`Ore Kadal', `Thaniye' share critics award for best film
`Ore Kadal' directed by Shyamaprasad and `Thaniye' by debutant director Babu Tiruvalla shared the honour for best film in the Critics Awards announced here on Thursday.
Producers of the films would get Rs 50,000 each and the directors Rs 25,000. `Nivedyam' directed by Lohitadas was chosen the second best film.
Shyamaprasad was adjudged best director.
Mohanlal was named the best actor for his performance in `Paradesi' while Lakshmi Gopalaswamy's roles in `Paradesi' and `Thaniye' fetched her the best actress award.
Renowned director Adoor Gopalakrishnan would be conferred with `Chalachitra Rathnam' award for his contribution to cinema. The award comprises Rs 30,000 cash and citation.
Other awardees: Nedumudi Venu (second best actor/Thaniye) Parvathi (second best actress/Flash), Sreenivasan (special award for acting and best script-screenplay/Katha Parayumbol), Vijayan (lyrics), M Jayachandran (music direction).
Vijay Yesudas (male playback singer), Swetha Mohan (female playback singer), Azhagappan (cinematography), P C Mohanan (editing), Kalavoor Ravikumar (director, best children's film), Bhama (best debut actor), M Mohanan, Sreelal Devaraj (debut directors).
The awards, instituted by Kerala Film Critics Association were announced at a press conference here today.
2008/4/9 8:46:28 Last year, the State Awards were decried as not having good choices. But this time, the jury, headed by Jahnu Barua, have kept the awards predictable with not many surprises.
While the majority of the movies in the competition received something or other, Adoor's Naalu Pennungal got no major awards.
Adayalangal, directed by MG Sasi emerging as the best film, was the big suprise. It also bagged Sasi the best director award and the best cinematography award for M J Radhakrishnan.
The awards for acting were all predictable with Mohanlal bagging the best actor�s award for his performance in Paradesi, Meera Jasmine added one more award with her sensitive performance in Ore Kadal.
Lakshmi Gopalaswamy was named the second best actress for her performance in Thaniye while veteran actor Bharath Murali was named the second best actor for Pranayakalam and Vinodhayathra. Jagathy was given a special award for his great presentations in Arabikatha, Veeralipattu and Paradesi.
T G Ravi got a special mention.
All together this year's awards are sure to have pleased almost everyone, with almost no questions about its integrity.
Every year the Kerala State Film awards brings its own share of controversies. The 2007 awards were announced by Education Minister M.A Baby on Tuesday (April 8) in Thiruvananthapuram, which stirred a hornet's nest.
The favourite horse the master director Adoor Gopalakrishnan's Nalu Pennungal, which was expected to win the best film and director ended up with two minor awards in technical department of art and costume. And to rub it in, the Jury headed by noted Assameese director Jahnu Barua said � "the director (Adoor Gopalakrishnan) has failed to put together and connect the four short stories as a film".
The jury instead lavished five awards on Adayalangal, directed by the little known M.G Sasi. The film won in the best feature film, director, cameraman, processing film lab, and a special jury award for veteran T.G Ravi for acting in the film. Adayalangal, is yet to be commercially released in theatres nor has it been screened at any festivals.
More shocking was the way Sreenivasan, noted actor, writer and director was totally ignored by the award committee. Last year was memorable for Sreenivasan as he had Lal Jose directed Arabikatha, in which he had come out with an outstanding performance as a communist leader who fails to come into grip with globalization. Probably his anti-communist tirade cost him the award! The award committee says off-the record that till the last round, he was a strong contender before Mohanlal piped him to the post for the best actor.
Sreenivasan's much acclaimed story and script of Kathaparayumbol was also forgotten by the award committee which gave it only the popular film with artistic merit award. Another strong contender for the best director and best actor Ore Kadal was also ignored. Shyama Prasad its director is the son of O.Rajagopal a former BJP Minister, and a bitter critic of the CPI (M) led government in the state.
When contacted Shyama Prasad said: " I understand the limitations of the jury and how it functions as an ex-jury member, and has no complaints to register. The jury has its own political ideology; still I strongly feel Mammootty should have won the award for the best actor for Ore Kadal"
The 53rd Fair One Filmfare Award 2007 was a Taare Zameen Par spectacle with child actor Darsheel Safary bagging the Critics Award for best actor for his portrayal of Ishan Awasthi, an 8 year old battling Dyslexia.
Aamir Khan was adjudged the Best Director for his directorial debut Taare Zameen Par.
Tabu was awarded the Best Actress in the same category for the movie Cheeni Kum. Shah Rukh Khan starrer Chak De India bagged the Critics Award for Best Film.
It was celebration time for the Kapoor clan when the lover boy of yesteryears Rishi Kapoor bagged the Lifetime Achievement Award. First film co-star Dimple Kapadia presented Rishi Kapoor with the Lifetime Achievement award.
Kareena Kapoor won the Best Actress award for her role as Geet Dhillon in Jab We Met. Ranbir Kapoor got the Best Male Debut award for Film Saawariya.
Life in Metro couple Irrfan Khan and Konkona Sen Sharma got the Best Supporting actor male and female award respectively for the same film.
A R Rahman received the Best Music director for film Guru, while Shreya Ghosal got the Best Playback singer (female) award for the same film.
Shaan got the Best Playback singer male award for film Saawariya while music director Monty Sharma got the R D Burman award for promising music talent.
Prasoon Joshi was given the best lyricist for song Maa from Taare Zameen Par, while Imitiaz Ali got the best dialogue award for his romantic comedy Jab we met.
Superstar Aamir Khan on Saturday night won the Filmfare Best Director Award for Taare Zameen Par, which was also adjudged the best film, while Shah Rukh Khan (Chak De! India) and Kareena Kapoor (Jab We Met) won the awards for the Best Leading Actors in the male and female categories respectively.
The glittering 53rd Fair One Filmfare Awards ceremony at the Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai went on till the wee hours of Sunday. It was here attended by leading Bollywood celebrities.
The Critics' Award for Best Film went to Shimit Amin's Chak De! India. The film also won the Best Cinematography Award. In the Critics' Award series, Tabu was named the best actress for Cheeni Kum and child artist Darsheel Safari (Taare Zammen Par) was named the Best Actor.
Rishi Kapoor got a standing ovation as he won the Lifetime Achievement Award.
While the Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) went to Irrfan Khan for Life In A Metro, the Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) award went to Konkana Sen Sharma for the same film.
AR Rahman bagged the award for best music in Guru and also for the best background score. In the Critics' Award series, Tabu was named the best actress for Cheeni Kum and child artist Darsheel Safari (Taare Zammen Par) was named the Best Actor.
Smita Thackeray who is accompanied by David Dhawan, announces the next award for Best Male Singer.
While Shaan (Jabse Tere Naina from Saawariya) was named the best male singer, Shreya Ghoshal (Barso Re from Guru) was adjudged the best female singer.
The Best Lyrics Award was won by Prasoon Joshi (Ma from Taare Zameen Par).
The Best Story Award went to Amol Gupte for Taare Zameen Par, the award for the best screenplay went to Anurag Basu for Life In A Metro, and Imtiaz Ali was honoured for the best dialogue (Jab We Met).
Deepila Padukone of Om Shanti Om won the Fresh Face of the Year Award as well as the Best Female Debutante, while the Best Male Debutant Award went to Ranbir Kapoor (Saawariya).
The 'Serial Kisser Award of Bollywood' goes to none other than Emraan Hashmi, who humbly and truly believes that his audience and fans is his 'Real Award'. The actor, who has a great fan following among the masses, feels that his true critics and award are his fans who pay the money to go and watch his movies. Spoken like a true charmer that he is, hasn't he?
Suresh Gopi's Onam offering Kichamani MBA arrived a day later than announced. The film which opened in 36 centres today is a comedy action thriller.
The film which has scripts by a lady Ashna Ash is directed by debutant Samad Mankada. Suresh Gopi is also looking for another film Black Cat directed by Vinayan which may also get into theatres on the Onam day.
Mammootty's Ore Kadal is the biggest release this Onam, which will start its run from Sunday at 36 centres. As it is a Shyamaprasad film, expectations are high as his Agnisakshi and Akale had won a clutch of national and State awards in various categories.
Ore Kadal, like Shyamaprasad's other works, is an adaptation of a literary work Heerak Deepthi a Bengali novel by Sunil Gangopadhyay.
Mammootty, Meera Jasmine, Remya Krishnan and Narain play the lead characters in the film.
Meera is Deepthi, a homemaker and mother, who is irresistibly drawn towards Nathan (Mammootty), a professor of economics, who comes to live near their apartments. However, Deepthi is torn apart by her sense of guilt. The film produced by Vindhyan under the banner of Rasika Entertainments is distributed by Emil And Eric.
Kareena has set high standards for herself after winning the best actress STAR Screen award for "Omkara", beating popular choice Kajol in "Fanaa". The award has inspired Kareena to work harder. "Getting my first popular best actress award at the beginning of the year just elates me. I'm now getting the right scripts like Mani Ratnam's 'Lajjo'. Now, I want to do only good films. It's so easy just to be in big projects and get big money. I don't believe in that. I've to have a central part now," said Kareena.
What about the cameo in "Don"? "That one song is running in all the night clubs. All the college kids are dancing to it. I've one big hit to dance to."
Kareena says Kajol, who lost the popular award to her, was genuinely happy for her.
"By chance Kajol was sitting right next to me when my name was announced. She was so genuinely pleased for me. Kajol along with my sister Karisma have always been my idols. Both have had their share of awards. Now, it's my turn.
"I've received critics' awards. But this is my first taste of popular awards since 'Refugee'. 'Omkara' has been a great experience for me. People still come to me on flights and the gym to tell me how much they liked me in 'Omkara'."
Everyone who counted were there at the awards to share her.
"Karisma was there and so was my mom and Shahid (Kapur). They were so happy for me. Shahid was nominated for 'Vivah'. But he was so happy when I won. I had gone only to perform. But I came back with an award." She says she has tasted blood. "I want to win at every awards function this season."
She got to perform with the legendary Helen.
"It was a great moment. Of course, I knew her from before. I'm a filmy kid, remember? Helen aunty has seen me from my childhood. The Moranis (film financiers and owners of event management company Cineyug) suggested I perform with Helen Aunty.
"They suggested I drive onto stage in a sports car with the 'Don' music playing. When the sports car came in I could hear everyone from my own fraternity cheering me. "It felt good. Then I danced to my version of 'Yeh mera dil' in 'Don'. After that Helen aunty came in to dance to her own version of 'Yeh mera dil' from the old 'Don'."
Kareena can't stop raving about Helen. "She was so gracious. She was wondering why people were comparing her 'Don' with mine because times have changed. She said my dance was more dazzling and sexy. That was so sweet of her."
Talk veers to Kareena's sister. "Karisma is looking like a million bucks. When she went on stage at the awards event to give Hrithik the best actor award, a collective gasp went up in the audience. She's pencil slim. And so am I these days. I'm working really hard on staying slim."
She is not going for any more holidays. "Except one, for Shahid's birthday on Feb 25," she corrected herself. "Otherwise, I'm raring to get back to work. I've put on my running shoes."
Rakyesh Mehra Gets Best Director Trophy At The Zee Cine Awards
Genting Highlands (Malaysia), April 2. (PTI): Bollywood director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra walked away with the Best Director award for his much acclaimed film "Rang De Basanti" at the 10th Zee Cine awards here.
The movie also bagged the Best Film, Best Editing (P S Bharthi), Best Cinematography (Binod Pradhan), Best Music Director (A R Rehman) and Best Lyricist (Prasoon Joshi) awards at a glittering function late last night.
Hrithik Roshan took away the Best Actor award for "Krrish", while Kajol was given the Best Actress award for "Fanaa".
Another big winner was the movie "Lage Raho Munnabhai", which won six awards for Best Screenplay (Rajkumar Hirani/Abhijit Joshi), Best Dialogue (Rajkumar Hirani), Best Story (Rajkumar Hirani/Abhijit Joshi), Best Actor in a comic role (Arshad Warsi), Critics' Award-Film and Critics' Award-Actor (Sanjay Dutt).
Konkona Sen-Sharma and Abhishek Bachchan received the best supporting actress and actor awards respectively.
The song titled "Beedi Jalaile" from the film "Omkara" was adjudged the Best Popular Track of the year.
The event, attended by most of the Bollywood fraternity, was hosted by Bollywood Director Karan Johar, Actors Saif Ali Khan, Urmila Mantodkar and Shilpa Shetty.
Zee Network, which held the award night overseas for the fourth time after Dubai (2004), London (2005) and Mauritius (2006), also gave away the Life-Time Achievement award to veteran actor-turned-politician Vinod Khanna, while the "ravishing" lady of Bollywood Rekha took home the Forever Diva Award.
The "Badshah" of Bollywood Shahrukh Khan took away the Audience Award for Fun Entertainer and also enthralled the audience with a dance performance from his movies "Don" and "Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna".
Performances by Bollywood stars Aishwarya Rai, Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Saif Ali Khan, Salman Khan and Abhishek Bachchan kept the audience glued to their seats during the award night.
Of all the 37 awards given during the award function, the Golden Trophy Zee Award was renamed as the Zenith Award.
One of the main news items that were carried by the cinema magazines last week was the marriage of Shobhana. The trained Bharatnatyam dancer was said to have got secretly married to a New Delhi-based man who also happens to be a dancer.
According to the rumors, he was a consultant with a private concern who is married and a father of two kids. The said person was rumored to share the stages with Shobhana, assisting her.
When asked about these rumors, Shobana denied them.
"I haven't got married to anybody. I am not prepared to go for a secret marriage. Actually I had little time to get married as my dance school and schedules keeps me too busy. I have dedicated my life completely for dance and my school”, replies her on the gossip talks.
Shobhana, who was last seen in Mambazhakaalam with Mohanlal and Makalkku with Suresh Gopi.
She has recently turned down the offer to appear with Mammootty in Ore Kadal due to her hectic dancing schedules. The national award winning actress has already placed cinema in the back of her priority list and is in full energy pursuing her experiments with her dance styles and teaching student's.
The hot and sexy actress Tabu continues to make waves at the box office. She may be nearing 40 but she has not lost her hot looks and figure. She proved this once again with her recent film ‘Idi Sangathi’.
The 53 annual Flmfare awards were announced this afternoon. Tabu has won the Critics’ award as the Best Actress for her role in the film ‘Cheeni Kum. Amithabh Bachan played the lead role and ad filmmaker Balakrishna directed the film. This is Tabu’s sixth Filmfare Award.
Superstar Mammootty and Meera Jasmine shared the top honours in acting, in the Vanitha Gallup poll awards, announced yesterday. Mohan Lal, the other Superstar of the industry, was selected as the most popular actor of the year 2007, for his outstanding performance in Chotta Mumbai and Hello. Sreenivasan's Katha Parayumbol was named the best film while Sathyan Anthikkaud was selected as best director for his excellent work in Vinodhayaathara.
According to the official press release of Malayala Manorama Group, the award was announced following a poll survey attended by around 75,000 readers of Vanitha, Malayala Manorama and manoramaonline.com.
The readers selected Mammootty for this high honour for his performance in Big B and Ore Kadal. Meera Jasmine's versatile acting in Vinodayatra and Ore Kadal fetched the award for her.
Best Debut Artist - Bhama (Naivedhyam) Best Comedian - Suraj Venjaramoodu (Many Films) Best Villain - Kalabhavan Mani (Chotta Mumbai) Best Singer – K.J.Yesudas (Arabikatha) Best female Singer - Shwetha (Mandaarapoo Mooli and Kolakizhlvili) Best Lyricist - Anil Panachooran (Arabikatha) Best Music Director - M. Jayachandran (Kolakkuzhalvili and Naivedhyam) Best Cinematography - Manoj Pillai (Arabikatha) Best Screenplay – Srinivasan (Katha Parayumbol)
The awards will be given away on the 23rd of this month, in a colorful function that will be attended by prominent personalities from South Film Industry. This year the media group invites Kamal to preside over the function. But the actor yet to be confirmed his presence!
It seems to be the season of making films with stolen stories! In Kollywood, there are four similar cases pending in the court including the one on Rajinikanth's Shivaji. Now it is the turn for Malluwood. The Mammootty starrer film Ore Kadal is also caught in the same problem. Rukhmani, wife of late writer Kumaran has raised a complaint that the story of the film was written by her husband. She claimed that the director and producer have made the film without prior approval from her.
Yesterday, she said, "My husband Kumaran was a known writer in Malayalam. Few months ago he translated the Bengali novel 'Heerag Deepthi' written by Sunil Gangobathyai into Malayalam and titled it as Ore Kadal. He made some changes in the Malayalam version, which were not in the original content.
Now, director Shyam Prasad is directing the film in the same title and story with Mammootty. He didn't event get our permission to use my husband's story. In fact, the copyright for the novel is still in my husband's name. Now he is not alive. So, naturally I'm the owner for the copyright. Now, I'm planning to move the court to seek the ban on the film's shooting.
Shyamaprasad is one of the few directors in Malayalam who believe in making good cinema. His new film Ore Kadal explores the complex web of human relationships.
It stars Mammooty, Narein, Meera Jasmine and Ramya Krishnan in the lead roles. The film produced by Vindhyan in the banner of Rasika Entertainments is distributed by Emil And Eric Entertainments.
Dr. S.R. Nathan (Mammootty) is an internationally acclaimed economist a la Dr. Amartya Sen. Nathan is a thinker and he is focused on fiscal and economic matters and developments. Though an intellectual of the top order, Nathan is a loner and an alcoholic.
Nathan is careless about the way he dresses and often appears shabby. In a strange circumstance, Nathan meets Deepthi (Meera Jasmine) who is married to Narain. Soon the husband and wife get entangled with the economist. Ore Kadal is a very intimate study of man- woman relationship set in modern times.
Says Shayamaprasad: “The film is based on Bengali writer Sunil Gangopadhya’s classic “Heerak Deepti”, a love story set in a very intense and difficult situation”. The film Music is by Ouseppachan, camera is by Azhagappan.
Onam came and went without creating any buzz at the box office. Director Shyamaprasad's offbeat 'Ore Kadal' made it to the top position.
The top five Malayalam films are:
1. 'Ore Kadal' - Director Shyamaprasad's film is about an affair between a megalomaniac social scientist and a simple housewife, with Mammootty, Meera Jasmine and Narein. The film makes it to the top position because of its daring theme and flawless performance by the lead actors.
2. 'Alibhai' - Mohanlal's much-hyped Onam film, directed by his favourite Shaji Kailas, disappoints his fans as it has nothing new to offer.
3. 'Arabikatha' - Director Lal Jose has yet another winner under his belt. The film is about a Leftist forced to go and work in the Gulf. Sreenivasan does a good job as the hero.
4. 'Kichamani MBA' - Suresh Gopi tries to change his image by trying his hand at the comedy, directed by first time director Samad Mankada.
5. 'Naivedyam' - Veteran director Lohithadas tries a tested formula of a love story with newcomers, including Vinumohan, actor Saikumar's nephew. The story does less than justice to the talent of newcomers.
The 52nd Annual Filmfare Awards were held in Mumbai on Saturday evening (February 24). This time round the awards ceremony has had a ‘makeover’, with the event being a closed-door black-tie one.
Hrithik beat SRK to it
2006 proved that the new superstar on the block was Hrithik Roshan. And so it came as no surprise when Hrithik won this year's Filmfare award for Best Male Actor in a leading role for ‘Dhoom 2’. Hrithik, who was also nominated for his performance in ‘Krrish’, underplayed his contribution as expected.
“It feels great, its Filmfare, its an acknowledgment of all the hard work that we all put in as a team in Dhoom 2, and I stand here as a symbol of that team work,” said Hrithik.
Hrithik beat competitors like Aamir Khan, Sanjay Dutt and Shahrukh Khan. SRK, who was nominated for ‘Don’ and ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’and is well-known for his love for awards, didn't seem too concerned about losing out.
“No, no, no. I am never disappointed, see my logic is very simple. If I get it the awards look good, if I don't get it they don't know what they're doing...nah (laughs). I had a great time, I think (Hrithik) deserved it completely. I'm ok, as long as I am entertaining people,” said SRK.
Kareena wows critics again
Kajol with comeback film ‘Fanaa’, walked away with Best Female Actor female in a leading role. On the other hand, Kareena Kapoor's Desdemona turn in ‘Omkara’ got her the Critic's Award for Best Actress.
“In the critic's category, it’s my third award. So I think I'm always on their good side. And I think Omkara was a film which deep down in my heart, I always hoped I would get acknowledged for, because the whole team worked really hard to make a different kind of a film,” gushed Kareena.
Actress Vijayashanthi has silenced her critics by entering into her new home in Hyderabad. Political activist has constantly criticized her for staying in Chennai and talking about Telangana.
In a bid to silence her critics. Vijayashanthi has rented a house in Jubilee Hills. She will use the house as both her residence and Party office. She also formally launched the membership drive for the Talli Telangana party.
2011/10/8 9:14:31 Veteran actor Anupam Kher says he will receive the Kalidas Samman, an arts award presented annually by the Madhya Pradesh government.
"Have to share this great news. I have been chosen for this year's Kalidas Samman (award) in the field of theatre. #KucchBhiHoSaktaHai (sic)," Anupam posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.
The 56-year-old, who has spent nearly three decades in the film industry, has featured in over 300 films so far. An alumnus and former chairperson of the National School of Drama, he also runs an acting academy. (IANS)
For quite some time now, Meera Jasmine had been walking into one big problem after the other. The most recent one was the rumor about her marriage.
Not many know this but she had also been involved in spiritual activities for a long time now. Rumors of this started when her problems with her family surfaced. Since the, she had been a regular at the ashram of a lady spiritual teacher in Kochi. There were times when Meera Jasmine had hinted that she is able to find peace and is able to deal with her problems better after paying a visit to the ashram.
The actress is balancing her time between 'Orey Kadal', her film with director Shyam Prasad and 'Kolkotta News'. Shooting of the latter will come to an end soon. 'Orey Kadal' is being shot in Chennai. Mammootty is the hero.