Neal's Review of English Vinglish
"ENGLISH VINGLISH" was "EXCELENT VEXELENT"
Special mention here of Sridevi, she allows the director to lead her and doesn't overpower the narrative, with a held back, controlled performance. She could have tried to do a lot more, considering this was 'her' film, after like a zillion years.
That is where the film hits you. It's real. You can easily identify with it. And is therefore that much more enjoyable.
I don't have stars to dole out. Just hugs for the entire team, because, like many others know, it's not easy to make a good film. That too your first one, and at the same time having the guts to relaunch someone's career after many years.
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.
I am giving it a 4 out of 5, Strongly Recommending! If you miss it,its your loss!