We say, it begins and ends with Lamhe. What a role, what a nuanced performance, what dances... The mature Rajasthani belle Pallavi or the spunky, impish, joie de vivre of Pooja, Sridevi ensured that both characters she portrayed in the same film were as different as can be. Knowing, as we do now years after the film's release, that Sridevi was going through the immense personal pain of losing her beloved father at the time, is ample evidence that to the camera-born, is Sridevi. She can cast aside all her real trauma, for reel joy at the snap of a finger.
Gilded with fine direction, dialogue, co-stars, visuals, songs, Lamhe remains the most beloved box-office flop (- still hard to believe) that remains one of the most awarded and recognised films of all time.