Malayalam superstar Mohanlal was honoured with the annual best
actor award by AMMA in a function at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the
United Arab Emirates. Noted poet O.N.V. Kurup presented the
citation to Mohanlal. Mohanlal grabbed national attention recently
when he was recommended to the Defence Ministry for the honorary
title of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army (TA), a
citizen's force of the Indian army.
Meera Jasmine received the best actress award for from Gopa
Kumar of Al Rwabi. For his comprehensive contribution to Malayalam
cinema, Thilakan received an award from Moosa Haji. AMMA treasurer
and popular actor Mukesh received the best supporting actor award
for his performances in Katha Parayumbol (directed by M. Menon and
written by Sreenivasan) and Innathe Chinthavishayam (Satyan
The best music director award went to M. Jayachandran for Kadha
Parayumbol and Madambi. Samvritha Sunil was given the best
supporting actress award for Thirakkatha and Minnaminnikoottam.
Salim Kumar received the best comedian award for his performance in
Kadha Parayumbol and Mulla; Sai Babu was presented the best
costumer award for Kurukshethra. Best playback singer awards went
to Vineeth Sreenivasan and Swetha.
Sreenivasan, Innocent, Bhama, Sreedevika, Parunthu Jayan, Major
Ravi, M. Mohanan, M. Jayachandran, M.J. Radhakrishnan, E.M. Ashraf,
Santhosh Damodar also received various awards in the function.
After the awards ceremony, a musical fiesta was presented by
singers Rimi Tomy, Manjari, Sweta, Anwar, Raji Damodar and Kollam