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Sadma (1983) - (Movies To See Before You Die - Drama)

21 Dec, 2009 | Movies To See Before You Die / Drama

Sadma - Bobby Talks Cinema.com

Somehow I missed this important and brilliant movie in my list of Must See Cinema till now, but it has always been there in my collection and a movie close to my heart due to four major reasons. One, because this was the first movie in which I was literally convinced by the flawless acting of Sridevi who efficiently played the role of a grown up girl having the mind of a six year old child. Her authentic portrayal of an innocent small girl made me respect her as an actor in a much bigger way than ever before.
Secondly it had my favourite and one of the most versatile actors in Indian Cinema, Kamal Hassan who equally supported Sridevi on the screen with the same sincerity and elegance. In fact, both Kamal Hassan and Sridevi can easily rate “Sadma” as one of the 5 best movies of their sparkling careers. In reality, the movie is still remembered as the key representative of Kamal Hassan’s Hindi Cinema span in particular.
The third reason being the unforgettable musical score by the maestro Illayarja, which actually deserves to be there among the Best Original Soundtracks of Hindi Cinema ever. Songs like “Aye Zindagi Gale Laga Le” and “Suramayi Akhiyon Main”, continue to be the favorites of even the current generation of the changing times. Accompanied by the meaningful lyrics of Gulzar, the compositions have the power to take away all the pain of the listener and generate a soothing meditative impact on the mind.
Lastly and most importantly, the movie still haunts me with its highly emotional and moving climax sequence when Sridevi regains her normal condition and simply forgets about Kamal who was the only helping hand in her days of suffering. The last scene of the movie at the Railway Station where Kamal tries his best to make her remember his very existence is still fresh in my mind even today. The scene clearly justifies why Kamal Hassan stands tall in the list of the most talented actors in the History of Indian Cinema (irrespective of any language or region). And that’s the power of this touching movie called “Sadma”. If you the love the genre of emotional & meaningful drama then just don’t miss it at any cost.
Directed by Balu Mahendra
Starring : Sridevi, Kamal Hassan, Gulshan Grover, Silk Smita & more.
Music : Illayraja

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21 Dec 2009 / Comment ( 2 )
Ravi Mysore


I used to run a internet database called www.indofilms.com from 2001 to 2003. I am a victim of the dotcom bust. I am an equally inquisitive movie buff. I enjoy all your writings and wished I had the privilege of working with you.

Sadma leaves an idelible impression on ones mind. Kamal and Sridevi have delivered world class performances that are better are than most oscar winners. Balu Mahendran and Ilaya Raja are exemplary in their creative spaces. Absolutely Sadma is a must see movie. once you have seen it, its etched in your mind forever.


Bobby Sing

Thanks Ravi for your encouragement and yes Sadma is a great movie to remember forever.

BTW what are you into currently? You caa mail me at my e-mail address if you wish.

Thanks once again & Keep writing in.


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