The Mathrubhumi film awards jury has judged Lal Jose"s
campus-based film Classmates as the best film for 2006.
The movie also bagged the best lyrics award for Vayalar Sarath.
The best actor and actress awards go to Mammootty and Padmapriya
for their roles in Palunku and Vadakkumnathan
respectively. Palunku bagged two more awards; these are
best supporting actor for Jagathy Sreekumar and best child artiste
award for Niveditha. Meanwhile, Vadakkumnathan also bagged
three more awards, namely best scriptwriter award for Girish
Puthenchery, best background score for Ouseppachan and a special
award for excellence in acting to Mohanlal.
The best director award went to Sathyan Anthikkad for
Rasathanthram. The film also bagged the best
cinematography award for Azhakappan and the best art director award
for Prasanth Madhav. Filmmaker Major Ravi and producer R.B.
Choudhary have won the special jury award for
Keerthichakra. The technical editor award would be
presented to V. Jayasankar, again for Keerthichakra.
Veteran singer Vineeth Srinivasan has won the best playback
singer award. The Mathrubhumi-PSS Ltd. Film Awards will be
presented during a function organized by the Malayalam daily,
Mathrubhumi in the second week of October.