48th Kerala State Film Awards

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48th Kerala State Film Awards
Awarded for Honouring achievements in Malayalam films
Date 8 March 2018 (2018-03-08)
Location Thiruvananthapuram
Country India
Presented by Kerala State Chalachitra Academy
First awarded 1969
Last awarded 2017
Most awards Take Off (5)
Website http://www.keralafilm.com

The 48th Kerala State Film Awards, presented by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy were announced by the Minister for Cultural Affairs, A. K. Balan in Thiruvananthapuram on 8 March 2018.[1][2][3]

Writing category[edit]

Jury[edit]

 • P. K. Rajasekharan (chairman)
 • Oleena A. G.  • P. Soman
 • Mahesh Panju (member and secretary)

Awards[edit]

All award recipients receive a cash prize, certificate and statuette.[1]

Name of award Title of book Awardee(s) Cash prize
Best Book on Cinema Cinema Kaanum Deshangal V. Mohanakrishnan 30,000
Best Article on Cinema Realisathinte Yadharthyangal A. Chandrasekhar 20,000

Special Jury Mention[edit]

All recipients receive a certificate and statuette.[1]

Name of award Title of book Awardee(s) Awarded as
Special Mention Vellithirayile 'Laingikatha' Kamanakalude/Kambolathinte Rashtriyam Rashmi G.
Anil Kumar K. S.
Article

Film category[edit]

Jury[edit]

 • T. V. Chandran (chairman)
 • Dr. Biju  • Manoj Kana
 • Vivek Sachidanand  • Santosh Thundiyil
 • Jerry Amaldev  • Cheriyan Kalpakavadi
 • M. Rajeev Kumar  • Jalaja
 • Mahesh Panju (member and secretary)

Awards[edit]

All award recipients receive a cash prize, certificate and statuette.[1]

Name of award Title of film Awardee(s) Cash prize
Best Film Ottamuri Velicham Director: Rahul Riji Nair 200,000
Producer: Rahul R. Nair 200,000
Second Best Film Aedan Director: Sanju Surendran 150,000
Producer: Murali Mattummal 150,000
Best Director Ee.Ma.Yau Lijo Jose Pellissery 200,000
Best Actor Aalorukkam Indrans 100,000
Best Actress Take Off Parvathy 100,000
Best Character Actor Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum Alencier Ley Lopez 50,000
Best Character Actress Ee.Ma.Yau
Ottamuri Velicham
Pouly Valsan 50,000
Best Child Artist Swanam Abhinand (male category) 50,000
Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu Nakshatra (female category) 50,000
Best Story Kinar M. A. Nishad 50,000
Best Cinematography Aedan Manesh Madhavan 50,000
Best Screenplay Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum Sajeev Pazhoor 50,000
Best Screenplay (Adaptation) Aedan S. Hareesh 25,000
Sanju Surendran 25,000
Best Lyrics Clint Prabha Varma (song: "Oolathil Melathal") 50,000
Best Music Director (song) Bhayanakam M. K. Arjunan 50,000
Best Music Director (score) Take Off Gopi Sundar 50,000
Best Male Singer Mayaanadhi Shahabaz Aman (song: "Mizhiyil Ninnum") 50,000
Best Female Singer Vimaanam Sithara Krishnakumar (song: "Vaanamakalunnuvo") 50,000
Best Film Editor Ottamuri Velicham
Veeram
Appu Bhattathiri 50,000
Best Art Director Take Off Santhosh Raman 50,000
Best Sync Sound Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu Smijith Kumar P. B. 50,000
Best Sound Mixing Aedan Pramod Thomas 50,000
Best Sound Design Ee.Ma.Yau Renganaath Ravee 50,000
Best Processing Lab/Colourist Bhayanakam Chitranjali Studio/R. Muthuraj 50,000
Best Makeup Artist Take Off Ranjith Ambady 50,000
Best Costume Designer Hey Jude Sakhi Elsa 50,000
Best Dubbing Artist Theeram (character: Ali) Achu Arun Kumar 50,000
Eeda (character: Aishwarya) Sneha M. 50,000
Best Choreography Hey Jude Prasanna Sujit 50,000
Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu Producer: 100th Monkey Movies 100,000
Director: Ranjan Pramod 100,000
Best Debut Director Take Off Mahesh Narayan 100,000
Best Children's Film Swanam Producer: Ramya Raghavan 300,000
Director: Deepesh T. 100,000
Special Jury Award Ottamuri Velicham Vinitha Koshy (awarded for acting) 50,000

Special Jury Mention[edit]

All recipients receive a certificate and statuette.[1]

Name of award Title of film Awardee(s) Awarded as
Special Mention Hey Jude Vijay Menon Actor
Lalibela Master Ashanth K. Shah
Athishayangalude Venal Master Chandrakiran G. K.
Mannamkattayum Kariyilayum Joby A. S.

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