Director: Gauri Shinde
Producers: Eros International and Hope Productions
Writers: Gauri Shinde
Cast: Sridevi, Mehdi Nebbou, Priya Anand, Sulbha Deshpande, Amitabh Bachchan
Music: Amit Trivedi
Release Date: October 5, 2012
Star Value: Sridevi, one of the most loved actresses of Bollywood, is making a comeback after 15 long years. This has created some excitement for the movie although she won’t be a crowd puller by any means.
Hype: The unusual first teaser of the film (where Sridevi reads a censor certificate) made heads turn. The main promos have received a decent response. The overall hype is good although not as high as one would expect from Sridevi’s comeback movie.
Music: Only the title track has become somewhat popular. ‘Navrai Majhi’ is also slowly becoming known.
English Vinglish will get an average to decent opening at the box office. The film will score more at urban multiplexes while it will struggle at single screens and small centers. But like last week’s OMG! Oh My God, this film too relies more on word-of-mouth and it shouldn’t be judged by its’ first weekend collection, especially the first day. It should earn around 15-20 crore in the first weekend. If it impresses initially and gets a strong word-of-mouth, it might surprise us and earn more.