“Hello Trouble” that’s the name of the new work between two of the world’s biggest movie industries – Bollywood and Nollywood, set to be released in Cinemas April 24, 2020.
Namaste Wahala is a tale of two cultures, interwoven into each other through love. The two richest and most extraordinary cultures will merge together to create this epic work, and Nigerians are quite eager.
Produced by Hamisha Daryani Ahuja, an Indian businesswoman who has lived the most of her life in Nigeria.
Hamisha Daryani has always wanted to produce a movie and having successfully created one with her debut movie Namaste Wahala, she hopes the movie will help promote the culture or her home country – India and that of her country of residence, Nigeria.
Speaking with CNN, Hamisha said, “I am Indian but I have lived in Nigeria my whole life. Everyone loves Bollywood and Nollywood, so I thought ‘how is it that no one has done a love story between the two?'”
Daryani said the idea for the movie has always been in her head as she has always dreamt of creating something that would bring both cultures together.
Namaste Wahala features Nollywood bigwigs like Richard Mofe Damijo, Joke Silva, MI Abaga, Broda Shaggi, Osas and many others.
The Indian actors are also big players in Bollywood, with many of them having featured in successful moves back home. Sehgal Sujata, Indian actress, featured in hit movies such as Nazar, Laila Majnu and Pranali – The Tradition.
Both Nigerian fans and Indian moviegoers are already looking forward to the Namaste Wahala, with many enthused about the work.
“I’m so happy it has always been my dream as a Bollywood fan, forget that I’m from Nigeria I love Bollywood movies…” says Idris Alonso on Facebook
Matthew Joseph, another Facebook user shared the same energy, saying “I can’t wait to sing Indian song in Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa language (sic) and dance in Igbo Hausa (sic) and Yoruba way, that is the spirit…”
What can viewers expect from the movie?
I can guess that there would be lots of dance from this movie, as this is a love story. Then, there would be lots of drama and high tensions as both families initially reject their children marrying into different cultural backgrounds.
Watch the trailer of Namaste Wahala from YouTube below.
Namaste Wahala is expected to hit the cinemas in April 24th, 2020.