TPURAM: The Mammootty-starrer �Pazhassi Raja, written by M.T. Vasudevan Nair and directed by Hariharan, has won eight awards at the State film awards for 2009 that were announced here on Tuesday.
�Paleri Manikyam Oru Pathira Kolapathakathinte Katha, directed by Renjith, has won the award for the Best Feature Film and �Raamanam, directed and produced by M.P. Sukumaran Nair, has won the award for the Second Best Feature Film.
Mammoottys role in �Paleri Manikyam won him the best male actor award and its female lead, Shwetha Menon, won the Best Female Actor award.
Jagathy Sreekumar won the special jury award for his contributions to various films. P. Sukumar, who directed �Swa Le, was adjudged the Best Debutant Director and �Ividam Swargamanu, directed by Roshan Andrews, won the award for the Best Popular Film with artistic value.
The awards won by �Pazhassi Raja are the following: Best Director-Hariharan, Best Scenarist-M.T. Vasudevan Nair, Second Best Actor-Manoj K. Jayan, Second Best Female Actor-Padmapriya, Best Film Editor-Sreekar Prasad, Art Director-Muthuraj, Costumer-Natarajan, and Dubbing Artiste-Shobby Tilakan.