UTV’s Deiva Thirumagal wins two prestigious awards at the Osaka Asian Film Festival 2012 in Japan
Wins the Grand Prix Award for Best Film and ABC Award for Best Entertainer
Chennai, March 19th, 2012: The Osaka Asian Film Festival, held in Japan from March 9th – March 18th, saw Deiva Thirumagal, a movie by UTV Motion Pictures and Sree Rajakaliamman Medias, proudly walk away with two prominent awards announced on 18th March 2012.
Directed by AL Vijay starring “Chiyaan” Vikram along with Anushka, Amala Paul, Santhanam, Nasser and M.S Bhaskar in the lead roles won the Grand Prix Award for Best Film and also bagged an award for the Best Entertaining Film (ABC award) of the Festival at the Osaka Asian Festival.
Speaking on these accolades, G. Dhananjayan, Chief – South Business, UTV Motion Pictures said, “We are really proud that Deiva Thirumagal has been conferred with two prestigious awards. A film that witnessed both critical acclaim and commercial success, has now managed to win the hearts at the film festival as well. These wins reiterates on the fact that our films, across languages, have managed to entertain audiences worldwide. Vijay, Vikram and the entire cast and crew have put in incredible efforts to make this film and they deserve all the appreciation. We are proud to have been a part of this film’s marketing and distribution.”
UTV is currently working with this successful actor “Chiyaan” Vikram – director AL Vijay duo for their next tentpole release – ‘Thaandavam’, which is touted to be one the biggest entertainers of 2012. The film is under shooting and is expected to be a August 2012 release.
About Osaka Asian Film Festival
The Osaka Asian Film Festival is held yearly, for the purposes of developing Osaka’s moving image culture, presenting the city as a cultural center and facilitating exchange and human resources development. The festival offers an opportunity to watch excellent Asian films and this year, the Cineastes Organization Osaka (CO2) joined OAFF, in a commitment to nurture young filmmakers as well as build networks with international filmmakers, and to introduce Osaka-made films to overseas viewers. The Grand Prix award is given to the best film among the Competition films, as selected by the jury and the ABC Award is a sponsor award given by Asahi Broadcasting Corporation, a member of the OAFF Executive Committee, to the most entertaining film among all participating new films.