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Vipul Amrutlal Shah
Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Rishi Kapoor, Upen Patel,
Javed Sheikh, Parvez Khan,Tiffany Mulheron, Nina Wadia,
Bobby Deol,Shaana Diya, Ritesh Deshmukh
British brat meets a Funjabi boy and they are off
to London….itni simple si love story..Ah huh!! There
is a lot more to this one. Director Vipul Shah’s previous
movies Aankhen and Waqt were based on stage plays
and they were shot on studio sets whereas Namastey
London was shot all over London and Punjab (India).
the Story: Jazz
(Katrina Kaif) is a brat, born and brought up in Phoren. She
thinks partying and drinking in pubs is all that there is
to life. Here, Papa Manmohan Singh (Rishi Kapoor) enters the
scene and demystifies the generation gap.
Review and links:
Buzz.com :The movie draws sympathy to all its characters
in pieces. Initially, people feel for Jazz aka Jasmeet (Katrina
Kaif), then towards Arjun (Akshay Kumar), Manmohan Singh
(Rishi Kapoor) etc. Namastey London is a standard NRI film
which exploits foreign locations and Indian emotions to
Namaste London takes off on the dilemmas faced by non-resident
Indians (NRIs) who seek the good life abroad but want their
children to live like good, middle class Indians and of course
marry the person of the parents’ choice. They suddenly realize
that the children no longer listen to them.
Namastey London opened to a good reponse and mainly picked
up rhythm after the second and third day of its release,
a major reason being the 2007 Cricket World Cup. The film
did better in the northern parts of India especially in
East Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
It Endorses the family values which are fast disappearing
in todays world. Reaffirms that if you love or work sincerely,
without expecting any returns, you may truly get what you
set out to achieve. Brilliant performance by Akshay