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The top ten movies of 2008 are
10.Yaradi Nee Mohini(5.8/10)
9. Raman Thediya Seethai(6.2/10)
8. Poi Solla Porom(6.5/10)
7. Santhosh Subramaniam(6.8/10)
5. Vaaranam Aayiram(7.1/10)
The following are the awards for film technicians of 2008….
Best Editor: Antony
Best Art Director: Thottadarani(Dasavatharam)
Best Stunts: Andy Dixon(Dasavatharam)
Best Choreographer: Brindha
Best Villain: Prasanna(Anjathey)
Best Comedian: Premji Amaran(Saroja)
Best Cinematographer: Jeeva(Dhaam Dhoom)
Best Music Director: Harris Jayaraj(Vaaranam Aayiram)
Best Actress(Debut): Swathi(Subramaniapuram)
Best Actor(Debut): Nakul(Kadhalil Vizhunthen)
Best New Face of 2008: Sameera Reddy(Vaaranam Aayiram)
Best Supporting Actress: Simran(Vaaranam Aayiram)
Best Supporting Actor: Prakash Raj(Vellithirai)
Best Entertaining Movie: Dasavatharam
Best Film of 2008: Subramaniapuram
Best Story Writer: Kamal Haasan(Dasavatharam)
Best Screenplay Writer: Venkat Prabhu(Saroja)
Best Dialogue Writer: Viji(Vellithirai)
Best Producer: Prakash Raj(Vellithirai)
Best Director: Sasi Kumar(Subramaniapuram)
Best Actress: Asin(Dasavatharam)
Best Actor: Kamal Haasan(Dasavatharam)
CONGRATS & ALL THE BEST for all of these artists and lets hope we get more good movies in 2009….
10. Santhosh Subramaniam & Saroja
7. Yaradi Nee Mohini
4. Dhaam Dhoom
2. Kadhalil Vizhunthen
1. Vaaranam Aayiram
The following are the MUSIC AWARDS for the year 2008….
Best Female Singer(debut): Deepa Mariam(Kangal Irandal)
Best Male Singer(debut): Belly Raj(Kangal Irandal)
Best Music Director(debut): James Vasanthan(Subramaniapuram)
Best Remix of 2008: Thanni Karuthirichi(Yennai Theriyuma)
Best Popular Song of 2008: Nakka Mukka(Kadhalil Vizhunthen)
Best Folk of 2008: Kathazha Kannala(Anjathey)
Best Rock of 2008: Adiye Kolluthey(Vaaranam Aayiram)
Best Romantic Song of 2008: Mundhinam Parthene(Vaaranam Aayiram)
Best Melody of 2008: Anbe en Anbe(Dhaam Dhoom)
Best Song of 2008: Kangal Irandal(Subramaniapuram)
Best Choreographer of 2008: Brindha
Best Lyricist of 2008: Thamarai
Best Visualisation for the song: RaviVarman - Kallai Mattum(Dasavatharam)
Best Cinematography for songs: Jeeva(Dhaam Dhoom)
Best Female Singer of 2008: Chinmayi
Best Male Singer of 2008: Hariharan
Best Music Album of 2008: Vaaranam Aayiram
Best Music Director of 2008: Harris Jayaraj
The multitalented actor of Kollywood, Kamal Haasan, and Rekha, the 70's and 80's heart-throb of Bollywood, will be the chief guests at the opening and closing ceremonies of the 39th International Film Festival that begins on November 22nd in Goa. Goa’s Governor S.S. Sidhu, Chief Minister Digamber Kamath, and I&B minister Anand Sharma will also grace the occasions.
Eminent playback singer Lata Mangeshkar, actors Saroja Devi, Dilip Kumar and Tapan Sinha will receive “lifetime achievement” awards this year at this festival which will be hosted by beautiful Bollywood actress Amrita Rao.
Ileana D’ Cruz, famed Tollywood actress of Goan origin, will also be a special guest at this festival.
As reported earlier, 15 films from all over the world have been selected in the competition section and Priyadarshan’s Tamil film Kanchivaram is one of them.
Apart from this, there will also be Indian Panorama, a screening session of 47 renowned Indian films (26 feature and 21 non-feature).
For a project that seemed to have been jinxed from the start, Vaaranam Aayiram has perhaps found a new lease of life in a quality that should be and essential part of any movie – a beautiful story and a beautiful narration.
When asked what they liked best about the movie, the audiences of the charity show last night responded with a slew of replies, from “fabulous music and visuals to match” to “ a most touching father-son relationship” to “beautifully portrayed love stories” to “an amazing perspective of a modern-minded middle-class Indian family”.
All in all, it seems that Vaaranam Aayiram could well prove to be the huge strength of director Gautham Menon at the box-office as well as in critics’ circles.
It is heartwarming to see the dedication of Suriya, who was filming near Mumbai for Ayan, arrived at the premiere promptly. Divya Spandana and Sameera Reddy looked amazing at the premiere.