Remembering Legendary Movies of SriDevi- Hawa Hawaii of Bollywood
Sridevi A veteran actor, a Padamshree awardee, the first female superstar of the Hindi film industry, left behind a legacy of movies which holds you close to her. Sridevi, 54, passed away in Dubai due to massive cardiac arrest. The family was in Dubai to attend the wedding of her nephew Mohit Marwah.
Sridevi started her acting career in 1969 at the age of 4, and continued to act as a child artist in Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam and Kannada films. In 1975 she entered Bollywood as child artist. Sridevi’s first starring role in Hindi cinema came with the 1979 drama film Solva Sawan,
A recipient of five Film fare Awards & one of the highest paid actress of 1980’-90’s has huge no. of hits to her credit. Some of her most iconic roles are –
Chandni – 1989
A Yash Chopra movie which is remembered for songs like “Chandni oh meri chandni” & “Mere haathon me nau nau choodiyan hai”, is considered to be one of the top movies of Sridevi’s career. This movie broke all the records & won National award too.
Chalbaaz – 1989
This was the year of Sridevi, she appeared with two biggest hits of the year & got nominated for best actress award for both. Sridevi played the double role of twin sisters parted at the time of birth. This movie is considered as one of the best comedies of Hindi Cinema. She played the character with such an aplomb that she made Sunny Deol and Rajnikant look like support actors in the film.
Lamhe – 1991
Another Yash Chopra movie starring Sridevi & Anil Kapoor. It picked up five filmfare awards including one for best film & Sridevi’s second Filmfare for best actress.
Mr. India – 1987
Hawa Hawaii song, “Mogambo Khush hua” dialogue & an Invisible hero, who doesn’t remember these icons of Hindi movies. The cult classic will always remain etched in minds of movie buffs.
English Vinglish – 2012
The comeback movie of Sridevi after a gap of 16 years is an inspiration for all housewives. A homemaker who is looked down by her own family members because she cannot speak fluent English.
But when she lands up in America to attend her niece’s wedding she realizes her actual worth & make sure that her family realizes it too. Sridevi made it looked so real.
Mom – 2017
Sridevi’s home production was a women centric thriller. It depicts a mother who sets out to avenge her daughter. Mom was Sridevi’s 300th, and final full film appearance before her death on 24 February 2018.
She will be seen in a cameo of Shah Rukh Khan’s Dececmber 2018 release- Zero
These & many more movies will always remind us of an exceptionally beautiful & talented actor. She walked ramp for many designers & appeared on many leading magazine covers too. She even received the ‘Ultimate Diva’ award at the Ciroc Filmfa re Glamour & Style Awards in 2015. Even at the age of 54 Sridevi maintained her health by doing yoga regularly.
An actor who had an amazing career spanning over the period of Four decades left all her fans crying. We just pray for soul to rest in peace.