August 13, 2013

Bollystalgia : Timeless beauty - Sridevi and some of her songs.

Sridevi, A dancing diva, A fine actor, A respectful housewife, A caring mother, and a Bollywood heroine. Recently She stunned every body with her photos in Vogue magazine's August 2013 edition. The cascading hair, sexy dress and subtle make-up make her look absolutely riveting and much younger than her years. Ageless it seems, however, here we wish the beautiful star a very happy birthday!

On her birthday, here some of her songs that made many go weak in the knees:

* “Janbaaz” (1986): It is strange how Sridevi's legendary reputation is built on songs and dances as much as her breathtaking performances. In Feroz Khan's “Janbaaz”, she had a brief role as Feroz's beloved. But her presence in the glowing orange chiffon sari dancing to the sound of “Har kisiko nahin milta”, remains forever.


* "Mr. India” (1987): A turning point in Sridevi's everlasting romance with the camera. Playing the perky journalist, who hates kids, the actress was just amazing. Shekhar Kapur made her do everything we always wanted her to. If Sridevi's comic timing in the Charlie Chaplin impersonation sequence was impeccable, she oozed sensuality in that iconic blue chiffon sari in the song “Kate nahin katt te”.

* "Chandni” (1989): With this film, Sridevi became a Yash Chopra heroine. And supposedly she looked most beautiful in her career in this movie. She was chraming, matured emotional all in one frame. Sridevi delivered a knockout performance, which straightway propelled her to the top position. The film was an complete showreel of her talent as she danced, sang, giggled and wept for the love of a tragically wheelchair-bound Rishi Kapoor. Seldom has any Yash Chopra heroine made such luxurious use of the camera space.

* “ChaalBaaz” (1989): The same year as “Chandni”, Sridevi wowed movie buffs with her double role as the docile Anju and the tomboyish Manju. Though Dilip Kumar and Hema Malini had done the same double role before, Sridevi brought an added zest to the role. Pankaj Parashar let the actress have all the fun that she wanted.

* "Lamhe” (1991): Sridevi, as we all know, is addictive. After “Chandni”, Yash Chopra brought her back to the screen in this bold love story of a girl who dares to love a man old enough to be her father. Sridevi played both the mother and the daughter with such distinctive flair that we wondered, could the same actress do so many different spectrums of emotion in the same film?

* “Judaai” (1997): Her last hurrah before she bowed out to play wife and mother. “Judaai” is a crass melodrama directed by the late Raj Kanwar. It features Sridevi at her absolute best. The way she lifts the most mundane of scenes has to be seen to be believed.

* “English Vinglish” (2012): Her comeback film. It proved once again there will never be another Sridevi.


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