The 56th Film Fare award was held at Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) on July 31, 2009 amidst glitz and glamour.
The award for the best Tamil film went to Subramaniapuram and the best director was awarded to Sasikumar for the same film.
The best actor award was bagged by Suriya for Vaaranam Aayiram and best actress went to Parvathy of Poo fame.
The awards for the best supporting actress was given to Simran for Vaaranam Aayiram and best supporting actor went to Ajmal for his performance in Anjathey and Noop Menon for Thirakatha.
Harris Jayaraj was presented with the best music composer award for Vaaranam Aayiram. Best playback singer in the male category went to Naresh Iyer for the same film.
Best playback singer in the female category went to Deepa Mariam for Subramaniapuram and best lyricist is Thamarai for the song Nenjukkul Peithidum in VA..