'Thanmatra', 'Achuvintae Amma' bag Ujala-Asianet film awards

Mar 12, 2006 IANS

Thiruvananthapuram, March 11 (IANS) Popular Malayalam films "Thanmatra" and "Achuvintae Amma" have bagged the top Ujala-Asianet film awards.

Announcing these here late Saturday, K.P. Mohanan, managing editor of Asianet Television, named "Achuvintae Amma" as the best film. Blessy, who made the Mohanlal starrer "Thanmatra", was named the best director.

Mohanlal was named best actor for his performances in "Thanmatra" and "Udayananu Tharam".

Meera Jasmine was selected the best actress for "Achuvintae Amma".

Nedumudi Venu was named best supporting actor for "Thanmatra". Meera Vasudev was named best debutant heroine and Arjun Lal the best debutant hero.

Comedian Jagathy Sreekumar was named for a special jury award and veteran actress Sukumari was picked for Life Time Achievement award for her contribution to Malayalam films in a career spanning nearly five decades.

A total of 16 awards were announced. The entire cash prize for these awards is Rs.620,000.

The awards would be given away here on March 19.

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