Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has said Gauri Shinde’s debut directorial English Vinglish moved him so much that he was left in tears. The film, which will hit theatres on October 5 and is distributed by IMGC global in Pakistan, marks the comeback of screen diva Sridevi after a gap of fifteen years and also has a cameo by Big B.
“A viewing of English Vinglish directed by Gauri Shinde, leaves me with collective lumps in the throat and a surge of flushed eyes near the tear ducts.” And it is not all the emotion of a particular moment that puts one in such state. It is the uncontrollable effect of appreciation that prevents one from expressing any at all…,” Bachchan, 69, wrote on his blog.
The film is about a middle class housewife who enrolls for an English speaking course in order to please her husband and family. “In our simplicity lies the true story of a lifetime. Massive explosions and devastating action sequences make you wonder in high adrenalin awe. But equally, the ordinariness of everyday life, strikes many strings that work together in sympathetic chords.
“Many do it with the ease of a breath taken deeply and exhaled with silent confidence. For me that was the moment in Gauri’s film tonight. It said so much in so little!!,” added Bachchan, who starred opposite Sridevi in ‘Khuda Gawah‘ (1992).