The 47th Kerala State Film Awards: Complete List of Winners

Earlier today in Thiruvananthapuram the 47th Kerala State Film Awards (for the year 2016) were announced by minister A.K.Balan. Films like Rajeev Ravi’s Kammatipaadam, Johnpaul George’s Guppy, Vinod Mankara’s Kambhoji and Dr.Biju’s Kaadu Pookkunna Neram were the major winners at the Kerala State Film Awards bestowed by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy.

The jury for the awards this time was headed by veteran cinematographer and Odiya filmmaker A.K.Bir and the rest of the jury members included Priyanandanan, Sundar Das, Sudevan, script writer P.F. Mathews, actor Shanti Krishna, composer and singer V.T. Murali, sound designer Arun Nambiar, critic Dr Meena T. Pillai and Kerala Chalachitra Academy secretary Mahesh Panju. The awards will be presented on 5th September 2017.

Here’s the list of award winners:

Best Film: Manhole

Best Second Film: Ottayaal Paatha

Best Popular Film: Maheshinte Prathikaaram

Best Director: Vidhu Vincent (Manhole)

Best Actor: Vinayakan (Kammatipaadam)

Best Actress: Rajisha Vijayan (Anuraga Karikkin Vellam)

Best Character Actor: Manikandan Achari (Kammatipaadam)

Best Character Actress: Kanchana PK (Olappeeppi)

Best Debut Director: Shanavas K Bavakkutty (Kismath)

Best Children’s Movie: Kolumittayyi

Best Child Artiste (male): Chetan Jaylal (Guppy)

Best Child Artiste (female): Janaki Menon (Kocchava Paulo Ayyappa Coelho)

Best Cinematograpaher: M. J. Radhakrishnan (Kaadu Pookkunna Neram)

Best Story: Salim Kumar (Karutha Joothan)

Best Original Screeplay: Shyam Pushkaran (Maheshinte Prathikaaram)

Best Script Adaptation:

Best Lyrics – ONV Kurup (Kambhoji)

Best Music Director: M.Jayachandran (Kambhoji)

Best Background Score: Vishnu Vijay (Guppy)

Best Singer (Male): Sooraj Santhosh (Thaniye – Guppy)

Best Singer (female): KS Chithra (Nadavathil – Kambhoji)

Best Choreography: Vineeth (Kambhoji)

Best Editor:B.Ajithkumar (Kammatipaadam)

Best Art Director:Gokuldas N.V.S.Nagaraj (Kammatipaadam)

Best Sound Design: Jayadevan Chakkadath (Kaadu Pookkunna Neram)

Best Sound Mixing: Pramod Thomas (Kaadu Pookkunna Neram)

Best Makeup Artist: N.G.Roshan (Naval Enna Jewel)

Best Costume Design: Steffy Xavier (Guppy)

Best Dubbing Artiste (male): Vijay Mohan Menon (Guppy)

Best Dubbing Artiste (female): Thangamanani (Olappeeppi)

Special Jury Award: K.Kaladharan (acting-Ottayaal Paatha)

Special Jury Mention: E.Santhosh Kumar (acting-Aaradi), Surabhi Lakshmi (acting-Minnaminunge), Gireesh Gangadharan (cinematography-Guppy)

Best Book on Cinema: Aju K. Narayanan, Cheri Jacob K (Cinema Muthal Cinema Varae)

Best Article on Cinema: N.P.Sajeesh (Velutha Thirsheelayude Karutha Udalugal)

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