English Vinglish (2012)

Hindi 2 hrs 15 mins Drama
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Review Summary: Quite possibly one of the best performance of her career, Sridevi was made to star in 'English Vinglish'. One of the best films from one Indian cinema's greatest stars at the top of her game.

Average Critic Rating: (3.45)
Cast: Sridevi , Amitabh Bachchan , Mehdi Nebbou , Adil Hussain , Sulbha Deshpande , Sujata Kumar , Navika Kotia , Shivansh Kotia , Neelu Sodhi , Rajeev Ravindranathan , Ruth Aguilar , Sumeet Vyas , Maria Romano , Damien Thompson , Cory Hibbs , Divya Seth , Suhita Thatte
Director: Gauri Shinde
Release Date: 05 Oct 2012
Est. Budget: 15.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 42.0 CR

Plot: Shashi Godbole ( Sridevi ) is a housewife who makes and sells laddoos as a home-run business. Her husband Satish, ( Adil Hussain ) and daughter, Sapna ( Navika Kotia ) take her for granted, mock her poor English skills and generally treat her with disrespect, making Shashi feel negative Read more

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The film has a clutch of fine performances. Both Adil Hussain and Mehdi Nebbou, despite their sketchily written roles, are solid. Priya Anand as the niece turns in a noteworthy performance. But it is Sridevi who is obviously the soul of English Vinglish.
She's vulnerable and sad, yet selfless and strong, in the way we all know our mothers to be. She imbues Shashi's quest for respect with genuine emotion. It's hard to imagine that this is an actor who hasn't worked in fifteen years.
Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times 
ENGLISH VINGLISH is special. Sridevi who ruled the marquee in the 1980s and 1990s belting...
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
Cast: Sridevi, Adil Hussain, Mehdi NebbouDirector: Gauri ShindeReturning to the screen after a hiatus of 15 years in first-time director Gauri Shinde's charming comedy 'English Vinglish', Sridevi hits all the right notes.Five minutes into the film, and sh
Rajeev Masand, IBN 
One can't think of any role in Hindi films off late that is so identifiable for several (too many, unfortunately) women.
Sonia Chopra, SIFY
English Vinglish is that rare thing — a Hindi film that creates a heroine out of a homemaker.
Rummana Ahmed, Yahoo India
Sri’s got her groove back!
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
Ah, spell it English Win-glish, I say.
Raja Sen, Rediff 
English Vinglish' is about a housewife whose only handicap is that she does not know English. It's a small problem but it has huge ramifications for Sashi (Sridevi) who feels isolated and disconnected from her own family because of the language barrier. W
Rummana Ahmed, Yahoo India

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English Vinglish - All Reviews

English VinglishThe film has been co-produced by Gauri Shinde''s husband R Balki, who has directed films like Cheeni Kum and Paa in past. We suggest you to watch English Vinglish this weekend for some Fun-Shun!The movie has got Thumbs up from the critics.
Puri, OneIndia
 Sridevi strikes with a bang!!
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Director Shinde and editor Hemanti Sarkar leave no stone unturned to make the movie a great success
K N Gupta, Smash Hits
Movie Details Director: Gauri Shinde Cast: Sridevi, Amitabh Bachchan, Mehdi Nebbou, Priya Anand, Adil Hussain Writer: Gauri Shinde Music: Amit Trivedi Length: 2 hours 16 minutesBook Tickets | Watch Trailer
Evergreen beauty Sridevi is returning to the silver screen after a hiatus of 15 years with “English Vinglish”. Its soundtrack covers six tracks, created by new-age master composer Amit Trivedi, with lyrics penned by Swanand Kirkire.
English Vinglish In Brief A lowonconfidence Maharashtrian housewife wants to redeem herself by learning English
Movie Talkies Team, MSN India
You wish the duo got to share some more runtime together.
Vinayak Chakravorty, India Today
Sridevi sets the standard to what a comeback film should actually be like
Janhavi Samant, Mid-Day
Yet the performance of a main star Sridevi is simply mind blowing.
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But eventually, it is Sridevi, with her trademark winsome girlishness of old now beautifully balanced by a new quiet dignity, who makes us experience each of these triumphs as her own. Go, cheer her on.
Trisha Gupta, First Post
They say God is in the details. And English Vinglish is a film that has attention to detail at the minutest levels. A masterclass from Sridevi, well written dialogues and a number of memorable scenes make this movie a great watch. Amidst all the bravado a
Bollywood3 Team, Bollywood 3
Worth a watch!
Roshni Devi, Koi Moi
Sridevi…Sridevi…and only Sridevi…
Great Andhra
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English Vinglish is Sridevi’s comeback film after a 15 year sabbatical. Known for her outstanding performances in films like Chalbaaz, Mr India, Lamhe and many more, Sridevi returns with a film directed by debutante Gauri Shinde, wife of producer R Balki
A film like 'English Vinglish' could have gone wrong at many counts. It could have just gone into this over sentimental space where one may have been exposed to all the hardships Sridevi was going through due to her discomfort with English. It could have just gone into Shobhana starrer 'MitrMy Friend' space where a middle-aged woman would have found love outside marriage in a foreign land. It could just have just turned into a mere showreel of sorts (ala Amitabh Bachchan's 'Buddha Hoga Tera Baap') for Sridevi where she would shown various facets of her acting talent (whether required or not in the film's context).
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English Vinglish’s opening credits roll with congratulatory wishes – one for Indian cinema turning 100 years old and to Amitabh Bachchan on his 70th birthday, which falls on 11 October.
Rubina A Khan, First Post
English Vinglish stands tall on the shoulders of two courageous women Gauri Shindi and Sridevi who deliver one of the finest films of 2012. A definite watch for everyone.
Mansha Rastogi, Now Running
Overall an extremely praiseworthy film. Excellent performances, especially from Sridevi. A beautifully crafted film. One for the entire family and universal audiences. Easily one of the best films of the year! To the team of English Vinglish: encore, enco
Anjum Shabbir, Bolly Spice
Is language a barrier to communicate our emotions? Wonder why people look down or take jibe at those who lack knowledge of English? Director Gauri Shinde has set out to find answers to these questions through 'English Vinglish'.
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In return what the mother gives is selfless love. Shashi is not only a doting mother and loving wife but also a small scale entrepreneur who delivers homemade laddoos! It’s the only skill she is proud of but the fact that her husband isn’t equally proud s
Afshan Shaik, Planet Bollywood
The expectations from English Vinglish was quite good, for but obvious reasons, as the movie was written and directed by Gauri Shinde, who is the wife of renowned filmmaker R Balki, plus it was her debutant project. Furthermore the movie starred none othe
Aakash Barvalia, Movie Zadda
Shashi Godbole is a super-sensitive wife mother and daughter-in-law; a perfect homemaker and small-time entrepreneur. Her only handicap is English.
Meena Iyer, Times of India
Director :Gauri ShindeMusic :Amit TrivediLyrics :Swanand KirkireStarring :Sridevi, Mehdi Nebbou, Adi Hussain and Priya AnandOctober 5, 2012 02:54:14 PM ISTupdated October 6, 2012 04:09:57 PM ISTBy Martin D'Souza, Glamsham Editorial Gauri Shinde has come u
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5 reasons why you should watch the movie
Shweta Parande, Bollywood Life
English Vinglish is a simple tale sensitively told and extraordinarily enacted. It may have taken a slow start but it has immense power to grow greatly because of positive word of mouth and ultimately prove a hit! No doubt, it will work more in the cities
Shashi (Sri Devi) is the typical Indian wife, with a south Indian touch, May I say, who runs a catering business with two kids, a daughter and a son who love her just as much as she does. English is her worst nightmare. Her daughter's too since it would be a great embarrassment to her at the PTA meetings since her mother fails to articulate the simplest of sentences in the foreign language. Her daughter along with the father mock her language skills behind her back
Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
Sridevi is an absolute charmer in this slice of life of a film
Vivek Bhatia, FilmFare
Sridevi’s rockstar comeback!
Shweta Parande, Bollywood Life