Sridevi’s Top Ten films
Sridevi’s Top Ten films, according to Sridevi herself and MOVIE magazine. With rare comments by Sridevi on her roles in these fab movies.
Hocus pocus, hoodoo voodoo. Sridevi plays an ichhadhari naagin whose ichha for her husband’s spirit trapped in a human form leads her to Rishi Kapoor. Of course she also has to fend off snake charmer Amrish Puri who wants the snakey spouses to lead him to the invlauable naag-mani.
The film created quite a hiss and a sputter at the box office. Sri especially shimmers with feeling. As the contact-lensed avenger singing ‘Main teri dushman, dushman tu mera’ she spits pure venom, displaying a mesmerising mastery over her art.
Sridevi: “Yes between ’83 to ’86 there was no real performance, except perhaps for a Tohfa. You know, everytime you do a film, you feel all the while that this film is good and so I have to give the best. But no one can be 100 per cent sure of the outcome.
Nagina was a very unusual story, with some excellent music. Especially the song ‘Main teri dushman.’
Talking about Rishi Kapoor, he is a very spontaneous actor. It is good to have a co-star who contributes to a scene, otherwise if he is not reacting or sirf main kuch karti rahungi, then I shall look like a fool.”