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IIFA UTSAVAM Awards 2016: ‘Ennu Ninte Moideen’ sweep the awards for malayalam film category

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IIFA UTSAVAM Awards 2016: Bahubali and Malayalam romantic drama Ennu Ninte Moideen bagged the best film awards at the first IIFA Utsavam in Hyderabad.

IIFA UTSAVAM Awards 2016: Bahubali and Malayalam romantic drama Ennu Ninte Moideen bagged the best film awards at the first IIFA Utsavam in Hyderabad : In the Malayalam film awards category, romantic drama Ennu Ninte Moideen bagged five awards, including for best picture.

Actor Prithiviraj Sukumaran and Paravthi won the best leading role male and female awards for the same film.

Lena Kumar, who played Prithiviraj’s mother in the film, took home the best supporting role female award, while Shreya Ghosal won the best playback singer female award.

Filmmaker Lal Jose won the prize for best direction for the film Neena.

Aju Varghese won the award for best supporting role (male) for his work in Oru Vadakkan Selfie.

Last year’s blockbuster Premam, a coming-of-age tale, took home five awards, including for best music direction for Rajesh Murugesan.

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Other awards for the film include best playback singer male for Vijay Yesudas and lyrics for Shabareesh Verma.

Vinay Forrt won the best actor in a comic role award for Premam, while act or Jayasuriya bagged the best actor in a negative role for his work in Iyobinte Pusthakam.

At the award ceremony, tributes were paid to late filmmaker K. Balachander, music composer M.S Vishwanathan, and producer T.E Vasudevan.

Filmmaker S.S Rajamouli’s Bahubali and Malayalam romantic drama Ennu Ninte Moideen bagged the best film awards at the first IIFA Utsavam in Hyderabad.

The two-day event honoured the best talent across Tamil and Malayalam film industries late on Sunday.

Of the 12 award categories, Bahubali, a Tamil-Telugu bilingual, bagged six awards, including for best direction and best picture.

The other awards the film won include best supporting role male for act for Sathyaraj; actress Ramya Krishnan got the same award in the female category.

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Bahubali also won awards for best playback singer male and female for Haricharan Seshadri and Geetha Madhuri respectively.
Actor Jayam Ravi was named the best leading role (male) for his performance in last year’s hit Thani Oruvan.

The best leading role (female) award went to Nayanthara for his flawless performance in horror-thriller Maya.

For her impressive work in eliciting humour in horror-comedy Kanchana 2, actress Kovai Sarla won the title of best actor in a comic role.

Actor Arvind Swamy, of Roja fame, bagged the best actor in a negative role title for Thani Oruvan.

Meanwhile, composer Anirudh Ravichander won the award for best music direction for the hit Kaththi.

Actor Dhanush was awarded the best lyricist for his work in the film Maari.

On Monday, the best talent across the Telugu Kannada industries will be honoured.