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Salaam Namaste (2005)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 9 September 2005 (India)
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A quirky take on life and relationships as it looks at a fairy tale with a bit of a squint and an endearing look at what being in love really means.

Director:

Siddharth Anand

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Saif Ali Khan ... Nikhil 'Nick' Arora
Preity Zinta ... Ambar "Ambi" Malhotra
Arshad Warsi ... Ranjan "Ron" Mathur
Javed Jaffrey ... Jaggu (as Javed Jafferi)
Jugal Hansraj ... Jignesh Pandya
Tania Zaetta Tania Zaetta ... Cathy R. Mathur
Kunal Vijaykar Kunal Vijaykar
Ravi Khote Ravi Khote
Kavita Kapoor Kavita Kapoor
Maria Goretti ... Cameo Appearance
Siddhant Ashar Siddhant Ashar
Zeke Zidaan Zeke Zidaan
Azaan Ali Khan Azaan Ali Khan ... (as Azaan Khan)
Padam Bhushan Padam Bhushan ... Chef
Bonnie Hill Bonnie Hill
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Storyline

Falling in love. It's very easy to do. Being in love - now that's the tough part. Nick (Saif Ali Khan) - He's a chef. Ambar (Preity Zinta) - She's a Radio Jockey. They're young, they're cool, they're independent -and together they make the PERFECT pair. Or do they? Surrounded by quirky friends, bosses and landlords but far away from home. Nick and Ambar take a huge leap of faith as they decide to move in together. And now they must tiptoe towards getting to know each other? They are attracted to each other - but they fight. They live together, but as friends, in different rooms. They're in a relationship - but then again they're not. They seem to want the same things, but it seems that they have very little in common. Between all this chaos, they find out that Ambar is pregnant. Nick doesn't want the baby. How the two handle this dilemma is what will decide the direction this relationship will take and be the real test of their love. So are they really made for each other? Are they ... Written by Official Source

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Taglines:

Let's get to know each other

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

9 September 2005 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuori in onda See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

INR 109,500,000 (India), 16 September 2005

Opening Weekend USA:

$504,897, 11 September 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,411,065, 30 October 2005
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The role of the woman and her baby that Nick meets in the bookshop was played by Maria Goretti, Arshad Warsi's wife and Zeke, his son as they happened to be in Melbourne while the crew was filming. See more »

Goofs

Before Nick puts the ring on Amber's finger, it is already there. Suddenly Nick has it in his hand, and puts it back on Amber's finger See more »

Quotes

Nikhil Arora: ...and, I'm in love with you.
Ambar Malhotra: You can't be in love with me
Nikhil Arora: Why, what's wrong with you?
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Connections

Referenced in Roadside Romeo (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Whats Goin' On
Written by Jaideep Sahni
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Kunal Ganjawala and Sunidhi Chauhan
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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Making of a typical Indian romantic comedy.
13 September 2005 | by jisinghSee all my reviews

How they came up with this movie:

Aditya: ...But you know it gotta be new.

Siddharth: Lets see what we can do? How about a new location?

A: Oh yes! In the past movies, We've been to London, new york, LA.. how about Melbourne this time?

S: Fantastic! and we can have a couple of beach songs there, you know thats the latest trend these days.

A: OK Lets talk about the story. I've an idea, lets do a different kind of romantic movie.

S: What different?

A: How about if we make a modern day love story, girl and boy both living outside India. That way we can also capture those NRI sentiments you know?

S: Whoa whoa. But that we have already seen in so many other movies lately. Need to add something more to it.

A: How about if the boy and the girl live together?

S: Live-in relationships? Indian audience will never accept that.

A: Ha! They are going' to jump on it, it will be a fresh story, wholly new idea, you know. Boy and girl stay together, fall in love, have sex, and then the girl becomes pregnant.

S: You are talking about "nine-months"?

A: whatever! how many in India have watched nine months? forget it. people are just going to love the idea.

S: OK so the story is finalized. What about the music?

A: Yeh, we need one or two dance item numbers, one wedding song?

S: why a wedding song?

A: You don't understand! its that superstition thing!

S: OK OK! But how are we going to have dance numbers when the heroine is pregnant?

A: Don't worry! Audience won't care. They come only to see the dance and songs. Nobody gives a damn even if she dances while giving birth to her baby.

A: I've got this gut feeling, in last movie remember, people loved the comedy. We have to have that in this movie too.

S: But its a serious movie. How can it have comedy?

A: Then arrange some part time TV actor. You know those anchors, they can speak so much on the spot you don't even need to worry about writing dialogs for them.

S: Thats fine. How about the cast?

A: Lets see, Preity is hot these day. See if we get dates from Preity, else go for Rani. Male actor, I don't think Shahrukh is that good after Swades. and Aamir, just don't approach him, he'll demand the god-damn script first.

S: Then how about Saif.

A: He'll do. Anything else?

S: We'll see that on the sets. Lets start working on it.


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