An elated Ouseppachan said, “I never expected this award. So when I came to know about it I was really shocked. I consider this as a very big honor and thank my producer Vindyan who introduced me to director Shyamaprasad for Ore Kadal. The songs in the film were different from my usual style".
Celebrated filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan has bagged the best director award for his movie Naalu Pennungal and remarked, “I am very happy and consider this award for a new attempt in Indian cinema. Naalu Pennungal has four different stories made as one film."
Others who have had their share of honour were Pattanam Rasheed for the best make-up in the Mohanlal starrer Paradesi and B Ajith for editing for Naalu Pennungal. It was thanks giving time for Ajith and Pattanam Rasheed. Pattanam Rasheed said, “It was not easy to do make up for a period film like Paradesi. But I have to thank Lal sir who encouraged me and made the character come alive on screen."
Filmmaker Priyadarshan has also bagged the best feature film award for his classic film Kanchivaram, which has also gained recognition for the incredible actor Prakash Raj, through the best actor award.