Here Are The Top Stories Of The Week

Here are the top stories of the week! 


In a chat with Silverscreen, Laxmi, now popularly known as Paris Laxmi, speaks about her passion for classical dance, transition from a French small-towner into a quintessential Malayali woman, and more.

Read full interview: Danseuse-Actor Paris Laxmi Interview: ‘Classical Dance Isn’t Like Fast Food’

In an exclusive chat with Silverscreen, Resul Pookutty expressed his disappointment over the National Awards fracas and said, “When you sit inside Vigyan Bhavan, everybody is equal. That’s what was discriminated this time. The people who got left out were the marginal workforce.”

Read full story: ‘The Awardees Who Abstained From The Ceremony Are The True Winners’: Resul Pookutty On The National Film Awards Row

This is the first of the weekly series where Silverscreen will recommend films, documentaries, shorts, songs or scenes from seminal films that make a compelling watch. In this piece, we revisit Onnu Muthal Poojyam Vare (1986), the directorial debut of veteran screenwriter Raghunath Paleri.

Read full story: The Timelessness Of Onnu Muthal Poojyam Vare

Mahanati, releasing as Nadigaiyar Thilagam in Tamil on May 9, traces the period (1950s-1960s) when Savitri ruled the Telugu-Tamil film industry. Incidentally, that period was also considered  the golden age of South Indian cinema.

As the film (Mahanati) approaches release, here’s a brief as to who Savitri was and why she remains special.

Read full story: ‘Mahanati’ Savitri: All You Need To Know About South India’s Finest Female Superstar


Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, that released 30 years back, resonated with many lovers and heartbroken souls back in the late 80s and 90s. It was recently brought to light that filmmaker Mansoor Khan had deliberately given the film a tragic ending. It wasn’t supposed to be that way considering he had a happy ending drafted already, he revealed.

Read full story: When Aamir Khan Felt Sridevi Was “Too Old” To Work With After The Release Of Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak

On International Dance Day (April 29), Silverscreen talks to dansuese-actress Parvathy about her engagement with classical dance, and how being a danseuse helped her career as an actor.

Read full interview: ‘Cinema Might Not Be Making Use Of Classical Dance Forms, But They Have a Growing Audience’: Parvathy