The winners of the 52nd Kerala State Film Awards have been declared

On Friday, the Minister of Culture, Fisheries and Youth of Kerala, Saji Cherian, announced the winners of the Kerala State Film Awards. The jury for the 52nd Kerala State Film Award was headed by filmmaker and screenwriter Saeed Akhtar Mirsa. This year, the Kerala State Film Awards jury chose the winners from over 140 films. Here’s a look at who won the awards:

  • Best Film – Avasavyuham
  • Second Best Film – Nishiddho and Chavittu
  • Best Actor – Biju Menon for Aarkkariyam and Joju George for Madhuram, Freedom Fight, Thuramukham and Naayaattu
  • Best Actress – Revathy for Bhoothakaalam
  • Best Director – Dileesh Pothan for Joji
  • Best Character Actor – Sumesh Moor for Kala
  • Best Character Actress – Unnimaya Prasad for Joji
  • Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value – Hridhyam
  • Best Children’s Film – Kaadakalam
  • Best Screenwriter – Shahi Kabeer for Nayattu
  • Best Screenwriter – Krishand RK for Avasavyuham
  • Best Screenplay (Adapted) – Joji, Syam Pushkaran
  • Best Children’s Film – Kaadakalam
  • Best Child Artist (Male) – Master Adithyan for Niraye Thathakalulla Maram
  • Best Child Artist (Female) – Sneha Anu for Thala
  • Best Music Director (Songs) – Hesham Abdul Wahab for Hridayam
  • Best Male Singer – Pradeep Kumar, Minnal Murali
  • Best Singer – Sithara Krishnakumar, Kaanekkaane
  • Best Music Director (Background Music) – Justin Varghese for Joji
  • Best Lyricist – BK Harinarayanan, Kaadakalam
  • Best Editor – Mahesh Narayanan and Rajesh Rajendran for Naayaattu
  • Best Cinematographer – Madhu Neelakandan for Churuli
  • Best Sound Design – Renganath Ravee for Churli
  • Best Sound Mixing – Justin Jose for Minnal Murali
  • Best Sync Sound – Arun Ashok and Sonu KP for Chavittu
  • Best Choreographer – Arun Lal for Chavittu
  • Best Voice Artist (Female) – Devi S
  • Best Makeup Artist – Ranjith Ambady for Aarkkariyam
  • Best Costume Designer – Melwy J for Minnal Murali
  • Best Art Director – AV Gokuldas for Thuramukham
  • Best Visual Effects – Andrew D’crus for Minnal Murali
  • Best Colorist – Liju Prabhakar for Churuli
  • Special Jury Mention – Jeo Baby for Freedom Fight
  • Special Jury Prize – Sherry Govindan for Avanovilona
  • A special award for promising directorial debut – Krishnendu Kalesh for Prappeda
  • Special award in any category for women/transgender – Negha S for Antharam