52nd Kerala State Film Awards

Saji Cherian, Minister for Culture, has announced the 52nd Kerala State Film Awards winners.

Joju George and Biju Menon are sharing the Best Actor award this year.

Joju George won the award for his performances in films ‘Madhuram’, Thuramukham', 'Freedom Fight' and ‘Nayattu’. Actor Biju Menon is sharing the best actor award with Joju, for his outstanding performance as an elderly man in Sanu Varghese’s directorial ‘Aarkkariyam’.

Revathy Asha has bagged the Best Actress Award for her performance in the film 'Bhoothakaalam'

Dileesh Pothan bags the Best Director award

Best Film – Avasavyuham Second Best Film – Nishiddho and Chavittu

Best Character Actor – Sumesh Moor for Kala

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Best Character Actress – Unnimaya Prasad for Joji

Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value – Hridhyam

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Best Children’s Film – Kaadakalam Best Story Writer – Shahi Kabeer for Nayattu Best Screenplay Writer – Krishand RK for Avasavyuham Best Screenplay (Adapted) – Joji, Syam Pushkaran Best Children’s Film – Kaadakalam

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Best Child Artist (Male) – Master Adithyan for Niraye Thathakalulla Maram Best Child Artist (Female) – Sneha Anu for Thala Best Music Director (Songs) – Hesham Abdul Wahab for Hridayam Best Male Singer – Pradeep Kumar, Minnal Murali Best Female Singer – Sithara Krishnakumar, Kaanekkaane

Best Music Director (Background Score) – Justin Varghese for Joji Best Lyricist – B K Harinarayanan, Kaadakalam Best Film Editor – Mahesh Narayanan and Rajesh Rajendran for Naayaattu Best Cinematographer – Madhu Neelakandan for Churuli Best Sound Design – Renganath Ravee for Churli

Best Sound Mixing – Justin Jose for Minnal Murali Best Sync Sound – Arun Ashok and Sonu K P for Chavittu Best Choreographer – Arun Lal for Chavittu Best Dubbing Artist (Female) – Devi S Best Makeup Artist – Ranjith Ambady for Aarkkariyam

Best Costume Designer – Melwy J for Minnal Murali Best Art Director – A V Gokuldas for Thuramukham Best Visual Effects – Andrew D’crus for Minnal Murali Best Colorist – Liju Prabhakar for Churuli Special Jury mention – Jeo Baby for Freedom Fight

Special Jury Award – Sherry Govindan for Avanovilona A Special Award for the Promising Debut in Direction – Krishnendu Kalesh for Prappeda Special Award in Any Category for Women/Transgender – Negha S for Antharam