Friday, 27 July 2012

English Vinglish to premiere at Toronto Festival

The film is scheduled to be part of the 'Galas' section for a premiere at the Toronto Film Festival and the team is expectedly thrilled.

After making a comeback to Bollywood after almost 15 years, Sridevi is reaching new heights even before the release of her film. The Sridevi starrer English Vinglish is going to be premiered at Toronto International Film Festival this year which is going to be held from September 6-16.

The film also marks the directorial debut of Gauri Shinde, film-maker R.Balki's wife. The film is going to be premiered on September 14. The entire team will be traveling for the premiere including Gauri, Balki, Sridevi, actor Adil Hussain and French actor Mahdi Nebbou who plays an important part in the film.

This is a great achievement for English Vinglish as the organizing committee of Toronto International Film Festival had taken a stand on never premiering a Bollywood movie again following their miffed experience with the Mausam debacle. English Vinglish, however, has managed to make this special exception as the organizing members saw portions of the film and were really impressed with the content and decided to change their mind.

The film is scheduled to be part of the 'Galas' section for a premiere but is not part of the competition. In the film, Sridevi is playing the character of a woman who does not know English and in turn is made to feel insecure by her family and society at large. The story follows her transformation and how she eventually overcomes her insecurity.

Producer R. Balki says, "The whole team is thrilled that our film has been chosen in the 'Galas' section for a world premiere at the prestigious Toronto Film Festival. It's an honour when your film is being showcased alongside films by Billy Bob Thornton, Roger Michell, Robert Redford, Mike Newell, Ben Affleck and Mira Nair. Gauri and I are personally very excited. And hope the world cheers the comeback of Sridevi - India's only true pan Indian female superstar".

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