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51st Kerala State Film Awards: The full winners list

Here is the full list of winners of prestigious 51st Kerala State Awards.

By: Entertainment Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: October 17, 2021 10:28:37 pm
The Kerala State Film Awards 2020 winners have been announced.

Kerala’s Minister for Film Development Corporation and Chalachitra Academy Saji Cheriyan on Saturday announced the winners of the Kerala State Film Awards 2020. The jury for the 51st edition of the awards was headed by actor-filmmaker Suhasini Maniratnam.

Despite all the obstacles caused by the pandemic, the competition saw as many as 80 movies competing for awards in various categories compared to 119 entries in the last edition.

As expected, director Jeo Baby’s path-breaking family drama The Great Indian Kitchen was announced as the best film. And Jeo Baby also bagged the award for the best screenplay (original).

Late director K. R. Sachidanandan aka Sachy’s blockbuster movie Ayyappanum Koshiyum won the award for Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value. Jayasurya took home the Best Actor (Male) award for his performance as an alcoholic in Vellam. And Anna Ben won the Best Actor (Female) for her performance in Kappela.

Minister Saji Cheriyan noted that the distribution of awards and the prize money will take place in December.

Here is the list of winners of the 51st Kerala State Film Awards:

Best Film – The Great Indian Kitchen by Jeo Baby

Second Best Film – Thinkalazhcha Nishchayam by Senna Hegde

Best Picture of Popularity and Art Value – Ayyappanum Koshyum by K. R. Sachidanandan

Best Director –  Sidhartha Siva, Ennivar

Best Actor – Jayasurya, Vellam

Best Actress – Anna Ben, Kappela

Best Character Actor (Male) – Sudheesh, Ennivar

Best Character Actor (Female): Sreerekha, Veyil

Best Child Artist (Male) – Neeranjan S, Kasiminte Kada

Best Child Artist (Female) – Arravya Sharma

Best Story – Senna Hegde, Thinkalazhcha Nishchayam

Best Cinematographer- Chandru Selvaraj, Kayattam

Best Lyricist: Anwar Ali for Malik and Bhoomiyile Manohara Swakaryam

Best Children’s Film: Bonamy by Tony Sukumar

Best Screenplay (Original) – The Great Indian Kitchen by Jeo Baby

Best Debut Director – Muhammed Mustafa, Kappela

Best Music Director – M Jayachandran, Sufiyum Sujatayum

Best Male Singer – Shahabaz Aman, Vellam and Hallal Love Story

Best Female Singer – Nithya Mammen, Sufiyum Sujatayum

Best Background Music – M Jayachandran, Sufiyum Sujatayum

Best Editor – Mahesh Narayanan, CU Soon

Best Art Director- Santhosh Raman, Malik and Pyali

Best Sync Sound: Adarsh Jospeh Cheriyan, Santhoshathinte Onnam Rahasyam

Colourist – Biju Prabhakar, Kayattam

Best Choreography: Lalitha Sobi and Babu Xavier, Sufiyum Sujatayum

Best Male Dubbing Artist : Shobi Thilakan, Bhoomiyile Manohara Swargayajyam

Best Female Dubbing Artist: Riya Sairra, Ayyappanum Koshiyum

Best Make up: Rasheed Ahamed, Article 21

Best Costume Designer: Dhanya Balakrishnan, Malik

Visual Effects: Sariyas Mohammad, Love

Special Jury mentions – Nalini Jameela for costume designing in Bharatapuzha, Nanjiamma for singing Kalakkatha in Ayyappanum Koshiyum and actor Siji Pradeep for his performance in Bharathpuzha.

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