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FILM FISCAL: Sridevi's English Vinglish picks up after a slow start

Hindustantimes.com  New Delhi, October 09, 2012
First Published: 15:16 IST(9/10/2012) | Last Updated: 18:17 IST(10/10/2012)

Just like OMG! Oh My God, Sridevi's English Vinglish has also picked up after making a not-so-impressive start. The film that collected a meagre Rs. 2.5 cr on its first day, has garnered Rs. 12.6 cr in its opening weekend.

"#EnglishVinglish collected approx Rs. 12.6 cr nett in its opening weekend. Breakup [estimates]:- Fri 2.5 cr, Sat 4.35 cr, Sun 5.75 cr," trade expert Taran Adarsh tweeted.

English VinglishThe film got a huge critical acclaim from across the board. The word of mouth helped the collections. "#EnglishVinglish started on a slow note on Friday, but the terrific word of mouth helped the business grow over the weekend."

Overseas collections
The movie is doing an impressive business abroad also."#EnglishVinglish *opening weekend* Australia A$ 61,973 [Rs 32.65 lacs] ... New Zealand NZ$ 14,193 [Rs 6.06 lacs]," tweeted Adarsh.

"#EnglishVinglish *opening weekend* UK £ 166,656 [Rs 1.39 cr] ... USA $ 745,414 [Rs 3.92 cr] ... UAE $ 375,000 [Rs 1.97 cr]. Excellent!" Adarsh added.

CRITICS' TAKE
Sridevi's English Vinglish a must-watch
Sridevi is the hero of the film, the loving mother, yearning wife, earnest student. Without being too preachy, or overdramatised, the narrative is perfectly balanced. As writer and director Gauri Shinde’s first film, English Vinglish is remarkable, feel critics. READ REVIEWS

HT's review: English Vinglish
English Vinglish is that rare thing – a Hindi film that creates a heroine out of a homemaker. Shashi, played by Sridevi, is a beautiful, accomplished woman who efficiently manages her home, husband, mother-in-law and two children. She also runs a small business making ladoos. ANUPAMA CHOPRA'S TAKE




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