#TrailerTalk – The story and characters lack ingenuity in ‘Namaste England’

Namaste London (2007) worked because it was a simple story with a heart. Namaste England, on the other hand, seems full of clichés and over-the-top (and perhaps slightly unnecessary) drama.

The trailer of Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra starrer recently released, and while the teasers leading up to it were interesting, the trailer isn’t. It begins with colorful visuals of Punjab – a slo-mo holi sequence of pink colors followed by Param (Arjun Kapoor) and Jasmeet (Parineeti Chopra) pursuing each other.

The conflict begins when Jasmeet flees to London to pursue her career, leaving behind her family and husband Param.

What works: The music and cinematography set in Punjabi and London are noteworthy.

What doesn’t work: The story and characters lack ingenuity. Kapoor’s performance is uninspired and his dialogue-delivery is awfully flat.

Watch the trailer here:

Rating Prediction  [2 / 5]
Namaste England feels like a mashup of Half Girlfriend (2017), Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017) that is borderline cringey.

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