Adayalangal best film; Mohanlal best actor

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Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 8: ''Adayalangal'' was adjudged the best feature film, while its director M G Sasi bagged the best director award in the Kerala State film awards today.

Announcing the awards, Kerala Cultural Affairs Minister M A Baby said the best actor and actress awards went to Mohanlal and Meera Jasmine respectively.

While the scintillating performance as Valiakath Moosa in ''Paradesi'' helped Mohanlal to win the award, Meera got the award for her role of a lonely housewife in Shyamaprasad's ''Ore Kadal,'' which was chosen as the second best film.

The best supporting actor and actress awards went to Murali and Lakshmi Gopalaswamy respectively.

Mr Baby said noted comedian and character artist Jagathi Sreekumar would get a special award for his performance in ''Veeralipattu'' and ''Arabikkadha.'' A special mention was made about T G Ravi for his performance in ''Ottakkayyan'' and ''Adayalangal.' An eight-member jury headed by Assamese Director Janu Baruah chose the winners from 28 films.

The best male playback singer award was bagged by Vijay Jesudas while the female singer award went to Swetha Mohan. M Jayachandran was chosen as the best Music Director for the songs in ''Nivedyam.''


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