The 48th Kerala State Film Awards: Complete List of Winners

Earlier today in Thiruvananthapuram the 48th Kerala State Film Awards (for the year 2017) were announced by minister A.K.Balan. Films like Mahesh Narayan‘s Take Off, Lijo Jose Pellissery‘s yet to be released Ee.Ma.Yau, Rahul Riji Nair‘s Ottamuri Velicham & Ranjan Pramod‘s Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu 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 filmmaker T.V.Chandran and the rest of the jury members included director Dr.Biju, sound designer Vivek Sachidanand, director Manoj Kana, cinematographer Santosh Thundiyil, music composer Jerry Amaldev, writer Cheriyan Kalpakavadi, director M.Rajeev Kumar, actress Jalaja,and Kerala Chalachitra Academy secretary Mahesh Panju. The awards will be presented later this year.

Here’s the list of award winners:

Best Film: Ottamuri Velicham

Best Second Film: Aedan

Best Popular Film: Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu

Best Director: Lijo Jose Pellissery (Ee.Ma.Yau)

Best Actor: Indrans (Aalorukkam)

Best Actress: Parvathy (Take Off)

Best Character Actor: Alencier Ley Lopez (Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum)

Best Character Actress: Pouly Valsan (Ottamuri Velicham, Ee.Ma.Yau)

Best Debut Director: Mahesh Narayan (Take Off)

Best Children’s Movie: Swanam

Best Child Artiste (male): Abhinand (Swanam)

Best Child Artiste (female): Nakshatra (Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu)

Best Cinematographer: Manesh Madhavan (Aedan)

Best Story: M.A.Nishad (Kinar)

Best Original Screenplay: Sajeev Pazhyoor (Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum)

Best Script Adaptation: S.Hareesh, Saiju Surendran (Aedan)

Best Lyrics – Prabha Varma (song ‘Oolathil Melathal‘ from Clint)

Best Music Director: M.K.Arjunan (Bhayanakam)

Best Background Score: Gopi Sundar (Take Off)

Best Singer (Male): Shahabaz Aman (‘Mizhiyil Ninnum‘-Mayaanadhi)

Best Singer (female): Sithara Krishnakumar (‘Vaanamakalunnuvo‘-Vimaanam)

Best Choreography: Prasanna Sujit (Hey Jude)

Best Editor: Appu Bhattathiri (Ottamuri Velicham, Veeram)

Best Art Director: Santhosh Raman (Take Off)

Best Sound Design: Renganaath Ravee (Ee.Ma.Yau)

Best Sound Mixing: Pramod Thomas (Aedan)

Best Sync Sound: Smijith Kumar P.B (Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu)

Best Processing Lab/Colourist: Chitranjali Studio (Bhayanakam)

Best Makeup Artist: Ranjith Ambady (Take Off)

Best Costume Design: Sakhi Elsa (Hey Jude)

Best Dubbing Artiste (male): Achu Arun Kumar (Theeram)

Best Dubbing Artiste (female): Sneha.M (Eeda)

Special Jury Award: Vinitha Koshy (acting for Ottamuri Velicham)

Special Jury Mention: Vijay Menon (acting-Hey Jude), Master Ashanth K.Shah (acting-Lalilbela), Master Chandrakiran G.K (Athishayangalude Venal), Joby A.S (acting-Mannamkattayum Kariyilayum) 

Best Book on Cinema: V.Mohanakrishnan (Cinema Kaanum Deshangal)

Best Article on Cinema: A.Chandrasekhar (Realisathinte Yadharthyangal)

Special Jury Mention-Article on Cinema: Rashmi.G, Anil Kumar K.S (Vellithirayile ‘Laingikatha’ Kamanakalude/Kambolathinte Rashtriyam)

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