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Jayasurya, Soubin Shahir, Nimisha Sajayan Win Big At Kerala State Film Awards 2019

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Jayasurya and Soubin Shahir shared the award for the Best Actor, while Nimisha Sajayan won the Best Actress award at the 49th Kerala State Film Awards announced by the Minister of Cultural Affairs, A.K.Balan, at the Trivandrum Press Club this noon.

Kaanthan: The Lover Of Colours was adjudged the Best Film by a jury headed by Kumar Shahani. Shyamaprasad won the Best Director award for his film Oru Njayarazhcha (A Sunday), according to IE.

A total of 104 films were submitted to the academy for the awards. Out of these 100 were feature films and four were children’s movies.

Jayasuriya won the Best Actor award for his performances in Njan Marakutty and Captain. The former saw him in the role of a trans woman, and in the latter he starred as Indian football team captain V.P.Sathyan.

Soubin Shahir’s win has come as a surprise for many who thought Fahadh Faasil, Mohanlal and Joju George were strong contenders for the Best Actor award.

Shoubin’s role as the manager of a local football club in Malappuram, who becomes friends with a Sudani – in the movie aptly titled Sudani from Nigeria – won the hearts of the people. The movie also won its director Zacharia Mohammed the award for the Best Debut Director.

Meanwhile, Joju George won the Best Character Actor award for his performances in Joseph and Chola. Nimisha Sajayan won the Best Actress award for Chola and Oru Kuprasiddha Payyan. Her portrayal of a lawyer batting for a wrongly persecuted man was appreciated when the movie released.

Vijay Yesudas and Shreya Ghoshal won the Best Singer awards, while Bollywood composer Vishal Bharadwaj won the award for the Best Music Director for his songs in Carbon.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Best Film – Kanthan: The Lover of Color

Second Best Film – Oru Njayarazhcha

Best Actor – Jayasurya (Captain and Njan Marykutty) and Soubin Shahir (Sudani from Nigeria)

Best Actress – Nimisha Sajayan, Chola and Oru Kuprasidha Payyan

Best Director – Shyamaprasad, Oru Njayarazhcha

Best Character Actor – Joju George, Chola and Joseph

Best Character Actress – Savithra Sreedharan and Sarasa Balussery, Sudani from Nigeria

Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value – Sudani from Nigeria

Best Debut Director – Zakariya Mohammed, Sudani from Nigeria

Best Child Artist – Male – Master Rithun, Appuvinte Sathyanweshanam

Best Child Artist – Female – Abani Adi, Panth

Best Story – Joy Mathew, Uncle

Best Male Singer – Vijay Yesudas, Poomuthole from Joseph

Best Female Singer – Shreya Ghoshal, Neer Maathalam from Aami

Best Music Director – Vishal Bharadwaj, Carbon

Best Music Director (score) – Bijibal, Aami

Best Lyrics – Hari Narayanan, Joseph and Theevandi

Best Cinematography – KU Mohanan, Carbon

Best Makeup Artist – Ronex Xavier, Njan Marykutty

Best Sound Mixing – Sinoy Joseph, Carbon

Best Sound Design – Jayadevan C, Carbon

Best Dubbing Artist – Shammy Thilakan, Odiyan

 

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