Adaminte Makan Abu wins top honours at Kerala state awards
MALAYALAM film Adaminte Makan Abu, which recently got four National Awards last week, won four Kerala state film awards including best film and best actor.The film was also nominated for the best script and best music direction.
At the 58th National awards Adaminte Makan Abu won the best film, actor, music direction and photography awards.
Acclaimed Bengali filmmaker Buddadev Dasgupta, the chairperson for this year’s jury, said the performance of Salim Kumar, who won the best actor award, was simply superb.
“Words cannot describe Salim Kumar’s performance.
Believe me, I was surprised to see other films of this actor.
He has done justice to his character in this film,” Dasgupta said.
“This is the second time I am heading the jury here and I was really taken aback by the numerous excellent films made by debutants,” added Dasgupta.
A proud Salim Kumar said, “I am extremely delighted that I have won the national and the state film award for best actor for this role.” Popular actress Kavya Madhavan was named the best actress for film Gatama.
“This should be seen as an award for the entire film unit,” said Kavya.
Dasgupta complemented the state government for providing subsidies for film production.
“The procedure of providing financial assistance is a great boon for young and debutant film makers and if a helping hand is provided in screening of such films it will help many new comers,” said Gupta.