Friday, January 26, 2007

Review of Salaam-e-Ishq from Times Now

Salaam-e-Ishq is the new movie and it is expected to do well in the box office. At the moment, Guru is dominating the box office. It will be interesting to see if Salaam-e-Ishq can put an end to the rule of Guru. On the other hand, it is the time for looking at the reviews. Times Now has a nice review of Salaam-e-Ishq written by Naomi Datta. In the review, Datta wrote:

First things first, if you haven’t got the point yet, Nikhil Advani needs to prune the film – by a good thirty minutes or so. He’s already dropped one song, Mera Dil Mera – which is a pity because it was a nice number, but well, never mind! He could have done without the Sohail- Isha track completely because it is unconnected to the rest of the film and not really needed except for the odd laugh or two, but now, well, never mind!

Never mind – because for the most part, Advani gets most things right in his second outing. The film works as a commercial mainstream entertainer – it is popular, yet at most times manages to be quite irreverent most deftly. Especially, Akshaye Khanna’s character which has an inimitable take on love and relationships – and has the audience laughing along in complete approval. Salaam- e- Ishq works because it doesn’t take itself too seriously – it is really not trying to be a deeply meaningful take on love – it is candy floss but with a great sense of humour. It is entertaining. It has some nice songs and stars – if only it were not so long, but then again, never mind!

Go ahead and read the full review from the website. It is a nice written review of Salaam-e-Ishq. After reading the review, I really wish to enjoy the movie.