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The award show is the South Indian segment of the annual Filmfare Awards. This has been presented by The Times Group to honor both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in the South Indian film industry. The award show was introduced in 1953. The awards came into the limelight when Malayalam cinema in the awards came in 1967 while Kannada cinema was recognized in 1970. The filmfare award has been voted by public and a committee of experts. This award is considered as the most prestigious awards. The award ceremony was first held in 1954. There were many dignitaries to attend the show. The award ceremony was conducted in the Kalaivanar Arangam, Chennai around the films released in 1953. The award is a statuette, depicting a woman whose arms up rise in a dance number with her fingers touching. She is referred to as ‘Black Lady’. The award is made of bronze and its height is 46.5 cm and it weighs around five kg.