Starring Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra, Namaste England has all the ingredients which Vipul Amrutlal Shah used for making 2007 hit comedy-drama movie, Namaste London. Director Vipul made sure that he does it this time too but he failed.
2007-released Namaste London was one of the most memorable Bollywood love-stories which did a remarkable business all around the world. The concept of an eccentric love-story between two completely different individuals did not seem to work in Namaste England. Although, the movie is set in 2018 yet it feels extremely outdated and underwhelming.
Without further ado, let us take you through what you will be signing for while booking the tickets to Namaste England.
The story revolves around the life of a Desi-boy farmer Param (Arjun Kapor) who falls in love with goal-oriented Jasmeet (Parineeti Chopra). Ishaqzaade actor Arjun aka Param falls in love at first-sight with Jasmeet aka Parineeti Chopra. Till now, Jasmeet is unaware of Param's feeling where he is trying everything for making her fall for him.
Alas, Param and Jasmeet meet at a friend's wedding and their first interaction is lead by an aunt. After a duet song and couple of dance-moves, the duo falls in love with each other which looks something straight out of the '90s. While Param is a simple human-being with a casual attitude towards everything except for Jasmeet, she is all-eyes for opportunities for fulfilling her dream of becoming independant.
Unfortunately, Jasmeet's family is completely against her decision of working. That is when our hero Param comes to the rescue by assuring her that she can work after their marriage. Alas, Param and Jasmeet get married but only after Jasmeet's grandfather made Param's father promise to him that Jasmeet will never work.
Param and Jasmeet both are unaware of her grandfather's words which lead to a lot of tension and drama. Finally, Jasmeet gets her head right and decides that going abroad is the only way for her to achieve her dreams. Followed a several arguments, Param and Jasmeet both agree on shifting overseas.
However, Param's visa gets declined again and again. After putting a considerable amount of effort, Jasmeet decides on leaving Param for following her dreams in England. The first half of the movie is slow, dramatic and not at all enjoyable.
Soon, Param finds out that Jasmeet is in England and he has to do everything for reuniting with the love of his life. Despite numerous efforts by its makers for recreating a master-piece like Namaste London, this movie is not even half of Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif starrer. Cliché dialogues and predictable comedy scenes, lead to a substantial amount of lag in the movie.
Namaste England even recreates the famous scene from Namaste London which included Akshay Kumar's brilliant monologue about our great nation India but terribly fails at it, as well. Namaste England gains momentum in the second half but till then most of the audience will be repelled by the slow first-half.
It is a shame how Arjun and Parineeti fail to recreate the same on-screen chemistry as that in Ishaqzaade as Parma and Zoya Qureshi. The melodramatic love-story of Jasmeet and Param feels outdated and stretched. As per the final verdict, we will like to award 4 out of 10 stars to Namaste England.