Sridevi was a popular actress down South much before she came to Mumbai and wowed us with her performances.
Sridevi Bollywood films, however, were more commercial in nature than her South films, which connoisseurs say brought out her acting talent.
Meendum Kokila (1981): The movie was directed by G. N. Rangarajan, which featured Kamal Hassan, Sridevi and Deepa in lead roles. The story is about a married lawyer's infatuation towards an actress and the trouble he faces with his wife. This movie established Sridevi as one of the top actresses and fetched her a Filmfare Award.
Moondru Mudichu (1976): Sridevi made her debut in this love triangle directed by K Balachander with Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth. The movie revolves around three people, a college going girl and two men who fall in love with her.
16 Vayathinile (1977): Superstars of South film industries Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth paired with Sridevi in P Bharathiraja’s film. Sridevi played a 16-year-old girl who is loved both by the village rowdy, played by Rajinikanth and Kamal. Later, she marries Kamal, but Rajinikanth cannot bear this and attempts to rape her and is killed by Kamal.
Thulavarsham: The movie is directed by N Sankaran Nair and produced by Sobhana Parameswaran Nair. The film stars Prem Nazir, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Prema and Sridevi in lead roles.
Moondram Pirai (1982): Balu Mahendra directed the movie, which depicts a touching relationship between a girl who has lost her memory and regressed to her childhood and a man, who takes care of her, played by Kamal Haasan. The movie was later remade in Hindi as Sadma (1983), with most of the cast reprising their roles.
Sigappu Rojakkal (1978): This dark thriller, directed by P Bharathiraja had Sridevi playing a young girl who happens to unknowingly fall in love with a deranged serial killer played by Kamal Haasan. The film was later remade as Red Rose in Hindi, starring Rajesh Khanna and Poonam Dhillon.
Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari (1990): This Telugu supernatural fantasy film features Chiranjeevi and Sridevi. The blockbuster film was dubbed in Tamil as Kaadhal Devathai and in Hindi as Aadmi Aur Apsara.
Premabhishekam: The movie stars Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Sridevi and Jayasudha in the lead roles. Later, the film was remade in Tamil as Vazhvey Maayam and in Hindi as Prem Tapasya. The film recorded as a major hit at the box office.
Varumayin Niram Sivappu: Directed by K. Balachander, this movie starred superstar Kamal Haasan and Sridevi in the lead roles. The movie was simultaneously shot in Telugu as Aakali Rajyam and was released the following year. The film was also remade in Hindi as Zara Si Zindagi with Kamal Haasan and Anita Raj.
Govinda Govinda: The movie is a supernatural thriller directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The film starred Akkineni Nagarjuna, Sridevi, and Paresh Rawal in pivotal roles. Govinda Govinda grabbed positive reviews and became a hit.
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Last Updated 13, Aug 2018, 2:14 PM