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

As I had discussed with

Mr. Godbole at the last PTA...

Sapna's performance

continues to be excellent...

Sir...sorry... father...

my English not good

If you don't mind...

Of course Mrs. Godbole...

Hindi is our national Language...

we should all speak in it...

but...my Hindi not very good...

is that okay?

No problem!

I am from Kottayam district you see...

Kottayam... that's in Kerala right?

It's famous for its

banana wafers right?

Do you like them?

Very much!

Next time I go I...

I'll bring back a big

packet of chips for you

Is she doing well in her studies?

Of course...

she is one of the top

She could rank first...

if she showed more interest in Physics

But is her English good?

Her English is excellent

Mrs. Godbole...

she is one of our brightest students

But is she respectful?

Does everyone like her?

Sapna...you haven't told

your mum about your fan club?

Bu Mrs. Godbole,

I wanted to talk to you about...

...this inter-school quiz competition

Sapna has been chosen...

Sapna has 'chosen' for the school...

been 'cheesed'...

Has been chosen!

I warned you about my Hindi

She will need to stay back

an extra hour in school...

for practice sessions...

Sir...l have already

spoken to my dad about this...

and there is no problem

Yes but you haven't

spoken to your mum...

Ma'am, I need your permission please

Not a problem father...

our school must win

Although the Coffee Day

business will suffer a bit

Thank you Mrs. Godbole...

I'll see you at the next PTA meeting?

And don't forget the banana chips

Of course not...

Thank you sir

Everything went well right?

Banana chips!

Is Father Vincent your uncle?

Father Vincent was so kind

...so polite...

he said something in jest...

and I went along with it

He didn't seem to mind at all...

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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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