A man takes his thoroughly-British daughter to his home country, India. There, he arranges a marriage to someone she considers a fool. The daughter attempts to outwit them, but the groom quietly and patiently hatches his own plan.
Indian-born Manmohan Malhotra (Rishi Kapoor) re-located to London, England, established himself, returned to India, got married to Bebo (Nina Wadia), and after four years got a visa for her so that she could live with him. Shortly thereafter, she gave birth to Jasmeet (Katrina Kaif). Manmohan was always embarrassed by Bebo as she was fat and could not speak English. As a result, he always left her out of important occasions, while he socialised. Bebo did not want Jasmeet to end up like her, so she got her educated in an English school, encouraged to mingle with British friends, and Jasmeet was transformed into Jazz – a beautiful young woman, modern in looks, talk, habits, and heart.
Her father had set her to meet a young lad, Bobby Bedi (Ritesh Deshmukh), though the date turns out to be a disaster and Bobby rejects her. Manmohan thinks that it is impossible to get him an Indian son-in-law, although his friend, Parvez Khan (Javed Sheikh), is in a similar situation with his son, Imran (Upen Patel), who has a blonde girlfriend, Susan (Tiffany Mulheron). Manmohan takes his family for a tour in India and forces Jasmeet to marry Arjun Singh (Akshay Kumar).
On their return to London, Jasmeet announces that she is getting married to Charlie Brown (Clive Standen), who is well educated and has good friends and connections, even with Prince Charles. She refuses to recognise her marriage with Arjun as there is no proof of the wedding. When Jasmeet is introduced to the friends of the Brown family, she is subjected to considerable racist abuse (snake charmers, Indian rope tricks, tandoori chicken) as well as a quote from Winston Churchill: 'When we leave India, the country will be in the hands of goons'. During this period, Jazz becomes close with Arjun who still supports her. Charlie Brown then has a rugby match against the Indians and Arjun, the English lose and Brown is verbally racist to the Indians. Imran is then asked by Susan's parents to leave Islam, become a Christian, change his name to Emmanuel or Ian, as well as provide written proof that his family is not associated with terrorists. The film ends on a happy note when Imran decides not to be a Christian and Susan is accepted by Imran's family; Jazz realises her love for Arjun, runs away from her wedding to Charlie Brown, and goes with Arjun back to India where they are seen riding Arjun's motorcycle. While they are on the motorcycle Arjun reveals that all along he knew how to speak English.
Audio/Video Mismatch In the last scene Akshay's lips are not matching the words he is heard saying.
Audio/Video Mismatch When Katrina visits the second prospective groom in India, in her last dialogue her lips do not match when she says "I like him, I like him".
Character Error When Akshaya Kumar, speaking in Hindi, says "Teen Hazaar Panchson" magazines, Katrina Kaif wrongly translates it to "Thirty Five Thousand" instead of "Three Thousand Five Hundred" in English.
Character Error When Charlie and Jazz are at the altar the priest says, "Do you Jasmeet Singh take Charles Brown to be your lawfully wedded husband" when Jazz's surname is Malhotra.
Continuity When you first see Akshay Kumar riding down the dirt road on his motorbike, he has iPod earphones in his ears. In the next scene of him stopping his bike and approaching the car, the earphones have disappeared, as well as the sight of any iPod or mp3 player.
Continuity In the scene where Jasmeet is changing clothes inside the cab, she tells the cab driver to stop staring at her. In that shot she has her hair down. However, in the next shot when Jasmeet tells the driver to pay attention to driving, her hair is again tied back, while in the next shot after that her hair is down again.
Continuity In the disco where Jasmeet and her friends are partying, she goes to the entrance and splashes her martini on Charlie. Yet in the next shot Charlie's face as well as clothes show no signs of being wet.
Continuity In the first scene where Katrina meets Ritesh her hair is styled in a straight fashion, yet in the next shot in the cab her curls are back.
Continuity In the scene where ghee is being rubbed into Katrina's mother's hair, the pallu on the old lady's head keeps shifting between shots.
A scene was shot where Katrina Kaif wears a short skirt in a mosque, but it was removed for religious reasons.
The film is based on real events from the life of one of Akshay Kumar's friends.
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