Recently, on the initiative from Leenus L.K. ( 1993 - Film Direction ) , Rasi ( Art Direction - 1999) and Fr. Benny Benedict (1994 Editing ) a meeting of FTII graduates from Kerala was convened on 27 th May at Thiruvananthapuram. About 25 FTII graduates attended ranging from the earliest to the recent ones, which included John Sankaramangalam, Adoor Gopalakrishnan( 1965), Kabeer Rawther, K.G.George, K.R. Mohananan, V.R. Gopinath, Sunny Joseph, Ajith Kumar, etc.
Since the First Video festival of Kerala was also happening at Thiruvananthapuram during our get together, we had the honour of having Ms Chandita Mukherjee and Mr.Ramani as our guests.
Mr.John Sankaramangalam dwelt at length regarding the First GAFTII association which was formed many years back at Pune. Ms.Chandita explained the details about the formation a new entity called Graftii Foundation at Mumbai.
Finally it was decided to form a core committee for establishing an Alumni association in Kerala and proceed with the required formalities.
I think it is a timely and welcome beginning of friendship and fellowship among the GraFtiians of Kerala!
Ramachandra Babu, Leenus, Fr.Benny & Rasi
(R to L ) Chandita with Sunny & Leenus
John Sankaramangalam, Sunny & K.G.George
Ramani, Jain Joseph, Leenus & Sunny
John Sankaramangalam addressing
Myself, Leenus, Rasi, Sunny & Fr.Benny
(R to L) Kabeer Rawther, Myself & John