Jayasurya won the Kerala State Award for the best actor for his roles in biopic Captain and in Njan Marykutty. He portrayed footballer VP Sathyan in Captain and a transsexual Marykutty in Njan Marykutty. Director and friend of Jayasurya, Ranjith Sankar opened up about the risk he took for the roles and the price he paid for trying to be impeccable. For Captain, Jayasurya who never played football practised hard for three months without going for shoots. Also, he is still on medication for the skin allergy he contracted while portraying Marykutty. Some recognitions are a huge relief, posted Ranjith. The acting of Jayasurya was perfection personified and no wonder, the award came his way.