Jayasurya and Anna Ben win Best actor and actress awards
The 51st Kerala State film awards were announced over the weekend and Jayasurya bagged the best actor award for his film, Vellam while Anna Ben bagged the best actress award for Kapella. The Best film award was won by Jeo Baby’s film, The Great Indian Kitchen starring Suraj Venjaramoodu and Nimisha Sajayan. Sidhartha Siva won the award for Best Director for his film, Ennivar. Due to the pandemic and lockdown, many films could not be completed or screened but even then there were 80 entries for the awards. Actor and film maker Suhasini Maniratnam headed the jury this year.
Late Director Sachy’s film Ayyappanum Koshiyum won the award for Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value. Sudheesh won his first State film award for Best Character (male) while Sreerekha won the award for Best Character (Female). M Jayachandran bagged the award for Best Music Director – Sufiyum Sujatayum.