Vijaysree paired with Prem Nazir has to be one of the cleverest and most devious brand creations ever in Malayalam cinema. It ensured maximum returns at the box-office, and worked both ways. It gave the leading pair some of their most popular movies and to us, most importantly a treasure trove of songs that simply seemed to come together with with the bankable, winning pair. It was a dream run. The best pair cavorting with some of the most popular songs ever – if you don’t mind the tripe they dished out to support the whole exercise. It was sheer fun.
In 1988, actor Kaduvakkulam Antony had brought out a Directory on the Actors and Actresses of Malayalam Film Industry quaintly titled, “മലയാള സിനിമ : ആരംഭം മുതല് ഇന്ന് വരെയുള്ള താരങ്ങളുടെ ജീവ ചരിത്രം.” Vijayasree‘s profile starts off this way,
Vijayasree’s four-year reign had the best of Malayalam’s movie directors churning out productions that had to have her as the centre of its starry universe, not forgetting who the leading man already would be, Prem Nazir. her movies always had a heady combination of great songs, mostly by Sreekumaran Thampy. I have been able to compile 40 movies of hers, and Any additions to this list, as always, would be gladly welcome.