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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 ...
Jaggu (as Javed Jafferi)
Kunal Vijaykar
Ravi Khote
Kavita Kapoor
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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Abhishek Bachchan is the narrator and makes a special appearance as a doctor towards the end of the film. See more »


When Arshad Warsi and Tania Zaetta get married and run into their wedding car, the reflection of the crane above is visible in the car's windscreen. See more »


Ambar Malhotra: From this day forward, you have absolutely NO responsibility towards me and this child. You want to be free? You're free!
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Remake of Neuf mois (1994) See more »


My Dil Goes Mmmm - Instrumental
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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28 September 2005 | by (Kuwait, Kuwait) – See all my reviews

Though a well made movie...with well known & established actors (Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta, Arshad Warsi...etc)...good direction... The story of unmarried couples living together is unusual in Hindi cinema, but unfortunately nothing is original about it.

This is another Bollywood re-make of a Hollywood movie, and this time it is "Nine Months", a movie which was released (10) years ago in 1995 with Hugh Grant & Julianne Moore.

The million dollar question is: why is Bollywood still remaking Hollywood movies which were released over 10 years ago with big budgets, big star-cast...etc? There seems to be a shortfall of creativity amongst directors & story writer in Bollywood. The next question is: why do big stars accept such movies? is it money? easier roles (being copycats)? This is unforgivable I must say to take people for a ride.

A good advice for Bollywood's filmmakers...try something original at least.

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