You know how desperation can make you mad? This post is a result of one of those insanity trips. I searched and searched in vain online to find a compilation of all the actors from Malayalam cinema who have been recipients of the Bahadoor Award for contributions to the industry and came up with disjointed and haphazard entries across. The frustration and the ensuing helplessness was indescribable. Through learned peers offline and online, I have managed to put together the recipients of the Award since its inception in 2002. The The Bahadoor Foundation, I learn, seems to be chaired by Director Kamal, and has Dr. P.A Muhammed Syed as the current President of the Trust. It usually announces and holds the award function in May, as 22nd May marks his death anniversary.
The Award carries a purse of Rs.50,000, citation and a statuette. Also, if you are reading this, and have knowledge of a book titled Ningaludey Bahadur, Njangaludey Kunjikka by Arifa, Bahadur’s sister, or can direct me to a source where I can purchase a legal copy, please do let me know. It would be highly appreciated.
So, here is the list. Any corrections, please do let me know.
|2006||Jose Prakash ,|
KPAC Lalitha being awarded the Bahadoor Award 2011
The latest recipient KPAC Lalitha’s role as Bahadur’s wife in Vazhvey Maayam is one of the most memorable roles of a marital relationship in Malayalam cinema, according to me.The only ‘odd’ one in the list seems to be Resool Pookkutty, our very own ‘Academy Man’, – guess it must have been another one in the long list of felicitations and awards he was bestowed upon post his win at the Academy Awards that year.
Here is Kaattum Poyi from Vazhvey Maayam (1970).