Vipul Amrutlal Shah struck a chord with his last directorial venture Waqt - Race Against Time. Earlier he got a mixed response for his unconventional Aankhein. However, his third film Namastey London is neither unconventional like Aankhein nor does it connect with the audiences like Waqt did.
Namastey London has everything going for it , a very good subject indeed, an accomplished cast and rich production design. The only undoing is a trite screenplay.
The film revolves around the story of a
He tricks Jasmeet into coming to
Once back in
What leaves the audience wondering is if the movie has enough meat? The problem with Namastey London apart from a trite screenplay as already mentioned is also the ambiguity of any genre, which it seems accounts for the films’ confused narrative.
It cannot be understood as to what issue the director is trying to address. Is it the generation gap between a father and daughter settled in
There are too many issues and none of them have been properly delved into. The climax of the movie is the weakest point which relates to why Katrina agrees to marry Akshay in the first place.
The two scenes that stand out are Malhotras’ interaction with one of the grooms. He is fascinated by serials, a by-product of couch potato syndrome. Well, the director shouldn’t forget he was once a telly director himself!
The other scene being Akshay’s dressing down to Mr Pringle and telling him
The cinematographer fails to capture the rustic fervor of
Lastly, where is the controversial skirt shot of Karina at Ajmer Sharif Dargah. Namastey Undone or what?
RATING: 4 on 10
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