Namastey London - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

Two hard laughs, two emotional scenes and an attempt to evoke patriotism in the Indian cinema goer. Worked for some, didn't work for the rest of us. Akshay Kumar gives an appreciably controlled performance and while Katrina Kaif gives her best so far, yet leaves loads of room for improvement. The story has way too many holes. Then again, we can't expect anything more in a romantic comedy.



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18 reviewers have given Namastey London an average rating of 2.5/5.0 (?)

7 yays
7 nays
4 so-so

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Thumbs up by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...The movie is certainly not a rehash of Manoj Kumar’s ‘Poorab Aur Pashchim’.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...Writer Suresh Nair’s screenplay is most convincing, the writing is foolproof, with no loose ends.... full review

Thumbs up by Prachi Singh, MovieWalah ...The screenplay is neat and has been penned by Suresh Nair and presents an organized story... full review

Thumbs up ...Its complete family movie with full of laughter, love and of course dollops of tear jerking drama... full review

Thumbs up by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...The movie stands out as a winner in involving the audience in various emotional aspects.... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, ...He takes gentle but stinging swipes at the residue of rootlessness that characterizes the torn lives of Indians abroad.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ... Vipul Shah's celebration of this sarson ka saag versus sauce and finger chips potpourri is essentially a fun film which pitches the Purab Paschim metaphor in muted tones.... full review

So-So by Rachel Fernandes, Bollywood Mantra ...The film has a well balanced dose of masala in the form of song and dance, romance and even humour... full review

So-So by Vaibhav Wankhede, M TV ...the film never takes itself too seriously... full review

So-So by Lidia Ostepeev, Planet Bollywood ...Although it’s predictable Namastey London is still entertaining... full review

So-So by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...Seeing as this is a romantic comedy, there is no room for reality... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjay Ram, Business of Cinema ...stereotypical representation of Englishmen as those living in Victorian manors sipping tea while the Indians in England are being discriminated…..blah blah... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...this film is so caught up being self-congratulatory that it doesn't even realize where its slipping up... full review

Thumbs down by Gaurav Malani, J.A.M ...Himesh is as nasal as usual. But what’s disappointing is that the usually dependable Javed Akhtar goes on to write inanities... full review

Thumbs down by Amit R Agarwal, merinews ...There are too many issues and none of them have been properly delved into... full review

Thumbs down by Pankaj Shukla, ...The film could have left some effect, had Akshay got support from solid playback signers... full review

Thumbs down by Naomi Datta, Times Now ...But all in all, it is a rather predictable film - which rehashes ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ and ‘Purab Aur Paschim’, and is not even half as good!... full review

Thumbs down by Saakshi Juneja, To Each Its Own ...a film filled with script irregularities, directorial flaws, bucket loads of PJs and last but not the least ancient notions on apna Swades and paraya Inglaaand.... full review