Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Aditya Seal, Alankrita Sahai, Satish Kaushik
Vipul Amrutlal Shah
When there are Bollywood filmmakers who are making some of the best films ever and are garnering appreciations from everyone, there are few filmmakers who are still stuck into their own zones and perhaps they always want to live in this delusion that things haven't changed yet and we can serve the audience whatever we feel.
Namaste England is a creation of this delusion only, where Param (Arjun Kapoor) falls head over heels for Jasmeet (Parineeti Chopra) and wants to be with her. Param is an ordinary farmer without any particular ambition or goal, on the other hand, Jasmeet is an ambitious girl and wants to be independent in her life, which is why she wants to do a job but her family is against her wishes.
When after so much struggle Param and Jasmeet fall in love with each other and decided to get married their families put some hurdles. Jasmeet's grandfather puts his condition that marriage is possible only if Param and his family won't let Jasmeet do the job after the marriage. Just to get married Param and Jasmeet agreed. Things get complicated as Jasmeet's ambitions cannot die like this and she wants to do a job and it can be possible only if she gets to go abroad. After convincing Param, the couple decides to move to England. But there's a friend turned foe of Param who makes sure that they don't get the visa.
Here comes Satish Shah as Gurnaam Singh, a shady travel agent from Punjab who gives a deal to the couple but there could be dire consequences but Jasmeet wants to move out at any cost so she takes the decision and moves to England leaving behind Param all alone.
While Jasmeet is now settling in England, Param is struggling to go to England to be with his wife and how he does that and will he be succeeded is what forms the crux of the story.
Though the film gained some momentum in the second half, it was too late as everyone has already lost their interest in it.
Director Vipul Shah has tried lots of things to make this dull story an interesting one but all his efforts fell flat because as they say too many cooks spoil the broth. The weak script and predictable narrative failed to serve anything special. Even the dialogues of the film were so basic and poorly written that you won't even bother to remember them.
There are one or two songs in the film which can be appreciated but these songs are unnecessarily forced into the story.
If we talk about the performances then Arjun and Parineeti have tried really hard to step into the shoes of Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif but they didn't even manage to come close.
Overall, Namaste England is half-cooked and has failed to recreate the magic of Namastey London and it will be better to avoid this aimless, behind the time film.