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V K Cherian
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V.K. Cherian
    Question:  Is cinema an individual creative work of a director or is it a collective art of a group of creative people?   John Abraham: Cinema is not a collective art. A film directed by John Abraham is entirely of his own, just John Abraham’s. I take the decisions (not others). I am the…
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K.N. Shaji
  Analysing John Abraham’s politics is a difficult task, especially with regard to his ideology. John’s politics were essentially a love for humanity, to which his short but meaningful and painful life is itself a testimony. John was larger than life, larger that his films, and in a way, his life…
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C.S. Venkiteswaran
  There are two kinds of film-makers—those who create an oeuvre of their own and leave a personal imprint on their field, and those who not only want to explore the medium and create a body of work, but also want to communicate and connect with society of their time. John Abraham was of the latter…
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V.K. Cherian
  Film-maker John Abraham (1937–1987) is still remembered as a cult figure of New Indian Cinema, especially those of his genre from Kerala. Though he made four films, and many films he attempted were not completed or remained at the script stage, his commitment and dedication to the new genre of…
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R. Nandakumar
  The art and vision of John Abraham   When in 1987 word got around about the death of John Abraham it seemed in a manner that was all of a piece with his life and what he was known for, almost as if he had called off the show. It took a while for those who knew him to realise that this time it was…
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V.K. Cherian
John Abraham (1937–1987) is still remembered as a cult figure of New Indian Cinema. Though he only made a few films, his commitment and dedication to the new genre of filmmaking is imprinted in the mind of every cinephile. He was among the early graduates of the Film and Television Institute of…
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