Awards & Winners


Date of Birth 1925
Place of Birth Kerala
Nationality India
K. Appukuttan Nair, better known as Kozhikodan, was a film critic and writer from Kerala state, India. One of the first critics to take a closer look at the mainstream Malayalam cinema, he reviewed about 2000 Malayalam films over four decades. He began writing on films from the early 1950s. He started writing in Mathrubhumi and Chandrika, and later became a regular columnist of Mathrubhumi Illustrated Weekly along with Cynic and Nadirsha. The trio is said to have elevated film criticism into a serious genre of writing in Malayalam. Kozhikodan received the Kerala State Film Award for Best Book on Cinema in 1988 for Chalathitraswadanam Engane? and the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 2010 for the poetry collection Padachonikku Salam. Kozhikodan died on 20 January 2007.

Awards by Kozhikodan

Check all the awards nominated and won by Kozhikodan.


Kerala State Film Award for Best Book on Cinema
Honored for : Chalathitraswadanam Engane?