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Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi Review

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi Review

By BollywoodMDB Team - November 30, -0001

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi is a commendable attempt by Aditya Chopra to provide the audience a wholesome family entertainer. But let me warn the viewers beforehand. In order for you to enjoy this film, you have to acknowledge the cinematic liberty Adi has taken ? he wants us to believe that a wife will not recognize her husband after he shaves off his pencil moustache and undergoes a wardrobe change. But isn?t cinema all about bringing alive a make-believe world! So, just as we embrace a Spiderman or Krisssh, knowing very well that it is fantasy, I?d allow Chopra this expediency. Through a not-so-long-back flashback sequence, we are introduced to Surinder Sahni who, least expecting, gets to marry the girl he has fallen in love-at-first-sight with. Only problem is, the marriage is a result of circumstances rather than love or even a pondered arrangement. The end result is two individuals, with very different love quotients, set up to live life together. It is a very interesting premise and what makes it more so is the manner in which Aditya Chopra paints his characters. Surinder Sahni is a person who is as diffident as it gets, and depicts a love so pure that it is almost incredible. Shahrukh, in this avtar, excels and is at his winsome best. Your heart goes out to him as he goes about his daily chores, or requests his wife to entertain his friends, if she can, he politely adds. In this another scene, where he gazes the lunch box, prepared by his wife, he leaves you in splits. This perfect look of naivety, love & admiration has King Khan?s signature all over it. This and many such brilliant moments etch out the ingenuous character of Surinder Sahni. On the other hand is Taani, the once-ebullient girl, who is willing to forego her past self to a new life as Surinder?s dutiful wife. But even while she would pack his lunch, clean his room and entertain his guests, because she has ?willingly? accepted this marriage, she can?t love her husband and tells him so. There is a real element to Taani?s character and Anushka Sharma brings forth her predicaments with a quiet confidence. Also, praiseworthy is Vinay Pathak?s portrayal of the loud-mouthed yet sensitive friend of Surinder. Like all his performances before, Pathak makes his character believable. He has some good dialogues to boost of and he fits well in the method of things. It is he who helps Suri transform into Raj, so he can woo his better half by being the ?hero? she craves. This might seem a silly premise and it is actually that, but still Aditya manages to add some substance to it through his screenplay and dialogues. He has generously used SDIPA (Shiamak Davar?s dance school) and their actual instructors to take the story forward. I wasn?t whole-heartedly convinced of Raj?s character as it could have been depicted better from the over-the-top yet inadequate Jat that came across. Also Shahrukh?s performance of this manifestation pales in comparison to the taciturn Suri. What I thin

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