IFFK pays homage to veterans of Industry


Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 10: The International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) paid homage to three legendary figures of Indian Cinema — A Vincent, Yusufali Kechery and M S Viswanathan — by releasing a book on them in the city today.

‘A Vincent enna Aloysius Vincent’, penned by Prashanth Mithran, was released by octogenarian actor Madhu.

“Vincent master fostered the actor and director in me. I got the rare opportunity to be associated with him for his movies. The lessons learned from him inspired me for the debut directorial venture,” said Madhu, 82.

The book on elegant and evocative lyricist Yusufali Kechery, written by T P Shasthamangalam, was released by Aryadan Shoukath. Popular director Shaji Kailas received the first copy of the book.

The author explained the about his research behind the book on the legendary figure, who was also a film producer and director.

The festival assemblage also paid homage to the veteran musician M S Viswanathan by releasing a book named ‘Viswasangeetham’, edited by M D Manoj. Kerala State Chalachitra Academy chairman T Rajeev Nath handed over the first copy to noted filmmaker K R Mohanan.  

MACTA released its diary for 2016.

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