04. Senthoora Poove from 16 Vayathinile
The reason Sri Devi’s performance in 16 Vayathinile was so effective was that she was living the role; she was after all only 14 when she acted in it, that too with both the big names of Kamal and Rajini again on the side! The debut of director Bharathiraja, the film focuses on the strengths and vulnerabilities of Mayil (Sridevi), a 16-year-old schoolgirl, and the challenges she faces and overcomes. It was praised for being one of the first films to show rural life as it is and the difficulties villagers face; also it was first Tamil film to be entirely shot outdoors!
03. Devi, Sri Devi from Vazhve Maayam
A remake of Telugu film Premabhishekam, this film also featured a tragic climax with the leading pair of Kamal and Sridevi. With critically acclaimed music by Gangai Amaren and lyrics by Vaali, the film was a blockbuster and completed 200-day run at the box office! This peppy light hearted song will totally distract you from the sadness that will come later in the movie so just listen to the song right now and enjoy!
02. English Vinglish, the Theme song
This comeback captured our hearts completely! Her first movie after marriage and a hiatus of 15 years, English Vinglish, a comedy-drama about a housewife who had to struggle with her English was cute, beautiful, and tear-jerking! This movie was actually India’s official entry for the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The film earned Sridevi several nicknames such as “Meryl Streep of India” and the “female Rajinikanth in Japan”.
01. Vasantha Kalam from Moondru Mudichu
This list won’t be complete without mentioning the biggest track of them all – Vasantha Kala from her first film as a heroine. She was just 13 years old! – is a sentence everybody would have heard by now. She played the love interest of Kamal and the step-mother of Rajini! K Balachander’s instincts were as usual right and this little girl went on to become one of the finest leading ladies in Cinema universally! Are you crying yet? We sure are!