Films That Define Sridevi's Iconic Legacy

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English Vinglish (2012)

Sridevi's return after a 15-year hiatus is about a middle-age, insecure woman who travels to New York for a wedding in the family, and enrolls in an English class that changes her life, personifying the struggles of many women.

Mr. India (1987)

The film that torpedoed Sridevi into Bollywood stardom, she played Seema,  a journalist, who falls in love with a kind-hearted man who is guardian to a bunch of orphaned children.

Mom (2017)

When her daughter is sexually assaulted at a party, a furious mother sets out to vengefully destroy the lives of the four perpetrators who walked scot-free.

Lamhe (1991)

Yash Chopra's film is considered to be one of the greatest romantic dramas in Bollywood with Sridevi playing dual roles of a mother and daughter, in a complex film that was ahead of its time.

Moondram Pirai (1982)

Later remade in Hindi as Sadma with the same actors, Sridevi plays one of her toughest roles as the film focuses on the relationship between Srinivas and Bhagyalakshmi, and how Srinivas helps rescue her from a brothel and takes care of her as she tries to recover from retrograde amnesia. 

Chaalbaaz (1989)

Another dual role, Sridevi plays Anju, was the submissive young girl, tormented by her uncle and aunt; and Manju, a street-smart girl who grows up in a slum. The story is about how these twins, separated at birth, end up swapping places and then reuniting to discover the truth in their shared history.

16 Vayathinile (1977)

A film that was a game-changer not just for Sridevi but for Tamil cinema, follows the trials and tribulations in the life of a 16-year-old girl, Mayil, who has big dreams about her future. But when her relationship with a suitor ends on a sour note, she must make a choice.

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