49th Kerala State Film Awards

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49th Kerala State Film Awards
Awarded forHonouring achievements in Malayalam films
Date27 February 2019 (2019-02-27)
LocationThiruvananthapuram
CountryIndia
Presented byKerala State Chalachitra Academy
First awarded1969
Last awarded2018
Most awardsCarbon (6)
Websitehttp://www.keralafilm.com

The 49th 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 27 February 2019.[1][2]

Writing category[edit]

Jury[edit]

 • P. K. Pokker (chairman)
 • M. Saritha Varma  • Jinesh Kumar Eramom
 • Mahesh Panju (member and secretary)

Awards[edit]

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

Name of award Title of work Awardee(s) Cash prize
Best Book on Cinema Malayalacinema Pinnitta Vazhikal M. Jayaraj 30,000
Best Article on Cinema Vellithirayile 'Avarum' 'Nammalum' Thammilenthu ? Blaise Johny 20,000

Special Jury Mention[edit]

All recipients receive a certificate and statuette.[1]

Name of award Title of work Awardee(s) Type of work
Special Mention Kanyakayude Dhurnadappukal N. V. Muhammad Rafi Book
Malayala Cinemayum Novelum Sunil C. E. Article
Maranavum Marananantharavum Jeevanukalodu Parayunnathu Rajesh K. Erumeli Article

Film category[edit]

Jury[edit]

 • Kumar Shahani (chairman)
 • K. G. Jayan  • P. J. Ignatius
 • Sherry Govindan  • Vijayakrishnan
 • Biju Sukumaran  • Mohandas V. P.
 • George Kithu  • Navya Nair
 • 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 Kanthan - The Lover of Colour Director: Shareef C. 200,000
Producer: Shareef C. 200,000
Second Best Film Oru Njayarazhcha Director: Shyamaprasad 150,000
Producer: Sarathchandran Nair 150,000
Best Director Oru Njayarazhcha Shyamaprasad 200,000
Best Actor Captain
Njan Marykutty
Jayasurya 50,000
Sudani from Nigeria Soubin Shahir 50,000
Best Actress Chola
Oru Kuprasidha Payyan
Nimisha Sajayan 100,000
Best Character Actor Chola
Joseph
Joju George 50,000
Best Character Actress Sudani from Nigeria Savithri Sreedharan 25,000
Sarasa Balusserry 25,000
Best Child Artist Appuvinte Sathyanweshanam Rithun (Male category) 50,000
Panth Abani Adhi (Female category) 50,000
Best Story Uncle Joy Mathew 50,000
Best Cinematography Carbon K. U. Mohanan 50,000
Best Screenplay Sudani from Nigeria Zakariya Mohammed 25,000
Muhsin Parari 25,000
Best Lyrics Theevandi ("Jeevamshamai")
Joseph ("Kannethadooram")
B. K. Harinarayanan 50,000
Best Music Director (song) Carbon (All songs) Vishal Bhardwaj 50,000
Best Music Director (score) Aami Bijibal 50,000
Best Male Singer Joseph ("Poomuthole") Vijay Yesudas 50,000
Best Female Singer Aami ("Neermathala Poovinullil") Shreya Ghoshal 50,000
Best Editor Oru Njayarazhcha Aravind Manmadhan 50,000
Best Art Director Kammara Sambhavam Vineesh Banglan 50,000
Best Sync Sound Carbon Anil Radhakrishnan 50,000
Best Sound Mixing Carbon Sinoy Joseph 50,000
Best Sound Design Carbon Jayadevan C. 50,000
Best Processing Lab/Colourist Carbon Prime Focus, Mumbai 50,000
Best Makeup Artist Njan Marykutty Ronex Xavier 50,000
Best Costume Designer Kammara Sambhavam Sameera Saneesh 50,000
Best Dubbing Artist Odiyan (Character: Ravunni) Shammi Thilakan (Male category) 50,000
Lilli (Character: Lilli) Sneha M. (Female category) 50,000
Best Choreography Aravindante Athidhikal C. Prasanna Sujit 50,000
Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value Sudani from Nigeria Producer: Sameer Thahir, Shyju Khalid 50,000 each
Director: Zakariya Mohammed 100,000
Best Debut Director Sudani from Nigeria Zakariya Mohammed 100,000
Best Children's Film Angu Doore Oru Deshathu Producer: Baby Mathew 300,000
Director: Joshy Mathew 100,000
Special Jury Award Pani
And the Oscar Goes To
Madhu Ambat (awarded for cinematography) 50,000

Special Jury Mention[edit]

All recipients receive a certificate and statuette.[1]

Name of award Title of film Awardee(s) Awarded for
Special Mention Pani Santhosh Mandoor Direction
Chola Sanal Kumar Sasidharan Direction
Chola Sanal Kumar Sasidharan Sound Design
Roudram K. P. A. C. Leela Acting

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Keralafilm.com (27 February 2019). "Kerala State Film Awards 2018 declaration" (PDF) (in Malayalam). Kerala State Chalachitra Academy. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Kerala State Film Awards 2019 Winners". Malayala Manorama. 27 February 2019. Retrieved 27 February 2019.

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