Now they want to meet Sridevi before the film gets a Japanese release in December.
Speaking from Tokyo where he is currently visiting to launch the film, producer R Balki said, "The response is terrific. Every Japanese woman identified with Sridevi. The Japanese love the film. Anyone and everyone who has seen it has connected immediately with the theme of linguistic barricading."
On Sunday evening, English Vinglish was screened in Tokyo's Aichi Women's Film Festival. And now the film gets an all-Japan commercial release. Says Balki excitedly, "We are planning a very wide Japanese release. The distributors in Japan think this is the first time after the films of Rajnikanth that the Japanese will connect with in such a huge way."
He adds, the demand to meet Sridevi in Japan is deafening. "Gauri (English Vinglish director Gauri Shinde) and Sridevi have become very popular here. The word on the film in Japan is very strong. Sridevi must come to Japan."