Shah Rukh creates magic at box office with Rab Ne…` (IANS Film Review )
Rating: *** 1/2
No larger than life character or lavish
sets, over-the-board acting or trademark merchandise - Aditya Chopra`s latest
offering “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” is an extraordinary love story of an ordinary
man and thoroughly entertains the audience.
After the record breaking hit “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” (1994), followed
by “Mohabbatein” in 2000, the third much-awaited Aditya Chopra-Shah Rukh
venture is capable of keeping the audiences glued to their seats in a mix of
Shah Rukh proves his mettle once again with his immaculate acting and makes it a
treat to watch and appreciate the friendly neighbourhood common man in his geeky
avatar and Punjabi dialect.
Massive applause echoed in the multiplex from the scene the superstar made his
dramatic entry in the film till the credits.
Carrying both the characters with aplomb, King Khan spells his magic on screen
highlighting the flip sides of a person`s personality that every individual
would associate with.
Set in modern Amritsar, the film unfolds the story of an ordinary man Surinder
Sahni (Shah Rukh) and his attempts at winning his young wife Tani`s (debutante
Anushka Sharma) love whom he marries under unforeseen circumstances.
Binding the couple together is a reality dance contest that eventually brings
the pair together under circumstances when Sahni goes for an image makeover and
participates in the show with Tani as a loud and flamboyant man by the name of
The climax takes a turn with Tani`s realisation of her true love for her spouse.
Like other Shah Rukh movies, the movie also has a special appearance package
song “Hum Hai Rahi Pyar Ke” that features actresses like Kajol, Bipasha Basu,
Lara Dutta, Preity Zinta and Rani Mukerji grooving to the beats with a jazzy
looking Shah Rukh.
However, unlike Chopra`s previous films, “Rab Ne…” boasts of an appealing
soundtrack with only four songs in well roped in situations.
Newcomer Anushka complements Shah Rukh despite being years younger to him. She
has matched step-to-step with the King Khan in the popular number Dance Pe
Chance. She has emoted well and holds much promise.
All in all, a complete family package deal worth watching.
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Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi Synopsis
Have you ever stopped to think if the most ordinary, uninteresting, unobtrusive man
you might see on the road or around you might have a love story to tell?
Maybe not! How can an ordinary man have a breathtaking, goose flesh igniting,
awe inspiring love story of all things to tell?
But guess what - love does not differentiate between the ordinary and
exceptional, the uninteresting and interesting, the unattractive and
attractive. Because love knows no distinction. It can happen to anyone and
once it does it engulfs us into it completely and gives us those miraculous
experiences that only love can yield.
This is what happened to Surinder Sahni (Shahrukh Khan) - a simple, clean
hearted, honest man working for Punjab Power, leading a humdrum life, when he
meets his total opposite and finds love in the flamboyant, fun-loving,
vivacious - Taani (Anushka Sharma) for whom the whole world is her canvas and
she paints her own life with the colours of rainbow all until unforeseen
circumstances changes it all and brings them together.
What follows is a journey filled with laughter, tears, joy, pain, music, dance
and a lot of love. A journey that makes us believe that there is an
extraordinary love story in every ordinary jodi.