THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Atlas Film Critics TV Awards have been announced. “Sree Guruvayoorappan” (Soorya TV), produced by M.Ranjith and directed by Vayalar Madhavankutty bagged the Best TV Serial Award. Santhivila Dinesh is the best director. Kollam Thulasi and Chippy bagged the best actor and actress awards respectively. “Swami Ayyappan” was adjudged as the best popular serial.
Announcing the awards here on Friday, Atlas Group chairman M.M.Ramachandran and jury chairman George Onakkur said that “Chilluvilakku’’ by Santhivila Dinesh and Sibi Yogiyaveedan’s “Vishudha Alphonsamma” shared the Second Best Serial Award. Bijulal’s “The Way” was adjudged as the best tele-film. The award for the best serial comprise a cash prize of Rs 20,000 and second best serials, best director and best tele-film would be given a cash prize of Rs 10,000 each. “Parameswara Vijayam, Oru Chuttikkatha” directed by P.R.Sreekumar has bagged the award for the best documentary. The award comprise a cash prize of Rs 7,500. The second best tele-film, second best documentary, tele-film director and documentary director will get a cash prize of Rs 5,000 each. Other awardees will get a cash prize of Rs 3,000 each.
Other awards: Second best actor: Shammi Thilakan (Oru Veedum Orupadu Visheshangalum), second best actress: Lena (Chilluvilakku), child artist: Akhila R.Anand, Script writer, Sreevalsan (Sree Guruvayoorappan), cinematographer: Anpumani (Mukhamukham), editor: Venugopal (The Way), lyricist: Poovachal Khadar (Chilluvilakku), music director: Jerry Amaldev (Oruveedum Orupadu Visheshangalum), art director: R.K.Radhakrishnan (Swami Ayyappan), second best tele-film: Daivathinte Melvilasam and Karimottukal, best tele-film director: Bijulal, second best documentary: ‘’Kannuchimmathe Kargil”, best documentary director: Konni Sreekumar (Kannuchimmathe Kargil), narrator: Rajani Varrier, Special jury awards: Documentary: Ulkazhcha, presentation: Aleena Padikkal. Baiju Devaraj of V-Trax was selected for the T.N.Gopinathan Nair Memorial gold medal for best contribution to the television field.
The awards would be distributed at a function to be held here in May. The Atlas Film Award function would be held at Attingal on April 17. Association president Thekkinkadu Joseph and general secretary Mannarakkayam Baby also attended the news conference.