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DAZZLING ACT: Yana Gupta performs at the Reliance Mobile Vijay awards function in Chennai on Saturday. - Photo: Shaju John
DAZZLING ACT: Yana Gupta performs at the Reliance Mobile Vijay awards function in Chennai on Saturday. - Photo: Shaju John

Staff Reporter

First Reliance Mobile Vijay (TV) Awards for artists, technicians of Tamil cinema

CHENNAI: A star-studded evening marked the distribution of the first Reliance Mobile Vijay (TV) Awards to artists and technicians of Tamil cinema on Saturday.

Actor B. Sarojadevi presented the Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan award for excellence in cinema to Kamal Haasan, who recalled his association with Sivaji Ganesan during the filming of "Devar Magan".

The favourite heroine was Trisha and best male singer S.P. Balasubramaniam, who received the award from Kamal Haasan's daughters Aksara and Sruthi.

The singer said he had been singing for the past forty years.

S. Janaki received the award for best female singer from producer Seventh Channel Narayanan and actors Rohini and Anuhaasan. She told the audience that she would complete fifty years in the film industry next April.

Vivek was given the best comedian award by Kovai Sarala and K.S. Ravi Kumar received the best director award from actor Sarath Kumar.

The favourite film was "Devar Magan". Kannal Kannan received the special jury award for stunts, while Prabhu Deva bagged the choreography award.

The best cinematographer was P.C. Sriram and art director Sabu Cyril.

`Superstar of tomorrow'

Vijay received the superstar of tomorrow award while the youth icon was Vikram.

The entertainment fare had dance performances by Ragasiya, Lakshmi Rai and Yana Gupta.

Two popular programmes of Vijay television, Super Singer and Jodi No.1, were performed live on stage.

The function also saw performances from the winners of the Super Singers show. The only drawback was that the function started nearly an hour late.

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