Madhu C Narayanan won the Padmarajan Award for Best Director for his role in Kumbalangi Nights last year. The award carries a cash prize of Rs.
Subhas Chandran’s seasickness was chosen as the best novel. Subhash Chandran receives Rs 20,000, fame and sculpture award for best novel. The Padmarajan Memorial Trust has introduced a novel award from this year.
Great short story
Sarah Josephine Nee was awarded the Kacha Short Story Award. 15,000 and a citation. Sajin Babu wins screenplay for Biryani
Bobby and Sanjay, who wrote the screenplay for Iyyere, received special jury awards. The award was decided by a jury comprising Prasanna Rajan, Rose Marie and Pradeep Panangad.
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The award ceremony was to be held on May 23, the 75th birthday of Padmarajan. But considering the Kovid situation, the ceremony has been postponed. Padmarajan Memorial Trust distributes awards every year for the past 27 years in Thiruvananthapuram.