First of all! It’s said that NAMASTEY LONDON is the remake of Manoj Kumar’s enormously affable PURAB AUR PACHHIM. Without a doubt, NAMASTEY LONDON is about a spoilt British young lady of Indian origin and a desi fellow, yet the likenesses end there. Truth be told, NAMASTEY LONDON also bears a slight likeness to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s great romantic tale HUM DIL DE CHUKE SANAM, with the spouse enabling his better half to pursue her heart, helping her to unite with her old lover. However, NAMASTEY LONDON stands gladly on its feet!
In the wake of endeavouring various topics, for example, AANKHEN and WAQT – THE RACE AGAINST TIME, Vipul Amrutlal Shah endeavour a romantic tale with panache. In any case, we should not botch NAMASTEY LONDON to be one of those candyfloss performers that creators/writers have visited and re-visited again and again. Vipul Amrutlal Shah and writer Suresh Nair blend emotions, romance, humour, and drama in right extents and the result is a delicacy that sparks your interest.
NAMASTE LONDON isn’t one of those typical romantic movies. The conflict of societies, the enlarging hole among parents and children, additionally prejudice – deciding on about somebody by the shade of the skin – NAMASTEY LONDON handles everything. Simultaneously, it brings out patriotic feeling at a vital point in the story.
NAMASTE LONDON possesses large amounts of comical moments. The whole ‘Bharat Darshan’ track, beginning with Rishi Kapoor meeting the suitable grooms, and furthermore, Rishi’s enormous Punjabi khandaan [especially Bebe], stimulate your amusing bone. Indeed, Bebe-Katrina interaction is really interesting!
There’s a propensity of pressure underneath the cool exterior. Katrina’s volte-face minutes before the interlude hits you like a huge amount of blocks. In the second half, Akshay’s basic methodology to win back Katrina is entirely convincing. The motivation behind why this character works is because that the person never enjoys any hero girl or embraces any strange strides to charm her back. He adores her unconditionally and that is his ‘weapon’ to pulverize the Gora rival, who happens to be Katrina’s boyfriend.
Vipul Amrutlal Shah intrigued you in his directorial debut aankhen. With WAQT, he climbed the stepping stool. Presently, with NAMASTEY LONDON, it’s a jump. Truth be told, NAMASTEY LONDON is his most practiced work up until this point.
We saw it in Humko Deewana Kar Gaye. Also, we see it in Namastey London as well. Truly, there’s chemistry between Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif which lends their onscreen romance an aroma which makes even a common romantic film better than expected. Possibly, it’s their conventional picture of Akshay as the retrosexual male (as Punjabi Munda) and Katrina as the Xtreme Feminine which strikes a snapping complexity and instills the charming game with firecrackers.
Whatever! Yet, they look great together and give you a paisa vasool Pyar-Mohabbat story. Particularly here, where muscular Akshay plays the ideal ‘Jat yamla pagla Deewana’ to brattish Jasmeet, right from the backwaters of Punjab to great ole Blighty.
Himesh Reshammiya’s music is phenomenal. The tunes come in a flash on your lips and what hoists the songs is its picturization. ‘Chakna’ and ‘Dilruba’ a noteworthy composition. Jonathan Bloom’s cinematography is uncommon. The D.O.P. completes equity to the staggering districts of U.K. as also the lavish green fields of Punjab. Dialogues of the film are excellently executed.