Asianet Names Winners of Ujala Asianet Film Award 2009
MUMBAI: Kerala-based Asianet Communication has announced the winners of the 11th Annual Asianet Film Awards 2009.
While Malayalam superstar Mohanlal has been named the Best Actor for Madambi, South Indian actress Gopika has won the Best Actress title for Veruthe Oru Bharya.
Akku Akbar won the award for Best Director for Veruthe Oru Bharya and Jayaram swept away the most popular actor title for the same. AMMA’s recent multi-starrer Twenty: Twenty, directed by Joshy, has been named as the Best Film.
Legendary singer KJ Yesudas won the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the Malayalam film industry. The special award for patriotic film went to Kurukshetra, directed by Major Ravi. Jagathy Sreekumar won the special jury award.
Among other winners were: Character artiste Innocent (Innathe Chintha Vishayam), Samvrutha Sunil (Minnaminnikoottam), villain Siddique (Madambi), comedian Salim Kumar (Annan Thambi), lyricist Gireesh Puthencherry (Madambi, song ‘Amma mazhakarinu’), music director Vidyasagar (Mulla), playback singers M.G. Sreekumar (‘Kando kando kakkakuyile’- Innathe Chintha Vishayam), Swetha Mohan (‘Kuyile kuyile’ – Novel), child artiste Baby Nivedita (Innathe Chintha Vishayam) cameraman MJ Radhakrishnan (Adayalangal, Thirakatha), editor Renjan Abraham (Veruthe Oru Bharya, Mulla), best pair Jayasurya-Roma (Minnaminnikoottam, Shakespeare M.A. Malayalam), debut artistes Vineeth Sreenivasan (Cycle) and Meera Nandan (Mulla).
The awards will be presented on 17 January.