Vijay TV announces 'fun & irreverent' Vijay Awards

MUMBAI: Tamil entertainment channel Vijay TV has announced the launch of a Tamil film award property - Vijay Awards.

Vijay Awards is fun, irreverent, not like other politically correct award ceremonies but distinctively cool, states an official release.

Stars will be selected on voting methods across multiple platforms and the results announced at an exclusive golden-globe style round the table dinner, attended and performed by some of the biggest names in the film industry. Vijay, Vikram, Surya, Asin and many more stars of the industry to be present for this grandeur Vijay Awards, the release adds.

Vijay TV GM Ravinath Menon says, "Vijay TV has been successful in entertaining the audiences, with the launch of 'Sangamam', 'Hutch Kalakkapovathu Yaaru', 'Airtel Super Singer', 'EQ' and now with 'Vijay Awards'. We further aim to consolidate our leadership in the weekday/weekend prime-time slot and stay on, with our single-minded endeavor to provide compelling entertainment & content for the viewers."

The Awards

favorite HERO
favorite HEROINE
favorite VILLAIN
favorite COMEDIAN
favorite DIRECTOR
favorite FILM; and
in addition, 8 SPECIAL JURY AWARDS
Excellence in CHOREOGRAPHY
Excellence in STUNTS
Excellence in EDITING
Youth Icon
Style Star
Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award for Excellence in Films

An on-ground activity Rasigan Express will be flagged off from Chennai to travel to three zones across Tamilnadu. 14 cities will be covered under four locations per city and two prime locations per city will be selected and voting ballots to be distributed to fans at these locations and fans to drop votes in the ballot box. The route plan will cover the places Chennai, Pondicherry, Kumbakonam, Tanjore, Trichy, Madurai, Dindigul, Palani, Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, Salem, Vellore and Kanchipuram.

The final announcement of the Vijay Awards winners will be chosen by the people via voting methods. An entertainment of two hour star studded extravaganza to be held at Chennai Convention Centre for a selected audience of 300 people with elegant round table seating to be organized by the channel. The super heroes of Kollywood, the glam dolls will be part of the show. Special performances of actor Shobana - fusion, Srinivas-Karthik memorable melodies and actor Sada's medley will the highlights. The talented, versatile and extremely funny gentleman Yugi Sethu is to present the show, the release further informs.

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