The 49th Kerala State Film Awards were announced yesterday and there were many hits and misses. Many favorites were sidelined and some of the expected contenders made it big. However, Nimisha Sajayan who won the Best actress award had close competition from Aishwarya Lekshmi for her performance in Varathan. Nimisha won the best actress award for her role in Sanal Kumar Sashidharan's Chola. The film is yet to be released in Kerala theaters. Therefore, the audience have not watched her performance yet. Her co-star Joju too bagged the best Character Award for his role in the film. Director Sanal had released a teaser of the film and now we are convinced why Nimisha won the award. Check the video.