Sunday, February 12, 2006

Better Late than Never...

The Tamil Nadu State Film awards for 2003 and 2004 were announced yesterday - in February 2006! The Government really moves fast, huh?

Barring a couple, the awards are generally along expected lines. But what is it with Best Actor awards and controversies? While Saif Ali Khan got the award at the National level, 'Jayam' Ravi wins the State award for best actor in 2004, the same year that saw Kamal in Virumaandi, Surya in Perazhagan and Madhavan in Aaydha Ezhuthu. But they atleast got things right in 2003, awarding Vikram for Pithaamagan.


At 10:47 PM, Blogger vee-jay said...

With elections round the corner, things will move pretty fast till April/ May.
am sure, we can expect the next State awards announcements as early as 2011.

At 12:21 AM, Blogger மு.கார்த்திகேயன் said...

Usually the awards will be given for the supporters of the ruling party..Some of the awards are like that here also.
Some are
Best Comedian - MayilSamy - Kangalal Kaithusei
Best Character Artist - Radharavi - Oru murai Sollividu (This movie was produced by ADMK MP S.S. Chandran)
Best Villan - Alex - Forgot the movie name..Still more there like this.

At 12:58 AM, Blogger Bart said...

Yes.. I support Karthikeyan.. There is quite some bias and absurdity in this yearly routine called state awards. It is not the first time - it happens everytime. Eeranilam, Kandhimathi, Power of women, Srikanth Deva add to Karthikeyan's list.
While the neighbouring states like Kerala and Andhra treat these awards a bit more seriously and pick the awardees using a proper committee, in TamilNadu it is a yearly joke. Most often than not, you would find the awardees not attending the function too.. They would do good by doing away with this annual ritual than picking undeserving by hurting the deserving..

At 1:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

with due humility and no respect whatsoever, i don't update myself with these awards. long since i heard anything worth was done in there.
and I thought Surya grated into one's head in Perazhagan, for most part of it.

At 8:59 PM, Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said...

Sun TV madhiri - Thiraikku vandhu ...sila varushangale...ahna..padangalukku virudhugal..!!! All Jokers.!!

At 10:46 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

vee-jay, LOL. quite optimistic :)

karthik/bart, so if KK comes back to power, we can expect awards for 'kannamma', 'mannin maindhan' and 'paasakkiligal'! devuda devuda!! and kerala awarding 2005 awards @ the same time just rubbed salt in our wounds...

zero, i thot surya was awesome in 'perazhagan'. but agree w/ u on the first part :)

narayanan, LOL. frustration puriyudhu :)


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