53rd Kerala State Film Awards 2023 Winners List: Celebrating Excellence in Malayalam Cinema

Check out the complete Winners List of the 53rd Kerala State Film Awards 2023, celebrating outstanding achievements in Malayalam cinema. From Best Actor to Best Director and more, discover the deserving winners who impressed both audiences and critics alike.

The 53rd Kerala State Film Awards ceremony was a grand celebration of Malayalam cinema’s finest talents. Held annually to recognize outstanding contributions to the industry, these awards honor the best actors, directors, musicians, and technicians who elevate cinema to new heights. In this comprehensive article, we present the winners’ list and delve into the exceptional performances and creations that wowed audiences in 2023.

Winners List of 53rd Kerala State Film Awards 2023

Here is the complete list of winners in various categories:

CategoryWinnerFilm Title
Best ActorMammoottyNanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam
Best ActressVincy AloshiousRekha
Best FilmNanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam
Second Best FilmAdithattu
Best DirectorMahesh NarayananAriyippu
Best Character ActressPP KunhikrishnanNna Thaan Case Kodu
Best Character ActressDevi VarmaSaudi Vellakka
Best Debut DirectorShahi KabirEla veezhapoonchira
Best Child ActorMaster Da VinciPallotty 90’s Kids
Best Child ActressThanmayaVazhakku
Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic ValueNna Thaan Case Kodu
Best Children’s FilmPallotty 90’s Kids
Special Jury Award (Acting)Kunchacko Boban and Alencier Ley LopezNna Thaan Case Kodu and Appan
Special Jury Mention (Direction)Biswajith S and Rareesh
Special Award for Women/TransgenderShruthi Sharanyam
Best Music Director (Songs)M JayachandranPathonpathaam Noottaandu and Ayisha
Best Music Director (Score)Dawn VincentNna Thaan Case Kodu
Best Male SingerKapil KapilanKanave
Best Female SingerMridula WarrierMayilpeeli
Best LyricsRafeeque AhammedThiramaala
Best Original ScreenplayRatheesh Balakrishnan PoduvalNna Thaan Case Kodu
Best Adapted ScreenplayRajesh Kumar ROru Thekkan Thallu Case
Best StoryKamal KMPada
Best CinematographyManesh Madhavan and Chandru SelvarajEla Veezhapoonchira and Vazhakku
Best EditorNishad YousufThallumaala
Best Art DirectorJyothish SankarNna Thaan Case Kodu
Best ChoreographyShobi Paul RajThallumaala
Best Sound MixingVipin NairNna Thaan Case Kodu
Best Sound DesignAjayEla Veezhapoonchira
Best Visual EffectsAneesh D and Sumesh GopalVazhakku
Best Dubbing ArtistePauly ValsonAyisha Rawther
Best Dubbing ArtisteShobi ThilakanPadaveeran Thampi
Best Costume DesignerManjusha RadhakrishnanSaudi Vellakka
Best Make-up ArtisteRonex XavierBheeshmaparvam

Outstanding Performances and Creative Brilliance

Mammootty Shines as Best Actor in “Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam”

In the riveting drama “Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam,” Mammootty delivered an extraordinary performance, portraying a complex character with finesse. The veteran actor’s ability to immerse himself in the role and convey a wide range of emotions left the audience spellbound.

Vincy Aloshious Triumphs as Best Actress in “Rekha”

Vincy Aloshious, the talented young actress, made her mark with her outstanding portrayal in “Rekha.” Her compelling performance earned her the prestigious award, and audiences couldn’t help but be captivated by her captivating screen presence.

Mahesh Narayanan’s Masterful Direction in “Ariyippu”

“Ariyippu,” directed by Mahesh Narayanan, impressed both critics and moviegoers with its engaging narrative and brilliant execution. The film’s thought-provoking themes and seamless storytelling showcased the director’s exceptional talent.

Noteworthy Character Actresses: PP Kunhikrishnan and Devi Varma

PP Kunhikrishnan’s impeccable portrayal in “Nna Thaan Case Kodu” and Devi Varma’s captivating performance in “Saudi Vellakka” earned them well-deserved recognition in the Best Character Actress category.

Shahi Kabir’s Debut Brilliance with “Ela Veezhapoonchira”

Shahi Kabir marked a promising debut with “Ela Veezhapoonchira,” showcasing his talent as a director with a fresh and engaging approach to storytelling.

Best Child Actor and Actress: Master Da Vinci and Thanmaya

Master Da Vinci’s endearing performance in “Pallotty 90’s Kids” and Thanmaya’s remarkable act in “Vazhakku” brought a touch of innocence and authenticity to their respective roles.

Best Film: “Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam” and Second Best Film: “Adithattu”

“Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam” emerged as the Best Film, captivating audiences with its impactful narrative, while “Adithattu” claimed the Second Best Film award with its unique storytelling.

Special Jury Award for Outstanding Acting

Kunchacko Boban’s impactful performance in “Nna Thaan Case Kodu” and Alencier Ley Lopez’s brilliant act in “Appan” garnered them the Special Jury Award for Acting.

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