In a vocal interview, the veteran Paresh Rawal was asked whether he was aware about reception of a flop film before he did that film and what made him sign up for it anyway. To which he replied,
Sometimes you know it is not going to do well at the box office and you are fully aware how incompetent the story is, but you got to do it to earn your basic bread and butter.
Namaste England is probably chosen by Parineeti and Arjun (even after being such good actors) as their bread and butter film. Both have been a part of mediocre films since the start of their careers. No exceptional plots just as yet.
Since the film is not worth your while, let me make it easier for you to read and give you bullet points, stating the reasons for not watching this film and if you are adventurous, give you a few in favor of it,
- Reasons to use those precious 3 hours to do something better in life,
- An amateur story for this era. Maybe, would have worked in the 2000’s.
- The film doesn’t lead to anywhere.
- Couldn’t match the prequel, Namaste London. In 2007, this kind of a story was new and it had Akshay Kumar in it, who made the film profitable and a box office hit.
- Even the direction doesn’t impress you.
- Arjun Kapoor looks bulky and uncomfortable when it comes to his physicality in the film.
- The repetition of the dialogue is quite frustrating.
- Seems like a soap opera at times. Overdramatic.
- Mostly elongated.
- Reasons you might be brave enough,
- The music is okay.
- All the actors have performed well.
- The tad bit of comedy in the romantic war between the leads, only in the latter part of the film.
Vipul Shah, the director and producer of this flick probably has a lot of money to throw away, but he should really consider JUST producing films. Directing is clearly not his forte, especially after a series of flops, after his only two great films at the start of his career, Aankhen (2002) and Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005).