Descending on the red carpet were a host of stars from the Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam film industry.
As is the case with any awards ceremony, it's the red carpet that ushers in the big evening. This time, Nayantara caught our eye. The actress is making her way back into the spotlight after her brief retirement and split from Prabhudeva. She wore a silk, sleeved black anarkali with a Chinese collar.
The other eye-catcher on the red carpet was Tamannaah. She stepped it up in a blue fish-tail gown. We're not too kicked about the texture or the shimmer. But we like that she tried something different.
Most of the women opted for gowns or saris. But Trisha went for the short & sweet look in a printed mini with an asymmetrical hem. What are the chances that it was designed by friend Sidney Sladen?
Pinks and blacks ruled the red carpet as expected. As for the men, they stuck to dapper suits while some like Kamal Haasan and Dhanush went the casual route.