In India, though Hindi is the national language, people all over the country give more importance to English. If you know to speak English, you are considered great, a class higher that those who do not know the language.
English Vinglish is a story about a woman who doesn’t know the English language and thus is an embarrassment to her husband, kids and the society. This makes her feel insecure about herself.
The film see’s Shashi’s (Sridevi) transformational journey, how she overcomes her fears and insecurities, turning into a confident woman, thus mastering the language with the help of an English speaking course. This film marks the come back of the oh-so-gorgeous Sridevi, after 14 long years.
Directed by debutante director Gauri Shinde, the story is inspired by her mother. In the directors words, “ENGLISH VINGLISH is a film inspired by my mother whose discomfort with the English language did not stop her from realizing her full potential as a human being, a mother, a wife and a professional. It is my way of saying ‘sorry’ and ‘thank you’ to my mother and a tribute to women. The film is also an ode to New York City, where my journey as a filmmaker began and continues…”
Sridevi who is normally a very media shy person, surprisingly is on a promotional spree. She is attending various reality shows and other events to promote her movie. The film is set to hit theaters on October 5.
At the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, Sridevi’s English Vinglish was premiered. The film opened to a very positive response and was globally acclamied. The actress also recieved a standing ovation.
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