Padmarajan Memorial Trust announces literary and film awards Subhash Chandran’s ‘Samudrashila’ won the first award for best novel. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 20,000 and a citation. Sarah Joseph’s You Nee was selected as the best short story (Rs. 15,000). Kumbalangi Nights Narayanan won Best Director (Rs 25,000). Best Screenplay Writer (Rs 15,000): Biryani Bobby and Sanjay received special Jury Award for the screenplay of ‘Iyer’.
The jury was headed by Prasanna Rajan and Shyama Prasad. Trust chairman Vijayakrishnan, general secretary Baiju Chandran and secretary Pradeep Panangad said the award ceremony would be announced soon.