THE PINK BEE
PROMISES FUN AND GAMES, PRETTY GIRL, HANDSOME BOY
Akshay Kumar is an old khiladi. He has proved his hand at action, comedy and drama. Katerina Kaif is a pretty girl and manages not to get on your nerves. A good call for someone who is known more as an eye-candy and more for her hunky boyfriend than as an actress. Rishi Kapoor is again an old hand at convincing portrayals. He wowed us as the choclately young hero in Bobby etc and is now doing great job in ‘senior’ roles. Upen Patel is the eye candy for females. Look on girls and don’t expect serious histrionics here. The director, Vipul Amrutlal Shah has given us movies like Aankhen and Waqt – The race against time.
East meets west, west realizes the superiority of east, west bows to east. Katerina is the pretty Londoner who is made to go back to
by her desi-at-heart father. Who should she find milking the cows in apna pind but Akshay Kumar who tries to convince her about the desi goodness. Full of ‘funjabi’ elements, with dependable Akshay the movie can do no wrong. India
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With the word ‘Fun’ in the tagline and with no other movie in competition, Namastey London is all set to storm the box office. Moviegoers like Akshay and Katerina. All they want is that the movie be made well and have some funny situations. The college kids are running up the ticket sales in the weekday shows and the family/working crowd is doing the same at weekends.
Years ago when Manoj Kumar made Purab aur Paschim- he presented Saira Banu as an Indian-British girl, wearing tight fur lined micro minis with an atrocious blonde wig. She smoked cigarettes non-stop and blew humungous amounts of smoke. She also wore loads of eyeliner and pink lipstick. She was supposed to portray a ‘good’ girl who doesn’t know the Indian ways thanks to her British mother. It is left to Manoj Kumar to show her what being an Indian means, reducing the audience to clapping frenzy by chanting ‘bharat maa’ after every 10 seconds. Now Vipul Shah teams up with Akshay Kumar to do that all over again with a better dressed Katerina and lots more humor and lot less preaching.