16 vie for honours in unique reality show
KK Moidu 9pm Saturday, July 25 will see the launch of 'Mammootty: The Best Actor Award 2009,' on Asianet. This purpose of this unique reality show is to find the most talented budding actor/actress in Kerala. Megastar Mammootty will declare the final winners in a grand finale to be held at Dubai during the last week of October 2009.
The programme will be based on Superstar Mammootty's contribution to Malayalam Cinema. In each episode there will be a discussion about the various characters performed by the popular hero from down South India and the closeness of those characters in real life. This is the first time in the history of Malayalam Television Channel, that a programme is named after a living legend of the tinsel world. The contestants were shortlisted from among thousands of applicants and the final 16 were selected by a jury panel headed by film directors and actors, on the basis of auditions held at major cities in Kerala.
The final contestants will compete in the roles performed by Bharath Mammootty and other famous artistes. The cutting edge actor Mammootty's outstanding performances as the Family Hero, Evergreen Youth Hero, The Macho Hero, The Epic Hero, Hero of unusual Characters, Adoptions from Literature Hero, a hero with Humor Touch and other roles will be the yardstick for selecting merit in the contest. Leading film director Siddique and evergreen actress Sheela will chair the permanent panel of judges. Other leading actors from Malayalam film industry such as Jagathy Sreekumar, Siddique, Vijayaraghavan, Nedumudi Venu, Urvasi, Sreenivasan, among others will appear as celebrity judges. Scriptwriters, film directors, critics, writers, psychologists and politicians will encourage, advice and groom the contestants. The presence of Mega Star Mammootty through out the episodes is the major star attraction of the programme.
The final winners will get the chance to act in a movie produced by Mammooty's own production arm Play House Pictures and take home other fabulous prizes. The programmes will be anchored by leading mimicry artistes and mini-screen favourites, Kottayam Nazir and Tini Tom.
Asianet will telecast 'Mammootty: The Best Actor Award 2009' every Saturday from 9pm to 10pm.
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