Best Tamil films of 2012 get awards
By Express News Service | Published: 31st July 2013 08:51 AM |
While Indian Cinema is close to celebrating its 100th year, the Tamil Nadu Murpokku Ezhuthaalar Kalaignargal Sangam (Tha Mu Ea Ka Sa) presented awards to the best Tamil films of 2012 at an award function held recently.
This year films such as Vazhakku Enn 18/9, Neerparavai and Saattai directed by Balaji Shakthivel, Seenu Ramasamy and M Anbazhagan respectively were chosen as best films of 2012 while Madhubaanakkadai, a debut effort from Kamalakannan was chosen as the best ‘New effort in Tamil cinema’.
Apart from mainstream movies, short-films and documentaries were also chosen for various awards. The short-film Mouna Mozhi directed by Jayachandra Hashmi was chosen for the Pa Ramachandran Memorial Award while documentary film Naali directed by Ra Murugavel and Lakshmanan were also chosen for the same award. The duo are already popular for translating the book The Confessions of an Economic Hitman into Tamil as Oru Porulaadhaara Adiyaalin Oppudhal Vaakkumoolam and penning the first poetry collection in a tribal language titled Odiyan.
Speaking to City Express, the organiser of the event said, “Whenever a good creation arises in Tamil arena, be it literary or artistic or cinema, we from the Tha Mu Ea Ka Sa never fail to appreciate them. Hence, we distribute awards to such good work every year.”
Eminent personalities such as poet Nandhalala and Sahitya Akademi award winner writer Su Venkatesan were present during the occasion.