Kerala State Film Awards for the movies released in the year 2017 are announced by Minister A K Balan.
Actress Parvathy won the best actress award for the film Take Off. Indrans was chosen as the best actor for his role in the film Aalorukkam. Ottamuri Velicham was chosen as the best film. Lijo Jose Pellissery won the award for best director for the film Ee Ma Yau.
Alancier and Pauly Valsan won the awards for the best character roles.
Best Popular movie : Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu.
Best Music composer : MK Arjunan (film Bhayanakam).
Best Lyricist : Prabha Varma(song Oolathil Melathal from the film Clint).
best background score : Gopi Sunder (Take Off).
Best Singer : Shahbaz Aman (‘Mizhiyil Ninnum’ from Maayanadhi)
Best Singer (Female) : Sithara Krishnakumar (Vimanam)
Best child actors- Abhinad, Nakshthra
Best cameraman- Manesh Madhavan for Eden
Best screenplay- Sajeev Pazhoor for Thondimuthalum Drikshakshikalum
Best script writer – MA Nishad for Kinar
Best screenplay adaptation- S Hareesh, Sanju Surendran for Eden
Best editing- Appu Bhattathiri for the movies Ottamuri Velicham and Veeram
Best Art director- Santhosh Raman for Take Off.
The winners were selected from over 110 movies, including children’s films. The movies of Mammootty, Mohanlal, Dileep, Prithviraj, Kunchacko Boban, Fahadh Faasil, Nivin pauly, Jayasurya, Asif Ali, Dulquer Salman, Vineeth Sreenivasan, Biju Menon and Tovino Thomas are nominated in various categories, while Manju Warrier and Parvathy have made their strong presence felt with their female-centric movies.
The jury is headed by director T.V. Chandran, also comprises directors Dr Biju and Manoj Kana, sound engineer Vivek Anand, cameraman Santosh Thundiyil, music director Jerry Amaldev, script writer Cheriyan Kalpakavadi, writer and critic Dr M Rajeev Kumar, and actress Jalaja.