Sridevi’s English Vinglish Continues It’s Success Overseas

Sridevi in 'English Vinglish'
Sridevi in ‘English Vinglish’

Close on the heels of the stupendous success of Sridevi‘s comeback film English Vinglish in Japan where the film garnered box office collections of a whopping $ 1.4 million plus, Eros International is all set to release the blockbuster in Romania this month on the October 24 across 15 screens approx.

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The film has performed exceptionally well in other new markets like South Korea, Hong Kong, Germany and Taiwan too and the team is confident of it’s continued appreciation in new territories.

English Vinglish, directed by Gauri Shinde released in Oct 2012 and has since fascinated audiences worldwide with its universal subject of people living abroad in an English world trying hard to learn English to be accepted by their society.

Cocktail and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara are some of the other releases by Eros which have enjoyed success in Romania.

Sridevi’s last release was 1997 hit “Judaai” and she recreated the same magic with her comeback film “English Vinglish”,after a 15 year sabbatical, about a housewife’s struggle with the English language in the US.

“English Vinglish” is the story of a woman Shashi (Sridevi), who does not know English and is made to feel insecure by her family and society at large.

The film is a light-hearted yet touching journey of Shashi.

Circumstances make her determined to overcome her insecurity and master the language, teach the world a lesson by becoming a self-assured and confident woman.

Shot mostly in New York, the film captures the inherent struggle of many people all over the world with the English language.

Co-produced by Sunil Lulla, R. Balki, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala and R.K. Damani, “English Vinglish” had a gala premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival Sep 14, where the film and Sridevi’s performance received global acclaim.

Sridevi, 49, scorched the silver screen with films like “Sadma”, “Chandni”, “Chaalbaaz”, “Mr.India” and “Lamhe”.

She may be returning to the arclights after 15 years but she doesn’t want to label it as a comeback movie.

“I never felt I was out of this industry. I don’t term it as my comeback. Even when I used to go out, my fans used to always ask me, ‘When will we see you?’ I am so glad and thankful to my fans that I was always there in their hearts and they never forgot me,” she said.

“English Vinglish” also features Adil Hussain, Priya Anand and French actor Mehdi Nebbou.

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