Mohanlal has been chosen for this year's Sree Chithira Tirunal award, instituted by the Sree Chithira Tirunal Trust in fond memory of the late King of Travancore. The award includes a cash price of one lakh rupees and a citation.
Mohanlal's latest Tamil movie Unnaipol Oruvan with Kamal Hassan has garnered a good opening at the box office and has got rave reviews regarding the treatment and the superb acting skills of the stalwarts. Unnaipol Oruvan is a remake of the Hindi movie A Wednesday.
Sree Chithira Tirunal award was instituted in 2006 to honour those people who have rendered exceptional contributions in the field of art, science, literature, medicine, education and cinema. M S Swaminathan, ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair and National Security advisor M K Narayanan are some of those who have received this award earlier.