Sunday, 24 June 2018
Sigh... Another one awarded to Sridevi posthumously. Sridevi wins Best Actress for the film Mom. Boney Kapoor picked up the award on behalf of his late wife.
I am all for recognition for the great actress - but always morose that when she was alive, she wasn't appreciated as she deserved to be. RIP Sridevi.
Monday, 18 June 2018
Though Himmatwala was one of Sridevi's biggest hits and Lamhe a box-office disappointment that led the maker to a state of depression for a while, it is Lamhe that stands the test of time as a classic.
Himmatwala gave Sridevi a stepping stone, but Lamhe raised her to a pedestal.
As the Indian media carps on about 100 cr club and box-office stats for some truly awful films, the creatives in the industry value a good film over great box-office. The businessmen think otherwise - obviously - as it is indeed show business - but let's hear it for the noble flops. Be it Kaagaz Ke Phool, Pakeeza, Silsila, Andaaz Apna Apna, Mera Naam Joker...
Posted by Rama at 23:15
Sridevi with her father Ayappan. This image has been circulating online during Father's Day.
There's this surreal myth that Sridevi was born and named "Shree Amma Iyengar" - which is ENTIRELY FICTION and been accepted as truth. Sridevi was born Ayappan Sreedevi. The rest is just internet misinformation that we've been trying to correct for years. Its gotten so bad even leading publishing houses have stated it on record. Sigh...