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English Vinglish (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 5 October 2012 (India)
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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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Gauri Shinde

Writer:

Gauri Shinde
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sridevi ... Shashi Godbole
Adil Hussain ... Satish Godbole
Mehdi Nebbou ... Laurent
Priya Anand ... Radha
Sulabha Deshpande ... Grandma
Michael Patrick Hoban Michael Patrick Hoban ... Immigration Officer
Sujatha Kumar Sujatha Kumar ... Shashi's sister - Manu
Navika Kotia Navika Kotia ... Sapna Godbole
Shivansh Kotia Shivansh Kotia ... Saagar Godbole
Cory Hibbs Cory Hibbs ... David Fischer
Rajeev Ravindranathan ... P Ramamurthy
Maria Romano Maria Romano ... Yu Son
Sumeet Vyas ... Salman Khan
Ruth Aguilar Ruth Aguilar ... Eva
Ross Nathan Ross Nathan ... Kevin
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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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India

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Hindi | English | French | Tamil | Telugu

Release Date:

5 October 2012 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Aangilam Vaangilam See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$745,414, 7 October 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,670,773, 21 October 2012
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Trivia

Tamil SuperStar Ajith Kumar did a cameo in Tamil version of this film. That is, doing the exact same part as Amithabh Bacchan did in Hindi. 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: This marriage is a beautiful thing. It is the most special friendship. Friendship of two people who are equal. Life is a long journey. Meera, sometimes you will feel you are less. Kevin, sometimes you will also feel you are less than Meera. Try to help each other to feel equal. It will be nice. Sometimes... Married couple don't even know how the other is feeling. So... how they will help the other? It means marriage is finished? No. That is the time you have to help yourself. Nobody can help ...
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References Margaret (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

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 GaneshKSalianSee 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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