English Vinglish


English Vinglish (2012)




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Money, Fame and the Knowledge of English. In India, these 3 factors play a huge role in how society judges an individual. English Vinglish is the story of a woman who does not know English and is made to feel insecure by her family and society at large. The film is a light-hearted yet touching and transformational journey of Shashi. Circumstances make her determined to overcome this insecurity, master the language, teach the world a lesson on the way to becoming a self assured and confident woman. The film is shot mostly in New York and captures the inherent struggle of many people all over the world with the English Language. Hilarious, touching, sensitive, this film marks the come back of India's biggest female star...Sridevi. -- (C) Official Site

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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

A capable supporting cast and a fun cameo from a male megastar add to the appeal of this slight, enjoyable but ultimately predictable journey.

Oct 23, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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The image of the newly confident Shashi striding down a Manhattan street, a takeout coffee in hand and a trench coat belted over her sari, will make you smile days after you leave the theater.

Jul 15, 2015 | Full Review…

A winsome if utterly conventional ugly-duckling story about a sympathetic character's much deserved progress toward a richer self.

Oct 5, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

An undemanding picture that goes down as well as the heroine's tasty ladoos.

Oct 4, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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