Here Are The Top Stories Of The Week

Here are the top stories of the week!


After his public spat with Gautham Vasudev Menon, Karthick Naren, in an exclusive chat with Silverscreen, shares that he was forced to open up as Naragasooran was under threat. As allegations from young filmmakers come tumbling out, has Naren opened a can of worms?

Read full story: Karthick Naren Vows To Come Back With Proof Against Gautham Menon, A Few Others Insist That It’s Not A One-Off Case

Most producers have stuck to the TFPC’s rule of complete shutdown in letter and spirit, even if it meant putting on hold productions with just a few days of shooting left. A few have received “special” permissions, due to various factors, and that has got the goat of some in the association.

Read full story: Tamil Nadu Film Strike: It’s Not A Level Playing Field Anymore, Rue Some Producers

Before Bindu Movie House shut down in 2000, it was an integral part of Valayanchirangara’s lifestyle – a favourite haunt of residents. Eighteen years later, the theatre has now been revived, its premises scrubbed clean to host a film festival; there are no traces of the fertilizer depot that the hall had once been when it fell on bad times.

Read full story: A Kerala Village Relives The Memory Of An Old Cinema Hall Through A Film Festival

At a time when there is extreme unrest among the film fraternity in Kollywood, with producers squabbling with the DSPs, and among themselves, the theatres and the multiplexes in the city have resorted to screening old, popular hits in Tamil. A theatre that has remained serene amidst this chaos though, is the old screen at Batcha in Broadway, Chennai.

In Pictures: The 102-Year-Old Batcha Theatre Remains Unaffected By The Chaos In The Tamil Film Industry


It’s not easy filling Madhuri Dixit’s dancing shoes. Jacqueline Fernandez who took up the daunting task by reprising the classic ‘Ek Do Teen’, has probably become the most hated actress on social media so much so that stars like Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan had to tweet in her support. But why blame Jacqueline, when it is the music composers who lack originality and keep going back to mess around with the classics.

Read full story: The Outrage Over ‘Ek Do Teen’: Who Decides Creativity Is Great Only When Original?

With mainstream artistes often given more importance in the industry, it’s always a delight to watch a lesser-known, relatively smaller artiste working hard, promising to deliver a breakout-worthy performance on the bigger screen. Here is a list of actors who have a fairly impressive record already, but are perhaps newer faces to look forward to in mainstream cinema.


Read full story: Journey To The Big Screen: Actors To Look Forward To In Bollywood

On World Theatre Day, we take a look at the new crop of young, successful, mainstream Bollywood actors who began their journey from the stage and even now, dabble in the two.

Read full story: World Theatre Day: A New Crop Of Bollywood Actors Who Dabble In Plays & Films

Here is a list of feature films and documentaries worth your time, that are streaming on Amazon Prime Videos/Netflix/CinemasOfIndia.

Read full story: What To Watch This Weekend & Where: A List Of Stunning Films To Stream Online