Navodaya Appachen awarded the JC Daniel Award for 2010

Navodaya Appachan

MC Punnoose aka Navodaya Appachan has been awarded the JC Daniel Award, honoring his lifetime achievements to Malayalam Cinema. Instituted by the Government of Kerala in honour of J. C. Daniel in 1992, it is the most prestigious one amongst the Kerala State Film Awards . From 1998, the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy, an autonomous body under the Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala hosts the award, and has somehow missed it in 2003. Navodaya Appachen needs no introduction for someone weaned on Malayalam films.

The announcement of the Award

From the technically awesome to the commercially admirable projects and talents, be it Fazil and  Mohanlal for starters, owe their careers to Navodaya Studio, and Navodaya Appachen.

Here is a list of all the luminaries in Malayalam Cinema  who have been conferred the JC Daniel Award since its inception in 1992, with TE Vasudevan, the legendary Malayalam Prroducer. Incidentally, Navodaya Appachen would be the third Producer to have been conferred this Award, the other being D Raveendranathan Nair (Achaani Ravi) in 2008 ( Thambu, Estheppan, Kummaatti, Kanchanaseetha amongst other classics).

Winners

Year

T.E. Vasudevan 1992
Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair 1993
P. Bhaskaran 1994
Abhayadev (Ayyappan Pillai) 1995
A. Vincent 1996
K. Raghavan 1997
V. Dekshinamoorthy 1998
G. Devarajan 1999
M. Krishnan Nair 2000
P.N. Menon 2001
Dr. K.J. Yesudas 2002
??? 2003
Madhu 2004
Aaranmula Ponnamma 2005
Mankada Ravi Verma 2006
Dr. P. Ramadas 2007
D. Raveendranathan Nair 2008
K.S. Sethu Madhavan 2009
MC Punnoose ( Navodaya Appachen) 2010
Jose Prakash 2011

And as the thespian mentioned in his interview, may his desire to launch new projects and new movies stay blessed and be realised till Providence decided against.

Update : 3 March, 2011

Malayala Manorama daily reports about the indefinite postponement of the Award ceremony owing to the regulations that have come to effect in view of the State Election guidelines! Strange!

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