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JC Daniel Foundation News

  • | March 25th, 2012

    Jose Prakash passes away

    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

  • | August 12th, 2011

    Mammootty wins Best Actor award for ‘Pranchiyettan and the Saint’

    Mammootty wins Best Actor award for ‘Pranchiyettan and the Saint’

    JC Daniel Foundation awards him for his portrayal of a rice merchant
    Mammootty is on an award harvest, it seems. A fourth National Award may have eluded him, but the megastar of Mollywood is still riding on a high. He has now been adjudged the best actor of 2010, by the JC Daniel Foundation. He won the award for his portrayal of an uneducated but kind-hearted Christian rice merchant in Ranjith’s Pranchiyettan And The Saint. Click here to read more