Mammootty and Peranbu director Ram bag top honours at News 18 Magudam Awards 2019
‘Peranbu’ continues to garner accolades. The film swept top awards at the News 18 Tamil Nadu Magudam Awards 2019. Mammootty was chosen as the best actor and Ram won the award for best director. Kamal Haasan handed over the award and honoured Mammootty at the venue. Aishwarya Rajesh won the award for best actress for her performance in the sports drama, ‘Kanaa’.
It is probably the first of many awards that’s coming Mammootty’s way this year. The superstar was expected to be a strong contender for this year’s National award, however, the jury snubbed ‘Peranbu’ and his performance which led to severe backlash in social medias.
‘Peranbu’ tells the story of an affectionate father and his spastic teenage daughter. Mammootty’s finely measured performance as the doting father whose subtle emotional outbursts that come from his helplessness was widely appreciated. Sadhana, who played the daughter’s part also earned praise from all corners.
Before its theatrical release in February, ‘Peranbu’ was screened at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam (IFFR), Shanghai International Film Festival and the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). It was recently selected for screening at the Korean Indian Film Festival as well.