2007 and the strength and support of the
Tamil film fraternity gives us the pleasure
and pride to host this year’s Vijay
Awards. We are confident that the awards
will be a hit this year as well.”
This year, about 107 movies released in
the year 2007 will vie with each other to
gain the top spot. Of these films, fans
will get a chance to vote for their favorite
hero, heroine, director and film thereby
pushing them for nomination.
To get closer to the fans, Rasigan Express,
a mobile van, will go around important cities
like Chennai, Kovai, Erode, Madurai, Salem,
Thanjavur and Tiruchirapalli seeking for
fans to nominate their stars. The van will
be flagged off on 19th March 2008. The chief
guests would be: Hon'ble Minister for Information,
Tamil Nadu, Parithi Illamvazhuthi, Mr. Ramanarayanan,
President of the Tamil Film Producers’
Council, Mr. S. A Chandrasekhar, President
of the Tamil Film Directors’ Association,
Mr. Sarathkumar, President of the Tamil
Actors Union and Mr. FEFSI Vijayan, President
of the Film Employee’s Federation
of South India.
The five most voted name in each of the
four categories will be selected from these
nominations for viewer voting through IVR,
SMS and online.
This favorite awards apart, the jury will
select 22 best awards and 4 special awards.
The 4 special awards are Chevalier Sivaji
Ganesan Award for Excellence in Cinema,
Award for Contribution to Cinema, Best Entertainer,
which will be chosen by the film industry
and Icon of the Year, to be chosen by media
agencies and clients.
The awards ceremony will be a glittering
affair and will be hosted by popular stars
Yuhi Sethu and Kushboo. The panel of judges
comprises actor-director Bhagyaraj, film
critic Madan and film analyst Lizzy Priyadarshan.
The ceremony, as always, will have scintillating
performances by some of the well-known stars
Rasigan Express’ journey, the judges
discussing the movies and the probable nominations
will be aired on Vijay TV. And finally,
the ceremony will be telecast during the
last week of March 2008.