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Charlie, Irudhi Suttru bag top laurels at IIFA Utsavam 2017


Of the 13 award categories, Irudhi Suttru, a guru-protégé story of a washed-up boxing coach, bagged three awards, including Best Leading Role (female) for Ritika Singh and Best Leading Role (male) for Madhavan.

IANS

Actor R Madhavan's Tamil sports drama Irudhi Suttru and the Dulquer Salmaan-starrer Charlie bagged top awards at the second edition of IIFA Utsavam here.

The two-day event honoured talent across the Tamil and Malayalam film industries on Tuesday. Of the 13 award categories, Irudhi Suttru, a guru-protégé story of a washed-up boxing coach, bagged three awards, including Best Leading Role (female) for Ritika Singh and Best Leading Role (male) for Madhavan. Irudhi Suttru was made as Saala Khadoos in Hindi.

Dhanush-produced Tamil romantic-comedy Naanum Rowdythaan won three awards — Best Comic Role for RJ Balaji, Best Playback Singer (female) for Neeti Mohan and Best Playback Singer (male) for Anirudh Ravichander.

Filmmaker Atlee Kumar pocketed the Best Director award for Tamil actioner Theri, apart from the Best Supporting Role (female) for child artiste Nainika and Best Negative Role for veteran filmmaker Mahendran.

While accepting the award, Atlee Kumar dedicated the success of the film to its hero Vijay.

Writer-actor Arjunraja Kamaraja bagged the Best Lyricist award for the widely popular number ‘Neruppu Da' from superstar Rajinikanth's Tamil gangster drama Kabali (2016).

Double Oscar-winner AR Rahman was presented with the award for Best Music Direction for Tamil actioner Achcham Yenbathu Madamaiyada.

Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna won the Best Supporting Role (male) award for playing a wheelchair-bound quadriplegic in the Karthi-starrer Thozha.

Young director Karthick Naren won the Best Story award for his Tamil thriller Dhuruvangal 16.

In the Malayalam film awards category, Dulquer Salmaan-starrer Charlie snapped up seven awards. Dulquer bagged the Best Leading Role (male) for the film, which also won Best Direction for Martin Prakkat, Best Story for Unni R, Best Comic Role for Soubin Shahir, Best Lyrics for Santhosh Varma, Best Music Director for Gopi Sunder and Best Supporting Role (female) for Aparna Gopinath.

Mohanlal's blockbuster Pulimurugan won the Best Film award. Actress Rajisha Vijayan for the film Anuraga Karikkin Vellam won the Best Leading Role (female) award.

Aadupuliyattam won actor Sampath the award for Best Negative Role.

Singer Sreya Jayadeep bagged the Best Playback Singer (female) award, while Vijay Yesudas won the Best Playback Singer (male) award for Maheshinte Prathikaaram.

For his stunning performance in filmmaker Rajeevi Ravi's Kammatipaadam, actor Vijayan won the Best Supporting Role (male) award.

At the event, veteran Tamil filmmaker SP Muthuraman, who has made 25 films with superstar Rajinikanth, was presented with an award for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.