I think the decision to have the actors switch between two languages (English and their native tongue) is important to the film. It clearly shows that the characters are highly educated and wealthier than most. However, I am a bit confused as to why the director decided to include English at all since the characters could have been portrayed as upper class through their homes and dress. Here are a few of the reasons that I came up with: the two languages show that these characters are members of two different cultures, to comment on English presence in India, to suggest that the characters do not want other people to know what they are saying since the majority does not understand English, or a mix of all three. Any thoughts on this?