Vijay, Nayanthara rock Kochi!
It was the mother of all events in Kochi. Tamil superstar Ilayathalapathy Vijay, glamour queen of south India Nayanthara, Malayalam Megastar`s Mammootty and Mohanlal on the same stage receiving the prestigious Mathrubhumi film awards!
The crowd went berserk seeing Vijay, the most popular Tamil actor and the king among non malayalee actors in Kerala, as he lighted the traditional Kuthuvilakku in the presence of `Mathrubhumi` editor P.V Chandran and Managing director and Janatha Dal strongman Veerendra Kumar.
Later old timers were saying that they have never seen such kind of a crowd even for political meetings held at Marine Drive!
The `Mathrubhumi` event managers pulled off a coup when they had Kerala`s mass hero the one and only Mohanlal giving award to the man of the masses Vijay, while the greatest actor in Malayalam cinema, the dashing Mammootty presenting Nayanthara the south Indian glamour queen with her award.
`Mathrubhumi`, a leading Malayalam daily and one of the best known newspapers in the country, had from this year started an award for Tamil films. Nearly 37,000 people turned up at the open air Marine Drive in Kochi, to see mainly Vijay get the best actor and Nayanthara the best actress awards for Pokkiri and E respectively.
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