As the 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) comes to a close at Panjim in Goa, there is a thrilling news for Malayalam cinema. Lijo Jose Pellissery has won the Silver Peacock award for the best director for his well appreciated movie, Jallikattu.
Lijo is winning the honour for the second time in a row. Last year he won the award for Ee Ma Yau. Usha Jadhav won the best actor female award for the Marathi movie, Mai Ghatt: Crime No. 103/2005.
Here is the list of the prominent award winners at IFFI 2019:
Best Film: Particles (Dir: Blaise Harrison)
Best director: Lijo Jose Pellissery (Jallikattu)
Best actor (Male): Seu Jorge (Marighella)
Best Actor (Female): Usha Jadhav (Mai Ghat: Crime No. 103/2005)