‘Rupee’ value goes up, ‘Beautiful’ dumped at State film awards
A bunch of films with innovative themes portraying the aspiration of the new generation hogged the lion’s share of the state film awards 2011 which were announced on Thursday.
The awards were announced here by minister K B Ganesh Kumar. ‘Beautiful’, that won much critical acclaim and commercial success alike, received the cold-shoulder while Santosh Sivan’s ‘Urumi’, won just one award for the best background score.
K Bhagyaraj, B Ajayan, B Arundhati, K R Meera, C R Chandran, T K Lawrence, Aryadan Sahukat and K Manoj Kumar comprised the jury.
The books award jury consisted of George Onakkoor, Sibi Kattamballi, T Anitha Kumari and K Manoj Kumar.
The Awards Best feature film - Indian Rupee directed by Ranjith; second best feature film - Ivan Megharoopan (P Balachandran); best director - Blessy (Pranayam); best actor - Dileep (Vellaripravinte Changathi); second best actor - Fahad Fazil (Chappa Kurishu, Akam); best female actor - Shweta Menon (Salt n Pepper); second best female actor - Nilambur Ayisha (Oomakkuyil Padumbol); best comedy actor - Jagathy Sreekumar (Swapnasanchari); best child actor - Malavika Nair (Oomakkuyil Padumbol); best story - M Mohan (Manikyakallu); best cinematography - M J Radhakrishnan (Akashatine Niram); best script - Bobby, Sanjay (Traffic); best lyrics - Sreekumaran Thampi (Nayika); best music director - P Sharath (Ivan Megharoopan); best background score - Deepak Dev (Urumi); best playback singer (male) - Sudhip Kumar (‘Chempakapoonkavile’ from Rathinirvedam); best playback singer (female) - Shreya Ghoshal (‘Veeraputhran’, Rathinirvedam); best editing - Vinod Sukumaran (Ivan Megharoopan); best art direction - Sujith (Nayika); best sound recording - Rajakrishnan (Urumi, Chappa Kurishu); best processing laboratory - Gemini Colur Lab (Akashatinte Niram); best make-up - Sudevan (Vellaripravinte Changathi); best costume - Indrans Jayan (Veeraputhran); best dubbing artist (male) - Vijay Menon (Melvilasam); best dubbing artist (female) - Praveena (Ivan Meegharoopan); best choreography - K Shanti (Vellaripravinte Changathi); popular film with aesthetic appeal - Salt n Pepper (Ashiq Abu); best debut director - Sherry (Adimadhyantham); special jury award - Dr Biju (Akashathinte Niram); special jury mention - Master Prajith (Adimadhyantham); best children’s film - Mazhavil Niraviloode (Rajesh Kumar R); best children’s film director - Rajesh Kumar R (Mazhavil Niraviloode); best documentary - Travancore a Saga of Benevolence (B Jayachandran); best book on cinema - Loka Cinema Kazhchayum Sthalakalangalum (G P Ramachandran); best article on cinema - Elipathayam: Eli Purathum Akathum (Neelan); Special jury award - Malayala Cinema Padanangal (C S Venkiteswaran).