Tuesday, 11 May 2021
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Sunday, 9 May 2021
From the personal collection of Janhvi Kapoor, Sridevi's first-born shared these rarely seen photographs of the Indian icon at home.
Makes us nostalgic - can't imagine what the family feels.
Happy Mother's Day to all Sridevi fans.
The physicality of the two were delineated too. Pooja and Pallavi had different hair, Pooja wore more western clothes, her Indian ensembles were different to Pallavi's. Pallavi wore only traditional ensembles and thick, ethnic jewelry. Pooja had a more modern twist, polka dots, denims skirts, capris... perhaps the plats were a little too much - I mean which 20-year-old is walking around with identical ribbons in her hair?! But on Sridevi's perfect visage.. .it didn't look too absurd.
She was a vision in Lamhe... a double vision... the one and only Sridevi.
Saturday, 8 May 2021
Sridevi (1963): Sridevi of the saucer eyes has always been more at home with fall-down-funny farce (the Charlie Chaplin riff in Mr.India, the child-woman in Sadma, the beer guzzler in Chaalbaaz etc.) than with morbid meditations on human frailty. A long-standing No.1 and a brilliant actress, her on-screen verve and erotic energy lifts one over bumpy scripts as she extract juice even from pulp like Himmatwala, Tohfa, Nagina or Laadla.
Having slogged it out in 200 films (between 1977 and 1983 she did 14-15 Telugu and Hindi films every single year), she can now rest easy in the knowledge that from among her contemporaries, she has had the riches haul of meaningful roles.
Stardust, April 1994.