The 'Padma' Awards have always spoken volumes about its worthiness. Needless to say, this year came as no surprise when Kamal Haasan bagged the the third highest civilian award. The 'Ulaganayagan' has always brought out exuberant acting skills and has always made India proud. Vishwaroopam being his last stint on screen , we ofcourse waiting for a lot more in the coming years from this extremely talented actor.
Hasn't classical music always been our pride? Infact this man is still one of the most preferred Ghatam players until today.T.H. Vinayakram ofcourse totally deserved this honour for his immense contribution in the 'classical' field. Ofcourse music is incomplete without its soul - the lyrics and who else deserves it most than the veteran? Vairamuthu who made his debut in the industry in 1980 was awarded Padma Bhushan this year.Needless to say, Vairamuthu's lyrics has created a magic and have made many hearts go weak. 2013 was a good year for this winner with 'Pandiya Naadu' and 'Irandaam Ulagam' being valued for the wonderful lyrics.
This year another man from our very own Tamilnadu also bagged the prestigious 'Padma' award. The man behind making many Indian movies look out of the world, the main who adds a visual meaning and an appeal to many a movies - Santosh Sivan. Santosh Sivan's enthusiastic work can be witnessed in movies like Urumi, Thuppaki, Raavanan etc in the recent years.
We have spoken about the actor we all like, about classical music and ofcourse a wonderful cinematographer, how can we not mention about the lovely lady who has carved a niche for herself in the Indian film industry? Her 'Sari' style statement, her traditional looks, her way of pulling off any role given to her; she is one of the best actress who surely deserves the Padma award - Vidya Balan. Everyone sure remembers her role in box office hits like 'The Dirty Picture' and 'Parineeta'. Talking about women and cinema, Supriya Dev surely deserves a mention who is also among the award winners this year for her immense inputs in making the 'Bengali' cinema come into light. Paresh Rawal who was also appreciated for his role in Oh My God in 2012, a passionate contributor in the Indian art, Cinema and theatre is also one of the winners of this prestigious award.
Raaga.com takes pride in wishing these magnificient contributors to the Indian film industry, having taken each form of art to a whole new different level in their own ways.