65th Filmfare Awards South (2018)

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65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018)

65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018) at a glance:

Date16 June 2018
Place HeldHyderabad, Telangana
HostsRahul Ravindran (Actor)
Sundeep Krishan (Actor)
ProducerJio
Most Awards8
Baahubali: The Conclusion (Telugu)
Most Nominations12
Baahubali: The Conclusion (Telugu)
Best Film-TamilAramm
Best Film-TeluguBaahubali: The Conclusion (Telugu)
Best Film-MalayalamThondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
Best Film-KannadaOndu Motteya Kathe
Previous Filmfare Award-South64rd Filmfare Awards-South (2017)
Next Filmfare Awards-South66th Filfmare Awards-South (2019)

The event of 65th Filmfare Awards-South held on 16 June 2018 at the Novotel and HICC (Hyderabad International Convention Center) Complex in Hyderabad.

Actor Rahul Ravindran and Sundeep Kishan hosted the show in 2018 (65th Filmfare Awards-South).

Earlier, Rahul Ravindran hosted the 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014) and 63rd Filmfare Awards-South (2016) with Playback Singer Chinmay Sripada. Sundeep Krishan hosted the 60th Filmfare Awards-South (2013) with Chinmay too.

Chinmay Sripada hosted the show for the 3rd consecutive year. She hosted the 59th Filmfare Awards-South (2012) with singer Karthik, 60th Filmfare Awards-South (2013) with Actor Sundeep Krishan, and 61st Filmfare Awards-South (2014) with Actor Rahul Ravindran. She Hosted the 63rd Filmfare Awards-South (2016) with Actor Rahul Ravindran.

Content:

  1. Venue
  2. About Filmfare Awards-South
  3. Introduction of Filmfare Awards-South
  4. List of Winners and Nominees-65th Filmfare Awards-South (Main Awards)
  5. Most Awarded Films in 65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018)
  6. Most Nominated films in 65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018)
  7. Special Jury Award
  8. Filmfare Awards for Best Female Debut-South
  9. Filmfare Awards for Best Male Debut-South
  10. Technical Awards
  11. Lifetime Achievement Award
  12. Critics Award for Best Actor
  13. Critics Award for Best Actress
  14. 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.

Since the 22nd Filmfare Awards South (1975), the ceremony started regularly in Chennai.

The 39th Filmfare Awards South 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.

It was the first time Filmfare Awards South was 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 62nd Filmfare Awards South (2015) was held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, on 26 June 2015. The event of 63rd Filmfare Awards-South held on 12 July 2016 at the Hyderabad International Convention Center. The 64th Filmfare Awards-South was held in Hyderabad, and the 65th Filmfare Award was held in Hyderabad too.

List of Winners and Nominees-65th Filmfare Awards South (2018)

Nominees and Winners of Tamil Cinema Awards

+ indicates winner

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Film+Kotapadi J Rajesh (Producer)Aramm
Arun Prabu (Producer)Aruvi
Purushothaman (Producer)
N. Ramasamy (Producer)Mersal
Hema Rukmani (Producer)
H. Murali (Producer)
S. R. Prakashbabu (Producer)Theeran Adhigaram Ondru
S. R. Prabhu (Producer)
S. Sashikanth (Producer)Vikram Vedha
Best Director+Pushkar-GayathriVikram Vedha
Arun Prabu PurushothamanAruvi
AtleeMersal
DhanushPower Paandi
Gopi NainarAramm
H. VinothTheeran Adhigaram Ondru
Best Actor+Vijay SethupathiVikram Vedha
KarthiTheeran Adhigaram Ondru
MadhavanVikram Vedha
RajkiranPower Paandi
VijayMersal
Best Actress+NayantharaAramm
Aditi BalanAruvi
Amala PaulThiruttu Payale 2
Andrea JeremiahTaramani
JyotikaMagalir Mattum
RevathiPower Paandi
Best Supporting Actor+Prasanna Thiruttu Payale 2
Abhimanyu SinghTheeran Adhigaram Ondru
S. J. SuryahMersal
Vinay RaiThupparivaalan
Vivek Oberoi Vivegam
Best Supporting Actress+Nithya MenonMersal
Anjali VaradhanAruvi
BhanupriyaMagalir Mattum
UrvashiMagalir Mattum
Varalaxmi SarathkumarVikram Vedha
Best Music Director+A. R. Rahman Mersal
Anirudh RavichanderVelaikkaran
Vivegam
A. R. RahmanKaatru Veliyidai
D. Imman Bogan
Best Lyricist+VairamuthuVaan from Kaatru Veliyidai
Madhan KarkyAzhagiye from Kaatru Veliyidai
Idhayame from Velaikkaran
VivekAazhaporan from Mersal
Neethane from Mersal
Best Male Playback Singer+Anirudh RavichanderYaanji from Vikram Vedha
A. R. RahmanNeethane from Mersal
Arjun ChandyAzhagiye from Kaatru Veliyidai
Haricharan
SathyaprakashNee Parkum from Thiruttu Payale 2
Sid SriramMacho from Mersal
Best Female Playback Singer+Shashaa TirupatiVaan from Kaatru Veliyidai
Shreya GhoshalNeethane from Mersal
Luksimi SivaneswaralingamSenthoora from Bogan
Neeti MohanIdhayame from Velaikkaran
Swetha MohanMacho from Mersal

Nominees and Winners of Telugu Cinema Awards

+ indicates winner

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Film+Shobu Yarlagadda (Producer)Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
+Prasad Devineni (Producer)
Pranay Reddy Vanga (Producer)Arjun Reddy
Dil Raju (Producer)Fidaa
Shirish (Producer)
Y. Rajeev Reddy (Producer)Gauthamiputra Satakarni
Jagarlamudi Saibabu (Producer)
Anvesh Reddy (Producer)Ghazi
Venkataramana Reddy (Producer)
Prasad V Potluri (Producer)
NM Pasha (Producer)
Jagan Mohan Vancha (Producer)
Dil Raju (Producer)Sathamanam Bhavati
Best Director+S. S. RajamouliBaahubali 2: The Conclusion
KrishGauthamiputra Satakarni
Sandeep Reddy VangaArjun Reddy
Sankalp ReddyGhazi
Satish VegesnaSathamanam Bhavati
Sekhar KammulaFidaa
Best Actor+Vijay DeverakondaArjun Reddy
Chiranjeevi Khaidi No. 150
Jr NTRJai Lava Kusa
Nandamuri BalakrishnaGauthamiputra Satakarni
Prabhas Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
VenkateshGuru
Best Actress+Sai Pallavi Fidaa
Niveda ThomasNinnu Kori
Anushka ShettyBaahubali 2: The Conclusion
Rakul Preet SinghRarandoi Veduka Chudham
Ritika SinghGuru
Best Supporting Actor+Rana DaggubatiBaahubali 2: The Conclusion
Aadhi PinisettyNinnu Kori
Prakash RajSathamanam Bhavati
S. J. SuryahSpyder
SathyarajBaahubali 2: The Conclusion
Best Supporting Actress+Ramya KrishnaBaahubali 2: The Conclusion
Bhumika ChawlaMiddle Class Abbayi
Catherine Tresa Nene Raju Nene Mantri
JayasudhaSathamanam Bhavati
Saranya PradeepFidaa
Best Music Director+M. M. KeeravaniBaahubali 2: The Conclusion
Anoop RubensHello
Devi Sri PrasadDuvvada Jagannadham
Khaidi No. 150
Mickey J MeyerSathamanam Bhavati
Shakti KanthFidaa
Best Lyricist+M. M. KeeravaniDandaalayyaa from Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
Chaithanya PingaliOosupodhu from Fidaa
ChandraboseNuvvele Nuvvele from Jai Janaki Nayaka
Ravana from Jai Lava Kusa
Ramajogayya SastrySathamanam Bhavathi from Sathamanam Bhavati
ShreshtaMadhurame from Arjun Reddy
Best Male Playback Singer+HemachandraOosupodhu from Fidaa
Anurag KulkarniMellaga Tellarindoi from Sathamanam Bhavati
Armaan MalikHello from Hello
LV RevanthTeliseney Na Nuvvey from Arjun Reddy
Sid SriramAdiga Adiga from Ninnu Kori
Best Female Playback Singer+Madhu PriyaVachchinde from Fidaa
Geetha MadhuriMahanubhavudu from Mahanubhavudu
M. M. Manasi
Neha BhasinSwing Zara from Jai Lava Kusa
Sameera BharadwajMadhurame from Arjun Reddy
SonuHamsa Naava from Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
Deepu

Nominees and Winners of Malayalam Cinema Awards

+ indicates winner

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Film+Sandip Senan (Producer)Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
+Anish M. Thomas (Producer)
Vijay Babu (Producer)Angamaly Diaries
Aashiq Abu (Producer)Mayanadhi
Santhosh T. Kuruvilla (Producer)
Alexander Mathew (Producer)Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu
Anto Joseph (Producer)Take Off
Shebin Backer (Producer)
Megha Rajesh (Producer)
Best Director+Dileesh PothanThondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
Mahesh NarayanTake Off
Aashiq AbuMayanadhi
Lijo Jose PellisseryAngamaly Diaries
Soubin ShahirParava
Best Actor+Fahadh FaasilThondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
Dulquer SalmanSolo
Biju MenonRakshadhikari Baiju Oppu
MohanlalMunthiri Vallikal Thalirkkumbol
Nivin PaulySakhavu
Tovino ThomasMayanadhi
Best Actress+Parvathy ThiruvothuTake Off
Aishwarya LekshmiMayanadhi
Anu SitharaRamante Edanthottam
Manju WarrierUdaharanam Sujatha
Nimisha SajayanThondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
Best Supporting Actor+AlencierThondimuthalum Driksakshiyum
Kunchacko BobanTake Off
Joju GeorgeUdaharanam Sujatha
Renji PanickerGodha
SarathAngamaly Diaries
Best Supporting Actress+Shanthi KrishnaNjandukalude Nattil Oridavela
Aishwarya RajeshJomonte Suvisheshangal
Anna RajanAngamaly Diaries
Aparna BalamuraliSarvopari Palakkaran
SrindaSherlock Toms
Best Music Director+Rex Vijayan Mayanadhi
BijibalRamante Edanthottam
Gopi SunderUdaharanam Sujatha
Prashant PillaiAngamaly Diaries
Shaan RahmanGodha
Best Lyricist+Anwar AliMizhiyil Ninnu Mizhiyilekku from Mayanadhi
B. K. HarinarayananEe Kaattuvannu Kathil from Adam Joan
Rafeeq Ahamed"Ekayayi Neeyente from Kaattu
Rafeeq AhamedKaattilila Polengo from Udaharanam Sujatha
Santhosh VarmaAkale Oru Kadinte from Ramante Edanthottam
Best Male Playback Singer+Shahabaz AmanMizhiyil Ninnu Mizhiyilekku from Mayanadhi
HaricharanLailakame from Ezra
KarthikEe Kaatu Vannu from Adam Joan
Shreekumar VakkiyilAyalathe penninte from Angamaly Diaries
Vijay YesudasKaiveesi neeyenne from The Great Father
Best Female Playback Singer+K. S. ChithraNadavathil Thurannilla from Kambhoji
Shreya GhoshalAkale Oru Kaadinte from Ramante Edanthottam
Gayathri VarmaKasavu Njorium from Udaharanam Sujatha
Shweta MohanOrupuzhayarikil from Munthiri Vallikal Thalirkkumbol
Sithara KrishnakumarVanamakalunnu from Vimaanam

Nominees and Winners of Kannada Cinema Awards

+ indicates winner

Award CategoryWinnerFilm
Best Film+Suhan Prasad (Producer)Ondu Motteya Kathe
+Pawan Kumar (Producer)
Pawan Kumar (Producer)Chowka
Yogish Dwarakish Bungale(Producer)
Krishna Sarthak (Producer)Dayavittu Gamanisi
Nandini Madesh (Producer)Shuddhi
Madesh T. Bhaskar (Producer)
Airier Drreams (Producer)Urvi
Best Director+Airier Drreams Chowka
JayathirthaBeautiful Manasugalu
Raj B. ShettyOndu Motteya Kathe
Rohith PadakiDayavittu Gamanisi
Santhosh AnanddramRaajakumara
Best Actor+Puneeth RajkumarRaajakumara
Darshan Tarak
GaneshMugulu Nage
Shiva RajkumarMufti
SudeepHebbuli
Best Actress+Sruthi HariharanBeautiful Manasugalu
NivedhithaShuddhi
Rashmika MandannaChamak
Shanvi SrivastavaTarak
Shraddha SrinathOperation Alamelamma
Best Supporting Actor+P. RavishankarCollege Kumar
Achyuth KumarBeautiful Manasugalu
H. G. DattatreyaKempirve
DevarajTarak
Vasishta N. SimhaDayavittu Gamanisi
Best Supporting Actress+Bhavani PrakashUrvi
Aruna BalrajOperation Alamelamma
Samyukta HornadDayavittu Gamanisi
Usha BhandariOndu Motteya Kathe
Veena SundarKaafi Thota
Best Music Director+B. J. BharathBeautiful Manasugalu
Anoop Seelin Dayavittu Gamanisi
Arjun Janya Chakravarthi
Ravi BasrurAnjani Putra
V. HarikrishnaRaajakumara
Best Lyricist+V. Nagendra PrasadAppa I Love You from Chowka
Jayanth KaikiniRoopasi Summane from Mugulu Nage
K. KalyanBandano Sahukara from Anjani Putra
Santhosh AnanddramBombe Heluthaithe from Raajakumara
Yogaraj BhatIduvarege Badukella from Aprilna Himabindu
Best Male Playback Singer+Armaan MalikOndu Malebillu from Chakravarthi
Raghu DixitIduvarege Badukella from Aprilna Himabindu
Sonu NigamRoopasi Summane from Mugulu Nage
Vasishta N. SimhaMarethe Hodenu from Dayavittu Gamanisi
Vijay PrakashBombe Heluthaithe from Raajakumara
Best Female Playback Singer+Anuradha BhatAppa I Love You from Chowka
Eesha SuchiPreethi Maruva Santheyalli from Beautiful Manasugalu
Indu NagarajSanje Hotthu from Tarak
R. K. SparshaO Manase from Kempirve
Supriya LohithNee Nanna Olavu from Chamak

Special Jury Award-65th Filmfare Awards South (2018)

The Special Jury Award was not presented in the 65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018) for the 7th consecutive year.

Lifetime Achievement Award-65th Filmfare Awards South (2018)

NameOccupation
Kaikala SatyanarayanaActor, Producer, Director
Filmfare Lifetime Achievement (South) 2018

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.
  • Kalyani Priyadarshan and Aishwarya Lekshmi received the award for Best Female Debut in the 65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018).
    • Kalyani Priyadarshan won the award for Best Female Debut for the Telugu language film Hello.
    • Aishwarya Lekshmi won the award for Best Female Debut for the Malayalam language film Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela.

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.
  • Rishi Rithvik and Antony Varghese received the award for Best Male Debut in the 63rd Filmfare Awards-South (2016).
    • Rishi Rithvik won the award for the Tamil language Film Attu.
    • Antony Varghese won the award for the Malayalam language film Angamaly Diaries.

Filmfare Critics Awards for Best Actor

  • Critics Award was introduced in the 59th Filmfare Awards-South (2012).
    • Karthi and R. Madhavan won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor (Tamil). Karthi won the award for Theeran and Madhavan won the award for Vikram Vedha in the 65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018).
    • Venkatesh won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor (Telugu) for Guru in the 65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018).
    • Tovino Thomas won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor (Malayalam) for Mayaanadhi in the 65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018).
    • Dhananjay won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor (Kannada) for Allama in the 65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018).

Filmfare Critics Awards for Best Actress

  • Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress was introduced in the 63rd Filmfare Awards (2016).
    • Aditi Balan won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress (Tamil) for Aruvi in the 65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018).
    • Ritika Singh won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress (Telugu) for Guru in the 65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018).
    • Manju Warrier won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress (Malayalam) for Udaharanam Sujatha in the 65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018).
    • Shraddha Srinath won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress (Kannada) for Operation Alamelamma in the 65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018).

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.
  • K. K. Senthil Kumar won the award for Filmfare Best Cinematographer-South in the 65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018).
    • He won the award for the Telugu language film Baahubali: The Beginning.

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.
  • Sekhar Master won the Filmfare Best Choreographer-South in the 65th Awards South (2018) 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.
  • 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 for six (6) consecutive years from the 59th Filmfare Awards (2012) to the 64th Filmfare Awards-South (2017).
    • Sabu Cyril won the award for Best Production Design in the 65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018).
      • He won the award for the film Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.
    • 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) to 57th Filmfare Awards South (2010); for two (2) consecutive years.
  4. 59th Filmfare Awards South (2012) to 64th Filmfare Awards South (2017); for six more 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 from 2012 to 2017 for six (6) consecutive years.
  • Sabu Cyril won the award for Best Production Design in the 65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018).
    • He won the award for the film Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.

Most Nominated and Most Awarded films-65th Filmfare Awards South (2018)

Several films received multiple nominations and multiple awards in various categories. The following films received multiple nominations and multiple awards, including the Most Awards and the Most Nominations in the 65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018):

Most Awarded South Indian Films in 65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018)

FilmLanguageAwardsNominations
Baahubali 2: The ConclusionTelugu812
FidaaTelugu49
Thondimuthalum DriksakshiyumMalayalam45
MayanadhiMalayalam37
Vikram VedhaTamil36
ChowkaKannada34
MersalTamil211
Kaatru VeliyidaiTamil25
GuruTelugu24
ArammTamil23
Beautiful ManasugaluKannada25
Njandukalude Nattil OridavelaMalayalam22
Angamaly DiariesMalayalam17
Arjun ReddyTelugu16
Udaharanam SujathaMalayalam16
Take OffMalayalam14
Thiruttu Payale 2Tamil13
Khaidi No. 150Telugu13
HelloTelugu13
Ondu Motteya KatheKannada13
Operation AlamelammaKannada13
UrviKannada12
ChakravarthiKannada12

Most Nominated South Indian Films in 65th Filmfare Awards South (2018)

FilmLanguageNominationsAwards
Baahubali 2: The ConclusionTelugu128
MersalTamil112
FidaaTelugu94
MayanadhiMalayalam73
Angamaly DiariesMalayalam71
Sathamanam BhavatiTelugu70
Vikram VedhaTamil63
Arjun ReddyTelugu61
Udaharanam SujathaMalayalam61
Dayavittu GamanisiKannada60
Thondimuthalum DriksakshiyumMalayalam54
Kaatru VeliyidaiTamil52
Beautiful ManasugaluKannada52
RaajakumaraKannada51
GuruTelugu42
Take OffMalayalam41
AruviTamil40
Theeran Adhigaram OndruTamil40
Ramante EdanthottamMalayalam40
TarakKannada40
ArammTamil32
Thiruttu Payale 2Tamil31
Khaidi No. 150Telugu31
HelloTelugu31
Ondu Motteya KatheKannada31
Operation AlamelammaKannada31
Power PaandiTamil30
Magalir MattumTamil30
VelaikkaranTamil30
Gauthamiputra SatakarniTelugu30
Jai Lava KusaTelugu30
Ninnu KoriTelugu30
Mugulu NageKannada30
Njandukalude Nattil OridavelaMalayalam22
UrviKannada21
ChakravarthiKannada21
VivegamTamil20
BoganTamil20
GhaziTelugu20
Rakshadhikari Baiju OppuMalayalam20
Munthiri Vallikal ThalirkkumbolMalayalam20
GodhaMalayalam20
Adam JoanMalayalam20
ShuddhiKannada20
KempirveKannada20
Anjani PutraKannada20
ChamakKannada20

Most Awarded and Most Nominated (Tamil Films)-65th Filmfare Awards South (2018)

Most Awarded Tamil Films

FilmAwardsNomination
Vikram Vedha36
Mersal211
Kaatru Veliyidai25
Aramm23
Thiruttu Payale 213

Most Nominated Tamil Films

FilmNominationsAwards
Mersal112
Vikram Vedha63
Kaatru Veliyidai52
Aruvi40
Theeran40
Aramm32
Thiruttu Payale 231
Power Paandi30
Magalir Mattum30
Velaikkaran30
Vivegam20
Bogan20

Highlights-Tamil Cinema Awards-65th Filmfare Awards South (2018)

  • Film Vikram Vedha became the Most Awarded Tamil Film in the 65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018).
    • The film won three (3) awards out of six (6) nominations.
      1. Pushkar and Gayathri won the Filmfare award for Best Director (Tamil).
      2. Vijay Sethupathi won the Filmfare Award for Actor (Tamil).
      3. Anirudh Ravichander won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer.
        • Madhavan received a nomination for the Best Actor Award for Vikram Vedha.
  • Film Mersal received eleven (11) nominations and won two (2) of them.
    1. Nithya Menon won the Filmfare award for Best Supporting Actress (Tamil).
    2. A. R. Rahman won the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director (Tamil) for the second consecutive year.
      • He also received a nomination for the Best Music Director (Tamil) for the film “Kaatru Veliyidai.”
      • By receiving eleven (11) nominations, Mersal became the Most Nominated Tamil Film in the 65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018).
  • Film Kaatru Veliyidai received five (5) nominations and won two (2) of them.
    1. Vairamuthu won the Filmfare award for Best Lyricist (Tamil).
      • He won the award for the song Vaan.
    2. Shashaa Tirupati won the Filmfare award for Best Female Playback Singer (Tamil).
      • She won the award for the song Yaan too.
  • Tamil Film Aramm received three (3) nominations. The film won two (2) awards too.
    1. Best Film (Tamil)
    2. Nayanthara won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress (Tamil).
  • Film Thiruttu Payale 2 also received three (3) nominations each.
    • However, it could win only one (1) award.
      1. Prasanna won the Filmfare award for Best Actress (Tamil) for Naanum Rowdy Dhaan.
  • Film Aruvi and Theeran received four (4) nominations each.
    • However, both films did not win any awards.
  • Film Power Paandi, Magalir Mattum, and Velaikkaran received three (3) nominations each.
    • However, none of them could win any awards.
  • Vivegam and Bogan received two (2) nominations each.
    • Both the films did not win any awards.

Most Awarded and Most Nominated (Telugu Films)-65th Filmfare Awards South (2018)

Most Awarded Telugu Films

FilmAwardsNominations
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion812
Fidaa49
Guru24
Arjun Reddy16
Khaidi No. 15013
Hello13

Most Nominated Telugu Films

FilmNominationsAwards
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion128
Fidaa94
Sathamanam Bhavati70
Arjun Reddy61
Guru42
Khaidi No. 15031
Hello31
Gauthamiputra Satakarni30
Jai Lava Kusa30
Ninnu Kori30
Ghazi20

Highlights-Telugu Cinema Awards-65th Filmfare Awards South (2018)

The Baahubali Show

  • The second part of the Epic film Baahubali 2: The Conclusion received twelve (12) nominations.
    • By receiving twelve (12) Filmfare nominations, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion became the Most Nominated Telugu Film in the Filmfare Awards-South (2018).
    • Baahubali 2: The Conclusion also became the Most Nominated Film the 65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018)
  •  Baahubali 2 won eight (8) awards and became the Most Awarded Telugu Film in the 65th Filmfare Awards-South.
    •  Baahubali 2 also became the Most Awarded Film in the 65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018).
  • List of Filmfare Awards for Baahubali 2:
    1. Best Film (Telugu).
    2. S.S. Rajamouli – Best Director (Telugu).
    3. Rana Daggubati – Best Supporting Actor
      • Sathyaraj received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor (Telugu).
    4. Ramya Krishna – Best Supporting Actress (Telugu).
    5. M. M. Keeravani – Best Music Director (Telugu).
    6. M. M. Keeravani – Best Lyricist (Telugu).
      • He won the award for the song Dandaalayyaa.
    7. K. K. Senthil Kumar won the Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer-South.
    8. Sabu Cyril won the Filmfare Award for Best Product Design.
  • Film Fidaa received nine (9) nominations and won four (4) out of them.
    1. Sai Pallavi won the Filmfare award for Best Actress (Telugu).
    2. Hemachandra won the Filmfare award for Best Male Playback Singer (Telugu).
    3. Madhu Priya won the Filmfare award for Best Female Playback Singer (Telugu).
    4. Sekar Master won the Filmfare Award for Best Choreographer (South) for the song Vachchinde.
  • Film Guru received four (4) nominations.
    • The film won two (2) awards in the 65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018).
      1. Venkatesh won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor (Telugu).
      2. Ritika Singh won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress (Telugu).
  • Film Arjun Reddy received six (6) nominations.
    • However, the film won only one award.
      • Vijay Deverakonda won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
  • Film Khaidi No. 150 and Hello received three (3) nominations each.
    • Both films won one (1) award each too.
      • Sekar Master won the Filmfare Awards for Best Choreographer-South. He won the award for the song Ammadu Let Us Kummudu from Khaidi No. 150.
      • Kalyani Priyadarshan won the award for Best Female Debut for the Telugu language film Hello.
  • Film Gauthamiputra Satakarni, Jai Lava Kusa, and Ninnu Kori received three (3) nominations each.
    • However, none of the films won any awards.
  • Film Ghazi received two (2) nominations but failed to win any award.

Most Awarded and Most Nominated (Malayalam Films)-65th Filmfare Awards South (2018)

Most Awarded Malayalam Films

FilmAwardsNominations
Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum45
Mayanadhi37
Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela22
Angamaly Diaries17
Udaharanam Sujatha16
Take Off14

Most Nominated Malayalam Films

FilmNominationsAwards
Mayanadhi73
Angamaly Diaries71
Udaharanam Sujatha61
Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum54
Take Off41
Ramante Edanthottam40
Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela22
Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu20
Munthiri Vallikal Thalirkkumbol20
Godha20
Adam Joan20

Highlights-Malayalam Cinema Awards-65th Filmfare Awards South (2018)

  • Film Mayanadhi and Angamaly Diaries received seven (7) nominations each.
    • By receiving seven (7) nominations, Mayanadhi and Angamaly Diaries became the Most Nominated Malayalam film in the 65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018).
  • Film Nayanadhi won three (3) awards.
    1. Rex Vijayan – Best Music Director (Telugu).
    2. Anwar Ali – Best Lyricist (Telugu) for the song Mizhiyil Ninnu Mizhiyilekku.
    3. Shahabaz Aman – Best Male Playback Singer (Telugu).
  • Film Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum received five (5) nominations in the 65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018).
    • It won four (4) awards and became the Most Awarded Malayalam Film in the 65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018).
  • Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum-Awards
    1. Best Film (Malayalam)
    2. Best Director – Dileesh Pothan
    3. Best Actor – Fahadh Faasil
    4. Best Supporting Actor – Alencier
  • Film Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela received two (2) nominations and won both of them.
    1. Shanthi Krishna won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress.
    2. Aishwarya Lekshmi won the Filmfare award for Best Female Debut (South).
  • Angamaly Diaries received seven (7) nominations but won only one (1).
    • Antony Varghese won the Filmfare award for Best Male Debut (South).
  • Film Udaharanam Sujatha won only one (1) award despite having six (6) nominations.
    • Manju Warrier won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress (Malayalam) for Udaharanam Sujatha in the 65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018).
  • Film Take Off too won only one (1) Filmfare Award. The film received four (4) nominations.
    • Parvathy Thiruvothu won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress (Malayalam).
  • Film Ramante Edanthottam received four (4) nominations.
    • However, the film failed to win any awards in the 65th Filmfare Awards-South (1968).
  • Film Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu, Munthiri Vallikal Thalirkkumbol, Godha, and Adam Joan received two nominations each.
    • However, none of the films could win any awards.

Most Awarded and Most Nominated (Kannada Films)-65th Filmfare Awards South (2018)

Most Awarded Kannada Films

FilmAwardsNominations
Chowka34
Beautiful Manasugalu25
Ondu Motteya Kathe13
Operation Alamelamma13
Urvi12
Chakravarthi12

Most Nominated Kannada Films

FilmNominationsAwards
Dayavittu Gamanisi60
Beautiful Manasugalu52
Raajakumara51
Tarak40
Ondu Motteya Kathe31
Operation Alamelamma31
Mugulu Nage30
Urvi21
Chakravarthi21
Shuddhi20
Kempirve20
Anjani Putra20
Chamak20

Highlights-Kannada Cinema Awards-65th Filmfare Awards South (2018)

  • Film Chowka received four (4) nominations.
    • The film won three (3) Filmfare awards out of four (4) nominations.
      1. Airier Drreams won the Filmfare Award for Best Director (Kannada).
      2. V. Nagendra Prasad won the Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist.
      3. Anuradha Bhat won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer.
    • By winning three (3) Filmfare Awards, film Chowka became the Most Awarded Kannada Film in the 65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018).
  • Film Dayavittu Gamanisi received six (6) nominations.
    • However, the film did not win any awards.
      • By receiving six (6) nominations, film Dayavittu Gamanisi became the Most Nominated Kannada Film in the 65th Filmfare Awards-South (2018).
  • Film Beautiful Manasugalu won two (2) Filmfare Awards out of five (5) nominations.
    1. Sruthi Hariharan won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress (Kannada).
    2. B. J. Bharath won the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director (Kannada).
  • Film Ondu Motteya Kathe and Operation Alamelamma won one (1) award each. Both films received three (3) nominations each too.
  • Ondu Motteya Kathe won the Filmfare Award for Best Film (Kannada).
    • Shraddha Srinath won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress (Kannada) for Operation Alamelamma.
  • Film Urvi and Chakravarthi received two (2) nominations each.
    • Both films won one (1) award each too.
      • Bhavani Prakash won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film Urvi.
      • Armaan Malik won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the Song Ondu Malebillu from Chakravarthi.
  • Film Tarak could not win any award even after receiving four (4) Filmfare nominations.
  • Film Mugulu Nage received three (3) nominations but did not win any awards.
  • Shuddhi, Kempirve, Kempirve, and Chamk received two (2) nominations each.
  • However, none of them could win any awards.

About Filmfare Awards South

Filmfare Awards South is a separate part of the annual Filmfare Awards. However, Filmfare Magazine presents both 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. 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.

Filmfare Magazine introduced Filmfare Awards South in 1964, 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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  • Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor 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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  • Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress was introduced in the 63rd Filmfare Awards (2016).
  • Jyothika won the award for the film 36 Vayadhinile (Tamil).
  • Nithya Menon won the award for the film Malli Malli Idhi Rani Roju (Telugu).
  • Amala Paul won the award for the film Mili (Malayalam).
  • Rachita Ram won the award for for the film Ranna (Kannada).

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