Friday, February 1, 2013

English Vinglish

Today, 1st February 2013 is a public holiday in Mauritius ..yupeeeee :) but the atmosphere  was humid so we had to forget about outdoor activities:(. As we sat down in our living room with nothing specific  to do the thought of watching a nice movie came up, from a long list came by stroke of luck English Vinglish, a Bollywood movie released in 2012 directed by a debutante named as Gauri Shinde.

Story by:   Gauri Shinde

Starring : Sridevi, Mehdi Nebbou,Priya Anand, Adil Hussain

Story: Shashi Godbole (Sridevi) is a middle-aged housewife who loves cooking and as a hobby makes and sells laddoos. She is a dedicated woman towards her family and does everything to make them happy but is often looked down by her husband Satish (Adil Hussain) and daughter as she is not good at speaking english.

Shashi's niece(i.e her sister daughter) living in new york is getting married so she is invited to attend the wedding. So,her family planned to send her prior to them as she would help with the preparations. She's afraid to go alone but nevertheless does.While Shashi is in New York,she becomes embarassed when her lack of English causes chaos in a local coffee shop so she secretly enrolls herself into an English classes that promises to teach the language in four weeks.

While going to classes she starts making friends and there comes a special one named Laurent (Mehdi Nebbou)a french chef.She starts getting more confidence and begin to value herself.To know the rest of her life you should definitely take 133 mins of your busy life and check it out.

My personal opinion:A simple, nice, fabulous, straightforward, lighthearted and honest movie. There was no exaggeration in terms of frills. I felt this movie close to reality be it the way her husband and children looked down upon her , to the scene where she goes to the cafeteria and even when she registers herself for english classes this could be related to any housewife life. Even the dialogues and screenplay seems so real you would feel its actually someone real life behind the camera.

The atmosphere that was picturised in the english class was awesome and I loved her niece support to her,definetely a plus to the movie(i loved their bonding).

Sridevi made her comeback to Bollywood after 15 years but this is not felt at all. She is confident in front of the camera and does full justice to her character. Everyone is great in their roles and the direction also is flawless.

I was hesistant to watch it at first but hmm.. I was sooo wrong. So, here is an indian movie not to miss.

Plus point: Sridevi acting :)

Negative point : I felt as a mum Shashi had the power of scolding her daughter when she was rude to her but she does nothing. That's the only thing i didn't like.

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