Article I : Name
The name of the Association shall be Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA)
Article II : Registered Office
The Registered Office of the Association shall be situated at T.C 16/130/1, P.T.C. Road, Trivandrum -14, Kerala.
Article III : Area of Operation
Area of operation shall be in the State of Kerala.
Article IV : Objectives
Section 1: The main Objectives shall be:-
a. To promote and develop better relations between members and other Associations.
b. To create and develop fellowship among the members.
c. To protect and help to enrich the economical status of the members.
d. To help the members on either superannuation of retirement or disableness or during any distress period on the conditions and rules, from the fund separately maintained for this purpose or from any other fund.
e. To utilize the Association fund for helping the weaker section of the public, by introducing scholarships for educational purposes, housing schemes etc. and also to help by extending financial assistance at the time of natural calamities.
Section 2 : The other objectives shall be -
a. To protect the rights of the members.
b. To insist, maintain and develop self-discipline and professional and social ethics among members.
c. To find out the issues concerning the Artistes, to analyse them and to find out possible remedies.
d. To be an information center regarding the details of Artistes in the industry.
e. To get the benefit of collective effort where individual effort could not succeed.
f. To train and develop the arts of action, dance, music, drama or other arts in the cine field or any other art by establishing colleges or institutes and to pay scholarships, prizes, merit certificates and honoring the scholars.
g. To exchange Artistes, scholars or students of our country with other countries.
h. To publish journals, magazines, etc. for developing Art, Culture, General Knowledge, etc.
i. To provide and develop social and recreational facilities to members.
j. To conduct dramas, star-nights, dance/music performances, group discussions, etc.
k. Protect the members from unemployment and if felt necessary to help the qualified and needy members with financial help on the conditions and rules, from the fund separately maintained for this purpose as a gift.
l. To send and receive ambassadors or Artistes between countries to propagate the Art, Culture and about the Artistes and to develop and maintain better relations with the public and society.
m. To act, if required, as an advisory body to Government Departments connected for the upliftment and development of the film industry and particularly Malayalam film industry.
n. To maintain a library and conduct study circles, workshops, etc. and arrange lectures for the benefit of the members.
o. To assemble and meet, to give lectures, to discuss and to do research.
p. To act as arbitrators in all disputes that may be submitted to them for arbitration by the members and others in the film field.
q. To obtain and furnish statistics regarding the various phases of the Malayalam film industry.
r. To amalgamate the society either wholly or partially and also to affiliate with any other society, having objects altogether or in part similar to those of the society.
s. Generally to purchase or sell, take on a loan or in exchange, hire or otherwise acquire any immovable or movable property and any rights or privileges which the society may think necessary or convenient for any of the purposes for which it is established.
t. To invest and deal with moneys of society not immediately required upon such securities and in such manner, as may from time to time be determined in the best interests of the society.
u. To make, accept, endorse and execute pronotes, Bill of Exchange and other negotiable instruments.
v. To make and give receipts, releases and other discharge for money payable to the society.
w. To do all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects.
We, the several person whose names and addresses are given below, having associated ourselves for the purposes described herein do hereby subscribe our names to this Memorandum of Association to form ourselves into a Charitable Society, under the Travancore, Cochin, Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act, XII of 1955 and set our hands and form ourselves into a Society and we have been duly authorized to make this application by the General Body Meeting dated . . . .
Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA)
Article I : Membership
Member is an Actor Artiste in Feature Films admitted according to the rules and regulations of the Associations, paying the due membership fees and who has not resigned or dismissed from the Association.
Innocent Vareed Thekkethala (1948-2023) , a veteran Malayalam actor, the scrupulous politician and the former MP of Loksabha as well. In his career extending more than five decades, he performed in more than 750 films and is concerned one of the iconic comedian in Malayala cinema as well as few Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and English films.
National Award-winning actor Nedumudi Venu died at the age of 73 at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday. He had been in a critical condition for some time due to liver-related ailments.