62nd National Film Awards has been announced. Despite the earlier speculations, Malayalam movie industry hasn't won much awards this time. 14 Malayalam movies including Ain, Ottal, Alif, Njaan etc has entered the final rounds for various categories.
Ain, directed by Siddharth Siva, is the Best Malayalam Movie. The industry has won 4 more awards; including the awards for Best Movie on Environment Conservation And Preservation, Best Screenplay, Best Background Score and a Special Mention.
Malayalam actors Mammootty and Jayasurya were considered for the Best Actor award; but finally lost it to Kannada actor Sanchari Vijay. Kangana Ranaut won the award for Best Actress, for the performance in Queen. Marathi movie The Court won the award for Best Movie. Bengali director Sreejith Mukherji is the Best Director.
62nd National Film Award: Malayalam Winners
Best Malayalam Movie: Ain (Director-Siddharth Siva)
Best Movie on Environment Conservation And Preservation: Ottal (Director-Jayaraj)
Special Mention (Best Actor): Musthafa (Ain)
Best Screenplay: Joshi Mangalath (Ottal)
Best Background Score: Gopi Sundar (1983)
Best Movie on Environment Conservation And Preservation
Ottal, directed by Jayaraj won the National award for Best Movie on Environment Conservation And Preservation.
Best Malayalam Movie
Ain, directed by actor-director Siddharth Siva won the National award for Best Malayalam movie.
Special Mention (Best Actor)
Musthaffa won the special jury mention for his performance in the movie Ain.
Joshy Mangalath won the National award for Best Screenplay, for the movie Ottal.
Best Background Score
Gopi Sundar won the National Award for Best Background Score, for the movie 1983, directed by Abride Shine.