Beautiful actresses mature like old wine---they look better as age catches up with them . Just look at Hema Malini..... But what about acting skills ?? Do they get better with time ? THEY DO !!!....That is , if Sridevi's performance in this film is anything to go by.... ......For not only she puts up a magnificient acting performance but it is she who holds the film together for a whole two and a quarter hours as she takes us through a range of emotions---first mild contempt at her lack of english speaking skills , then sympathy for her plight , then increasing pride at her bravura attempts to learn the language , then the sweet smell of romance ( aha !! )as she begins to bond with a guy and then adoration as you sit spellbound in the cinema hall watching her acting prowress...... She's the archetypal Maharashtrian Indian woman bound to tradition and family and old customs---to the point of having to bear unquestioningly the taunts from her pesky daughter who forever has a chip on her shoulder about her mom's english speaking skills---or her rather lack of them..... But freedom comes in the land of the free....!!! As she lands in New York for planning a wedding without her family she decides to learn english..... Its time to meet new friends from different places across the globe---whites , blacks , pakistanis , French and even gays..... And its time to get attention of a Frenchman ( who else wouldn't leave even a married fortyish woman alone ) and its time to seek success..... But her world---her family---is not far away.....ultimately an typical Indian woman cannot forget her roots her home and her hearth..... But when they meet her again---do they meet a changed woman or not ?? I am not telling---go to the cinema hall and find out for yourself.....I did and with happy results.... The movie is full of politically correct messages---friendship between Indians and Pakistanis , beginnings of love between a white gay and and a black gay man.... Now which of the other yesteryears actresses are gonna make a comeback ??---I dont mind having wet dreams ( again !! ) of ladies I used to fantasise in tenth standard in school..... Verdict---Nice , real nice .