Asianet film awards 2013 is the 15th edition of the glamorous Asianet film award show held on 20 January 2013, at the Port Trust Stadium, Wellingdon Island, Kochi. The show is an award ceremony organized to commemorate the Mollywood’s sublime artistic and technical performances. The first show held in 1998 and since then it is held annually in various cities across Kerala and sometimes at the international location too. Furthermore, it has gained popularity over the years and currently among the most watched award function across the state.
The award ceremony is organized by Asianet, a Malayalam-language based general entertainment channel from the southern state of Kerala with Ujala being the title sponsor of the ceremony. Cine stars from Mollywood and various South Indian film industries showed up at the 15th edition of the show while mega star Kamal Hassan being the highlight of the event. Kamal Hassan felicitated with the Guest of Honor award by superstars Mammootty and by the managing director of Asianet K. Madhavan. Meanwhile, film director Priyadarshani was also honored by K. Madhavan for his outstanding contribution to Indian film industries. In the cinema category, Usthad Hotel triumphed over other movies to win Best Film Award.
For the second time in a row superstar, Mohan Lal won the Best Actor award for his exquisite roles in the flick Spirit and
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Kavya Madhavan won the Best Actress Award for the successive years for her superb work in the film Bavuttiyude Namathil. And Ranjith once again clinched the Best Director award for his movie Spirit while Best Popular film award also bestowed upon his same movie at the event. In another kind of special honor, Jayaram Subramaniam was felicitated for his 25 years long and incredible film career in multiple languages.
Prakash Raj honored with the Asianet Golden Award. Furthermore, the event also included awards like best playback singer, best supporting actor, best music director, best lyricist, best sound recordist, best editing awards, best script writer, special jury and many more awards were handed over to the winners. The show marked by some vivid performances from leading Mollywood stars and celebrities from various South Indian film industries. The star singer winners also had an opportunity to perform and entertain the audiences who gathered at the event. The event also had Indian cricketer S.Sreesanth as the guest celebrity. Asianet channel broadcasted the show on 2nd& 3rd February 2013 from 6:30 pm onwards.