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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

National Film Award for Best Actor

Actor With Most Awards - Thrice

Kamal Haasan -Moondram Pirai(1983) ; Nayagan (1988 ) and Indian ( 1997 )

Mammooty -Mathilukal & Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha ( 1990 ) ; Ponthan Mada & Vidheyan (1994 ) and Dr. Ambedkar(1999)


Oru Vadakkan Veeragtha                                     

Ponthan Mada


Dr Ambedhkar

Amitabh Bachchan - Agneepat ( 1991 ) ; Black ( 2006 ) and  Paa ( 2010 )




Oldest winner

Premji (80 Years) for " Piravi" - Malayalam (1989)

Youngest winner

Dhanush (27 Years) for "Aadukalam - Tamil (2010)

National Film Award - Best Tamil Film

Director K Balachander's Movies has won Four Times(1969;1975;1981 & 1984)



Director Mani Rathnam's Movies has won Three Times(1986;1990 & 2002)


 Director Bharathiraja's Movies has won Twice(1985 & 1995)

 Director Balu Mahendra's Movies has won Twice(1987 & 1991)



Actor/Director Parthibhan's Movies has won Twice(1989 & 1998)


Director Ghana Rajasekaran Movies has won Twice(2000 & 2007)


Director Santhana Bharathi's Mahanadhi(1993)

Director Bharathan's Thevar Magan(1992)

Director Agathiyan's Kadhal Kottai(1996)

Director Bala's Sethu ( 1999 )

Director Vasantha Balan's Veyyil ( 2006 )

Director Gautham Menon's Varanam Aayiram ( 2008 )

Director Pandiraj's Pasanga ( 2009 )

Director Seenu Ramasamy's Thenmerkku Paruvakatru ( 2010 )

Dadasaheb Phalke Award

The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India's highest award in cinema given annually by the Government of India for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema. It was instituted in 1969, the birth centenary year of Dadasaheb Phalke,considered as the father of Indian cinema.
The award for a particular year is given during the end of the following year along with the National Film Awards. The award comprises a Swarna Kamal (golden lotus) medallion, a cash prize of 1 million and a shawl.

Following are the recipients of the award from the South-Indian film Industry

L V Prasad
B Nagi Reddy
Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Sivaji Ganesan
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
D Rama Naidu
K Balachander

Monday, May 30, 2011

Cast Away (2000):starring Tom Hanks

Cast Away tells the story of Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks), a Federal Express engineer embarking on a large assignment boards a delivery plane going overseas which gets caught in a horrendous storm and crashes into the Pacific. The sole survivor Chuck washes up on a remote island along with several Fed-Ex packages that he must use for supplies  His fast-paced life is slowed to a crawl, as he is miles removed from any human contact.Chuck learn to endure the emotional and physical stress of his new life, unsure of when he may return to the civilization he knew before.With limited luxury, he adapts to the island over the course of 1,500 nights. When Chuck finally sees his chance he rafts out on the ocean and fortunately is spotted



World No Tobacco Day - May 31

World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on May 31. It is meant to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption across the globe.The day is further intended to draw global attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects, which currently lead to 5.4 million deaths worldwide annually. The member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) created World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) in 1987.

Ash trays with fresh flowers are a common symbol of World No Tobacco Day

 About 200 million of the world's one billion smokers are women









World No Tobacco Day observed in Chennai

As part of observing “world no tobacco day’ today, the city government general hospital organised a ‘human chain’, which was formed by doctors, nurses, medical and nursing students and workers in front of Madras Medical College.