It’s been 14 years since ‘Namastey London’ was released and the Vipul Amrutlal Shah directorial venture continues to hold the same freshness among the viewers. It is remembered for the movie’s lead pair Akshay Kumar-Katrina Kaif’s stunning chemistry, chartbuster music, brilliant narrative, and stellar cast including the late Rishi Kapoor, Javed Sheikh and Upen Patel among others.
Interestingly, the makers of the musical blockbuster – Sunshine Pictures Pvt Ltd – founded by the successful producer-director Vipul Shah, have come up with an exciting quiz for the fans of the film on the occasion of 14 years anniversary on their social media.
Sharing an interesting anecdote on the film, Vipul Shah recollects, “When the film released, one of the most important events that was happening on the day was ‘India-Sri Lanka World Cup’ match in the afternoon. So, the evening shows of the movie had almost zero occupancy. And everybody was wondering what would happen on Saturday, whether the film will pick up or it’s gone.”
“The next day morning, every single show across the country was house-full,” adds Vipul elaborating, “Some of the reviewers compared it to ‘Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag’ and they gave terrible reviews… some rated it as the ‘worst film of the year’ and I was shocked how have they hated the film so much but that’s what they felt and wrote. But the audience had a very different take on the film and they really loved it.”
Vipul Shah is currently working on two ambitious and contrasting projects simultaneously – a medical thriller titled ‘Human’ (web show) and ‘Sanak’ (movie). While ‘Human’ is an emotional drama about the underbelly of the human drug testing and the world of medical scam, ‘Sanak’ is an intense, emotional, action film.