The who is who of Tamil cinema were on Tuesday presented with the State Government awards, for the years 2005 and 2006, with almost all the big names including `superstar’ Rajnikant and Kamalhassan receiving Best Actor awards for respective years.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi gave away the awards this evening. Rajnikant was selected Best Actor for 2005 for his portrayal as a psychiatrist dealing with the leading lady suffering from split personality.
Actor Kamalhassan bagged the award for 2006, for his movie “Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu,” where he tracks down two psycho serial killers.
The actors were presented with gold medallions and certificates.
Similarly, actors Surya and Vijay were also honoured with awards for their performance in “Gajini”, and “Thiruppachi”, respectively.
Jothika, for her scintillating performance as a person suffering from split personality, in ‘Chandramukhi’ bagged the Best Actress award for 2005 while Priya Mani, for her rustic portrayal of a village girl in the smash hit ‘Paruthiveeran’ bagged the award for 2006.
Jothika’s husband Surya received the award on her behalf.
Other awardees include Vivek and Vadivelu (Best Comedian 2005 and 2006 respectively), Prakashraj (Best Villain 2005) Shankar (Best Director 2005, for Anniyan) actor Ajith Kumar (MGR Award) and Vikram (Nadikar Thilagam Sivaji Award).
Chief Guest of the evening, Governor Surjit Singh Barnala rued the piracy in cinema field when he said that it caused huge losses to producers. Source: Hindu