With some big blockbusters and some really versatile films, the year 2017 was indeed a special one for the Tamil film industry. Movies like Vikram Vedha, Mersal, Aruvi, Baahubali 2 etc., did offer the audiences, a grand treat.
The audiences were given the big chance to choose their favourite ones among the lot through the Filmibeat Poll Best Of 2017. The online voting which commenced in the month of December 2017, did witness some interesting competition in the various categories.
Now, the time has come to declare the big winners and here is the entire list..
Best Actor - Vijay
Thalapathy Vijay has been voted as the Best Actor of the year 2017. The actor did impress the audiences and critics alike with his portrayal of three different characters in the film Mersal. With above 82k voted, he won the final race.
Best Actress – Nithya Menen
There were three lead heroines in Mersal but it was Nithya Menen who stole the show with her sensational performance in the film. Rightly, the actress has won the title of the Best Actress by a big margin.
Best Movie - Mersal
Mersal emerged as one of the biggest blockbusters of the year 2017. The movie, which had a smashing run in the theatres has been voted as the best movie of the year 2017. With above 16k votes, the Vijay starrer won the major share of votes in the Best Movie category.
Favourite Movie - Mersal
It was a neck and neck race between Vijay's Mersal and Ajith's Vivegam and it was the former that won the final battle. Mersal, directed by Atlee won with a margin of above 2k votes.
Best Villain - SJ Surya
SJ Surya impressed the audiences yet again with the portrayal of the lead villain in the film Mersal. The actor has been voted for the title for the Best Villain of 2017 and he fetched above 14k votes.
Best Music Director – A R Rahman
The maestro is rightly the big winner of the title. The songs set to tune by AR Rahman in Mersal did emerge as big hits and with above 18k votes, the music maestro has been declared as the Best Music Director of 2017.
Best Director – Atlee
Atlee continues his success run at the box office with Mersal and gave the industry one of the biggest hits of the recent times. The young film-maker who came up with a well-packaged entertainer has overtaken everyone else by a big margin in the race for the Best Director.
Best Comedian – Sathish
Sathish, who handled the comedy department of the movie Bairavaa, has been bagged the title of the Best Comedian of 2017. With above 7k votes, the actor has emerged as the big winner in this category.
Well, it could rightly be noted that Thalapathy Vijay's Mersal has made a big impact with the film winning 7 of the 8 major titles. It rightly shows the huge popularity that Vijay's Mersal enjoyed in 2017.