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Shashi (Sridevi) is a middle-aged Maharashtrian housewife who earns her own money by making sumptuous snacks (laddoos) and selling them to the connoisseurs. She is a dedicated yet taken-for-granted homemaker who is ridiculed for her poor English skills by their English speaking family (specifically by her husband and teenage daughter). Sashi finds herself being an object of constant potshots by her husband(Adil Hussain), who has little respect for her real talent and her 7th grade daughter Sapna who feels ashamed to even introduce her mother to her school folks and teachers because she's not.

So when an underestimated and belittled Shashi flies off to New York to lend a helping hand at her niece wedding, she sees an advertisement on a bus grabs the opportunity to enroll herself into English speaking classes that promise to teach the language within a period of four weeks. The class comprises a Mexican nanny, a Pakistani cab driver, a Chinese hairstylist, a South Indian software engineer, an angry black kid, and a dishy French chef named Laurent (Mehdi Nebbou). In no time, Shashi becomes the most committed student in her class, starts watching English films at night and doing her homework religiously- all to polish her English reading and writing skills and more importantly to earn respect that she duly deserves from her family. In the midst of her literary pursuit, she also finds her classmate Laurent (Mehdi Nebbou) getting attracted to her plain simple personality. Yet, despite several barriers that come her way, Shashi manages to achieve her goal which could be an inspiration to many aspiring English learners. The movie ends with Shashi giving a speech (in english) at the wedding and stunning all by finally passing the test which her english tutor had set.

Release Date: Oct 05, 2012
Language: Tollywood Length: 02 hrs 29 mins
Cast: Sridevi, Priya Anand
Director: Gauri Shinde
Music Director: Amit Trivedi
Producer: Sunil Lulla
Genre: Drama
Advisory: U
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English Vinglish Shashi (Sridevi) is a middle-aged Maharashtrian housewife who earns her own money by making sumptuous snacks (laddoos) and selling them to the connoisseurs. She is a dedicated yet taken-for-granted homemaker who is ridiculed for her poor English skills by their English speaking family (specifically by her husband and teenage daughter). Sashi finds herself being an object of constant potshots by her husband(Adil Hussain), who has little respect for her real talent and her 7th grade daughter Sapna who feels ashamed to even introduce her mother to her school folks and teachers because she's not. So when an underestimated and belittled Shashi flies off to New York to lend a helping hand at her niece wedding, she sees an advertisement on a bus grabs the opportunity to enroll herself into English speaking classes that promise to teach the language within a period of four weeks. The class comprises a Mexican nanny, a Pakistani cab driver, a Chinese hairstylist, a South Indian software engineer, an angry black kid, and a dishy French chef named Laurent (Mehdi Nebbou). In no time, Shashi becomes the most committed student in her class, starts watching English films at night and doing her homework religiously- all to polish her English reading and writing skills and more importantly to earn respect that she duly deserves from her family. In the midst of her literary pursuit, she also finds her classmate Laurent (Mehdi Nebbou) getting attracted to her plain simple personality. Yet, despite several barriers that come her way, Shashi manages to achieve her goal which could be an inspiration to many aspiring English learners. The movie ends with Shashi giving a speech (in english) at the wedding and stunning all by finally passing the test which her english tutor had set.. thumbnail text
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rayudu (Sep 12, 2016)
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The movie is awesome...an apt movie for this generation..Sreedevi rocks and a very good selection for comeback...the emotions have been captured very neatly....congrats Sreedevi & Gauri...after a long time a complete family can watch this movie...:-)

burle (Sep 12, 2016)
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Very nice performance all over by more than one... A very striking come back by Sridevi .. Simple but very effective presentation of the basic of life ... Worth watching with family and for all members of family - husband, wife, kids, every one ...

Venu (Sep 12, 2016)
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True to life. Brilliant performance by Sridevi. All charachters in the movie can be easily related to. Sensitive direction & good situational music. The movie has a good repeat value.

karthik (Oct 09, 2012)
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The elegance of Sridevi is back on the Silver screen. A refreshing movie that is a must watch.

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