Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s Mersal sweeps Edison Awards
The 11th edition of Thomas Edison Advertisement Awards, which is popularly known as Edison Awards, was held in Chennai on Sunday, February 26. Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s blockbuster Mersal has walked away with major honours.
Mersal bagged Best Director (Atlee), Best Villain (SJ Suryah for Mersal and Spyder), Best Cinematographer (GK Vishnu) and many more. It may be recalled that the movie had walked away with top honours at Ananda Vikatan Awards recently.
Mersal is in the fifth place in the all-time highest grossing movies of South India. The list is dominated by multilingual films with two-part Baahubali series in the first two positions by minting Rs 1,700+ crore and Rs 600+ crore at the global box office.
Rajinikanth’s Enthiran and Kabali are in the third and fourth positions by earning Rs 290+ crore and Rs 286 crore, respectively.
Coming back to the 11th Edison Awards, Sivakarthikeyan’s Velaikkaran won the Best Movie Award. Here is the list of winners:
Best Director: Atlee Kumar (Mersal)
Best Playback Singer (Male): Sathya Prakash (Aalaporaan Thamizhan for Mersal)
Best Art Director:T Muthuraj for Mersal
Best Villain: SJ Suryah (Mersal and Spyder)
Best Dance Choreographer: Shobi Master
Rising Star of the Year: Parvathi Nair
Best Lyricist: Vivek (Aalaporaan Thamizhan for Mersal)
Best Cinematographer: GK Vishnu (Mersal)
Best debut director: Arun Prabhu (Aruvi)
Best debut actress: Aditi Balan (Aruvi)
Face of the Year: Aditi Rao Hydari (Kaatru Veliyidai)
Best Character Role (Female): Varalaxmi Sarathkumar for Vikram Vedha