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 for||Best Malayalam film with popular appeal and aesthetic value|
|Sponsored by||Kerala State Chalachitra Academy|
|Most recent winner||Kumbalangi Nights|
|First winner||Swami Ayyappan|