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Sridevi to celebrate English Vinglish success in Thailand

Kavita Awaasthi, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, October 10, 2012
First Published: 13:52 IST(10/10/2012) | Last Updated: 14:09 IST(10/10/2012)

Making a comeback, and that too a successful one, is looked upon as a commendable achievement in Bollywood. Sridevi, with her overwhelming performance in the recently released film English Vinglish, has proved that she’s an evergreen star.

No doubt, the actor is extremely happy with the response, and more so because the audience has appreciated her portrayal of an English-language-challenged character. Ecstatic on receiving so much love and good wishes, Sridevi has decided to celebrate the success of the film in Bangkok. Recently, when the actor left for the Thai capital with husband Boney Kapoor to attend the premiere of her film, she decided to extend her stay by a few more days.

English VinglishBefore leaving for Bangkok, Sridevi had tweeted, “Off to Bangkok tonight for the premiere of @EnglishVinglish. Amazing Thailand here we come!” and “Thank you so much everyone, for being so encouraging and supportive, and making me feel glad to be back with @EnglishVinglish.” (sic).

It is believed that Sridevi will also be visiting Pattaya during this short trip. “Post the hectic promotions for her film, Sridevi just wants to take it easy for three days and celebrate. She will be in Bangkok and then go on to Pattaya to simply relax and have a good time,” says a source.

BOX OFFICE

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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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