June 16, 2012 02:33:25 PM IST updated June 18, 2012 03:28:58 PM IST By Glamsham Editorial
Much hyped comeback film of Sridevi hasn't quite managed a rollicking kick-start for itself. What seemed like a much awaited First Look of ENGLISH VINGLISH has turned out to be a mixed back, what with viewers finding it 'unique' but not quite fantastic. Now that's a little underwhelming for a huge segment of audience which was waiting with bated breath to catch the lovely lady in action.
"The idea behind Sridevi reading a Censor certificate is unique for sure and makes you watch her keenly. However it doesn't seem to be enjoying a repeat value. First and foremost for a teaser it is way too long drawn at near 100 seconds. Moreover, though it catches your attention for a first few seconds, it starts seeming a little too indulgent after a while," says an ad-guru, "Yes, Balki is known for his unique ideas and on paper this must have sounded interesting. However to sustain today's viewer's interest in a single shot teaser like this which has Sridevi struggling to read a Censor certificate in English is asking too much."
Of course there are hardcore Sridevi fans for whom the very idea of seeing the leading lady back on the big screen is an enticing enough reason to go gaga about the film.
"Come on, it is Sridevi so you can't miss her. After all, she is returning to movies 15 years after JUDAAI (1997). It's a comeback that is worth waiting for and a glimpse of hers in the teaser is good enough for me to know that she is coming back," says a newbie filmmaker who has just delivered a hit.
Well, with three more months to go for the film's release, let's see what are the other weapons in Balki's armoury that would be revealed in due course of time.