Programme 2018

English Vinglish

Director: Gauri Shinde

fiction

Section: MAMI Tribute

Country: India | Year: 2012

Language(s): Hindi | Time: 134 mins

Synopsis

 
The story of a quiet, sweet tempered housewife who endures small slights from her well educated husband and daughter everyday because of her inability to speak and understand English. She is resourceful and open-minded but somehow these traits don't get noticed by them. Then one day on a trip to visit her sister in Manhattan she decides to enroll in an English Learners class and meets a host of new people who teach her to value herself beyond the narrow perspective of her family.

Director's Bio

Gauri Shinde is an Indian ad-film and feature film director. Shinde has made her directional debut with the highly acclaimed English Vinglish, which marked the comeback of actress Sridevi. Shinde featured in the Financial Times 2012 list of ’25 Indians To Watch’. She followed her first film up with Dear Zindagi in 2017.