This year’s Kerala State Film Awards was announced on Saturday. Jayasurya (Vellam)bagged the Best Actor award, while Anna Ben (Kappela) was declared Best Actress. The award for best film went to The Great Indian Kitchen.
Noted actress and director Suhasini Maniratnam is the chairperson of the jury. Meanwhile, famous Kannada director P Sheshadri and film maker Bhadran had headed the initial juries. Eighty movies that releasesd last year were in the fray for the awards.
Complete list of winners:
Best Actor: Jayasurya
Best Actress: Anna Ben
Best Film: The Great Indian Kitchen
Best Screenplay (original) : The Great Indian Kitchen
Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value : Ayyappanum Koshiyum
Best Music Director: M Jayachndran
Best Lyricist: Anwar Ali
Best Singer (Male) : Shahbaaz Aman
Best Singer (Female) : Nithya Mammen
Best Director: Sidharth Siva
Best Debut Director : Muhammad Musthafa (Kappela)
Best Character Actress : Sreerekha (Veyil)
Best Child Artist (Female) : Aravya Sharma (Pyali)