Kerala’s Minister of Culture, VN Vasavan, announced on Tuesday that the distribution ceremony of the Kerala State Film Awards has been postponed due to torrential rains in the state. The event was scheduled to take place on August 3. A new date has not yet been announced. The winners of the coveted prizes were announced in May.
Revathy won her first ever Kerala Film State Award in the Best Actress category for her captivating performance in Bhoothakaalam. In the film, she played the role of a single mother, who is trapped in a haunted house with her son.
And this year’s Best Actor award will be shared by Biju Menon and Joju George. Biju won the top prize for her performance in the slow-burning thriller Aarkkariyam. It should be noted that recently, he also won the national award in the Best Supporting Actor category for his performance as Ayyappan Nair in Ayyappanum Koshiyum. Filmmaker and actor Jeo Baby received a special mention from the jury for his performance in Freedom Fight. He had delivered an intense performance as a grotesque megalomaniac and bigoted freshman.
Joju George has won Kerala Film Award for his work in various films including Madhuram, Freedom Fight, Thuramukham and Naayaattu. Additionally, Dileesh Pothan won Best Director for Joji, Sumesh Moor won Best Character Actor – for Kala, Unnimaya Prasad won Best Character Actress for Joji and Hridayam was named Best Film with a popular appeal and aesthetic value.