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Mohanlal bags Ujala-Asianet film award

Malayalam films Thanmatra and Achuvintae Amma have bagged the top Ujala-Asianet film awards.

india Updated: Mar 11, 2006 22:36 IST

Popular Malayalam films Thanmatra and Achuvintae Amma have bagged the top Ujala-Asianet film awards.

Announcing these here late Saturday, KP 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.

First Published: Mar 11, 2006 22:36 IST