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‘Namaste England’ Movie Review: A torturous experience that deserves a goodbye
Directed by: Vipul Amrutlal Shah
Produced by: Jayantilal Gada (PEN), Reliance Entertainment and Blockbuster Movie Entertainers
Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Aditya Seal
Duration: 2 hours 21 minutes
Bollywood Bubble Rating: 1/5
Even though a lot of movies do not turn out to be good, you can at least see the effort put in by the team into keeping the audiences entertained. Maybe the concept was good, but the execution was weak. Maybe some scenes were good, but the movie failed to be greater than the sum of its parts. Maybe the film was let down by shoddy editing and irrelevant sub-plots.
With ‘Namaste England’, you don’t even see a silver lining that can help redeem the film and make it tolerable. It’s bizarre because the basic premise of the film itself is extremely outrageous. How can anyone who has read its script think that they could make something convincing out of it? Even the most gracious of viewers would find it difficult to endure the ordeal of watching this film.
Let’s get to the outrageous story, first. Param (Arjun Kapoor) and Jasmeet (Parineeti Chopra) are in love with each other but they have a small problem. Jasmeet’s grandfather is a conservative old man who would not approve of her dating someone. To counter this, Jasmeet cooks up excuses (with a little help from her friends) in order to meet Param in an uninterrupted manner. Soon, Jasmeet’s grandfather calls out her bluff and like a misogynistic prick, asks her to get married.
Sensing an opportunity, Param (and his father) goes to Jasmeet’s house with a rishta in a conventional, arranged marriage type manner. Everyone agrees (why were they even dating chori chupke?) and they get married. Problems don’t end here though. Jasmeet wants to settle in London and work there. Param can’t get a visa because he’s made enemies with an influential person.
After some stupid twists and lame turns, Jasmeet lands up in England and like a Hindi film loverboy, Param follows her there. The cringe-fest continues till the end, with fake tears, silly banter and unnecessary plans taking centre stage.
Both Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra seem like they’re doing the film only for the money, and very rarely do you find their performance to be sincere. The dialogues stink as badly as rotten cheese and their chemistry is so bad, it’ll make you suffer.
Stay away at all costs. Enough said.
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