Vikram has won the state award for best actor in ‘Sethu.’ He has won it for the 2nd time for ‘Pithamagan’ for 2003. “The main reason for my getting this award is director Bala. He gave me a character with no dialogues that still got me the state award. I am very proud and privileged to receive the state award for best actor.”
The Tamilnadu people – iniya Thamizh makkal - had forgotten Bharatiraja but their memories will be jogged for Bharatiraja’s ‘Eera Nilam’ has won best film award for 2003. “I am of course disappointed that this film did not reach the people.
Still, I am delighted that it got recognition from the govt,” said Bharatiraja adding praise that, “This govt is doing good to everyone and fulfilling its duties in a formal way.” Only Laila did not praise Amma. She still can’t get over the surprise of having won best actress award for 2003 for her role in ‘Pithamagan.’
After facing a string of flops, Srikanth is encouraged by receiving the special prize in Best Actor Category for 2003 in ‘Parthiban Kanavu.’ With great happiness he says that, “This is the most precious honor I have received in my life.”
Sangeetha was cast aside as an unlucky actress but director Bala gave her a wonderful role in ‘Pithamagan’ that earned her the special prize in Best Actress Category. Naturally, her hero is Bala. “He gave me a turning point in my career. The honor of this award is entirely due to him.”
Jayam Ravi is thrilled to get best actor recognition for his very 2nd film ‘M Kumaran, son of Mahalakshmi’ for 2004. He thanks everyone including his dad, mom, state govt etc!
Karu Palaniappan can’t get over the fact that his ‘Parthiban Kanavu’ has got 7 awards. His special joy is at getting the award for best director for 2003 for the film. “I am happy to get governmental recognition. And to get recognition for the first attempt is extra fulfilling. To get 7 awards is like seventh heaven!” Palaniappan’s face beams with joy.
By announcing the awards, the state government could be said to have totally charmed the Kodambakkam film industry. Both the giver of the awards and the recipients have the satisfaction of having felled many mangoes with one stone.
We also wish them all the very best!