English Vinglish

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  129 min.
Release Date: October 5, 2012 (limited)

Current rating: Rating: 4.12
based on 18 votes and 4 reviews
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Cast: Sridevi , Adil Hussain, Mehdi Nebbou, Priya Anand


Shashi (Sridevi), a traditional Indian housewife living in Pune, is continuously put down because she does not know English. In the Indian culture, even within India, people are judged based on their knowledge of English, among other things. Her own children and husband (Adil Hussain), even though they think they're just being playful, constantly tease and belittle her.

When Shashi has to had to New York to prepare for her niece's wedding, she finds that the language barrier because an even bigger problem, to the point where she struggles to even order a cup of coffee.

In order to please her family and society and to make life just a little easier, Shashi takes it upon herself to enroll in an English speaking course. As she overcomes her insecurity and masters a new language, she undergoes a transformation and even meets people with the power to forever change her life in the big city.

Director: Gauri Shinde
Studio: Eros International
Producer(s): R. Balki
Screenplay: Gauri Shinde
Official Site: englishvinglishacademy.com

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  • 5 stars "Awesome and funny. Thumbs up ??"
  • 4 stars "its very nice and refreshing movie. when you come out from the theatre will feel good. must watch this"
  • 4 stars "English Vinglish is a delightfully refreshing movie.....This movie Reminded me the Serial 'Mind Your Language'.....We need English; but it is not the end of it. Note towards the end of the film Sridevi asking for Hindi daily in spite of her acquiring the knowledge of English....."