Actress Sridevi is returning to silver screen after a gap of nearly two decades with the Friday release English Vinglish. Here is our exclusive report of the film.
Its a simple, sweet and charming film. Although it has its share of predictability one doesn’t mind it due to the factors mentioned earlier. Sridevi is winner all the way. She gives a nice performance that is typical of her. Priya Anand has a little role and cameo by Amitabh Bachchan is good. There are a number of small characters that are well cast looking perfect for their roles. Music gives the film its feel. The characters and music together give the film a beautiful texture that makes for a pleasant viewing. As the trailers suggest it is not a massy film not even in the melodramatic sense. It gets to its point clinically and in largely subtle ways.
Is the long wait worth for Sridevi, yes it is. In English Vinglish she has added another good film and performance to her long list of such achievements.