52nd Kerala State Film Awards: Full list of winners


Minister of Culture, Fisheries and Youth of Kerala, Saji Cherian has announced the winners of the Kerala State Film Award Friday. The jury for the 52nd edition of the awards was chaired by filmmaker and screenwriter Saeed Akhtar Mirza.

This year, the Kerala State Film Awards jury selected the winners from over 140 films. Here’s a look at who won what:

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 – Hridayam

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


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