Awards & Winners


Ajayan, also known as Thoppil Ajayan, is a Malayalam film director who is noted for his only feature film Perumthachan. The film received positive reviews from critics worldwide. For this film, Ajayan won the Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director and Kerala State Film Award for Best Debut Director in 1990. The film also won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Popular Film in 1990 and was nominated for the Golden Leopard award at the Locarno International Film Festival in 1992. In the afterword to his book The Master Carpenter, playwright M. T. Vasudevan Nair wrote that Ajayan first approached him for a screenplay of his story Manikkakkallu. That did not materialise and later he approached with another dream project Perumthachan. In the end of the afterword, M. T. thanks Ajayan for persuading him to write screenplay for Perumthachan.

Awards by Ajayan

Check all the awards nominated and won by Ajayan.