New gen films corner glory in Kerala state film awards 2020

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A total of 119 films had vied for honours in the state awards for 2020. The jury was headed by renowned cinematographer Madhu Ambattu.

Off-beat films cornered glory in the Kerala state film awards 2020. While Suraj Venjaramoodu won the best actor award, the best actress award has gone to Kani Kusruti.

Venjaramood bagged the award for his outstanding performances in the films Android Kunjappan Version 5.25 and Vikruthi. Kani Kusruti got the distinction for her role in the film Biriyani, written and directed by Sajin Babu.

The 50th Kerala State Film Awards, which was delayed due to Covid-19 pandemic, was announced on Tuesday, October 13 by Kerala's Culture Minister AK Balan.

The Best Film award went to Vasanthi, directed by the Rahman brothers. The Best Director award was bagged by Lijo Jose Pellissery for Jallikattu. Fahadh Faasil and Swasika Vijay won the awards in the Best Supporting Actors category.

The second best film award went to Kenjira. Ratheesh Balakrishnan Poduval has won the best debut director award for Android Kunjappan Version 5.25. The jury of Kerala Film Awards was headed by renowned cinematographer Madhu Ambattu. A total of 119 films had vied for honours this year.

Here’s the full list of awards:

Best Film Book: PK Rajasekharan

Best Film: Vasanthi directed by Rahman Brothers, produced by Shinoz and Sajaz Rahman

Second Best Film: Kenjira directed by Manoj Kana

Best Director: Lijo Jose Pellissery for Jalikattu

Best Story Award: Shahul Aliyar for Vari - The Sentence

Best Male Actor: Suraj Venjaramoodu for Android Kunjappan and Vikruthi

Best Female Actor: Kani Kusruthi for Biriyaani

Best Character Actor (Male): Fahadh Faasil for Kumbalangi Nights

Best Character Actor (Female) Swasika Mikael for Vasanthi

Best Child Actor (Male): Vasudev Satheesh Marar

Best Child Actor (Female): Catherine Biji

Best Cinematography: Prathap V Nair

Best Scriptwriter: Rahman Brothers for Vasanthi

Best Scriptwriter Adaptation: PS Rafeek for Thottappan


Best Music Composer: Sushin Shyam for Kumbalangi Nights

Best Male Singer: Najeem Arshad for a song in Kettiyyol Aanente Malaka

Best Female Singer: Madhusri Narayanan for a song in Kolambi

Best Lyricist Award: Sujesh Hari for Sathyam Paranja Viswasikkuvo

Best Art Director: Jotish Sankar for Kumbalangi Nights and Android Kunjappan

Best Dubbing Artiste male: Vineeth (actor) for Lucifer and Marakkar

Best Female Dubbing Artiste: Sruthi Ramachandran for Kamala

Best Debut Director: Ratheesh for Android Kunjappan Version 5.25

Special Jury Award (Male): Nivin Pauly for Moothon

Special Jury Award (Female): Anna Ben for Helen and Priyamvadha for Thottappan

Image Credit: New Indian Express

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