Namaste England Reviews by Critics: Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra starrer has received extremely negative reviews from critics.
- Positive: 0
- Neutral: 1
- Negative: 9
- Avg Rating: 1.6/5
On the whole, NAMASTE ENGLAND is an extremely poor fare and is riddled with a terrible script and a juvenile screenplay. At the box office, it will face a tough time and will not find favour with the audience.
All said and done, there are good films, there are bad films, there are movies like MSG: The Messenger, Gunda, Race 3 and then there’s a movie like Namaste England. If you’re going to watch Badhaai Ho and are unable to get the tickets, come back home and watch Namaste London.
Namaste England is just a plain bad film, in which the ‘desis’ who live in the UK are poor misguided souls, and the real ‘desis’, especially those from good ‘ol Punjab, will rescue the world. It’s been a while since I’ve seen something so clichéd and charmless.
The loose direction, tepid interaction between the leads, an immature premise, dull locations, and Jasmeet and Param’s illogical actions are exasperating. Namaste England is so dated in its ideas, storytelling and design that it even makes a stimulating city like London look rusty.
The biggest loser, however, in all of this is England. After LoveYatri earlier this month and now Namaste England, we completely agree with the above confused desi when he says Britishers should stop giving visa to Indians. Or at least to Indian film crews till better sense prevails.
Vipul, who has given us hits like Aankhen (2002), Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005) and Namastey London (2007), definitely knew the idiom of potboilers at one point. His hiatus seems to have taken him further away from today’s cinema. He has meandered all over this film (and we’re not talking about shooting in multiple beautiful locations), not focusing on any one salient aspect. The result is a mishmash of sorts.
A beautiful love story in under 10 mins was shown in the animated flick Up about an old couple. Vipul and the writers Suresh Nair and Ritesh Shah too try to fasten the love story and get to the happy ending but fail miserably
With poor-plot, banal lead characters and overall nothing really interesting, Namaste England is a romantic-comedy that falls short on both accounts. The film had the potential to be a real crowd pleaser, but it feels forced, confused and takes the audience for granted. It is better to say good-bye to this one.
Seriously, one more film of this quality and the careers of Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra could be in grave jeopardy. Hopefully, these two young actors know better. And one more movie of this kind and England could well contemplate slamming its doors on Bollywood storytellers. We do not see how the salutation that the film extends could soften the blow that this monstrosity delivers.
An underused premise and shoddy screenplay spoil it for us all. That, and clichéd dialogues that fail to strike a chord. Even the climax is forced where emotions are all over the place. Not to mention the music that sounds like it is from the ’90s. No tune manages to capture the register barring one.