The Kerala State Film Awards 2016: Complete List of Winners

Unlike last year when there was a lot of drama over the Kerala State Film Awards, this time around the awards have been announced well on time. Earlier today in Thiruvananthapuram the awards were announced by the minister for cinema Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan. Martin Prakatt’s Charlie turned out to be the major  winner at the Kerala State Film Awards bestowed by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy.

The jury for the awards this time was headed by veteran filmmaker Mohan and the rest of the jury members included George Kithu, AL Vijay, Sulakshana, Sharath, B R Prasad, Venugopal, Premchand, Dr Soman, and CR Rajmohan.

Here’s the list of award winners:

Charlie Poster 3Best Film: Ozhivu Divasathe Kali  (Sanalkumar Sashidharan)

Best Second Story: Ameoba

Best Director: Martin Prakkat (Charlie)

Best Actor: Dulquer Salmaan (Charlie)

Best Actress: Parvathy (Ennu Ninte Moideen)

Best Character Actor: Prem Prakash (Nirnayakam)

Best Character Actress: Anjali PV  (Ben)

Best Child Artiste (male): Gaurav G Menon (Ben)

Best Child Artiste (female): Janaki Menon (Malgudi Days)

Best Cinematogrpaher: Jomon T John (Charlie, Ennu Ninte Moideen, Nee-Na)

Best Scriptwriter: Unni R , Martin Prakkat (Charlie)

Best Script Adaptation: Velutha Rathrikal

Collage-Kerala State Film Award Winners 2016Best Lyrics – Rafeeq Ahamed (Ennu Ninte Moideen)

Best Music Director: Ramesh Narayanan (Edavapathy, Ennu Ninte Moideen)

Best Background Score: BijiBal (Pathemari , Nee-Na)

Best Singer (Male): Jayachandran (Jilebi, Ennum Epozum, Ennu Ninte Moideen)

Best Singer (female): Madhusri Narayanan (Edavapathy)

Best Editor: Manoj (Ivide)

Ennu Ninte Moideen Poster 5Best Art Director: Jayashree (Charlie)

Best Live Sound: Sundeep, Jijimon (Ozhivu Divasathe Kali)

Best Makeup Man: Rajesh Nermara (Nirnayakam)

Best Dubbing Artiste: Sarath (Edavapathy)

Best Dubbing Artiste (female): Angel Shijoy (Haram)

Best Debut Director: Sreebala K Menon (Love 24×7)

Best Chldren’s Movie: Malayattom  (Homas Devasia)

Special Jury Award: Jayasurya, (Lukka Chuppi, Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam)

 

Ennu Ninte Moideen Movie Review: A Timeless Tale of Love

I have always been a die-hard romantic like so many of you out there and grew up on a staple diet of romantic tales, derived from literature and cinema. Whenever I would think of those classic love stories like Romeo-Juliet, Heer-Ranjha, Shirin-Farhad, Dhola-Maru, Devdas etc I have always wondered whether such romantic tales are practical in today’s times. But then these tales seem to be certainly having many takers, why else do we find adaptations of Romeo-Juliet and Devdas happening time and again? When I watched Yash Chopra’s Veer Zara I again felt what’s the reason that makes Veer and Zara remain in love for so many years, despite being separated and not even knowing if they will ever get to be with each other. The film may have been a typical YRF vehicle, but it was special in many ways especially for the way the romance between Veer and Zara was projected. Time and again I ask myself what would make someone wait so much for his/her beloved, what is it about love that could make one attempt to survive amidst all odds, why would go out of the way to live, breathe and celebrate love? R.S. Vimal’s Ennu Ninte Moideen is a film which makes me think of all these once again.Continue reading “Ennu Ninte Moideen Movie Review: A Timeless Tale of Love”

Fourth Edition of The Laadli National Media Awards for Gender Sensitivity 2011

The  fourth edition of “The Laadli National Media Awards for Gender Sensitivity 2011-12” for honoring Media and Advertising professionals was organized by the NGO, Population First, on Tuesday, 5th February 2013 at Tata Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Nariman Point, Mumbai.The Laadli Media Awards were instituted in 2007, as part of the media advocacy efforts under the Laadli girl-child campaign. The objective of the awards was to felicitate acknowledge, recognize and encourage media, journalists and advertising professionals to keep working on gender issues and to draw the attention of the public to their positive efforts in the media with regard to gender sensitive reportage.Continue reading “Fourth Edition of The Laadli National Media Awards for Gender Sensitivity 2011”