128 Min | Comedy – Drama – Romance | March 2007
IMDB Rating: 7.1
Director: Vipul Amrutlal Shah
Starring: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Rishi Kapoor
Namastey London Review: If entertainment is what you are looking for, look no further. Namastey London is easily year’s most entertaining film till date. It has good quantity and quality of humor, romance, music, emotions almost everything you would spend your money for. Akshay Kumar is as charming as ever. He is probably the most under rated actor of this generation. He has an amazing comic timing, he carries emotional sequences quite comfortably, and he can dance and looks great. He easily carries the whole film on his shoulders. Rishi Kapoor has not lost the innocence since his “Bobby” days even a single bit.
In ever improving Upen Patel, we seem to have found someone to step into Pran’s shoes, a character artiste who, with his style and screen presence can match, sometimes even overshadow, the lead actor. But the real stunner is Katrina Kaif. She looks ravishing in entire film. She looks good in whatever she wears, whatever she does. Sometimes you cannot stop wondering, where this beauty was hidden in all her previous films. She has never looked better. And with improved acting abilities and cutest of voices, she’s all equipped to kill. You can easily watch this one only for her, whatever other good Namastey London has to offer would be a bonus.
Story is of Namastey London is simple, sweet and predictable. In fact you would know the climax from the very first shot. But it’s the treatment that keeps you hooked. One never feels dragged. And if you are an Indian, Namastey London is a real feel good film. You cannot stop your Goosebumps when Akshay Kumar delivers speech describing India to a British. And there is finely blended India-Pakistan friendship. Don’t be surprised if while laughing all the way, sometimes in between you find your eyes moist. Director Vipul Amrutlal Shah scores a hat trick…! After Aankhein and Waqt, Namastey London is his third consecutive good product. His next would be worth waiting for.