The Mazhavil Music Awards were given away in the presence of luminaries in the fields of music and movies. P Susheela accepted the prize for extensive contribution to the field of music from singer P Jayachandran, who then prostrated before of her.
The awards list are as follows:
Best song : Poomuthole from Joseph
Music director: Sushin Shyam for Kumbalangi Nights
Lyricist: Vinayak Sasikumar for Pavizhamazhaye from Athiran
Best male singer: KS Harisankar for Pavizhamazhaye from Athiran
Best female singer: Sithara Krishnakumar for Mohamunthiri from Madhararaja
Duet: Suraj Santosh & Anne Amy for Uyiril Thodum from Kumbalangi Nights
Special jury award: Deepak Dev
Background music: Lucifer
Debut singer: Yadu S Marar for Omal Thamara from Njan Prkashan
Best song outside a movie: Hrudayangalonnavum, singers: Raza, Begum
The star-studded event was graced by Bollywood singer Shaan, singer KS Chithra, movie director Sibi Malayil, music directors Sarath, Alphonse, Shan Rahman, Ranjin Raj, song writers Vayalar Sarathchandra Varma, Ajeesh Dasan, singers Vijay Yesudas, Shweta Mohan, Najeem Arshad, Kavya Ajith, Sreya, Vaikom Vijayalakshmi, Job Kurian, Siddarth Menon, Ziya Ul Haq, Siju Kumar, Prasida, Sabarish, Francis, actors Manoj K Jayan, Anu Sitara and Miya.
Anna Kitex Group chairman and managing director Bobby M Jacob, South Indian Bank deputy general manager SS Biji, Gateway Beaumonde’s Hairfixing managing director Dr Xavier, TTK Prestige area sales manager MP Nandanan, AVA Cholayil Group state sales manager T Suresh and Exwell Thinner managing partner Paul Thadikkaran presented cash awards.
Keyboardist Stephen Devassy led a fusion music session along with Raajesh Vaidya (veena), Purbayan Chatterji (sitar), Fasal Khureshi (tabla) and Sabarish (violin). Nyla Usha, Midhun and Aswathy were the presenters.
The sponsors were Anna Kitex Group, Medimix Ayurvedic Soap, Otto Formals and Casuals, Gateway Beaumonde’s, South Indian Bank and Exwell Thinner.