Tuesday, 31 May 2011

with Salman Khan in Chandramukhi (1993)

Pics from the sets of Chandramukhi (1993). Sridevi with Salman Khan and the cast and crew of the film.

This children's fantasy film was written by Salman Khan and was an expensive and colossal flop.

The cast looked gorgeous, the music was decent, had well-shot songs but... it didn't work in any measure. With shoddy direction by a new director and editing that bordered on the bizarre, the film took a drumming at the box-office and by critics. Sridevi did the film upon request by Salman Khan (who was and remains a huge fan). On paper, it could have worked - Sridevi has done several fantasy films and costume dramas in the 1980s that were box-office smashes.

Both stars acknowledged later that the movies didn't work and Sridevi said in an interview that she got a lot of flak for her movies with Salman from her fans. Oddly enough, via the Facebook fanclub, we have notes from Europe and the Americas where there are in fact fans of this movie - fans who saw the film when they were young and liked it! Go figure.

Sadly, that's not going to be remembered - only the sad tally at the box office will. Oh well, you can't win them all.

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