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English Vinglish (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 5 October 2012 (India)
A quiet, sweet tempered housewife endures small slights from her well-educated husband and daughter every day 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
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Radha
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Grandma
Sujatha Kumar ...
Shashi's sister - Manu
Navika Kotia ...
Sapna Godbole
Shivansh Kotia ...
Saagar Godbole
Cory Hibbs ...
David Fischer
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P Ramamurthy
Maria Romano ...
Yu Son
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Salman Khan
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Eva
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Kevin
Damian Thompson ...
Udumbke
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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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5 October 2012 (India)  »

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Aangilam Vaangilam  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

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$1,670,773 (USA) (19 October 2012)
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The protagonist, played by Sridevi, was inspired by Gauri Shinde's mother a Marathi speaking female who was not fluent in English and ran a pickle business. 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

Yu Son: You hear? Sir David and boyfriend break up! Sir David very sad.
Eva: I know.
Salman Khan: Nothing sad about gay. People breaking up... drop one and pick another!
Shashi Godbole: Salman... don't say that. No making fun... We are all different from each other. For you... David Sir may not be 'normal'... For David Sir... you may not be 'normal'... but feelings are all the same... and pain is pain...
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Features Source Code (2011) See more »

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Navrai Maajhi
Written by Amit Trivedi
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan Swanand Kirkire Natalie Di Luccio 'Neelambari Kirkire'
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Artistically Crafted. Sridevi's Spectacular Come Back,
5 October 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The movie is about the women not from English background better say not well versed in English, but lives with the people of English background--- classified as 'Modern'. The movie prescribes the way society lives. And how the women is categorized if she not proficient in English.

How this women learns English, the situations she overcomes, beats the challenges is the excitation plot and the movie is designed alike 'grope we are up taking the travel along'.

I share that Director handled the script very carefully, efficiently, and we can feel the Director's personal touch for this.

The movie has humor, commitment, and a lesson one should learn before provoking other's weakness, the art of the person's earning self-respect we call.

Sridevi is the forever topnotch actress, a tagged 'natural' actress, and she proves it once again. She is indeed the backbone of the film.

Hats-off to Sridevi(take a bow madam--you deserve an award for this film, the Director of the film, Gauri Shinde too, besides this is her first movie and she is going to set the levels on her future projects), cast n crew for giving such a good movie.

A must go film with your FnF :-)


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