JC Daniel Award News
MT Vasudevan Nair awarded with JC Daniel Award
The veteran director-screenwriter was honoured by the Kerala government for his contributions in Malayalam cinema
MT Vasudevan Nair, a gifted, well-known and veteran scriptwriter who is popularly known as MT, was given the JC Daniel Award for his overall contribution to Malayalam films. Click here to read more
Veteran Malayalam music composer K Raghavan Master passes away at 99
The Neelakuyil music director would’ve turned 100 on December 2 this year
Veteran Malayalam music composer K Raghavan Master passed away while under treatment at a hospital in Kannur early Saturday. He was 99, and would have turned 100 on December 2, his family said.
Raghavan Master was admitted to the hospital Friday evening Click here to read more
Malayalam actor-director J Sasikumar honoured with JC Daniel award
The doyen of Malayalam cinema, actor-director J Sasikumar has received the JC Daniel Award, for his outstanding contribution to cinema. The award, instituted in memory of JC Daniel, recognises people who have made a significant impact on the film industry. It comes with a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh, a citation and a memento.
The stalwart is known for creating a record of directing the most number of films – 141, most of which have starred the evergreen Prem Nazir in the lead role. Sasikumar said he was extremely happy on receiving this recognition and dedicated it to Prem Nazir for his love and affection throughout.Click here to read more
Jose Prakash passes away
The grand old man of Malayalam films Jose Prakash passed away Saturday afternoon at a private hospital in Kochi, family sources said. Thespian Prakash, 86, will be remembered for his villainous roles in which he smoked a pipe and wore jackets – giving Malayalam films a touch of Hollywood, way back in the late seventies.
Incidentally, Prakash took up singing after voluntary retirement from the British Indian Army. He formed the Kottayam Arts Club, which was basically a musical troupe and in 1953 he sang for the first time in the film Sheriyo Thetto. It was in 1961 that he got his first break in the film Bhakta Kuchela and in 1969 he became the most sought after villain after his role in Olavum Theeravum. There was no looking back for this veteran who has done nearly 400 films, including his work in Tamil. His last film was Traffic that was released last year.Click here to read more