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.”
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.
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.
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.