Gauri Shinde wrote and directed English Vinglish, a 2012 Indian comedy-drama film. Sridevi, who plays the protagonist, was inspired by Shinde’s mother. English Vinglish was originally shot in Hindi but was then partially re-shot in Tamil and released on October 5, 2012, alongside a Telugu dubbed version. Shinde’s mother, a Marathi-speaking woman who conducted a pickle business out of her home in Pune, was the inspiration for the storyline.
Sridevi’s comeback to filmmaking after a 15-year absence is distinguished by the presence of Adil Hussain, Mehdi Nebbou, and Priya Anand. In the Hindi and Tamil versions, respectively, Amitabh Bachchan and Ajith Kumar made cameo roles. Swanand Kirkire wrote all of the songs, and Amit Trivedi composed all of the music.
The film received a lot of positive feedback from critics, who praised Shinde’s screenplay and direction, as well as Sridevi’s acting, the soundtrack, and the cinematography. It was also a big financial hit, grossing 91.42 crores against a budget of ten crores.
Gauri Shinde’s English Vinglish took home all of the Best Debut Director awards in 2012. It was shortlisted for the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category as India’s official entry.