A hardly 30 seconds appearance on the screen and yet the first thing that comes to our minds whenever someone asks about the movie 'Zero' is her shining eyes, her melodious laugh, the dignity with which she stood. She has that impact. She is the only one in the history of mankind whose class exceeded far beyond Meryl Streep, her charm overshadowed Audrey Hepburn and in every frame her performance went beyond the standards of Oscar.
She is none other than the legendary SREEDEVI 👑
I know I'm not alone when I say this, that, Sreedevi garu was an icon to the world, but to me, she was this sweet, lovely, more of a homely person whom I could relate to as a family member - though I have never met her personally. To me she is someone whom I have always looked up to - as my inspiration, my dose of happiness, my mentor, my mother, my sister, someone I would call as my family or in truest and most innocent sense - my soulmate. She didn't just have a place in my heart, my whole heart was HER! It still is.
In an era where actresses and actors go to even extremes just to break through an ultra competitive, extremely cut throat and hyper unpredictable market, she did it on the foundation of sheer talent, hard work and an 'incredibly' incredible character. She not just represented beauty, charm, grace, character, love or family, but she also represented my dreams, my hopes, my aspirations. She represented ME and that's why I could feel the connection when I first saw her on screen when I was just 4 years old.
And now, nearly two decades later I'm seeing her on screen for the last time. It's last time coz its her last film, not the last time I am going to see her. Coz as long as media and technical communication exists, we are going to watch her.
Memories now keep popping into my head. Now that I think about it, after that day when I first saw her, my life has been a series of days for me to fall for her again and again. Even at this very moment, I'm falling for her again; thinking of all those little things that I learnt from her and all those light and happy moments I had watching her movies.
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