IIFA Utsavam 2017

IIFA Utsavam 2017 was a star studded affair!

The biggest celebration of South Indian cinema, Fortune Sunflower Oil IIFA Utsavam 2017 witnessed an outstanding event on the 2nd day as biggest superstars of the Telugu and Kannada Film Industries came together on 29th March 2017 at HICC in Hyderabad.

With some of the year’s biggest films taking home the significant awards, the evening came alive as the most prolific names in the South Indian film industry revel in the success of Telugu and Kannada Cinema.

See rare appearance of A.R Rehman at the IIFA Utsavam Awards

IIFA Utsavam 2017 Telugu Film Awards

Hit movie Janatha Garage won the highest number of awards (6) at the prestigious awards show. It took away all the big awards including, Best Picture, Best Direction, Leading Role (Male), Best Lyrics, Music Direction and Playback Singer (Female).

Andamuri Taraka Rama Rao won the award for Leading Role (Male) for his             performance in Janatha Garage

Samantha Ruth Prabhu walked away with the award for Leading Role (Female) for her performance in the movie, A Aa

Ram Jogayya Sastry won the award for Best Lyricist for Janatha Garage

Geetha Madhuri won the award for Best Playback Singer (Female) for Janatha Garage

Devi Sri Prasad won the award for Best Music Director  for janatha Garage

K. Raghavendra Rao won the Outstanding Contribution award to the Indian               Cinema in Telugu Segment

IIFA Utsavam 2017 Kannada Film Awards

Hit Kannada movie Kirik Party took home the highest number of awards (5) in the Kannada films segment. It won the Best Picture award along with Leading Role (Male), Best Lyrics, Music Direction and Best Playback Singer (Male).

Rakshit Shetty won the award for Leading Role (Male) for his performance in Kirik Party

Parul Yadav walked away with the award for Leading Role (Female) for her movie Killing Veerappan

Vijay Prakash won the Best Playback Singer award for  Kirik Party

B Ajaneesh Loknath won the Best Music Director award for Kirik Party

Dwarakish won the Outstanding Contribution award to the Indian Cinema in Kannada Segment.

See the entire red carpet gallery from IIFA Utsavam 2017 Day 2

The charming duo, Rana Daggubati and Nani hosted the Telugu segment, while Akul Balaji and Meghana Gaonkar hosted the Kannada award segment of the event.

Rana Daggubati and Nani hosted the Telugu segment at IIFA Utsavam 2017

Speaking on the occasion, host Rana Daggubati said, IIFA Utsavam is a unique endeavor that raises South Indian cinema to a global platform, allowing the immense talent of the South to be admired universally. I am excited to host the IIFA Utsavam 2017 in Hyderabad and share the stage with some of the most successful actors and technicians from our film industry. As we get set to honour their contributions to cinema, I invite you to join us to celebrate and applaud your favourite stars. I’m certain that IIFA Utsavam will surpass your expectations this year!” 

Superstar divas Raashi Khanna, Laxmi Raai, Rachita Ram and Ritika Singh held the audience spell-bound with a stunning performance. Akhil and Sai Dharam Tej lit the stage on fire with some incredible moves. 

Rashi Khanna setting out the stage on fire by her performance.
Akhil Akkineni performs at IIFA Utsavam 2017
V. Ravichandran performs at IIFA Utsavam 2017
V. Ravichandran performx at IIFA Utsavam 2017
Rashi Khanna’s performance at IIFA Utsavam 2017
IIFA Utsavam 2017
Ritika Singh gave an powerful performance at IIFA Utsavam 2017
IIFA Utsavam 2017
Raai Laxmi performed amazingly at IIFA Utsavam 2017

See the entire gallery of stars from IIFA Utsavam press meeting

Photo credits – Viral Bhayani

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