Namaste England (transl. Greetings England!) is a 2018 Bollywood romantic comedy film directed and co-produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah. The film is the sequel to 2007 film Namastey London. The film stars Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra in lead roles besides Aditya Seal and Alankrita Sahai in supporting roles. The principal shoot of the film began on 23 February 2018 in Amritsar, Punjab. It was released worldwide on 18 October 2018 to overwhelmingly negative reviews.
Param (Arjun Kapoor), a young guy studied from an agricultural university and is interested in farming lives in a small village of Punjab. He is a fun loving guy with a caring nature. During Dusshera, he goes to see Ravan Dahan with his friends where he happens upon Jasmeet (Parineeti Chopra) and falls for her. Jasmeet is a young, ambitious and educated girl. But she can’t work as her grandfather and elder brother are against it. According to them, the duty of a woman is to get married, give birth to children and raise them well. Jasmeet can’t go against their decision but still dreams to be independent, to get a job and marry a guy who is caring and can understand her well. After their first meeting, Param and Jasmeet meet several times at several occasions. Jasmeet begins to like Param. To get close to her, Param makes a plan and asks one of his friends to marry one of Jasmeet’s friends. At the time of the wedding, Param and Jasmeet spend time together and get to know each other. After several meetings, they express their love for each other. Param helps Jasmeet to work in a jewellery shop in the city thrice a week. But soon, her grandfather finds out about this and begins to search for a suitable match for her.
Param convinces his father to send a marriage proposal to Jasmeet’s family. Jasmeet’s grandpa happily agrees but on a condition that Jasmeet should not work after marriage. Soon they get married but during the wedding ceremony, Gurpreet misbehaves with Param’s father. Gurpreet is humiliated and vows to make sure that Param never gets a visa. One year later, they’re still trying to get a visa but fail. Jasmeet expresses her extreme desire to settle down in London, England. She meets her school friend Harpreet who lives in London and gives the address of an illegal immigrant officer (Satish Kaushik) who can help them live in London. Param reveals to Jasmeet the officer suggested him to marry a British citizen for a visa and later on marry Jasmeet and live in London. Hearing this, Jasmeet immediately visits the lawyer and agrees for Param to get married but Param refuses. Jasmeeet tries to make him understand but in vain. Param’s next option is to convince Gurpreet.
Param then goes to Gurpreet and tells him he is ready to apologize in front of everyone. Gurpreet says he forgave Param but Param’s father has to apologize to him. Param doesn’t agree. Soon the officer informs Jasmeet that he has secured her a job in the UK. Jasmeet delighted informs Param. While saying their goodbyes at the airport, Jasmeet blindsides Param by telling him that she’s going on a marriage visa. The officer had arranged a man named Sam who she would pose as his wife. Sam (Aditya Seal) has a British citizenship and requires a girl to pose as his fake wife to please his old grandfather on his deathbed. Jasmeet and Sam meet and discuss their reasons for this marriage and promise each other that they are doing this for their own interests. Jasmeet goes to London without Param after revealing the truth of her marriage. Param’s uncontrollable love encourage him to seek help from the officer to reach London by any means. Upon reaching London Param follows Jasmeet and introduces himself to her neighbour Alisha (Alankrita Sahai) who falls for him and supports Param to win back Jasmeet. On the other hand, Sam’s grandpa passes away and consoles with Jasmeet.
Jasmeet begins to realize her mistake as Param’s wedding preparations proceed. Jasmeet admits to Sam the truth and he advises Jasmeet to return to Param. Jasmeet informs Param of her breakup with Sam at the Indian Embassy where Param has surrendered and expresses her desire to leave London and return to India. At the end of the film, they are reunited.
Arjun Kapoor as Paramjeet “Param” Randhawa
Parineeti Chopra as Jasmeet Kaur (Few lines as Mona Ghosh Shetty)
Aditya Seal as Sam
Alankrita Sahai as Alisha
Anil Mange as Iqbal Khan; a Pakistani illegal immigrant
Satish Kaushik as Gurnaam; an illegal immigration officer
Mallika Dua as Harpreet
Sonia Goswami as Posh Party Diner
Anil Charanjeett as Iqbal (as Anil Mange)
Kishore Bhatt as Mosque Goer
Manish Kumar Srivastava as Shyam
Frina Mehta as Mean British Indian Girl
Bharat Mistri as Wedding Suit Boutique Owner
Mohit Chhabra as Harpreet’s husband
Glenn Webster as Security / Party Guest
Abdul Hakim Joy as Seven Eleven Staff