The romantic comedy film "Salaam Namaste" starring Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta completed 18 years today, September 8, 2023. The film was directed by Siddharth Anand and produced by Aditya Chopra under the Yash Raj Films banner. It was released on September 9, 2005.
The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over ₹100 crores (US$13 million) at the box office. It was also praised for its realistic portrayal of a live-in relationship and its progressive take on pregnancy outside of marriage.
"Salaam Namaste" is still considered a cult classic today and is often cited as one of the best Bollywood films of the 2000s. It is a must-watch for fans of romantic comedies and Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta.
Here are some of the things that made "Salaam Namaste" a special film:
- The realistic portrayal of a live-in relationship - This was a relatively new concept in Bollywood at the time, and the film handled it with sensitivity and humor.
- The progressive take on pregnancy outside of marriage - This was also a taboo subject at the time, but the film dealt with it in a way that was both honest and heartwarming.
- The strong performances by Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta - The two actors had great chemistry together, and they brought their characters to life in a way that was both relatable and endearing.
- The catchy soundtrack - The film's songs, such as "Salaam Namaste" and "My Dil Goes Mmm," became instant hits and are still popular today.