Wednesday, October 24, 2007

2005/2006 State Awards Function

I mentioned in the post on our National and State film awards that one of the primary aims of the awards is to make sure that the awards function is well-attended. That aim was certainly met with the recently-held 2005/2006 awards function. Combining the awards for 2005 and 2006, which saw films of all our big stars being released and becoming hits, made it easy for our Government to hand out atleast one award to all the big names in our industry. So the who's who of Tamil cinema was present at the awards function.

With Rajni and Kamal attending a few functions recently, seeing them together on stage isn't that rare anymore. But the second photo there, with the 4 biggest stars(after Rajni and Kamal ofcourse) of today, is not something we get to see too often. With this being the State awards function that was attended by Karunanidhi, there is no doubt that this will be screened on Kalaignar TV. It will be the second time (the first time was on Vinayaka Chaturthi when Kalaignar TV showed Chandramukhi's 804th day function while Sun TV's feeble response was to show a repeat of the same film'z 200th day function) that I will wish I had Kalaignar TV instead.

Btw, when I was reading the news items on the awards, I thought Vikram and Ajith had been shut out completely. While films they had acted in(Anniyan and Tirupathi) collected awards, I thought the two of them did not get any personal awards. But the photos do show them receiving awards from Karunanidhi. Did I miss something in the news items or were these awards given to all actors?


At 11:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as I can recollect, everyone who attended the function got down on their knees, posed with Kalaignar, and collected their respective award.

At 11:57 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

ajith and vikram got the MGR and Sivaji awards, but don't know which one each got.

At 12:12 AM, Blogger Augustus said...

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At 12:14 AM, Blogger Augustus said...

Hi Balaji,

How are you doing? Well, Ajith got the Makkal Thilagam MGR award and Vikram go the Nadigar Thilagam Sivaji Ganesan award.


At 12:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, i honestly cannot recognize the actor sitting between vikram and vijay in the suit. I take it from this page that he is Ajith. its been a quiet few months with no major releases after sivaji.., so eagerly looking forward to ATM and Vel.

At 2:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ye, any function that gives 'Tirupathi' the best story prize is officially loony.....

And in the "Diwali Race" the two dark horses will triumph: Evano Oruvan and Kannamoochi Yenada

At 5:26 AM, Blogger Karthik Sriram said...

@ Indira,

Ipo enna solla vareenga?

@ Balaji,

I need to talk to you - is there any particular email you use?



At 11:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

indira, yeah, I couldn't recognize it either. If I hadn't read the '4 biggest stars' line, I would've guessed Mamotty! :)

At 9:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every actor that went to collect awards at this ceremony should be ashamed. If they can smile,pose and take pictures, it shows just how well of they carry their professional qualities off the camera. Unless they are all political slaves, any self-respecting person would have squirmed.



At 10:38 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

zero, as far as u can recollect? u attended the function? lucky u :)

kavitha/augustus, didn't know that piece of info. thanx :) pretty clever way to get ajith and vikram to attend also :)

indira/prakash, didn't realize it was that hard to recognize him. maybe a bigger photo would've helped :)

prin, lol. thanx for reminding me of that one :)

karthik, bbalaji [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

kajan, wow some strong emotions there. i'm so used to this by now that i'm just not surprised any more :)

At 1:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No! I meant to say, from whatever I caught in the media coverage of the event, I saw Ajith and Vikram collecting their respective awards (the MGR award and the Sivaji award, whatever they mean!) as well.

At 7:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what true democracy is all about. Awards for everyone who poses with the CM :-)

At 11:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everybody gets an award at Kollywood - from the clap boy to the tea stall runner for competent and extraordinary contribution to the finer art of Tamil movies.

At 3:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

long live Mu.KA DMK

ajith ,vijay ,vikram , suriya ,kamal ,rajini fans.

no award for namitha for wearing swimsuit in BILLA 07 n taking T Cinema to the international market???



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