English Vinglish (2012)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 15 mins

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'English Vinglish' is a contemporary socially relevant and woman-centric tale that delves into sensitive concepts such as self esteem, verbal abuse, love, respect, and the ever-changing equations in a marital relationship. This inspiring and exhilarating tale is 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. Due to her sincerity of purpose and wholehearted dedication to the family, she is taken for granted and mildly demeaned. Although extremely unhappy and hurt by the family's behaviour and taunts, she is unable to strum up the courage to make radical changes in her life. Then, in a serendipitous twist of fate, she is forced to travel alone to the United States of America on a trip to visit her sister, to be part of her niece's wedding. Alone in Manhattan, she boldly 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. Her attempts to prove her self-worth to her family becomes a journey of joyous self-discovery and creates a resurgence and rejuvenation in her life and all her relationships.
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Cast: Adil Hussain, Sridevi Kapoor

Crew: Gauri Shinde (Director), Laxman Utekar (Director of Photography), Amit Trivedi (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Family

Release Dates: 05 Oct 2012 (India)

Hindi Name: इंग्लिश विन्ग्लिश

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Did you know? This was the second biggest Bollywood release in Japan. Read More
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as Satish Godbole
as Shashi Godbole
Special Appearance
as Dancer / bridesmaid
as David Fischer
as Udumbke
as Line Server 1
as Waiter
as Jennifer
as Yu Son
as Homeless Street Clown
as Sapna Godbole
as Meera
Supporting Actress
as P Ramamurthy
as Park Drummer
as Kevin
as Eva
as Line Server
as New Yorker knocking Sridevi's papers down
as Saagar Godbole
as Shashi's sister - Manu
Supporting Actress
as Salman Khan

Direction

Director
First Assistant Director
Assistant Director

Distribution

Writers

Story Writer
Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Focus Puller

Music

Music Director
Lyricist
Music Label
Music Coordinator

Sound

Sound Designer
Sound Effects Editor
Sound Editor
Sound Mixer
Audio Assistant
Assistant Sound Re-recording Mixer

Art

Art Director
Production Designer
Set Decorator

Casting

Casting Director
Casting Assistant

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer
Assistant Costume Designer

Editorial

Supervising Editor

Makeup and Hair

Marketing and Public Relations

Marketing Head

Stunts

Stunt Director

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Supervisor
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Spoken Languages:
English, French, Tamil, Telugu
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Tracklist
Music Label: T-Series
Music Director: Amit Trivedi
01 
04:33
Music Director: Amit Trivedi
Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire
Playback Singer: Shilpa Rao
02 
05:02
Music Director: Amit Trivedi
Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire
Playback Singer: Bianca Gomes
03 
04:35
Music Director: Amit Trivedi
Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire
Playback Singer: Bianca Gomes, Clinton Cerejo
04 
05:38
Music Director: Amit Trivedi
Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire
Playback Singer: Shilpa Rao
05 
04:22
Music Director: Amit Trivedi
Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire
Playback Singer: Sunidhi Chauhan
06 
04:31
Music Director: Amit Trivedi
Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire
Playback Singer: Amit Trivedi
Goofs:
Errors in Geography
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.
Trivia:
This movie was also shortlisted as India's official entry for the Academy Awards in Best Foreign Language Film category for 2013.

Gauri Shinde, who made her directorial debut with this movie, swept all the Best Debut Director awards of 2012.

This woman-centric movie earned global acclaim at several international festivals across the world, and Sridevi was hailed as the 'Meryl Streep of India' and the "female Rajinikanth in Japan".

English Vinglish was originally made in Hindi; later it was re-shot in Tamil and released along with a Telugu dubbed versions.

Amitabh Bachchan and Ajith Kumar made cameo appearances in the Hindi and Tamil, Telugu versions respectively.

Before its theatrical release, this movie was premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, where both the film and Sridevi's performance received positive response.

This was the second biggest Bollywood release in Japan.

Iconic Indian actress, Sridevi has made a comeback in this movie, after a span of 26 years in Tamil films, and 15 years in Hindi films.
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: English Vinglish (Telugu)
Dubbed into: English Vinglish (Tamil)