65th Jio Filmfare Awards South 2018 Winners

On 16th June 2018, Hyderabad welcomed the 65th Jio Filmfare Awards South 2018. The biggest stars of Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam cinema attended.

65th Jio Filmfare Awards South 2018 Winners

“I am very humbled and thankful for this award"

Uniting some of the most thought-provoking and commercially successful films of South India, the 65th Jio Filmfare Awards South 2018 took place on Saturday 16th June.

Held at Hyderabad’s Novotel Convention Centre, the glitzy event welcomed acclaimed stars from the diverse industries of Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam cinema.

Some of the biggest names graced the red carpet including the likes of Ranganathan Madhavan and Raai Laxmi who stunned in a mint green ruffled two-piece.

Also gracing the ceremony were the likes of Rana Daggubati, Kiara Advani, Mamta Mohandas, Priyamani and Armaan Malik.

The blockbuster hit, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion proved its worth as one of the most successful Indian sequels of recent years.

The fantasy epic which stars the likes of Prabhas, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah won big for the Telugu film industry.

Their awards included ‘Best Film’, ‘Best Director’ for S.S. Rajamouli, ‘Best Music’, ‘Best Lyrics’ and ‘Best Actors in a Supporting Role’ for both Rana Daggubati and Ramya Krishna.

The film also won in the Technical Awards, for ‘Best Production Design’ and ‘Best Cinematographer’.

The Tamil social drama, Aramm took home the ‘Best Film’ award as well as ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female)’ for superstar Nayanthara.

Vikram Vedha swept up the other awards, with Pushkar Gayathri taking ‘Best Director’, and actor Vijay Sethupathi winning ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male)’.

Ranganathan Madhavan gave a heart-warming speech after winning the Critics’ Award for Best Actor for Vikram Vedha.

The talented actor said: “I am very humbled and thankful for this award. It’s always wonderful to be on the stage where Filmfare is also.”

Also winning numerous awards was the Malayalam film, Thondimuthalum Driksakshium and the Kannada films, Chowka and Beautiful Manasugalu.

Hosting the evening were Rahul Ravindran, Eesha Rebba, Sundeep Kishan, who kept the audience entertained with their charming interludes.

Aside from all the deserving winners, guests were treated to star performances throughout the night.

The likes of Rakul Preet, Manvitha Harish, and Shamna Kasim all sizzled on the stage with their elaborate dance numbers.

The gorgeous Regina Cassandra, who turned heads in a nude and white lace gown, gave a fitting performance in tribute to the late Sridevi.

Here is the full list of winners of the 65th Jio Filmfare Awards South 2018:

TAMIL

  • Best Film: ‘Aramm’
  • Best Director: Pushkar Gayathri for ‘Vikram Vedha’
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male): Vijay Sethupathi for ‘Vikram Vedha’
  • Critics’ Award for Best Actor: Karthi for ‘Theeran Adigaram Ondru’ and R Madhavan for ‘Vikram Vedha’
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female): Nayanthara for ‘Aramm’
  • Best Debut (Male): Vasanth Ravi for ‘Taramani’
  • Critics’ Award for Best Actress: Aditi Balan for ‘Aruvi’
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male): Prasanna for ‘Thiruttupayale 2’
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female): Nithya Menen for ‘Mersal’
  • Best Music Album: AR Rahman for ‘Mersal’
  • Best Lyrics: Vairamuthu for ‘Vaan’ – ‘Kaatru Veliyidai’
  • Best Playback Singer (Male): Anirudh Ravichander for ‘Yaanji’ – ‘Vikram Vedha’
  • Best Playback Singer (Female): Shashaa Tirupati for ‘Vaan’ ‘Kaatru Veliyidai’

TELUGU

  • Best Film: ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’
  • Best Director: S S Rajamouli for ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male): Vijay Deverakonda for ‘Arjun Reddy’
  • Critics’ Award for Best Actor: Venkatesh for ‘Guru’
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female): Sai Pallavi for ‘Fidaa’
  • Critics’ Award for Best Actress: Ritika Singh for ‘Guru’
  • Best Debut (Female): Kalyani Priyadarshan for ‘Hello’
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male): Rana Daggubati for ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female): Ramya Krishna for ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’
  • Best Music: M M Keeravani for ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’
  • Best Lyrics: M M Keeravani for ‘Dandaalayyaa’ – ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’
  • Best Playback Singer (Male): Hemachandra for ‘Oosupodhu’ – Fidaa
  • Best Playback Singer (Female): Madhu Priya for ‘Vachchinde’ – ‘Fidaa’

KANNADA

  • Best Film: ‘Ondu Motteya Kathe’
  • Best Director: Tarun Sudhir for ‘Chowka’
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male): Puneet Rajkumar for ‘Rajakumara’
  • Critics’ Award for Best Actor: Dhananjaya for ‘Allama’
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female): Shruthi Hariharan for ‘Beautiful Manasugalu’
  • Critics’ Award for Best Actress: Shradha Srinath for ‘Operation Allemellama’
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male): P. Ravishankar for ‘College Kumar’
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female): Bhavani Prakash for ‘Urvi’
  • Best Music: B J Bharath for ‘Beautiful Manasugalu’
  • Best Lyrics: V. Nagendra Prasad for ‘Appa I Love You’ – ‘Chowka’
  • Best Playback Singer (Male): Armaan Malik for ‘Ondu Malebillu’ – ‘Chakravarthi’
  • Best Playback Singer (Female): Anuradha Bhat for ‘Appa I Love You’ – ‘Chowka’

MALAYALAM

  • Best Film: ‘Thondimuthalum Driksakshium’
  • Best Director: Dileesh Pothen for ‘Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum’
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male): Fahadh Faasil for ‘Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum’
  • Critics’ Award for Best Actor: Tovino Thomas for ‘Mayaanadhi’
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female): Parvathy for ‘Take Off’
  • Critics’ Award for Best Actress: Manju Warrier for ‘Udhaharanam Sujatha’
  • Best Debut (Male): Antony Varghese for ‘Angamali Diaries’
  • Best Debut (Female): Aishwarya Lekshmi for ‘Njandukalude Naatil Oridavela’
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male): Alencier Ley for ‘Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum’
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female): Shanthi Krishna for ‘Njandukalude Nattil Oru Idavella’
  • Best Music: Rex Vijayan for ‘Mayanadhi’
  • Best Lyrics: Anvar Ali for ‘Mizhiyil Ninnu Mizhiyilekku’ – ‘Mayanadhi’
  • Best Playback Singer (Male): Shabaz Aman for ‘Mizhiyil Ninnum’ – ‘Mayanadhi’
  • Best Playback Singer (Female): KS Chitra fot ‘Nadavaathil’ – ‘Kambhoji’

TECHNICAL AWARDS

  • Best Production Design: Sabu Cyril for ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’
  • Best Cinematographer: K K Senthil Kumar for ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’
  • Best Choreographer: Sekhar V J for ‘Ammadu let us kummudu’ – Khaidi No.150 & ‘Vachchinde’ – Fidaa

Lifetime Achievement Award

Kaikala Satyanarayana

Once again, the 65th Jio Filmfare Awards South proved to be a dazzling affair of stars, high-fashion and glitz.

Showcasing the best of South Indian cinema from some of the most renowned acting talents of South Asia.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Nazhat is an ambitious 'Desi' woman with interests in news and lifestyle. As a writer with a determined journalistic flair, she firmly believes in the motto "an investment in knowledge pays the best interest," by Benjamin Franklin.

Images courtesy of Filmfare Official Twitter



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