Mammootty lights up Onam celebrations in Singapore

Malayalee megastar Dr. Mammootty’s fans in Singapore were in for a treat when the actor visited the island nation to celebrate Onam Nite 2019 last week. 

At an event presented by Singapore Malayalee Association and produced by Asianet, in collaboration with Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, Padma Shri Mammooty made multiple brief appearances on the stage at the August 24 event to wild cheers and whistles from the close to full-house audience. 

The evening was full of entertainment, song and dance as Onam was celebrated with great gusto. 

Mammooty serenading the audience during one of his appearances on stage. From left to right: Kavya Ajit, Ramesh Pisharody, Mammooty, Karthik, Suraaj, Harishankar and Dharmajan. Photo courtesy: Rajeev Variyar

​Taking the audience on a musical journey through popular melodies were youth icons Karthik, Sithara, Kavya Ajit and Harishankar (whose song Jeevamshamaayi from Theevandi was a chart-buster).

Padmashri Mammooty with the guest of Honour and SMA representatives. From left to right: SMA advisor Jayakumar, SMA President Prem, Ambassador Gopinath Pillai, MP Vikram Nair, Asianet MD Madhavan and MC Jewel. Photo courtesy: Rajeev Variyar

There were also dance performances by Asha Sharath, Shamna Kasim and Archana, who danced to both cinematic numbers as well as semi-classical songs, ably supported by a team of passionate dancers from Singapore. 

Picture Credit: Rajeev Variyar
Guest of Honour MP Sembawang GRC Vikram Nair spoke in Malayalam and English as he wished everyone a happy Onam. Photo courtesy: Rajeev Variyar

The comic relief on the evening was provided by the likes of Suraj Venjaramoodu, Ramesh Pisharody, Dharmajan, Tini Tom, Nobi and Pashanam Shaji. 

Padmashri Gopinath Pillai, Ambassador-at-large for the Government of Singapore sharing some insights. Photo courtesy: Rajeev Variyar

The annual affair organised by the Singapore Malayalee Association is always a gala event which has featured Malayalee stars such as Mohanlal, K. J. Yesudas and K.S. Chitra among others in the past.

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Lakshmy Iyer
Lakshmy Iyer – Senior Correspondent, ASEAN & Entertainment

Lakshmy has been contributing regularly as a freelance writer since 2012. Her writing has been an amalgamation of the language, literature and rich cultural experiences of India as well as South East Asia. An Instructional Designer by profession she is passionate about lifelong learning. Art is her medium of reflection. She participates in art exhibitions thus contributing to the local art scene and using this platform, supports social causes in Singapore as well.

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