Though there are myriad popular awards, which elevate the status of their winners, film critics’ award is the one everyone will look forward to win because this award recognises films or artists for their value and work and not for their popularity amongst the filmgoers.
The annual film critics’ awards for the year 2007 were conferred on October 12th. Ace director K. Balachander was the chief guest and gave away the awards, and while speaking on the occasion, he urged the filmmakers to try their hands at different types of subjects and to explore new ideas.
The winners are as follows:
Best Director: Ameer (Partuthiveeran)
Best Film: Paruthiveeran
Best actor: Sathyaraj (Periyar and Onbathu Roobai Nottu)
Best Writer: Ram (Katradhu Tamizh)
Best screenplay: Venkat Prabhu (Chennai 600028)
Best dialogue writer: Viji (Mozhi)
Best sound recording: Kadhir (Katradhu Tamizh)
Best music director: Yuvanshankar Raja
Best lyricist: N. Muthukumar