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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
Michael Patrick Hoban ...
Immigration Officer
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
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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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5 October 2012 (India)  »

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Aangilam Vaangilam  »

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

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

Amitabh Bachchan and Sridevi acted opposite each other 20 years previously in Kudha Gawah in 1992. 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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Navrai Maajhi
Written by Amit Trivedi
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan Swanand Kirkire Natalie Di Luccio 'Neelambari Kirkire'
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English Vinglish:Sridevi is back,with a bang!
6 October 2012 | by (Bahrain) – See all my reviews

English Vinglish directed by Gauri Shinde is an outstanding movie.

English Vinglish also marks the comeback of Sridevi,who plays the role of Shashi with bravura! Story: A belittled and insecure Indian housewife,Shashi (Sridevi) enrolls in an English language class.

The movie's only drawback is the slow pacing.But yet,first-time director Gauri Shinde does an excellent job in making this movie a delightful one.

The music is soothing.

The cinematography is top-notch.

The dialogs are well-worded The screenplay is water-tight.

Performances: Sridevi rocks as Shashi!I feel that her performance must earn an National Award.If not at least a Film-fare Award.Kudos to her! Amitabh Bachchan,although in a cameo steals the show.The whole theater went berserk when Amitabh Bachchan makes his appearance.His comic timing is superb!He truly rocks! Adil Hussain is efficient.Navika Kotia and Shivansh Kotia as the children,act well.

Cory Hibbs as David Fischer,Rajeev Ravindranathan as P.Ramamurthy,Ruth Aguilar as Eva,Damian Thompson as Udumbke and Sumeet Vyas as Salman Khan play their parts very well.Mehdi Nebbou as Laurent is good.

All in all,English Vinglish is a must-watch for everyone.I am giving it a nine out of ten.Strongly Recommended!If you miss it,its your loss!


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