- Directed by: Vipul Amrutlal Shah
- Produced by: Jayantilal Gada (PEN), Reliance Entertainment and Blockbuster Movie Entertainers
- Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Aditya Seal
- Duration: 2 hours 21 minutes
- Rating: 1.5
Namaste England begins with the dullest and most unimaginative story of “meeting a girl” and just collapses from there. Param (Arjun Kapoor) has ogled a Jasmeet (Parineeti Chopra) excessively dressed through the festivals, never managing to know his name nor to have the courage to express his love.
The film opens in the Punjab countryside on the eve of Dussehra. Our Munda Param (Arjun Kapoor) spotted his kudee, Jasmeet (Parineeti Chopra) among a crowd of revelers. After having followed her through festivals and seasons, when the two finally meet, she questions her ways of a stalker. He is ready for this one: “Ghoorte to badmaash Hain, aashiq to nihaarte hain.” Yes, it is a line that works. They need one or two numbers to make their love story blossom and they’re about to get caught.
Through an endless song, the director Vipul Shah establishes a relationship as flat as a long cold drink. For 140 minutes, viewers will feel stuck in a time capsule and find themselves in the regressive period of Bollywood.
Jewelry designer Jasmeet is happy to go out with and marry Param Param farmer, on the condition of letting her work, which her family forbids her to do. He is happy to be of service, especially because each time he kisses, which is about every time, he receives “Gande Khayal” in his head.
Param asks her to marry him and assures her that she will be able to work after their marriage. But unfortunately. While the grandfather willingly accepts the marriage, he raises a condition for Param’s father to promise not to work even after their marriage.
Both decide to go ahead with their marriage and even a year later, things for them are not going as well as expected. Param, now a supportive husband, always tries to convince her grandfather that she should work. Although Jasmeet knows that the only way to work is to go abroad, there is a problem. One of Param’s friends, with whom he has an argument on his wedding day, pulls all the strings to make sure Param does not have a visa.
Although the director has tried to bring out a relevant problem in the film, the treatment seems dated. The plot and plot, both, are half-cooked. Although he has tried to preserve the flavor of Namastey London, this does not happen in this one. Most of the songs, especially at the beginning of the film, are useless and easily forgotten. The dialogues, too, are clichés and evoke laughter only by boredom. Sometimes, when you realize that it’s foolishness that tries to reconcile everything, the film is unintentionally funny.
One of the main reasons that Namastey London worked was that it was something new and that viewers could not help but be stuck to it. Namaste England, on the other hand, does not feel so fresh. The authors also recreate Akshay Kumar’s monologue, worthy of goosebumps, in which he reminds the British of the value and status of Indians and India, and fails badly.
The music, directed by titles such as “Bhare Bazaar”, “Tu Meri” and “Proper Patola”, is much more entertaining than the movie. “Namaste England” is very promising, but the film is not able to get rid of the negative effects of cliché narration. This one is a classic case of the work of lost love.
Overall, Namaste England, along with Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra, is a dull and boring story with ridiculous levels, according to our review.
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