Nigerians leave harsh reviews after watching ‘Namaste Wahala’

The much anticipated Nollywood meets Bollywood love tale ‘Namaste Wahala’ was released on Netflix yesterday on Valentine’s Day, and some Nigerians seem unimpressed.

One movie critic wrote “Just wasted about 2 hours of my life watching this overhyped movie on Netflix. Namaste Wahala.”

‘Namaste Wahala’ became a trending topic on Twitter all through the night. Others seem to have issues with the many dance scenes in the movie. One person wrote ‘The dancing part in “Namaste Wahala “ was kind of hilarious to me tho. Overall the movie is 4/10′.

The movie is the brain-child of Indian-Nigerian restaurant owner Hamisha Daryani Ahuja, it tells the story of a Nigerian woman who falls in love with an Indian investment banker living in Lagos. The young couple faces a series of challenges – including their families – to be together.

The much hyped movie stars Indian actor Ruslaan Mumtaz and Nigerian actress Ini Dima-Okojie in the lead roles.

The film had a production team of more than 60 people across India and Nigeria and was originally scheduled for release in April last year. Premier was pushed back due to lockdowns and the Covid pandemic.


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