Tamilnadu Government Announces
Cinema State Awards -1999
The Tamilnadu Government's Tamil Cinema State Awards for the year 1999 have been announced. The Government's press release says:
Chief Minister Karunanidhi has announced the names of the winners of the Kalaiththurai Viththagar Awards, Film Awards and the Awards for the Short Films, created by the students of Chennai Film Institute. These awards are meant for the year 1999.
After having seen and evaluating the 39 films that had been sent in for the same (evaluation) and also the 11 short films sent in by the Film Institute students, the panel headed by Justice B.Bhaskaran had forwarded it's recommendations to the Government. Accepting those recommendations, the Chief Minister Kalaignar Mu. Karunanidhi has announced the names of the award winners. The details:
Aringnar Anna Award: Director J,Mahendran.
Kalaivanar Award: Kaakaa Radhakrishnan.
Raja Sando Award: Shankar, director of "Muthalvan"
M.G.R. Award: Vijay.
Award: Kavingnar Kamakodiyan
Sivaji Ganesan Award: Kamalhassan
Best Film: 1st Prize:
Padaiyappaa - Prize Money
Rs. 2 Lakhs.
Best Film: 2nd Prize:
Thullaatha Manamum Thullum-
Prize Money Rs. 1 Lakh.
Best Film: 3rd Prize:
Ethirum Puthirum - Prize Money
Rs. 75 Thousand.
Best Film: Special Award:
Sethu - Prize Money
Rs. 75 Thousand
The Film That Speaks
Highly Of Women:
Special Award: Ananda Poongaatrae -
Prize Money: Rs. 1 lakh
And 25 Thousand.
Best Actor: Rajinikanth (Padaiyappaa)
Best Actor Special Award: Vikram (Sethu).
Best Actress Special Award: Ramya Krishnan (Padaiyappaa)
Simran (Thullaatha Manamum
Thullum). hnan (Padaiyappa)
Best Villain Actor: Raguvaran (Muthalvan, Iranian)
Best Comedian: Vivek (Unnaruke Naanirunthaal)
Best Director: B.Bala (Sethu)
Best Story Writer:
Rajakumaran (Nee Varuvaai
Best Dialogue Writer:
Sivaram Gandhi (Ananda
Best Music Director: A.R.Rahman (Sangamam)
Best Male Playback
Singer: Sreeniwaz (Padaiyappaa)
Best Female Playback
Singer: S.Janaki (Sangamam)
Ilavarasu (Manam Virumputhae
Best Sound Recordist: G.Ravi (Minsaara Kanna).
Saai Suresh (Unakkaaka Ellaam
Best Art Director: Krishnamoorthy (Sangamam)
Best Stunt Master: Thalapathy Dhinesh.
Best Dance Director:
Best Make-Up Man: Sundaramoorthy (Padaiyappaa)
Renuga Vasanth (Poovellaam
Best Child Artiste: Master Vikki (Oruvan)
The details of the Awards won by the short films, created by Chennai Film Institute students are as follows:
Best Director: Thu.Thyagarajan (Jananam)
Best Sound Recordist: M.Jayakumar (Vaergal).
Best Editor: S.Gayathri (Chittu).
Best Film Processing Technician: C.Manikandan (Jananam).
These awards and the grants meant for the films would be distributed by the Chief Minister Kalaignar Karunanidhi at a function to be held at Valluvar Kottam on Friday the 12 th January, 2001.
So says the press release.