NAMASTE WAHALA doesn’t stand out in relation to romance dramas, but it surely definitely doesn’t fail to entertain.
Written and directed by Hamisha Daryani Ahuja in her directorial debut, the film revolves round two lovers (Didi, a Nigerian woman, and Raj, a man from India) from totally different worlds who battle to carry on to one another amid the anticipated resistance from the 2 households.
Those that are but to see Netflix’s newest romance flick are suggested to not have excessive expectations. Solely by doing so can they sit again and luxuriate in this movie.
Regardless of its predictability, Namaste Wahala has some useful classes for individuals who discover themselves in comparable conditions. As a result of the reality is, we could also be of various pores and skin colors however we’re all one.
Like all motion pictures, this one has its ups and downs. Let me get to the negatives first.
The assembly of Didi and Raj (the 2 lead characters) is the work of lazy writing for my part. It was a collision (actually, they ran into one another) that might have simply been prevented. It felt compelled and created in me a sure bias for the movie within the early goings.
After their second assembly at an occasion, what the viewer is handled to is a vocal rendition (typical Bollywood type) with the lovers engaged in a full-blown romance. WTF!
Didi comes from a house the place her domineering father (performed by Nollywood veteran Richard Mofe-Damijo) needs she may cease seeing what he calls her passion as a job and turn into the daughter he expects her to be.
Raj is an solely youngster; one thing that makes his mom (Sujata Sehgal) dote on him endlessly as she by no means will get uninterested in being the overprotective mom that she is.
Didi and Raj’s blossoming affair is frowned upon by Didi’s father and Raj’s mom.
RMD performs the disapproving father all too properly. He needs his daughter to marry a person of his selecting and refuses to simply accept Raj as a result of he isn’t Nigerian.
Sehgal is a pleasure to look at, completely portraying the suspicious Indian mom who worries that the unworthy Nigerian woman is stealing her beloved son from her.
These are all issues we’ve got seen earlier than in lots of movies. However one factor I like about Namaste Wahala is that the love story is spiced by an investigation into an assault case. That is one thing that reveals the opposite aspect of Didi, displaying that she is not only a reasonably face.
Osas Ighodaro (a well known face in Nollywood) performs Preemo, Didi’s father’s firm lawyer who clearly loathes Didi and all the time seems to be for each alternative to verbally abuse her.
The rivalry between Didi and Preemo works properly as I loved the best way it performed out. Ighodaro makes use of her brief screentime to her benefit, leaving a long-lasting impression.
Now, the scene the place Ernest (Didi’s father) meets Raj was not properly executed for my part. It clearly confirmed the previous holding the drink he gulped in his mouth. It was arduous for me to guess what he meant to do and when he truly spat on the ground on seeing Raj, I laughed in amusement.
There are another lapses however they aren’t so important to say. Now, let’s get to the great components.
Broda Shaggi’s cameo look is a much-needed balm as his banter with Raj’s mom is (to me) top-of-the-line comedian moments of the movie. His character embodies the everyday Lagos driver who’s foul-mouthed and uncouth.
Despite the fact that the romance between Didi and Raj is rushed, the chemistry between the actors taking part in them is plain. I ended up rooting for them.
Ini Dima-Okojie made me overlook my bias along with her appearing. She confirmed me that Didi is a robust lady who doesn’t simply conform to the whims of her overbearing father.
Joke Silva additionally shines as Didi’s mom. The scene the place she clashes with Meera (Didi’s mum) was enjoyable to look at. Although I really feel she ought to have been extra utilized, I’m joyful to say she didn’t disappoint.
Ruslaan Mumtaz as Raj additionally impressed me. However then once more, when have I ever not been impressed by a number one Indian?
The comedian ingredient works properly, although it may have been toned down in just a few scenes.
Conclusively, Namaste Wahala doesn’t carry something new to the desk. However utilizing an age-old system but once more isn’t all dangerous. Apart from, it’s meant to be an entertaining love story and it really works properly in that regard.