Thiruvananthapuram: Yesteryear Malayalam film director J Sasikumar
has been selected for Kerala's highest film honour - JC Daniel
The JC Daniel award is the state's version of nation's topmost
film honour, Phalke award. Sasikumar, who holds a record for
directing as many as 141 films, is known for his Box-Office hits of
the 1960s and 70s, most of them featuring Kerala's "ever green" hero Prem Nazir in the lead role.
The award, instituted in memory of father of Malayalam cinema JC
Daniel, was announced by minister for cinema KB Ganesh Kumar here.
The annual award, given for outstanding contributions to Malayalam
cinema, carries a purse of Rs 1 lakh, citiation and memento. The
selection was made by a jury headed by music director MK
Expressing happiness for being chosen for the honour, Sasikumar
said he was dedicating the award to the memory of Premnazir, who
showered on him brotherly affection inside and outside the film