English Vinglish

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Director(s): Gauri Shinde
Production: Eros Entertainment
  8 wins & 15 nominations.
134 min

to the PTA meeting

How can you do this?

No wonder she is angry...

Told her you will go with her...


How can I...

What do you mean by how?

Aren't you a parent too?

What will I say there?

Don't be silly Shashi...

you're not going into a jungle...

it's a school...

they're not going to eat you up

Now I have to go... bye

I will come with you...

There is no need...

I will tell them you're

ill and Dad's not in town

Why ill? Tell them I'm dead

Don't be dramatic mom

Do you even know what PTA means?


I may not know the meaning of PTA...

but I certainly know

the meaning of a parent

Now before I get really angry...

go get ready

Which one is your classroom?

Which one is your seat?

Not seat...desk...second last row

You sit so far back?

It doesn't make a difference...

come on...

That's really far back...

Hi Sapna...

Hi Rupal!

Hello hello!

I'm Neelam...

commonly known as

Rupal's mother these days

I'm...Sapna mother...Shashi

How nice to meet you Shashi

But I have a bone to pick with you

Every time that Rupal

comes to eat at your house

she comes back home and tells me

I have to learn how to cook from you

No aunty...even your food is...


What a sweet little liar

But you must invite

me home soon Shashi...

then you and I can sit and

gossip about these Siamese twins

Yes...yes aunty...

please come... anytime!

Mom, you wanted to use the loo right?

So nice to meet you Shashi

Bye... see you soon.

What loo?

Come come come...

please sit inside...

I'll be just a minute...

Is this your English teacher?

Yes...Father Vincent...

my class teacher...

Yes Sapna...

How are you?

Mrs. Godbole right?

Pleasure to meet you

How's Mr. Godbole?

Fine...very fine


what should we start with?

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Gauri Shinde

Gauri Shinde (born. July 6, 1974) is an Indian ad-film and feature film director. Shinde has made her directional debut with the highly acclaimed English Vinglish (2012), which marked the comeback of actress Sridevi. Shinde featured in the Financial Times 2012 list of '25 Indians To Watch'. She also featured on Rediff's list of 'Bollywood's 5 Best Directors of 2012.'. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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