Akshay Kumar is an actor with a midas touch. The superstar, who made his debut with the 1991 release Saugandh, has several major films to his name. In his career of over three decades, Akshay has tried his hands at different genres and has never missed a chance to entertain the audience. In fact, he has also shared the screen with almost every leading lady in the industry, and his chemistry on screen with his co-stars has always won hearts. Akshay’s 2007 release, Namastey London, has been one of the most popular films and continues to be an entertaining film.
Directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, the film also featured Katrina Kaif, Rishi Kapoor in key roles. Namastey London revolved around an NRI (Rishi Kapoor) who was staying in London who wanted his daughter (Katrina Kaif) to marry an Indian and made her take the plunge with a Punjabi (Akshay Kumar) during their visit to India. The romantic comedy was a perfect example of east meets west and had managed to garner positive reviews at the time. In fact, Namastey London was also a ticket hit. And while it’s still among the audience’s favorites, Namastey London has 15 years since its release today, and we’ll give you 5 reasons why it’s a complete entertainment package.
Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaifs chemistry
Namastey London marked Akshay Kumar’s second collaboration with Katrina Kaif following their 2006 release, Humko Deewana Kar Gaye. This Vipul Amrutlal Shah instructor marked the duo’s first box office hit, and their chemistry in rom-com went on to millions of hearts.
Rishi Kapoor’s performance
Rishi Kapoor, who has given several hit films in her career, was seen playing the role of Katrina’s father in Namastey London. It is considered to be one of his best performances on screen. While his on-screen chemistry with Akshay and Katrina left a mark on the audience, viewers could relate to him at almost every stage of the film.
Akshay Kumar’s patriotic speech
Namastey London has several iconic moments, Akshay Kumar’s patriotic speech during Jasmeet and Charles Brown’s engagement made any Native American proud. This happened after Charles ‘uncle was seen degrading Indian culture, after which he gave him an appropriate answer and proves that India was far better than what Charles’ uncle had thought.
The Vipul Amrutlal Shah director was not only supported by an impressive star cast, but also had an impressive story. The plot in Namastey London had all the elements from romance, comedy to drama, emotion, etc.
The songs from Namastey London left a mark on the audience and became a chartbuster. From soothing love ballads to mouth-watering tracks, soulful tracks, the music of this cast of Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif added another charm to the film.
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