Legendary Actress Sridevi will be felicitated posthumously at the 71st Cannes Film Festival in France. She will be honored with the prestigious Titan Reginald F Lewis Award at the special event to be presided at Le Majestic Beach side on May 16th. And the proudest and the most highest honorable moment for our Mangalorean filmmaker Sandeep Malani is that; the organisers from Cannes has asked him to make a musical documentary as a tribute to her. And Malani has done one titled SRIDEVI LIVES FOREVER (Duration 5 minutes : 55 seconds) that showcases Sridevi’s career through few pictures and video songs mash up and a voice over by him to celebrate her wonderful career of 50 years and 300 films from childhood to Mom hood – South to Hindi films.
This presentation will be shown to the audience comprising of filmmaker’s and celebrities from across the world; before the honor is been given to her; to be accepted by Sonam Kapoor, who is at Cannes with her husband to also promote her forthcoming film, Veere Di Wedding.
Malani who has earlier made a musical documentary 4 years ago on Sridevi’s 50th Birthday titled Roop Ki Rani Sridevi – was a lengthy 3 hours one, which he gifted to her and then on request of Boney Kapoor, he did a Tamil one titled Senthoora Poove and a Telugu one titled Athiloka Sundari, these had mash up songs of her entire career in respective languages.
Last year, during the release of her 300th film, MOM, Malani had made yet another short musical for Zee Television for their online promotions and that too was showcased on all digital platforms and just a month back on the first month remembrance to Sri, it was shown in bits and pieces on Zee Cinema celebrating her films.
Sandeep Malani who has had a year long ongoing Sridevi Film Festival also has a facebook page and a whatsapp group titled ‘Sridevi Lives Forever’ and has active team members from all over the globe. Many of them die hard Sridevi fans including Deepti Pinnitti, Deepa Bhatia, Teena Sharma, Sathish, Aamir, Sudarshan Reddy, Ramandeep, Bharath Kamath, Andy Mamta, Anantha Krishna, Anish Kurup, Gaurav, Pooja Berde, Anita, Sumit Daga, Rajan Naidu and many others. Malani does a Sridevi Quiz every week titled Sridevi Baaz, and selects a winner. Most of Sridevi related articles, films, posters, scenes, songs and trivia is been discussed in the group which is active round the clock.