At the halfway mark, things I like best about Salaam-e-Ishq:
-- Bagpipes! Okay, that's cheating. I liked the bagpipes in the title tune long before I saw the movie. They're still really fun to hear.
-- A mellower Govinda, singing the "Dream Girl" theme.
-- The American girl he meets up with loses all her belongings except her Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary. It looks like the same edition as mine, which made me go "squee!"
-- When Priyanka creates a fake boyfriend, she names him "Rahul." (Hmm...naam to suna hoga).
-- So far, I actually think Salman Khan is funny.
Speaking of the Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary, I don't really see how they get "Love's Sweet Salute" out of "Salaam-e-Ishq." Admittedly, I'm no expert, but turning the "e" into the adjective "sweet" seems like a real stretch, and the result sounds like either a body spray from the 1970s, or one of those inspirational romance novels about pioneer life. As Morrissey once said, "And neither one particularly appeals to me."
P.S.: And I had to check the IMDB, but I really love that I was right, and it's Tinnu Anand playing Priyanka's manager, Babu. I was like, isn't that one of the guys who was boogying in the audience during the "Bump Up the Bhang-ee-la" number from Ram Jaane? (Okay, the title is really "Pump Up the Bhangra," but that's how I hear it). Definitely one of my top favorite Shah Rukh picturizations! In addition, I say to the IMDB: WTF? He directed Duniya Meri Jeb Mein? One of the most delirously, deliciously nutty masala films I've ever seen? Who IS this mystery man?