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Kerala State Film Award for Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value

The Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value is an award, begun in 1976, presented annually at the Kerala State Film Awards of India to the best film with popular appeal and aesthetic value in Malayalam film industry. Until 1997, the awards were managed directly by the Department of Cultural Affairs of the Government of Kerala. Since 1998, the awards have been controlled by the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy, an autonomous, non-profit institution functioning under the Department of Cultural Affairs. The winner, producer and director, receives a certificate, statuette and a cash prize of ₹100,000 each.

Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value
Awarded forBest Malayalam film with popular appeal and aesthetic value
Sponsored byKerala State Chalachitra Academy
Reward(s)200,000 (US$2,900)
First awarded1976
Last awarded2018
Most recent winnerSudani from Nigeria
Highlights
Total awarded41
First winnerSwami Ayyappan

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WinnersEdit

No Year Film Producer Director
1 1976 Swami Ayyappan P. Subramaniam P. Subramaniam
2 1977
3 1978 Rappadikalude Gadha M. Subramaniam K. G. George
4 1979 Idavazhiyile Poocha Mindappoocha Priyadarsini Films Hariharan
5 1980 Manjil Virinja Pookkal Navodaya Appachan Fazil
6 1981 Gaanam Sreekumaran Thampi Sreekumaran Thampi
7 1982
8 1983 Koodevide Prem Prakash Padmarajan
9 1984 Nokkethadhoorathu Kannum Nattu Ouseppachan, Khayas, Kurian Fazil
10 1985 Yathra Joseph Abraham Balu Mahendra
11 1986 Ennennum Kannettante Sajan Fazil
12 1987 Oru Minnaminunginte Nurunguvettam Gopinath Panthalam, Babu Thiruvalla Bharathan
13 1988 1921 Mohammed Mannil I. V. Sasi
14 1989 Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha P. V. Gangadharan Hariharan
15 1990 Perumthachan G. Jayakumar Ajayan
16 1991 Godfather Swargachitra Appachan Siddique-Lal
17 1992 Venkalam V. V. Babu Bharathan
18 1993 Manichitrathazhu Swargachitra Appachan Fazil
19 1994 Thenmavin Kombath N. Gopalakrishnan Priyadarshan
20 1995 Mazhayethum Munpe Madhavan Nair Kamal
21 1996 Kulam V. S. Gangadharan Lenin Rajendran
22 1997 Kaliyattam K. Radhakrishnan (Jayalakshmy Films) Jayaraj
23 1998 Chinthavishtayaya Shyamala C. Karunakaran Sreenivasan
24 1999 Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal P. V. Gangadharan Sathyan Anthikkad
25 2000 Devadoothan Siyad Koker Sibi Malayil
26 2001 Raavanaprabhu Antony Perumbavoor Ranjith
27 2002 Nammal David Kachapilli Kamal
28 2003 Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum Prem Prakash Sibi Malayil
29 2004 Kaazcha Noushad Xavy, Manoj Mathew Blessy
30 2005 Achuvinte Amma P. V. Gangadharan Sathyan Anthikkad
31 2006 Classmates Prakash Damodaran, P. K. Muralidharan Lal Jose
32 2007 Katha Parayumbol Sreenivasan, Mukesh M. Mohanan
33 2008 Innathe Chintha Vishayam Antony Perumbavoor Sathyan Anthikkad
34 2009 Evidam Swargamanu Antony Perumbavoor Rosshan Andrrews
35 2010 Pranchiyettan and the Saint Ranjith Ranjith
36 2011 Salt N' Pepper Sadanandan Rangorath, Debobroto Mandal Aashiq Abu
37 2012 Ayalum Njanum Thammil Prem Prakash Lal Jose
38 2013 Drishyam Antony Perumbavoor Jeethu Joseph
39 2014 Om Shanti Oshana Alvin Joseph Jude Anthany Joseph
40 2015 Ennu Ninte Moideen Suresh Raj, Binoy Shankarath, Ragy Thomas R. S. Vimal
41 2016 Maheshinte Prathikaaram Aashiq Abu Dileesh Pothan
42 2017 Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu 100th Monkey Movies Ranjan Pramod
43 2018 Sudani from Nigeria Sameer Thahir, Shyju Khalid Zakariya Mohammed

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