Oct 17 2021

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51st Kerala State film Awards!

The 51st Kerala State Film Awards, presented by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy were announced by the Minister for Cultural Affairs.

Kerala State film awards is most prestigious one for Malayalam film industry.

The Kerala State Film Award jury of this year is headed by the veteran actress-filmmaker, Suhasini Maniratnam. This year, two sub-juries were appointed to watch the initial entries for the awards race. Interestingly, over 80 films that were registered in the year 2020 had entered the Kerala State Film Awards race, this year. Later, the films that were shortlisted from the initial list were recommended for the final jury.


Here the list of Award Winners!

Best Actor: Jayasurya (Vellam)

Best Actress: Anna Ben (Kappela)

Best Film: The Great Indian Kitchen (Director: Jeo Baby)

Best Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: Ayyappanum Koshiyum (Director: Sachy)

Second Best Film: Thinkalazhcha Nishchayam (Director: Senna Hegde)

Best Childrens’ Film: Bonami (Director: Tony Sukumar)

Best Director: Sidhartha Siva (Ennivar)

Best Director (Debut): Muhammad Musthafa (Kappela)

Best Story: Senna Hegde (Thinkalazhcha Nishchayam)

Best Screenplay: Jeo Baby (The Great Indian Kitchen)

Best Character Actor: Sudheesh (Ennivar, Bhoomiyile Manohara Swakaryam)

Best Character Actress: Sree Rekha (Veyil)

Best Editor: Mahesh Narayanan (C U Soon)

Best Cinematographer: Chandru Selvaraj (Kayattam)

Best Music Director (Songs & Background Score): M Jayachandran (Sufiyum Sujatayum)

Best Singer (Male): Shahbaaz Aman (Vellam)

Best Singer (Female): Nithya Mammen (Sufiyum Sujatayum)

Best Lyricist: Anwar Ali (Malik, Bhoomiyile Manohara Swakaryam)

Best Sync Sound: Aadarsh Joseph Cheriyan (Santhoshanthinte Onnaam Rahasyam)

Best Sound Mixing: Ajith Abraham George (Sufiyum Sujatayum)

Best Sound Design: Tony Babu (The Great Indian Kitchen)

Best Processing Lab/Colourist: Liju Prabhakar (Kayattam)

Best VFX: Saryas Muhammed (Love)

Best Dubbing Artist (Male): Shobi Thilakan (Bhoomiyile Manohara Swakaryam)

Best Dubbing Artist (Female): Riya Saira (Ayyappanum Koshiyum)

Best Child Artist (Male): Niranjan S (Kasiminte Kadal)

Best Child Artist (Female): Aaravya Sharma (Barbie)

Best Art Director: Santhosh Raman (Malik)

Best Make-up Artist: Rasheed Ahamed

Best Costume Design: Dhanya Balakrishnan (Malik)

Best Dance Choreography: Lalitha Soby & Babu Xavier (Sufiyum Sujatayum)

Special Jury Award (Singer): Nanjiyamma (Kalakkatha song, Ayyappanum Koshiyum)

Special Jury Award (Costume Designing): Nalini Jameela (Bharathapuzha)

Special Jury Award (Actress): Siji Pradeep (Bharathapuzha)

Best Article On Cinema: Adoorinte Anju Naayaka Kadhapathrangal (John Samuel)

Best Book On Cinema: Aakhyanathinte Piriyan Kovanikal (PK Surendran)

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 artistes from the year 2020.

Compiled by

CJ Rajkumar

Author/ Cinematographer

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