This is the second part of the story that always happens. After the twitter messages, the personal visits start, and the stories of people comforting or helping directly. And then tomorrow (probably) will be the final story, the funeral and wake. At which we will see what public statements are made by who attends and how. Well, not quite the final story. It doesn’t end with the funeral. These bonds we are seeing now aren’t just for show, they will be followed up by serious commitments and lifelong support in Sridevi’s memory for the people she left behind.
And now the tweets have started. Which is expected. Always the first reaction after a death. In this case, they are interestingly similar and interestingly wide-ranging.
This is really an unbelievable performance. As in, you watch the movie, enjoy the movie, then look it up and discover that it was Sridevi’s first adult role and she was only 13 and go “I don’t believe it”. (full list of Sridevi reviews here)
This is such a fun movie. And it is also the movie when I realized that what feels odd about Ram Gopal Verma’s Hindi films, is that he is trying to make over every heroine into Sridevi, and not succeeding. Because there is only one Sridevi. (full listing of my Sridevi reviews here)
This is the movie I stayed up much too late to see in theaters and review right away, and then left at 6am the next day for a family vacation. And it was worth it. (full list of Sridevi films I have reviewed here)
There was so much promotion for this film, it seemed impossible for anyone or any picture to measure up to it. But then, somehow, she did. (full index of Sridevi films here)
Happy Birthday Shahid! I have to admit, I am secretly a bit of a Shahid fan. And so he will get TWO dozen reasons I love you, instead of the usual dozen (this is an updated and reposted post)
Lamhe is where Sridevi showed she could play mother and daughter, lover and friend, woman and girl, all in the same picture. Truly, no other actress could have pulled off this feat. (full index of Sridevi films I have covered here)
Shahid! An old favorite of mine, who never really got the career he should have/could have. But he has a fair number of reviews in my archives anyway.
This is the post for people who aren’t sure if they know who Sridevi was, who she married, who her children were, and so on. If you want an unbiased (as much as possible) description of the basic facts of her life, this is it.
“Notable” as in, you can actually recognize him in this. Something that I have never been able to do in Dil To Pagal Hai.
This was supposed to be Shahid’s day, and he will still get his index, but obviously Sridevi has to come first in a bit of an emergency situation.
This is one I didn’t expect. I think it might be so much of a shock that I’m not really feeling it yet? I’m strangely numb right now. Sridevi, at age 54, seemingly in perfect health, her daughter not yet launched, has died. Died as she lived, with great fame, but also great privacy.
I really really hate this movie. Which is funny since I just mentioned the last Shahid-Bardwaj collaberation Kaminey as my favorite film. But this one, it doesn’t work at all, and I hate it.
This is a film I just can’t help enjoying while I watch it. Knowing it is regressive and illogical and all those things. But it’s FUN!
I’m not going to repost the whole 3 part Padmavat summary review, that would be INSANE. Instead I am going to repost the much shorter no spoilers review.
Hello Again! Another repeat as I continue my day of doing ten million things up to and including getting my annual emissions test for my car. So I am using the time to repost all my Shahid reviews, in honor of his birthday tomorrow.
Shahid doesn’t really deserve a “day”, but my weekend is INSANELY busy this week, so I can’t write anything new, and his birthday is tomorrow, so it seemed appropriate to add him to my actor’s index list. Heck, maybe now that Padmavat has taken off, he will finally reach the top of the industry and have the career he always promised to have but never quite achieved.
Well, that was frustrating! Is this what TV interviews are like? Blech!!!!! No wonder I never watch them. Not even getting into specifics of this interview, just this strange sort of “gotcha” style of question and then not letting the interviewee actually answer, drove me crazy!!!!! Why ask him a question if you aren’t going to let him talk and then respond?
My boss’ wife is sick today, so he had to bring his two year old into the office. She is the sweetest little thing and they are soooooooooooooooo cute together. And thus the inspiration for this post!
Oh look, Shahrukh is saying something important just as my blog views are beginning to drag again. He loves me! It’s totally not a one-sided thing.
And we are at an end! No more charming-but-murderous Maddy, no more troubled-but-reliable Amit, no more police jeeps driving through the streets of Bombay. Well, unless you want to watch one of the many many movies that involve police jeeps driving through the streets of Bombay. I recommend Talaash! (part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here) Continue reading