Monday, 23 July 2012

Movie Icon: Sridevi

In Filmfare's India's biggest Movie Icons issue, Sridevi was listed as No: 4.

4. Child Woman

She was the only actor perhaps who was able to say no to films with Amitabh Bachchan and yet came up trumps. She was our highest paid acress at one point and filmkaers clamouring to give her author backed roles. It was Sridevi's forte that she made even the ridiculous look sublime. Even in films like Nagina, where she played a snake woman, you didn't dismiss her but stayed riveteted to the screen. You woke up and took notice when she made love to thin air in the Kate nahin katte song, again the absurdity didn't compel you to take a smoking break. Sridevi's trump card was her versatility, as evident in the Seeta Aur Geeta remake, Chaalbaaz. She didn't remind you of Hema Malini one bit and regaled you as a frightened waif in one role and as a sassy dominatrix on the other. Those who dismiss her just as a comedienne should be advised to see her South films like Moondram Pirai (which was remade as Sadma) and 16 Vayathinile. She's a mking a comeback with English Vinglish and that's indeed Christmassy for her fans."

Feb 29, 2012

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