Regarded as the First Female Superstar of Bollywood, Sridevi managed to capture the hearts of millions. The actress reigned like no other. It is impossible to be oblivious to the magic she created every time she was on the screen. Very few could parallel her facial expressions and fewer could match her dance moves. Sridevi’s comic timing worked wonders for the films she starred in. She had a reputation for being the actress who made her male co-stars feel insecure with her immense talent and grace.
Sridevi surely took the Bollywood industry by storm but before that, she had created a huge name for herself in the Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada movie industries.
She is gone but will always light up our screens. Here are 10 movies reminiscing Sridevi.
1. Himmatwala (1983)
This musical blockbuster starring Sridevi and Jeetendra was directed by K.Raghvendra Rao. The movie made her popular among the Hindi speaking audience and also earned her a title of “Thunder Thighs.”
2. Sadma (1983)
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The story revolves around the life of Nehalata (Sridevi) who meets with an accident and is diagnosed with retrograde amnesia. Sadma remains one of the most heart-wrenching movies of Bollywood.
3. Chandni (1989)
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Chandni, a classic Yash Chopra movie is considered to be one of his finest. The movie won a national award that year and is one of Sridevi’s most memorable ones.
4. Mr. India (1987)
This blockbuster superhero movie starred Anil Kapoor and Sridevi. Sridevi played a reporter whom Mr. India eventually fell love with. Sridevi’s dance moves are as iconic as the song ‘Hawa Hawai.’
5. English Vinglish (2012)
This movie marked Sridevi’s comeback after a break of 15 long years. The movie saw her as a homemaker who discovers the power of self-worth and was an instant hit.
6. Thunaivan (1969)
Sridevi started her careers as a child artist at the age of four in this Tamil movie. She portrayed the role of Lord Muruga in the devotional film.
7. Moondram Pirai (1982)
A classic starring Sridevi and Kamal Hassan; it features Sridevi as a woman who slips back to childhood after an accident. The movie was later remade as Sadma in Hindi with Sridevi reprising her original role.
8. Oka Radha Iddharu Krishnulu (1986)
A Telugu comedy film, it starred Sridevi and Kamal Hassan in lead roles.
9. Kshana Kshanam (1992)
A Telegu film, it had Sridevi play the role of a petty thief. The movie won her critical acclaim. It was written by Ram Gopal Varma.
10. Puli (2015)
This was Sridevi’s last Tamil movie where she played the character of the evil queen, Yavanarani.