Monday, 16 January 2012
Thankfully Sridevi has decided to finally come back
When a woman with a staggering 200 plus movies behind her as a leading lady decides to make a comeback, it has to be special indeed. No wonder, she returns with a film that is designed entirely around her. Now is it a 'women oriented' project? One hardly knows but English Vinglish better turn out to be a worthy enough movie experience for an audience since director Balki has made two interesting, but 'niche audience' focused films so far. Cheeni Kum and Paa worked well for their target audience but when it comes to English Vinglish, the audience is expected to be much 'wider' than merely 'targeted'!
Sridevi left on a high a decade and a half back with Judaai (1997), hence re-establishing what she was capable of. Even her journey towards her swansong was reasonably impressive with films like Lamhe, Gumraah, Laadla and Army making one forget debacles like Chandramukhi, Chaand Ka Tukda, Mr. Bechara and Kaun Sachha Kaun Jhootha that came intermittently. With English Vinglish not even requiring the presence of a 'hero' per se, this comeback would be much awaited for the senior actress who is looking million bucks even though she is just a year and a half shy from turning 50.
By Joginder Tuteja, Jan 16, 2012 - 14:22 IST