English vinglish

English vinglish

DVD - 2012 | Hindi | Widescreen
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Shashi Godbole is a super-sensitive wife, mother and daughter-in-law; a perfect homemaker and small-time entrepreneur. Her only handicap is English. Does she manage to master the Queen's language?


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Feb 25, 2019

Great vehicle for Sridevi, and a nice window into how much language can be a barrier to people's lives. Glossy enough for eyes accustomed to big-box office production, but the happy ending works, and the general message of humanity and tolerance is consistent with the plot. A rarely-explored aspect of Indian lives, where language barriers don't usually seem to exist. Recommended for all audiences.

Dec 22, 2018

Gone but not forgotten, the beautiful Sridevi (1963–2018) plays a wife who so loves her family that she'd taken to heart their opinion of her and internalized them into self-dislike. Not realizing her greatness, she embarks on a new short road in life and enrolls in an ESL class. There she rediscovers herself and indirectly confronts those who made her feel less of who she was. This is a great movie about not letting others define who you are and continuing in your greatness.

SCL_Heather Jun 12, 2018

Light and sweet. A delight!

Mar 13, 2018

I watched this move a couple years ago, then cried again.

hermans Apr 07, 2015

Nicely done. Silly sweet, cliched but fun to watch. Very worthwhile watching when you are not in the mood for heavy, or blood and guts.

hania4987 Dec 30, 2013

a very special multi-faceted story about respect, friendship and family

Jul 18, 2013

Excellent movie!

Jul 11, 2013

Good Hindi family movie but cannot compare to classics as "Bend It Like Beckham" of old or more recently "Life of Pi", "3 Idiots" or "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel".

Jun 12, 2013

Enjoyable movie that is Well-made. Great story and wonderful acting. English and Arab sub-titles. Many immigrants and non-immigrants would be able to relate and laugh with it. Catchy songs. Has serious moments of drama, as well as humour. What is important in the family? In our relationships? How do we cope with differences of others and other cultures or ethnic groups? We all have a tendency to take each other for granted, especially in a long marriage and our parents. We have, also, a tendency to judge, without thinking, the people that are different and/or new in the country. We can do with more patience and grace for each other, and for the people we don't understand. Wonderful movie..

Feb 24, 2013

This will be the best movie I ever saw.


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Jul 12, 2013

Shashi Godbole: When you don't like yourself... you tend to dislike everything connected to you. New things seem to be more attractive. When you learn to love yourself... then the same old life... starts looking new... starts looking nice. Thank you... for teaching me... how to love myself! Thank you for making me... feel good about myself. Thank you so much

Jul 12, 2013

Shashi Godbole: Meera... Kevin... Maybe you'll very busy... but have family... son... daughter. In this big world... your small little world, it will make you feel so good. Family... family can never be... never be... never be judgemental! Family will never... put you down... will never make you feel small. Family is the only one who will never laugh at your weaknesses. Family is the only place where you will always get love and respect. That's all Meera and Kevin... I wish you all the best. Thank you.

Jul 12, 2013

Shashi Godbole: This marriage is a beautiful thing. It is the most special friendship. Friendship of two people who are equal. Life is a long journey. Meera, sometimes you will feel you are less. Kevin, sometimes you will also feel you are less than Meera. Try to help each other to feel equal. It will be nice. Sometimes... Married couple don't even know how the other is feeling. So... how they will help the other? It means marriage is finished? No. That is the time you have to help yourself. Nobody can help you better than you. If you do that... you will return back feeling equal. Your friendship will return back... Your life will be beautiful.


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Jan 13, 2018

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