New Delhi: The winners of the 50th Kerala State Film Awards were announced on Tuesday (October 13) by Minister for Culture, AK Balan. Suraj Venjaramoodu and Kani Kusruti, who are known for their power-packed performances, bagged the Best Actor and Best Actress award respectively. While Suraj won the award for his performance in ‘Android Kunjappan Version 5.25’ and ‘Vikruthi’, Kani Kusruti walked away with Best Actress’ trophy for ‘Biriyani’.
‘Vasanthi’ pipped other movies to become the best film at the Kerala State Film Awards 2020. The jury headed by cinematographer Madhu awarded ‘Kenjira’ with the award for Second Best Film. Fahad Faasil and Swasika bagged the awards in the respective categories of Best Character Actor and Best Character Actress.
Child artists Vasudev Sajeesh Mara and Catherine Viji won in the Best Child Artist category. Anna Ben (Helen), Nivin Pauly (Moothon) and Priyamvadha Krishna (Thottapan) got ‘Special Jury mention’ at the Kerala State Film Awards.
Full Winners List Of 50th Kerala State Film Awards
Best Film – Vasanthi
Second Best Film – Kenchira
Best Actress – Kani Kusruti, Biriyani
Best Actor – Suraj Venjaramoodu, Android Kunjappan Version 5.25 and Vikruthi
Best Director – Lijo Jose Pellissery, Jallikattu
Best Character Actress – Swasika, Vasanthi
Best Character Actor – Fahad Faasil, Kumbalangi Nights
Best Children’s Film – Nani
Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value – Kumbalangi Nights
Best Debut Director – Ratheesh Balakrishnan Poduval, Android Kunjappan Version 5.25
Best Screenplay (Adapted) – PS Rafeeque, Thottappan
Best Screenplay (Original) – Rahman Brothers, Vasanthi
Best Editor – Kiran Das, Ishq
Best Child Artist (Female) – Catherine Viji, Nani
Best Child Artist (Male) – Vasudev Sajeesh Mara, Sullu and Kallanottam
Best Music Director – Sushin Shyam, Kumbalangi Nights
Best Female Singer – Madhusree Narayanan
Best Male Singer – Najim Arshad
Best Background Music – Ajmal Hassbulla, Vrithakrithiyulla Chathura
Best Cinematography – Prathap V Nair, Kenjira
Fans congratulated Kani Kusruti and Suraj Venjaramoodu for winning the top laurels at Kerala State Film Awards 2020. One user wrote, “Congratulations on continuing this journey by achieving the recognition of the people as a good actor with good acting skill from the label of an actor who acts only on the basis of a language style.”
“So happy to hear about #SurajVenjaramood getting Best Actor for #androidkunjappan, #Vikruthi. The former comedian has been giving some very excellent performances these days. Also glad to see the talented #KaniKusruti getting her due recognition finally! #KeralaStateAwards2020,” another user tweeted.
The awards will be distributed to winners in the last week of December 2020.
We extend our congratulations to all the winners.