Monday, October 08, 2012

English vinglish - Gauri Shinde

Really liked it. Partly because I thought it was a reasonably well made movie, partly because it touched a chord in its theme of someone making an effort to get back their self respect.

Shashi is a devoted mom of two, and wife to a busy corporate type hubby. Cooking is her pride and joy, and she runs a small business supplying home made laddoos to her neighbours. She also struggles with the daily little snubs from a world which has moved ahead and learnt english, while she was still busy cooking , raising kids and thinking that being a 'good' person would be enough to get by.

But a chance visit to america, and a botched attempt at ordering a meal there, finally force her to fight back for her pride.

I loved the script and the humour. Pretty decent acting , direction and editing as well. And I specially loved the ending. Most movies which have to end with a little speech, tend to go overboard with it, and mess up the good work. Not this one. I loved the way they wove in the bits about your own feeling of being a 'little less', and how finally you have help yourself, because no one else can.

definitely worth a watch!

2 comments:

Gunjan said...

I watched this movie after a long gap from watching at movie hall...
It was definitely a nicely made movie at times hilarious and at times sensitive...

Tess said...

@gunjan - yes , at times hilarious and at times sensitive, isn't it? just what I thought also, good balance...