Mathrubhumi film award function was held last week at Kochi , Kerala . The function was attended by almost every actors of Malayalam Film Industry Actor Mohanlal won the best actor award for Pranayam and Kavya Madhavan got the best actress award for her acting in Gadhama . Director Ranjith has been choosen as the best director for Indian Rupee . Actor Prithviraj became the Youth Icon of the year . All the films of Prithviraj which released last year maintained a certain standard . Salt and Pepper directed by Aashiq Abu , Chappa Kurishu Directed by Sameer Thahir etc also got the awards . Pranayam also bagged award for the best film . Pranayam was directed by blessy .