumarYathe Yathe from Aadukalam
KarthikMun Andhi from 7aum Arivu
RichardNangai from Engeyum Kadhal
S. P. BalasubrahmanyamYamma Yamma from 7aum Arivu
Best Female Playback Singer+ChinmayiSaara Saara from Vaagai Sooda Vaa
MadhushreeUn Pere Theriyadhu from Engaeyum Eppothum
Neha BhasinPoranae from Vaagai Sooda Vaa
SaindhaviVizhigalil Oru from Deiva Thirumagal
Swetha MohanNee Korinaal from Nootrenbadhu

Nominees and Winners of Telugu Cinema Awards

+ indicates winner

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Film+Ram Achanta
(Producer)
Dookudu
+Gopichand Achanta (Producer)
+Anil Sunkara (Producer)
Bunny Vasu (Producer)100% Love
Dil Raju (Producer)Mr. Perfect
Nagarjuna Akkineni (Producer)Rajanna
Yalamanchali Sai Babu (Producer)Sri Rama Rajyam
Best Director+Sreenu Vaitla Dookudu
BapuSri Rama Rajyam
Nandini ReddyAla Modalaindi
DasaradhMr. Perfect
Sukumar100% Love
Best Actor+Mahesh BabuDookudu
BalakrishnaSri Rama Rajyam
NagarjunaRajanna
PrabhasMr. Perfect
Ram PothineniKandireega
Best Actress+Nayantara Sri Rama Rajyam
Kajal Aggarwal Mr. Perfect
Nithya MenenAla Modalaindi
Tamannaah100% Love
Samantha Ruth PrabhuDookudu
Best Supporting Actor+M. S. Narayana Dookudu
Akkineni Nageswara RaoSri Rama Rajyam
Jagapati BabuJai Bolo Telangana
Prakash RajDookudu
Sonu SoodKandireega
Best Supporting Actress+Annie Rajanna
Aksha PardasanyKandireega
Lakshmi ManchuAnaganaga O Dheerudu
Poonam KaurGaganam
Taapsee PannuMr. Perfect
Best Music Director+ThamanDookudu
Devi Sri Prasad100% Love
IlaiyaraajaSri Rama Rajyam
Kalyani Malik Ala Modalaindi
M. M. KeeravaniRajanna
Best Lyricist+Jonnavithhula Ramalingeswara RaoJagadhannadha from Sri Rama Rajyam
Anantha SreeramChali Chali Ga from Mr. Perfect
Ramajogayya SastryGuruvaram March Okati from Dookudu
Sirivennela SitaramasastriAmmammo Ammo fro Ala Modalaindi
Suddala Ashok TejaLachuvamma Lachuvamma from Rajanna
Best Male Playback Singer+Rahul NambiarGuruvaram March Okati from Dookudu
KarthikChampakamala from Kandireega
HemachandraOka Vithanam from Golconda High School
TippuKalaya Nijama from Sri Rama Rajyam
Vijay PrakashNiharika from Oosaravelli
Best Female Playback Singer+Shreya GhoshalJagadhananda Karaka from Sri Rama Rajyam
SwathiA Square B Square from 100% Love
Neha BhasinHello Hello from Dhada
Nithya MenenAmmammo Ammo from Ala Modalaindi
RamyaPoovai Poovai from Dookudu

Nominees and Winners of Malayalam Cinema Awards

+ indicates winner

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Film+Listin Stephen (Producer)Traffic
Shaji Nadesan (Producer)Indian Rupee
Prithviraj Sukumaran (Producer)
Santhosh Sivan (Producer)
Anand Kumar (Producer)Beautiful
Sadanandan Rangorath (Producer)Salt N' Pepper
P. K. Sajeev (Producer)Pranayam
Anne Sajeev (Producer)
Best Director+Blessy Pranayam
RenjithIndian Rupee
Salim AhamedAdaminte Makan Abu
Aashiq AbuSalt N' Pepper
Rajesh PillaiTraffic
Best Actor+Salim KumarAdaminte Makan Abu
PrithvirajIndian Rupee
MohanlalArabiyum Ottakavum P. Madhavan Nairum
Anupam KherPranayam
Mohanlal
Best Actress+Kavya MadhavanKhaddama
Jaya PradaPranayam
Shwetha MenonSalt N' Pepper
Samvrutha SunilSwapna Sanchari
Rima Kallingal City of God
Best Supporting Actor+Thilakan Indian Rupee
Anoop MenonBeautiful
BaburajSalt N' Pepper
Fahadh FaasilChappa Kurish
Jagathi SreekumarUrumi
Best Supporting Actress+LenaTraffic
Meghna RajBeautiful
MythiliSalt N' Pepper
Nithya MenenUrumi
Ramya NambeeshanChappa Kurish
Best Music Director+M. Jayachandran Pranayam
BijibalSalt N' Pepper
Deepak Dev Urumi
M. K. ArjunanNayika
Ramesh NarayanMakaramanju
Best Lyricist+O. N. V. KurupPaattil Ee Paattil from Pranayam
Anoop MenonMazhaneer Thullikal from Beautiful
MullanezhiEe Puzhayum from Indian Rupee
Murukan KattakadaMadhumasa Mounaragam from Rathinirvedam
Rafeeq AhammedChembavu from Salt N' Pepper
Best Male Playback Singer+Vijay YesudasEe Puzhayum from Indian Rupee
HariharanAmruthamayi Abhayamai from Snehaveedu
P. JayachandranPremikkumbol from Salt N' Pepper
SrinivasIthile Varoo from The Train
Unni MenonMazhaneer Thullikal from Beautiful
Best Female Playback Singer+Shreya GhoshalPaattil Ee Paattil from Pranayam
GayatriNinviral Thumbil from Beautiful
JyotsnaChantham Thikanjoru from Mohabbath
ManjariChimmi Chimmi from Urumi
Shreya GhoshalKaanamullal from Salt N' Pepper

Nominees and Winners of Kannada Cinema Awards

+ indicates winner

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Film+B. Govinda Raju (Producer)Olave Mandhara
Basanta Kumar Patil (Producer)Bettada Jeeva
Shankar Gowda (Producer)Kempe Gowda
Halappa (Producer)
M. Manjunatha (Producer)Lifue Ishten
Syed Salam (Producer)
R. Upendra Shetty (Producer)
Prakash Rai (Producer)Puttakkana Highway
Shylaja Nag (Producer)
Best Director+Jayathirtha Olave Mandhara
Dinakar ThoogudeepaSaarathi
Pawan KumarLifue Ishten
DiganthPancharangi
P. KumarVishnuvardhana
Best Actor+Puneeth RajkumarHudugaru
Ajay RaoKrishnan Marriage Story
DarshanSaarathi
Srinagar KittySanju Weds Geetha
SudeepKempe Gowda
Best Actress+Ramya Nambeeshan Sanju Weds Geetha
Deepa SannidhiParamathma
Nidhi SubbaiahKrishnan Marriage Story
Radhika PanditHudugaru
Ragini DwivediKempe Gowda
Best Supporting Actor+P. Ravi Shankar Kempegowda
H. G. DattatreyaBettada Jeeva
Rangayana RaghuOlave Mandhara
Sharath LohitashwaSaarathi
YogeshHudugaru
Best Supporting Actress+Shruti Puttakkana Highway
AbhinayaHudugaru
Aindrita RayParamathma
Ramya BarnaHudugaru
Veena SundarOlave Mandhara
Best Music Director+Jessie Gift Sanju Weds Geetha
Mano MurthyLifue Ishten
V. HarikrishnaParamathma
Hudugaru
V. SridharKrishnan Marriage Story
Best Lyricist+KavirajSanju Mattu Geetha from Sanju Weds Geetha
Jayanth KaikiniParavasha Naadenu from Paramathma
KavirajGaganave Baagi from Sanju Weds Geetha
V. Nagendra PrasadHaago Heege from Saarathi
Yen Chandane Hudugi" from Hudugaru
Best Male Playback Singer+Chethan SoscaYaarige Healona from Lifue Ishten
Rajesh KrishnanParijathada from Krishnan Marriage Story
Sonu NigamParavasha Naadenu from Paramathma
Neerinalli Sanna Ale from Hudugaru
V. HarikrishnaKathlalli Karadige from Paramathma
Best Female Playback Singer+Shreya GhoshalGaganave Baagi from Sanju Weds Geetha
Lakshmi ManmohanParijathada from Krishnan Marriage Story
Shamita MalnadManase Manase from Saarathi
Neerige Baare Chenni from Jarasandha
Shreya GhoshalMaayavi Maayavi from Lifue Ishten

Special Jury Award-59th Filmfare Awards South (2012)

The Special Award was not presented in the 59th Filmfare Awards (South).

Lifetime Achievement Award-59th Filmfare Awards South (2012)

NameOccupation
Seema (Shanthakumari Nambiar)
Actress
S. P. MuthuramanDirector
Filmfare Lifetime Achievement (South) 2012

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.
  • Shruti Haasan received the award for Best Female Debut in the 59th Filmfare Awards South (2012).
    • She won the award for Best Female Debut for the two films 7aum Arivu (Tamil) and Anaganaga O Dheerudu (Telugu).

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.
  • Adi (Aditya Pudipeddi) won the award for Best Male Debut in the 59th Filmfare Awards South (2012).
    • He won the award for the Telugu language Romantic film Prema Kavali.

Filmfare Critics Awards for Best Actor

Critics Award was introduced in the 59th Filmfare Awards-South (2012).
Best Actor-Critics (Tamil) was awarded in the 59th Filmfare Awards-South (2012).
Vikram won the award for the film Deiva Thirumagal (Tamil).

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.
  • Velraj (Rajamani) won the award for Best Cinematographer-Tamil in the 59th Filmfare Awards South (2012).
    • He won the award for the Tamil language Action film Aadukalam.

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.
  • Prem Rakshith won the Best Choreographer-Tamil in the 59th Filmfare Awards South (2012).
    • He won the award for the song Nath Nath from Telugu language Romantic Action film Badrinath.

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.
  • Sabu Cyril won the award for Best Production Designer-South(Best Art Director) in the 58th Filmfare Awards South (2011).
    • He won the award for the Tamil language Science Fiction film Enthiran.
      • The name of the award was changed from Best Art Director-South to Best Production Designer-South from 58th Filmfare Awards South (2011) onward. This was done by keeping in mind that Art Direction is itself a part of Production Design.
  • Award for Best Art Director-South or Best Production Designer-South was not awarded in the 59th Filmfare Awards-South (2012).

There are several occasions when the Filmfare Award for Best Art Director-South was not awarded. Here is the list of Filmfare Awards South in which the Best Director Award was not given:

  1. 47th Filmfare Awards South (2000) to 52nd Filmfare Awards South (2005); for six (6) consecutive years.
  2. 54th Filmfare Awards South (2007).
  3. 56th Filmfare Awards South (2009) and 57th Filmfare Awards South (2010); for two (2) consecutive years.
  4. 59th Filmfare Awards South (2012) to 64th Filmfare Awards South (2017); for another six consecutive years.

Filmfare Award for Best Costume Design-South

  • Manish Malhotra received the newly introduced award for Best Costume Design-South in the 58th Filmfare Awards-South (2011).
  • He won the award for the Tamil language Science Fiction Enthiran.
  • The award was not given in the 59th Filmfare Awards-South (2012).

Most Nominations and Most Awards-59th Filmfare Awards South (2012)

Several films received multiple nominations and multiple awards in various categories. The following films received and won multiple nominations and multiple awards including the Most Awards and the Most Nominations in the 59th Filmfare Awards-South (2012):

  1. Telugu language film Dookudu won the most awards in the 59th Filmfare Awards South (2012).
    • The film won six (6) awards out of ten (10) nominations.
    • By receiving ten (10) nominations, Dookudu became the most nominated film in the 59th Filmfare Awards South (2012.
  2. Tamil language film Aadukalam won five (5) awards out of six (6) nominations.
    • Film Aadukalam became the second most award winner in the 59th Filmfare Awards-South (2012)
    • The film also won the most awards in the Tamil Cinema category.
  3. Malayalam language film Pranayam and Kannada language film Sanju Weds Geetha won four (4) awards each.
    • Film Pranayam received eight (8) nominations whereas Sanju Weds Geetha received five (5) nominations.
    • By receiving eight (8) nominations and winning four (4) of them, Pranayam became the most awarded and most nominated film in the Malayalam Cinema category.
    • By receiving five (5) nominations and winning four (4) of them, Sanju Weds Geetha became the most awarded and most nominated film in the Kannada Cinema category.
  4. Telugu language film Sri Rama Rajyam received nine (9) nominations and won three (3) of them.
    • By receiving nine (9) nominations, the film Sri Rama Rajyam became the second most nominated film in the 59th Filmfare Awards-South (2012).

Most Awards Winners (Film)-59th Filmfare Awards South (2012)

FilmLanguageAwardsNominations
DookuduTelugu610
AadukalamTamil56
PranayamMalayalam48
Sanju Weds GeethaKannada45
Sri Rama RajyamTelugu39

Most Nominations (Film)-59th Filmfare Awards South (2012)

FilmLanguageNominationsAwards
DookuduTelugu106
Deiva ThirumagalTamil101
Sri Rama RajyamTelugu93
Salt N’ PepperMalayalam90
PranayamMalayalam84
HudugaruKannada81
7aum ArivuTamil71
AadukalamTamil65
KoTamil62
Indian RupeeMalayalam62
Mr. PerfectTelugu60
BeautifulMalayalam60
ParamathmaKannada60
Sanju Weds GeethaKannada54
Vaagai Sooda VaaTamil52
RajannaTelugu51
Lifue IshtenKannada51
100% LoveTelugu50
Ala ModalaindiTelugu50
SaarathiKannada50
Krishnan Marriage StoryKannada50
TrafficMalayalam42
Olave MandharaKannada42
Kempe GowdaKannada41
MankathaTamil40
KandireegaTelugu40
UrumiMalayalam40
Engaeyum EppothumTamil32

Most Nominations and Most Awards-59th Filmfare Awards South (2012)-Tamil Cinema

Most Award Winners (Film)-Tamil Cinema

FilmAwardsNomination
Aadukalam56
Ko26
Vaagai Sooda Vaa25
Engaeyum Eppothum23
Deiva Thirumagal110
7aum Arivu17

Most Nominations-Tamil Cinema

FilmNominationsAwards
Aadukalam65
Deiva Thirumagal101
7aum Arivu71
Ko62
Vaagai Sooda Vaa52
Mankatha40
Engaeyum Eppothum32

Highlights-Tamil Cinema Awards-59th Filmfare Awards South (2012)

  1. Film Aadukalam received six (6) nominations won five (5) awards.
    • By winning five (5) awards, Aadukalam also became the most awarded film in the Tamil Cinema Category.
    • Aadukalam also became the Best Film in the Tamil Cinema Category.
  2. Tamil language film Ko also received six (6) nominations.
    • The film won two (2) awards out of the six (6) nominations. 
  3. Film Vaagai Sooda Vaa and Engaeyum Eppothum also won two (2) awards each.
    • Film Vaagai Sooda Vaa received five (5) nominations and won two (2) of them.
    • Whereas, the film Engaeyum Eppothum received three (3) nominations and won two of them.
  4. Film Deiva Thirumagal received ten (10) nominations).
    • The film received nominations for nine main categories and in the category of Best Actor-Critics.
    • The film did not win any awards in the nine (9) nominated categories.
    • Actor Vikram won the Best Actor-Critics Awards for which there was no nomination.
    • In other words, we can say that there was no other nominee in the category of Best Actor-Critics, except Vikram.
    • Thus, the nomination has been counted towards the total nominations.
  5. By receiving ten (10) nominations, Deiva Thirumagal became the most nominated film in the Tamil Cinema Category.
    • Deiva Thirumagal also became the most nominated film in the 59th Filmfare Awards-South (2012) along with the Telugu language film Dookudu.
  6. Film 7aum Arivu received nine (9) nominations.
    • Karthik and S. P. Balasubrahmanyam both received a nomination for Best Male Playback Singer for the film 7aum Arivu. 
    • However, none of them win the award.
    • The film did not win any award in the main categories. 
    • However, Shruti Haasan won the award in the category of Best Female Debut-South.
    • This special category award did not have any other nominee.
  7. Three films namely Ko (6 nominations), Vaagai Sooda Vaa (5 nominations), and Engaeyum Eppothum (3 nominations) won two (2) awards each.
  8. Film Mankatha received four (4) nominations.
    1. However, the film did not win any awards.

Most Nominations and Most Awards-59th Filmfare Awards South (2012)-Telugu Cinema

Most Award Winners (Film)-Telugu Cinema

FilmAwardsNominations
Dookudu610
Sri Rama Rajyam39
Rajanna15

Most Nominations-Telugu Cinema

FilmNominationsAwards
Dookudu106
Sri Rama Rajyam93
Mr. Perfect60
Rajanna51
100% Love50
Ala Modalaindi50
Kandireega40

Highlights-Most Awards and Most Nominations (Telugu)-59th Filmfare Awards-South (2012)

  1. Telugu language film Dookud received ten (10) nominations and won six (6) of them.
    • By winning six (6) awards Dookud became the most awarded film in the 59th Filmfare Awards-South (2012).
    • By receiving ten (10) nominations, film Dookudu became the most nominated film of the 59th Filmfare Awards-South (2012) along with Tamil language film Deiva Thirumagal.
  2. Film Sri Rama Rajyam received nine (9) nominations.
    • However, the film won only three (3) awards.
  3. Film Rajanna received five (5) awards.
    • The film won only one (1) award in the category of Best Supporting Actress.
    • Annie won the award for Best Supporting Actress-Telugu.
  4. Film Mr. Perfect received six (6) nominations.
    • The film did not win any awards.
  5. Film 100% Love and Ala Modalaindi received five (5) nominations each.
    • However, both films failed to win any awards.
  6. Film Kandireega received four (4) nominations.
    • However, this film did not win any awards too.

Most Nominations and Most Awards-59th Filmfare Awards South (2012)-Malayalam Cinema

Most Award Winners (Film)-Malayalam Cinema

FilmAwardsNominations
Pranayam48
Indian Rupee26
Traffic24

Most Nominations-Malayalam Cinema

FilmNominationsAwards
Salt N’ Pepper90
Pranayam84
Indian Rupee62
Beautiful60
Traffic42
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Highlights-Most Awards and Most Nominations (Malayalam Cinema)-59th Filmfare Awards-South (2012)

  1. Malayalam language film Pranayam received eight (8) nominations in the 58th Filmfare Awards South (2011).
    • By receiving eight (8) nominations, Pranayam became the most nominated film in the Malayalam Cinema Category.
    • The film also won four (4) awards and became the most awarded film in the Malayalam Cinema Category.
    • Actor Anupam Kher and Mohan Lal both received nominations for the Best Actor Award for the film Pranayam.
    • However, both did not win the award.
  2. Film Indian Rupee received six (6) nominations.
    • The film won two awards in the category of Best Supporting Actor and Best Playback Singer Male.
    • Thilakan won the award for Best Supporting Actor-Malayalam.
    • Vijay Yesudas won the award for Best Male Playback Singer-Malayalam for the song Ee Puzhayum.
  3. Film Salt N’ Pepper received nine (9) nominations.
    • By receiving nine (9) nominations, Salt N’ Pepper became the most nominated film in the Malayalam Cinema category.
    • The film also became the second most nominated film in the 59th Filmfare Awards-South (2012).
    • However, the film did not win any awards.
  4. Film Beautiful received six (6) nominations.
    • The film, however, failed to win any awards.
  5. Film Urumi received four (4) nominations.
    • The film failed too to fetch any award.

Most Nominations and Most Awards-59th Filmfare Awards South (2012)-Kannada Cinema

Most Award Winners (Film)-Kannada Cinema

FilmAwardsNominations
Sanju Weds Geetha45
Olave Mandhara24
Hudugaru18
Lifue Ishten15
Kempe Gowda14

Most Nominations-Kannada Cinema

FilmNominationsAwards
Sanju Weds Geetha54
Hudugaru81
Paramathma60
Lifue Ishten51
Saarathi50
Krishnan Marriage Story50
Olave Mandhara42
Kempe Gowda41

Highlights-Most Awards and Most Nominations (Kannada Cinema)

  1. A Kannada language film Sanju Weds Geetha became the most awarded film in the Kannada Cinema category.
    • Sanju Weds Geetha received five (5) nominations and won four (4) of them.
    • The film won in the category of Best Actress, Best Music Director, Best Lyricist, and Best Female Playback Singer.
    • Ramya Nambeeshan won the award for Best Actress-Kannada.
    • Jessie Gift won the award for Best Music Director-Kannada.
    • Kaviraj won the award for Best Lyricist for the song Sanju Weds Geetha (Title Song).
    • Shreya Ghoshal won the award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song Gaganave Baagi.
  2. Film Olave Mandhara received four (4) nominations.
    • The film won two awards in the category of Best Film and Best Director.
    • Jayathirtha won the award for Best Director-Kannada.
  3. Film Hudugaru received eight (8) nominations.
    • By receiving eight (8) nominations, Hudugaru became the most nominated film in the Kannada Cinema category
    • The film won only one (1) award in the category of Best Actor.
    • Puneeth Rajkumar won the award for Best Actor-Kannada.
  4. Film Lifue Ishten received five (5) nominations.
    • The film also won only one (1) award in the category of Best Male Playback Singer.
    • Chethan Sosca won the award for Best Male Playback Singer-Kannada for the song Yaarige Healona.
  5. Film Kempe Gowda received four (4) nominations.
    • However, the film won one (1) award too.
    • P. Ravi Shankar won the award for Best Supporting Actor-Kannada.
  6. Film Paramathma received six (6) nominations.
    • However, the film did not win any awards.
  7. Film Saarathi and Krishnan Marriage Story both received five (5) nominations each.
    • But both films could not win any awards in the 59th Filmfare Awards-South (2012).
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