Remembering a legend
Screenplay of the Kerala state film award-winning movie Celluloid, directed by Kamal. A tribute to J.C. Daniel, the father of Malayalam cinema, who had to pay a huge price to fulfil his dream of becoming a filmmaker.
Celluloid, Kamal, Rs. 140
A compilation of 60 essays by M.N. Karasseri. Written in a simple language that is laced with subtle humour, the articles are divided into 10 categories, such as women, literature, language, citizens’ right, traditional knowledge, experience and so on.
Neethi Thedunna Vaakku, M.N. Karasseri, Rs. 250
Friends, contemporaries and disciples of Sukumar Azhikode remember him in the book. The compilation brings the readers closer to the person Azhikode was.
Azheekodu Anubhavangal, edited by C.J. Roy, Rs. 120
Vignettes from life
Poems by Girija P. Pathekkara. Sachidanandan writes in his foreword: ‘Irony is a main component in the poems, so also a philosophical mind’. He writes that the poems are enjoyable and significant on account of the simple and pleasant language, and honest treatment of life and values.
Penpiravi, Girija P. Pathekara, Rs. 60
For copies: DC Books
Life is beautiful
The book reflects the author’s craving to go back to his childhood, with his friends.
Othupallikkaalam, M.M.Kabeer, Rs. 80
Compilation of memoirs by Archbishop Mar Joseph Perunthottam. Born into an ordinary family, he takes readers through his childhood and how experiences shaped his personality and character.
Ormmacheppu, Mar Joseph Perunthottam, Rs. 125
Articles by the late Lohitadas in which he shares with readers his experiences as a filmmaker. The book also has articles by artistes who have worked with him and his contemporaries, which throw light on significant incidents and controversies surrounding his film career.
Thaniyaavarthanam Muthal Nivedyam Vare, Lohithadas and Pallissery, Rs. 120
Tintumon, a character created and nurtured by Malayalis, is forever tickling the funny bone. Here is a collection of Tintumon jokes.
Tintumon Phalithangal, compiled by Jeena Rajan, Rs. 80
For copies: Litmus (Imprint of DC Books)