English Vinglish


Original name: English Vinglish
English name: English Vinglish
Year: 2012
Run time: 129'
Language: Hindi
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: India
Director: Gauri Shinde
Producer: R. Balki, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, RK Damani, Sunil Lulla
Cast: Sridevi, Mehdi Nebbou, Priya Anand, Adil Hussain, Sulabha Deshpande.
Screenplay: Gauri Shinde
Cinematographer: Laxman Utekar
Editor: Hemanti Sarkar
Sound Designer: Amrit Pritam Dutta
Music Composer: Amit Trivedi
Costume Designer: Vera chow, Nikita Raheja
Production Designer: Mustafa Stationwala
Production Company: Hope Productions, Eros International
World Sales: Eros International
World Sales Phone: +91 2266021500
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  • Palm Springs IFF 2013
  • Toronto IFF 2012
  • Marrakech IFF 2012
  • Beijing IFF 2013

Selected Filmography:

  • English Vinglish 2012
  • Dear Zindagi 2016

Director's Biography:

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.' Her second film Dear Zindagi (2016) was a critical and commercial success.


Miscommunication has always been an in-exhaustible engine for comedy, but in the case of writer-director Gauri Shinde’s delightful and heart-warming English Vinglish, miscommunication is its very subject. A nurturing mother, a devoted wife and a great cook, Shashi lives a life of middle-class domestic contentment in Pune, India. Her only worry is her poor mastery of the English language, for which her children and husband tease her playfully. But when she has to travel to the United States to help her niece prepare for her upcoming wedding, that minor annoyance becomes a genuine frustration, as Shashi keeps running up against the limits of her language skills. While her niece attends classes, Shashi explores Manhattan and finds that tasks as ostensibly straightforward as ordering water prove complicated when you can’t comprehend the difference between "still" and "sparkling."
Breezy and charming, but with much to say about the delicate balance between tradition and modernity,