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Eros to release English Vinglish on 21 September

MUMBAI: Eros International Media Ltd is gearing up to release R. Balki’s Sri Devi-starrer, English Vinglish, worldwide on 21 September.


A slice of life film, English Vinglish explores the impact of not knowing the English language in everyday life. The film, directed by debutante Gauri Shinde (Balki’s wife), marks the comeback of Sridevi after a 14-year sabbatical.


Eros International Media Ltd managing director Sunil Lulla said, "With English Vinglish, we are excited for Sridevi’s return to acting and with Balki and Gauri at the helm. We believe there’s a lot of anticipation around the film."


In the film, Sridevi plays the central role of a housewife, who enrolls for an English speaking course in order to please her husband and family.


“Sridevi is such a natural and was the perfect choice for this role. Not knowing English in our country is a big deal. Three things differentiate people here — fame, money and the knowledge of English. The film deals with her insecurities and how she shows the world that speaking the language isn’t a big deal. I am pleased to tie-up with Eros International who will present this film on a global platform," said Balki.


The film also features French actor Mehdi Nebbou, Adil Hussain and Priya Anand. Amitabh Bachchan makes a guest appearance.


A trilingual, the film has been shot in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

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