Now Sridevi is like Marmite, you either love her or hate her, and of course I'm a lover but i'm not utterly defensive in my love for her i.e. If you hate Sridevi and i know many of you on the bolly blogosphere aren't too keen, and that's all cool by me, in fact that's the very thing i love about the blogosphere, the chance to read about actors/actresses i might not care about being written about and loved by others, it helps my filmi education and in some cases can make me see the actor in a new light
But it has to be said that the woman (Sridevi) is a force to be reckoned with , as far as 8o's bollywood is concerned with anyway, of all the female heroines that era gave us, Sridevi is the only one who seems to have stayed in the imaginations of many.
As a big 80's bollywood lover, the likes of Rati Agnihotri, Poonam Dhillon, Amrita Singh, Meenakshi Sheshadri (more about these actresses on this blog in the coming months) are way up there alongside Sridevi for me, but ask other bollywood fans and Sridevi in most cases, is the only name many would be able to identify with and look back on with a great sense of nostalgia, Why is this so?
Hmm, Not a question i think i can answer fully, but i think a lot of it is to do with her x-factor, that certain thing that makes a person stand out above the rest regardless of talent and ability. Over the next few days, i'll be reviewing some of Sridevi's well known and some less well known films, till then i leave you with one of my fave Sridevi songs of all time, remember it even topped the list of my tribute post to her last year