has been adjudged the best Malayalam actor for his outstanding
portrayal as Valiyakathu Moosa in P.T. Kunjumuhammed's
Paradesi at 55th annual Tiger Balm South Filmfare Awards
ceremony organised at Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai. Malayalam
sensation Meera Jasmine won the award for the best actress for her
distinct roles in Ore Kadal, directed by Shyamaprasad.
M. Mohanan's Katha Parayumpol, which is being remade as
Kuselan in Tamil, won the award for the best Malayalam
film, while Babu Thiruvalla won the award for the best director for
Music director Ouseppachan, lyricist Anil Panachuran and Madhu
Balakrishnan have been selected for the awards for best music
direction (Ore Kadal), lyrics (Arabikadha) and
best playback singing (Ore Kadal) respectively. Actors
Saikumar and Lakshmi got the best supporting actor awards.