Vikatan awards for 2018 was announced on January 3, 2019, and the ceremony took place on Sunday night in Chennai. The star-studded affair was attended by many from the film fraternity. Vikatan Awards was introduced in 2008 and has since become a prestigious award in the industry. The awards were given for various categories like Best Film, Best Actor (male and female), Best Comedy Actor (male and female), Best Screenplay Writer, Best Dialogue writer and more.
Director Lenin Barathiâ€™s Merku Thodarchi Malai won the Best Film award, and also fetched Lenin the Best Debut Director Award. Mari Selvaraj, on the other hand, was awarded Best Director for Pariyerum Perumal. The film also won Best Story.
Vetrimaaranâ€™s Vada Chennai won under two categories - Best Screenplay and Best Art Direction (Art director Jackie). While director Ameer won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Vada Chennai, Dhanush received Best Actor Male for this film and for Maari 2. Trishaâ€™s role in Premkumarâ€™s 96 won her the Best Actor Female.
â€” Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) January 3, 2019
Actor Easwari Rao won best Character Artist Female for her role Selvi in Rajinikanth-starrer Kaala.
Actor Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, who played characters with negative shades this year - Pechi in Vishalâ€™s Sandakozhi 2 and Komalavalli in Vijayâ€™s Sarkar - won her very first Vikatan Award under the Best Villain Female category.
Thank you @vikatan @vikatanawards #VikatanAwards for the #bestvilli.... couldn't have done this without @ARMurugadoss sir and @dirlingusamy sir.. this one is for u both..love u bothhhh...And mainly thank you to my amazing fans for ur love and support..without you I'm nothing.. pic.twitter.com/MkYjgPJp1wâ€” varu sarathkumar (@varusarath) January 5, 2019
Music Director Santhosh Narayanan won the Best Music Director Award for his work in Ranjithâ€™s Kaala, Maari Selvarajâ€™s Pariyerum Perumal and Vetrimaaranâ€™s Vada Chennai.
Actor Yogi Babu won the Best Comedy Actor (Male) for his roles in Kolamaavu Kokila and Pariyerum Perumal, while actor Revathi won the female category of the same award for Gulaebaghavali.
Editor San Lokesh won Best Editor Award for his work in Ramkumarâ€™s Ratsasan. Director Ranjith won Best Dialogue Writer Award for Kaala along with Makizhnan B and M Aadhavan Dheetchanya. Cinematographer Nirav Shah received Best Cinematographer Award for Shankarâ€™s 2.0.
The rest of the awards are as follows:
Best Singer (Male) â€“ Anthony Daasan for Sodakkufrom Thaanaa Serndha Koottam
Best Singer (Female) â€“ Chinmayi for Kaathalae from 96
Best Debut Actor (Male) â€“ Adithya Bhaskar for 96
Best Debut Actor (Female) â€“ Raiza Wilson for Pyaar Prema Kaadhal
Best Lyricist â€“ Karthik Netha for 96
Best Child Artiste â€“ Ditya Bhande for Lakshmi
Best Makeup Artist â€“ Banu A R, Abdul Razzaq, LECACY FX
Best Costume Designer â€“ Eka Lakhani
Best Choreographer â€“ Jani Master for Gulaebaghavali
Best Stunt Choreographer â€“ Dhilip Subbarayan for Vada Chennai, Kaala
Best Animation Visual Effects - Shankar, V Srinivas Mohan for 2.0
Best Production - Vijay Sethupathi Productions for Merku Thodarchi Malai
Best Film crew - 96
Best Entertaining Film - Kadai Kutty Singam
Most Popular Film - 2.0