The 51st Kerala State film awards announcement has been done. Minister Saji Cherian announced the awards in the presence of Suhasini Maniratnam, who was the chairperson of the main awards jury.
Jayasurya has been chosen as the best actor for his performance in Vellam, while Anna Ben is the best actress for her role in Kappela. The well-appreciated The Great Indian Kitchen was selected as the best film. Sidhartha Siva is the best director.
Best Film: The Great Indian Kitchen
Best director: Sidhartha Siva (Ennivar)
Best actor: Jayasurya (Vellam)
Best actress: Anna Ben (Kappela)
Best character actor: Sudheesh
Best character actress: Sreerekha (Veyil)
Best story: Senna Hegde (Thinkalazhcha Nischayam)
Best lyrics: Anwar Ali
Best music director : M Jayachandran
Best male singer: Shahabaz Aman
Best female singer: Nithya Mammen
Best editor: Mahesh Narayanan (C U Soon)
Best debut director: Muhammad Mustafa (Kappela)