It’s true that you realize something or someone’s value once it’s gone, and it’s proven time and again whenever someone important passes away. It’s sad that it’s taken her death for everyone to come out and once again openly appreciate the star that Sridevi was. I haven’t seen a lot of her movies because honestly I wasn’t even alive for the most part of her reign as the ‘first female superstar’, and I know I’m not alone in this. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of must-watch Sridevi movies that ever college kid or a person in their 20s needs to watch at least once.
1. Sadma (1983)
As the name suggests, the whole movie revolves around Sridevi’s ‘sadma’ that occurs after an accident. The main reason I would want to watch this is because of the ending, it’s unexpected and, honestly, a little bit heart-breaking. For a change, Bollywood didn’t go with the typical ‘happily ever after’ and showed something real, and it would be interesting to see it unfold.
2. Judaai (1997)
This movie seems so wild, and maybe illegal. Who the hell buys and sells people? What is even happening? The plot seems so bizarre that I would watch the movie just to see what is wrong with all of these people. Also, Sridevi as gold digger? Yes, who wouldn’t want to watch that.
3. Lamhe (1991)
Wow, this movie has left me speechless, honestly. It’s supposed to be a classic Yash Chopra love story but just reading about it raises so many red flags. Did Anil Kapoor really fall in love with the daughter of the women he once loved? Is that even legal? Does age not exist in the film universe? The movie is just so f*cked up that now even I’m curious to see how they managed to turn this into a love story, when it could’ve easily been the plot of a Crime Patrol episode.
4. Chandni (1989)
Why do the plot of all these movies start with the guy falling head over heels with the girl and then doing anything in his power to make her love him back? This one is an emotional love triangle and seems quite interesting, tbh. At least there’s nothing illegal or morally wrong happening here. The love and loss and then Sridevi in the middle with two guys who are madly in love with her would make for quite an interesting watch, not gonna lie.
5. Chaalbaaz (1989)
Twins separated at birth, evil family members, and Rajnikanth – all the things you need to make a blockbuster. Whenever there are twins in a Bollywood movie, they have to be separated at birth, because who needs a healthy upbringing, right? This movie has two Sridevis so you know it’s a good one, and worth at least a watch.