- Cast & Crew : Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Atul Sharma, Manoj Anand Chaudhary, Hiten Patel, Anjani Joshi
- Director : Vipul Amrutal Shah
In 2007, Katrina Kaif's independent and very British Jasmeet was tricked by her parents to come visit India and get married to Akshay Kumar's Param. Param is then tricked by Jasmeet to go to London where she plans to annul the marriage to Param because it is not registered and then she plans to get to a good ole British (read 'white') boy. Param's innocence and gentle goodness, his decency shows up the Brit boy's entitled racism, and Jasmeet comes back to Param. The film plays on TV even today and it is a decent watch despite the chest-thumping patriotic lesson Param gives a boat load of Brits.
Alas, they tried to fix something that isn't broken. And their logic is so convoluted and bizarre, that the story trips all over itself, opening itself to unintended, unkind laughter.
Parineeti Chopra plays Jasmeet to Arjun Kapoor's Param. The chemistry between them is not sexual at all, because they come across like siblings. Despite desperate dialog like,'You know I think dirty thoughts when you hug me like this!' and staring at each other with supposed seduction, their 'jodi' (pairing) is not romantic at all.
Jasmeet wants to work but her grandpa and brother (there are no other women in her family!) won't let that happen. The old man actually says that men are supposed to work and women are meant to have babies for the men. The old man lets Jasmeet marry Param, but only after getting Param's dad to promise him that Jasmeet will never work. The trouble is, they all have smartphones and apple computers and talk about email, but Jasmeet has never learnt that she can design jewelry from home... Sigh.
You try to like the one wedding song where everyone dances while making makes horns on head sign ('Dim Luck Luck') which begins to sound prophetic for the film. Jasmeet is so enamoured by living abroad that she is willing to go to any extent to get a visa. The one guy with visa connection in that part of rural Punjab is annoyed with Param and will make sure they never get one even to Bangladesh, let alone London. Don't ask. That drunk guy at the wedding scene is so pathetic, you want to forget it because you're surprised that Param and Jasmeet are doing the very Hindu ceremony of 'saat phere' instead of the four phere (the Lavan ceremony) around the sacred Guru Granth Sahib since they are all shown to be Sikh.
You are still trying to get around the 'women are born to bear babies' when you meet an illegal visa guy who suggests Param get married to a 'mem' who would then give him residency and a subsequent divorce for a price, after which Param can come back to India, remarry Jasmeet and take her away to London where she could work. What a convoluted way to get to work! They could just move to Bombay or something, and that would work just as well, no? Because they just show Jasmeet work slyly as a salesgirl after all that talk about designing jewelry.