Here Are The Top Stories Of The Week

Here are the top stories of the week! 


In a post-release conversation, director Nag Ashwin speaks about the process of scripting, the work that went into creating Mahanati, why he edited out portions, and how he’s going to regroup before his next film.

Read full interview: Nag Ashwin Interview: ‘My Challenge Was To Get Keerthy Suresh To Believe In Her Acting Prowess’ 

Whether it’s a trailer launch or any film event, star kids like Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Varun Dhawan will continue to be asked questions on casting couch and nepotism, in the hope of getting a salacious quote. Here’s why their answers are not helpful to the cause.

Read full story: Star Kids & Casting Couch: Should Bollywood Royalty Be Asked The Tough Questions? 

After a gap of eight years, PF Mathews returned to the tinsel world in 2017 to collaborate with Lijo Jose Pellissery; Ee Ma Yau, released in theatres last week to rave reviews. The brilliantly layered screenplay of Ee Ma Yau is being widely praised, discussed and dissected. Finally, Mathews has found the much-deserved fame and limelight that eluded him for many years.

Read full interview: Writer PF Mathews Interview: ‘When People Die, They Become Fiction’

I Am 20, directed by SNS Sasthri and produced by Film Division, has a youthful charm that summarizes India in the 1960s as a country in the cusp of adulthood; ambitious and rebellious. The film looks into the fabric of new India through the eyes of a generation, born in 1947, the year India attained Independence from colonial rule.

Read full story: A Group Of Youngsters Dissect The Idea Of India In ‘I Am 20’


Cinematographer-director BR Vijayalakshmi is going through the Friday pangs after a break of 23 years, but says it still feels like yesterday that she was awaiting the release of her debut directorial Paattu PaadavaAbhiyum Anuvum/Abhiyude Katha Anuvinteyum, her sophomore Tamil-Malayalam bilingual with Tovino Thomas and Piaa Bajpai in the lead, released this week.

Read full interview: ‘Back After 23 Years, But I Feel At Home’: BR Vijayalakshmi On Directing Abhiyum Anuvum

The name Padmarajan has always been close to the heart of every Malayali. Though his artistic career took a turn in the 70s when he started making films, the writer in him was always dear to them. He was a great observer and accurately portrayed the quirks in people’s behaviour.

Read full story: The Director Whom Fame Sought Posthumously: Remembering Padmarajan On His Birthday