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MUST SEE: Sridevi stuns in English Vinglish

After 15 years, Sridevi returns to the big screen with a bang in English Vinglish. Clad in a carrot coloured sari, the actor stuns in the first look video of the film. Sridevi is looking fresh and strikingly young. TEASER INSIDE

bollywood Updated: Jun 18, 2012 12:26 IST
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After 15 years, Sridevi returns to the big screen with a bang in English Vinglish. Clad in a carrot coloured sari, the actor stuns in the first look video of the film.

The video is shot interestingly. It begins with Sridevi reading from the film certificate spread out like a wallpaper with her back facing the viewer. Sridevi emotes with her voice getting the comic timing just right. I mean you do laugh with the lady. She resorts to malapropisms which suits her role in the film. She is essaying the central role of a housewife, who enrolls for an English speaking course in order to please her husband and family.

Sridevi is looking fresh and strikingly young. In fact, it seems the beauty has aged backwards for her comeback film.

Producer R Balki (director of Cheeni Kum and Paa) said earlier in an interview that the film was written especially for her: "It is a very special film for me because it marks the comeback of Sridevi, possibly one of the greatest performers. It was written and discussed keeping her in mind."

Debutant director Gauri Shinde (Balki's wife) told a daily in April: "Balki had gone to meet Boney Kapoor (Sridevi's husband) over something, and mentioned that I had a script for a film about a mother of two, who wants to learn English. Sridevi, who was there too, was interested to know more. That night, when Balki came home and told me this, I was stumped. I had considered a host of names for this role, but Sridevi, wasn't even on my mind, because she had been out of the scene for years. When I went over to narrate the script, she hung on every word. Through the narration, I saw her reactions and knew that this film was tailor-made for her." film also features French actor Mehdi Nebbou, Adil Hussain and Priya Anand. Amitabh Bachchan will also be making a guest appearance and will share screen space with Sridevi after 18 years. The duo last starred together in Khuda Gawah.

Sridevi is known for films like Sadma, Chandni, Chaalbaaz, Mr. India and Lamhe. Her last outing was Judaai which released in 1997.

English Vinglish is also trending on India Twitter trends. Here's what tweeple are saying:

Shirish Kunder (@ShirishKunder): Trailer of "English Vinglish". Brilliant stuff! Super creative!

Rajeev Masand (@RajeevMasand): The teaser trailer of 'English Vinglish' - very cleverly done. Welcome back Sridevi.

Shailesh Kapoor (@shaileshkapoor): Quite a unique teaser for English Vinglish. Sridevi is evergreen awesomeness

Bhawana Somaaya (@BhawanaSomaaya): Super trailer of English Vinglish in the theatres. Unique and original. Sridevi turns to look at the camera and lights up the screen.

Suniel Wadhwa (@sunielwadhwa): # Sridevi's English Vinglish Teaser Trailer directed by Gauri Shinde is very unique & true to the character & story. Hats Off to Balki

CSRamachandran (@csramachandran): English Vinglish trending on the day when Ferrari ki Sawaari releases... Ferrari cant match up to Sridevi speeds?

First Published: Jun 15, 2012 15:44 IST