Ujala Asianet Film Awards held

24 Jan,2013

By A Correspondent


The 15th Ujala-Asianet Film Awards 2013 were distributed at a glittering function held recently at Port Trust Stadium, Willington Island, Kochi. The show was attended by a 25,000-strong crowd.


Star Kamala Haasan was felicitated by mega star Mammootty and Asianet Managing Director K Madhavan for his outstanding contribution to the Indian film industry. Director Priyadarsan was also felicitated by Mr Madhavan for his contribution to Indian cinema. The event was attended by a cross-section of stars from the South Indian film industry and featured colourful programmes performed by leading Malayalam artistes along with a mix of stars from Tollywood and Bollywood.


Usthad Hotel won the award for the best film, and Ranjith won the award for the best director for the movie Spirit. Mohanlal won the best actor award for his role in Spirit and Run Baby Run, and Kavya Madhavan for the best female actress for the film Bavoottiyude Namathil.  Spirit won the award for the best popular film.


Others who won awards include Vijay Yesudas (best male singer), KS Chithra (best female singer), Swetha Menon Sunil (best character artiste – female), Biju Menon (best character artiste – male), Babu Raj (best actor in a comic role), Nivin Poli – Isha Thalwar (best star couple), Rafeeq Ahammed (lyricist), Gopi Sundar (music director), Dhananjay (child artiste), Anjali Menon (script writer), Jomon T John (cameraman), debut artiste Gauthami Nair, Lena (best supporting actress), Shankar Ramakrishnan and Indrajith (best supporting actor), Ramya Nambeesan (popular singer), Jacqueline Fernandez (most stylish Bollywood actress), Vineeth Sreenivasan (multi-faceted talent), Prakash Raj (Asianet Golden Star award) and Manoj K Jayan, Kunjacko Boban and Anoop Chandran (special jury awards). Popular star Jayaram was also honoured for 25 years in the film industry in various languages.


The awards show will be telecast by Asianet on February 2 and 3 at 6.30pm.


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