'Hawa Hawaii' lives on

Sridevi may have passed on, but she will live on in the hearts of her countless fans.

Earlier this year, Sridevi passed away in Dubai. Today would have been her 55th birthday, and to mark it, DH looks back at her most iconic songs.

 

1. Ek Dafa Ek Jungle Tha (Sadma, 1983)

'Sadma' was a remake of Balu Mahendra's 'Moondram Pirai'. The film follows Reshmi (Sridevi), a woman who suffers from retrograde amnesia following an accident and Somu (Kamal Haasan), a man who feels he could help her.

 

2. Ae Zindagi, Gale Laga Le (Sadma, 1983)

Another timeless classic from 'Sadma'

 

3. Main Teri Dushman, Dushman Tu Mera (Nagina, 1986)

'Nagina' was certainly an odd film, and not for starting the whole "human-serpent" thing that's gone on since on Indian television. It is a good, old-fashioned revenge film given a supernatural aspect, but like most Bollywood films, it does have a romance angle.

 

4. Hawa Hawaii (Mr India, 1987)

Mr India is one of Bollywood's most iconic creations. Born of the mind of Shekhar Kapur, the film blends action, comedy and romance in one of Indian cinema's most heartfelt films. This song has Sridevi channel an incredibly comic form and went on to be the most popular song of the film after "I Love You".

 

6. Yeh Lamhe Yeh Pal (Lamhe, 1991)

'Lamhe' saw Sridevi take on just another of her many double roles as a mother-daughter. The mother, Pallavi, who is the unrequited love of Anil Kapoor's Viren, and Pooja, the daughter who Viren again falls in love with.

 

7. Tu Mujhe Kabool (Khuda Gawah, 1992)

'Khuda Gawah' was an epic drama, where Sridevi took on the role of Benazir, who marries Badshah Khan on the condition that he bring her the head of her father's murderer. As with many of her films, it drew critical acclaim and was inducted into the Limca Book of World Records for being the first Indian film to use surround sound.

 

8. O Sona Tere Liye (Mom, 2017)
'Mom' holds a unique place in Sridevi's illustrious career as it was the last film she acted in before her death in February 2018. The film saw Sridevi take on the role of a vigilante mother out to avenge her step-daughter after she is raped.

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