Malayalam artists who passed away recently will be commemorated at a function held as part of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK). Books on actors Kalpana and Kalabhavan Mani and scriptwriter T. A. Razak will be released at Sree Theatre at 6.30pm on December 11. Also, ‘Pinnilavu’, a book consisting articles about the lives of 24 artists will be released as part of IFFK.
Film personalities including Urvashi, Johnpaul, I.V. Sasi, K. P. A. C. Lalitha, Sidharth Bharathan, Shaji Kailas, Raghavan, B. Unnikrishnan, Maniyanpilla Raju and T. V. Chandran will take part in the function.
The memoir of Kalpana is written by Didi Damodaran while film critic and director K B Venu has penned the artistic journey and life of T. A. Razak. Madhu Janardan has penned the book on Kalabhavan Mani. 'Pinnilavu' includes writings of John Paul, Bhagyalakshmi, Ramachandra Babu, Chelavoor Venu and Sreebala K. Menon.
A catalogue which provides information regarding films from September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016 will also be released at the function. Bio-pic of Czech Republic’s IIFA Lifetime Achievement Award winning Director Jiří Menzel will be screened during the open forum on December 10.