Dubai: Matrix Media and the Kerala Film Producers Association
organised the inaugural function of Pearl Awards on Friday. The
event was held at West End Park near the industrial area of Qatari
capital Doha. The park teemed with Indians for the show, which was
held to mark 100 years of Indian cinema and 85 years of Malayalam
cinema, the Gulf Times reported on Saturday.
The inaugural function of Pearl Awards was followed by a concert
and a series of dances and several film personalities from India
entertained the crowd. There were around 50 well-known artists and
other people associated with the South Indian film industry.
Popular Malayalam actor Mammootty, singer KJ Yesudas, music
director Dakshinamoorthy, lyricist ONV Kurup and Bollywood director
Priyadarshan were among those stars, who graced stage on the
Minister MK Muneer of the Indian State of Kerala and former
Kerala Minister and actor KB Ganesh Kumar were also present.
According to Edavela Babu, secretary of the Association of
Malayalam Movie Artists (MAA), around 40 artists from the
association performed at the show.