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

Shashi... tea!


Give me my phone


What no...have your breakfast first...

Why don't you stop this white bread...

why can't you get brown!

Give it to me...

I like white blue red...anything

No Maaji...

your porridge is ready

Can I eat one parantha at least?

Mom...you've had enough

paranthas all your life...

it's time you had porridge now

Shashi where's my parantha?

Hurry up please...

Sagar...your bournvita

it's too white...make it brown!

Everyone wants only brown brown...

Mom look...thief!

One sweet Ladoo mom!

OK my darling...have one

You're sick...

you are going to

become a Ladoo very soon

Eat eat...eat more...

you all are going to die very soon

Sapna quiet

you should eat what you like


This new fad of brown bread...

egg whites...

all started since you

joined this new dance class...

that...that jhaaaz dance!

What's so funny?

I can't control it...it's too funny...

Mama...say... what dance? What class?

Which class?

Eat your omelet

Where's the omelet?

There's only toast and parantha here

Come on Dad...

let's do the jhaaaz dance!

Sapna...your omelet

Mom it is not jhaaaz dance..-

it is jazz dance





Aye careful... pack properly...

Ma'am... It has to be gipt packed?

Not 'gipt'... it's GIFT...


Never mind...

Satish... is the car free?

I have a lot of

orders for sweets today...

Why do you need to go? Send Ramu...

I need to go for a meeting...

Nice to see you Shashi...

The Ladoos were

excellent the last time!

Thank you

Come in...

Will need more Ladoos

next week as well

Give me one Ladoo before she sees

Next, Modern Colony

Yes madam

Hello... come in

Sorry I'm a little late

No problem at all

Come... let's all taste the Ladoos

They are really excellent!

You've done a great job!

Excuse me


the Ladoos were a super hit today!

Everyone loved...

I'm busy right now...

can we talk later please?


how many times have I told you...

not to do this

What are you doing!

Where's Sapna?

First do that Michael Jackson thing

Tell me

First do!

First do! First do!


Where's Sapna?

She's gone to Rupal's house...

to study

What exam?

Must be some test vest...

No test vest mama...

Cafe Coffee Day!

You've let out the secret...

what will Sapna do to you now?

She's gone to Cafe Coffee Day

with her friends...

she's having cold coffee

Aren't you gotten angry?

Not 'gotten'...getting...

I am not getting angry...

what to do?

She's worn a really short skirt...

At least she has worn a skirt!

There are boys with her too!

Lucky boys!

You don't have a problem

with any of this?

I can't hear anything


There's some cold coffee

on your skirt

Where have you been?


With whom?

With Ru pal

Can't you study at home?

You think you can teach me...

English Literature?

Wow... great curry!

Thank god I didn't eat out...

Give me that chilly pickle...


you should stop making

those Ladoos vadoos

I have just one passion...

you want me to give that up too?

Then give me...

one Shashi Special Ladoo!

Only I should eat your food...

why should others enjoy it?

If I didn't cook well...

..you wouldn't even

bother to come home, right?

I've important

meetings to attend to...

these talks take time

Talking to me is not important right?

Oh I forget...

'important talks'

happen only in English

Why waste time talking?

No! No! No!

Dad how could you do this? Please!


What happened?


Satish... What happened?

Why is Sapna yelling?

Shashi...I won't be able to go

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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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