Mumbai, Apr 22 (): Sridevi’s comeback movie English Vinglish that was released in Hong Kong last month has done a good business, collecting around US $ 200000, thus emerging as the second most successful Bollywood film in the Hong Kong territory. The top scorer is Aamir Khan’s 2009 film, 3 Idiots, directed by Rajkumar Hirani.
Sridevi made her reentry into Bollywood industry after a long break of 22 years, with Eros International’s English Vinglish directed by Gauri Shinde. English Vinglish was the surprise hit of the year 2012. When the movie was released last year, it won critical acclaim and also saw a wonderful box office collection in the places where it was released.
After seeing the huge response, the makers of the film released the movie in Hong Kong last month. Hong Kong is now becoming a good consumerist market for Bollywood movies which is vastly appreciated there. English Vinglish was dubbed in English and Cantonese for a wider reach of the fans in HongKong.
The film released in seven screens with 29 shows a day; this is the widest release any Indian film has ever got in HK.
The film has rocked Hong Kong and the success establishes the fact that Sridevi and content of the movie both rock globally.
English Vinglish is also going to be screened at The Director’s Club, which is a venue that allows only celebrated directors and meticulous film makers. The place is like Red lounge and Hindi films are not released in these screens ideally. Apart from many praises and awards, English Vinglish has got the pride of being screened in the Director’s Club.
The movie has won hearts of audiences and critics alike. English Vinglish has also been showcased in many International Film Festivals, such as Toronto International Film Festival, International Film Festival Bratislava in Slovakia, Marrakech International Film Festival in Morocco and 2013 Palm Springs International Film Festival.