Chennai: Radio City, India’s leading radio network enthralled Kollywood fans by applauding the winners of the much awaited Season 2 of Radio City Cine Awards Tamil. After a phenomenal response for the debut season with a staggering 70 lakh approx. votes, the second season once again exceeded expectations and garnered 1.2 crore votes.
Radio City Cine Awards Tamil is one of its kind people’s choice award that empowers listeners to applaud efforts of the artists and technicians for their outstanding contribution to the Tamil film industry.This season of Radio City Cine awards garnered a whopping1 crore plus votes. The winnerswere announced and some of the noteworthy names from the kollywood industry were awarded .A.R. Rahman won the Best Playback Singer Male and Best Music Director, Atlee won the Best Director, Shaktishree Gopalan won the Best Playback Singer Female, Vijay won the Best Hero among many others. As a build up to the second season. Radio City sparked the on-ground excitement and urged fans to participate with Radio City branded vehicles at multiple touch points across Chennai, Coimbatore and Madurai. Partaking fans also received an exclusive opportunity to interact with their favourite Radio City RJs.
Abraham Thomas, CEO, Radio City said “Radio City Cine Awards is by far one of the most loved and celebrated people choice awards in the country and the overwhelming response that we have received in the last 2 years validates the same .We share a special bond with the Kollywood industry and this felicitation is our way of reciprocating the love and support that they bestow upon us. We feel a sense of gratification knowing we can bridge the gap between passionate fans and their industry favourites. It is definitely moment of pride to witness the property scale up by 70% in its second season, garnering a whopping 1.2 crore plus votes across all categories. We thank our fans for their ever-green support and extend our heartiest congratulations to the winners.”
Director Atlee on his victory at Radio City Cine Awards Tamil Season 2 said, “Thank you for this award because Mersal is very special to me. General public are the net result even beyond the critics and reviewers, since they are the deciders of a success of the film. The proof that mersal was received widely is shown in this award since this was voted by the general public and audience. I didn’t know how this award ceremony was going to be. But the entry into your office felt like, a celebration in the family of old Tamil ways. The respect, the appreciation, the crackers, the thaarathapatta music, the garland, the turban on my head, all of this felt so connected with our tradition and culture. Whatever you update in this in coming years, never update this particular tradition. I don’t know if I will ever receive Oscar or national awards, but this award, this place gave me such a high and I’m going to make sure that my next film also will be a block buster so I can again get to feel this celebration of City Cine Awards and get this award again. Thank you Radio City”
Actress Keerthi Suresh on her victory Radio City Cine Awards Tamil Season 2 said, “The first time you started this City Cine Awards I received the award for the favourite heroine category. I feel really happy to receive this for the second time. It’s such a nostalgic memory, me walking down the same red carpet as last time. Even yesterday when I glanced at my award shelf I was filled with joy, your award is one of my most favourite awards among the lot, and getting it for the second time feels amazing. Since unlike other awards, this is voted for, by the general public, it feels genuine and deserving to receive this. Thank you Radio City.”
Radio City Cine Awards has been a path breaking initiative that has strengthened connect between Radio City listeners and their favourite regional stars.The second season of Radio City Cine Awards Tamil concluded in the last week of July, where the people of Chennai, Madurai and Coimbatore casted votes to support their favourite celebrities under various categories. These include Favourite Hero, Favourite Heroine, Favourite Movie Director, Favourite Movie, Favourite Music Director, Favourite Playback Singer Male, Favourite Playback Singer Female, Favourite Comedian, Favourite Supporting Actor, Favourite Supporting Actress, Best Debutant Artist and Lifetime Achievement Award. Public voting for Radio City Cine Awards Tamil Season 2 was open on the City Cine Awards microsite, through SMS, ballot boxes, Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. The finale of Radio City Cine Awards Season 2 will be aired on 14th August 2018 in the evening show from 06pm-09PM and repeat on Saturday 18th August 2018 from 06pm-09PM. The grand finale video will be covered on 14th August 7pm LIVE on Radio City’s Facebook page.
Below is the complete list of winners:
|Favourite Heroine||Keerthy Suresh|
|Favourite Movie Director||Atlee|
|Favourite Music Director||A.R Rahman|
|Favourite Playback Singer Male||A.R Rahman|
|Favourite Playback Singer Female||Shaktishree Gopalan|
|Favourite Comedian||Yogi Babu|
|Favourite Supporting Actor||S J Suryah|
|Favourite Supporting Actress||Ramya Krishnan|
|Best DEBUTANT Artist||Hip Hop Tamiza Adhi|