TRADE REPORT: Sridevi's English Vinglish disappoints at the BO
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TRADE REPORT: Sridevi's English Vinglish disappoints at the BO

Despite getting huge critical reception, Sridevi's comeback vehicle English Vinglish could not sizzle the domestic box office. The film did better business at multiplexes. On its first day, the movie collected...

bollywood Updated: Oct 09, 2012 17:13 IST
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Despite getting huge critical reception, Sridevi's comeback vehicle English Vinglish could not sizzle the domestic box office. The film did better business at multiplexes. On its first day, the movie collected Rs 2.80 crore.

The movie started with the occupacy of about 20% but picked up in the late evening shows to about 35%. Multiplexes and other urban centers showed this growth, reports

"Sridevi’s English Vinglish will highly depend on the collections of multiplexes to make a decent number at the box office. It is surprising that both this Friday’s releases could show no magic at the box office and OMG Oh My God still continues to rule the same," reports the trade website.

English VinglishCRITICS' 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

My husband is really hyper: Sridevi
She is making her comeback in Bollywood after a gap of 15 long years, but actor Sridevi says she can’t feel the butterflies. “There is no apprehension. It’s because of all the positivity surrounding me and the praise the film received by people who have already seen it,” says the 49-year-old. INTERVIEW INSIDE

My best is yet to come: Sridevi
More than 265 films in her oeuvre but Sridevi, the reigning queen of the 1980s and 1990s who is back after a 15-year gap with English Vinglish, says she is yet to deliver her best. The Hawa Hawaii girl, who did scores of films in the south before making her mark in Bollywood. SRIDEVI MAGIC

Amitji's words of appreciation boost confidence: Sridevi
Sridevi is overwhelmed after learning about megastar Amitabh Bachchan's words of appreciation for her ready-to-release movie English Vinglish and says they boost her confidence. READ MORE

Salman Khan cancels shoot for Sridevi

Salman Khan doesn’t care much about attending film premieres. But the actor, who’s currently juggling two shoots — one for Bigg Boss Season 6 at ND Studios in Karjat, and the other for Dabangg 2 in Satara — recently chose to make an exception.


RGV can't wait to see Sridevi back on screen
Actress Sridevi is making her comeback to cinema with English Vinglish and it's not only her fans who are eagerly waiting for the movie, but also filmmaker Ram Goal Varma. READ MORE

Sridevi is a master of her craft: Arjun Kapoor
Arjun Kapoor is already touted as the next big thing in Bollywood. But when the Ishaqzaade star is not being grilled by scribes to clear the myriad rumours surrounding his films and alleged fights with his contemporaries, he is inevitably questioned about Sridevi, his father Boney Kapoor’s second wife. INTERVIEW INSIDE

Sridevi, Bachchan had a Hawa Hawaii time

The Khuda Gawah (1992) couple, Amitabh Bachchan and Sridevi, had a musical reunion recently, after nearly 20 years, on the sets of the quiz reality show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) where the former is the host and the latter was a guest star. MORE INSIDE

Sridevi wants a red carpet premiere for English Vinglish
Her last release was Judaai, back in 1997. Now, 15 years later, as Sridevi returns to Bollywood with English Vinglish, she wants the best possible outing for her comeback movie. No wonder she is insisting on a glitzy premiere for the film despite inhibitions by the makers of the Gauri Shinde-directed venture. MORE

English Vinglish will be a winner: Hrithik Roshan
Actor Hrithik Roshan, who had shared screen space with actress Sridevi as a child artist, is full of praises for her comeback film English Vinglish. "I have seen the promos and they look amazing. HRITHIK SPEAKS

Hrithik puts off flight for English Vinglish screening
Actor Hrithik Roshan is such a big fan of Sridevi that he has decided to postpone his flight to attend the screening of the actress' comeback film English Vinglish on Oct 4. The actor was shooting for an ad film at Mehboob Studio when he came to meet Sridevi in her vanity van. She was busy giving interviews to the reporters for her upcoming film. MAD ABOUT SRI

English Vinglish soundtrack simple, sober
Evergreen beauty Sridevi is returning to the silverscreen after a hiatus of 15 years with English Vinglish. Its soundtrack covers six tracks, created by new-age master composer Amit Trivedi, with lyrics penned by Swanand Kirkire. MUSIC REVIEW

First Published: Oct 06, 2012 13:05 IST