Last night, like old times, I decided to rent a Hindi movie. The movie I chose was by Nikhil Advani – Salaam E Ishq.
The film is based on another film which I love and own: Love Actually. Basically, like Love Actually, it tries to weave together 6 different love stories. The film features an all-star cast, Priyanka Chopra, John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Sallu Mian, Govinda, Sohail Khan/Isha, and Akshaye Khanna.
I give the film a nod for great cinematography, and beautiful costumes. However, the 6 different stories did not tie together as much as I would have liked. I wish they would have elaborated on Govinda’s story. That would have been great…To me his acting as well as John Abraham shut it down. The rest were kind of mediocre in this film.
FYI: Please make yourself comfortable the movie ran for 3 hours and 30 min. Also, keep a tissue box close to your hand. You will need it ( As usual with Hindi films). I often wonder when the creators of the film come together, is their main goal : “How can we make our audience cry?”
All in all, if you’ve got some time on your hands, and you’re looking for a light-hearted film this is a great choice.
Official Website: http://www.salaam-e-ishq.com/
Take a look at one of the musical performances in the film below: