First year students of M.Sc Cinema attended a two-day screening of films of National Award Winner and Padma Shri Sridevi at Films Division of India, to pay her a fitting tribute on her birth anniversary.
The first film to be screened was Ravi Udyawar’s ‘Mom’ which was Sridevi’s last film in a leading role and was bestowed with National Film Award posthumously for her incredible performance as ‘Devki’ who sets out to avenge her step-daughter.
‘Mom’ was followed by Yash Chopra’s ‘Lamhe’ which is still considered as Bollywood’s bravest love story that revolves around a woman falling in love with a man who is older than her. Some of the students identified with the theme which was not the case way back in 1991.
After ‘Lamhe’, students got a chance to witness Shekhar Kapoor directed ‘Mr. India’, where Sridevi enticed the audiences with her role as ‘Seema’, the journalist. According to one of the students, it was Sridevi’s versatility as an actor where on one hand she performed a Charlie Chaplin comedy act, and on the other hand she transforms into Ms. Hawa Hawai.
After the screening, Boney Kapoor along with his two daughters expressed his emotions and shared some of her memorable moments that he spent with the legendary actor. He further said, “The vacuum created cannot be filled but the good wishes and goodwill that she has left behind is something we will live with.”