Monday, October 08, 2012

MovieNotes - English Vinglish

Movie - English Vinglish
*ing - Sridevi, Laddoos, A French Actor & Others
Language - Hindi & Crash course English

Key Features

USP - Sridevi's comeback after a long hiatus

What is it about? - A Hindi schooled housewife's attempts to tackle her poor English language skills

A very normal family - Working Husband, School going kids, quite apart in age, and an "entrepreneur" housewife. Basically characters you see around you, could be your next door neighbours.
Conversations done in Hindi & French where the characters' lack of other's language doesn't prevent them understanding each other.
Keeping the melodrama to the minimum.
The music stays in the background and carries the story forward.

Low Point - Cliched characters in "English speaking" class - Pakistani cab driver, Mexican nanny, Chinese hairdresser etc. But they add to the fun, specially the Pakistani.

Acting - First rate. Minor characters playing their roles to perfection.

Special Mention - Amitabh Bachchan's cameo.

Overall Rating - 9/10

Previously on MovieNotes - Barfi


Tanya Sehgal said...

Excellent review. I haven't watched the movie yet(was not able to derive it somehow).But your review has pushed me to give it a try :) Thanks for such a short & sweet review. Take care


Nishant said...

Thanks for the comment Tanya

Peyush said...

9/10 is pretty brave rating, particularly when you gave the same to highly acclaimed 'Barfi'.
And I applaud you for that, because I stand by you and your rating. English Vinglish is one awesome flick... in "not to be missed" category, for sure!

Nishant said...

@Peyush Kaun si bravery, padhte hi kitne log hain :P

Lana said...

Great review. My last memorable India's movie was Kutch Kucth hotta hai (sorry if I mistaken writing it).

Nishant said...

@Lana Thanks.
But Kuchh Kuchh Hota Hai came a long time back (almost 15 years ago. There were a few good movies in between as well