'Pathemari' wins two of the big four awards at 63rd Filmfare Award (South) 2016. This movie on the life of one of those Keralites residing in Gulf region, who fails to make it large, was adjourned as the Best Film in Malayalam in the past year. Mammootty won his 12th Best Actor Filmfare (South) award for the heart-touching performance as Pallikal Narayanan in 'Pathemari'. Though the Best Actor category was almost certain for Mammootty, the film had a tough fight in the Best Film category, against 'Anarkali', 'Charlie', 'Ennu Ninte Moideen' and 'Premam'. The film had seven nominations in this year's Filmfare award.