Playback icon Asha Bhosle, acting sensation Vidya Balan, 'Flying
Sikh' Milkha Singh, evergreen actor Mohanlal, dance wonder Prabhu
Deva came together at the same event for the first time to receive
Awards at the glittering Amrita Film Awards Night which will be
telecast in two parts on 9 and 10 June from 6.30 pm on Amrita TV.
star studded show's Awardees represented a unique blend of the best
of mainstream cinema alongwith the rising stars from new-gen Malayalam
cinema. Thus Dileep, Jayaprada, Thilakan, Sarada rubbed shoulders
with the talent brought to the fore by the new wave currently washing
over Malayalam Cinema, notably 'Traffic', 'Chappa Kurishu', 'Salt
n Pepper' and 'Beautiful', which claimed a major chunk of
crowd was in raptures when Asha Bhosle sung lines from her unforgettable
hits including a Malayalam song. Milkha Singh regaled the audiences
with his soul-stirring speech claiming that he loved Kerala the
most as it had produced remarkable athletes like PT Usha, Anju George,
Shiny and Valsamma. The spontaneous charm, humility and energy of
Vidya Balan mesmerised the show. The three of them were bestowed
with the "Amrita Award for Outstanding Contribution" in
their respective arenas.
visual spectacle was embellished by the unbelievable displays of
grace and balance by Ability Unlimited's artists whose breathtaking
acts were performed on wheel chairs and crutches ,which left even
the most accomplished cinema legends in the audience tongue-tied.
songs and dances added more sparkle to the glitzy star-strewn night
with Navya Nair, Aparna, Sruthilekshmi and Shalin coming together
in a dance medly in honour of Asha Bhosle; Shamna Kasim giving a
splendid tribute in dance to Vidya Balan; African Acrobatic dances
by troupes from the Dark Continent; Fire Dances and UV-Light Dances
from the Russian team; individual and team performances by Roma,
Thanushree; rendering of their award winning songs by Unni Menon
and Manjari ;a string of hit numbers from Karthik, and a couple
of uproarious skits by the irrepressible comedians Indrans, Prem
Kumar and team, reducing the audience to helpless laughter.
Amrita Film Awards show to be aired this weekend promises to be
an unforgettable experience for Amrita TV viewers across the globe.