Filmfare Awards South: From Nimisha Sajayan to Allu Arjun. Read which actors won what

Filmfare awards South
The prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for this year was bestowed on Allu Aravind. Photos: Special arrangement

Delhi: To celebrate the cinematic brilliance of Indian films encompassing four languages namely, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada, Filmfare recently hosted the 67th Parle Filmfare Awards South 2022 with Kamar Film Factory. The best movies, actors, and technical talents from Southern India were felicitated with the coveted Black Lady for their work across films released in all four languages between 2020 and 2021. This mega celebration took place in Bengaluru for the first time on October 9th, 2022 at the International Exhibition Centre.

The 67th Parle Filmfare Awards South 2022 with Kamar Film Factory presented its audience with glamour and entertainment as celebrities from all four film industries gathered to celebrate the talent and to entertain the audience with their performances.

The prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for this year was bestowed on Allu Aravind. His wife took this opportunity to praise him for the first time on stage as he dedicated the award to his father who completed 100 years of age. The Awards also honoured the beloved star of Kannada cinema, the late Puneeth Rajkumar with the Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously. Coincidentally, it happened to be his death anniversary.

The entire team of 'Pushpa: The Rise - Part 1' cheered in joy when the film received the Best Film Award Telugu. For his mind-blowing performance in this action movie, Allu Arjun came out as the winner under the Best Actor (Male) Telugu category. And the award for Best Actor (Female) went to Sai Pallavi for her outstanding performance in Love Story. Director Sukumar Bandreddi received the award under the Best Director Award by Popular Choice Telugu category for the film Pushpa: The Rise- Part 1.

'Pushpa' bagged several awards at the event. Photo: Special arrangement

'Jai Bhim' was awarded the Best Film Award Tamil as the crowd and the cast members of the film cheered in joy. Director Sudha Kongara was felicitated with Best Director Award by Popular Choice Tamil for his super hit film Soorarai Pottru. Actors Suriya and Lijomol Jose were felicitated with the Best Actor (Male and Female) Telugu category for their brilliant performances in their films Soorarai Pottru and Jai Bhim respectively. 

Nimisha Sajayan was awarded the Best Actor (Female) Malayalam award for her film The Great Indian Kitchen. Biju Menon’s excellent performance in the film Ayyappanum Koshiyum won him the Best Actor (Male) Malayalam category award and the audience applauded him as he walked up the stage. The winner of the Best Film in Malayalam category was none other than Ayyappanum Koshiyum. And finally, the Best Director Malayalam was awarded to Senna Hegde for the film Thinkalazhcha Nishchayam.

Raj B Shetty was invited onto the stage to collect his Best Director Kannada award for the master-piece Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana. The audience applauded as Act 1978 won the Best Film Kannada award. Yagna Shetty also bagged the Best Actor (Female) Kannada for her role in Act 1978. Best Actor (Male) Kannada was awarded to Dhananjaya for his performance in the blockbuster movie Badava Rascal.

Poonam Hegde, Shehnaaz Gill and several other actors took the red carpet by storm. Photos: Special arrangement

The red carpet at 67th Parle Filmfare Awards South 2022 with Kamar Film Factory was a star-studded affair as everyone raised the fashion quotient high with their glamorous outfits. Jyothika Savanan, Sai Pallavi, Tabu, Pooja Hegde, Mrunal Thakur, Shehnaaz Gil, Aahana Kumra, Saniya Iyappan, Sharvari Wagh, Krithi Shetty, Priya Prakash Varrier, Anuradha Bhat, Nishvika Naidu, Komica Anchal, and Aindrita Ray all took the red carpet by storm with their stunningly gorgeous outfits. Dhee made heads turn with her stunning white gown while Priyamani looked stunning in a bright pink saree.

The 67th edition of Filmfare Awards South with Kamar Film Factory is presented by Parle as the Title Partner, Co-Powered by Karnataka Tourism and Future TV, In association with KVN and The Tribe Concepts, Global Digital Partner – Meta,  Exclusive Telecast Partners - Zee Kannada, Zee Tamil, Zee Telugu, and Zee Keralam, Valued Partners Amrith Noni, Ankur Salt, Dilip Surana, Sanjay Gowda, Taj Hotels, MRG Group, and Pankaj Soni, Digital Advertising Partner TagTalk, Healthcare Partner Sparsh Hospital, Logistics Partner – FB Celebrations, Radio Partner – 98.3 Mirchi, Trophy Partner – The Award Gallery, Ambient Media Partner – Khushi Advertising, Event Managed by Hyperlink Brand Solutions, Technical Direction, and Stage Management by On Cue Productions, Acts Choreographed by Satish Krishnan and Script Written by Sendil K.

Catch the awards ceremony, entertaining performances and all the fun from the 67th Parle Filmfare Awards South 2022 on Filmfare’s page on Facebook and popular entertainment channel Zee Kannada on October 16 at 3 PM. The show will also be aired on Zee Tamil on October 16 at 3:30 PM; and Zee Keralam and Zee Telugu on October 23 at 3 PM. Mark your calendar now!

Winner List

Lifetime achievement award posthumously: Puneeth Rajkumar

Lifetime achievement award: Allu aravind

Special award: Chiranjeevi sarja


Telugu awards category winners

Best Film

Pushpa: The Rise- Part 1

Best Director

Sukumar bandreddi (pushpa: the rise- part 1)

Best actor in a leading role (male)

Allu Arjun (Pushpa: The Rise- Part 1)

Best actor (critics)

Nani (Shyam Singha Roy)

Best actor in a leading role (Female): Sai Pallavi (love story)

Best actress (critics): Sai Pallavi (Shyam Singha Roy)

Best actor in a supporting role (Male): Murali Sharma (Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo)

Best actor in a supporting role (female): Tabu (Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo)

Best music album: Devi Sri Prasad (Pushpa: The Rise- Part 1)

Best lyrics: Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry - (Life of Ram) (Jaanu)

Best playback singer (male): Sid Sriram- Srivalli (Pushpa: The Rise- Part 1)

Best playback singer (female): Indravathi Chauhan- Oo Antava (Pushpa: The Rise- Part 1)

Best choreography: Sekhar Master for Ramuloo Ramulaa from Ala Vaikuntha Purramuloo

Best cinematography : Miroslaw Kuba Brozek- Pushpa The Rise Part 1

Best debut (female) : Krithi shetty- Uppena

Best debut (male) : Panja Vaishnav Tej- Uppena


Tamil awards category winners

Best film : Jai bhim

Best director: Sudha Kongara (Soorarai Pottru) 

Best Actor in a leading role (Male): Suriya (Soorarai Pottru) 

Best actor in a leading role (Female): Lijomol jose (Jai Bhim)

Best actor in a supporting role (male): Pasupathy (Sarpatta Parambarai)

Best actor in a supporting role (female): Urvashi (Soorarai Pottru) 

Best actor (critics): Arvind Swami (Thalaivii), Arya (Sarpatta Parambarai)

Best actress (critics): Aparna Balamurali (Soorarai Pottru) 

Best music album: G V Prakash Kumar (Soorarai Pottru) 

Best lyrics: Arivu - Neeye Oli (sarpatta parambarai)

Best playback singer (male): Christin Jos and Govind Vasantha- Aagasam (Soorarai Pottru)

Best playback singer (female): Dhee- Kaattu Payale (Soorarai Pottru)

Best choreography : Dinesh kumar for vaathi coming from master

Best cinematography: Niketh Bommireddy- Soorarai Pottru



Malayalam awards category winners

Best Film: Ayyappanum Koshiyum

Best director: Senna Hegde (Thinkalazhcha Nishchayam)

Best actor in a leading role (male): Biju Menon (Ayyappanum Koshiyum)

Best actor (critics): Jayasurya (Vellam)

Best actor in a leading role (Female): Nimisha Sajayan (The Great Indian Kitchen)

Best actress (critics): Kani Kusruti (Biriyaani)

Best actor in a supporting role (male): Joju George (nayattu)

Best actor in a supporting role (female)

Gowri Nandha (ayyappanum koshiyum)

Best music album : M. Jayachandran (sufiyum sujatayum)

Best lyrics: Rafeeq Ahmed- Ariyathariyathe (Ayyappanum Koshiyum)

Best Playback Singer (Male): Shahabaz Aman- Akashamayavale (Vellam)

Best playback singer (female): K S Chithra- Theerame (Malik)

Best cinematography: Shyju Khalid- Nayattu

Best debut (female): Anagha Narayanan- Thinkalazhcha nishchayam

Best debut (male): Dev Mohan- Sufiyum Sujatayum


Kannada awards category winners

Best film: Act 1978

Best director: Raj B Shetty (Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana)

Best actor in a leading role (Male): Dhananjay (Badava Rascal)

Best actor (critics): Darling Krishna (Love Mocktail)

Best actor in a leading role (Female): Yagna Shetty (Act 1978)

Best actress (critics): Milana Nagaraj (Love Mocktail), Amrutha Iyengar (badava rascal)

Best actor in a supporting role (male): B Suresha (Act 1978)

Best actor in a supporting role (female): Umashree (rathnan prapancha)

Best music album: Vasuki Vaibhav (Badava Rascal)

Best lyrics: Jayanth Kaikini- Teladu Mugile (Act 1978)

Best playback singer (male): Raghu Dixit- Maley Maley Maleye (Ninna Sanihake)

Best playback singer (female): Anuradha Bhat- Dheera Sammohagaara (Bicchugatti)

Best choreography :Jani Master for Feel the power from Yuvarathnaa

Best cinematography: Shreesha Kuduvalli- Rathnan Prapancha

Best debut (female): Dhanya Ramkumar- Ninna Sanihake  

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