First things first! It's said that Namastey London is the 2007 adaptation of Manoj Kumar's immensely likable Purab Aur Pachhim. Sure, Namastey London is about a spoilt British girl of Indian origin and a desi guy, but the similarities end there. In fact, Namastey London also bears slight similarity to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's classic love story Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, with the husband allowing his wife to follow her heart, helping her unite with her lover.
Similarities apart, Namastey London stands proudly on its feet!
After attempting diverse themes such as Aankhen and Waqt - The Race Against Time, Vipul Amrutlal Shah attempts a love story with panache. But let's not mistake Namastey London to be one of those candyfloss entertainers that makers/writers have visited and re-visited over and over again. Vipul Amrutlal Shah and writer Suresh Nair blend romance, drama and humor in right proportions and the outcome is a delicacy that whets your appetite.