IIFA Utsavam 2016 Awards Winners List | Winners Of IIFA Utsavam 2016
The first edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Utsavam awards function began at Gachibowli in Hyderabad on Sunday morning, and the who's who of the South Indian film industry are attending this colourful event. IFA UTSAVAM kicked off to a bright start on Sunday at The Park Hyatt in Hyderabad. Many celebrities from the south film industries attended the event to talk about IIFA UTSAVAM and how they are happy that IIFA is finally recognising the south film industries.
On 24 January, IIFA Utsavam will see IIFA partnering with FICCI for the FICCI-IIFA Business Forum. Film personalities, policy-makers and industry leaders will discuss Cinema-tourism, infrastructure, media, cinema co-productions and investment opportunities. Later in the evening, talents from the Tamil and Malayalam film industries will be felicitated.
The proceeds from the IIFA UTSAVAM will go towards relief and rehabilitation of those affected in the Chennai floods. Oscar-winner Resul Pookutty said, "We've been a part of IIFA for 20 years. The reason why South Indian cinema needs to be celebrated is that 40% of Indian cinema is from the south. The highest number of National Award winners like directors, singers, etc, are from the south. So why not celebrate South Indian cinema?
The press conference for IIFA Utsavam began at 11 am today. Taapsee Pannu, Shriya Saran, Nikitha, Navdeep, Mamta Mohandas, Nassar, Director Venkat Prabhu, Resul Pookutty, Devi Sri Prasad and a host of others were present on the occasion.The conference started with a beautiful Kuchipudi performance by Deepika Reddy and her troupe.
Best Picture - Arka Media Works Pvt Ltd - Baahubali -The Beginning
Direction - SS Rajamouli - Baahubali -The Beginning
Leading Role Male - Jayam Ravi - Thani Oruvan
Leading Role Female - Nayanthara - Maya
Supporting Role Male - Sathyaraj - Baahubali -The Beginning
Supporting Role Female - Ramya Krishnan - Baahubali -The Beginning
Comic Role - Kovai Sarala - Kanchana 2
Negative Role - Arvind Swamy - Thani Oruvan
Music Direction - Anirudh Ravichander - Kaththi
Lyrics - Dhanush - Maari
Playback Singer Male - Haricharan - Baahubali -The Beginning
Playback Singer Female - Geetha Madhuri - Baahubali -The Beginning
Best Picture - Suresh Raj, Binoy Shankarath and Ragy Thomas - Ennu Ninte Moideen
Direction - Lal Jose - Neena
Leading Role Male - Prithviraj Sukumaran - Ennu Ninte Moideen
Leading Role Female - Parvathi Menon - Ennu Ninte Moideen
Supporting Role Female - Lena Kumar - Ennu Ninte Moideen
Comic Role - Vinay Forrt - Premam
Negative Role - Jayasurya - Iyobinte Pusthakam
Music Direction - Rajesh Murugesan - Premam
Lyrics - Shabareesh Varma - Premam
Playback Singer Male - Vijay Yesudas - Premam
Playback Singer Female - Shreya Ghoshal - Ennu Ninte Moideen