Hindi filmmaker Saeed Akhtar Mirza will head the jury to select the Kerala State Film Awards for 2021.
KR Sachidanandan alias Sachy, who directed Ayyappanum Koshiyum, died in June last year following a cardiac arrest.
Jayachandran told TNIE that he was humbled as no other music director has had a chance to win these two coveted honours in a single edition of the state film awards.
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‘The Great Indian Kitchen’ won the Best Film award, with its writer-director Jeo Baby being crowned Best Screenwriter. Jayasurya and Anna Ben won Best Actor and Best Actress respectively.
Several actors and movies are vying with each other for the top spot in various categories.