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The ones who made a mark

VIJAYAKANTH, DEVAYANI and Kushboo have been adjudged the best actor and best actresses for the year 2000, by the Film Fans Association. The best of 2000 was announced by Mr. R. S. Cunnaih, honorary secretary, at a function here recently.

The outstanding contribution to filmdom award goes to actor Kamal Hassan, who has acted in more than 100 films. The eminent film personality of the millennium award this time went to Mr. D.V.S. Raju and the man of the millennium award will be received by producer Mr. P. V. Gangadharan and movie magnate of the millennium award is for producer Mr. D. Ramanaidu.

The following are the cine best of 2000.

Tamil - Best pictures: ``Bharathi'' (Media dreams) and ``Vanathaipola'' (Oscar films).

Jury award: ``Hey Ram'' (Rajkamal Films International) and ``Rhythm'' (Pyramid film International). Producers: R. B. Chowdry (Supergood films) and N. Khaja Moideen (Roja Combines). Story and direction: Vikraman (``Vanathaipola''), Actor: Vijayakanth (``Vanathaipola'') Commendation: Chinni Jayanth (``Unakkaga Mattum''), actress: Devayani (``Bharathi'') and Simran (``Priyamanavalae''), (Music Director): Deva (``Kushi''), cinematography: Rajeev Menon (``Kandukondein Kandukondein'') Lyrics: Vairamuthu, character actor: P. Vasu (``Cheenu''), supporting actor: Jayaram (``Thenali''), actress: Sri Vidya (``Kandukondein Kandukondein'') villain: Prakash Raj (``Appu''), comedian: Vivek, Comedienne: Kovai Sarala, new face-male: Madhavan (``Alaipayuthey'') female: Sneha (``Ennavale''), playback singer-male: Srinivas, female: K. S. Chitra.

Telugu: Best picture: ``Kalasiundhamu Raa'' (Suresh Productions) commendation: Azad (Vyjayanthi movies), director: Poori Jaganath (``Badri''), music director: S. A. Raj Kumar (``Nuvuu Vasthavani''), cinematography: Madhu Ambat (``Badri''), actor: Venkatesh (``Kalasiundhamu Raa''), actress: Simran (``Kalasiundhamu Raa''), commendation: Renu Desai (``Badri''), supporting actor: Prakash Raj (``Badri''), actress: Kovai Sarala, playback singer-male: S. P. Balasubramaniam, female: Sujatha.

Kannada: Best picture: ``Sparsha'' (Sarovar Productions), director: Kavitha Lankesh (``Deveeri''), commendation: Naganna (``Soorappa''), music director: Prsanthraj (``Nannavale Nannavale''), actor: Sundeep (``Sparsha''), actress: Tara (``Munnudi''), supporting actor: H. G. Dattatreya (``Munnudi''), actress; Sudharani (``Sparsha''), child artiste: Master Manja (``Deveeri'').

Malayalam: Best picture: ``Santham'' (Grihalakshmi films), commendation: ``Mazha'' (Millennium Cinema), Director: Jayaraj (``Santham''), actress: Jayaram (``Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal''), actress: Samyuktha Varma (``Mazha''), supporting actress: K.P.A.C. Lalitha (``Santham'').

TV Bests of 2000. Producers: AVM productions and Vikatan television. Director: Venkat, music director: Dheena, actor: Sriman, commendations: Chethan, actress: Gayathri, commendation: Deepa Venkat and Haritha.

Best maintained theatres A/c: Shanthi theatre, Sangam group of theatres, Ega group of theatres, AVM Rajeswari and Kamala theatre.

Non A/c theatre: Mekala talkies and Natraj theatre. Preview theatre: South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce theatre.

Best maintained studios: AVM Studios (M. Saravanan) and Prasad studios (A. Ramesh Prasad).

Special awards to film personalities: T. Srinivasalu, J. V. Rukmangadan, K. Ramachandra Kurup and P. Srinivasa Rao.

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