Pariyerum Perumal was adjudged the best Tamil film at the first Critics Choice Film Awards (CCFA) held in Mumbai on Sunday. Director Mari Selvaraj, who was present at the event, collected the trophy from Boney Kapoor and Aditi Rao Hydari.
Pariyerum Perumal Bags the Best Tamil Film at @CCFAwards for the year 2018 held at Mumbai by Indian Film Critics. @BoneyKapoor and @aditiraohydari Presented the award to Director @mari_selvaraj #PariyerumPerumal @beemji @officialneelam @Music_Santhosh @EditorSelva @pro_guna pic.twitter.com/22GNxQZxWi
— Pariyerum Perumal (@pariyankaruppi) April 22, 2019
Pariyerum Perumal, produced by filmmaker Pa Ranjith, talked about the caste system prevalent in society. The critically acclaimed movie has won numerous awards, and has been screened at many festivals around the world, latest being the Toulouse Film Festival in France.
— Santhosh Narayanan (@Music_Santhosh) April 15, 2019
The Critics Choice Awards is the only pan-Indian body after the National Film Awards to award filmmaking in eight major languages. These include Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam cinema.
In Malayalam, Lijo Jose Pellissery won the award for his film Ee Ma Yau while Maha Venkatesh won the award in Telugu for his film C/o Kancharapalem and D Satya Prakash won the award in Kannada for Ondalla Eradalla.
— Suresh Mathew (@Suresh_Mathew_) April 21, 2019
Ee Ma Yau, starring Chemban Vinod and Vinayakan is a social satire centred on the theme of death.
C/O Kancharapalem wins the best film award in Telugu, in CCFA awards. Happy and proud to be a part of this gem. Congratulations Maha @venkateshmaha25 and Praveena mam @paruchurimd. Thank you @SureshProdns and @RanaDaggubati for backing us up.
— Praneeta Patnaik (@PatnaikPraneeta) April 21, 2019
C/O Kancharapalem is a love story that talks about social issues like caste and religion.
— Darshan Overseas (@darshansomas) April 21, 2019
Ondalla Eradalla is a comedy-drama that revolves around a kid who goes in search of his missing cow.
Hosted by Neha Dhupia, the event was attended by Shah Rukh Khan whose speech, roasting the movie critics, has gone viral by now.
Surprise guest @iamsrk bowled us over with his speech which began with the gentle roasting of some critics. Who do you think he’s referring to here? #CriticsChoiceFilmAwards #ccfa #fcg #shahrukhkhan pic.twitter.com/0PFQMySZ1V
— Udita Jhunjhunwala (@UditaJ) April 22, 2019
Andhadhun and its director Sriram Raghavan were adjudged the best film and filmmaker at the awards. Alia Bhatt won the best actress award for her performance in Raazi while Vineeth Kumar Singh won the best actor award for his performance in Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkabaaz.
— Rohit Khilnani (@rohitkhilnani) April 21, 2019
Thank you #CCFA & the jury.
Ts award means so much to me & everyone who has worked hard for ts film. Thank you @anuragkashyap72 @aanandlrai sir & the entire team of Mukkabaaz.
& last bt not the least al my fans who hv been pouring their ❤️ on me..let ur love flow#BestActorAward pic.twitter.com/zOUniF6mBa
— Viineet Kumar (@ItsVineetSingh) April 22, 2019
The extraordinary achievement award at the CCFA was presented to Reshma Pathan, also known as India’s first stuntwoman. Pathan, who worked as a body-double for Hema Malini in Sholay, was presented the award by the movie’s director Ramesh Sippy and writer Javed Akhtar.
So proud that the first ever Extraordinary Achievement Award at the #CriticsChoiceFilmAwards (CCFA) was presented to ‘India’s first stuntwoman’ Reshma Pathan. How fitting that Sholay writer Javed Akhtar & director Ramesh Sippy did the honors pic.twitter.com/smgfksc55u
— Rajeev Masand (@RajeevMasand) April 21, 2019
Amit Trivedi won the award for the Best Music Director for his song Halla from Manmarziyaan, another Anurag Kashyap film.
Song being sung by Jyoti Nooran & Romy & music composed and produced by one and only Amit Trivedi, this song was bound to win. Halla from Manmarziyaan.#CriticsChoiceFilmAwards #MotionContentGroupIndia #FCG #VistasMedia #BookMyShow pic.twitter.com/hg7XUGpIWG
— Critics Choice Film Awards (@CCFAwards) April 21, 2019
Surekha Sikhri and Manoj Pahwa won the awards in the supporting actor categories for their performances in Badhaai Ho and Mulk respectively.
— Junglee Pictures (@JungleePictures) April 21, 2019
The writing team of Andhadhun comprising director Sriram Raghavan, Arijit Biswas, Pooja Ladha Surti, Yogesh Chandekar and Hemanth Rao won the award for the best script. Tumbbad, the horror fantasy that became a sleeper hit, won Pankaj Kumar the award for the best cinematographer.
Earlier this month, Vidya Balan and Zoya Akhtar had announced the nominations for the awards. The CCFA is organized by The Film Critics Guild and Motion Content Group that had also held the Critics’ Choice Short Film Awards in December.
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