Thiruvananthapuram: The International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), being held here, paid homage to three prominent figures of Indian Cinema - A Vincent, Yusufali Kechery and M S Viswanathan - by releasing a book on them the other day.
‘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,” Madhu, 82, said.
The book on evocative lyricist Yusufali Kechery, written by T P Shasthamangalam, was released by Aryadan Shoukath. Director Shaji Kailas received the first copy of the book.
The author explained 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.