Sridevi is no more. Like me, millions across the nation will have trouble processing this news today.
She dominated my weekly screen time through the 80s and early 90s. While the plot lines of some of her films seem hazy, every scene she was in is etched clearly. Right from the tinkle of her laugh, her eyes that could transform from doe-like to fiery, her graceful dance moves, stellar dialogue delivery and comic timing. Such was her presence that she was a scene-stealer no matter who her co-stars were. It could be Kamal, Rajini, Amitabh Bachchan and she’d still own the screen.
While we all reel at her untimely death (she was just 54), I believe that the grief of her fans from down South will be manifold. We’ve seen her grow from a child star to actress extraordinaire. From the unforgettable Viji to the reigning Queen of Bollywood. She is and always will be our Kanne Kalaimaane.
Here’s a look at a few of Sridevi’s memorable roles from the many she’s given us, ones that we’ll never tire of watching, ones that we’ll never forget.
Sridevi – Her magic lives on!