'Charlie' Sweeps State Film Awards

Martin Prakkat’s ‘Charlie’, a narrative style not so common in Malayalam, turned out to be the true winner at the 46th Kerala State Film Award.

Published: 02nd March 2016 03:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd March 2016 06:21 AM   |  A+A-

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Martin Prakkat’s ‘Charlie’, a narrative style not so common in Malayalam, turned out to be the true winner at the 46th Kerala State Film Awards, sweeping a total of eight awards. ‘Ozhivu Divasathe Kali’ directed by Sanal Kumar Sasidharan was adjudged the best film while Manoj Kana’s ‘Amoeba’ is the second best film. The awards for the year 2015 were announced here by Cinema Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan on Tuesday.

‘Charlie’ bagged awards in almost all coveted categories, including best director, best actor and best actress. Martin Prakkat was chosen the best director for his technical and aesthetic finesse and he shared the award for best script-writer with Unni R for the same film. Dulquar Salman’s  unconventional outing as the vagabond with a heart of gold won him the best actor for his titular role in the movie, while Parvathy won the best actress award for ‘Charlie’ and ‘Ennu Ninte Moideen’.

“Charlie was a difficult character and it may be first time you see such stylised acting in Malayalam. Jayasurya was the only competition for Dulquar till last round,” said jury chairman and director Mohan. Parvathy was picked by the jury for portraying on screen two extremely different faces of love, he added.

R S Vimal’s ‘Ennu Ninte Moideen’ bagged the award for the best film with popular appeal and artistic value, while Prem Prakash and Anjali P V won the awards for best character actor and actress for their roles in ‘Nirnayakam’ and ‘Ben’ respectively.

The award for the best child artiste, male and female, went to Gourav G Menon for ‘Ben’ and Janaki Menon for ‘Malgudi Days’.  

Jomon T John was adjudged best cinematographer for his visual excellence in the movies ‘Charlie’, ‘Ennu Ninte Moideen’ and ‘Nee-Na’. The jury selected Harikumar, who penned the story of ‘Kattum Mazhayum’, as the best story-writer and Muhammad Razi bagged the award for the best adapted screenplay for ‘Velutha Rathrikal’. 

Rafeeq Ahammed won the best lyricist award for his song ‘kathirunnu kathirunnu’ in ‘Ennu Ninte Moideen’, while Ramesh Narayanan was adjudged the best music director for the songs ‘sharadambaram’ (Ennu Ninte Moideen) and Pashwathi dishi dishi (Edavapathi).

The award for the best background score was given to Bijibal for ‘Pathemari’ and ‘Nee-Na’. P Jayachandran (‘Jilebi’, ‘Ennum Eppozhum’, ‘Ennu Ninte Moideen’) and Madhusree Narayan (‘Edavapathi’) are the best playback singers.

Sreebala K Menon bagged the award for best debut director for her film ‘Love 24x7’ and Sreejith won the best choreographers award for ‘Jo and the Boy’.  Manoj (‘Ivide’) is the best editor and Jayasree Lakshminarayan (‘Charlie’) bagged the award for best art director. M R Rajakrishnan won the award for best sound mixing while Sandeep Kurissery and Jijimon Joseph (‘Ozhivu Divasathe Kali’) won the award for best live sound. Renganaath Ravee (‘Ennu Ninte Moideen’) is the best sound designer while Prasad Lab, Mumbai and J D & Kiran (‘Charlie’) bagged the award for the best film processing lab.

Rajesh Nenmara (‘Nirnayakam’) is the best make-up artiste and Nissar (‘Jo and the Boy’) is the best costume designer.

Sharat (‘Edavapathi’) and Angel Shijoy (‘Haram’) are the best dubbing artistes in male and female categories.

‘Charlie’ the best actor, Director...

‘Charlie’ bagged awards in almost all coveted categories, including best director, best actor and best actress. Martin Prakkat was chosen the best director for his technical and aesthetic finesse and he shared the award for best script-writer with Unni R for the same film.

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