Nandi Awards: Mohanlal wins best supporting actor award for Janatha Garage!
The government of Andhra Pradesh has announced the Nandi State Award winners for 2014, 2015, and 2016. The NTR Award was given to legends Kamal Haasan, K Raghavendar Rao and Rajinikanth for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively. Another South Indian legend to bag the Nandi award is Malayalam superstar Mohanlal.
Mohanlal has won the best supporting actor award for his excellent performance in last year’s blockbuster movie Janatha Garage. Jr NTR also bagged the best actor award for the movie. This Kortala Siva directorial was released in September last year and went on to become a massive blockbuster. The movie fetched around Rs 150 crores from its overall business.
Mohanlal played the role of Sathyam, an influential do-gooder who runs Janatha garage, where public could knock the doors for any help. As Sathyam, the legendary actor delivered a restrained yet powerful performance, something which was rarely seen in Telugu cienma. The National award jury considered his performance in Janatha Garage along with Pulimurugan and Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol for bestowing him a special jury award last year.
The huge success of Janatha Garage won Mohanlal scores of fans in the Telugu speaking states. His popularity in Tollywood inspired the makers of Pulimurugan to dub the movie in Telugu. After all the commercial acclaim, it must be heartening to get a State level recognition as well. Mohanlal and Jr NTR winning the awards is another big reason for the makers of Janatha Garage to be proud of.