Here Are The Top Stories Of The Week

Here are the top stories of the week!


Actor Sananth Reddy will perhaps be in Hyderabad – or Bengaluru – today to watch the first show of his latest movie, Mercury. Directed by Karthik Subbaraj, the much-awaited silent movie stars Prabhudeva, Sananth and Indhuja, among others.

Read full interview: ‘I Knew ‘Mercury’ Would Be A Huge Break For Me’: Sananth Reddy

The present generation’s first exposure to silent cinema might have been Singeetham Srinivasa Rao’s Pushpaka Vimana (Pesum Padam in Tamil). With time, the audience tastes has significantly changed, and with catchy music and mass dialogues, there seems to be no space for silence. But, Karthik Subbaraj, with his upcoming ‘no language’ silent thriller Mercury has rekindled interest in the genre.

Read full story: The Sound Of Silence: Revisiting ‘Pushpak’ Thirty Years Later

The term ‘Netflix n Chill’ has found a place in the Urban Dictionary. While one meaning says watching shows and movies on Netflix when your “bae” doesn’t want to come over, it can also mean the opposite – a booty call made on the pretext of watching Netflix shows. Netflix has become a cultural imperative even though many cinema purists and TV studios see this as a threat to Hollywood.

Read full story: ‘Netflix n Chill’: The Cultural Phenomenon That Film Purists In Hollywood Can’t Fathom

2018 has been wonderful for Nirmal Sahadev so far. The 30-year-old made his Mollywood debut as a screen-writer in Shyamaprasad’s Hey Jude which released in theatres this February, and two months later, his directorial debut is all set to hit the screens.

Read full interview: There’s No Hero Or Villain In ‘Ranam’: Nirmal Sahadev On His Directorial Debut


The Chennai Super Kings scored a phenomenal win against the Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai yesterday. They were probably oblivious to the chaos outside the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium when thousands of protesters gathered at Anna Salai to protest against the IPL due to Centre’s failure to constitute the Cauvery Water Management Board. With around 4,000 police personnel deployed in the area, protesters could not go beyond the barricades despite trying to break them.

Director P Bharathiraja, Vairamuthu, Vetrimaaran, Thankar Bachan, actor Ameer joined the protest. They were later packed in police vans and moved out of the site.

In Pictures: A Big Win For CSK In Chennai & A Day Of Protests For Tamil Film Industry