Best in Tamil movies - 2016

Best Movie -Joker
The satirical movie effectively conveyed the social issues of the benefit schemes not reaching the end meant to and that of bureacratic apathy affecting the common man's life.It also broght to focus the lack & need of sanitary facilities in the rural stretch.

Best Director -R S Durai Senthil Kumar (Kodi)
Kodi,an ably directed political thriller was presented primarily through three characters with contrasting & diverse ideals .The director was able to bring out an engaging and exciting movie.

Best Actor -Dinesh(Visaranai)
Dinesh came out with a greatly appreciable act as a hapless & victimised immigrant trapped in a web of legal deceit and subjected to brutal torture for agreeing to a crime which he is not party to.

Best Actress -Varalaxmi (Tharai Thapattai)
As a fiercely independent folk artist with her share of struggles,emotions and difficulties,varalaxmi did an excellent job.

Best Supporting Actor - Samuthirakani (Visaranai)
As a cop who is very much part of the corrupt and crooked system but has to finally succumb to the very system,samuthirakani came out with a convincing performance.

Best Supporting Actress - Lakshmi Ramakrishnan(Ammani)
As a senior citizen struggling to make ends meet and also has to deal with self centred money minded wards Lakshmi did a very good job .She also foresees her possibly scary future in lady who's around and her attitude towards it.

Best Script -Vikram Kumar (24)
The best thing about 24's script was that it made the concept of time travel easy to the viewer.At the same time the script was engaging and crisp as well.

Best Debut (Male) - Shirish Saravanan (Metro)
Shirish made a commendable debut in this revenge thriller where he has to take on the chain snatchers.

Best Debut (Female) -Nivetha Pethuraj (Oru Naal Koothu)
Nivetha had a decent debut as an it professional who's bit stern bit stubborn and bit indecisive at times.

Best Music -D.Imman (Rajni Murukan)
R M was a complete commercial music package with  beautiful kuthu,romantic and comedy songs.

Best in Hindi movies -2016

Best Movie -Airlift
Airlift showed mass evacuation of Indians from kuwait during Iraq-Kuwait war.It dealt with the trials & tribulations those people  faced during that time and was based on real life incident where an ordinary indian rose upto the occassion to be the unlikely hero.

Best Director -Udta Punjab

Director Abhishek Chaubey looked at how the drug menace and associated crime is affecting the life of youth in punjab as well as the economy there.The hard hitting film efficiently brought out the mafia political nexus.

Best Actor -Aamir Khan(Dangal)

Aamir did a brilliant portrayal as the compulsive father ,an ex-wrestler who is quite strict and insisting in his ways. Aamir was able to effectively manage his physique as well as portray the emotions as would suit the character,including in scene where he loses to his daughter in a duel.

Best Actress -Alia Bhatt(Udta Punjab)
Alia convincingly portrays the role of a migrant labourer who plays hockey and gets caught up in the drug menace.

Best Supporting Actor -Anurag Kashyap (Akira)
Anurag made the portrayal of corrupt wily cop in Akira look easy.

Best Supporting Actress - Shabana Azmi(Neerja)
The ever dependent Shabana effectively enacted the role of  the concerned,strong and supportive mother of Neerja.

Best Script -Neerja

The movie based on the real life story of the Air Hostess Neerja Bhanot who laid down her life during the Pan am flight hijack and saved the passengers on board was very engagingly written by Saiwyn Quadras.

Best Debut (Male) - Diljit Dosanjh (Udta Punjab)
Diljit,a huge star in Punjab made his bollywood debut very convincingly as a cop in Udta Punjab.

Best Debut (Female) - Ritika Singh

Ritika a martial artist herself debuted as a slum dweller taking up boxing for money and gave a convincing performance.

Best Music - Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Seven songs by Pritam including melodies,sufi,pop(break up pop actually) ,rock and the electric guitar-dholak pairing makes this the album of the year.

Best in Malayalam Movies - 2016

Best Movie- Ozhivu Divasathe Kali
Odk looks at the hypocracies prevalent in the society of kerala through its social fabric.The movie starts as a buddy movie and grows on to you and aptly delivers the message it intends to.
Best Director- Rajeev Ravi (Kammattipaadam)
Rajeev defies the rules and set patterns to tell a raw,gritty story without comprimising on the detailing and the aesthetics.The gangster movie looks at the whats before of cosmopolitan cities and how it has crushed those from the lower economic and social strata.

Best Actor-Mohanlal(Oppam)
As a visually challenged person who is at the same time,the witness of a crime,has the responsibility to save the murderer's next target and hence chases him Mohanlal gives out an outstanding performance.
Best Actress-Nayantara(Puthiya Niyamam)
As a victimised lady turning stern to settle scores with the perpetrators Nayanthara has come out with a stunning performance in the movie.
Best Supporting Actor-Vinayakan(Kammatipadam)
Vinayakan excellently portrayed the role of  Ganga,who is very raw and whose emotions range from elan to arrogance to distress.
Best Supporting Actress- Rohini (Guppy)
As a handicapped single parent,Rohini did full justice to the role entrusted to her.
Best Debut(Actor)- Manikandan Achari(Kammatipadam)
Manikandan with theatre background didnt find it much difficult in his debut as a local goon Balan.
Best Debut (Actress)-Rejisha
Rejisha made her debut as the clingy girlfriend Elizabeth as Eli and gave an impressive performance.
Best Script- Syam Pushkaran(Maheshinte Prathikaram)
The revenge saga set in the rural milieu was engagingly scripted.
Best Music-Maheshinte Prathikaram
Maheshinte prathikaram had beautiful melodies including one song on Idukki.

Highest Earning (Paid) Actresses in 2015-16

1. Jennifer Lawrence US $ 46 Million
2. Melissa Mccarthy US $ 33 Million
3. Scarlett Johansson US $ 25 Million
4. Jennifer Aniston US $ 21 Million
5. Fan Bingbang US $ 17 Million
6. Charlize Theron US $ 16.50 Million
7. Amy Adams US $ 13.50 Million
8. Julia Roberts US $ 12 Million
9. Mila Kunis US $ 11 Million
10.Deepika Padukone US $ 10 Million.

Highest Earning (Paid) Actors in the World in 2015-16

1.Dwayne Johnson US $ 64 Million
2.Jackie Chan US $ 61 Million
3.Matt Damon US $ 55 Million
4.Tom Cruise  US $ 53 Million
5.Johnny Depp US $ 48 Million
6.Ben Affleck US $ 43 Million
7.Vin Diesel US $ 35 Million
8.Shahrukh Khan US $ 34 Million
9. Robert Downey Jr. US $ 33 Million
10.Akshay Kumar US $ 32 Million
11.Brad Pitt US $ 31.50 Million

1.Based on earnings from June 2015 to June 2016.
2.Cut off for the list at US $ 30 Million.

Debut actresses in hindi movies/films-2016

Shriya Pilgaonkar 
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Shriya,a stage and film artist and winner of Maharastra state award for best debut actress in Marathi films made her bollywood acting debut in Shahrukh starrer Fan.

Waluscha Desouza
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Waluscha a known model made her bollywood acting debut as the female lead in Shahrukh starrer Fan.

Navneet Kaur Dhillon
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Navneet,the femina Miss India 2013 made her hindi movie debut in Loveshuddha.

Mawra Hocane
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Mawra,a pakistani actress made her bollywood debut with the movie Sanam Teri Kasam.

Gizele Thakral
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Gizele,a model and big boss fame mafe her hindi movie debut in adult comedy
Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3.

Ena Saha
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Ena Saha,a bengali actress made her hindi movie debut with the critically acclaimed film Chauranga.

Tanvi Vyas
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The Femina Miss India Earth  2008 made her hindi film debut with the erotic movie A Scandall.

Ankita Makwana
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Ankita,a Swiss -Indian had her first full fledged hindi movie role in the film Fever.

Caterina Murino
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Caterina,an italian actress' first hindi as well as first indian movie was Fever released in 2016.

Gemma Atkinson
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Gemma an English actress,television personality and glamour model started her bollywood stint with hindi movie Fever.

Best in Hindi Movies 2015

Best Movie -Manjhi
Manjhi showed the story of a real life gritty strong willed person who made a road through a mountain on his own challenging all odds.It depicted the social  and bureaucratic evils that stand against development and progress sensibly.

Best Director - Kabir Khan(Bajrangi Bhaijaan).
The cross border story of human bonding where a mute child from pakistan gets lost in india and an indian who had his upbringing amidst fundamentalist thoughts takes upon the responsibility and challenge of getting the kid back home was directed well and aesthetically.

Best Actor -Nawazudin Ziddiqui(Manjhi)
Nawaz potrayed the role of a man from economically and socially lower strata of  the society single handedly building a road through a mountain against all the odds just by his will power.In many scenes you could really feel the pain,the desparation and the emotions of the character.

Best Actress - Deepika Padukone(Piku,Bajirao Mastani)
Deepika  very convincingly portrayed both the roles; of daughter taking care of her kinda strange septeugenarian father and that of a warrior princess in love with another kingdom's married prime minister respectively in the movies piku and bajirao . 

Best Supporting Actor - Manish Choudary (Bombay Velvet)-Manish was very good as the wily and shrewd media reporter Mistri in the movie.

Best Supporting Actress - Priyanka Chopra (Bajirao Mastani,Dil Dhadhkane Do)-She had to enact  desolate and distressed wives in both the movies.The ailing and helpless but sympathetic Kashibai,wife to a Maratha Peshwa in Bajirao and the rich desolate Ms.Mehra married to a narcissist.Both the roles were safe in her hands and she did full justice to the opportunity.

Best Script - Reema Kagti-Zoya Akhthar (Dil Dhadkane Do)- The movie dealt with human emotions ,so intertwined,so entangled in the background of a couple's 30th wedding anniversary on a cruise ship.As everyone gets into limited mobility physically their inner beings comes out of shades and shadows.Well written.

Best Debut (Male) - Karan Johar(Bombay Velvet) -Karan Johar in his first full fledged role as a cunning cool sophisticated villian made an appreciable act.

Best Debut (Female) -Bhumi (Dum Laga ke Haisa)-The movie was supposed to be carried on the heroine's shoulder and so it was.Bhumi did not show any problems of a debut and did an excellent job.

Best Music - Sanjay Leela Mastani (Bajirao Mastani)-The romantic songs,a song where a Prime Minister dances with his army,the courtesan song and the controversial Pinga all were nice to hear and actually helped in the convinciblity of the story.Yes it did.

63rd National Film Awards-2015

63rd National Film Awards for the Indian movies certified by Central Board of Film Certification between 01st January 2015 and December 2015 .The winners were :

Movie Awards

  • Best Feature Film : Baahubali (Telugu)
  • Popular film for wholesome entertainment : Bajrangi Bhaijaan (Hindi)
  • Best Director : Sanjay Leela Bhansali(Bajirao Mastani,Hindi)
  • Best Dialogues : Juhi Chaturvedi (Piku,Hindi),Himanshu Sharma (Tanu Weds Manu Returns,Hindi)
  • Best film on social issues : Nirnayakam (Malayalam)
  • Indira Gandhi award for Best Debut Film of a director : Neeraj Ghaywan,(Masaan,Hindi)
  • Best Film on environment conservation : Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal (Malayalam)
  • Best Film on National Integration : Nanak Shah Fakir
  • Best Children's Film : Duronto (Hindi)
  • Best Animated Film : Fisherwoman and TukTuk
  • Best Screenplay Writer : Juhi Chaturvedi,Himanshu Sharma (Piku,Tanu Weds Manu Returns,Hindi)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay : Vishal Bhardwaj (Talvar,Hindi)
Few Regional Awards
  • Best Hindi Film : Dum Laga Ke Haisha
  • Best Malayalam Film : Pathemari
  • Best Tamil Film : Visaranai
Acting Awards 
  • Best Actor : Amitabh Bachchan (Piku,Hindi)
  • Best Actress : Kangana Ranaut (Tanu Weds Manu Returns,Hindi)
  • Best Supporting Actress : Tanvi Azmi (Bajirao Mastani,Hindi)
  • Best Supporting Actor : Samuthirakani (Visaranai)
  • Best Child Artist : Gaurav Menon (Ben,Malayalam)
  • Special Jury Award : Kalki Koechlin,Margarita with a straw
  • Special Mention : Rinku Rajguru(Actor,Sairat -Marathi),Jayasurya(Actor-Su Su Sudhi Valmeekam,Lukka Chuppi(Malayalam)),Ritika Singh (Actress,Irudhi Suttru-Tamil)
 Music Awards
  • Best Female Playback Singer : Monali Takur (Dum Laga ke Haisha,Hindi) 
  • Best Male Playback Singer : Mahesh Kale (Katyar Kaljat Ghusali,Marathi)
  • Best Music Direction : M Jayachandran (Ennu Ninte Moideen,Malayalam)
  • Best Background Score : Ilayaraja (Tharai Thapattai,Tamil)
  • Best Lyrics : Varun Grover (Dum Laga ke Haisha,Hindi)
Technical Awards

  • Best Choreography : Remo D'souza (Bajirao Mastani,Hindi)
  • Best Costume Designer : Payal Saluja (Nanak Shah Fakir,Punjabi)
  • Best Audiography (Sound Designer) : Bishwadeep Chatterjee(Bajirao Mastani,Hindi)
  • Best Audiography (Location Sound Recordist) : Sanjay Kurian (Talvar,Hindi)
  • Best Audiography (Re-recordist of the final mixed track) : Justin Jose (Bajirao Mastani,Hindi)
  • Best Cinematography : Sudeep Chatterjee (
  • Bajirao Mastani,Hindi)
  • Best Editing : Kishore Te (Visaranai,Tamil)
  • Best makeup artist : Preetisheel G. Singh,Clover Wootton (Nanak Shah Fakir,Punjabi)

Nivin Pauly Hit Songs

1.Pista Suma Kira


3.Enne Thallendammaava

4.Olanjali Kuruvi

5.Aluva Puzha

6.Premam Malare

7.Nenjodu Cherthu.


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