Njan Marykutty, directed by Ranjith Sankar, starred Jayasurya as a transsexual Marykutty. The film was a commercial and a critical success and Jayasurya had won the Kerala State's Best Actor Award for the role. Now, the role is fetching him another laurel and that too at the international level. He had been adjudged the Best Actor at The Indian Film Festival Cincinnati (USA). Jayasurya had undergone tremendous challenges for the role. It was the toughest role he had performed till date. The film was praised by most of the critics for being sensitive in portraying the community unlike films which show them in bad light. Jayasurya has thanked the director, crew and all Marykutties for the award.