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50th Kerala State Film Awards: Suraj Venjaramoodu, Lijo Jose Pellissery and Kani Kusruti bag top honours

Written by Manoj Kumar R
| Bengaluru |

October 13, 2020 4:21:03 pm

The 50th Kerala State Movie Awards ceremony shall be held in December.

Kerala’s Minister for Cultural Affairs AK Balan on Tuesday introduced the winners of the 50th Kerala State Movie Awards. The federal government had chosen the jury to select the winners for the distinguished state awards in March this yr. Nevertheless, the worldwide outbreak of coronavirus and subsequent lockdown pressured the federal government to postpone the awards announcement. “The jury chosen the winners beneath the chairmanship of cinematographer Madhu Ambat,” mentioned AK Balan.

Balan additionally famous that the federal government took excessive care to create a protected surroundings for the screening of the films for the jury. “We adopted all COVID-19 security protocols for the screening. In truth, the chairman (Madhu Ambat) had travelled from Tamil Nadu, and as per the norms, he was beneath 14-day quarantine. He did his obligation whereas he was nonetheless beneath quarantine,” he famous.

AK Balan additionally thanked all of the jury members for being part of the 50th Kerala State Movie Awards regardless of the challenges.

As many as 119 motion pictures competed for awards in about 30 classes within the 50th Kerala State Movie Awards. Greater than 50 per cent of entries had been helmed by newcomers.

Among the prime honours had been bagged by impartial motion pictures. The Greatest Film award went to Vasanthi, which was directed by Rahman brothers, who additionally bagged the Greatest Screenplay (Orginal) award for a similar film. Swasika Vijay gained the Greatest Character Actress award for her efficiency in Vasanthi. Director Manoj Kana’s Kenchira gained the Second Greatest Movie award, together with awards for Greatest Costume Designer (Ashokan Alapuzha) and Greatest Cinematography (Prathap V Nair).

And a few prime honours went to motion pictures that garnered business success and important acclaim final yr. Whereas Lijo Jose Pellissery gained the Greatest Director award for his internationally acclaimed film Jallikattu, Suraj Venjaramoodu gained the Greatest Actor award for his terrific efficiency in Android Kunjappan Model 5.25 and Vikruthi. And the award for Greatest Actress was given to Kani Kusruti for her efficiency in Biriyani, which is written and directed by Sajin Baabu.

Final yr’s favorite of critics and the field workplace, Kumbalangi Nights bagged the award for Greatest Movie with In style Attraction and Aesthetic Worth. Fahadh Faasil gained the Greatest Character Actor award for his flip because the deranged patriarch within the movie.

Priyadarshan’s formidable film Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham additionally bagged awards in a number of classes, together with Particular Jury Award. The film boasting of an all-star solid led by Mohanlal was slated for launch in March earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic upset launch plans.

Lastly, the Jury Particular Point out was bagged by Anna Ben for Helen, Nivin Pauly for Moothon and Priyamvadha Krishna for Thottapan.

READ | Full record of 50th Kerala State Movie Awards winners

The distribution of awards and the prize cash will happen in December.

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