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Namastey London (2007)

March 31, 2007

‘Namastey London’ – old wine in new bottle, is a story about Jasmeet “Jazz” Singh (Katrina Kaif) is an Indian girl, brought up lovingly by her father Manmohan Singh (Rishi Kapoor). Jazz loves everything that is British – something her father, a very Indian man with very Indian values, cannot understand. And he’s not alone: Parvez Khan (Javed Sheikh), Manmohan’s best friend, has a son, Imran Khan (Upen Patel), who displays the same behaviour as Jazz and even has a live-in relationship with a British girl; something, Parvez can barely tolerate. Manmohan Singh forces his daughter to marry a typical Indian in India: Arjun (Akshay Kumar) is a Punjabi farmer. He barely speaks English, gets married to Jazz – and though initially joyful about his beautiful bride, he realizes that she still intends to marry her British boyfriend and Arjun is forced to watch as Jazz flirts with another man. However, Arjun will do anything to make his beloved happy and fall in love with him.

Pretty hilarious… decent movie which can rake moolahs if shown to the Indians at heart!! That’s what I thought of the movie after watching the matinee show with Mom.
For me, the main thing about a movie is a good quality acting with a decent treatment of the characters and a bit of realistic outlook even in the most imaginative of scenes!!
Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif were good… looked very much in character. But I loved most was Rishi Kapoor as the tortured father… I loved it when he is shouting to his daughter to run away!!

The music was ok… I’m not much a Himesh fan but “Viraniya…” was my favorite among the many “Chaknaas…”.

Also I seemed to remember quite some movies during the watching of this one… but still it was good… I’d give it about a 6.5 on 10.


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