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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.

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Let's get to know each other

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was originally offered the part of Amber. See more »

Goofs

When all three babies are born, the umbilical cords are not cut off by anyone before the babies are wiped off. See more »

Quotes

Jaggu: Babes, what I alway the say about Indians?
Girl: Sorry.
Jaggu: Exactly.
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Connections

Referenced in Roadside Romeo (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Salaam Namaste - Dhol Mix
Written by Jaideep Sahni
Composed by Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani
Performed by Kunal Ganjawala and Vasundhara Das
Courtesy of Yash Raj Music
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Good start.. gets a bit of a drag towards ending
19 October 2005 | by jayeshsamSee all my reviews

Salaam Namaste started off really well. Although the concept of the movie was nothing new (Remember, Chalte Chalte and few others that deal with people in relationships..), I liked seeing Melbourne on the big screen. It makes me want to visit that place. There were certain scenes I thought were really rude and against our Indian culture. The scenes between Javed Jaffrey and his girlfriend. After a while it also got pretty irritating to hear words like "Exactly" and "Sorry" over and over again. The worst part of the movie was the ending. Abhishek Bacchan seemed totally unnecessary in the movie. I wonder what made him chose this role! The ending could have been a little more graceful and all the chaos in the hospital was totally unwanted and rather unpleasing to watch. Saif, Arshad and Tania go a good job. Preity is also good but at times she does get pretty loud in the movie. I would give this movie a 5 out of 10... for acting credentials (except Abhishek) and Melbourne.


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