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WATCH: Sridevi casts a spell in English Vinglish trailer

Hindustantimes.com  New Delhi, August 14, 2012
First Published: 16:04 IST(14/8/2012) | Last Updated: 17:31 IST(14/8/2012)

She does not speak the best of English, nor is she too good with her spellings, and her malapropisms are quite outrageous! But one thing Sridevi does rather well in this film is win hearts.

The trailer begins with a lost and forlorn looking Shashi (Sridevi) trying to place an order at a cafe, only to be greeted rather contemptously by a sour-looking waitress. Just as the tone of the trailer is set, more comes up giving an idea of what's to follow.

A homely mother of two, Shashi has trouble with her English, much to the dismay, even embarassment, of her children. Even her husband (played by Adil Hussain) seems a bit ashamed when he jokes, "My wife... she was born to make laddus!"

She makes a quiet resolve and then follows her hilarious and liberating journey.

English Vinglish marks Sridevi's comeback after 14 years. The film is directed by Gauri Shinde and produced by R.Balki.

English Vinglish is a tri-lingual movie shot in three languages - Hindi, Tamil & Telugu & is all set for an October release.



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