J Jayalalithaa, the strong woman, dies in harness. O Paneerselvam, the eternal loyalist, revolts. V K Sasikala, the chief minister’s soul mate, is jailed. And hey-who-is-he E Palaniswami is the new chief minister. You would rip a scriptwriter if he came with this joke of a storyline. Even in Tollywood, forget Bollywood, there would be no takers for the proposal. But the reality is stranger than fiction. Read on.