…for once making all the women out there think that there is a possibility of feeling good about one’s own self.
Some people may think this is such an ordinary thing happening in day-to-day life. And it may sound silly too. But there are many women out there, who are put down by their husband or in-laws or official boss in front of others. When these women keep quiet, the others follow suit and there begins a heart-broken woman’s journey to self-destruction.
And this movie, English Vinglish, is a comeback for a woman from her heart-broken journey to a happy one.
People might say that this is kind of a fairy tale or it cannot happen in everyone’s life. But there is this wonderful message which is applicable to all – “Its only you, who is responsible for your happiness” !! How true is that…
And a firm belief in this message can turn around things for you, if there is belief !!!
In many scenes, whenever Shashi is put down for her lack of English knowledge, it’s the husband who is at fault. Because of all the ill-worded comments spoken in front of his family, his daughter also follows suit. This man, who is supposed to be the equal life partner for his wife, never treated her as his equal. Actually not even as a worthy human being. And when its his responsibility to bring up his children with good basic discipline, he allows his daughter to talk with dis-respect to her mother. He has failed as a husband and as a father.
Many reviews which I had read about this movie states that the second half is the boring English classes, which seems like it’s out of the “Know your English” serials which we have watched !!!
But every scene in the English class, beautifully portrays the building up of self confidence for Shashi and I actually loved it. I still love the way she kept telling “entrepreneur” to herself and doing a jig and being happy !!!
Finally, when Shashi thanks the French man, for helping her to feel good about herself, I totally understood how important is feeling good to her. She had been deprived of that feeling for a long time in her life.
And it is also important for the husband to stand by the woman for all that she is and vice versa, for a great happy family bonding.
PS : My younger daughter wanted a twist in the tale, by Shashi choosing the French man over her husband But, oh dear !!! Do such things happen in Bollywood movies ???