BEST OF THE FEST
Monday, January 14, 1:00 PM
Palm Springs Regal 9
Standby tickets at the door as available
India, 2012, 133 Minute Running Time
Topics: Comedy, Musical, Woman Director
Program: World Cinema Now
Language: Hindi, English English Sub-Titles
Shashi (Sridevi) is a beautiful, dedicated homemaker and devoted wife and mother. An accomplished cook, she sells her prized sweets out of her home.
Yet because of her poor English, she is made to feel insecure by her husband and teenage daughter, and by society at large. When she is called to New York to help prepare her niece’s wedding, Shashi overcomes her fears of traveling alone but is nevertheless overwhelmed. Humiliated for not been able to order a cup of coffee properly, she secretly enrolls in an accelerated English class and quickly becomes a dedicated student. With the other multiethnic students acting as a support system and boosted by the admiration of French classmate Laurent in particular, she rediscovers her own worth.
The feature debut of writer-director Gauri Shinde, this sweet, funny audience-pleaser proves a winning comeback vehicle for Indian megastar Sridevi after a lengthy hiatus. The Lahme, Mr India star is utterly charming, and you will see why Variety’s critic reached out the Audrey Hepburn comparisons.
DIRECTOR: Gauri Shinde
Producer: Sunil Lulla, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, R.K. Damani, Balki
Editor: Hemanti Sarkar
Screenwriter: Gauri Shinde
Cinematographer: Laxman Utekar
Music: Amit Trivedi
Principal Cast: Sridevi, Adil Hussain, Mehdi Nebbou, Priya Anand, Cory Hibbs
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: Eros Entertainment Inc. - www.erosentertainment.com
Official Film Website