16 December 2014

English Vinglish

I recently watched English Vinglish, a feel-good comedy about an Indian woman who wants to learn English so as to win recognition from her children and to gain a sense of empowerment as a woman. The film has some charm but doesn't really go very far past various ethnic stereotypes and woman-tearing-off-the-apron sort of tropes. I must confess that I find Sridevi Kapoor, around age 50 in this film, to be still quite stunning. (I'm afraid I have a penchant for doe-eyed Indian women in their saris.)

1 comment:

Tom Harper said...

I never heard of that movie; I'll have to check it out. It's hard to avoid stereotyping, but I've liked most of the movies about India that I've seen: Outsourced, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, etc.