Salaam Namaste -- Movie from India

@Canellita (12051)
United States
June 4, 2009 12:45pm CST
Last night we watched a movie, Salaam Namaste. It is about these two people who drive each other nuts but somehow end up living together. If I had seen this a few days sooner I would have added this one to my helium article on movies for people who hate Valentines Day. It was really funny, though a little hard to follow some times even with the subtitles because the people spoke so fast and they switched back and forth between English and another language. A couple of the characters were a bit extreme in the stereotypical sense and some of the physical comedy was a bit much but we enjoyed it and we laughed a lot. Has anyone else seen this movie?
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@zed_k4 (17619)
• Singapore
11 Jun 09
This sounds like a good Hindi movie. I think from the title it is a Hindi movie. I love both Tamil and Hindi movies, because my parents love to watch them too, since I was young. Therefore, I've developed the habit to watch. Also, I also love other foreign movies like in French, Italian and whatnot. Thanks for sharing this.
@Canellita (12051)
• United States
11 Jun 09
I am really not sure what qualifies someone as Hindi but the characters are supposed to be Indians living in Australia.
@zed_k4 (17619)
• Singapore
13 Jun 09
Not someone, but the language being used I think is Hindi. If I'm right; I'm no linguist.. I love both Tamil movies and Hindi movies...
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@Canellita (12051)
• United States
16 Jun 09
It would be nice to know how to recognize the languages and the differences but it's not like you can just grab a Berlitz tape. Are your parents Indian? You stated previously that they like to watch Tamil and Hindi movies.
• United States
4 Jun 09
I don't really like watching Hindi movies. I find them weird when so many people start dancing to a song like they rehearsed it but they make it look like and normal everyday thing which I find totally unrealistic.
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@Canellita (12051)
• United States
4 Jun 09
That part is a bit much sometimes but I was big on classic American movie musicals when I was young. The ones from India are really interesting because it's like watching a long music video or something.
• United States
4 Jun 09
That's true.
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@Jemina (5773)
4 Jun 09
Sounds like a very good movie to tickle my bones. I have never heard of it but I will sure check it out and let you know how I find it. I'm sure my husband and I are going to enjoy it.
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@Canellita (12051)
• United States
23 Jul 09
Did you ever get a chance to watch the movie?
@sanuanu (11235)
• India
4 Jun 09
Oh, I am glad that you found tht movie intersting. I am from India and I hd watched this movie a couple of year ago. I love this movie's actress, Preity Zinta, she is one of my favorite film star. Her smile is the best smile in Indian film industry. I have seen it and it say something about live in relationship. I don't remember, do they end up marrying each other?
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@Canellita (12051)
• United States
4 Jun 09
They move in together and she ends up pregnant. Nick doesn't want to wed or have kids so they fight for a while until he comes to his senses, lol. Preity is very pretty. I saw another movie called "Finding Preet" based on a true story and I think the female star had the same name. The meaning has something to do with love, right?
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