Movie Review: ENGLISH VINGLISH (2012)

Shah Shahid

Cinephile. Bollywood Connoisseur. Attempted Writer & Editor at http://blankpagebeatdown.com. Host of Split Screen Podcast (@splitscreen_pod). Member of the Twitterati @theshahshahid. Diagnosed w ADH– look a dust bunny!

10 Responses

  1. meeradarjiyr1 says:

    Great film, great review. Sridevi is wonderful.

    • Shah Shahid says:

      Thanks Meera. I hope this comeback, is truly a comeback and she keeps doing more movies.

      • meeradarjiyr1 says:

        Indeed, I hope so too. The film was an utter success, Gauri Shinde and Sridevi both have won so many awards from it.

        • Shah Shahid says:

          Gauri Shinde has gone on my list of Directors to keep track of. Her husband R. Balki is also responsible for some awesome cinema like PAA & CHEENI KUM. Talent all over that family!

  2. ruth says:

    Hi Shah! This sounds like something I’d enjoy! I mean English is not my mother tongue so I certainly can relate. I LOVED my ESL classes though, I had to spend two months taking that before college but I had a blast!

    • Shah Shahid says:

      If you took ESL classes, you’ll love this movie. The 2nd act heavily features our lead in that kind of a setting, being exposed to a world outside her tight knit Indian family. A portion of the movie is also in English, so it’s not that ‘difficult’ of a foreign film to watch. I only mention as the language / subtitle option seem daunting for some. (me)

      And I really couldn’t tell that English isn’t your first language. How long ago did you learn, if you don’t mind me asking?

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