Thursday, March 29, 2007

Namastey London

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Rishi Kapoor
Not bad at all! Came as a surprise to me, this one. I was expecting it to be a yet another dumb movie with some bollywoodish songs shot in exotic locales. But I got it completely wrong for two reasons-story and songs. This movie has some story. Not a heck of a story but sensible story nonetheless unlike most Bollywood movies these days. I got the song thing ‘way’ wrong- Not only are there some lame songs but these are also backed by nasal (read horrendous) voice of Mr.Horrible Reshammiya. Sorry, I just can't stand his voice.

Aight, the movie now…Jasmeet a. k. a Jaz (Katrina Kaif) is a British born British bred, Indian girl. She wants to marry her British boyfriend. Her dad, Manmohan Singh (Yeah Manmohan Singh!) played by Rishi Kapoor is dead worried over her wasted ways. So he decides to trick her into marrying an Indian boy. He does succeed in taking her to India and getting her married to Arjun (Akshay Kumar). Now Arjun is a typical …hmm what’s that word…yeah kind of a larrikin from Punjab. Obviously, Jaz will fight back. She delivers her blow when they return to London after marriage. Jaz simply refuses to accept Arjun as her husband. Well…the rest of the movie is about getting Katrina, back. The director has managed to throw in some pretty good comic scenes in between. And there are some nicely done scenes, which will surely invoke the patriot in every Indian!

There is one goof up in the movie though. Katrina is in some club in London with her friends. And one of her female friends is wearing a ‘Metallica’ top!!! in a club playing house/pop music!!Duh! I mean…do you call that a bad fashion sense or a bad music sense or both?!…. Anyways …can’t say that the movie is a must watch, but if you do watch it, I guess u wont regret it except for the forgettable songs .I like coming back to songs. Innit?

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