Monday, June 27, 2011

'Enthiran' wins honours at IIFA

Awards and accolades continue to chase Superstar Rajinikanth-starrer 'Enthiran', Tamil cinema's biggest blockbuster in 2010. On Sunday, the Shankar directed film won three honours at the 12th International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) in Toronto.

The science-fiction mega-budget venture produced by Sun Pictures won awards in art direction (Sabu Cyril), special effects (Indian Artists) and make-up (Banu) categories. Incidentally, Sabu Cyril won the same award at IIFA 2010 as well.

'Dabangg' (which is now being remade in Tamil by STR and Dharani as 'Vosthi') and 'My Name is Khan' won top honours at IIFA, with the Salman Khan starrer scooping up six trophies in the popular category, while the best actor and director awards went to Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar for 'My Name is Khan'.

'Dabangg', which was the highest grosser last year, was adjudged the best film of 2010

The IIFA provides the climax for three days of moviegoing, dancing, fashion, music and a business forum aimed at strengthening ties between India and Canada - something event organizers hope to do around the world, too.

Debuting in 2000 in London, the IIFA's have been held on four continents in cities including Dubai, Bangkok, Colombo, Singapore, Macau and Johannesburg.


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