The twinkle in her eyes, her bright smile, and her cheerful attitude had made her one of the most famous actresses in the late 80s and 90s in the Bollywood. Sridevi started her filmi journey as a child artist in MA Thirumugham's Thunaivan and continued to act in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films. MOM, which also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, happens to be the actress' 300th film.
More than 50 years in her acting career now, MOM would be a real landmark in not only Sridevi’s career but also in the history of Hindi cinema. The beautiful actress has won accolades all around the world over the years and has been a favorite of generations.
As her 300th movie, MOM would release on July 7, 2017, here is a list of some other movies that she was a part of. Movies that shaped up her career and established her as a real superstar:
This was the real coming of age of one of India’s finest actors. Sridevi played a girl who regresses into childhood after an accident, and she did so while capturing all the nuances of her character without getting over-cute. This was indeed a complete and robust performance by the actress and proved her mettle in acting. Something that would shape up her career in her upcoming projects.
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Mr. India (1987)
Mr. India was perhaps the movie that was a turning point in Sridevi’s career. After a lot of successful roles before this, it was in Mr. India, where she played a perky journalist, who hates kids, the actress was just amazing. Her spark, her impersonation, and her sensuality in the song Kaate Nahin Kat Te in the film were just spot on. And then, who can forget the epic Hawa Hawai?
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After the success of Mr. India, this film set the scene for her career and shaped up her upcoming years as an actress. It was in this movie that Sridevi finally became a Yash Chopra heroine. The film had every combination that is essential to its success. It had Yash Chopra’s filmmaking and Sridevi’s charm. This was one of the very few female-oriented films in that time where a woman’s ability to love and hate were portrayed skillfully by the legendary actress. And then, of course, there was romance between Sridevi and Rishi Kapoor in the snow clad mountains of Switzerland.
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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? Although the movie was not a hit on its release, it went on to become a cult-classic in the coming years. The film was considered way ahead of its time.
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English Vinglish (2012)
Sridevi made a comeback to the film industry with this movie, after an extended period of halt. She played a mother and a wife who often finds it hard to match the expectations of her kids and husband. Her character is a strong one, where she takes it upon herself to prove her husband and children that she is worth much than what they think. This film portrayed the successful journey of a mother who will do anything to please her family.
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For Sridevi, age seems to be just a number. It only seems like yesterday when she became the legendary Hawa Hawai. Now, that she has spent more than half a century in the world of cinema, her 300th film MOM, will set a new bar in Bollywood that a lot of actresses today would find hard to meet. She has ruled an industry for more than five decades, where longevity was not an actress’ cup of tea. But, for Sridevi; this is what she has always done.
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