Meera… Kevin… Maybe you all very busy, but, have family, son, daughter. In this big world, your small little world, it will make you feel so good. Family… family can never be… never be, umm.. never be judgmental, family will never put you down, will never make you feel… small. Family is the only one who will never laugh at your weaknesses, family is the only place, where you always get love and respect. That’s all Meera and Kevin, I wish you all the best. Thank you."
-- Sridevi as Shashi in English Vinglish.
By the time those words were uttered in the grand finale of the film, there wasn't a dry eye in the audience. A tour de force delivered with such supreme elegance, this gem of a movie's crowning moment was that last speech. We bought the dvd(s!), just to watch the performance of the year, especially as Sridevi just killed it, just slayed scene after scene with her refined and honed to perfection, class-act. As writer/critic Shobhaa De aptly tweeted, there were only two performances of merit in the year 2012; Sridevi and Paresh Rawal. The others... well, sponsored stars.