Friday, October 23, 2009

Naan Adimai Illai(1986)

Sridevi's last south film. I think it's a remake of Pyaar Jhukta Nahin since it was released the following year. It's the typical "poor boy/rich girl fall in love and marry in spite of her parents disapproval" blah blah blah. It drags in places, the mandatory fight sequences could've/should've been left out, and the father's actions were too over-the-top and unrealistic for even this type of flick. Still, it's so appealingly, unapologetically melodramatic that I can't help but love it. And Sridevi looks oh-so very alluring, especially in the begining when she's laughing and drinking her spiked drink before attempting to drive home while under the influence. (Predictably, Rajini shows up to rescue her from the would-be rapists who drugged her and takes her back to his place for the night.)

The songs are really good. All three versions of "Oru Jeevan Thaan" are on YouTube, as well as "Devi Devi" and "Vaa Vaa". "Ponaa Pohuthu" is the only one that isn't available. I had ripped and uploaded it over a year ago, but took it down after I kept getting copyright violation emails.

A few caps, just 'cause:


Kiran said...

No, this was definitely not Sridevi's last south film. She has acted in quite a few Telugu films after this - Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari, being her career's biggest hit in South.

# Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari (1990)
# Kshana Kshanam (1991) by RGV
# Govinda Govinda(1993) by RGV

lapetitediva said...

I forgot about her Telugu films in the 90s, even though I have one of them(Kshana Kshanam).