Rent English Vinglish (2012)

3.8 of 5 from 72 ratings
2h 14min
Rent English Vinglish (aka Aangilam Vaangilam) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
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.
Actors:
, , , , , , Navika Kotia, Shivansh Kotia, Cory Hibbs, , , , Ruth Aguilar, , Damian Thompson
Directors:
Producers:
Sunil Lulla, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, R. Damani, R. Balki
Writers:
Gauri Shinde
Aka:
Aangilam Vaangilam
Studio:
Eros Entertainment
Genres:
Bollywood
Countries:
India, Bollywood
BBFC:
Release Date:
17/12/2012
Run Time:
134 minutes
Languages:
Hindi
Subtitles:
Arabic, English
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
NTSC
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Gauri's First Short Film - Oh Man!
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the special features
BBFC:
Release Date:
07/01/2013
Run Time:
134 minutes
Languages:
Hindi
Subtitles:
Arabic, English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Gauri's First Short Film - Oh Man!
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes: Special Features

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Reviews (2) of English Vinglish

Rainy afternoon viewing - English Vinglish review by RL

Spoiler Alert
22/02/2013

Not exactly an epic, but a warm-hearted yarn promoting that the whole world should speak English. You may disagree, but whatever, it's just run-of the mill entertainment for a rainy afternoon.

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A sort of sentimetal Bollywood 'Mind Your Language' fairy tale - English Vinglish review by PV

Spoiler Alert
05/06/2013

I usually hate Bollywood movies, but this is at least watchable - unfortunately they add some of those awful song and dance numbers towards the end for the Indian audience (fastforward through that nonsense and you won't miss anything).

This is a fairytale of an Indian woman going to the USA for a wedding and being nervous because she can't speak English (which is utterly absurd anyway: all light-skinned Middle-class professional Indians speak English; it's their dark-skinned untouchable poverty-stricken servants who do not!)

Anyway, she attends an English class. The teacher is a queeny flamboyant gay American (this is how Indians see white American New York men); a French classmate is a chef who falls passionately in love with this pretty Indian woman; other classmates include the lech Pakistani taxi driver, the overweight Mexican woman, the Sri Lankan software geek, the Japanese quiet girl, and the withdrawn and unfriendly African. It's a good job there weren't any Germans in this class of stereotypes or they'd be wearing jack boots and raisin their right arms in the air in Hitler salutes!

So many silly coincidences in this flight of fancy fairytale too - but as a piece of whimsy to watch as a feelgood movie (all Bollywood movies are feelgood fluff really)it'll pass the time.

Some funky music on the soundtrack and some modern attitudes to gays make this a very modern Indian movie indeed. But the stereotypes of white Westerners is, frankly, just racist - a bit like if a British movie had an Indian characters saying 'oh goodness gracious me' all the time and eating curry sandwiches...

Anyway, 3 stars. Watchable Bollywood nonsense, if you like that sort of thing.

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