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The Norway Tamil Film Festival has almost entered every nook and corner all over the world and now they are entering to the glorious 8th-year celebration.

The fame is seen by way of the number of entries we had and wishes are till date coming continuously it seems even after the prolonged deadline. This shows how people honour the awards given by the NTFF and it is still recognised to be the prestigious awards.

It is said that there was a very much popular demand by the filmmakers of foreign language that to include the foreign language film in the category hence the same as been included from last year.

The appreciation of the festival over huge spectators is created on the neutral decisions and the efficacy of the festival team along with the glamour of the festival said the association.

This festival only for finding the talents known as well as the hidden talents and bring out them in public for worldwide recognition.

So now coming to the award winner, the best male actor award was won by the stunning actor Vijay Sethupathi for his performance in the film titled Dharmathurai.

While the Best Actor Female was given to the best talent actress Varalakshmi Sarathkumar for her incredibly outstanding performance in the film Tharai Thappattai.

The best film award was received by S.R.Prakashbabu for given out a stunning movie like Joker. This film also got one more award for the best music where Sean Roldan scored the music composing for this film and got the award.

The lifetime achievement award was given to the legendary Actor, Director, Producer and Writer T.Rajendar and whereas the Kalaichigaram Award was offered to the Actor and Producer Prabhu Sivaji Ganeshan.

Listed below is the other winner who won the NTFF 2017 this year.  Congratulations to the Winners!

Award Categories Name of Winners Name of Movies
Best Film S.R.Prakashbabu – S.R.Prabhu Joker
Best Director Vetrimaran Visaranai
Best Actor Male Vijay Sethupathi Dharmathurai
Best Actor Female Varalaxmi Tharai Thappattai
Best Music Director Sean Roldan Joker
Best Production Vijaykumar Uriyadi
Best Lyricist Uma Devi Kabali
Best Antagonist(Villain) R.K.Suresh Tharai Thappattai
Best Supporting Actor Male Samuthirakani Visaranai – Appa
Best Supporting Actor Female Pooja Devaraiya Kuttrame Thandanai
Best Cinematorgraphy S.R.Kathir Kidaari
Best Screen Play Karthik Naren Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru
Best Playback Singer Male Pradeep Kumar Maya Nadhi – Kabali
Best Playback Singer Female Nandhini Srikar Kannamma Kannada
Best Editor Sreejith Sarang Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru
Best Social Awareness Award Lakshmy Ramakrishnan Ammani
Director Balumahendra Award S.J.Suriya Iraivi
Actor K.S.Balachandran Award Yogi Babu Aandavan Kattalai – Remo
Kalaichigaram Award Prabhu Sivaji Ganeshan Actor/Producer
Lifetime Achievement Award T.Rajendar Actor/Director/Producer/Writer

Once after the long gap almost 4 years later, the Andhra Pradesh’s Nandi Awards of 2012 and 2013 has finally revealed the list of winners for both years. Numerous of Tollywood stars have started recalling the hits to celebrate their triumph.

The Nandi awards for 2012 and 2013 which could not be finalised since of the tremendously volatile condition in the complete state at the light of the political doubt caused by Telangana statehood movement.

In the list of 2012 winners, the National Award-winning film Eega won the Best Film award. This film cast and crew also bagged 8 other awards in various categories. The best director award was won by the stunning director for the film Eega.

While the widespread music composer M M Keeravani won Best Music Director for rendering scores for the film. Kannada actor Sudeep played the antagonist role in this film and he too bagged the award for the Best Villain. The best Cinematographer Best Editor award goes to the technical department of Senthil Kumar and Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao respectively.

This year best actor and actress award was offered to Nani and Samantha Ruth Prabhu for their blockbuster film Yeto Vellipoindi Manasu (YMV). Music maestro Ilayaraja too shared the award for Best Music Composer for his tunes in YMV. He shared it with Keeravani for Eega.

The Veteran actor Prakash Raj scored the best supporting actor for the film Seetamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu. This film also got the award the Best Lyricist for the Siri Vennela Seetharama Sastry for giving the best lyrics.

At the same time, Trivikram, as well as Pawan Kalyan’s hit film Attarintiki Daaredi too, won the award for Best Dialogue Writer. Devi Sri Prasad got the Best Music Director award and Nadiya the Best Supporting Actress for the film.

In the list of winners for 2013, Koratala Siva and Prabhas’ Mirchi bagged the award for being the Best Film. While Koratala Siva won Best Debut Director for the film, Prabhas went on to take the award for Best Actor for Mirchi.

Oscars Nomination List – 2017

Indian-origin actor Dev Patel has also been nominated for the film ‘Lion’ for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Meanwhile, two-time Oscar winner AR Rahman missed out on nominations in the Original Score category for the film ‘Pele: Birth of a Legend’.

The 2017 Oscars are set to be held on February 26 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. The final nomination list of 89th Academy Awards was announced today and here we bring you the complete list:

Lead actor:

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

Lead actress:

Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence FosterJenkins

Supporting actor:

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Supporting actress:

Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best director:

Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival

Animated feature:

Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle

Animated short:

Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Adapted screenplay:

Hidden Figures

Original screenplay:

20th Century Women
Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester by the Sea


La La Land

Best documentary feature:

Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
O.J.: Made in America

Best documentary short subject:

4.1 Miles
Joe’s Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets

Best live-action short film:

Ennemis Interieurs
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights

Best foreign language film:

A Man Called Ove
Land of Mine
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

Film editing:

Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land

Sound editing:

Deep Water Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land

Sound mixing:

Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Production design:

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land

Original score:

La La Land

Original song:

Audition (The Fools Who Dream), La La Land
Can’t Stop the Feeling, Trolls
City of Stars, La La Land
The Empty Chair, Jim: The James Foley Story
How Far I’ll Go, Moana

Makeup and hair:

A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

Costume design:

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
La La Land

Visual effects:

Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best picture:

Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea

14th Chennai International Film Festival had been hosted at Chennai, Tamil Nadu. A lot of international films and Indian films were screened at the festival. Dharmadurai was screened in the ongoing 14th Chennai International Film Festival under the competitive category as one among the 12 Tamil films released last year and were selected to be screened in this prestigious film festival

Vijay Sethupathi’s ‘Dharmadurai’ wins the Best Film Award

Vijay Sethupathi has had six releases last year and the biggest commercial success among them was ‘Dharmadurai’.Dharmadurai directed by Seenu Ramasamy and featured by Vijay Sethupathi, Tamannaah Bhatia, Radhika Sarathkumar, Aishwarya Rajesh and Srushti Dange was selected as the Best film.

Seenu Ramasamy and the film’s producer RK Suresh were awarded a cash prize of Rs.1 lakh by the festival organisers. Director Raju Murugan’ for his super hit film ‘Joker’ and veteran director Priyadarshan for his AIDS awareness feature film ‘Sila Samayangalil’ have also won awards under different categories.

Kollywood.Net congratulates the entire ‘Dharmadurai’ team for the movie success!!!.

AR Rahman the Mozart of Madras who won two Oscar awards in 2009 is standing a chance to repeat the feat again in 2017

AR Rahman has been included in the list of 145 movies for original score, for his international movie Pele:Birth of a legend

He has also been nominated for the original song category, with the song “Ginga” from the same movie.

Here is the Ginga song which was sung by Rahman himself.

The final list of movies selected will be announced on January 24 for the Academy award function which will be held on February 26

Let us wish the musical sensation brings more glory to India and Tamil cinema


Kamal Haasan Conferred Chevalier Award by the French Government

Kamal Haasan is fondly known by his fans as Ulaganayagan, which means Universal Hero. The multifaceted personality will have another gem added to his crown. The actor will be conferred the Chevalier de L’Ordre Arts et Lettres (The Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French government. This is a part of the highest award given by France – The Legion of Honor. The French government awards this distinction to eminent artists who have contributed in bringing excellence to the field of arts. The coveted French honor will be conferred to the actor in a special ceremony which will be held soon.


The order of merit has three ranks namely – chevalier (knight), officier (officer), commandeur (commander). Along with two other offices. Other popular Indian personalities who have been awarded the Chevalier Order include Pandit Ravi Shankar, Sivaji Ganesan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Nandita Das, However, to be precise, only Sivaji Ganesan, Satyajit Ray, Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan have been conferred the Légion d’honneur. This makes Kamal Haasan the fifth Indian actor to be conferred the award.

Kamal Haasan- Completed 50 years of acting in Five Indian Languages:

Kamal Haasan made his debut as a child artist with the film Kalathur Kannamma (1959) which won him the President’s Medal for Best Child Actor. He then rose to become one of the biggest stars of Indian cinema. He has starred in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam films. He is the recipient of the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan which was awarded by the Indian government. Earlier this year the 61-year old actor received the Henri Langlois Award for his contribution to cinema in France. The multi-talented personality is also a director, singer, lyricist and producer. The actor also released a statement thanking his fans and admirers for always supporting him. Here is his full statement:

“The French Government has kindly conferred the Chevalier award for Arts and Letters on me. On this occasion, I bow before my more deserving forerunners, Mr. Satyajit Ray and Mr. Sivaji Ganesan, who made even the common man realize the value of the Chevalier award. I thank His Excellency, the Ambassador of France in India, Mr. Alexandre Ziegler, who intimated me of this honor. This award humbles me rather than stiffen me with pride.

“I realize my journey in my chosen field has not been alone. Teachers and admirers abounded around me. With motherly care they have applauded my every little step forward. The melancholy of my parents not being alive to see this day is allayed by the fact that the elders and the young are still around in my family to enjoy it. I dedicate this award to my admirers and audience, who give me the tenacity of purpose to pursue, to this day and moment, my arts and letters. Thank you.”

Here’s more about the other four awardees who are conferred with Chevalier  award.

1. Sivaji Ganesansivaji-ganesan

The first Tamil actor to have been honored the title was Sivaji Ganesan. The thespian was regarded as Marlon Brando of Indian cinema. The actor was awarded the Chevalier award by the French government in the year 1995, in a ceremony held in Chennai. He was presented the medallion by the French ambassador to Indian Philip Petit.  He was also the He is first Indian actor to receive the award for Best Actor in Asia (for Veerapandiya Kattabomman) at the Asia – Africa Continent Award at the Afro-Asian Film Festival.

2. Satyajit Ray


Satyajit Ray is regarded as one of the greatest film makers of the 20th century. Some of his most popular films include Panther Panchali. The highly acclaimed director has won 32 National Awards and was awarded the Best Human Document Award at the 1956 Cannes Film Festival. An Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement was presented to him in 1992. He was awarded the Legion of Honor in 1987 by the President of France.

3. Amitabh Bachchanamitabh-bachchan

Fondly known as Big B, Ambitabh Bachchan is known as the most popular and influential actors of Indian cinema. With a career spanning over close to four decades, Amitabh Bachchan has become one of the best known names in cinema. He has been honored the Padma Shri, the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan. In 2007, the Government of France honored him with the Knight of the Legion of Honor for his exceptional contribution to world cinema.

4. Shah Rukh Khan


One of the highest earning actors in the world, Shah Rukh Khan is popularly known as the Baadshah of Bollywood. Apart from being an actor, the charming actor is also a producer. He is the co-chairman of Red Chillies Entertainment, his production company. He was honored the Padma Shri in 2005. In 2007, the French Government honored him with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He was later conferred with another title by the French government. In 2014, he was awarded the Légion d’honneur, the highest civilian honor.

Kamal Haasan was wished and greeted by his friends in the industry. However, the best greeting came from Rajinikanth. His good friend and colleague who along with Kamal Haasan rose to stardom in the 80s. In his tweet in Tamil, Rajinikanth said – “I wish this generation’s Chevalier Sivaji and my good friend Kamal Haasan on receiving this prestigious award”.

We are proud of you Kamal Haasan sir! Keep rocking and making Tamil Cinema and Kollywood proud.