CINEMA ICONS,SPECTACULAR PERFORMERS AT AMRITA FILM AWARDS :TELECAST ON JUNE 9 & 10 (6.30 PM)
Playback icon,Asha Bhosle, acting sensation,Vidya Balan,’Flying Sikh’,Milkha Singh, evergreen actor,Mohanlal, dance wonder,Prabhu Deva, came together at the same event for the first time to receive Awards at the glittering Amrita Film Awards Nite which will be telecast in two parts on June 9& 10 from 6.30 pm IST on Amrita TV.
The star studded show’s Awardees represented a unique blend of the best of mainstream cinema alongwith the rising stars from new-gen Malayalam cinema. Thus Dileep,Jayaprada,Thilakan,Sarada rubbed shoulders with the talent brought to the fore by the new wave currently washing over Malayalam Cinema, notably ‘Traffic’, ‘Chappa Kurishu’, ‘Salt n’ Pepper’ and ‘Beautiful’, which claimed a major chunk of the honours.
The crowd was in raptures when Asha Bhosle sung lines from her unforgettable hits including a Malayalam song. Milkha Singh regaled the audiences with his soul-stirring speech claiming that he loved Kerala the most as it had produced remarkable athletes like P.T.Usha,Anju George,Shiny and Valsamma. The spontaneous charm,humility and energy of Vidya Balan mesmerized the show. The three of them were bestowed with the “Amrita Award for Outstanding Contribution” in their respective arenas.
The visual spectacle was embellished by the unbelievable displays of grace and balance by Ability Unlimited’s artists whose breathtaking acts were performed on wheel chairs and crutches ,which left even the most accomplished cinema legends in the audience tongue-tied.
Skits, songs and dances added more sparkle to the glitzy star-strewn nite with Navya Nair, Aparna, Sruthilekshmi and Shalin coming together in a dance medly in honour of Asha Bhosle; Shamna Kasim giving a splendid tribute in dance to Vidya Balan; African Acrobatic dances by troupes from the Dark Continent; Fire Dances and UV-Light Dances from the Russian team; individual and team performances by Roma, Thanushree; rendering of their award winning songs by Unni Menon and Manjari ;a string of hit numbers from Karthik, and a couple of uproarious skits by the irrepressible comedians Indrans, Prem Kumar and team, reducing the audience to helpless laughter.
The Amrita Film Awards show to be aired this weekend promises to be an unforgettable experience for Amrita TV viewers across the globe.