*En Chennai Young Chennai Awards*
*Best Director Award for Samuthirakani and Best Actor for Vasanth Ravi*
*En Chennai Young Chennai 2022 awards announced!!*
*Earth & Air and The Idea Factory Foundation* together have honouring the unsung achievers with prestigious awards every year. Accordingly, the awards that are usually ennobled for social activists, included special categories for the film and entertainment industry as well. *‘En Chennai Young Chennai’* (My Chennai Young Chennai) awards had 13 movies selected for this year’s edition. It is noteworthy that the best ones selected in each category were the ones, who despite their great works went unrecognized.
This year’s ‘En Chennai Young Chennai’ award ceremony was held at Hotel Leela Palace at Raja Annamalai Puram in Chennai.
*Shri. Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi, Honourable Education Minister of Tamil Nadu, Industrialist Shri. Nalli Kuppusamy, Shri. Suresh Sambandham, Founder - Dream Tamil Nadu, and many eminent personalities* from various industries graced the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, TN Education Minister Shri. Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi said, “This awards ceremony is about honouring the great hearts and minds that have worked towards the development and progress of Chennai city.
*The 13 categories of awards for the Tamil film industry are as follows:*
*Best Film: Vinodhaya Sitham*
*Best Direction: Samuthirakani (Vinodhaya Sitham)*
*Best Actor: Vasanth Ravi (Rocky)*
*Best Actress: Abarnathy (Thaen, Jail)*
*Best Actor (Critic Choice): Tharun Kumar (Thaen)*
*Best Actor in Villain Role: Mime Gopi (Mathil)*
*Best Supporting Actress: Radhika Sarathkumar (Jail)*
*Best Supporting Actor: Thambi Ramaiah (Vinodhaya Sitham)*
*Best Cinematography: Sukumar (Thaen)*
*Best Screenplay: Franklin Jacob (Writer)*
*Aachi Manorama Award: Kovai Sarala*
*Charlie Chaplin Award: Vaigai Puyal Vadivelu*
*Bhimsingh Award: Iyakkunar Imayam Bharathiraja*
Earth & Air and The Idea Factory Founders – *Karthi and Shankar* played perfect hosts for the occasion.