Bollywood PG Running time: 2:32
IMDB rating: 6.2 Aspect: Wide; Languages: Hindi; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Arabic, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali; Audio: DD 5.1
Salaam Namaste tells the romance of Nick and Ambar, two young, independent Indians living abroad in Melbourne, Australia. And it doesn't start out well for them. Nikhil "Nick" Arora (Saif Ali Khan) is an architect and also the head chef at the restaurant Nick of Time. Ambar Malhotra (Preity Zinta) is a medical student and, to help pay her bills, she also moonlights as a radio jockey at Melbourne's local Indian radio station, Salaam Namaste (101.5FM). Nick is a chronic oversleeper and wakes up one day very late for his radio interview with Ambar. Ambar is furious and begins to put down Nick and his restaurant on air. This leads to a heated, insult-heavy phone conversation which is broadcasted on Salaam Namaste. This is a fun, fun romantic comedy, packed with many genuine laughs. The film follows the Bollywood formula of being breezy and slapsticky in the first half, and more somber and melodramatic after intermission, replete with many shouting matches between Nick and Ambar.