Here Are The Top Stories Of The Week

Here are the top stories of the week!


KM Sarjun, the 31-year-old director whose short films stirred debate and evoked strong emotions among the audience, says he doesn’t want to be labelled as a filmmaker who deals with social issues. He is now consciously trying to move away from ‘women-oriented films’; his first full-length feature, Echcharikkai Idhu Manidhargal Nadamadum Idam, is a horror drama.

Read full interview: ‘Lakshmi’ Wasn’t About Love; It Was About The Human Need For Attention: KM Sarjun On His Kind Of Cinema

In India, inter-state water disputes are not new. And, filmmaker MA Nishad tries to throw the spotlight on water, borders and people in his Tamil-Malayalam bilingual Keni (Kinaru in Malayalam). In an exclusive interview to Silverscreen, Nishad speaks about his career, the social angle to his films and why it is important to be humane.

Read full interview: ‘I Speak About Issues Concerning People’: MA Nishad’s Philosophy Of Cinema 

In a State where voters have been ‘cultivated’ for decades with the largesse of politicians, actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan promised no ‘quarter or scooter’, but a quality of life where people will be prosperous enough to fend for themselves. And, with just that one line, he ensured that people would remember his newly launched political party ‘Makkal Needhi Maiam’ for long.  Will Kamal prove as competent a leader as he is an actor? Only time will tell.

Read our full coverage: 

Kamal Haasan Launches Makkal Needhi Maiam: ‘We Are Now Ready To Blow The Whistle On Everything’

Like His Films, Kamal Haasan’s Political Launch Elicits A Myriad Of Reactions


In Pictures: Highlights From Kamal Haasan’s ‘Naalai Namadhe’ Tour

In India, high-end fashion labels are almost unaffordable. Thankfully, there are some actresses out there who understand what the public at large is looking for and make clothes that are fashionable, trendy, and affordable. Here are some artistes who take their love for fashion just as seriously as their Bollywood careers.

Read full story: From Deepika Padukone To Anushka Sharma, 5 Affordable Designer Labels Curated By Actresses