Namastey England Movie Review: Same Old Formula Looks So Outdated
Namastey England Movie Review: The film reunites Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra after Ishaqzaade where both were featured together 6 years ago. The movie is directed by Vipul Amartalal Shah and produced by Jayantilal Gada.
Namastey London was every movie buff's fave movie, it had almost everything ranging from story, music, acting and locations. Most of the audience fell in love with the unusual pairing of Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif. There was a lot of hullabullo around the sequel of the film which was said to release after many years. Namaste England is the sequel which has rehashed the same formula in it.
The story revolves around Param (Arjun Kapoor), a gabru-jawaan based in Punjab whose life revolves around farming and spending time with his family. Cupid strikes when he meets Jasmeet (Parineeti Chopra) during the Dusshera festival and their romance starts blossoming during Diwali, Holi and other festivals during that frame. Both decide to get married but Jasmeet has a condition that she wants to continue her career as a jewellery designer after marriage despite her family's regressive approach. In order to escape them, Param decides to relocate to London along with her. Fate has it only Jasmeet gets the UK visa and Param gets rejected because of his best friend's betrayal.
Jasmeet moves to London and Param is forced to stay back. Param decides to head to London as mentioned in the film London Jana Hai Legal Ya Illegal (I Want To Go To London By Hook or Crook). He enters Bangladesh by sneaking into the border and then goes to the sea-route which takes him to Paris and Brussels which happens to be the shortcut to London by road where he is also joined by another bunch of Indians who are illegal immigrants as well. Jasmeet comes to know about his arrival and to make her jealous Param decides to date another woman.
The director tries to give the audience a bit of nostalgia of Namastey London in some of the scenes but the film fails to falter as the story seems quite regressive and shallow. In today's generation, we are looking for intelligent stories, not for the same old 90s formula.
Arjun and Parineeti's chemistry seems quite crackling and fresh, they even try harder in acting too but the character of theirs seems quite half-baked and they are making a fool out of themselves throughout the film.
The only saving grace of the film is the songs like Proper Patola, Bhare Bazaar which are quite hummable and you tend to feel like dancing to it. Love the songs but don't expect anything from the film.
Overall, I would say that the film doesn't live to the expectations of Namastey London and this one is a good opportunity wasted.
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19 March 2019