16th Asianet Film Awards

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16th Asianet Film Awards
Awarded forBest of cinema in 2013 by people's voting
DateJanuary 10, 2014 (2014-01-10)
Country United Arab Emirates
Presented byAsianet

The 16th Ujala Asianet Film Awards geared up at Dubai drew thousands of Malayalam movie fans at the Meydan Hotel & Grand Stand on January 10. The awards were presented annually by the Asianet TV to honor the artistic and technical excellence in Malayalam Film industry with over 30 award categories. They are being held in Dubai for the second time after a successful show in 2012.[1][2]

Celebrities who attended the event[edit]

The biggest attraction of the ceremony was the presence of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was honored with the International Icon of Indian Cinema award. The laurel came to King Khan from a million viewers of Asianet, who had selected the actor for his impeccable onscreen aura and the special connect that he shares with countless international fans around the world.[3]

The superstar was accompanied with a host of other big names from Malayalam movie industry. The show saw the attendance of legendary stars namely, Kamal Hassan, Mohanlal, Mammootty, Dilip, Jayaram, Innocent, Priyamani, Kavya Madhavan and also other generation next actors such as Dulquer Salmaan, Fahadh Faasil, Kunchacko Boban, Amala Paul, Nazriya Nazim and many more.

Besides the shimmering galaxy of movie stars, who made the ceremony sparkle with their glamor and charisma, leading Bollywood composer and singer Shankar Mahadevan, grabbed the spotlight as he bedazzled his fans with a live performance, featuring his chartbuster tracks. The Tamil singing sensation Andrea Jeremiah also trilled her fans with a live performance of her hit Tamil and Telegu songs. The winners of India's Dancing Superstar, the famous dancing five, MJ5 also gave a performance.

Malayalam actors Kavya Madhavan, Isha Talwar, Vineeth, Asha Sarath, Ramya Nambeesan and gen-next sensation Nazriya Nazim also put up their acts and entertained the audience. Famous Malayalam singer Rimi Tomy paid a tribute to A.R.Rahman by singing his hit songs.[4]

Film award winners[5][edit]

Category Winner Film /Films
Best Actor Mammootty Kunjananthante Kada, Immanuel
Best Film Drishyam
Best Director Lijo Jose Pellissery Amen
Best Actress Amala Paul Oru Indian Pranayakatha
Most Popular Actor Prithviraj Memories
Most Popular Actress Namitha Pramod Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum
Best Character Actor Nedumudi Venu North 24 Katham
Best Character Actress Meena Drishyam
Best Male Playback Singer Vijay Yesudas Memories
Best Female Playback Singer Mridula Warrier Kalimannu
Best Supporting Actor Siddique Drishyam
Best Supporting Actress Asha Sarath Drishyam
Best Actor in a Comic Role Biju Menon Romans
Best Music Director Prashanth Pillai Amen
Best Child Artist Male/Female Master Sanoop Philips and the monkey pen
Best Debut Artiste (male) Dhyan Sreenivasan Thira
Best Debut Artiste (female) Keerthy Suresh Geethanjali
Best Star Couple Nivin Pauly,Nazriya Nazim Neram
Best Actor in a Villain Role Kalabhavan Shajon Drishyam
Youth Icon Dulquer Salmaan ABCD: American-Born Confused Desi

Special awards[edit]

Category Winner Notes
Millennium Actor Award Mohanlal
Special Jury Mention Kunchacko Boban For his contribution in year 2013 namely Pullipulikalum Aattinkuttiyum and Romans (2013 film)
Icon of Indian Cinema Shah Rukh Khan
Best Tamil Actor Kamal Hassan
Lifetime Achievement Award Innocent For his overall contribution to Malayalam cinema.
Special Jury Mention Dileep For completing 20 years in cinema.
Special Jury Mention Prathap Pothan For his contribution in year 2013 namely Idukki Gold and 3 Dots