Originally posted by atominis
Originally posted by vedant123
Originally posted by Mallika-E-Bhais
Originally posted by HZAnita
I can't believe I forgot about English Vinglish. That was such a great movie. And Sridevi was fantastic in that one too. I loved how she was so subtle and believable in her character's gradual transformation.
Although I was hoping beyond hope that her character would run off with the French chef!!
I was one of those who was ARDENTLY
hoping for this!!
gutted that it didn't happen. ( even though I knew it never would.)
That would have been stupid and too dramatic honestly speaking
I am happy Gauri didn't play with character of Shashi and didn't put that angle of love! Few months of togetherness and years of companionship... Shashi took right step
How would that be stupid? It was the French guy who changed Shashi's life, got her to value herself, realise her self worth. He gave her respect that nobody else did.
Shashi's husband was an ugly MCP who devalued her, belitted her work, mocked her, demoralised her and rather teamed up with daughter to mock Shashi. He did not teach even kids to respect their mother. He made fun of her attempts to learn English. He barely ever listened to her or tried to gauge her feelings. He'd ignore her most of the time but pull her to bed when he wanted to. What kind of companionship is that?Gauri Shinde ended film this way only to appease traditional audience and uphold stereotypes about how an Indian woman ideally ought to be like.
Till the end she kept Sridevi weak with her family. Shashi could never even control her crude daughter. Shashi's quitting her classes just to be with family and help with wedding prep was also backwardness. Why show her feeling guilty about focusing on self and "forgetting" about family? An hour or two of a class makes a woman selfish and careless? If son was injured then it was husband's responsibility to handle him too.
The last part of the film is pretty disappointing IMO.
But right from the start, Shashi was not shown to be attracted to Laurent. Yes she did thank him for making her realize who she really is but there was a difference between the way Laurent approached Shashi and the way Shashi approached Laurent. It was always a one sided attraction from the start till the end. So I don't think Gauri ended the film in a way that it pleases the Indian audience. Shashi from first wanted respect and love only from her husband and daughter. Even in the scene at the terrace, Shashi behaved more as a friend.Looked more like her character was written from the start the same way they showed her at the end, loving her husband and family. (my reply is only based on the bold lines).