It still baffles that this movie received such a reluctant response at the box-office and yet garnered so much critical acclaim. Yash Chopra went into a minor depression after the film was released and for the first time in decades, did not attend the Filmfare Award show that year - where the movie went on to pick up five trophies including Best Film. Even he was surprised that he won, when the tills were so unkind to him.
Thankfully, it took the legendary Dilip Kumar to snap Chopra out of his glum mood and of course, Yash Chopra came back with a bang with Darr - and didn't have a flop film for the rest of his life.
As deserving as the film was for all the awards - it should have received two more; one for Anil Kapoor for his most restrained act till date. And another for the living legend Waheeda Rehman who gave a pitch-perfect performance.
Oh well, you can't win them all.
Sridevi in the film... well, as the largest fan-site dedicated to the actress, do we really need to state that it was just the most incredible, bravura, on-screen double-act we've ever, EVER, seen? Later on we'll compile a list of actresses who have stated that this was the definitive performance of the '90s that they'd like to emulate.
We genuinely thought, Sridevi would never get a better role nor deliver a finer act on screen after Lamhe. Then, incredibly and incredulously, she did. English Vinglish. Sridevi has set the bar so high now, that her every appearance is measured by the watermark she's set.