Monday, 31 December 2018

The 2018 Suki Awards- A Dedication To Malaysian Tamil Films

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It’s that time of the year again and The Annual Suki Awards is back for it’s 3rd Edition. The Suki Awards is a small effort from my side to reflect on all the Tamil films that I watched in that year and come up with my own nominations for each category and its winner. However this year around I am going to dedicate it on just Malaysian Tamil Films that I have watched in 2018

In the 3rd Edition, there are going to be 8 categories. This year’s Suki Awards will see the following categories. 

Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Song
Best Music Director
Best Director
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Film

In total there were 8 Malaysian Tamil Films released in 2018 but I have only watch 7 of them. The one I missed was Neeyum Naanum thus I would not put Neeyum Naanum in any of the categories as it would be unfair to evaluate them without having watched them.

Below are the list of Malaysian Tamil Films I have watched in 2018

Now let’s kick start the event today with the very first category, The Best Supporting Actress. And the nominees are:

Sara Baskin in Ghora
Bagya Arivukarasu in Sughamaai Subbulakshmi
Hemaji in Thirudathey Papa Thirudathey

All three talented actress provided 3 very different type of performances and it was a though to pick up a winner. Sara was fantastic with her subtle evilness, Bagaya as the over possessive girlfriend and Hemaji as the cute naughty little sister you would want to have.

However a winner needs to be pick and the 2018 Suki Award Winner for Best Supporting Actress goes to Hemaji!!!! 

Moving to next award, it is for The Best Supporting Actor. This was indeed a very tough category for me to pick my 3 nominees and a couple of actors who did give excellence performances had to be omitted out as there is only 3 nominees

The nominees for The Best Supporting Actor are:

Kuben Mahadevan In Sughamaai Subbulakshmi
Mugen Rao MGR In Ghora
Yuvaraj Krishnasamy in Thirudathey Papa Thirudathey

All 3 actors had huge and vital scope in their respective films and they all brought out various emotions out of their characters through out the film journey. However my winner for The Best Supporting Actor goes to Kuben Mahadevan for SSL.

The scene by the beach with Saresh after "Anni" passes away is the one that makes the difference for me thus Kuben wins it

It is time for some music and now we have the award for The Best Song award. 2018 was a great musical year and we were blessed with too many amazing songs. It was almost impossible to pick just 3 songs as the nominees. I had to hear back all the songs a countless number of times and here are the nominees of The Suki Awards Best Song:

Aasai Kerthanai from Sughamaai Subbulakshmi
Theeya Vazhiyile from Thirudathey Papa Thirudathey
Valikkirathey from Thirudathey Papa Thirudathey

I think this is the one category I am most indecisive about. Everytime I hear the songs, my favourite pick changes. I sometime feel it is a crime that Vedigundu Pasange songs doesn't make into the list. Yet a winner needs to be selected and for me it is Theeya Vazhiyile that wins the Best Song of the Suki Awards 2018. Enjoyed the heaviness of the song and the dark shade it gives plus the strong vocal.

Moving on now is time for The Best Music Director Award. The Best Song Award is given for the judgement of one song only while The Best Music Director Award is to be judge upon the completeness of the overall album and the BGM of the film.
The nominees are:

Vivek-Mervin for Vedigundu Pasange
Ztish for Thirudathey Papa Thirudathey
Shameshan Mani Maren & Neroshen  for Sughamaai Subbulakshmi

Once again, this was indeed a tough decision to make. Every music director gave something very special and memorable in these films but there can only be 1 winner. The 2018 Suki Awards for The Best Music Director goes to…… Shameshan Mani Maren & Neroshan for Sughamaai Subbulakshmi

Having done with the music portion of the awards, lets turn our attention back to the film side of the awards. Next up is the best director award.  Ant the nominees are:

Karthik Shamalan for Sughamaai Subbulakshmi
Devendran Arunasalam for Ghora
Dr. Vimala Perumal for Vedigundu Pasange

The winner of the 2017 Suki Awards for Best Director goes to Dr. Vimala Perumal. Completing the Pasange trilogy was an amazing feat and having the film to breach the 1 million Ringgit Box Office Collection Mark was a real success. Enjoyed how clean the film was and surely Dr. Vimala Perumal is a worthy winner.

Now moving the main event of the award show. It is time for The Best Actress Award. 2018 has been a fantastic year as more films are being designed in a manner where the heroine has a vital scope to play in the film and have a say in the story. Now here is the nomination for The Best Actress Award.

Punitah Shanmugam  In Sughamaai Subbulakshmi
Yasmin Nadiah In Ghora
Sangeetha Krishnasamy In Vedigundu Pasange

It is great to see more films giving heroine proper scope and importance in a film and these actress have all pulled their weight and did justice to the roles given. Picking the winner in this category was  not a tough decision for me although the nominations were strong. The Winner of The 2018 Suki Award Best Actress goes to Punitah Shanmugam.

I was massively impressed by her performance in SSL and knew for a long time that this is going to be her year in the Suki Awards. Bold, strong and stunning was her performance and thus she is the winner

Into the final 2 awards of the show and now is time for the Best Actor Award. The nominees are.

Denes Kumar In Vedigundu Pasange
Saresh D'Seven  In Sughamaai Subbulakshmi
Kabil Ganesan In Thirudathey Papa Thirudathey

3 actors playing 3 different characters in 3 films which were unique in their own way. It wasn’t easy to compare one actor’s performance to the other. The 3 of them were truly amazing in the films they acted. And here it is, the winner of the final award as The Best Actor in The Suki Award goes to Saresh D'Seven for his brilliant performance in Sughamaai Subbulakshmi

Now it’s the main event and the final award. It's  time for the Best Film Award in the 3rd Annual Suki Awards. The quality of films this year has been excellent and here are my top 3 nominations:

Sughamaai Subbulakshmi
Thirudathey Papa Thirudathey
Sughamaai Subbulakshmi

I love a film takes me through a journey. I want to travel with the story and feel like one of the character. I should feel the pain and joy the characters throughout the film and when the film comes to end I would want to be able to reflect back at what had just happen and connect it to my life.

From that it was Sughamaai Subbulakshmi which allowed me to do so and thus it is The Winner of The 2018 Suki Awards 2018 Best Film.

Congratulations to all the winners of The 2018 Suki Awards. It is my great pleasure to do this and see you guys back again in The 2019 Suki Awards next year.

Here you go, an award for the winners :P

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