Sridevi's 3rd Death Anniversary: Meendum Kokila to Thulavarsham, 10 south Indian films fans should not miss
As we remember Sridevi on her 3rd death anniversary, we bring 10 iconic films from the south film industry that her fans must watch today
Moondram Pirai (1982): Directed by Balu Mahendra, the film depicts a touching relationship between a girl who has lost her memory and a man, who takes care of her, played by Kamal Haasan. The movie was later remade in Hindi as Sadma (1983), with most of the cast reprising their roles.
Moondru Mudichu (1976): Sridevi made her debut in this love triangle directed by K Balachander with Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth. The movie revolves around 3 people, a college-going young girl and two men who fall in love with her.
16 Vayathinile (1977): The film featured Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth paired with Sridevi in P Bharathiraja’s film. Sridevi played a 16-year-old girl who is loved both by the village rowdies (Rajinikanth and Kamal). Later, she marries Kamal, but Rajinikanth cannot bear this and attempts to rape her and is killed by Kamal.
Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari (1990): This Telugu supernatural fantasy film features Chiranjeevi and Sridevi. The blockbuster film was dubbed in Tamil as Kaadhal Devathai and in Hindi as Aadmi Aur Apsara.
Thulavarsham: Directed by N Sankaran Nair and produced by Sobhana Parameswaran Nair. The film features Prem Nazir, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Prema and Sridevi in lead roles.
Sigappu Rojakkal (1978): The film was a dark thriller, directed by P Bharathiraja. Sridevi playing a young girl who happens to unknowingly fall in love with a crazy serial killer played by Kamal Haasan. Later, the film was remade as Red Rose in Hindi, starring Rajesh Khanna and Poonam Dhillon.
Govinda Govinda: The supernatural thriller was directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The film starred Akkineni Nagarjuna, Sridevi, and Paresh Rawal in pivotal roles. Govinda Govinda grabbed positive reviews and became a hit.
Meendum Kokila (1981): The movie was directed by G. N. Rangarajan, which featured Kamal Hassan, Sridevi and Deepa. The story is about a married lawyer fell in love with an actress and the trouble he faces with his wife. This movie set Sridevi as one of the top actresses and fetched her a Filmfare Award.
Premabhishekam: The movie features Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Sridevi and Jayasudha in the lead roles. The film was remade in Tamil as Vazhvey Maayam and in Hindi as Prem Tapasya.
Varumayin Niram Sivappu: Directed by K. Balachander, this movie starred Kamal Haasan and Sridevi. The movie was simultaneously shot in Telugu as Aakali Rajyam and was released the following year. Also in Hindi as Zara Si Zindagi with Kamal Haasan and Anita Raj.