IIFA Utsavam began grandly in Hyderabad. The day one will see the Tamil film industry and Malayalam film industry personalities taking off the awards. The awards event began today in a grand manner and the event kick started with the announcement of the music awards. The awards were announced for the Best Male and Female Playback singers and Best Lyricist as well as the Best Music Director.
Best Playback Singer Female Malayalam goes to Shreya Jayadeep for Oppam. She is a kid who sang Minnungam Minnaminuge song in the album. Best Playback Singer Male Malayalam goes to VIJAY YESUDAS for Maheshinte Prathikaram. He sang Mounangal song in the album. Best Lyricist & Best Music Dir (Malayalam) goes to Santhosh Varma & Gopi Sunder for Charlie. Gopi Sunder also receives the award for best background score for the film Charlie.