Mollywood hits jackpot in National Film awards; Biju Menon, director Sachy, Nanchamma win big

Biju Menon, director Sachy, Nanchamma

Thiruvananthapuram: Malayalam film fraternity had a big win at the 68th National Film Awards. Aparna Balamurali, Biju Menon, director Sachy and singer Nanchamma are among the award winners.
Aparna Balamurali bagged the best actress award for the Tamil movie 'Soorarai Pottru'. Meanwhile, Biju Menon bagged the best supporting actor award for his portrayal of 'Ayyappan', a hardcore policeman on revenge, in Ayyappanum Koshiyum.

At the same time, director Sachy aka Sachidanandan KR won the best director for the same film posthumously. This is the second major award for the film.

'Thinkalazhcha Nishchayam' bagged the award for best film in the Malayalam language. Singer Nanchamma won the best playback singer award for the 'Kalakkatha Sandhanameram' song in the movie 'Ayyappanum Koshiyum'. Elsewhere, Mafia Sasi, a veteran stuntman from Kerala and his team members Rajasekhar and Supreme Sundar bagged the award for best stunt choreography for the same movie.

'Dreaming of Word', a Malayalam documentary directed and produced by Nandan, bagged the best education movie award.

'Vaanku' directed by Kavya Prakash won the special jury mention. Vishnu Govind and Sree Sankar won best audiography award for Fahadh Faasil starrer 'Malik'. Another Malayalam movie 'Kappela' won national award for best production design.

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