Sridevi’s top three

Indian Link Radio anchors recall their favourite things about the superstar


Top three films

Mr India: The title should really have been Miss India because Sridevi was the backbone of the film. This film had it all – her flair for comedy (with a special mention to the Charlie chaplin sequence), her sensuous grooves in the song Kaate Nahi Katate to her exotic act as Hawaa Hawai.

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Lamhe: A film ahead of its time. Sridevi aced her performance in a dual role as a mother and daughter. The daughter falls in love with the man who loved her mother but his love was never reciprocated. Sridevi handled the nuances of this very complex characterisation brilliantly.

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English Vinglish: Watching Sridevi in the film was like sneaking into the life of one of the many thousands of middle-aged Indian women, wives and mothers draped in five metres of vulnerability and identity diffusion. Sridevi nailed it.

Top three dialogues

Ghar Sansar: Badon ke mooh se nikli hui gaaliyan, chhoton ko dua bankar lagti hai. Jo badon ki daant khaa leta hai, woh zindagi ki thokarein nahi khaata

Lamhe: Sabhi badey hote hai, magar koi apne badon se badaa nahi hota

Ram Avtar: Shaadi toh kabhi na tootne waala ek bandhan hai, ek haqeeqat hai. Yeh woh rishta hai joh saans tootne keh baad hi tootta hai

Top three dances

Lamhe: Morni baga mein

Chandni: Mere haathon mein

Mr India: Hawaa Hawai

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Top three fashion moments

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Virushka reception: Dressed in a unique pashmina velvet saree with regal zari tilla embroidery from Kashmir, she looked like a true empress!

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Mom premiere: She nailed the look in an embroiled jacket style Anarkali suit by Rohit Bal for the premiere of Mom in Russia in 2017.

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Lux Golden Rose Awards 2017: Wearing a beautiful and elegant pink gown by Manish Malhotra.

Top three songs

Chandni: The title track, O meri Chandni

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Lamhe: The title track, Yeh lamhe, yeh pal hum

Chaalbaaz: Na jaaney kahan se ayi hai

Top three non-Hindi movies

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Moondru Mudichu: Tamil movie where Sridevi, only 13, played the role of a widow

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Kshana Kshanam: Telugu movie for which she bagged the Best Actress Filmfare Award

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Meendum Kokila: Tamil movie for which she bagged the Best Actress Filmfare Award

Three words to describe Sridevi

Talent, beauty and grace

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