Sridevi birthday special: Why her non-Bollywood work, especially in Tamil cinema, is ground-breaking

Sridevi birthday special: Why her non-Bollywood work, especially in Tamil cinema, is ground-breaking

Sridevi birthday special: Why her non-Bollywood work, especially in Tamil cinema, is ground-breaking Sridevi birthday special: Before Bollywood appropriated Sridevi, the multilingual MOM star who has acted in over 300 titles was a major tour de force in all regional cinemas of the South including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. Watch Moondram Pirai and you realise how comfortable the Sivakasi-born actress was in her mother tongue. In Balu Mahendra’s Sadma (1983), a remake of the Tamil original Moondram Pirai, Kamal Haasan (Somu) rescues Reshmi (Sridevi) from a brothel. She has lost her memory…

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