The Olikkeetru 2014 Awards took place on Sunday 12th January in Paris, attended by artists from the European Tamil community and its chief guest was Malaysia’s Tamil Hip Hop artiste Dr Burn.
Dr Burn who has built a global following amongst Tamil music fans through his work in the Malaysian Tamil / Indian music industry & Tamil Nadu’s ‘Kollywood’ music industry shared a few words about the show;
Olikkeetru in Paris went on really well. Valthukkal to all the nominees and to the winners. I request y’all to keep producing quality product to uplift and raise our Tamil entertainment industry. I am so happy to be part of this event as a …jury. Thanks to the organizing team and I request y’all to keep organizing olikeetru in coming years.
Established in 2004 and televised via TTN in Europe & TVI in canada, the awards recognise the creative work by Tamil artists, mostly those of Ilankai orgin.
20 music videos were submitted by artists and production houses from the international Tamil community, with the top ten videos short-listed by a panel of judges. Here are the winners from this years event.
2014 Olikkeetru Winners
1st Prize “Vilunthaal Eluvom”
2nd Prize “Uyirin Aekkam”
3rd Prize “Enakku Piditha Poiye”
Audience Award For “VAARAI”
Jury Award For “Puriyatha Pakkal” and “Suvar Thedum Chithiram”
Best performer Male Rk Dino
Best Performer female Cleopatra Philopator VII
Best Lyricist Dayan Shan
Best Choreographer Keethan Ks
Best Singer Elisabeth Malini Uthamaseelan
Best Cinematographer Focuscia Kiri
Best Editor Desuban
Best Music Director Charles Bosco
Best Director Narvini Dery RavishangarCongrats to all the nominees & winners.
Its wonderful to see the attention to detail that has been put into this year’s Olikkeetru awards, including the creation of the trophies by Vigithan Sokkai. A video clip of the process has been attatched above.