Sunday, 22 January 2012

Lamhe Launch

Sridevi at the launch of one of her most memorable Hindi films, Lamhe. A movie that went on to win multiple awards and attained cult status on account of its lukewarm reception at the box-office yet beloved fan-following.

Seen here with co-star Anil Kapoor, her producer and director Yash Chopra, the divine singer Lata Mangeshkar, legendary actor Dilip Kumar and others.

Following the unprecedented success of Chandni, it was almost a given that Sridevi would work in any ensuing film with Yash Chopra, who has stated in interviews that his favorite actors of all-time were Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi and Shah Rukh Khan.

Sridevi's co-stars from the earlier film, Rishi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna, were not in the reckoning, but Waheeda Rehman, who had a brief role in Chandni, was given a lengthier part to play in Lamhe. It goes without saying but Rehman was faultless in her portrayal of the maternal figure. After winning a Filmfare Lifetime Achievement award, Waheeda Rehman mentioned she'd like Lamhe to be her last film as she predicted there could never be a better film to be her swansong (the year was 1991). However, a decade later, when Anupam Kher donned the hat of director in Om Jai Jagdish (2002), he dragged the legendary actress out of self-imposed retirement. She's appeared in a few other films sporadically, ever since.

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Dilip Kumar, Sridevi and Anil Kapoor at the launch of Lamhe

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