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61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014)

61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014) at a glance:

Date12 July 2014
Place HeldChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
HostsRahul Ravindran (Actor)
Chinmayi Sriprada (Singer)
Most Awards4 each
Atharintiki Daaredi
(Telugu),
Kadal (Tamil)
Most Nominations9 each

Paradesi (Tamil),
Kadal (Tamil),
Atharintiki Daaredi (Telugu),
Celluloid (Malayalam),
Bhajarangi (Kannada),
Shravani Subramanya (Kannada)
Best Film-TamilThanga Meenkal
Best Film-TeluguAttarintiki Daredi
Best Film-MalayalamDrishyam
Best Film-KannadaMyna
Previous Filmfare Award-South60th Filfmare Awards-South (2013)
Next Filmfare Awards-South62nd Filfmare Awards-South (2015)

The 61st Filmfare Awards South (2014) is a segment of the annual Filmfare Awards South. The ceremony was held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, on 12th July 2014.

Actor Rahul Ravindran and singer Chinmayi Sripada hosted the show. Chinmay Sripada hosted the show for the 3rd consecutive year. She hosted the 59th Filmfare Awards-South (2012) along with singer Karthik and 60th Filmfare Awards-South (2013) with Actor Sundeep Krishan.

Content:

  1. Venue
  2. About Filmfare Awards-South
  3. Introduction of Filmfare Awards-South
  4. List of Winners and Nominees-61st Filmfare Awards-South (Main Awards)
  5. Most Awarded Films in 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014)
  6. Most Nominated films in 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014)
  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 61st Filmfare Awards South (2014) was held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India on 12 July 2014.

List of Winners-61st Filmfare Awards South (2014)

Nominees and Winners of Tamil Cinema Awards

+ indicates winner

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Film+Gautham Menon (Producer)Thanga Meenkal
Reshma Ghatala (Producer)
Venkat Somasundaram (Producer)
V.Ramadoss (Producer)Haridas
Bala (Producer)Paradesi
S. Lakshman Kumar (Producer)Singam II
Sasikumar (Producer)Thalaimuraigal
Balu Mahendra (Producer)
Chandra Haasan (Producer)Vishwaroopam
Kamal Haasan (Producer)
Best Director+Bala Paradesi
Balu MahendraThalaimuraigal
G. N. R. KumaravelanHaridas
HariSingam II
Kamal HaasanVishwaroopam
RamThanga Meenkal
Best Actor+AdharvaaParadesi
Ajith KumarArrambam
DhanushMaryan
Kamal HaasanVishwaroopam
KishoreHaridas
SuriyaSingam II
Best Actress+Nayantara Raja Rani
ParvathyMaryan
Pooja Umashankar Vidiyum Munn
SnehaHaridas
TrishaEndrendrum Punnagai
VedhickaParadesi
Best Supporting Actor+SathyarajRaja Rani
AryaArrambam
JaiRaja Rani
JerryParadesi
RahmanSingam II
Best Supporting Actress+DhansikaParadesi
Nandita SwethaEthir Neechal
Nazriya NazimRaja Rani
Padmapriya JanakiramanThanga Meenkal
Taapsee PannuArrambam
Best Music Director+A. R. Rahman Kadal
A. R. RahmanMaryan
Anirudh RavichanderEthir Neechal
Anirudh RavichanderVanakkam Chennai
D. ImmanVaruthapadatha Valibar Sangam
G. V. Prakash Kumar Paradesi
Best Lyricist+Na. MuthukumarAananda Yaazhai from Thanga Meenkal
Madhan KarkyAnbin Vaasaley from Kadal
Na. MuthukumarYaaro Ivan from Udhayam NH4
VairamuthuChithirai Nila from Kadal
Sengaade from Paradesi
Best Male Playback Singer+Sriram ParthasarathyAananda Yaazha from Thanga Meenkal
A. R. RahmanElay Keechan from Kadal
Abhay JodhpurkarMoongil Thottam from Kadal
G. V. PrakashYaar Indha from Thalaivaa
Yuvan Shankar RajaKadal Rasa Naan from Maryan
Best Female Playback Singer+Sakthisree GopalanNenjukulley from Kadal
SaindhaviYaar Indha from Thalaivaa
Yaaro Ivan from Udhayam NH4
SuchitraAilasa Ailasa from Vanakkam Chennai
Vandana SrinivasanAvatha Paiyya from Paradesi

Nominees and Winners of Telugu Cinema Awards

+ indicates winner

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Film+B. V. S. N. Prasad (Producer)Atharintiki Daaredi
Nikitha Reddy (Producer)Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde
Vikram Goud (Producer)
V. Vamsi Krishna Reddy (Producer)Mirchi
Pramod Uppalapati (Producer)
Dil Raju (Producer)Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu
Ram Mohan P (Producer)Uyyala Jampala
Akkineni Nagarjuna (Producer)
Best Director+Trivikram SrinivasAtharintiki Daaredi
Koratala SivaMirchi
Srikanth AddalaSeethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu
Vijaykumar KondaGunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde
Virinchi VarmaUyyala Jampala
Best Actor+Mahesh BabuSeethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu
NitinGunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde
Pawan KalyanAtharintiki Daaredi
Prabhas Mirchi
Ram Charan Teja Nayak
Best Actress+Nithya MenenGunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde
Rakul Preet SinghVenkatadri Express
Samantha Ruth PrabhuAtharintiki Daaredi
Anushka ShettyMirchi
Nanditha RajPrema Katha Chitram
Best Supporting Actor+SunilTadakha
BrahmajiVenkatadri Express
Prakash RajSeethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu
Sundeep KishanGundello Godari
VenkateshMasala
Best Supporting Actress+Lakshmi ManchuGundello Godari
AnjaliSeethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu
Nadiya MoiduAtharintiki Daaredi
Pranitha SubhashAtharintiki Daaredi
PunarnaviUyyala Jampala
Best Music Director+Devi Sri PrasadAtharintiki Daaredi
Anoop RubensGunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde
Devi Sri PrasadMirchi
M. R. SunnySwamy Ra Ra
Mickey J. MeyerSeethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu
Best Lyricist+Sri ManiAaradugula Bulletu from Atharintiki Daaredi
Anantha SreeramJabilli Nuvve Cheppamma from Ramayya Vasthavayya
ChandraboseGundello Godari from Gundello Godari
Ramajogayya SastryPandagala Digivachavu from Mirchi
VishwaDiamond Girl from Baadshah
Best Male Playback Singer+Kailash KherPandagala Digivachavu from Mirchi
Daler MehndiBanthi Poola Janaki from Baadshah
RanjithJabilli Nuvve Cheppamma from Ramayya Vasthavayya
Shankar MahadevanBapu Gari Bomma from Atharintiki Daaredi
Suchith SuresanMeenakshi Meenakshi from Masala
Best Female Playback Singer+K. S. ChithraSeethamma Vakitlo from Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu
Shreya GhoshalHey Nayak from Nayak
ChinnaponnuMirchi from Mirchi
Geetha MadhuriVechhani Vayasu from Gundello Godari
Indu NagarajPyar Mein Padipoya from Potugadu

Nominees and Winners of Malayalam Cinema Awards

+ indicates winner

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Film+Antony Perumbavoor (Producer)Drishyam
Fareed Khan (Producer)Amen
M. Mani (Producer)Artist
Kamal (Producer)Celluloid
Ubaid (Producer)
M. Renjith (Producer)Left Right Left
Best Director+Shyamaprasad Artist
Jeethu JosephDrishyam
Joy MathewShutter
KamalCelluloid
Lijo Jose PellisseryAmen
Best Actor+Fahadh FaasilNorth 24 Kaatham
Indrajith SukumaranLeft Right Left
JayaramNadan
MohanlalDrishyam
Prithviraj SukumaranCelluloid
Best Actress+Ann AugustineArtist
Mamta MohandasCelluloid
MeenaDrishyam
ShobhanaThira
Shweta MenonKalimannu
Best Supporting Actor+Murali Gopy Left Right Left
Indrajith SukumaranAmen
MukeshEnglish: An Autumn in London
SiddiqueDrishyam
Suraj Venjaramoodu God for Sale
Best Supporting Actress+Asha SarathDrishyam
Bindu PanickerPullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum
GeethaZachariayude Garbhinikal
LenaLeft Right Left
SanushaZachariayude Garbhinikal
Best Music Director+M. JayachandranCelluloid
Afsal YusufGod for Sale
BijibalArtist
OusepachanNadan
Prashanth PillaiAmen
Best Lyricist+Madhu VasudevanOttakku Padunna from Nadan
O. N. V. KurupShalabhamai from Kalimannu
Prabha VarmaEthu Sundara from Nadan
P. S. RafeequeEe Solomanum from Amen
Rafeeq AhmedKaatte Kaatte from Celluloid
Best Male Playback Singer+Vijay YesudasThirayum Theeravum from Memories
G. SreeramKaatte Kaatte from Celluloid
HaricharanMazhaye from Pattam Pole
Najim ArshadEthu Sundara from Nadan
Best Female Playback Singer+Vaikom VijayalakshmiOttakku Padunna from Nadan
Shreya GhoshalShalabhamayi from Kalimannu
Anuradha SriramVadakkini Poomughathu from Ayal
Mridula WarrierLaalee Laalee from Kalimannu
SitharaEnnundodee from Celluloid

Nominees and Winners of Kannada Cinema Awards

+ indicates winner

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Film+N. S. Rajkumar (Producer)Myna
R. Nataraj Gowda (Producer)Bhajarangi
M. Manjunath Gowda (Producer)
Meena Thoogudeepa (Producer)Bulbul
Srinivas (Producer)
K. A. Suresh (Producer)Shravani Subramanya
S. Hemanth (Producer)Simple Agi Ondh Love Story
Suni (Producer)
Best Director+Pawan Kumar Lucia
HarshaBhajarangi
M. D. SridharBulbul
NagashekarMyna
SuniSimple Agi Ondh Love Story
Best Actor+Prem KumarCharminar
GaneshShravani Subramanya
ShivarajkumarBhajarangi
SudeepBachchan
YashGoogly
Best Actress+AmulyaShravani Subramanya
Aindrita RayBhajarangi
Meghana GaonkarCharminar
Rachita RamBulbul
Shwetha SrivatsavSimple Agi Ondh Love Story
Best Supporting Actor+Achyuth KumarLucia
AmbareeshBulbul
Rangayana RaghuJayammana Maga
Sai KumarBrindavana
Sharath LohitashwaKaddipudi
Best Supporting Actress+Kalyani Raju Jayammana Maga
Milana NagarajBrindavana
Parul YadavBachchan
Rukmini Vijayakumar Bhajarangi
TaraShravani Subramanya
Best Music Director+Arjun JanyaBhajarangi
B. J. BharathSimple Agi Ondh Love Story
Jassie GiftMyna
Joshua Sridhar Googly
V. HarikrishnaShravani Subramanya
Best Lyricist+Siddu KodipuraBaanalli Badalaago from Simple Agi Ondh Love Story
Jayanth KaikiniJiya Teri from Bhajarangi
KavirajModala Maleyante from Myna
M. Krishne GowdaAakal Benne from Shravani Subramanya
V. Nagendra PrasadKannalle Kannittu from Shravani Subramanya
Best Male Playback Singer+Poornachandra Tejaswi S. V.Thinbedakammi from Lucia
ShaanKannalle Kannittu from Shravani Subramanya
Shankar MahadevanSri Anjaneyam from Bhajarangi
Sonu NigamBaanalli Badalaago from Simple Agi Ondh Love Story
Vijay PrakashKhaali Quarter from Victory
Best Female Playback Singer+Sowmya RaohKaragida Baaninalli from Simple Agi Ondh Love Story
Shreya GhoshalModala Maleyante from Myna
Anuradha BhatSri Krishna from Bhajarangi
Manjula GururajAakal Benne from Shravani Subramanya
Shachina HeggarHedarabyadri from Kaddipudi

Note:- Special Awards are also counted towards a nomination.

Special Jury Award-61st Filmfare Awards South (2014)

The Special Jury Award was not presented in the 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014) for the 3rd consecutive year.

Lifetime Achievement Award-61st Filmfare Awards South (2014)

NameOccupation
Balu mahendraCinematographer, Director
JayabharathiActress
Filmfare Lifetime Achievement (South) 2014

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.
  • Nazriya Nazim received the award for Best Female Debut in the 61st Filmfare Awards South (2014).
    • She won the award for Best Female Debut for the Tamil and Malayalam language film Neram.

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.
  • Nivin Pauly and Gautham Karthik received the award for Best Male Debut in the 61st Filmfare Awards South (2014).
    • Nivin Pauly won the award for the Tamil and Malayalam language Black film Neram.
    • Gautham Karthik won the award for the Tamil language Drama film Kadal.

Filmfare Critics Awards for Best Actor

  • Critics Award was introduced in the 59th Filmfare Awards-South (2012).
    • Prithiviraj and Dhanush won the award Critics Award for Best Actor in the 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014).
    • Prithiviraj won the award for the Malayalam language Biographical Film Celluloid.
    • Dhanush won the award for the Tamil language Survival Film Maryan.

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.
  • Rajeev Menon won the award for Filmfare Best Cinematographer-South in the 61st Filmfare Awards South (2014).
    • He won the award for the Tamil language Drama film Kadal.

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.
  • Shekhar won the Filmfare Best Choreographer-South in the 61st Filmfare Awards South (2014).
    • He won the award for the song Top Lessi Poddi from Telugu language Romantic Action film Iddarammayilatho.

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 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014) for the 3rd consecutive year.

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 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014) for the 2nd consecutive year.

Most Nominated and Most Awarded films-61st Filmfare Awards South (2014)

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 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014):

Tamil Cinema

  • Film Kadal became the most awarded Tamil film in the 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014).
    • The film won four (4) awards out of nine (9) nominations.
    • By winning four awards Kadal became one of the Most Awarded Film in the 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014). Telugu Film Atharintiki Daaredi also won four (4) awards.
  • By receiving nine (9) nominations, Kadal became the Most Nominated Tamil Film in the 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014).
    • Kadal also became one of the Most Nominated Films in the 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014) along with Paradesi (Tamil), Kadal (Tamil), Atharintiki Daaredi (Telugu), Celluloid (Malayalam), Bhajarangi (Kannada) and Shravani Subramanya (Kannada).

Telugu Cinema

  • Atharintiki Daaredi became the Most Awarded Telugu film in the Filmfare Awards-South (2014).
    • The film won four (4) awards out of nine (9) nominations.
  • By winning four (4) awards Atharintiki Daaredi became one of the Most Awarded Film in the 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014). Tamil Film Kadal also won four (4) awards.
  • By receiving nine (9) nominations, Atharintiki Daaredi became one of the Most Nominated Films in the 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014). Other films that received nine (9) nominations were:-
    1. Paradesi (Tamil)
    2. Kadal (Tamil)
    3. Atharintiki Daaredi (Telugu)
    4. Celluloid (Malayalam)
    5. Bhajarangi (Kannada)
    6. Shravani Subramanya (Kannada)

Malayalam Cinema

  • Film Celluloid, Drishyam, Nadan and Artist became the Most Awarded Malayalam film in the 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014).
    • All these four (4) Films won two awards each.
      • Celluloid received nine (9) nominations.
      • Drishyam received six (6) nominations.
      • Nadan received six (6) nominations too.
      • Artists received four (4) nominations.
  • By receiving nine (9) nominations, Celluloid became the Most Nominated Malayalam Film in the 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014).
  • Film Celluloid also became one of the Most Nominated Films in the 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014) along with Paradesi (Tamil), Kadal (Tamil), Atharintiki Daaredi (Telugu), Celluloid (Malayalam), Bhajarangi (Kannada) and Shravani Subramanya (Kannada).

Kannada Cinema

  • Film Lucia became the Most Awarded Kannada Film in the 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014).
    • The film won three (3) awards out of three (3) nominations.
  • Two Kannada films Bhajarangi and Shravani Subramanya received nine (9) nominations each.
  • By receiving nine (9) nominations, Bhajarangi and Shravani Subramanya became the Most Nominated Kannada Films in the 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014).
    • Other films that received nine (9) nominations were:-
    1. Paradesi (Tamil)
    2. Kadal (Tamil)
    3. Atharintiki Daaredi (Telugu)
    4. Celluloid (Malayalam)
    5. Bhajarangi (Kannada)
    6. Shravani Subramanya (Kannada)

Most Awards winning films-61st Filmfare Awards South (2014)

FilmLanguageAwardsNominations
KadalTamil49
Atharintiki DaarediTelugu49
ParadesiTamil39
Thanga MeenkalTamil35
LuciaKannada33
CelluloidMalayalam29
Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle ChettuTelugu27
Simple Agi Ondh Love StoryKannada27
DrishyamMalayalam26
NadanMalayalam26
Raja RaniTamil24
ArtistMalayalam24
BhajarangiKannada19
Shravani SubramanyaKannada19
MirchiTelugu18
MaryanTamil15
Gunde Jaari GallanthayyindeTelugu15
MynaMalayalam15
HaridasTamil14
Gundello GodariTelugu14
Left Right LeftMalayalam14
CharminarKannada12
Jaymmana MagaKannada12

Most Nominated films-61st Filmfare Awards South (2014)

FilmLanguageNominationsAwards
KadalTamil94
Atharintiki DaarediTelugu94
ParadesiTamil93
CelluloidMalayalam91
Shravani SubramanyaKannada91
Simple Agi Ondh Love StoryKannada91
MirchiTelugu81
Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle ChettuTelugu72
DrishyamMalayalam62
NadanMalayalam62
MaryanTamil51
MynaKannada51
AmenMalayalam50
HaridasTamil41
Gundello GodariTelugu41
Left Right LeftMalayalam41
Singam IITamil40
KalimannuMalayalam40
BulbulKannada40
LuciaKannada33
VishwaroopamTamil30
ArrambamTamil30
Uyyala JampalaTelugu30
CharminarKannada21
Jayammana MagaKannada21
ThalaimuraigalTamil20
Ethir NeechalTamil20
Vanakkam ChennaiTamil20
Udhayam NH4Tamil20
ThalaivaaTamil20
NayakTelugu20
Venkatadri ExpressTelugu20
MasalaTelugu20
Ramayya VasthavayyaTelugu20
BaadshahTelugu20
God for SaleMalayalam20
Zachariayude GarbhinikalMalayalam20
BachchanKannada20
GooglyKannada20
BrindavanaKannada20

Most Nominations and Most Awards Film (Tamil Cinema) in Filmfare Awards South (2014)

Most Award Winners (Film)-Tamil Cinema

FilmAwardsNomination
Kadal49
Paradesi39
Thanga Meenkal35
Raja Rani24
Maryan15
Haridas14

Most Nominations-Tamil Cinema

FilmNominationsAwards
Kadal94
Paradesi93
Maryan51
Singam II40
Vishwaroopam30
Arrambam30
Thalaimuraigal20
Ethir Neechal20
Vanakkam Chennai20
Udhayam NH420
Thalaivaa20

Highlights-Tamil Cinema Awards-61st Filmfare Awards South (2014)

  • Film Kadal became the Most Awarded Tamil Film in the 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014).
    • The film won four (4) awards out of nine (9) nominations.
  • Kadal also became one of the Most Awarded Film in 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014).
    • Telugu Film Atharintiki Daaredi also won an equal number of awards.
  • Film Paradesi and Kadal received nine (9) nominations each. Thus, both film became the Most Nominated Tamil Films in the 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014)
    • Paradesi and Kadal also became one of the Most Nominated Films in the 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014).
      • Four (4) other films received nine (9) nominations in the 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014).
      1. Atharintiki Daaredi (Telugu)
      2. Celluloid (Malayalam)
      3. Bhajarangi (Kannada)
      4. Shravani Subramanya (Kannada).
  • Kadal Won the following four awards:
    1. A. R. Rahman won the award for Best Music Director (Tamil).
      • A. R. Rahman received another nomination for Best Music Director (Tamil) for the film Maryan.
      • A. R. Rahman received one more nomination for Best Male Playback Singer (Tamil) for the Song Elay Keechan from Kadal.
    2. Sakthisree Gopalan won the award for Best Female Playback Singer. She won the award for the Song Nenjukulley from Kadal.
    3. Gautham Karthik won the award for Best Male Debut-South.
    4. Rajeev Menon won the award for Filmfare Best Cinematographer-South.
  • G.V. Prakash Kumar received two nominations.
    • He received a nomination for Best Music Director (Tamil) for the film Paradesi.
    • G.V. Prakash received another nomination for Best Male Playback Singer (Tamil) for the song Yaad Indha from Thalaivaa.
  • Film Maryan received the second most nominations in the Tamil category.
    • Maryan won only one award.
    • Dhanush won the Critics Awards for Best Actor.
  • Film Singam II received four (4) nominations. 
    • However, the film could not receive any award.
  • Films Vishwaroopam and Arrambam received three (3) nominations each. 
    • However, both the films did not win any awards.
  • Film Thalaimuraigal, Ethir Neechal, Vanakkam Chennai, Udhayam NH4, and Thalaivaa received two nominations each.
    • All these films did not win any awards.

Most Nominations and Most Awards-61st Filmfare Awards South (2014)-Telugu Cinema

Most Award Winners (Film)-Telugu Cinema

FilmAwardsNominations
Atharintiki Daaredi49
Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu27
Mirchi18
Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde15
Gundello Godari14

Most Nominations-Telugu Cinema

FilmNominationsAwards
Atharintiki Daaredi94
Mirchi81
Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu72
Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde51
Gundello Godari41
Uyyala Jampala30
Nayak20
Venkatadri Express20
Masala20
Ramayya Vasthavayya20
Baadshah20

Highlights-Most Awards and Most Nominations (Telugu)-61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014)

  1. Atharintiki Daaredi became the Most Awarded Telugu film in the Filmfare Awards-South (2014).
    • The film won four (4) awards out of nine (9) nominations.
      • By winning four trophies, Atharintiki Daaredi became one of the Most Awarded Film in the 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014). Tamil Film Kadal also won four (4) awards.
      • By reciving nine (9) nominations, Atharintiki Daaredi also became one of the Most Nominated Films in the 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014).
      • Other films that received nine (9) nominations were:-
        1. Paradesi (Tamil)
        2. Kadal (Tamil)
        3. Celluloid (Malayalam)
        4. Bhajarangi (Kannada)
        5. hravani Subramanya (Kannada)
  2. Atharintiki Daaredi won the following four awards:
    • Best Film (Telugu)
    • Best Director (Telugu)
    • Best Music Director (Telugu)
    • Best Lyricist (Telugu)
      • Trivikram Srinivas won the award for Best Director.
      • Devi Sri Prasad won the award for Best Music Director.
      • Sri Mani won the award for Best Lyricist (Telugu).
        • He won the award for the song Aaradugula Bulletu.
  3. Mirchi received eight (8) nominations but could win only one (1) award.
    • Kailash Kher won the award for Best Male Playback Singer for the song Pandagala Digivachavu from Mirchi.
  4. Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu received seven (7) nominations.
    • The film won only two (2) awards.
    • Mahesh Babu won the award for Best Actor (Telugu).
    • K.S. Chitra won the award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song Seethamma Vakitlo.
  5. Film Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde received five nominations.
    • However, the film won only one award.
    • Nithya Menon won the award for Best Actress (Telugu).
  6. Film Gundello Godari received four nominations and won one of them.
    • Lakshmi Manchu won the Best Supporting Actress
  7. Film Nayal, Masala, Baadshah, Uyyala Jampala, and Venktadri Express received two (2) nominations each.
    • However, none of them could win any awards.

Most Nominations and Most Awards-61st Filmfare Awards South (2014)-Malayalam Cinema

Most Award Winners (Film)-Malayalam Cinema

FilmAwardsNominations
Celluloid29
Drishyam26
Nadan26
Artist24
Left Right Left14

Most Nominations-Malayalam Cinema

FilmNominationsAwards
Celluloid91
Drishyam62
Nadan62
Amen50
Left Right Left41
Kalimannu40
God for Sale20
Zachariayude Garbhinikal20

Highlights-Most Awards and Most Nominations (Malayalam Cinema)-61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014)

  • Film Celluloid, Drishyam, Nadan, and Artist became the Most Awarded Malayalam film in the 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014).
    • All these four (4) Films won two awards each.
      • Celluloid received nine (9) nominations.
      • Drishyam received six (6) nominations.
      • Nadan received six (6) nominations too.
      • Artist received four (4) nominations.
  • By receiving nine (9) nominations, Celluloid became the Most Nominated Malayalam Film in the 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014).
    • Celluloid also became one of the Most Nominated Films in the 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014).
  • Other films that received nine (9) nominations in the 61st Filmfare Awards were
    • Kadal (Tamil)
    • Paradesi (Tamil)
    • Atharintiki Daaredi (Telugu)
    • Bhajarangi (Kannada)
    • Shravani Subramanya (Kannada) 
  • Awards won by Celluloid (Nominations-9 | Win-2)
    • M. Jayachandran won the award for Best Music Dir-tor (Malayalam).
    • Prithiviraj won the Critics Award for Best Actor.
  • Awards won by Drishyam (Nominations-6 | Win-2):-
    • Best Film.
    • Asha Sarath won the award for Best Supporting Actress (Malayalam).
  • Awards won by Nadan (Nominations-6 | Win-2):-
    • Madhu Vasudevan won the award for Best Lyricist (Malayalam).
      • He won the award for the song Ottakku Padunna from Nadan.
    • Vaikom Vijayalakshmi won the award for Best Female Playback Singer (Malayalam).
      • She won the award for the song Ottakku Padunna too from Nadan.
  • Awards won by Artist (Nominations-4 | Win-2)
    • Shyamaprasad won the award for Best Director (Malayalam).
    • Ann Augustine won the award for Best Actress (Malayalam).
  • Film Amen received five (5) nominations.
    • However, the film did not win any awards.
  • Film Left Right Left received four (4) nominations.
    • The film won one award.
    • Murali Gopy won the award for Best Supporting Actor (Malayalam).
  • Film Kalimannu also received four (4) nominations.
    • However, the film did not win any awards.
  • Film God for Sale and Zachariayude Garbhinikal received two (2) nominations each.
    • Both the films failed to win any awards in the 2014 South Filmfare Awards. 

Most Nominations and Most Awards-61st Filmfare Awards South (2014)-Kannada Cinema

Most Award Winners (Film)-Kannada Cinema

FilmAwardsNominations
Lucia33
Simple Agi Ondh Love Story27
Bhajarangi19
Shravani Subramanya19
Myna15
Charminar12
Jayammana Maga12

Most Nominations-Kannada Cinema

FilmNominationsAwards
Bhajarangi91
Shravani Subramanya91
Simple Agi Ondh Love Story72
Myna51
Bulbul40
Lucia33
Charminar21
Jayammana Maga21
Bachchan20
Googly20
Brindavana20
Kaddipudi20

Highlights-Most Awards and Most Nominations (Kannada Cinema)

  • Film Lucia became the Most Awarded Kannada film in the 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014).
    • The film received three (3) and won all of them.
      1. Pawan Kumar won the award for Best Director (Kannada).
      2. Achyuth Kumar won the award for Best Supporting Actor (Kannada).
      3. Poornachandra Tejaswi S. V. won the award for Best Male Playback Singer (Kannda).
    • He won the award for the song Thinbedakammi from Lucia.
  • Films Bhajarangi and Shravani Subramanya both received nine (9) nominations each.
    • Both the films won one (1) award each too.
      • Arjun Janya won the Award for Best Music Director (Kannada) for the film Bhajarangi.
      • Amulya won the award for Best Actress for the film Shravani Subramanya.
  • By receiving nine (9) nominations each, Bhajarangi and Shravani Subramanya became one of the Most Nominated Films in 61st Filmfare Awards-South.
  • Other films that received nine (9) nominations were:-
    1. Paradesi (Tamil)
    2. Kadal (Tamil)
    3. Atharintiki Daaredi (Telugu)
    4. Celluloid (Malayalam)
  • Film Myna received five nominations.
    • The film won one (1) award too.
      • Myna won the award for Best Film in 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014).
  • Film Charminar and Jayammana Maga received two (2) nominations each.
    • Both films won one (1) award each too.
      • Prem Kumar won the award for Best Actor for the film Charminar.
      • Kalyani Raju won the award for Best Supporting Actress for the film Jayammana Maga.
  • Film Bulbul received four (4) nominations.
    • However, the film did not win any awards.
  • Films Bachchan, Googley, Brindavana, and Kaddipudi received two (2) nominations each.
    • However, all these four films could not win any awards.

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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