Ajith’s Mankatha, which released last year and became a super-duper hit, has just won as many as 5 awards in various categories at a function organized in Singapore. The awards ceremony, organized by popular magazine IMN, was held in a grand manner in Singapore in which the likes of actresses Hansika and Shriya Saran danced on stage much to the job of the huge audiences who had come to watch the proceedings.
The event was held on the evening of last Friday and witnessed Ajith’s Mankatha winning a record number of 5 awards. The film, which was also the actor’s landmark 50th film in a career spanning close to two decades, won the awards in the categories of ‘best film’, ‘best director’, ‘best cinematography’. ‘best playback singer (female)’ and ‘best supporting actor’. Suchitra and Premji Amaren won the awards in the last two categories.
Brothers Venkatprabhu and Premji were the happy award-winners. Gangai Amaren, muti-talented personality who is known as a lyricist, music composer, producer and director, won the ‘lifetime achievement’ award to make it a memorable evening for the entire family.
Simbu and Shriya Saran (a surprise selection, many felt) won the ‘best actor’ and ‘best actress’ awards for their performances in films Vaanam and Rowthiram respectively. Jai, who had put in an admirable performance in last year’s Engeyum Eppodhum, won the award for the ‘best upcoming actor’. Actresses Shriya Saran, Hansika, Sandhya and Meghna Naidu danced live on stage for the audience amid thunderous response.