Here Are The Top Stories Of The Week

Here are the top stories of the week! 


Tamil Meme Nation’s meme makers have now chosen Simbu to be their vehicle. Ever since the actor’s …impassioned speech at the Kollywood-organised protest for Cauvery – in which he momentarily revealed one of the faces behind those randomly attributed quotes floating on the Internet – there have been a slew of memes that have made good use of his lines.

Read full story: Actor Silambarasan: The Current Favourite Of The Tamil Meme Nation 

Silverscreen went around theatres across Chennai to check the crowd at the morning shows but the situation was quite abysmal. Shows are running to almost empty theatres and big ticket releases like Mercury, Bharat Ane Nenu failed to draw a crowd. The ticket sales are expected to go up in the evening and over the weekend.

In pictures: After 48 Days Of Strike, Mercury and Bharat Ane Nenu Release; Fail To Bring Back The Audience

The Celebrity Internet (CI) is all kinds of strange. It treats its subjects as if they were members of a rare, endangered breed whose moves need to be documented for posterity. For nowhere else would you ‘spot’ a baby Taimur with his mother, or in more sinister instances, ‘hot, sexy pictures’ of star kids who are dangerously underage. The CI seems to have no moral compunctions about giving into its voyeuristic instincts, or into those of its disturbingly large consumer base.

Read full story: Yes, It’s Entirely Inappropriate To Call A Teen ‘Hot’, Even If She’s The Child Of A Star

When Marathi filmmaker Tejas Prabha Vijay Deoskar had a germ of an idea inspired by a small but significant event in the news, he never knew that it would take him as far as making a movie which would feature a star he’d long admired.


Read full interview: ‘Bucket List,’ Madhuri Dixit’s Marathi Debut, Is About Unfulfilled Wishes: Filmmaker Tejas Prabha Vijay Deoskar

Ever since Sri Reddy began talking about the casting couch, social media has been abuzz with updates, statements, and bizarre developments on what is regarded as a huge controversy for the Telugu film industry. Taking us back to last year when singer and RJ Suchitra Karthik shared numerous “leaks” of videos, photos, and scoops about the film industry, the case around Sri Reddy is gaining far more attention than what most would’ve predicted.

Here’s a brief timeline of the controversy.

Read full story: Now There’s A Ram Gopal Varma Angle To The Sri Reddy Saga: A Timeline