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2005 Awards


Baradwaj Rangan gives his awards to people and movies from 2005. Here are some excerpts from the Malayalam section.

Producer’s Darling of the Year: Awarded to Mammooty. The man just can’t stop giving hits — Rajamanickam, Thommanum Makkalum, Nerariyan CBI, Thaskaraveran…

Person Most in Need of an Audience Verdict: Awarded to Mohanlal. He had two hits (Udayananu Tharam and Naran) and cancelled out their impact with two misses (Udayon and Chandraolsavam). So, do they like him, or don’t they?

Newcomer of the Year, Male: Awarded to Suresh Gopi, who reinvented himself and staged a stunning comeback with Bharathchandran IPS.

Newcomer of the Year, Female: Awarded to Dilip. He played a man with a woman’s mannerisms in Chandupottu, and managed to draw both men and women to theatres.

Exporter of the Year: Awarded to the state of Kerala, which beat Mumbai in the sheer number of actresses sent across to Tamil cinema. Nayantara, Renuka Menon, Nitya Das, Asin…

Read the whole thing. hilarious.

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