The much-loved 2012 film, which featured the late actress in a lead role, is releasing in China across 6,000 screens
In 2012, Indian audiences were once again treated to the magic of the iconic, National Award-winning star Sridevi with her comeback film English Vinglish. A decade later, cinema lovers in China will get the opportunity to watch the movie on the big screen, as the producers of the Gauri Shinde-directed film have decided to release it theatrically on February 24.
The movie will be released across 6,000 screens in Mainland China, confirmed the distributor, Eros International. Talking on the occasion, the COO of Eros International, Kumar Ahuja, spoke about how Indian films have gradually gained a foothold in the competitive Chinese movie market, which is the second biggest in the world.
Kumar said, “We have seen a rising demand for Indian films in Mainland China, especially the ones that are culturally driven. We are excited for the audience in China to marvel at this masterpiece, showcasing one of the most memorable performances by the late Bollywood superstar Sridevi.”
The storyline of English Vinglish revolves around Sashi, a small business owner, who makes and delivers snacks and gets appreciated for her mouthwatering food by her customers. However, since she is not fluent in the English language, more often than not she is also made fun of by her children and husband. Sashi then finds her way to learn English in an extraordinary situation that sets the story forward.
The film also features Adil Hussain, Mehdi Nebbou, Sumeet Vyaas, Priya Anand and Sujata Kumar, along with Amitabh Bachchan in a cameo role. English Vinglish was widely appreciated for its heartwarming performances, especially that of Sridevi who was a real treat for her fans. It was a major comeback for Sridevi, who appeared on screen after a gap of 15 years.