List of accolades received by Aadukalam

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List of accolades received by Aadukalam
A picture of Dhanush as he looks at the camera
Dhanush's performance in Aadukalam garnered him several awards and nominations
Total number of awards and nominations[a]
Totals 33 52
References

Aadukalam (English: Arena) is a 2011 Indian Tamil-language drama film written and directed by Vetrimaaran and produced by S. Kathiresan. Vetrimaaran co-wrote the dialogues with Vikram Sugumaran.[1][2] The film stars Dhanush and Taapsee Pannu in the lead roles with Kishore, V. I. S. Jayapalan, Naren, and Murugadoss playing supporting roles.[3] The musical score was composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar while the cinematography and editing were respectively handled by Velraj and Kishore Te.[4] The film's story revolves around Karuppu who is the understudy of an experienced cockfighter, Pettaikaran. When Karuppu wins in a cockfight against Pettaikaran's rival Rathnasamy, Pettaikaran, who is initially happy, becomes jealous of Karuppu's newfound popularity and plots his downfall.[5] The film was dubbed into Telugu as Pandem Kollu.[6]

Produced on a budget of 150-200 million,[7] Aadukalam was released on 14 January 2011 and grossed 300 million according to a February 2011 report by The Economic Times.[8][b] The film garnered awards and nominations in several categories, with particular praise for its direction, screenplay, Dhanush's performance, music, cinematography, and editing. The film has won 33 awards from 52 nominations.

Aadukalam won six awards at the 58th National Film Awards ceremony, thereby sharing the record with Kannathil Muthamittal (2002) for the most number of National Film Awards won by a Tamil film.[10][11] It won awards under the Best Direction (Vetrimaaran), Best Actor (Dhanush), Best Screenplay (Original) (Vetrimaaran), Best Editing (Kishore Te) and Best Choreography (Dinesh Kumar) categories with a Special Jury Award being presented to V. I. S Jayapalan. The film was nominated in seven categories at the 59th Filmfare Awards South, winning Best Film – Tamil (S. Kathiresan), Best Director – Tamil, Best Actor – Tamil, Best Music Director – Tamil (G. V. Prakash Kumar), and Best Cinematographer (Velraj). At the 6th Vijay Awards, it was nominated in twenty-two categories and won in five, including Entertainer of the Year, Best Director and Best Music Director. Among other wins, the film received seven Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards, four South Indian International Movie Awards, three Mirchi Music Awards, and one Norway Tamil Film Festival Award, Chennai International Film Festival Award, and Chennai Times Film Award each.

Awards and nominations

Award Date of ceremony[c] Category Recipient(s) and Nominee(s) Result Ref.
Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards 5 January 2012 Best Film S. Kathiresan Won [12]
[13]
Best Director Vetrimaaran Won
Best Story Vetrimaaran Won
Best Cinematograher Velraj Won
Best Editor Kishore Te Won
Best Music Director G. V. Prakash Kumar Won
Best Playback Singer – Male S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. B. Charan for "Ayyayyo" Won
Chennai International Film Festival 22 December 2011 Best Film Vetrimaaran Won [14]
The Chennai Times Film Awards 22 June 2012 Best Director Vetrimaaran Won [15]
Filmfare Awards South 7 July 2012 Best Film – Tamil S. Kathiresan Won [16]
[17]
[18]
Best Director – Tamil Vetrimaaran Won
Best Actor – Tamil Dhanush Won
Best Supporting Actor – Tamil V. I. S. Jayapalan Nominated
Best Music Director – Tamil G. V. Prakash Kumar Won
Best Male Playback Singer – Tamil G. V. Prakash Kumar for "Yathe Yathe" Nominated
Best Cinematographer – South Velraj Won
Mirchi Music Awards South 4 August 2012 Best Music Director G. V. Prakash Kumar Won [19]
[20]
[21]
Listener's Choice Award − Song G. V. Prakash Kumar for "Yathe Yathe" Won (5th place)
Listener's Choice Award − Album G. V. Prakash Kumar Won (2nd place)
National Film Awards 9 September 2011 Best Direction Vetrimaaran Won [10]
Best Actor Dhanush[d] Won
Best Screenplay Vetrimaaran Won
Best Editing Kishore Te Won
Best Choreography Dinesh Kumar Won
Special Jury Award V. I. S. Jayapalan Won
Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards 20–25 April 2011 Best Choreographer Dinesh Kumar Won [23]
[24]
South Indian International Movie Awards 21–22 June 2012 Best Director — Tamil Vetrimaaran Won [25]
[26]
Best Actor — Tamil Dhanush Won
Best Cinematographer — Tamil Velraj Won
Best Music Director — Tamil G. V. Prakash Kumar Won
Vijay Awards 16 June 2012 Best Film S. Kathiresan Nominated [27]
[28]
Best Director Vetrimaaran Won
Best Actor Dhanush Nominated
Best Villain V. I. S. Jayapalan Nominated
Best Music Director G. V. Prakash Kumar Won
Best Debut Actress Taapsee Pannu Nominated
Best Cinematographer Velraj Nominated
Best Art Director Jacki Nominated
Best Male Playback Singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. B. Charan for "Ayyayo" Nominated
Velmurugan for "Otha Sollala" Won
Best Female Playback Singer Prashanthini for "Ayyayo" Nominated
Best Lyricist Snehan Nominated
Best Story, Screenplay Writer Vetrimaaran Nominated
Best Dialogue Vikram Sugumaran Nominated
Best Choreographer Dinesh Kumar Nominated
Best Stunt Director Rajasekhar Nominated
Best Crew Vetrimaaran Won
Entertainer of the Year Dhanush Won
Favourite Hero Dhanush Nominated
Favourite Heroine Taapsee Pannu Nominated
Favourite Director Vetrimaaran Nominated
Favourite Song "Otha Sollala" Nominated

See also

References

Notes

  1. ^ Awards in certain categories do not have prior nominations and only winners are announced by the jury. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.
  2. ^ The average exchange rate in 2011 was 51.10 Indian rupees () per 1 US dollar (US$).[9]
  3. ^ Date is linked to the article about the awards held that year, wherever possible.
  4. ^ Shared with Salim Kumar for Adaminte Makan Abu.[22]

Citations

  1. ^ Lakshmi, V. (16 November 2010). "'Aadukalam is a contemporary film'". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 21 August 2015. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "59th Idea Filmfare Awards 2011(South): Winners". The Times of India. 8 July 2012. Archived from the original on 10 May 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017. 
  3. ^ Srinivasan, Pavithra (14 January 2011). "Aadukalam is impressive". Rediff.com. Archived from the original on 22 August 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Subramanian, Karthik (22 January 2011). "‘Aadukalam’: Fascinating shades of grey". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 22 August 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Aadukalam-Review". Sify. Archived from the original on 14 August 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Pandem Kollu". The Times of India. 29 January 2015. Archived from the original on 14 August 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  7. ^ Bhavanishankar, Jyothsna (21 December 2010). "Vetrimaran Interview". Behindwoods. Archived from the original on 14 August 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "After Bollywood, Sony Music taps Tamil movie market". The Economic Times. 9 February 2011. Archived from the original on 13 February 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "Rupee vs dollar: From 1990 to 2012". Rediff.com. 18 May 2012. Archived from the original on 21 March 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  10. ^ a b "58th National Film Awards for 2010 announced". Directorate of Film Festivals. Archived from the original on 30 December 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2011. 
  11. ^ "50th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 26 July 2003. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  12. ^ "Vikatan Awards 2011". Ananda Vikatan. India Malaysia Online. Archived from the original on 16 May 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  13. ^ "Siva Kartikeyan via Twitter". Twitter. 5 January 2012. Archived from the original on 16 May 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  14. ^ Srinivasan, Meera (23 December 2011). "Spotlight on pen-camera relationship". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 16 August 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  15. ^ "The Chennai Times Film Awards 2011". The Times of India. 22 June 2012. Archived from the original on 11 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "59th Filmfare Awards South". Filmfare Awards South. 7 July 2012. Sun TV Network. 
  17. ^ "59th Idea Filmfare Awards South (Winners list)". Filmfare. 9 July 2012. Archived from the original on 11 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  18. ^ "The 59th Idea Filmfare Awards 2011(South)". The Times of India. 8 July 2012. Archived from the original on 11 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  19. ^ "Mirchi Music Awards Background". Radio Mirchi. Archived from the original on 11 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  20. ^ "Mirchi Music Awards Winners". Radio Mirchi. Archived from the original on 11 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  21. ^ "Mirchi Music Awards Listener's Choice". Radio Mirchi. Archived from the original on 11 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  22. ^ "Dhanush, Salim share National award". Sify. 10 September 2011. Archived from the original on 17 August 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  23. ^ "NTFF 2011: Festival Program 20th-25th April". Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards. 1 April 2011. Archived from the original on 12 August 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  24. ^ "Tamilar Awards 2011 - Winners of the year". Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards. 25 April 2011. Archived from the original on 12 August 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  25. ^ Manigandan, K. R. (28 June 2012). "The South Shines". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 11 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  26. ^ "SIIMA Awards: 2011 Winners". South Indian International Movie Awards. Archived from the original on 11 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  27. ^ "6th Annual Vijay Awards: Complete list of winners". CNN-IBN. 19 June 2012. Archived from the original on 11 August 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  28. ^ "6th Vijay Awards". Vijay Awards. Chennai. 30 June 2012. Star Vijay. 

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