51st Kerala State Film Awards announced: Here is the full list of winners
The Great Indian Kitchen wins the Best Film award, with its writer-director Jeo Baby gets the Best Screenwriter. Jayasurya and Anna Ben win Best Actor and Best Actress respectively
The results of the 51st Kerala State Film Awards were declared on Saturday afternoon, October 16, 2021, honouring the best of Kerala’s cinema and artists from the year 2020.
The jury of this prestigious awards committee was chaired by actress and director Suhasini Maniratnam, a Tamil Nadu State Film Awardee. Other jury members of this year's Kerala Film Awards include South Indian filmmakers Bhadran, P Sheshadri, musician Mohan Sithara, cinematographer C K Muraleedharan, sound designer M Harikumar, and critic and screenwriter N Sasidharan.
The results were declared by the minister of Kerala Film Development Corporation, Saji Cheriyan, along with the Chalachitra Academy in an event hosted in Thiruvananthapuram.
The Great Indian Kitchen won the award for Best Film, with its writer-director Jeo Baby being declared Best Screenwriter. The Best Actor award went to Jayasurya for his performance in Vellam, and the Best Actress award was given to Anna Ben for her work in Kappela. Sidhartha Siva won Best Director. Sachy directorial Ayyappanum Koshiyum won best popular film.
This year, the Kerala State Film Awards selected its winners from a pool of over 80 films. The full list of winners is as follows:
Best Actor: Jayasurya (Vellam)
Best Actress: Anna Ben (Kappela)
Best Film: The Great Indian Kitchen (Director: Jeo Baby)
Best Popular Film: Ayyappanum Koshiyum (Director: Sachy)
Best Director: Sidhartha Siva (Ennivar)
Best Screenwriter: Jeo Baby
Best Director (Debut): Muhammad Musthafa (Kappela)
Best Editor: Mahesh Narayanan (C U Soon)
Best Music Director: M Jayachandran (Sufiyum Sujatayum)
Best Singer (Male): Shahbaaz Aman
Best Singer (Female): Nithya Mammen
Best Lyricist: Anwar Ali
Best Art Direction: Santosh John
Best Dubbing Artists: Shobi Thilakan, Riya Saira
Special award for women/transgender category: Nanjiamma