Martin Prakkat-directed Malayalam film "Charlie" bagged major awards, including the best actor, actress, and filmmaker, in the 46th Kerala State Film Awards announced here today.
Young actor Dulquer Salman was chosen as the best actor for his title role in "Charlie", while Parvathy adjudged the best actress for her stellar performance in 'Charlie' and 'Ennu Ninte Moideen', state Cinema Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan told press persons here.
Only three-films old in the tinsel town, Prakkat was chosen as the best director for his attempt to rejuvenate Malayalam cinema through his technical and creative innovations in "Charlie", a jury, headed by veteran filmmaker Mohan, opined.
Prakkat also shared the 'best script writer' title with noted short story writer Unni R for "Charlie".
"Dulquer's stylised acting in Charlie was commendable. Parvathy enacted two different faces of love brilliantly in Charlie and Ennu Ninte Moideen," Mohan said.
He also noted that only few films, which they viewed as part of award screening, had quality and stuff and there should be a change in this trend.
Critically acclaimed director Sanalkumar Sasidharan's "Ozhivu Divasathe Kali" was selected as the best feature film, while Manoj Kana-directed 'Amoeba' the second best.
Debutant R S Vimal's 'Ennu Ninte Moideen' was adjudged the best popular film.
Veteran actor Premprakash and Anjali P were named as the best character actor and actress respectively, while Jayasurya won special jury award for his performance in "Su Su Sudhi Valmeekam" and "Luka Chuppi".
While Rafeeq Ahammed won the award for the best lyricist for his touching lyrics in "Ennu Ninte Moideen", Ramesh Narayan bagged the best music director title for "Idavappathy" and "Ennu Ninte Moideen".
P Jayachandran won the best singer (male) and teenager Madhurshree Narayan, daughter of Ramesh Narayan, bagged honour as the best singer (female).
Gaurav G Menon and Janaki Menon were named as the best child artists for their roles in the movies "Ben" and "Malgudi Days" respectively.
While the best director and director of the best film will get Rs two lakh, citation and a plaque each, the actor and actress will get Rs one lakh, citation and plaque each.