Salaam Namaste (2005)

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Salaam Namaste is about two Indians who have left their houses to make a life on their own, and how they meet and how they tackle their own relationships and problems and overcome them themselves without their families.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tania Zaetta ...
Jugal Hansraj ...
Javed Jaffrey ...
Jaggu (as Javed Jafferi)
Kunal Vijaykar
Ravi Khote
Kavita Kapoor
Maria Goretti ...
Cameo Appearance
Siddhant Ashar
Zeke Zidaan
Azaan Ali Khan ...
(as Azaan Khan)
Padam Bhushan ...
Bonnie Hill


The new millennium has begun and one must accept the reality that East Indians have immigrated everywhere on Earth. One such place where a number of Indians have made their new homes is Australia's Melbourne. A doctor, who does have problems translating some words into Hindi; Jignesh Pandya, who has come from Surat, India, where his parents operate and run "Archana Sarees" and has become a doctor; Ranjan Mathur who has recently immigrated, is now on the look-out for a wife, and does find one, after many hilarious misadventures, including one with a gorgeous hooker, Lisa; Then there is Ambar Malhotra or Ambi, who lived in Bangalore with her parents, quarreled with them because she did not want to marry someone of their choice, ended up coming to Australia on a student exchange program, studies medicine, but lands a job as a radio announcer with 101.5 FM "Salaam Namaste"; and finally there is Nikhil Arora alias Nicki, who came here to become an Architect, did get his qualifications, but... Written by rAjOo (

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Release Date:

9 September 2005 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Cuori in onda  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£208,365 (UK) (9 September 2005)


$1,411,065 (USA) (28 October 2005)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Siddharth Anand:  the taxi driver at the end of the movie. See more »


Nick is wearing black underwear when he falls on the sofa (during the song 'Salaam Namastey') ...but when Ambi jumps on him, he's wearing his shorts again. See more »


Jaggu: Home the sweets home.
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Spoofs The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »


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Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
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It is a light comedic Hindi film with a study of "modern " lifestyle
11 November 2005 | by (sydney, australia) – See all my reviews

I have just returned from India, on holiday, and discovered that this is a film that just about everybody over there has seen. In fact many people talked about the film because I was from Australia. Because of this I went to see the film with some Indian friends and enjoyed it. It is not the greatest film I have ever seen, but it doesn't pretend to be . It is a fun light comedic Hindi film with a study of "modern" lifestyle. I am looking forward to the Australian release with English subtitles, so I can pick up some things I missed due to my lack of knowledge of Hindi.I am also anticipating finding Ben and Jerry's dark Belgian chocolate ice cream somewhere here. One thing I should advise Indian guys if they come to Australia. You may be surprised to find that most Australian girls are not so fast, and that prostitutes are not found at suburban bus stops.

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