The Malayalam industry celebrated the 100 years of Indian Cinema in Chennai yesterday, September 23. Almost all the actors who had contributed to the growth of the industry made their presence felt at the grand event. Mammootty, Mohanlal and Jayaram anchored the function. Many profound celebrities were honoured at the event.
Stars like Kamal Hassan, Madhu, KPAC Lalitha, Urvashi, Suhasini, KS Chithra, Sheela, Sarada, Kunjan, Rekha, Abhirami, TR Omana, IV Sasi, Poornima Bhagyaraj, Parvathi Jayaram, Lizy Priyadarshan, Madhavi, Ambika and many others were present to grace the occasion.
Young stars like Rima Kallingal, Nazriya Nazim, Meera Nandan, Vishnupriya, Isha Sherwani, Akhila, Amala Paul and Vineeth gave stunning dance performances, which enthralled the audience.
Actors like TR Omana, Sarada, Sheela, Madhu and many others were honoured at the event. Mohanlal and Mammootty jointly honoured Madhu, who was celebrating his 80th birthday. Madhu said that he is very much blessed to be a part of the event, which marked the centenary of Indian cinema.
The function were organised in Kerala style. The guests were welcomed with Ganapathi Sthuthi and Kalaripayittu. The stars gave four hour long stunning performances to show their gratitude towards their senior actors. Most of the stars were dressed in Kerala kasavu mundu, sarees and chudidhars to show their respect towards the industry.
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The legendary stars - Mohanlal, Mammootty and Kamal Hassan blessed the event with their presence. Kamal Hassan said in his speech that he is very much thankful to the Malayalam cinema, which has contributed to the growth of his career.
A large number of audience were present to show their gratitude to the industry. Mollywood was the last to perform from the South.
The event kicked off with a Ganapathi Sthuthi. The dance performance was enjoyed by all.
Akhila With Kalaripayatu
Actress Ahkila performed Kalaripayatu at the event which was the show stealer.
Amala Paul gave a dance performance which was very impressive.
Bollywood actress Isha Sherwani, who made her Mollywood entry with Anju Sundarikal, also performed at the event.
Meera Nandan, Vishnupriya and Remya Nambeesan
Meera Nandan, Vishnupriya and Remya Nambeesan gave a stunning dance performance at the 100 years of Indian Cinema Celebrations.
Rima Kallingal made her presence felt at the event with her dance performance.
Vineeth, Nazriya and Manikuttan
Vineeth, Nazriya Nazim and Manikuttan shaked their legs for the tunes of the 80s which gave a nostalgic feeling to many of the stars.
Mammootty And Sarada
Mammootty honoured Sarada, the yesteryear actress at the event.
Mohanlal And IV Sasi
Mohanlal honoured director IV Sasi at the event.
Mammootty And Sheela
Mammootty honoured actress Sheela at the 100 years of Indian Cinema Celebrations.
Mohanlal And TR Omana
Mohanlal honoured actress TR Omana for the contribution towards the Malayalam industry.
Parvathi And Abhirami
Parvathi Jayaram and Abhirami were present at the 100 years of Indian Cinema Celebrations.
Poornima Bhagyaraj was also present at the event.
Suhasini, Urvashi and Rekha
Suhasini, Urvashi and Rekha, who were the stunning heroines of their time, also graced the function with their presence.
Ambika And Karthika Nair
Yesteryear actress Ambika and Karthika Nair at the event.