Opening Film of RCB Film Club’s 2019 Film Series- ‘ English Vinglish’, India- Sat 16 March, 2019


‘ENGLISH VINGLISH’, INDIA (With English sub-titles)

2 Hrs. 14 Mins
Directed by Gauri Shinde
Kind Courtesy: Eros International
VENUE: RCB FORUM (2nd Floor, River City Bangkok)

Our Opening Film of 2019, is a memorable movie from India, which combines linguistics, domesticity, multi-culturalism, with delightful ease. It stars one of the greatest actresses of the country, Sridevi, known for her superior dancing and dramatic skills, who acted in more than 200 films, but died tragically in a drowning incident, last year.
Infact, this was the come-back film of the super-star actress, after a 15-year hiatus, where she focused on her domestic life and the upbringing of her two daughters.
‘English Vinglish’ centers around Shashi, a housewife and home-maker who is happy looking after her family, and making ‘laddus’ (Indian traditional sweets). She is not too bothered about her lack of English-speaking skills, inspite of the digs her husband and family make about that.

Things change, when she goes to New York, to help in the marriage of her niece, and finds herself in many embarrassing situations, at not knowing the English language. That’s when she decides to enroll for a short English-speaking course in the city. Shashi meets a bunch of lively, multi-racial personalities, including a Pakistani cab-driver, Mexican nanny, closeted African, and French man who starts getting attracted to her. They love her innocent, effervescent personality, and have lots of fun together.

She is confused by the French man’s attentions, though it raises her self-worth. That’s when her family joins her in New York for the wedding. They are surprised by Shashi’s newly acquired English-language skills, and even more, by her impressive ‘English’ toast to the wedding-couple. They soon realize that they had judged her unfairly. But Shashi’s self-confidence has been totally boosted.
The film, with its lively scenes and vibrant energy, pleased audiences around the world, starting with the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. It won Audience awards, ‘Popular’ prizes, and was a huge box-office hit. Debut female director Gauri Shinde, formerly in advertising, made a big splash with this film.

Don’t miss a scintillating Indian comedy, starring one of the greatest actresses of the country, who is sadly no more the film also boasts of a delightful guest- appearance by the great actor Amitabh Bachchan.

Hollywood Reporter: “The way the character has been crafted by Shinde, and interpreted by Sridevi, is gloriously feminine, and uniquely Indian.”
The Guardian: “An un-demanding picture that goes down as well as the heroine’s tasty ladoos!”
Times of India: “It’s a sweet, sensitive, and superlative film that makes you laugh, cry, and smile. One of the best films of the year!”

The Opening Film of RCB Film Club’s 2019 Movie Series, is supported by the
Embassy of India, who will host a Reception after the screening, which will include Indian wines and snacks.
Newly-arrived Indian Ambassador HE Suchitra Durai will introduce the film.



An RCB Boat-Service will leave Saphan Thaksin Pier, at 3:30 pm.
*****A return RCB Boat-Service will leave the RCB Pier, at 7:00 pm
(Please contact at Concierge Counter on the 1st Floor)
When you Reserve Seats for the film, kindly inform if you would like to avail
of the RCB boat-services.


The 70th Republic Day of India was celebrated at the Embassy of India, Bangkok

ภาพบรรยากาศงาน Republic Day ที่แสดงถึงความสามัคคีของคนภายในชาติ

The 70th Republic Day of India was celebrated at the Embassy of India, Bangkok on 26 January 2019.

H.E. Mrs. Suchitra Durai, Ambassador of India to Thailand unfurled the national tricolour and read out the President’s message to the nation.

This was followed by a cultural programme where school children and other groups sang patriotic songs. Members of the Indian community, officials of the Embassy and friends of India attended the ceremony.

Embassy of India offers prayers to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

The Embassy of India is offering prayers and paying its respects to His Majesty the late King of Thailand on Thursday 20th Oct 2016 at the India Thai Chamber of Commerce.

To offer condolences to the Thai nation and the people of Thailand, all Indian associated communities and business associations are coming together to offer prayers and pay their respects to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

The assembly takes place on Thursday 20th Oct 2016 from 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm at the India Thai Chamber of Commerce at Sathorn Soi 1, Bangkok, Thailand. All in attendance will reflect on His Majesty’s significant achievements and the values he lived his life by.

Prayers, starting with chanting by Buddhist monks, followed by multi religious prayers by Indian Communities living in Thailand will be held during the service.

H.E. Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi, Ambassador of India to Thailand and officials from the Embassy of India will also be present. This event is open to all. As a mark of respect, all attendees are requested to wear black, white or dark, muted clothing, at this prayer meeting.


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