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Namastey London (2007)

A man takes his thoroughly-British daughter to his home country, India. There, he arranges her marriage to someone she considers a fool. The daughter attempts to outwit them, but the groom quietly and patiently hatches his own plan.

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Suresh Nair, Ritesh Shah (dialogue) (co-writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Akshay Kumar ... Arjun Ballu Singh
Katrina Kaif ... Jasmeet 'Jazz' M. Malhotra
Rishi Kapoor ... Manmohan Malhotra
Clive Standen ... Charles 'Charlie' Brown
Upen Patel ... Imran 'Immi' P. Khan
Javed Sheikh ... Parvez Khan
Tiffany Mulheron ... Susan
Nina Wadia ... Bebo M. Malhotra
Shaana Levy Shaana Levy ... Laila (as Shaana Diya)
Riteish Deshmukh ... Bobby Bedi (as Ritesh Deshmukh)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aanchal Aanchal ... Sister
Baby Aditi Baby Aditi ... Kid
Master Gurjap Aulakh Master Gurjap Aulakh ... Kid
Ishita Awasthi Ishita Awasthi ... Sister
Ayushi Ayushi ... Sister
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Storyline

Indian-born Manmohan Malhotra decided to re-locate to London, England, established himself, returned to India, got married to Bebo, and after a period of 4 years got a visa for her so that she could live with him. Shortly thereafter she gave birth to Jasmeet. Manmohan was always embarrassed of Bebo, as she was overly healthy and not quite sophisticated, as a result he always left her at home, while he socialized. Bebo did not want Jasmeet to end up like her, so got her admitted in an English Medium school, encouraged to mingle with Caucasian friends, and as a result Jasmeet was transformed in to Jazz - a stunningly beautiful young woman, British in looks, talk, habits, and heart. Manmohan's plans to get her married to an Indian boy are all in vain. His friend, Parvez Khan, is in a similar situation with his son, Imran, openly romancing a Caucasian blonde, Susan. Manmohan decides to take his family for a tour in India, and ends up getting her married to Arjun Singh. On their return to ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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A British brat meets a 'Funjabi' boy

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | German | Italian

Release Date:

23 March 2007 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Namastey London - Jetzt bockt die Braut See more »

Filming Locations:

India See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$578,224, 23 March 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,207,007, 13 April 2007
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The film marked Akshay and Katrina's first successful film together. See more »

Goofs

In an early scene, Jazz tells her girlfriend that she's never even been to India; but when the Malhotras visit India and arrive at the villa of old friends, "Bebe" remarks about Jazz: "she was so small when she left." Since Jazz was really young when she left it is quite possible she doesn't remember being in India at all and her parents might have neglected to mention it over the years as they didn't go back. See more »

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Arjun: A Catholic woman steps aside so that a Sikh can be sworn in as Prime Minister by a Muslim President in a country where more than 80% of the population is Hindu.
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References It Happened One Night (1934) See more »

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An Excellent Feel Good Movie
23 March 2007 | by graffitiworksSee all my reviews

It makes you feel good about your country. Endorses the family values which are fast disappearing in todays world. Reaffirms that if you love selflessly, without expecting any returns, you truly get what you set out to achieve. Brilliant performance by Akshay. He is very restrained yet very strong and emotive. The part where the Englishman from the erstwhile East India company rants about India being a nation of snake charmers and the answer that Akshay politely gives him would gladden any person's heart. Katarina looks ravishing and communicates very well with her eyes. Her Hindi has also improved tremendously. Rishi Kapoor brings in a whiff of fresh air from his yesteryear's. Watch it with your better half. It'll make you both fell good about yourself.


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