53rd FAIR ONE FILMFARE SOUTH AWARDS
Anuj Saxena is a doctor turned actor, Marketing director of Elder Pharmaceuticals, a Restauranter after recently taking over Papillon Park in Andheri, Bombay and above that CEO of Maverick Productions.
Recently Anuj's production house Maverick has by ventured into production of South Indian Films in Tamil and Telgu languages by tying up with VisionTechnology India Ltd.
53rd Fairone Filmfare South Awards 2005 was held on 9th September 2006 Satuarday at Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai. With extra southern spice, extra dazzle and high voltage action, South India was swept away by the irresistible razzmatazz of the stars, the silver dust, the guts and the glory. Elder Pharmaceuticals is the title sponsor for Fairone Filmfare Bombay as well as Filmfare South for the next three years.
The event was attended by the 'who's who' of Kollywood, including A R Rehman, Siddarth (of RANG DE BASANTI fame), Abaas, Shobhna, Kamal Hassan, Gouthami, Dhanush, Srikanth, Jeeva, Ramesh, directors Vasanth, Lingusamy, Priyadarshan and Khushboo and many others. Bollywood Brigrade made its presence felt in the form of ravishing Rekha, Jaya Pradha and Shilpa Shetty.
Dr. Anuj Saxena, Marketing director of Elder Pharma said, 'It was a great evening full of glitz and glory. We are pleased to be associated with the Filmfare awards. This alliance surely has synergy - Beauty and Talent goes hand in hand. Also the audience base of the two will only help create a larger and stronger loyalty base. Together we shall compliment each other. South Indian feature films are a huge market'.
Anuj gave award to Arya for the best debut male. Anuj's parents Jagdish Saxena and his mother Sneh Saxena also gave awards.
ANNIYAN, the blockbuster film directed by Shankar, with Vikram as the hero, has bagged eight awards in the 53rd Fairone Filmfare Awards 2005 (Southern films). Vikram bagged the best actor award, while Shankar and producer Oscar Ravichandran won the best director and best film award for the film.
Harris Jayaraj was adjudged the best music director, Vairamuthu the best lyricist and Sabu Cyril the best art director. Ravi Varman and Manikandan won for cinematography and Peter Hynes for best action in other categories in which ANNIYAN bagged the awards. Asin, who had two nominations, for GHAJINI and MAJJA, won the best actor award for her role as the quixotic Kalpana in GHAJINI. Prakashraj won his fourth Filmfare award, this time for his role in SIVAKASI. Arya and Padmapriya were adjudged the best debutant actors, for their roles in ARINDUM ARIYAMALUM and THAVAMAI THAVAMIRUNDU respectively. The best comic actor in Tamil films went to Vadivelu for his role a perfect foil to Rajnikanth in CHANDRAMUKHI. The best Tamil song of the year was 'Ra Ra' from the same film. The prestigious awards, touted by many as India's own Oscars, saw yet another blockbuster from the south, NUVOSTHANANTE NAVODHANTANA walking away with more than one award. Trisha and Siddarth bagged the best actor award for NUVOSTHANANTE...
In Kannada, NINNE PARELI won the best film, best director and best actor to Prem Kumar and Vidya Venkatesh who played the heroine. Meera Jasmine bagged the best actor award for her role in the Malayalam film, ACHUVINDE AMMA, while Mohanlal walked off with the best actor role for his phenomenal performance in TANMATHRA. Blessy won the best director award for TANMATHRA as well. Thilagan, who has done all the characters that an actor can play in his career, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award as well as Sukumari, the Malayalam actor who has made a mark in the industry in a career spanning five decades.
Kannada director Rajaratna (NINNE PARELI) in his acceptance speech suggested that since Bangalore had a local population of 35 percent, with Andhraites, Tamils and Malayalis making up 30, 25 and 10 percent respectively, the city would love to host the Filmfare awards there as well.