ABCD: American-Born Confused Desi
ABCD: American-Born Confused Desi is a 2013 Malayalam comedy film directed by Martin Prakkat, produced by Shibu Thameens under the banner of Thameens_films. It stars Jacob Gregory, Aparna Gopinath and Tovino Thomas in the lead roles; the film features music composed by Gopi Sunder, cinematography is handled by Jomon T. John; the film deals about the journey of two young American Malayalees to Kerala. The title is based on the term American-Born Confused Desi; the film was remade in Telugu as same name with Allu Sirish. The story revolves around two spoiled youngsters: Jones Isaac and his cousin Korah. Jones is the son of a millionaire named Isaac, settled in New York, while Korah's mother left for Paris with her new husband. Jones and Korah enjoy their luxurious life by driving luxurious cars. Isaac decides to send them to India, telling them its a vacation, Issac blocks their credit cards, forcing them to live in poverty in Kerala, where they become famous. Dulquer Salman as Jones Isaac Jacob Gregory as Korah Murikkan Aparna Gopinath as Madhumitha Tovino Thomas as Akhilesh Varma Vijayaraghavan as K.
P. Ravi Varma Lalu Alex as Dr. Isaac John Sajini Sachariah as Susan S. P. Sreekumar as Lloyd Fernandes Sijoy Varghese as Police Commissioner Shivaji Guruvayoor as Vennala Gopalan Krishnabhaskar Mangalasserri as Chempil Ashokan as Zachariya Dinesh Paniker as Shekhar Pillan Kalpana as Selinamma Nandhu as Kunjachan Kalasala Babu as Chief Minister Thampi Antony as Thampi Kalabhavan Navas as Saji Anand as Pothen Savannah Schechter -Cameo Appearance Krishnaprasad-Cameo Appearance Santhakumari-Cameo Appearance The project was announced a few months before its shoot, acquiring the licence to shoot in the US delayed the commencement of the project. Many actresses were considered for the heroine including Isha Talwar, but theatre artist Aparna Gopinath was selected for the role in her debut film. Jacob Gregory, a mutual friend of Martin played the character of Korah, he himself auditioned for the role. He had been part of the film from the scripting process itself; the shooting was announced to start in March 2013 in U.
S. New York City was the main location for the scenes shot in America; the original plan was to start the shooting of the film in the U. S. but that had to be changed after it became difficult to get the required permission and the visas. So the schedules were altered and the scenes in Kerala was wrapped up first; the college scenes were shot inside the Federal Institute of Angamaly. The filming of few'montage cuts' for showing in between the songs were shot at the college. Unni R Nair of Kerala9 stated that the movie is a "confused mess to an extent" and was "not up to the mark", but gave 3.5 stars in a scale of 5. Sudheer Shah, writing for IndiaGlitz, awarded the movie 6.5 stars out of 10, concluding that "ABCD is one movie that must not be taken with any bit of seriousness." And that "If you have a few hours to laugh out for simple jokes that are not that intelligent, this is your movie." Shekhar of OneIndia gave the movie 3/5 stars, called the movie "a wonderful comedy entertainer, which has an interesting story" and said that "If you are comedy lover, don't miss to watch this film."
Aswin J Kumar of The Times of India wrote that the movie is "watchable for the chemistry between Johns and Kora", giving it 3 stars. Rahul of Metro Matinee rated the movie as Entertaining, while stating that "it entertains in full throttle, asks the right questions and provides moments of emotional ecstasy and angst, all of, part and parcel of a feel good movie." Paresh C Palicha of Rediff awarded the movie 2.5 stars, wrote that the movie "is a showcase for Dulquer Salmaan. The music of the film is from Gopi Sundar; the soundtrack features a remixed version of the song "Nayaapaisayilla" sung by Mehaboob for the 1960 film Neelisally. This version will be sung by Junior Mehaboob. Official website ABCD on IMDb
Ninnishtam Ennishtam 2
Ninnishtam Ennishtam 2 is a Malayalam romance film directed by Alleppey Ashraf, starring newcomers Suresh and Sunitha in the lead roles. It is a sequel to the 1986 superhit film Ninnishtam Ennishtam; the film is a sequel to Ninnishtam Ennishtam and the story takes place 25 years from where the first film finished. Sreekuttan, the nephew of the original Sreekuttan played by Mohanlal in the original comes to Thiruvananthapuram city and accidentally meets the daughter of Chikku, the lover of old Sreekkuttan, falls in love. How the identity of the characters get revealed and the ultimate success or failure of the new story forms the rest of the film; the film was a failure at the Kerala box-office. It received negative reviews from critics. Nowrunning.com gave the film a rating of, criticising it as "adding a bad name to sequel films". Oneindia.in gave the film a rating of. Indiaglitz.com gave the film a rating of, criticising it as "poor in content". Bharatstudent site gave the film a rating of, observing that the film has a thoughtless storyline with a poor presentation.
Nowrunning article Nowrunning - Critics' review OneIndia article Indiaglitz review Bharatstudent review Kottaka article FilmyDum article on the sequel
Oopiri is a 2016 Indian comedy-drama film directed by Vamsi Paidipally. A remake of Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano's French comedy-drama The Intouchables, the film was produced by Prasad V. Potluri and Kavin Anne of PVP Cinema in Telugu and Tamil, the latter as Thozha, it features Akkineni Nagarjuna and Tamannaah in the lead roles. The film focuses on the lives of Vikramadhitya, a quadriplegic billionaire, Seenu, his ex-convict caretaker, their realisation of the primacy of life and relationships over money and disability forms the major part of its story. Gopi Sunder composed the film's soundtrack and score, P. S. Vinod was its cinematographer. Madhu and Praveen K. L. edited the Tamil versions, respectively. Principal photography began in March 2015. Most of the film was shot in and around Chennai, in Europe in Paris and Belgrade. Produced on a budget of ₹500–600 million and Thozha were released globally on 25 March 2016. Both received critical acclaim for the performances of the principal cast, the cinematography, Paidipally's work in adapting the original.
They were commercially successful. Vikramadhitya is a wealthy entrepreneur. In Paris, a paragliding accident leaves him a quadriplegic. To ensure his girlfriend Nandini's happiness, Vikramadhitya's friend and legal adviser, conveys a message on his behalf that he is not interested in marrying her. Five years Vikramadhitya leads a hopeless life with his secretary Keerthi, his cook Lakshmi, a few servants, he and Keerthi interview candidates for a caretaker position. Seenu, a paroled convict, applies for the job in accordance with his lawyer's advice, he is detested by his mother and his siblings and Kanna. Vikramadhitya, finding Seenu unpretentious, hires him, he defends his decision to Prasad, saying that Seenu is the right person for the time being since he is the only one who does not pity him. Reluctant, Seenu learns the extent of Vikramadhitya's disability and assists him with all his needs, he is attracted to Keerthi, who rejects his advances and gives him an inferiority complex. Seenu learns.
Seenu encourages him to meet her, but Vikramadhitya opposes it, fearing her reaction when she discovers his disability. Swathi's marriage is opposed by her lover's father, who ridicules their economic status. Vikramadhitya learns about this, coerces Kalidasu without Seenu's knowledge; the marriage is arranged, Seenu earns Swathi's respect. After celebrating his birthday, Vikramadhitya becomes ill during the night and is saved by his doctors. Seenu learns about Vikramadhitya's past from Prasad, suggests a vacation in Paris. Vikramadhitya agrees and he, Keerthi leave for Paris. Seenu boosts his morale, which impresses Keerthi, he wagers that he will propose to Keerthi if Vikramadhitya impresses a French dancer. Despite his disability, Vikramadhitya charms Jenny with his wit. Seenu is forced to propose to Keerthi, who accepts. Vikramadhitya meets Nandini, her husband Abhinav, their daughter Aadhya, Seenu tells her about Vikramadhitya's accident and its aftermath. Relieved that Nandini is happy, he returns to India and his joyous attitude makes Prasad and Lakshmi happy.
Kanna gets in trouble with a gang, meets Seenu at Vikramadhitya's mansion. Vikramadhitya, recognising Seenu's need to support his family, releases him from his obligations and suggests he may not want to push a wheelchair all his life. Although Seenu becomes a cab driver, leads a responsible life and regains his mother's love, Vikramadhitya is unhappy with his new caretakers and becomes a recluse. A worried Prasad contacts Seenu, who drives Vikramadhitya off in a car to Visakhapatnam, they dress elegantly, visit a restaurant with a beautiful ocean view. Seenu leaves moments. Vikramadhitya sees Seenu, who smiles at him and walks away. Karan Johar and Guneet Monga acquired the Indian remake rights to Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano's French comedy-drama film, The Intouchables in May 2014, they planned a Hindi version, directed by Mohit Suri. Johar and Monga authorised PVP Cinema to remake the film in regional languages, postponing their previous plans. Vamsi Paidipally was chosen to direct a bilingual production, entitled Oopiri in Telugu and Thozha in Tamil.
Oopiri is the first Indian remake of The Intouchables. It was the first Indian remake of a film produced by Gaumont Film Company. N. T. Rama Rao Jr. was signed to play one of the two male leads. At Rama Rao Jr.'s suggestion, Paidipally forwarded the script to actor and producer Akkineni Nagarjuna for the other male lead. Nagarjuna asked the director to remove the flashback scenes, opting for a realistic version closer to the original. Paidipally agreed, the script was reworked in two months. Production was scheduled to begin in December 2014. In an interview with Deccan Chronicle, the actor said that the film's theme would be similar to Missamma. Rama Rao Jr. left the project due to scheduling conflicts with Nannaku Prematho, was replaced by Karthi in October 2014. Gopi Sunder was signed as his first collaboration with Paidipally. Oopiri had two launch ceremonies: the first on
Charlie (2015 Malayalam film)
Charlie is a 2015 Indian Malayalam-language romantic drama film directed by Martin Prakkat and written by Prakkat and Unni R. Produced by Prakkat, Joju George and Shebin Becker, the film stars Dulquer Salmaan and Parvathy; the music is composed by Gopi Sundar, while Jomon T. John handles the cinematography; the film released on 24 December. It won 8 awards at the 46th Kerala State Film Awards, including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Cinematography, it will be remade into Marathi as Tejaswini Pandit and Spruha Joshi. Tessa is a graphic artist. With the help of her friend, she rents a room, she hates her room, a complete mess, but she learns that the room was occupied by a carefree vagabond named Charlie. When she starts cleaning up the place, she discovers a sketchbook of this man; the sketches depict the previous New Year's Eve. In a turn-of-events, the man joins him, they both go on the rooftop of a home. There, they are shocked by; that was the last page of the sketch, the story is left unfinished, which piques her curiosity about the rest of the story, as well as the previous occupant of the room.
Intrigued, Tessa starts finding the people in the man's sketches. Backtracking his steps, she meets the man's "father", a boat servant, Mariya/Queen Mary, a physically abused woman. Charlie takes Mariya out to sea for her birthday. Mariya commits suicide and he becomes heartbroken. Following up on more clues, Tessa gets news that the man is staying in a hotel and rushes to meet him. However, she just misses him by a few seconds. A helper boy in the hotel explains to her that the little girl with Charlie was Mariya's daughter. One day, she meets the thief depicted in that man's inquiries about the day's events, he informs her that his sir stopped a woman from hanging herself, followed her when she escaped from the scene on the bike. They find the house and identify the girl as Doctor Kani, she meets Kani and inquires about her story. Kani explains that she was depressed over her broken relationship when she did her first independent operation leading to the death of a 10-year-old girl. Further hooked by the media, she was desperate and about to commit suicide on new year eve and was distracted by that man.
He takes her to a home maintained by Kunjappan and she was living there than on. Kunjappan a hopeless romantic is waiting for his teenage love Theresia to show up. Tessa's mother takes her home. While a depressed Tessa was on her way back home, the man returns with Kunjappan's long lost love, a nun now. Kani informs him about Tessa, he admits knowing about Tessa and her search for him. Charlie informs Kani that he will be attending the Thrissur Pooram function, Tessa can find him there if she's looking for him. Tessa finds him performing in a magic show. Afterward, he spots her and asks her if she wants to have drinks. At first she lets him think that he has met the wrong person. While the festival starts Charlie's antics makes her tell him that she is Tessa and he too reveals his name to be'Charlie'; as the credits rolls, they are seen wandering together towards a new journey in life. Dulquer Salmaan as Charlie Parvathy as Tessa Aparna Gopinath as Kani Nedumudi Venu as Kunjappan Chemban Vinod Jose as Mathai/Pathrose Kalpana as Queen Mary/ Mariya Soubin Shahir as Sunikuttan/ Mr. D'souza Neeraj Madhav as Ansari P. Balachandran as Usman Ikka K.
P. A. C. Lalitha as Rahel Ammachi Seetha as Tessa's mother Reshma Sebastian as Shahina Master Minon as Balan Pillai/Room Boy Ramesh Pisharody as Sojan Jayaraj Warrier as Vaattu Jose Surjith as Aadu Abootty Renji Panicker as Panicker Doctor Joy Mathew as Umer Tovino Thomas as Georgy Nassar as magician Rajesh Sharma as Queen Mary's Husband Principal photography began on 25 May 2015 in Idukki. IBTimes reported that it will be an experimental film and each actor will be spotted in a new look; the film was shot at various locations in Kochi and Gujarat. The filming was completed by September 2015; the film's soundtrack was composed by Gopi Sunder and the lyrics were written by Rafeeq Ahamed. The songs were released on 7 December 2015. "Chithirathira" sung by Vijay Yesudas was released separately on 21 December. A promotional video of Dulquer Salmaan singing "Chundari Penne" was released on 24 December; the film collected ₹2 crore on the first day from Kerala box office, grossed ₹14.4 crore in 22 days of release.
Describing the film as a "tantalizing love tale", Vishnu Varma of The New Indian Express rated it 4 stars out of 5 and stated, "‘Charlie’ is a feel-good movie, but it does not stop there. It plays around brilliantly with raw emotions centered around a character who wants to be free."Litty Simon of Malayala Manorama rated it 3.25 out of 5, concluding "Dulquer's Charlie is a simple, feel good film that will make you smile this festive season. Although not an out-and-out entertainer, Charlie has the elements to be tagged as a wacky entertainer, filled with all what is needed — celebration, patience, faith and above, all love!" Website Nowrunning gave the film 2.5 stars out of 5, stating "Charlie could be termed an audacious attempt but grandiose visions don't translate into well-crafted cinema. Pared down expectations could make it a reasonable weekend watch." Kerala State Film Awards Best Director – Martin Prakkat Best Actor – Dulquer
K. S. Chithra
Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra credited as K. S. Chithra or Chithra, is an Indian playback singer and carnatic musician from Kerala. Chithra sings Indian classical and popular music, she has sung more than 25,000 songs in a number of Indian languages, including Malayalam, Telugu, Hindi, Oriya, Gujarati, Rajasthani, Urdu and Badaga, as well as foreign languages such as Malay, Arabic, Sinhalese and French. Chithra is a recipient of six National Film Awards, eight Filmfare Awards South and 36 different state film awards, she has won all the four south Indian state film awards. She was honored with India's civilian honor Padma Shri in 2005, she is the first Indian woman, honored by House of Commons, British Parliament, United Kingdom in 1997. She is the only singer from India, honored by the Government of China at the Qinghai International Music and Water Festival in 2009, she is the only singer from the South India who has received the MTV Video Music Award – International Viewer's Choice at Metropolitan Opera House, New York, United States.
In 2018, She was honoured by the Mr. Craig Coughlin, Speaker of the General Assembly, New Jersey, United States. In 2019, she was honoured by the Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, sovereign ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah and is a member of the Federal Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates, UAE for completing 40 Years in Indian Film Industry, she is the only South Indian female singer who has presented her maiden concert at the world's prestigious concert hall Royal Albert Hall in London in 2001. Her song "Kannalane/Kehna Hi Kya" from the film Bombay was included in England The Guardian's "1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear" list. Born in Thiruvananthapuram, into a family of musicians, Chithra's father, the late Krishnan Nair, was her first guru, her elder sister K. S. Beena and her younger brother K. Mahesh are playback singers. Chithra received her training in Carnatic music from Dr. K. Omanakutty, passed B. A. in music with first class and third rank from the University of Kerala, completed a master's degree in music.
She was selected to the National Talent Search Scholarship from the Central Government from 1978 to 1984. Chithra was introduced to Malayalam playback by M. G. Radhakrishnan in 1979 who recorded her voice for films and private albums. Attahasam, Snehapoorvam Meera and Njan Ekananu were the first few films in which she recorded her voice, she performed live concerts with K. J. Yesudas in India and abroad; the song "Manjal Prasadavum" from the film Nakhakshathangal composed by Bombay Ravi got her the second National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer. For the same composer, she sang the song "Indupushpam Choodi Nilkum" for the film Vaishali and won her third National Film Award, her first Kerala State Film Award for Best Singer was for the song "Aayiram Kannumayi" from the film Nokkethadhoorathu Kannum Nattu composed by Jerry Amaldev. Since she has earned wide recognition by singing popular songs under the compositions of Raveendran, Shyam, S. P. Venkitesh, Mohan Sithara, Kannur Rajan, Johnson, Ouseppachan, M. K. Arjunan, A. T. Ummer, Berny Ignatius, M. B.
Sreenivasan, Mohan Sithara, Ramesh Narayan, Sharreth and M. Jayachandran, she recorded many successful songs in Malayalam. She recorded a number of songs for the composer S. P. Venkitesh and her maximum duet songs in Malayalam are with K. J. Yesudas and M. G. Sreekumar; as of 2017, she has won the Kerala State Awards for the record 16 times. Chithra made her debut in the Tamil film industry through the song "Poojaikketha Poovithu" from the film Neethana Antha Kuyil, composed by Ilaiyaraaja, she was given the title Chinnakuyil after singing the song "Chinna Kuyil Paadum" from the 1985 released film Poove Poochudava. Director Fazil cast her for this song after Ilaiyaraaja got impressed with her song sung in original version in Malayalam for the film Nokkethadhoorathu Kannum Nattu in 1985 directed by himself.. For the folksy classical song "Paadariyaen Padippariyaen" from the film Sindhu Bhairavi, she was awarded with the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer. Since she has recorded thousands of Tamil film songs composed by Ilaiyaraaja, A. R. Rahman, Deva, S. A. Rajkumar, Sirpy, Yuvan Shankar Raja, G. V. Prakash Kumar, Harris Jayaraj and Santhosh Narayanan.
She has sung huge number of evergreen hit songs in Tamil. She is the only female singer who has sung the maximum number of songs for the Academy Award winning composer A. R. Rahman for his Tamil film songs.. Her fifth National award for best singer was for the song "Oooh La La" from the film Minsara Kanavu. Chithra started her journey in Kannada cinema through the film Preethi released in 1986; the duet song "Nee Hacchida Ee Kumkuma" along with S. P. Balasubrahmanyam was composed by G. K. Venkatesh. In the same year, composer M. Ranga Rao offered her two songs in the film Aruna Raaga; this was followed by "Sheela O My Sheela", a duet song with K. J. Yesudas and composed by Bappi Lahiri for the Dwarakish directorial fantasy-adventure film Africadalli Sheela. For the rest of the 1980s, she recorded songs for composers like Rajan-Nagendra, S. P. Venkatesh, Sankar Ganesh and Vijay Anand; some of her popular songs in the 1980s were from the films such as Karunamayi, Suprabhatha, C. B. I. Shankar, Hrudaya Geethe and Krishna Nee Kunidaga.
From the early 90s, she was the most preferred female voice in Kannada industry and Chitra sang for most of songs released for the entire decade. The 199
Krishnasaamy Bhagyaraj is an Indian director, screenwriter, music director and producer active in Tamil films. He has written and directed Telugu and Hindi films and TV serials, he won a Filmfare Best Actor Award for Mundhanai Mudichu. He is the editor of weekly magazine Bhagya and has written several novels. Bhagyaraj was born in Vellankoil near Gobichettipalayam in Erode district in Tamil Nadu, his parents were Amaravathiamma. He married twice, his first marriage was with actress Praveena, in 1981. She died due to an aggravated case of jaundice in August 1983, his second marriage was with actress Poornima Jayaram on 7 February 1984. She was his co-star in Darling Darling Darling; the couple has a son Shanthnu Bhagyaraj. Beginning his career as an assistant to directors G. Ramakrishnan and Bharathiraja, Bhagyaraj became recognised for his scriptwriting talent, he first appeared as a junior artist playing small supporting roles with screen-space of not more than three minutes in films such as Pathinaru Vayathinile and appeared in Sigappu Rojakkal.
He was assistant director to Bharatiraja in two films -- Kizhake Pogum Rail. Among his early work was writing the script for Bharathiraja's films Kizhake Pogum Rail and Tik Tik Tik, writing dialogues for Sigappu Rojakkal, he made his directorial début with Suvarillatha Chiththirangal in 1979 and his début as the leading man in Puthiya Vaarpugal in 1979, directed by Bharatiraja. He received the Best Dialogues Award for Puthiya Vaarpugal. Kanni Paruvathile, a film for which he wrote dialogues and screenplay and acted in a negative role, was a huge success. Though he had not achieved success as a director till 1979, he was motivated with success as the hero with Puthiya Vaarpugal, a negative role, as a writer of story and dialogues for Kanni Paruvathile and decided to write and act for Oru Kai Oosai, though not a huge success, gave him his first Best Actor Award, he established his own concern by 1980 and started producing and directing a string of distinctive films made in the Tamil language. His first commercially successful main lead hero film was Bhama Rukmini in 1980.
This film was written by him. His voice was dubbed by someone else in all the films he did including Bhama Rukmini. Beginning with films such as Mouna Geetangal, he started to dub his own lines in his films, he stars in lead roles of the films he scripts and directs carving out a niche for himself in the actor-auteur vein. His style of film-making is notable for its elaborate and double-entente-laced script and themed framework, his on-screen personae are characterised by their ironic sense of humour and intelligent bravado. The success of Bhama Rukmini was followed by 12 films directed by him – starring him as the main lead, which were box office hits – Vidiyum Vari Kaathiru, Mouna Geethanagal, Indru Poyi Naalai Vaa, Antha Ezhu Natkal, Thooral Ninnu Pochhu, Poyi Satchi, Darling Darling Darling, Dhavani Kannavukal, Munthanai Mudichu, Chinna Veedu, Enga Chinna Rasa and Idhu Namma Aalu. From 1981 onwards, successful Tamil films written, directed by and starring him started being remade in Hindi, with the first being Mouna Geetangal, remade as Ek Hi Bhool and Anztha Ezhu Natkal remade as Woh Saat Din.
In the period 1980–1990, he acted in films not directed or written by him, with exceptions being Naan Sigappu Manithan, Anbulla Rajinikanth and En Rathathin Rathame. His next directorial venture Chithirame Chithirame was box office flop, he directed Mayadari Mogudu in Telugu, a success, he introduced actress Urvashi in the Tamil film Mundhanai Mudichu and actress Kalpana made her début with the 1985 film Chinna Veedu, directed by Bhagyraj, a commercially successful film. He received the Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Actor for his performance in Mundhanai Mudichu, he became nationally famous when he wrote the script for Mundhanai Mudichu remade in Hindi as Masterji with Rajesh Khanna in the lead role, huge success at the box office. He decided to direct the Hindi remake of Bharatiraja's 1984 directorial venture Oru Kaidhayin Diary with Rajesh Khanna in the lead in 1985, but Khanna due to his date issues had to opt out and Bhagyaraj cast Amitabh Bachchan in the Hindi remake Aakhree Raasta. Bhagayraj decided to remake the classic old Kannada film Mallammana Pavada, starring Rajkumar and B Saroja Devi into a new Tamil film Enga Chinna Rasa in 1987, which became a huge blockbuster.
In 1989, K. Balaji produced a Tamil remake of Mr. India as En Rathathin Rathame and the film was successful. In 1989, he wrote the script for Idhu Namma Allu and decided to produce it, but chose not to direct it by himself, as he wanted to act-write-direct a film on a serious issue, Aararo Aaariraro, he received the Best Film Award for Idhu Namma Aalu in 1990, directed by Balakumar, whereas the other film Aararo Aaariraro was both critically acclaimed and successful at box office. After the death of MGR in 1987, during a meeting with director C V Sridhar and producer Duraiswamay, an idea came across to Bhagyaraj to make use of the unfinished 1977 film Anna Nee En Deivam, starring MGR and Lata and make the film Avasara Police 100, starring himself as well in the lead; this 1990 film was promoted as a film with MGR and Bhagyaraj in lead roles and the film was a huge blockbuster. From 1991, he started accepting more acting offers as a lead hero, where director-producer-scriptwriter would be three different people, rather than he himself writing-directing-acting in his films.
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Asianet Film Awards
The Asianet Film Awards is an award ceremony for films presented annually by Asianet, a Malayalam-language television network from the south-Indian state of Kerala. Asianet says that awards ceremony has been instituted to honour both artistic and technical excellence in the Malayalam language film industry; the awards ceremony was co-sponsored by Johnson & Johnson in the year 1998 Lux took up the sponsorship in the next 5 years. Jiva soap in 2004 and Ujala for many years. From 2016, function is sponsored by Nirapara. Bhima Jewellers took the title sponsor in 2018 event; the function is held in Kochi and Thiruvanathapuram cities in Kerala. It was held twice in Dubai; the most recent award was the 21st Asianet Film Awards which held on 6th and 7th April 2019 at Kochi. The Asianet Film Award for Best Film has been awarded since 1998; the Asianet Film Award for Most Popular Film has been awarded since 2012. The Asianet Film Award for Best Male Actor has been awarded since 1998; the Asianet Film Award for Best Female Actor has been awarded since 1998.
^Note 1: Meera Jasmine is the only actress till time who has won the award three times in a row. The Asianet Film Award for Most Popular Actor has been awarded since 2007; the Asianet Film Award for Most Popular Actress has been awarded since 2009. The Asianet Film Award for Best Supporting Actor - Male has been awarded since 1998; the Asianet Film Award for Best Supporting Actor - Female has been awarded since 1998. The Asianet Film Award for Best Character Actor has been awarded since 2010; the Asianet Film Award for Best Character Actress has been awarded since 2010. The Asianet Film Award for Best Villain Role has been awarded since 2006; the Asianet Film Award for Best Comic Role has been awarded since 2006. The Asianet Film Award for Best New Face of the Year - Male has been awarded since 2005; the Asianet Film Award for Best New Face of the Year - Female has been awarded since 2001. The Asianet Film Award for Best Star Pair has been awarded since 2001; the Asianet Film Award for Best Youth Icon of the year has been awarded since 2009.
Nivin Pauly and Kunchacko Boban holds the record of most reigns with two. The Asianet Film Award for Best Child Artist has been awarded since 2001. Baby Nivedita, Baby Anikha and Kalidas Jayaram holds the record of most reigns with two; the Asianet Film Award for Best Director has been awarded since 1998. The Asianet Film Award for Best Script Writer has been awarded since 1998; the Asianet Film Award for Best Cinematographer has been awarded since 1998. The Asianet Film Award for Best Editing has been awarded since 1998; the Asianet Film Award for Best Music Director has been awarded since 1998. The Asianet Film Award for Best Lyricist has been awarded since 1998; the Asianet Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer has been awarded since 1998. The Asianet Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer has been awarded since 1998; the Asianet Film Award for Lifetime Achievement has been awarded since 1998. The Asianet Film Honour Special Jury Award has been awarded since 2005. A special award has been given by Asianet since 2009.
The Asianet Film Award for Most Popular Duet was only awarded in the year 2016. The Asianet Film Award for Most Popular Singer was awarded in the year 2012 only; the Asianet Film Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration was awarded in the years 2006 and 2010. The Asianet Film Award for Best Sound Recordist was awarded in the years 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2006; the Asianet Film Award for Best Makeup Artist was awarded in the years 2001 to 2003. 12th Asianet Film Awards 13th Asianet Film Awards 14th Asianet Film Awards 15th Asianet Film Awards 16th Asianet Film Awards 17th Asianet Film Awards 21st Asianet Film Awards List of 2009 Asianet Film Awards from Hindunet List of 2012 Asianet Film Awards from Entertainment OneIndia" Asianet Official website Asianet Film Awards Official website Asianet Film Awards at Internet Movie Database