Movie Preview: Namastey London ...


By IndiaFM


Akshay Kumar is Arjun, whose joy knows no bounds when he marries the

beautiful and sophisticated Jazz. But the joy soon turns to despair

when he realizes this marriage means nothing to her and she is

determined to marry her British boyfriend. As a man who is forced to

watch his wife romancing another, as the determined lover who will go

to any lengths to make his beloved happy, Akshay’s sensitive but

strong; helpless but determined Arjun will win everybody’s hearts. Will

stubborn Jazz be the exception?


Katrina Kaif is Jasmeet Singh (Jazz). Born and brought up in London,

you understand why she loves and wants everything that’s western,

including a husband. You also understand her anger and rebellion when

he father forces her to marry a stranger. But does Jazz realize the

folly of her stubborn behavior? Or will she wake up too late? Only

Katrina with her mix of western sensibility and eastern vulnerability

could have pulled off this role of a confused girl, with her soul

intact but her heart leading her astray.


Rishi Kapoor is Manmohan Singh. This ‘angrezi beti ka desi baap’ is

horrified to discover how obsessed his only daughter is with everything

western. He does what any other Indian father would do – gets her

married to a boy of his choice, without realizing the repercussions. As

the loving father who will go to any lengths to safeguard his

daughter’s happiness, Rishi Kapoor’s Manmohan Singh will strike a chord

immediately with all those who have faced a similar situation in their



Upen Patel is Imran Khan. He is a Pakistani, but born and brought up

in London like Jazz. Naturally if their fathers are best friends, so

are they. He completely identifies with Jazz’s obsession for everything

British as he himself has a Brit girlfriend. But when push comes to

shove, when his very identity and religion are at stake, he realizes

how much he ha wronged by giving Jazz the wrong advice.


Javed Shaikh is Parvez Khan. This talented actor returns to his

ethnic roots by playing a Pakistani taxi driver, whose best friend

happens to be an Indian, Manmohan Singh. He loves his son to death but

cannot accept his live in relationship with a British girl. As the

anguished father of a wayward son, the pathos and dignity he brings to

his role must be seen to be believed.

What happens when you transplant an English rose to a countryside in

Punjab and expect her to thrive in an alien environment? The rose will

either die or rebel. That’s exactly what Jazz, rather Jasmeet does when

her father Manmohan Singh brings her to India and gets her married to

Arjun, a rough and tough farmer who can barely speak English. But Jazz

too is equally determined to marry Charlie Brown her British boyfriend.

Caught in this emotional tug of war between father and daughter is poor

Arjun, who is helplessly and hopelessly in love with his beautiful but

unyielding wife.

In Namastey London, this emotional and dramatic tug of war will

determine whether love is more about giving or taking? Whether Indian

values must surrender to Western culture? Whether Jazz will win or



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