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Sri Lanka: Eezham Tamil poet gets Indias National Film Award for acting

May 23, 2011 3:36:01 AM - yahoo.com
Well known Eezham Tamil poet VIS Jayapalan received Special Jury Award (national level) at the 58th National Film Awards of India, held on Thursday, for his performance in the Tamil film Aadukalam. The 67-year-old poet and writer acted the role of a cockfight ringleader in the film. The achievement is extraordinary for a debut actor, film critics said. With a face carved out of teak and leather ...