From Biju Menon to Revathy: Here is the list of 52nd Kerala State Film Awards Winners
Biju Menon (Aarkkariyam), Revathy (Bhoothakaalam), Dileesh Pothan (Joji) also figured in the list of winners this year.
52nd Kerala State Film Awards
The winners of the 52nd Kerala State Film Awards were announced on Friday. A host of OTT releases, such as Fahadh Faasil’s Joji, anthology Freedom Fight and Tovino Thomas’ Minnal Murali, found a place in this year’s winners’ list as well. Check out who won the award for acting, directing and more, below:
Dileesh Pothan won the award for Joji, which stars Fahadh Faasil. Adapted from Shakespeare’s drama, Macbeth, the film can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video.
Biju Menon won the Best Actor award for Aarkkariyam. The Amazon Prime Video film also stars Parvathy Thiruvothu and Sharafudheen.
Joju George too bagged the award for Nayattu, Madhuram and Freedom Fight. While Nayattu is available to stream on Netflix, Madhuram and Freedom Fight can be streamed on SonyLIV.
Revathi won the Best Actress award at the state film festival for Bhoothakaalam. Directed by Rahul Sadasivan, it also stars Shane Nigam.
Special Jury Award
Freedom Fight won the Special Jury Award at the 52nd Kerala State Film Awards. The anthology includes films by Jeo Baby, Kunjila Mascillamani, Jithin Issac Thomas, Akhil Anilkumar and Francies Louis. The SonyLIV movie stars Rajisha Vijayan, Joju George, Sidhartha Siva, Srindaa and others.
Best Popular Film
Hridayam bagged the prize for Best Popular film. The Vineeth Sreenivasan directorial also stars Pranav Mohanlal, Kalyani Priyadarshan and Darshana Rajendran. The film can be streamed on Disney+Hotstar.
Best Character Actor
Sumesh Moor won the award for Best Character Actor for his performance in Kala. The film, directed by Rohith V.S, also starred Tovino Thomas, Lal and Divya Pillai.
Best Character Actress
Unnimaya Prasad won the Best Character Actress awards for her work in Joji. The Amazon Prime Video film also won Dileesh Pothan the award for Best Director as well.
Shahi Kabir nabbed the award for Best Story for Nayattu. Starring Kunchako Boban, Joju George and Nimisha Sajayan, the thriller can be streamed on Netflix.
Best Adapted Screenplay
Joji won a host of awards this year, including one for Syam Pushkaran for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Best Debut Director
Krishnendu Kalesh won the award for Best Debut Director for Prappeda.
Tovino Thomas’ superhero flick, Minnal Murali, won the award for best special effects. The Netflix film was directed by Basil Joseph.
Best Music Director (song)
Hesham Abdul Wahab won the Best Music Director(Song) for Vineeth Sreenivasan’s Hridayam.
Best Music Director (score)
Justin Varghese bagged the Best Music Director award for his score in Joji.
Best Art Director
Gokul Das won the Best Art Director for Thuramukham. The film stars Nivin Pauly, Indrajith Sukumaran, Joju George, Arjun Ashokan, Sudev Nair, Manikandan R. Achari, Senthil Krishna, Nimisha Sajayan, Poornima Indrajith and Darshana Rajendran.
Last Updated: 06.22 AM, Jun 13, 2022