Indian drama that marks the return to screen of the actress Sridevi after a 14-year hiatus. Sridevi plays a housewife whose attempts to learn English to please her family lead to all manner of unforeseen complications. Other stars to appear in the film include Mehdi Nebbou, Adil Hussain, Priya Anand and Amitabh Bachchan, while Gauri Shinde directs.
Money, fame and the ability to speak English. In India, these 3 factors play a huge role in how society judges an individual. ‘English Vinglish’ is the story of a woman who does not know English and is made to feel insecure by her family and society at large. The film is a light-hearted yet touching and transformational journey of Shashi. Circumstances make her determined to overcome this insecurity, master the language, teach the world a lesson on the way to becoming a self assured and confident woman. The film is shot mostly in New York and captures the inherent struggle of many people all over the world with the English language. Hilarious, touching, sensitive, and this film marks the come back of India’s biggest female star – Sridevi.