In the 2012 film English Vinglish, Shashi (Sridevi) leaves her home in Pune to visit her sister who lives in New York. She is there for 5 weeks to help plan the wedding for her niece.
At the wedding, Shashi delivers a beautiful speech in English, which is not her native tongue. This speech is particularly lovely because the wisdom she shares about life, marriage and family comes from her heart:
Meera ... Kevin ... This marriage is a beautiful thing. It is the most special friendship of two people who are equal.
Life is a long journey. Meera, sometimes you will feel you are less. Kevin, sometimes you will also feel you are less than Meera. Try to help each other to feel equal. It will be nice.
Sometimes married couples don't even know how the other is feeling. So ... how will they help the other? Does it mean the marriage is finished? No. That is the time you have to help yourself.
Nobody can help you better than you. If you do that, you will return back feeling equal. Your friendship will return back. Your life will be beautiful.
Meera ... Kevin ... maybe you're very busy but have [a] family ... son ... daughter. In this big world [it is] your small little world. It will make you feel so good.
Family ... family can never be ... never be ... never be judgmental. Family will never put you down, will never make you feel small. Family is the only one who will never laugh at your weaknesses. Family is the only place where you will always get love and respect.
That's all Meera and Kevin. I wish you all the best. Thank you.