Why Surabhi deserves all support in the Paliyekkara Toll Plaza issue!

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Ever since National Award winning actor Surabhi Lakshmi went Live on Facebook yesterday, and reacted against the dreadful experience that she had to endure along with several other motorists at the Paliyekkara Toll Plaza, varied responses have started pouring in. While the actor has been mostly lauded for what she had done, there have also been a few brickbats that were thrown her way. Continue reading “Why Surabhi deserves all support in the Paliyekkara Toll Plaza issue!”

Straight off a Simple Heart: Surabhi Lekshmi on ‘Point Blank’

Quite accidentally happened to watch National Award winning actor Surabhi Lekshmi on Asianet’s ‘Point Blank’, where she was engaged in a conversation with Jimmy James. Easily one of the most engaging interviews that I have seen in recent times, Surabhi Lekshmi reiterates that stardom and fame need not necessarily always be related to haughtiness or disdain. Continue reading “Straight off a Simple Heart: Surabhi Lekshmi on ‘Point Blank’”

Will ‘the victim’ be served justice beyond the FB hashtags?

This isn’t the first time that a woman has been abducted, molested and assaulted and from the looks of it, it certainly will not be the last either.  2016 saw the horrendous atrocities meted out to Jisha, while 2012 saw Nirbhaya and the unmentionable brutalities that she had to endure. Now as the new year dawns, we hear of a young actress, and how she has been mercilessly attacked by a group of men in a moving car, as it sped along the streets of Kochi for two hours. Continue reading “Will ‘the victim’ be served justice beyond the FB hashtags?”

Mollywood rallies behind the assaulted actor in support!

The assaulted actor, who has lodged a police complaint after a group of assailants barged into her car, assaulted her and took pictures and videos, has found tremendous support from her colleagues in Mollywood. Scores of people have also rallied behind her on the social media and have demanded that  the culprits be brought to book immediately. Continue reading “Mollywood rallies behind the assaulted actor in support!”

Kochi Pazhaya Kochi Alla: Bhavana’s Harrowing Nighmare!

BhavanaIn a shocking incident yesterday, actor Bhavana who was returning to Cochin after a film shoot at Thrissur, was allegedly harassed by a group of miscreants who forced themselves into her car near Angamaly. With conflicting reports on the incident flooding the internet, we would know what exactly happened, only after Bhavana herself talks to the media. Continue reading “Kochi Pazhaya Kochi Alla: Bhavana’s Harrowing Nighmare!”

Aren’t we done with the number games in Mollywood yet?

There used to be a time when fans of the two lead actors in Mollywood,  Mammootty and Mohanlal, engaged in a war of words – online and offline – every time a film of either of the actors was released. One thought, things would get better as years passed by, but looks like things have only got worse. Continue reading “Aren’t we done with the number games in Mollywood yet?”

Anjali Ameer and the Changing Transsexual Politics in South India Cinema!

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The transsexual politics in South Indian cinema has been solely one-dimensional, what with the transsexuals, largely occupying the fringes of the industry as extra artistes or makeup assistants. Even when they have been offered roles in films, they have often been relegated to comic images of gaudily attired, men-thirsty vampires. Continue reading “Anjali Ameer and the Changing Transsexual Politics in South India Cinema!”