Kalabhavan Mani Memorial Award to director Siddique; The award will be presented on April 3

Kochi: Director Siddique has been honored with the Kalabhavan Mani Memorial Award by the Kalabhavan Mani Memorial Committee. The award consists of Rs 25,000, a plaque and a citation.

The award will be presented on 3 April. Akademi President K Satchidanandan will present the award to Siddiqui at a function to be held at the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Auditorium.

Siddique is one of the finest directors in Malayalam. In the early days of his career, he directed several hit films with Lal under the pen name Siddiqui Lal.

Mammootty will turn an independent director with the film Hitler. Minneet has directed several films in Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi languages.

The last film he directed was Big Brother starring Mohanlal. Apart from being a director, Siddiqui is also a screenwriter and producer.

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