‘English Vinglish’ movie review, synopsis, cast, crew and ratings

Are you looking for the movie review of ‘English Vinglish’? This film ‘English Vinglish’ is a welcome back movie for Indian actress Sridevi with co-stars Adil Hussain, Mehdi Nebbou and Priya Anand. The film aims to prove the importance of English both in formal and informal basis in the present era. This article provides a detailed review of the movie review of English-Vinglish with its synopsis, cast, crew and ratings. I hope you enjoy it all.


Director: Gauri Shinde

Cast: Amitabh Bacchan, Sridevi, Adil Hussain, Mehdi Nebbou and Priya Anand.

Country of origin: India

Language used: Hindi

Ratings: 4/5

This film is a Bollywood comeback for Sridevi after 15 years. The movie is purely based on an Indian housewife's struggle in the modern English speaking world where she takes the pain almost each and every second she tries to adapt herself to the present standard of living.

Story of the movie

As I said, the story of 'English-Vinglish' is about the stress and strain which the common Indian housewives face now-a-days. In the movie, Sashi (Sridevi) is the house wife who feels completely lonely and isolated because of her language problems. As you see the name of the movie' "English-Vinglish", it is purely about linguistic handicaps. Her husband (Adil Hussain) is always beside her but Sashi faces almost all major hurdles that include English speaking like a guardian-teacher meeting, an international travel or even a visa interview. Gauri Shinde, who made her directorial debut in this film, has tried every bit to show and prove how fatal and daunting these tasks can be on the part of a common Indian wife. Similar problem are also faced while ordering even a pizza or sandwich in the English speaking countries like the UK or USA.

The film takes an interesting turn when Big B Amitabh Bacchan makes his entry into the screen. Though he has a small cameo in the movie as a co-passenger, still he leaves an unforgettable impact. While Sashi is struggling with her English, it's he, Mehdi Nebbou (Laurent) and Sashi's niece (Priya Anand) who realize the obligation and weakness of Sashi and come forward to help her in whatever way they can.

The key roles of the movie

And of course, the best key role is played by Sridevi as Sashi in this movie. Gauri Shinde has done everything that perfectly exploits Sridevi's crafts to deliver best shots with full poise and aplomb. If you watch the movie, you will fully agree with me that she has characterized herself as typical Indian housewife in this film. Especially, when she quietly rushes for her English class in the film, her body language and movements are perfectly delivered in the context of the film. The best thing about her lead role in this movie is that she has not tried to do anything extravagant or show off to promote her shots. Her shots are firmly basic and make the scenes convey the aimed message to its viewers. Apart from her main role, other supportive key roles of "English-Vinglish" are played by Adil Hussain, Amitabh Bacchan, Priya Anand and Mehdi Nebbou.


The premier show of "English-Vinglish" has received a standing ovation at the Toronto film festival. And this is no surprise at all. Director Gauri Shinde has created the specialized characters who will be remembered for a long time although they have very short duration to play in the file. The most educative part of the film is the spoken English class which motivates the society about the necessity of learning English in the present day world and the scene includes some funny dialogues too to get amused.

It is indeed a brilliant achievement for an actress of 40+ ages to have come up with so much maturity in her performance. Especially, when you have to play the lead role in a film, it is more than a tough ask but Sridevi has done it. She stands tall with her assignment and the co-stars have delivered the perfect supportive shots to her too. After having gone through each and every aspect in the film, I will rate this film with 4 out of the five stars. A film that conveys education, social obligation, family management and the way to improve English. Simply magnificent!


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