The state of Kerala rejoices the awards for a feature film produced in Kerala. The Chalachitra Academy of Kerala conferred the awards since 1998. They celebrated 43rd Film Award of Kerala by presenting the best Malayalam Cinema released during 2012. The show took 33 categories into consideration for the awards to be given away. Awards announced in 2013. The award show was successful with great vim and vigor. The Best Film awarded to ‘Kamal,’Ubaid’ for ‘Celluloid’ which is a biopic based on the life of the father of Malayalam Cinema, J.C. Daniel.
The Best Director won by Lal Jose, who started his career as assistant director to Kamaluddin Mohameed Majeed, for the film, ‘AyalumNjanumThammil.’ The Best Actor awardee, Prithviraj, the famous actor, playback singer, producer for the movie‘Celluloid, AyalumNjanum.’Rima Kallingal, who pursued her acting career after being the first runner up in Miss Kerala 2008 contest, bagged Best Actress award for ’22 Female Kottayam, Nidra.’ Best Child Artist won by Master Minon, ‘Vyjayanthi’ for ‘101 ChodyangalManjadikuru.’
There were also some Special Jury Award, given to Jayan K Cherian for ‘Pappillio Buddha (film).’ The centric moment of the award show, Lifetime Achievement Award, awarded to most renowned director, known for his prolific works in World Cinema, ‘J Sasikumar.’ He directed movies that were for the common public and not for any critics; he made nearby 141 plus movies in life career. His directing career started in the mid-1960s. J. Sasikumar, the bountiful man, holds three world records: First is ‘Records counting the maximum number of films as 141 plus in lifetime career, second is ‘maximum films casting the same actor as the protagonist, the famous PremNazir in nearby 84 films out of his 141 films made and third record holds‘most number of films directed in just one year which counts 15 movies in 1977. J.Sasikumar, being a world known prolific director awarded with all dignity and respect.
Awards intent to promote a film with inventive values and embolden the artist, technicians, and artist from all the various fields for their hard work put it. The awardees awarded with a replica of certificate for their outstanding performance of work along with a prize money varying from position to position decided by the jury. The jury has all the talented and renowned people from all the area of interest to finalize the list of awardees for a fair judgment. The night of awards mesmerizes the audience with various performances and appreciation to the outstanding work. The show ends with achievements and beat up drum moments treasured for long.