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English Vinglish critic rating (Hindustan Times): 3.5
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English Vinglish critic rating (Times of India): 4

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English Vinglish  (2012 - Hindi)

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English Vinglish cumulative rating: 3.55 out of 53.55/5 (166 users)

English Vinglish critics rating: 3.45 out of 5 3.45/5 (25 critics)

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  • A story wrapped in strong message...

    English Vinglish rating: 0 out of 10(Anonymous wrote on 09 Oct 2012)

    WARNING: I am not a movie buff...Also, I really lack the knowledge needed to critically review a movie...Am just trying to put in words what I felt after watching 'English Vinglish'...So, proceed (read this review) at your own risk...

    PREFACE: Though I read some reviews on this movie & mostly all reviewers gave it a positive feedback...Still, I was not that keen to watch this movie...Last Sunday, we (Me+My Husband) suddenly planned to watch this movie (as we had a free coupon, which we could use in watching any movie in a particular multiplex in Coventry, UK)...So, we went to the multiplex...I was feeling a bit hungry that time & was thinking to 'take away' a wrap from my favorite shop...However, we were running late for the show...So, dropped the plan of the 'wrap' & headed to the hall...

    MOVIE : My appetite for the wrap was still there, when the movie started...But, as time passed by I was lost in the character of 'Shashi' (played by Sridevi)...I am not going to disclose the story of the movie, as this can disrupt the joy of those viewers who are yet to watch this movie...Am just outlining the story...Its all about a married woman named 'Shashi' who used to get neglected by her husband...Used to get humiliated by her daughter for not knowing 'English' properly...Meanwhile, she went USA to attend a wedding & the rest of the story revolves around her capability to prove herself in a foreign land...Sridevi gave an outstanding performance...But, I will also throw light on some other characters, who despite the small roles, proved to be an efficient actor/actress...For example, Mehdi Nebbou-in the role of a French Cook, The lady in the cafe by whom Sashi got humiliated, Ruth Aguilar as 'Eva', Sumeet Vyas as 'Salman Khan', Shivansh Kotia as 'Sagar' and so on....Music by Amit Trivedi was excellent...Stupendous direction by Gauri Shinde makes it hard to believe that 'English Vinglish' was actually her directional debut...

    REAL-LIFE CONNECTION: I could not help remembering my Chemistry teacher, while remembering this movie...I used to go to her house, for chemistry tuition when I was in class 11...Her husband used to shout at her quite frequently, in front of her students...After every confrontation with her husband my 'Chemistry Madam' used to come back in our class, with a desperate attempt to hide her shame & wear a false smile to conceal her mental pain...A few days later, I left the tuition...13 years passed...But, till date I can't forget her face and her repeatedly failed attempts to hide the trauma after every insult by her husband in front of the students...Don't take me wrong...In 'English Vinglish' there is no as such sequence...It only has some resemblance to what I said in this context...

    MESSAGE: Read somewhere, that this film copied some scenes from 'Mind your Language'...Am not sure, because I had not seen any episodes of 'Mind your language'...But, overall this movie has a very beautiful message...Almost all of us lead a messed up life...We all have our own problems & sometimes we are so much engrossed with our own goal/problem/trouble/dream/desire that we tend to forget that, the person with whom we are living together or lets say, most close...he/she needs a little bit extra care...a little bit extra attention... a little bit love...a shade of 'feel good'...Sometimes, giving false compliments can also work wonders...Keeping at least an hour aside/every day for our loved ones can fill up the void which if not taken care timely, can create permanent mental distance from our loved ones...Giving respect or love to parents/elders is not enlisted under 'Fundamental duty', but its something which can create resonance in a saddened mind, which can definitely make their day special...

    'LAST' but 'NOT THE LEAST' : While returning home, we were passing by that restaurant which makes fabulous wraps...But somehow, I was not feeling any kind of appetite...The only idea which captured my mind that time, was...."Next when I can watch 'English Vinglish' again ? Probably next weekend, in the same multiplex..." :-)

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