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English Vinglish (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 5 October 2012 (India)
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A quiet, sweet tempered housewife endures small slights from her well-educated husband and daughter every day because of her inability to speak and understand English.

Director:

Gauri Shinde

Writer:

Gauri Shinde
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sridevi ... Shashi Godbole
Adil Hussain ... Satish Godbole
Mehdi Nebbou ... Laurent
Priya Anand ... Radha
Sulabha Deshpande ... Grandma
Michael Patrick Hoban Michael Patrick Hoban ... Immigration Officer
Sujatha Kumar Sujatha Kumar ... Shashi's sister - Manu
Navika Kotia Navika Kotia ... Sapna Godbole
Shivansh Kotia Shivansh Kotia ... Saagar Godbole
Cory Hibbs Cory Hibbs ... David Fischer
Rajeev Ravindranathan ... P Ramamurthy
Maria Romano Maria Romano ... Yu Son
Sumeet Vyas ... Salman Khan
Ruth Aguilar ... Eva
Ross Nathan Ross Nathan ... Kevin
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Storyline

The story of a quiet, sweet tempered housewife who endures small slights from her well educated husband and daughter everyday because of her inability to speak and understand English. She is resourceful and open-minded but somehow these traits don't get noticed by them. Then one day on a trip to visit her sister in Manhattan she decides to enroll in an English Learners class and meets a host of new people who teach her to value herself beyond the narrow perspective of her family. Written by Paroma

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English | French | Tamil | Telugu

Release Date:

5 October 2012 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Aangilam Vaangilam See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$745,414, 7 October 2012

Gross USA:

$1,862,086

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,064,818
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Trivia

Sridevi and Sujata Kumar who play sisters in the film both passed away in 2018. See more »

Goofs

In the movie, the wife is seen using the PATH train system and talks about going to 22nd St. Station. There is no such station in the PATH system or in the New York subway system. The closest would be the PATH 23rd St. Station. See more »

Quotes

Laurent: Your food...
[good]
Laurent: .
Shashi Godbole: No no no. You cooking hotel expert. I'm... in house cooking, very small.
Laurent: No. Not small, not small. Food is... eh... food is art.
Shashi Godbole: [In Hindi] When a man cooks, it's art... When a woman cooks, it's her duty.
Laurent: What did you say?
Shashi Godbole: I'm sorry. Man cooking... art. Lady cooking... daily job, duty!
Laurent: No. No no. Food is... love. You cooking with love, good food. You make people happy. You artiste! Not small not small.
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Connections

References Sex and the City (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Navrai Maajhi
Written by Amit Trivedi
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan Swanand Kirkire Natalie Di Luccio 'Neelambari Kirkire'
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6 October 2012 | by jhingalalahmmSee all my reviews

Superb! Fantastic! Definitely worth a Standing Ovation! This movie is a winner all the way. Right from the script to the characters, everything falls in place. Very difficult to find faults, in fact there is no need to find faults. This movie takes you on a journey of a typical Indian housewife who can hardly speak English. The treatment of the movie is such that you feel a connection with the movie. The best 'part' of the movie is, of course, Sridevi. Yes, The Sridevi. Her acting is so natural and realistic that you feel the emotions that she is going through in the movie. Sridevi has proved once again (after a break of 15 long years) that she is still the Queen of Bollywood, the so-called Female Amitabh Bachchan (as she was known as in the 80s & 90s). I saw this movie today in an overseas theater and not surprisingly, the theater was mostly full of mature audience, her fans. The movie and Sridevi's performance is worth not only many Filmfare Awards but most definitely an Oscar! Well Done Sridevi!


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