Recommended for GCSE, AS, A2 or equivalent level Urdu
This Urdu study day will be built around a screening of English Vinglish, a light-hearted film about a woman finding her voice and developing her self-respect.
Students will watch a full screening of the film and this will be followed by a series of Urdu language exercises based on the film’s main characters and using the themes of home and family; cultural diversity; tolerance; traditions and language barriers.
English Vinglish is a Hindi language film. The study session activities will be only in Urdu with Urdu script.
Led by Sheraz Ali, Urdu Lecturer at the University of Manchester
Screening: English Vinglish (PG)
Dir Gauri Shinde / India 2012 / 134 mins / In Hindi with English subtitles / Sridevi / Mehdi Nebbou / Adil Hussain / Priya Anand / Amitabh Bachchan
Money, fame and knowledge of English. In India, these three factors play a huge role in how society judges an individual. English Vinglish focuses on Shashi, a young woman who doesn’t understand English and is made to feel insecure by her family and society at large. Circumstances make her determined to overcome this insecurity, master the language and teach the world a lesson on the way to becoming a self-assured and confident woman.