Sridevi’s interview in the Times of India, April 17, 2011

Sridevi's Interview in the Times of India 17 April 2011

Times of India carried this  interview with Sridevi , in conversation with Bharati Dubey in its All That Matters Segment, dated 17 April 2011. With her comeback movie project slated to go on the floors in June 2011, directed by Balki, this, I presume must be the first in a long list of soundbytes that would keep consistently amping up one’s curiosity levels till the movie release. With the grapevines still buzzing on whether it would be Big B – Sridevi pairing up together for the same, I just wish it had been Kamal Haasan ! I really do.

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The Songs and Dances in Satyavan Savithri (1977)

Sridevi in Satyavan Savithri (1977)
Every single movie of Sridevi’s in Malayalam must have had a dance sequence incorporated in a song, in the great tradition of the ones from Travancore Sisters’ movies, from what I have seen. I always hope and pray for at least one and in Satyavan and Savithri (1977), it comes surprisingly early.

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Sridevi – Kamal Haasan in Malayalam Cinema | Satyavan Savithri (1977)

Satyavan Savithri was the only movie of that genre directed by PG Vishwambharan, a director known for his ‘populist’ movies. His second outre’ on something that was in the similar veins would come in 2002, in the form of  hilarious-but-serious version of his take on Vadakkan Paattukal, starring Vani Vishwanath as Unniyarcha – a clunky dud called Puthooram Puthri Unniyarcha ! Back to Satyavan Savithri. The story is from the Mahabharatha, and was about the unflinching, steadfast love and devotion of a wife for her husband that transcend even the prospect of death, to the point where she manages to bring back her husband, born with a terminal curse, to life, impressing even Yamadharma, the Lord of Death.

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The Sridevi – Kamal Haasan combination in Malayalam Cinema

Kamal Haasan and Sreedevi in Pattabhishekam (1982)

Though the Kamal Haasan – Sridevi duo was a sure-shot combination that set the Tamil Box-office on fire, the results weren’t the same when it came to Kerala. Being a  formula that had ensured the success in  the neighboring state, it was a business proposition  begging to be replicated all over South to wring out the maximum out from the marquees and Malayalam was no exception.

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