BY KARPAGAM THYAGARAJAN
Univercell Vijay Awards in its third year has kicked off well and the audience participation has increased this time around. The publicity van ‘Rasigan Express’ that traveled across various districts of Tamil Nadu was received well.
The year 2008, witnessed some great works in the Tamil film industry and the 118 films which were released during the year captivated most of the Tamil audiences. Like in the past, this year too viewers will get a chance to cast their vote for their Favorite stars under 5 Category - Favorite Hero, Favorite Heroine, Favorite Film, Favorite Director and Favorite Song.
The Jury Members, Actor/Director Prathap Pothan, Popular Writer/Director/Producer Yugi Sethu, Film Critic/Cartoonist Madan and Lizzy Priyadarshan will be introduced on Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 2pm on Vijay TV. The Jury will discuss the various parameters under which they are to analyze the movies that would be nominated.
They will speak about the 27 categories that are taken into consideration for this year’s award like Best Actor / Actress, Best Debut Actor male / female, Best Music Director, Best Playback singer – Male / Female, Best Villain, Best Cinematographer, Best Comedian, Best Supporting Actors – Male / Female and many more.
The year 2008 saw the maximum number of releases, when compared to the 25 years of Tamil cinema. In the first episode of Univercell Vijay Awards the Jury analyses on how acting has evolved from the Sivaji Ganesan era to the current cup of actors. The Jury members also discuss about the importance given to the supporting actors’ roles for the films released in the year 2008.
Tamil films are always hero oriented but the year 2008 was an exception; Films like ‘Poo’, ‘Abhiuym Naanum’, has the female characters in the lead and the Jury members also bring this point to notice.
With Gopinath hosting the show, watch the Jury members share their expert comments on the films of 2008 in Univercell Vijay Awards, this Sunday, May 10, 2009, at 2pm on Vijay TV.