BIG Tamil Entertainment Awards, true to its name,
treated the audience to an ‘entertaining’
night on the 26th March, 2011. A brain child of
BIG FM, this award function was dedicated to honor
the most entertaining personalities from four categories-
Cinema, Television, Sports and Arts. It was definitely
one of a kind in many ways- right from the eclectic
mix of personalities from all the four fields present
there to the entertaining activities that was conducted.
The winners were chosen through the votes of the
The show began with a delightful young troupe performing
a medley of foot tapping instrumental music that
was soon joined by singers Vijay Prakash and Saindhavi.
The duo rendered a fusion of the latest and old
evergreen numbers which had the audience swaying
to their tunes. This was followed by entertaining
activities helmed by RJ Balaji who made the celebrity
guests crack up along with him. The hosts of the
evening ‘BIG’ Dheena and Ramya were
witty and sailed the audience through the award
The first award presented was a well deserved honor
for the stalwart dancer Padma Subramanyam who was
given away the Best Entertaining Classical Dancer
of the Decade award by Mr. ‘Abirami’
Ramanathan. The delighted dancer looking resplendent
in a sky blue sari thanked the organizers, jury
and the audience for the honor. When the hosts asked
her which actor she would consider as the best Bharathnatyam
dancer, without batting an eye lid she replied that
it will be no one else but Kamal Hassan.
Honoring the best of the small screen came up next
and Kalaignar TV’s Therkathi Ponnu bagged
the best entertaining serial award followed by Sanjeev
bagging the Best Entertaining actor award on small
screen. The queen bee of Tamil serials, Devayani
won the Best Entertaining actress award and popular
face Brinda Dass won the Best Entertaining actress
with negative shades. The all time favorite anchor
Gopinath of Vijay TV won the Most Entertaining Anchor
award for his show Neeya Naana. Koothu Pattarai
won the Best Entertaining Theatre Group of the year.
The much awaited category of awards- Cinema gave
us a few surprises and it was clear the organizers
have their heart at the right place for the honor
was for ‘entertainment’ more than histrionics
or anything else. Actor Vidharth won the Entertaining
debut actor of the decade for his acting in Myna
while Simbu bagged the Most Entertaining actor award
for VTV. He sent the audience into a frenzy crooning
a bit of the number ‘Evan Di Unna Pethan.
Reemma Sen was awarded the most entertaining actress
for her performance as a foul mouthed archeologist
in Aayirathil Oruvan.
The Most Entertaining villain award was bagged by
Venkatesh for Angadi Theru. The delighted actor
said that, “Last year on this same day, 26th
March, the film Angadi Theru released. Today I am
here collecting an award for my performance in the
film. What more can I ask for?” The audience
applauded hard as he walked back with his award.
But it was Boss Engira Baskaran which stole the
show. It won the most entertaining film of the year
and also the entertaining director award for Rajesh
who gave this winner of a movie. The producers of
the film joked that the story of the movie could
be written in the back of a bus ticket and that
it was the director’s treatment that made
a world of difference.
Chinmayi was awarded the entertaining singer award
for her rendition of ‘Poove Poove’ from
the film Siddhu +2 while Vijay Prakash bagged it
in the male category for his hit number Hossana
from VTV. Yuvan Shankar Raja was given the award
for his music direction in Paiyaa and his sister
Bhavadarini collected it on his behalf.
In between the giving away of awards, actress Shammu
(Kanchivaram fame), and singer Ranina Reddy sang
and danced along with the ‘Flyerz’ dance
troupe and set the stage on fire. Standup comedian
Bosskey won most of the applause and laughter of
the audience for his witty jokes.
The best was reserved for the last for the show
ended with a bang with ‘Superstar’ Rajinikanth
receiving the ‘Entertainment Phenomenon’
award through a video link. It was a delightful
night filled with entertainment and happiness!