Monday, 7 February 2011

Inquilab (1984)

One of Sridevi's earlier Hindi films, she stars as Aasha, a woman in love with the super cop (yet another 'angry young man' role)  Inspector Amar (Amitabh Bachchan).

Sridevi, click to enlarge
With a dubbed voice and rocking some serious 1980s fashion, Sridevi looks like a doll in the masala caper. With a 20+ year age gap, the tall superstars should have looked awkward together - but didn't. As Sridevi said during the peak of her career, she rarely did films with Big B as heroines rarely had much to do in an Amitabh Bachchan film - case in point, this film! She's hardly on screen.

How the tides changed when in 2012, Bachchan himself appeared briefly in English Vinglish - which was entirely a Sridevi vehicle from the first frame till last.

Kader Khan, Ranjit, Shakti Kapoor and comedian Utpal Dutt as Sridevi's father, also starred in this film.

Laxmikant Pyarelal did the music, the song 'Aaj abhi yahin' (Aasha Bhosle and Kishore Kumar duet) was a major hit on the charts.

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