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Kerala State Film Awards 2021: From Anna Ben, Jayasurya win big, check full list here

The 51st Kerala State Film Awards has been announced on Saturday. The highly anticipated award results were revealed by Saji Cheriyan, the minister of Kerala Film Development Corporation and Chalchitra Academy, in a press meet held at the capital city Thiruvananthapuram. Kerala State Film Awards honours the best cinema made in the year.

2020 was a year when cinema halls were mostly closed and all production work halted for several months due to COVID-19. Though, a few movies made their mark to contend for the yearly state awards in the state. Anna Ben and Jayasurya were considered best male and best female actors of 2020, for their wonderful performances.

Versatile actor, Jayasurya bagged the Best Actor award for his wonderful performance in survival drama Vellam, while Anna Ben, the talented young actress won the Best Actress award for her amazing performance in Kappela. Highly acclaimed, Jeo Baby directorial,  ‘The Great Indian Kitchen’ won the Best Film award, while Prithviraj Sukumaran-Biju Menon starrer ‘Ayyappanum Koshiyum’ won the award for Best Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.

The Great Indian Kitchen became the best film. Along with Saji Cheriyan, actor-director Suhasini Mani Ratnam was among the jury chairperson.

Here’s the complete list of winners from Kerala State Film Awards:

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

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