2hrs 08mins
Dir: Vipal Amrutlal Shah
Starring: Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif

A man takes his thoroughly-British daughter to India, where he arranges her marriage to someone she considers a fool. The daughter attempts to outwit them, but the groom quietly hatches his own plan.

The title of this Indian romance translates as ‘Greetings London’. The opening titles feature a very fast and frenetic montage of London scenes and it is difficult to make much out. However, when the sequence is slowed down it reveals some interesting aerial views of London, and Waterloo, London Bridge, Cannon Street, and Charing Cross stations are all seen from the air. More notable is the shot of St. Paul’s Bridge, Blackfriars, with a Thameslink Class 319 visible in the short-lived yet attractive blue and silver colour scheme. Later on in the film there is a short scene with Kumar and Kaif taking a train to the seaside. This includes scenes shot onboard a Class 377 ‘Electrostar’ plus a brief sequence filmed at Brighton station, with other 377’s in the platform.

The aerial shots open with this view of Southwark featuring London Bridge station on the left
Trains snake through Borough Market Junction on the approach to London Bridge station, which is out of shot at the bottom of the picture. The trains are probably Class 376 ‘Electrostar’ EMU’s.
A closer view of London Bridge station
Waterloo station is clearly visible in this view. The often overlooked Waterloo East is just creeping into shot in the bottom right.
London Bridge is again seen here, this time though more distant in the extreme upper left corner of the picture
Cannon Street station and bridge is in the centre of this view of the Thames, with Southwark Bridge to its left and London Bridge to its right
As night falls in this final view of London, Charing Cross station and Hungerford Bridge are on the left, with Waterloo Bridge on the right
In this slightly more conventional view, St Paul’s Bridge is on the left, complete with Thameslink-liveried Class 319, and Blackfriars station is in the centre
Katrina Kaif is seen onboard a Southern Class 377
And soon after is captured at Brighton station with a Class 377 EMU in the background