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English Vinglish (2012)

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A quiet, sweet tempered housewife endures small slights from her well-educated husband and daughter everyday because of her inability to speak and understand English.

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Shashi Godbole
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Satish Godbole
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Laurent
Priya Anand ...
Radha
Sulabha Deshpande
Sujatha Kumar ...
Shashi's sister - Manu
Navika Kotia ...
Sapna Godbole
Shivansh Kotia ...
Saagar Godbole
Cory Hibbs ...
David Fischer
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P Ramamurthy
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Yu Son
Sumeet Vyas ...
Salman Khan
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Eva
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Kevin
Damian Thompson ...
Udumbke
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Storyline

The story of a quiet, sweet tempered housewife who endures small slights from her well educated husband and daughter everyday because of her inability to speak and understand English. She is resourceful and open-minded but somehow these traits don't get noticed by them. Then one day on a trip to visit her sister in Manhattan she decides to enroll in an English Learners class and meets a host of new people who teach her to value herself beyond the narrow perspective of her family. Written by Paroma

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Release Date:

5 October 2012 (India)  »

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English Vinglish  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$745,414 (USA) (5 October 2012)

Gross:

$1,670,773 (USA) (19 October 2012)
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Trivia

Sridevi is making a comeback in this movie after 26 years in Tamil films, 18 years in Telugu films and 15 years in Hindi films. See more »

Goofs

In the movie, the wife is seen using the PATH train system and talks about going to 22nd St. Station. There is no such station in the PATH system or in the New York subway system. The closest would be the PATH 23rd St. Station. See more »

Quotes

Shashi Godbole: When you don't like yourself... you tend to dislike everything connected to you. New things seem to be more attractive. When you learn to love yourself... then the same old life... starts looking new... starts looking nice. Thank you... for teaching me... how to love myself! Thank you for making me... feel good about myself. Thank you so much!
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Simply beautiful
5 October 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Good things come in small packages, and "English vinglish" is the best example of that. In my opinion, one of the best ways to judge a movie is by how it makes you feel when you walk out of the theater. To sum-up the experience of watching 'English vinglish' in one word - Beautiful!

I had the least expectations from a come-back movie of Sri Devi, but no one could have done a better job for this role. Sri Devi has the most realistic and lively expressions you will get to see in an actress. As my wifey puts it: "One of the most appealing characteristic of Sri Devi's acting is her ability to talk with her eyes", and you are going to see a lot of her eyes. Movie shows the ever-young face of Sri Devi for about 80-85% of the time, but you will never get bored of watching her or her "talking eyes". For all those people who wonder why Sri Devi still has a big fan following, this movie is the reason :-).

The story of 'English vinglish' has a very nice flow to it. You are going to be surprised as to how simple the story is and what a brilliant job the creators have done to shape it into a master-piece. If not for the last scene, this movie would have scored the max points on my ratings, but kudos to the director for keeping it real. Putting aside the acting of Sri Devi, all the co-actors too have done an excellent job in keeping the movie entertaining. Not the mention the unexpected appearance of a guest Super-Star in the movie was a pleasant surprise too. But nothing beats the feeling of an "expected bad" movie turning into an awesome one.

My suggestion: Perfect for family, couples, and friends, as there is something for everyone to take away from this movie. Just try to not focus on Sri Devi's surgically enhanced nose:-) (Bummer!)


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