Monday, 18 June 2018

Sridevi in Himmatwala, Sridevi in Lamhe

Though Himmatwala was one of Sridevi's biggest hits and Lamhe a box-office disappointment that led the maker to a state of depression for a while, it is Lamhe that stands the test of time as a classic.

Himmatwala gave Sridevi a stepping stone, but Lamhe raised her to a pedestal.

As the Indian media carps on about 100 cr club and box-office stats for some truly awful films, the creatives in the industry value a good film over great box-office. The businessmen think otherwise - obviously - as it is indeed show business - but let's hear it for the noble flops. Be it Kaagaz Ke Phool, Pakeeza, Silsila, Andaaz Apna Apna, Mera Naam Joker...

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