Sridevi was an actress par excellence, delivering a total 300 films to cinema. She is known as the ‘Lady Amitabh’ for playing roles in movies that left an impact on us, many hours after we had left the cinema. Sridevi gave us many great performances, but let’s take a look at 7 of the iconic roles that have us in awe of her skills.
1. Mom (2017)
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This is the last role of Sridevi and the movie was her 300th film. Here she plays a vigilante mom Devki who goes after the culprits who raped her stepdaughter Aarya. This one is an ode to her legacy, one that consisted of a lot of romantic roles and a reminder that she is so much more than the stereotypes she was put into.
2. English Vinglish (2012)
This very famous movie stars Sridevi in a complex character Shashi, who is a simple woman who never gets any respect from her family because she doesn’t know English. She is often subject to ridicule, a fact that doesn’t sit well with her. The movie proceeds to show that she eventually learns English while she is in Manhattan for a wedding.
3. Mr.India (1987)
Who didn’t love Mr.India? Sridevi and Anil Kapoor brought the move to life. This duo was really popular in those days for their sizzling onscreen chemistry. Seema, played by Sridevi, is a journalist who lives on rent and gets embroiled between events that involves a plot to save India.
4. Chandni (1989)
Sridevi is stuck between 2 guys who are in love with her. She is in a dilemma when her former fiancé Rohit recovers from being paralyzed and is invited home for dinner by her current fiancé Lalit. She plays the role with such elegance that everyone was watching the movie for her, despite the presence of heavy weights like Rishi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna.
5. Laadla (1994)
Sridevi plays the role of a businesswoman challenging who has little respect for others and is painfully rude and unaware of emotions. She marries Raju (Anil Kapoor) out of vengeance but goes on to fall in love with him.
6. Lamhe (1991)
Sridevi is seen here in a double role, where she plays the mother and daughter both. This movie smashes the taboo that one cannot fall in love with someone older or much younger. Sridevi is a star, playing both roles with equal poise.
7. Sadma (1983)
A movie where Sridevi performs the role of an amnesiac who is kidnapped and brought to a brothel where a kind man helps her rescue and takes her to his home in Ooty. The story behind her being amnesiac is that she had been in an accident when she was 6 years old and had been severely injured resulting in her memory loss. This left her behaving like a 6-year-old even after she grew up. As a result, she is unable to remember her parent’s name or her address and so she couldn’t ask anyone for help when she ended up in a brothel. Sridevi proved that she truly is a legend with her performance in this role.