- English Vinglish
- Directed by
- Gauri Shinde
Bollywood tours Manhattan in this formulaic feel-good film as a conservative Indian housewife burdened with an ungrateful and disrespectful family rediscovers her self-esteem by sneaking off to English lessons during a visit to New York for a family wedding. The film is often winsome; as is its star, Bollywood favourite Sridevi, as the implausibly neglected wife, but it winds up trapped by the social and cultural hierarchies it seeks to question.
Sept 14, 9:30 p.m. Roy Thomson Hall; Sept. 15; 12:15 p.m. Lightbox 1