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TV critics' awards announced

By Our Staff Reporter

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, FEB. 18. The Kaveri Film Critics Television Awards for the year 2004 have been declared.

The awards were announced by George Onakkoor, jury chairman, at a press conference here today.

"Avicharitham," produced by Prem Prakash and directed by K.K. Rajeev, has been adjudged the best teleserial. The serial wins the P. Sukumaran Memorial gold medal instituted by the association.

The award for the second best teleserial has been won by "American Dreams" produced by Vatsala Shekhar and directed by Shajeyam. This serial has fetched for Ravi Vallathol, the award for the best actor. The award for the best actress went to Archana for her performance in "Avicharitham." The award for the best screenplay and videography also went to the serial. The awards will be received by Bobby-Sanjay and S.Vaidi respectively.

Best telefilm

The best telefilm is "Manasam, directed by Jayan Mulangadu for Netwin productions. `Megham' produced by M.V. Shreyam Sukumar and directed by Saji Surendran for Mathrubhumi television was adjudged the most popular serial. Both these serials were telecast over the Asianet channel.

While the award for the second best actor was shared by Anoop Menon (Megham) and Rajaram (Januvariyil Pookkunna Rose), Mallika Sukumaran (American Dreams) won the award for the second best actress.

`Maanathhekku Parakkan Vaa,' a teleserial for children, produced by Peppin Thomas and directed by M.G. Sasi won the special jury award. The serial was telecast on Kairali channel.

Master Jijeev won the best child actor award for his role in the serial `Kadamattahu Kathhanar.'

Best lyricist

The best lyricist is T.S. Vineeth Potti for the serial `Mizhiyil.' The best music director is C. Jayaraj. The awards for the best male and female playback singers went to Biju Narayanan (Kanner Pookkal) and Jyotsna (Manicheppu) respectively.

In the telefilm category, `Rachiyamma' directed by Harikumar and telecast on Doordarshan won the best telefilm award. It also bagged the awards for the best director and actress (Sona Nair). The best actor award went to M.R. Gopakumar (Kottayathhu Ethra Mathhayimarundayirunnu and Hridayathhilekku).

`Tree of Life' won the award for the best screenplay and the best videography. The awards will be received by Rajesh K. Abraham and S.G. Raman respectively. `Kanner Pookkal' directed by Jose Maveli and telecast by Doordarshan won the special jury award.

Among the music albums, Ragardramayi telecast in Asianet was adjudged as the best. Its director, Baiju G. Melila, became the best `album director.' `Mizhiyil' telecast in Asianet, Surya and Kairali was declared the second best.

In the documentary section, `Mazha' telecast in Indiavision channel was adjudged as the best documentary. `Alliyambal Kadavil' directed by M.S. Naseem and telecast on Kairali channel won the best personality based documentary.

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