English Vinglish

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Time Out says

This Bollywood movie has made headlines in India for marking the return to screen after 15 years of the actress Sridevi. She makes her comeback playing an Indian housewife in New York who decides to learn English after becoming the butt of family jokes. The film is directed by first-timer Gauri Shinde, who says she based Sridevi’s character on her own mum’s insecurities about speaking English. Acting legend Amitabh Bachchan makes a cameo and, rare for a Bollywood movie,?‘English Vinglish’ has been selected for the Toronto Film Festival. Speaking at a press conference to announce its line-up, the Festival’s co-director Cameron Bailey praised the film and its leading lady: ‘Sridevi is terrific in the film and completely compelling. “English Vinglish” is an international story with empowering messages.’

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