The legend – Sridevi, who happened to be the first female superstar of Bollywood is no longer amongst us. Though the nation is gutted about this grave occurrence, and while we pay sympathies to her loved ones, we’d like to give a loving tribute to this timeless diva.
We will remember Sridevi as the naive yet adorable girl in Sadma, the uptight and independent woman in Mr.India, the bubbly lover in Chandni, the perfect homemaker in English Vinglish and the fearless mother in MOM.
Here are the top Sridevi movies Spuul loves..
Chandi finds the love of her life – Rohit, and is madly and devotedly in love with him. All’s rainbows and sunshine until he loses the ability to walk and pushes her away. She somehow moves on. Later her boss falls for her and she settle for marrying him. Things get complicated when Rohit returns to her life and she now has to make a dire decision.
Yash Raj makes his actresses look stunning in his cinema. You’ll know it when you see Sridevi glowing in varied colours of chiffon sarees, dancing away in the mountains, leaving us starstruck.
An accident causes Reshmi to regress to childlike behaviour. Somehow she ends up at a brothel but is luckily rescued by a well-wisher – Somu, who turns into her caretaker. Eventually, he falls in love with her but what does the future behold for a love like this, and what happens when she regains her memory?
Sridevi gained critical and commercial acclaim for her stellar performance in this movie. This can be counted as the turning point of her career and it happens to be the first movie that she dubbed for. It almost kick-started her journey to evolve into a true superstar!
A poor yet streetsmart Amar gets help from a politician to lead his life in a better way by joining the Police Academy. He later falls in love with Asha and progresses in his career too. Asha realises the corrupt intentions of the politicians who support and merely use Amar and tries to get him out of the rut.
Sridevi plays a strong-willed and promising role even though she was just a 20-something starring opposite Amitabhji. At the peak of her career she said she rarely starred in movies with BigB because actresses don’t have much to do in his films, she turned the tables in English Vinglish and how!
Rajni and Rajiv are happily married and in love. Until one fine day, a religious man informs the family about Rajni being a shape-shifting venomous snake. But apart from controlling Rajni, this evil man has a hidden agenda too.
Sridevi nailed her fearless performance and went on to win a Filmfare for Best Actress for Nagin. Her dance in the film on the singsong tune (that is probably playing in your head at the moment) went on to become a patent step & tune for anything regarding snakes. No kidding.
Viren falls for Pallavi but suffers a heartbreak when he learns that she’s taken. Pallavi gets married to another and conceives a child. She and her husband, unfortunately, passed away leaving behind their daughter Pooja who looks just like her. Viren turns caretaker for Pooja, who eventually falls for him and things get further complicated.
Sridevi plays a double role in this one like a maestro that she is! She displays a mature avatar and a naive, lovestruck girl – balancing both the acts with grace. What a star!
Sridevi’s journey has been nothing short of a memorable one and she will forever continue to shine as one of the most complete actors of Bollywood. And our hearts will continue to sing her tunes.
Na jaane kaha se aayi hai
Na jaane kaha ko jaayegi
Deewana kise banayegi yeh ladki..