THE INTERNATIONAL INDIAN FILM ACADEMY (IIFA) ANNOUNCES THE 2ND EDITION OF ‘IIFA UTSAVAM’

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THE INTERNATIONAL INDIAN FILM ACADEMY (IIFA) ANNOUNCES THE 2ND EDITION OF ‘IIFA UTSAVAM’


20th March 2017, Bengaluru: The countdown to South India’s biggest, most extravagant and much awaited celebration has begun. The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) announced the 2nd edition of the highly anticipated celebrations of the biggest Utsavam, Fortune Sunflower Oil IIFA Utsavam Powered by Renault marking a landmark event in the illustrious history of the Cinema of South India. A magnificent extravaganza envisioned to honor and recognize the best of South India’s film industry, IIFA Utsavam Weekend and Awards is back with an exuberance spanning across two days on the 28th & 29th of March, 2017 at HlCC in Hyderabad.

IIFA Utsavam 2017 celebrations will air exclusively on Broadcast Partners, Sun Network, while the Title Sponsor is Fortune Sunflower Oil, Powered by Renault. The Destination Partner is the Govt. of Telangana. Park Hyatt Hyderabad is the Luxury Partner while HICC is the Venue Partner. The Gifting Partner for IIFA Utsavam 2017 are Tiraa and Spa Ceylon. Mirrors is the Hair and Makeup Partner. The Celebrations Partner is Kingfisher Premium and Virtual Vision is the Technical Partner.

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Another facet to the 2nd Annual IIFA Utsavam Weekend and Awards is the launch of the IIFA Utsavam app that provides the users an insight to all the details of the Weekend and Awards in four film industries of South India.

South Indian Cinema film stars showed their support by voting for their favourite movies and talents at the IIFA Utsavam Voting Week which was held in Chennai, Bangalore, Kochi and Hyderabad. The 2nd edition of the annual IIFA Utsavam Weekend and Awards 2017 witnessed the highest votes with IIFA Utsavam’s Global Voting crossing over 15 lakhs.

Andre Timmins (IIFA Utsavam Director
 Andre Timmins IIFA Utsavam Director

THE INTERNATIONAL INDIAN FILM ACADEMY (IIFA) ANNOUNCES THE 2ND EDITION OF ‘IIFA UTSAVAM’

THE INTERNATIONAL INDIAN FILM ACADEMY (IIFA) ANNOUNCES THE 2ND EDITION OF ‘IIFA UTSAVAM’


Bringing together the biggest megastars from the South Indian Film Industry including Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Venkatesh, Balakrishna, Ram Charan, Mahesh Babu, Shiva Rajkumar, Ravi Chandran, Yash, Tamannaah, Samantha, Anushka Rakul Preet, Radhika Pandit, Rachita Ram, Parul Yadav, Mohan Lal, Kunchacko Boban, Mamta Mohandas, Khushboo, Jiiva, Venkat Prabhu, Rana Daggubati, Nasser, Jayam Ravi, John Vijay among others will all congregate for one grand Utsavam, the IIFA Utsavam 2017.

Encompassing four massive film industries of South India, the Tamil, the Malayalam, the Telugu and the Kannada - The Cinema of South India is being celebrated as a single entity. Creating waves not only in our country, the Cinema of the South has also made a name for itself on the global movies map. The industry is known for its larger-than-life movies, flamboyant superstars, abundance of talent, technologically advanced productions and it’s loyal fan following.

Baahubali actor, Rana Daggubati along with renowned actor, Shiva will be hosting the Tamil segment in the upcoming 2nd edition of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Utsavam. Rana Dagubatti will also be hosting the Telugu segment with Naveen Babu, better known as Nani. The Malyalam segment of IIFA Utsavam will be hosted by known actor Tini Tom and actress Pearle Maaney. The Kannada segment of the awards will be hosted by renowned actor Akul Balaji and actress Meghana Gaonkar.

IIFA Utsavam’s illustrious Advisory Board comprises of renowned personalities including, A R Rahman, Kamal Hassan, Suresh Babu, KS Rama Rao, Boney Kapoor, Nagarjuna, Allu Aravind, Resul Pookutty, R B Choudhary, Ram Kumar, Mukesh, Sibi Malayil, B Unnikrishnan, Ramesh Aravind and Radikaa Sharath Kumar.

Speaking on the occasion, Rana Daggubati said, “IIFA Utsavam is a unique endeavor that raises South Indian cinema to a global platform, allowing the immense talent of the South to be admired universally. I am excited to host the IIFA Utsavam 2017 in Hyderabad and share the stage with some of the most successful actors and technicians from our film industry. As we get set to honour their contributions to cinema, I invite you to join us to celebrate and applaud your favourite stars. I’m certain that IIFA Utsavam will surpass your expectations this year!”

Hansika Motwani says “IIFA Utsavam is a pioneering event that gives a universal platform of admiration to the talent from the four massive film industries of South India. It is great to see an endeavor such as IIFA Utsavam to help give our cinema maximum exposure to audiences and media around the world. I’m thrilled to be a part of this fantastic journey and look forward to this year’s celebrations.”


The 2nd Annual IIFA Utsavam Weekend and Awards will kick start with an Opening Press Conference.

Day 1 of the event will see IIFA Utsavam felicitating and celebrating talent from the Tamil & Malayalam film industries.

Day 2 will felicitate and celebrate the talent from the Telugu and Kannada film industries.


IIFA Utsavam Director, Andre Timmins said, “Our vision for IIFA Utsavam primarily has been to celebrate the excellence and dynamism of Indian cinema along with specially giving due credit and honor to the brilliance of the Cinema of South India. We at IIFA are thrilled to bring to the world the much awaited second edition of the South Indian film fraternity celebration – IIFA Utsavam.”

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Angshu Mallick, COO, Adani Wilmar Ltd. Said, “Adani Wilmar Ltd.is one of India’s fastest growing food company with a turnover of more than 3.50 billion USD. Fortune – India’s No 1 edible oil brand, is proud to associate and present IIFA, the International Indian Film Academy into South Indian cinema beginning from 2015. Proud to be called as IIFA Utsavam, we have chosen Fortune Sunflower Oil, one of our most prominent brands in the South Indian market which is also acclaimed to be “very very Light “   Oil in the Sunflower Oil category to bring forth this partnership. With our wide Range of product portfolio of Edible oils, Basmati Rice, Pulses, Soya chunks & Besan, we look forward to being the preferred brand of every South Indian consumer by reaching out with an array of celebrity engagements as a result of our partnership with Utsavam. With the legacy of IIFA in the Indian entertainment space, we proudly look forward to the best entertainment extravaganza the South of India is going to witness."

Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations said, “Renault is one of the youngest and fastest growing brands in the Indian automotive industry, driven by our brand ideology, ‘Passion for life’ which is clearly reflected in our offerings and the platforms we partner with. Our association with the prestigious IIFA Utsavam, which honours the talent, excellence and dynamism of South Indian cinema, is in sync with Renault’s passion for celebrating life with elements of culture, entertainment, films, music, creativity and above all people.”

IIFA Utsavam Jury Member, Mr. P Vasu (Director) said, “IIFA Utsavam is truly an honorable initiative to celebrate the artistic achievements and bringing together the South Indian Film Industries on a unified platform. It recognizes and awards the industries best and exposes new talent. This year the industry comes together for the 2nd time and I can hardly contain my joy. Every actor and technician will be happy and proud to carry an IIFA Award, my Best Wishes to everyone."

Mr. Thomas Abraham, General Manager, Park Hyatt Hyderabad said, "It's an honour for Park Hyatt Hyderabad to be associated with IIFA awards this year.  We are celebrating 5 years this year in the city of Nizams and we would like to thank partners like IIFA and patrons of the city without whom we would not have achieved the success and respect so far. The association with IIFA this year makes our celebrations even more special. We hope to continue bringing to the city events of such glitz and glamour and continue thriving to give service where luxury is personal.”


To select and felicitate the best and most deserving talent, nominees were selected through film industry voting. A Global voting process would then determine the winners of the Popular Awards and Jury Voting would determine the winners of the Technical Awards.


IIFA Utsavam 2017 promises to bring together exuberance of talent from among the South Indian film industry and applaud for the best of the best.

South Indian cinema fans and enthusiasts from around the world can expect to see their favorite film stars descend on Hyderabad during the weekend for the magnificent extravaganza envisioned to honor and showcase the best of South Indian cinema.  A show like never witnessed before in the region.



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About IIFA Utsavam:

Encompassing four massive film industries of South India, the Tamil, the Telugu, the Malayalam and the Kannada - The Cinema of South India is being celebrated as a single entity. Known for its larger-than-life movies, flamboyant superstars, immense talent pool, technologically advanced productions, loyal fan following, the Cinema of the South has created waves not only in India but also made a name for itself on the global map.

IIFA Utsavam is where we endeavor to bring the world to Hyderabad through international recognition and association of brand IIFA. The aim is to bring recognition, prestige and glory to the South Indian Film industries, by felicitating them and recognizing their achievements and triumphs annually. The IIFA Utsavam weekend will help give the Southern film industries a bigger global platform to grow a larger audience across India and internationally. IIFA Utsavam brings together the four main industries; Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada for a major 2-day event.



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IIFA Utsavam Weekend and Award 2017 – Telugu Nominees
Best Picture
Entry
Film
Prasad V Potluri / Pvp Cinema
Oopiri
Yalamanchili Ravi Shankar
Janatha Garage
K. Raj Kandukuri
Pelli Choopulu
Prasad V Potluri / Pvp Cinema
Kshnam
B.V.S.N Prasad
Nannaku Prematho

Best Story
Entry
Film
Krish
Kanche
Koratala Shiva
Janatha Garage
B.Sukumar
Nannaku Prematho
Adivi Sesh
Kshnam
Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam
Pelli Choopulu

Comic Role
Entry
Film
Prakash Raj
Oopiri
Priya Darshi
Pelli Choopulu
Prudhvi
Bengal Tiger
Vennela Kishore
Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada
Srinivas Avasarala
Kanche

Best Direction
Entry
Film
Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam
Pelli Choopulu
Koratala Shiva
Janatha Garage
Vamsi Paidipally
Oopiri
Krish
Kanche
B Sukumar
Nannaku Prematho



Leading Role Female
Entry
Film
Anushka Shetty
Rudhramadevi
Samantha Ruth Prabhu
A Aa
Anushka Shetty
Size Zero
Ritu Varma
Pelli Choopulu
Pragya Jaiswal
Kanche

Leading Role Male
Entry
Film
Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao
Janatha Garage
Ram Charan
Dhruva
Nani
Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha
Allu Arjun
Sarrainodu
Vijay Devarakonda
Pelli Choopulu


Lyrics
Entry
Film
Shreemani
Premam
Ramajogayya Sastry
Soggade Chinni Nayana
Siri Vennela Seetharama Sastry
Oopiri
Ramajogayya Sastri
Janatha Garage
Siri Vennela Seetharama Sastry
Rudhramadevi

Music Direction
Entry
Film
Devi Sri Prasad
Janatha Garage
Hip Hop Tamizha
Dhruva
Vivek Sagar
Pelli Choopulu
Devi Sri Prasad
Sardar Gabbar Singh
Gopi Sunder
Oopiri



Negative Role
Entry
Film
Arvind Swamy
Dhruva
Jagapathi Babu
Nannaku Prematho
Aadhi Pinisetty
Sarrainodu
Vikramjeet Virk
Rudhramadevi
Rao Ramesh
A Aa

Playback Singer Female
Entry
Film
Suchitra
Oopiri
Shreya Ghoshal
Rudhramadevi
Geetha Madhuri
Janatha Garage
Shreya Ghoshal
Kanche
Shreya Ghoshal
Soggade Chinni Nayana

Playback Singer Male
Entry
Film
Haricharan
Oopiri
Haricharan
Premam
Shankar Mahadevan
Janatha Garage
Haricharan Seshadri
Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha
Hariharan
Rudhramadevi

Supporting Role Female
Entry
Film
Anasuya Bharadwaj
Kshnam
Jayasudha
Oopiri
Nitya Menon
Rudhramadevi
Nadhiya
A Aa
Anupama Parameswaran
Premam



Supporting Role Male
Entry
Film
Allu Arjun
Rudhramadevi
Karthi
Oopiri
Mohan Lal
Janatha Garage
Nandu
Pelli Choopulu
Srikanth
Sarrainodu


IIFA Utsavam Weekend and Award 2017 – Kanada Nominees
Best Picture
Entry
Film
Swarnalatha Productions
Karva
Paramvah Studios Pvt Ltd
Kirik Party
Pushkar Films
Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu
Audience Films
U Turn
GR Pictures
Killing Veerappan

Best Story
Entry
Film
Navaneeth
Karva
Hemath M Rao
Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu
Pawan Kumar
U Turn
A P Arjun
MR. Airavata
Rakshit Shetty
Kirik Party

Comic Role
Entry
Film
Vijay Chendur
Karva
Pramod Shetty
Kirik Party
Chikkanna
Kotigobba 2
Chikkanna
Masterpiece
Achyuth Kumar
Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu

Best Direction
Entry
Film
Navaneeth
Karva
Rishab Shetty
Kirik Party
Hemanth M Rao
Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu
Pawan Kumar
U Turn
Raam Reddy
Thithi



Leading Role Female
Entry
Film
Anisha Ambrose
Karva
Rashmika Mandanna
Kirik Party
Shraddha Srinath
U Turn
Rachita Ram
Rathaavara
Parul Yadav
Killing Veerappan

Leading Role Male
Entry
Film
R.J Rohit
Karva
Rakshit Shetty
Kirik Party
Anant Nag
Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu
Yash
Masterpiece
Channegowda
Thithi

Lyrics
Entry
Film
Rakhshit Shetty
Kirik Party
Sudharshan D C
Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu
Raghu Shastry
Run Antony
Dr. V Nagendra Prasad
Mukunda Murari
Manju Mandavya
Masterpiece

Music Direction
Entry
Film
Avinash
Karva
B. Ajaneesh loknath
Kirik Party
V Harikrishna
Masterpiece
Anoop Seelin
Jessie
Arjun Janya
Mungaru Male 2





Negative Role
Entry
Film
Vasishta Simha
Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu
Ravi Shankar
Mukunda Murari
Ravi Shankar
Rathaavara
Prakash Raj
MR. Airavata
Aravind Iyer
Kirik Party


Playback Singer Female
Entry
Film
Shreya Ghoshal
Kirik Party
Inchara Rao
Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu
Indu Nagaraj
MR. Airavata
Chithra
Jessie
Supriya Lohith
Run Antony

Playback Singer Male
Entry
Film
Vijaya Prakash
Kirik Party
Puneeth Rajkumar
Nanna Ninna Prema Kathe
Anoop Selin
Jessie
Puneeth Rajkumar
Run Antony
Yash
Masterpiece







Supporting Role Female
Entry
Film
Poonam Singar
Karva
Aishwarya
Kirik Party
Radhika Chetan
U Turn
Chithra Shenoy
Rathaavara
Yagna Shetty
Killing Veerappan

Supporting Role Male
Entry
Film
Devaraj, Tilak Shekar
Karva
Rakshit Shetty
Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu
Ananth Nag
Maduveya Mamatheya Kareyole
Dilip Raj
U Turn
Chandan Achar
Kirik Party


IIFA Utsavam Weekend and Award 2017 – Malayalam Nominees
Best Picture
Entry
Film
Aashiq Abu - Opm Dream Mill Cinemas
Maheshinte Prathikaaram
Noushad Alathur And Haseeb Haneef - Grande Film Corporation
Aadupuliyattam
Martin Prakkat, Joju George ; Shebin Becker - Finding Cinema
Charlie
Prem Kumar Menon - Global United Media
Kammatipaadam
Thomas Antony - Mulakupadam Films
Pulimurugan

Best Story
Entry
Film
Syam Pushkaran
Maheshinte Prathikaaram
Dinesh Palath
Aadupuliyattam
Unni R
Charlie
Rajeev Ravi
Kammatipaadam
Salim Ahamed
Pathemari

Comic Role
Entry
Film
Soubin Shahir
Maheshinte Prathikaaram
Paashanam Shaji
Aadupuliyattam
Soubin Shahir
Charlie
Dharmajan Bolgatty
Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan
Sharafudheen
Pretham

Best Direction
Entry
Film
Dileesh Pothan
Maheshinte Prathikaaram
Abrid Shine
Action Hero Biju
Martin Prakkat
Charlie
Rajeev Ravi
Kammatipaadam
S Priyadarshan
Oppam


Leading Role Female
Entry
Film
Parvathy
Charlie
Manju Warrier
Vettah
Aparna Balamurali
Maheshinte Prathikaaram
Rajisha Vijayan
Anuraga Karikkin Vellam
Anusree
Oppam

Leading Role Male
Entry
Film
Fahadh Faasil
Maheshinte Prathikaaram
Nivin Pauly
Action Hero Biju
Dulquer Salmaan
Charlie
V Mohanlal
Oppam
V Mohanlal
Pulimurugan

Lyrics
Entry
Film
Rafeeq Ahammed
Maheshinte Prathikaaram
Kaithapram
Aadupuliyattam
Hari Narayanan
Jacobinte Swargarajyam
Anwar Ali
Kammatipaadam
Santhosh Varma
Charlie

Music Direction
Entry
Film
Bijibal
Maheshinte Prathikaaram
Gopisunder
Charlie
Ratheesh Vega
Aadupuliyattam
The Four Music
Oppam
K.John P Varkey ; Vinayakan
Kammatipaadam




Negative Role
Entry
Film
Sambath
Aadupuliyattam
Sujith Shanker
Maheshinte Prathikaaram
Samuthirakani
Oppam
Jagadeesh
Leela
Anil Nedumangad
Kammatipaadam


Playback Singer Female
Entry
Film
Mamtha Mohandas
Aadupuliyattam
Shreya Jayadeep
Oppam
Sangeetha Sreekanth
Maheshinte Prathikaaram
Shreya Ghoshal
Charlie
Vani Jayaram
Action Hero Biju

Playback Singer Male
Entry
Film
Bijibal
Maheshinte Prathikaaram
P Jayachandran
Aadupuliyattam
Unni Menon
Jacobinte Swargarajyam
Vijay Yesudas
Maheshinte Prathikaaram
Dulquer Salmaan
Charlie


Supporting Role Female
Entry
Film
Anusree
Maheshinte Prathikaaram
K PA C Lalitha
Kochauvva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho
Aparna Gopinath
Charlie
Asha Sharath
Anuraga Karikkin Vellam
Lijomol Jose
Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan



Supporting Role Male
Entry
Film
Vinayakan
Kammatipaadam
Om Puri
Aadupuliyattam
Alencier Ley Lopez
Maheshinte Prathikaaram
Renji Panicker
Jacobinte Swargarajyam
Dharmajan Bolgatty
Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan


IIFA Utsavam Weekend and Award 2017 – Tamil Nominees
Best Picture
Entry
Film
Black Ticket Company, Capital Film Works
Chennai 600 028 II
Y Not Studios, Utv Motion Pictures , Thirukumaran Entertainment
Irudhi Suttru
Wunderbar Films
Visaranai
Wunderbar Films
Amma Kanakku
V Creations
Kabali

Best Story
Entry
Film
Chandrakumar
Visaranai
Venkat Prabhu
Chennai 600 028 II
Karthick Naren. M
Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru
Atlee
Theri
Ashwini Iyyertiwari
Amma Kannakku

Comic Role
Entry
Film
Premji Amaren
Chennai 600 028 II
Soori
Rajini Murugan
John Vijay
Kabali
Rj Balaji
Devi
Rj Balaji
Naanum Rowdydhan

Best Direction
Entry
Film
Venkat Prabhu
Chennai 600 028 II
Karthick Naren.M
Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru
Atlee
Theri
Vetrimaaran
Visaranai
PA.Ranjith
Kabali





Leading Role Female
Entry
Film
Ritika Singh
Irudhi Suttru
Nayanthara
Naanum Rowdydhan
Amala Paul
Amma Kannakku
Anjali
Iraivi
Gayathri
Joker

Leading Role Male
Entry
Film
Dhinesh
Visaranai
Guru Somasundaram
Joker
Rajinikanth
Kabali
Sivakartikeyan
Rajini Murugan
R.Madhavan
Irudhi Suttru

Lyrics
Entry
Film
Anuraja Kamaraj
Kabali
Bharthi Baskar
Chennai 600 028 II
Thamarai
Naanum Rowdydhan
Thamarai
Acham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada
Ekanthraj
Pichaikkaran

Music Direction
Entry
Film
Anirudh Ravichander
Naanum Rowdydhan
A.R Rahman
Acham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada
Yuvan Shankar Raja
Chennai 600 028 II
Santosh Narayanan
Kabali
Siddharth Vipin
Jackson Duari


Negative Role
Entry
Film
Vaibhav
Chennai 600 028 II
Mahendran
Theri
Karthi
Kaashmora
Harish Uthamman
Thodari
R.K Suresh
Tharai Thappattai

Playback Singer Female
Entry
Film
Dhee
Irudhi Suttru
Mahalakshmi Iyer
Rajini Murugan
Neeti Mohan
Naanum Rowdydhan
Khareeshma Ravichandran
Chennai 600 028 II
Chinmayi Sripaadha
Jackson Durai

Playback Singer Male
Entry
Film
Ananthu, Pradeep Kumar
Kabali
Anirudh
Naanum Rowdydhan
Sid Sriram
Acham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada
Sean Roldon
Chennai 600 028 II
Anirudh
Remo


Supporting Role Female
Entry
Film
Baby Nainika
Theri
Dhanshika
Kabali
Radhika Sarathkumar
Naanum Rowdydhan
Vijaylakshmi
Chennai 600 028 II
Mumtaz Sorcar
Irudhi Suttru



Supporting Role Male
Entry
Film
Shiva
Chennai 600 028 II
Rajkiran
Rajini Murugan
Nagarjuna Akkineni
Thozha
R.j Balaji
Naanum Rowdydhan
Samudrakany
Visaranai



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