Kerala Film Critics Association Awards

The Kerala Film Critics Association Awards are presented annually by the Kerala Film Critics Association to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in the Malayalam language film industry of India. The awards were instituted in 1977.

Kerala Film Critics Association Awards
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Awarded forBest in film
Presented byKerala Film Critics Association
First awarded1977


The Kerala Film Critics Association had a humble start in 1977 when a group of film journalists met at the behest of K. Aniyan, and Baby. The maiden award was presented to Yudhakandam at a modest function. Since then, the status of the award had increased and the function was becoming more colourful with every passing year.[1] In 2005, director P.Venu was bestowed with Kala Prathiba Award for his immense contribution to Malayalam cinema.

Juries and rulesEdit

The films are selected by the members of the association. Initially, only those films that were released in theatres were considered for the award. Later, following the state award pattern, all censored films began to be considered. The aspirants have to remit an entry fee of Rs. 500 and the screening charge for contest for the award (as of 2002).[1]

Award categoriesEdit

  • Best Film
  • Best Director
  • Best Actor – Male
  • Best Actor – Female
  • Second Best Film
  • Second Best Actor – Male
  • Best Supporting Actor – Female
  • Best Debut Director
  • Best Story
  • Best Script
  • Best Art Direction
  • Best Cinematographer
  • Best Music Director
  • Best Lyricist
  • Best Playback Singer – Male
  • Best Playback Singer – Female
  • Best Popular Film
  • Best Child Artist
  • Special Jury Award

In addition to regular categories, the association occasionally presents special awards.

The association awards the best film with a cash award of Rs. 1 lakh, and the second best film, best director, best actor and best actress will be presented Rs. 25,000 each.[2]



Best Art Direction

  • Best Cinematographer -Nikhil. S Praveen (Bhayanakam)
  • Best Music Director – 4 Musics
  • Best Children's Film – Ilakal Pacha Pookkal Manja
  • Best Lyricist – M.G.Sadasivan
  • Best Playback Singer – Male – Kallara Gopan
  • Best Playback Singer – Female – Jyotsna
  • Best Popular Film – Ramaleela
  • Best Child Artist – Master Alok, Baby Meenakshi
  • Best Editing – Ayoob Khan
  • Best Sound Design – Renganaath Ravee
  • Best Makeup Artist – NG Roshan
  • Best Costumes – SB Satheesh
  • Best Art Director – Maya Siva
  • Lifetime achievement – M. K. Arjunan
  • Special Jury Award





Special awardsEdit


Special awardsEdit


Special awardsEdit


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  3. ^ "film critics award 2016". The Hindu. 21 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Atlas-Film Critics Awards Announced". The New Indian Express. 5 April 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Critics award for Ottaal, Iyyobinte Pusthakam". The Hindu. 6 April 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Chalachitraratnam Award". The New Indian Express. 19 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Chalachitraprathibha Puraskar". The New Indian Express. 19 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Chalachitra Ratna award for O.N.V. Kurup". The Hindu. 18 May 2012.
  9. ^ "Chalachithra Prathiba award". The Hindu. 18 May 2012.

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