Tamil box office prince Ilayathalapathy Vijay, glamour queen of
south India Nayanthara, Malayalam Megastars Mammootty and Mohanlal
shared the same stage on Sunday and received the prestigious
Mathrubhumi film awards!
Mathrubhumi, a leading Malayalam daily and one of the best known
newspapers in the country, has started an award for Tamil films
from this year. More than 30,000 people gathered at the open air
Marine Drive in Kochi, to see the stars like Vijay, get the best
actor and Nayanthara the best actress awards for Pokkiri
and E respectively.
The crowd was gone mad while seen Vijay, one of the most popular
Tamil actors and the familiar among non Malayalee actors in Kerala,
as he lighted the traditional 'Kuthuvilakku' in the presence of
Mathrubhumi editor PV Chandran and Managing Director and Janatha
Dal leader Veerendra Kumar. Some of the invitees told that they
have never seen such kind of a crowd even for political meetings
held at Marine Drive!
Kerala's mass hero Mohan Lal presented the award to Vijay, while
the greatest actor in Malayalam Mammootty presented the award to
Nayanthara. Major Ravi with Prabhudeva received the award for the
best director for Pokkiri.