Film awards announced
By Our Special Correspondent
CHENNAI, JULY 17. The Tamil Nadu Government on Sunday announced the film
awards, including the best film, actor, actress and technicians for 1998.
According to an official press release, a committee headed by Justice Mr. P. Bhaskar
received 34 entries of which 31 films fulfilled all conditions.
Best Films: Natpukkaga (First prize), Marumalarchi (Second Prize), Unnidathil Ennai
Koduththen (Third prize), Houseful (Special prize) and Kizhakkum Merkkum (Best
portrayal of women).
Best Actor: Sarathkumar (Natpukkaga and Simmaraasi), Best Actress: Roja (Unnidathil
Ennai Koduththen), Special Prize: Karthik (Pooveli and Unnidathil Ennai Koduththen)
and Revathi (Thalaimurai), Villain: Ranjeeth (Marumalarchi), Comedian: Senthil (Jeans).
Child Artist: Master Mahendran (Kumbakonam Gopalu).
Director: R. Parthiban (Houseful), Story Writer: Vikaraman (Unnidathil Ennai
Koduththen), Dialogue Writer: Bharathi (Marumalarchi), Music Director: Babi
(Sollamalae), Lyricist: Arivumathi (Kizhakkum Merkkum), Playback Singer: Malaysia
Vasudevan (En Asai Rasave), and Nitya Sri (Jeans), Cinematographer : M.S.Annadurai
(Unnidathil Ennai Koduththen), Sound Recordist: A.R.Swaminathan (Kadal Mannan),
Editor: M.N.Raja (Houseful), Art Director: Mohan Rajendran (Simmaraasi), Stunt
Master: Mr.Jaguar Thangam (Priyamudan), Choreographer: Raju Sundaram (Jeans),
Make-up: Raju (Veeram Vilaindha Mannu) and Costume Designer: Kasi (Jeans).