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.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (dialogue)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

ON DISC
1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hum Tum (2004)
Drama | Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Karan Kapoor and Rhea Prakash meet for the first time in a flight bound from Delhi to New York. They just cannot stand each other: Rhea is disgusted by Karan's flirtatious mannerisms and ... See full summary »

Director: Kunal Kohli
Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Kiron Kher
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two mismatched characters go on a wild road trip in Uttar Pradesh and, while being dogged by a policeman, fall in love.

Director: Shaad Ali
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Abhishek Bachchan
Parineeta (2005)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The lifelong romance between Lolita (Balan) and Shekar (Khan) is upset by the arrival of another man.

Director: Pradeep Sarkar
Stars: Vidya Balan, Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Dutt
Dostana (2008)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two straight guys pretend to be gay in order to secure a Miami apartment. When both of them fall for their roommate Neha, hilarity ensues as they strive to convince one and all that they're gay, secretly trying to win her heart.

Director: Tarun Mansukhani
Stars: Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Priyanka Chopra
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

It's a story about Raj Sharma who meets three young women at different stages in his life: Mahi, a small-town girl from Punjab; Radhika , an aspiring model in Mumbai; and Gayatri, a non-resident Indian student in Australia. He runs from one conquest to another only to crash into true love.

Director: Siddharth Anand
Stars: Ranbir Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Minissha Lamba
Love Aaj Kal (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An old-fashioned romantic tells his personal love story to a modern man who has just broken up with his girlfriend. Has love really ever changed?

Director: Imtiaz Ali
Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Rishi Kapoor
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Dev, a famous footballer, becomes injured and gets dependent on Riya. Brooding on his ill-fate, he gets suspicous of an affair going on between Riya and another man. Is the affair a reality, and if it is, will Dev openly accuse Riya?

Director: Karan Johar
Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Amitabh Bachchan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

International Criminal Don, Supremo, alias Trikal Anna is concerned when he hears that two of his trusted lieutenants are at war with each other. So he decides to travel to India to settle ... See full summary »

Director: Harmesh Malhotra
Stars: Govinda, Preity Zinta, Prem Chopra
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

After numerous attempts at suicide fail, a couple decide to live it up, and then kill themselves on New Year's Day.

Director: Siddharth Anand
Stars: Priyanka Chopra, Pooja Kumar, Carl Marino
Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Naina, an introverted, perpetually depressed girl's life changes when she meets Aman. But Aman has a secret of his own which changes their lives forever. Embroiled in all this is Rohit, Naina's best friend who conceals his love for her.

Directors: Nikhil Advani, Ron Reid Jr.
Stars: Preity Zinta, Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan
Saathiya (2002)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The tale of a young couple in love who elope and marry, but soon find that that marriage is not the bed of roses it is made out to be.

Director: Shaad Ali
Stars: Vivek Oberoi, Rani Mukerji, Tanuja
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A developmentally disabled young man tries to continue the work his father did in communicating with extra-terrestrials from outer space, which leads to something miraculous and wonderful.

Director: Rakesh Roshan
Stars: Rekha, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta
Edit

Cast

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
Edit

Storyline

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 (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Let's get to know each other

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

9 September 2005 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Cuori in onda  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£208,365 (UK) (9 September 2005)

Gross:

$1,411,065 (USA) (28 October 2005)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Preity Zinta is doing her radio show (in the beginning), there is a white board behind her listing programme timings, names and guests. The guest for the 2:00 show is listed as "Sid Anand". This is a reference to the director, Siddharth Anand. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Nikhil Arora: Before the babies are born, say you'll marry me
Doctor: Babies? Double role!
See more »

Connections

Remake of Neuf mois (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

My Dil Goes Mmmm - Instrumental
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Enjoyable and visually stunning Bollywood entertainment
7 July 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Salaam Namaste is one of the lightest and boldest Hindi entertainers in recent years. It is on par with any well-made Hollywood rom-com. The film addresses two very controversial issues in India: live-in relationships and premarital pregnancy, yet does not try to emphasise them or take them too seriously. It is brilliantly shot, with great production values, great cinematography, light and beautiful songs, and well-cast actors. The film is entirely shot in Australia, and the various locations of Melbourne, the sets and the beautiful landscapes are breathtaking and extremely pleasing to the eye. While it is a modern comedy, it never forgets that it is actually a Hindi film, and in the second half becomes loyal to its Bollywood standards. By the same token, while it turns into a dramatic feature, it never forgets to remain modern. The emotions of the film are reserved and not overly cheap. They are natural and consistently flavoured with great comedy.

Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta are irreplaceable and their chemistry is fantastic. They are sensitive, talented, cool and modern actors who understand this foreign lifestyle. Saif's character is quite unsympathetic, as he is portrayed as someone who does not want to take responsibility for his acts. Yet, he displays the expected transformation into someone who finally understands his mistakes very well. Preity is quite the owner of the film though. Oozing charisma and sex-appeal, she is convincing, charming and awfully attractive as the decisive, moody and lively prankster Ambar. Her vivacity in the first half and her pain and hilarious hysterics in the second are excellently done.

There are many memorable scenes in Salaam Namaste. First, the kissing and love scenes between the leading actors are surprising and must be noted. I really liked the "My Dil Goes Hmmm..." song. The scenes when Nick and Ambar fight intensively are funny and well-acted. The scene when they meet at their friends' house and the subsequent "Tu Jahaan" song are moving. The entire birth scene is exciting and funny. But my favourite scene is the "Ben and Jerry's Dark Belgian Chocolate ice cream" one. This is one of the greatest acts of the film, spontaneous and wholly entertaining. I recommend Salaam Namaste to everyone. It's not an extraordinary film, but it's a spectacular and visually stunning romantic comedy for the entire family.


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Are Indians losing moral values? ghazal84
Far fetched + against the indian culture! bio_girl
THIS MOVIE SUCKED! desaisiddhu
Breaking News waj_mir
Worst Movie ever srsrikanth
For those who have seen the movie (Possible spolier!) swmitra
Discuss Salaam Namaste (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?